1ST ANNUAL NJ CORPORATE GOLF CHALLENGE TEES OFF OCT. 17 AT TRUMP NATIONAL G.C. – BEDMINSTER
Enter Your Team Now and Help Support Youth Across the Garden State
When Provident Bank and the NJSGA joined forces as corporate partners, the organizations identified two key initiatives to build their relationship around: developing corporate networking opportunities and supporting the NJSGA’s charitable causes. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, both of these objectives will be met when the first annual NJ Corporate Golf Challenge, presented by Provident Bank, takes place at the prestigious Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster.
The event will have the look and feel of an NJSGA championship. It is designed to be much different than the usual Monday morning charity golf outings corporate executives are accustomed to. Each golfer will play his or her own ball and individual scores will be calculated on a net basis using a Stableford scoring system, with the goal being for each player to generate as many points as possible. Those points will then be combined for an 18-hole team total. The event is open to teams representing New Jersey-based companies from any business sector. Each team will consist of four amateur players, each of whom must have a verifiable handicap to participate.
ORGANIZING A TEAM FOR THE NJ CORPORATE GOLF CHALLENGE REQUIRES SOME STRATEGY
To identify New Jersey’s top performing company on the links, the NJSGA has developed an individual and team handicap formula that will require captains of industry to stop and think about the makeup of their team. While any golfer with a GHIN handicap can participate in the event, the maximum number of strokes any one player will receive is 18, thus limiting a player to a maximum of one-shot per hole. Additionally, a maximum team handicap has been set at 60, which is the total of all four players’ handicap indexes at 100 percent.
The player and team handicap requirements are designed to challenge a team’s strategic decision-making process before they even get to the first tee at Trump National Golf Club - Bedminster. What is the right combination of players? Four low handicaps who are capable of making a lot of birdies if they’re on their game? Or a mix of lower and higher handicap players, based on the idea that receiving more handicap strokes will help optimize the team’s score over the 18 holes? Will a team’s strategy on paper play out when the scores are totaled? We’ll find out on October 17th!
The cost for a team of four players to participate is $5,000. The one-day event will benefit the NJSGA’s Caddie Scholarship Foundation and the NJSGA Youth Foundation, with 100% of net proceeds split between the charities.
Participating players will enjoy a premier golf experience filled with friendly competition, valuable corporate networking, and delicious food and beverage throughout the day.
PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
10 a.m. Arrival, Player Registration & Gift Bag Distribution
10:30 a.m. Brunch & Player Warm-Up
Noon Shotgun Start – New Course
5 p.m. Corporate Networking Cocktail Reception
6 p.m. Dinner & Awards
To reserve your team’s spot in the field and have the opportunity to display the NJ Corporate Golf Challenge Championship trophy in your company’s offices for the next year, please submit the team entry form below. Upon receipt of the form, the NJSGA will confirm your company’s entry and send an invoice for payment.
Deadline for Entry is September 15, 2018
For questions and event sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tom Jaronski, NJSGA Partnerships, 908-241-4653 or firstname.lastname@example.org