Enter Your Team Now and Help Support Youth Across the Garden State
The second annual New Jersey State Golf Association Corporate Golf Challenge presented by Provident Bank is set for Monday, October 7, 2019, at the prestigious Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson. Regarded as one of the premier golf venues in New Jersey, Metedeconk National is known for its immaculate course conditions, championship layout, and impeccable service.
The club has hosted numerous NJSGA Championships as well as many other local, national, and international competitions.
Once again, the Corporate Golf Challenge is sure to provide an unforgettable day of golf and amenities for foursomes representing New Jersey companies. All proceeds will support the two charitable arms of the NJSGA – the Caddie Scholarship Foundation and the Youth Foundation.
The 2019 NJSGA Corporate Golf Challenge presented by Provident Bank will be another can’t miss event. The tournament is open to teams which represent New Jersey-based companies from any business sector. Each team will consist of four amateur players, each of whom must have a verifiable handicap in order to receive strokes for the net competition. For players who don’t have a handicap, the NJSGA will provide one complimentary as part of the team entry. A player needs a minimum of five 18-hole scores to start a handicap. Players opting to participate without a handicap will not receive any strokes.
In addition to the 18-hole competition, each team’s entry includes VIP gift bags, a lavish brunch before play, on-course snacks and refreshments, a corporate networking cocktail reception after play, followed by a buffet dinner and awards program.
In addition to the competition and amenities, Provident Bank and other NJSGA partners will sponsor par-3 contests with giveaways and prizes to help enhance the enjoyment of the golf experience for all players.
The event has the look and feel of an NJSGA championship. It is designed to be much different than the usual Monday charity golf outings. 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. Aggressive play is the name of the game, as the Stableford point system doesn’t award points for net bogeys or higher. So once a player reaches a net bogey score, he or she can pick up their ball and refocus for the next hole.
Because of the expected demand for participation in this year’s Corporate Challenge, the field is being limited to 26 foursomes. The entry deadline is Monday, September 30. Companies interested in combining their entry with select event sponsorship opportunities are asked to contact Tom Jaronski at the NJSGA, 908-241-4653 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ORGANIZING A TEAM FOR THE CORPORATE GOLF CHALLENGE REQUIRES STRATEGY
To identify New Jersey’s top performing company on the links, participating captains of industry will need to think about the makeup of their team.
While any golfer with a GHIN handicap can participate in the event, stroke allocations will be based on 80% of the player’s handicap. So what is the best team makeup considering the format and a golf course that has stood up to some of the best players in the state when Metedeconk National hosted the NJ Open in 2017?
Is it four players with single digit handicaps capable of making a lot of pars and birdies? Four players with double-digit handicaps who’ll get the benefit of extra strokes? Or maybe a combination of the two? What about competitive grit, stamina, and mental toughness? The NJ Corporate Golf Challenge was created to answer these questions!
The cost for a team of four players to participate is $5,000. 100% of net proceeds will be split between the NJSGA Caddie Scholarship Foundation and NJSGA Youth Foundation.
Participating players will enjoy a premier golf experience filled with friendly competition, valuable corporate networking, and delicious food and beverage throughout the day. Organize your team and sign-up now!
PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
9:00 a.m. - Arrival & Gift Bag Distribution; Brunch & Player Warm-Up
12:00 p.m. (tentative) - Shotgun Start
5:00 p.m. - Corporate Networking Cocktail Reception
6:00 p.m. - Dinner & Awards