Founded in 1946, we are a volunteer, not-for-profit 501c3 organization whose mission is to promote amateur golf, to encourage friendly competition and to create an awareness of and appreciation for a variety of courses in southern New Jersey.
South Jersey Golf Association is beginning its 71st year of providing an enjoyable and competitive tournament schedule for its members while promoting play on southern Jersey golf courses. Our cost of membership remains the same. For the price of $100, a member club is listed as a “Silver” Junior Golf Initiative Patron on our website homepage. Additionally, a member club can publicize any charity events or invitational events which we will post on our website through the day of said event. Any specials can also be posted during the length of the season which runs from March 15th through October 30th. Clubs should send this information to email@example.com. Send in Microsoft Word or in PDF. If you have any questions, please call Gail Reilly at (609) 760 - 7779.
As we did in 2016, all monies collected through club memberships will go directly into our 2017 Junior Scholarship Initiative. In 2016, we awarded generous scholarships from $1,500, $1000, $750 and three at $500 to six graduating seniors from our southern counties.
SJGA has Women’s Team Matches competition every year, with 14 teams, representing 12 courses participating. If your course has a participating women’s team, club membership is required. In 2017, SJGA is researching the possibility of bringing back Men’s Team Matches, allowing men the opportunity to compete in a match play format. Clubs will be notified if this is a possibility in 2017. If a course has a men’s league or association where there is an interest, please e-mail Jim Sheridan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, we are working with NJSGA to possibly develop a North vs South Team Match competition for both men and women.
In 2017, we will be holding 8 tournaments at different venues in Atlantic, Burlington and Ocean counties. Also, our ladies’ teams compete in Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May and Gloucester counties. As always, each year we rotate our venues, while trying to keep prices reasonable for our members. In 2016, no events were canceled. We increased our membership by drawing 75 players from courses in northern Jersey and Pa., players who were delighted in playing our southern venues.
Please join us in congratulating Roger Hoover who will be the Tournament Director for all SJGA events in 2017. John Petronis, our previous TD for many years, has accepted a position on our Advisory Board and will continue to counsel us on adult and junior golf initiatives in southern New Jersey.
On behalf of the SJGA Board of Directors, I ask you to support our mission and hope that you will join us in developing our Junior Golf Initiative this coming season.
Gail Reilly, President