MORRISTOWN, N.J. – A day filled with golf, food, drinks and camaraderie; the inaugural New Jersey State Golf Association's Women’s Golf Day was an utter success at Spring Brook Country Club on Monday afternoon.

“From the moment we rode in with our cars, had our clubs taken out, went down to the locker room, the putting instruction, everything was just so on-point and appropriate,” Net Stableford winner, Jackie Clark expressed.

The day began with a putting clinic with Fairmount Country Club’s Director of Instruction, Karen Noble. Noble competed on the LPGA tour for eight years then went on to teaching professionally at Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale, N.Y., Hamilton Farm Golf Club, and now Fairmount.



Women’s Golf Day was open to all NJSGA members and non-members. Home to the 101st Open Championship, Spring Brook and the NJSGA hosted 112 women on Monday. 

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“We went out on the course, tried to implement what we learned in the putting clinic, and it obviously paid off because our foursome won and I won individual net, so it was just a win-win totally! But had I not won anything, this was a win-win. It’s nice to see ladies appreciated. We felt appreciated and recognized today.”

Following play, Debbie O’Connell, motivational speaker and LPGA teaching professional spoke at the cocktail reception. O’Connell, a New Jersey native is the author of the bestselling book, “Golf Positive! Live Positive!”. To learn more about O’Connell, head to her website here. Text YES to 727-339-0106 for more information on her motivational webinar. 

“I love to really focus on the mental game of golf because I know so many people are inconsistent,”  O’Connell expressed in a pre-event interview. “We can just help their mental game and have them enjoy the game more and put less press on themselves. Not only will they play better, but they will have more fun on the golf course and that’s what it’s about.”

Established in 1921, the Morristown club is celebrating its milestone 100th anniversary this year. The club boasts a pristinely conditioned, state-of-the-art golf course and will host the 101st NJSGA Open Championship July 19-21.

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