97th Women’s Amateur Championship and 9th Women’s Mid-Amateur Heads to Glen Ridge Country Club
Photo Courtesy of Glen Ridge CC
GLEN RIDGE, N.J. – For the first time ever, the New Jersey State Golf Association will play its Women’s Amateur Championship and Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Glen Ridge Country Club.
The Glen Ridge membership is elated to welcome the top women’s golfers in the state from August 1-4, 2022 as it hosts its fourth NJSGA major championship.
“The board was thrilled when I presented this opportunity to them,” expressed Glen Ridge head golf professional Tommy Monteverdi. "The President of the club and board are giving the New Jersey State Golf Association full support to make it a spectacular event.”
Both events will run simultaneously, however, the 97th Women’s Amateur Champion will be determined after a test of both stroke play and match play formats, while the 9th Women's Mid-Amateur Championship will consist of two rounds of stroke play.
The Northern New Jersey private golf club was founded by 14 members in 1894, and is known as one of the oldest clubs in the Garden State. It started as a 9-hole club and in 1918, the new 18-hole course was designed by one of the pioneers of golf course architecture, Willie Park Jr.
Throughout the stock market crash of the 1920’s, Glen Ridge Country Club remained open and in 1940, saw a whopping 126 new members join.
Fast forward to 2015, as part of their major renovation project, which featured a new pro shop, clubhouse and other amenities, the golf course was redesigned by Rees Jones in order to restore it to its original layout. At 6,158 yards from the tips, the design features challenging green complexes and tree-lined fairways.
“The greens at Glen Ridge are the defense of the golf course,” explained Monteverdi. “They’re fast, they’re undulating and being in the right position on the greens is really the key.”
Following 36-holes of stroke play, the match play portion of the Women’s Amateur Championship will feature a tougher test of golf, highlighted by forced layups or long shots over the Third River located throughout Glen Ridge.
“From a course set up perspective I think there are birdies to be made or there are going to be a bunch of pars that are going to win holes out there.” said Monteverdi.
Prior to the 97th Women’s Amateur and 9th Women’s Mid-Amateur, Glen Ridge Country Club has hosted 17 NJSGA Championships, the last being the 2017 New Jersey Senior Amateur Championship.
Please visit NJSGA.org for updates over the coming weeks regarding the opening of entries.
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