MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (March 25, 2013)—Forsgate Country Club, the award winning, central New Jersey private golf club operated by RDC Golf Group, Inc., proudly announces the second annual R.A. Schiavone Memorial Cup, April 30 – May 1, 2013. This two-day, pro-senior scratch tournament, to be staged on Forsgate’s renowned 6,844-yard, par-71 Banks Course, is sanctioned by both the New Jersey section of the PGA and the New Jersey State Golf Association.
The Cup is named in honor of longtime Garden State golf course owner/investor Ronald A. Schiavone.
“As the R.A. Schiavone Cup continues on a path to becoming a great annual tradition, we look forward to greeting a field of top senior amateurs and club pros at Forsgate,” said RDC President Christopher Schiavone. “The Banks Course will be ready to challenge some of the area’s best at our second annual event.”
Open to senior (50+) scratch amateur players and club pros, the event begins on April 30, with a skills competition followed by a welcome luncheon. The action on the course will then take off with a two-man team, aggregate scorePro/Senior Scratch Championship. While competing as a team, the pros will also be competing in an Individual Pro Medal Play Championship, featuring a $5000 purse ($2,000 first place) and the amateurs will be carding the first 18-holes of their 36-hole Senior Scratch Individual Medal Play Championship. A steak and lobster dinner and awards presentation will cap off the day’s activities.
The following day on May 1, the senior amateurs will return to the club for the final round of the Senior Scratch Individual Medal Play Championship. First place will be a $600 gift certificate and gift cards in various denominations will be awarded to second place – fifth place finishers.
Last year, Metuchen’s Ron Venelli shot 143 in the 36-hole senior amateur competition capturing the top prize and the “Cup.” Venelli and his partner pro Andy Brock joined forces to also claim first place in the team division. Brooklake pro Frank Esposito carded a 69 on the Banks Course to win the pro division.
The entry fee for each pro and amateur team is only $295 and the field is limited to 60 teams. For more information or to register your team, contact either Forsgate Director of Golf Carolyn McKenzie Andrews at (732) 656-8959 or Forsgate Head Golf Professional Mark Mazzola at (732) 656-8953. To learn more about Forsgate Country Club and the venerable Banks Course visit www.forsgatecc.com or the club’s Facebook page.
ABOUT FORSGATE COUNTRY CLUB
Forsgate Country Club ( www.forsgatecc.com ) is an exclusive, full service, family-oriented private country club located in the heart of New Jersey. Forsgate offers permanent golf, sports, and social memberships for individuals, families, and corporations. Established in 1931, Forsgate Country Club features 36 holes of world-class golf, including the renowned Banks Course, designed to recreate historic holes throughout Europe, and the Palmer Course, is a traditional American design with challenging water hazards on ten of its scenic holes. The country club also offers facilities for banquet events and corporate meetings as well as a new state-of-the-art sports complex that includes a fitness center, pool and cabana cafe. Forsgate Country Club, which is located midway between New York City and Philadelphia at Exit 8A of the NJ Turnpike, is owned and operated by RDC Golf Group, Inc. For more information on Forsgate, visit the club’s page on Facebook, follow the club on Twitter or visit www.forsgatecc.com.