The 2022 New Jersey State Golf Association Youth Foundation Pro-Am is set for July 20 at The Ridge at Back Brook in Ringoes, site of the 102nd New Jersey Open Championship, which is held from July 25-27, 2022.
The day will consist of a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start, with lunch available at 11:00 a.m. A cocktail reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres will follow golf, at which time awards and prize winners will be announced. The entry fee is $1,800 per team ($600 per amateur) and includes golf, all food and beverage, and golf cart. Teams are typically comprised of groups from a N.J. club or course, or a local business or corporation.
Frank O’Brien, Chairman of the NJSGA Youth Foundation expresses the importance of the Pro-Am and its goals. “The purpose of the Youth Foundation is to help groups around the state of New Jersey with funds that help subsidize projects and their core initiatives,” explained O’Brien. “We’ve been doing this for a lot of years now, and it’s very meaningful to many. Our beneficiaries are appreciative of our support, and we’re very happy in doing this too.”
The NJSGA Youth Foundation benefits many New Jersey charities. Each year, a check is presented to a charity that is designated by the club that hosts NJSGA Open Championship. In 2021, that charity was the Spring Brook Country Club Foundation, which supports an array of deserving organizations in the Morristown area.
“This Pro-Am is an opportunity to bring a lot of good people together, people who support the New Jersey State Golf Association and its mission," said O'Brien. "This is also our primary opportunity for us to gather a sum of money that is the fund we give grants away to groups throughout the year.”
The foundation also supports deserving youth golf and sports-related programs throughout the State of New Jersey. This support is provided through grants, instructional clinics, and recognition through NJSGA publications and events.
Along with the pro-am, raffle tickets and hole sponsorships are sold to help raise money for the foundation.
The Youth Foundation Pro-Am is a four-player team event. Teams are formed of three amateurs and one professional. There is a team competition and individual Professionals´ competition.
In addition, hole, putting green, practice range and other sponsorships are available by clicking on this flyer or by calling the NJSGA office at 908-241-GOLF.