Founded in 1900, the NJSGA was formed to promote and conserve the true spirit of the game. The NJSGA has embraced that mission and today serves more than 100,000 golfers in our state. We conduct 25 men's and women's state championship tournaments, adminster qualifiers for the USGA, and conduct dozens of other competitive events annually.
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The annual one-day Compher Cup matches top amateur players representing the New Jersey State Golf Association against the Golf Association of Philadelphia. The inaugural Compher Cup matches took place in 1962.
The Stoddard Trophy competition is a one-day triangular match between the NJSGA, the Long Island Golf Association and the Westchester Golf Association, featuring six alternate-shot matches in the morning and 12 singles matches in the afternoon. The competition began in 1922.
Senior Challenge Matches
The Senior Challenge Matches include eight-man teams from golf associations representing New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and the Philadelphia area competing in a one-day match.