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.
We are at an exciting time for Rules of Golf enthusiasts and an important time for all golfers. The R&A and USGA have announced a major set of changes to the Rules of Golf that will go into effect January 1, 2019. Ever since the first known written Rules of Golf in 1744, continuous revision and updating of the Rules has been one of the enduring traditions in golf. Fundamental reviews led to the first consolidated Rules code in 1899, a major Rules revision in 1934, the first unified R&A/USGA Rules code in 1952, and a full reorganization of the Rules in 1984. Each fundamental review had its own motivations and goals, but the common thread was that the time had come for a major review and revision of the Rules. This is such a time and the NJSGA is here to help you through the changes.
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.