BEACH/McKEON, CHANG/DOUGHERTY & McGOVERN/McGOVERN TIED IN 1ST
Egg Harbor Township, NJ - Three teams are tied at 5-under par after Round 1 of the 36-Hole Frosty Pro Pro Championship being contested at Hidden Creek Golf Club. Teams in the lead include Alex Beach & Matt McKeon, Bryan Dougherty & Peter Chang & Jim & Dave McGovern.
Fall Meeting / Education Seminar to be held at Fiddler's Country Club Oct. 31
The Fall Meeting for the New Jersey PGA will be held at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club, Monday, Oct. 31.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with the meeting set to begin at 9 a.m. PGA Members are strongly encouraged to attend the event, as it is beneficial for learning about business affairs within the Section and PGA. All PGA Members in attendance will receive a minimum of 2 PGA REQUIRED MSR credits.
This meeting will serve as a chance to provide feedback and ask about Section and National programs with the PGA. The meeting will also highlight this year's special award and player of the year winners.
The following winners are:
Player of the Year: Alex Beach
Assistant Player of the Year: Tyler Hall
Senior Player of the Year: Jim McGovern
Golf Professional of the Year: Doug Steffen
Teacher of the Year: Jason Carbone
Bill Strausbaugh: David Reasoner
Horton Smith: Keith Stewart
Player Development: Kevin Beirne
Youth Player Development: Debby Murphy
Merchandiser of the Year-Private: Kevin Syring
Merchandiser of the Year-Public: Pat Lawler
Patriot Award: Walt Baker
Club of the Year: Fiddler's Elbow Country Club
Salesperson of the Year: Joe Testa
Attire for the meeting will be Jacket & Tie. The above is in compliance with Article X, Section 3, of the By-Laws of the New Jersey Section.
Following the meeting, Jim McLean will discuss the Jim McLean System on four categories - 25 percent theory, elimination theory, fundamentals, and the building block approach. He will also review research, talent, trackman, and other teaching methods that will help instructions for lessons.
The New Jersey Section Wins Its First Turnpike Cup, 11-7 over the Philadelphia Section
Horsham, Pa. - For the first time in tournament history, Team New Jersey will be bringing home the Turnpike Cup hardware after defeating Philadelphia PGA on its home turf at Commonwealth National Golf Club, 11-7.
The win is a first for the Section since the Turnpike Cup began five years ago. Each team is composed of the top 12 Section Professionals from this season.
Team New Jersey had three first-time players on its roster, Dan Kinn, Marc Issler, and Mark McCormick. The Section won six individual matches and halved one individual match. In the four-ball matches, Team New Jersey won four of the six, and halved one.
Bill Britton and Jim McGovern clinched the victory for the Section, with each of them winning their individual matches and four-ball match.
Alex Beach and Pat Fillian got the Section its first points on the board. Beach won his individual match and the duo claimed a four-ball victory.
Tyler Hall Wins His Second Consecutive Assistant Players Championship
Hall won two Assistant Major Championships this year, and three Assistant Events. In July, Hall defended his NJ State Open title. The 35-year-old Wayne resident has also won his second consecutive OMEGA Assistant Player of the Year.