PJGA News Update
The month of July flew by and what a month it was! The PJGA has been practicing a lot on the putting green working on the putting strokes and how to chip/pitch the ball. We've gone over lots of ways to use drills to improve in these areas. This past week we even set up a putting obstacle course that challenged players in all areas of putting including direction control, speed control, the ability to two putt and even lag putt from long distance. With the obstacle course, the player had to complete the first challenge before moving on to the next one and we had about 7 stations set up. Frankie Sullivan and Frank Myers both won their respective group's challenge by getting through the entire course and winning the final playoff! At the driving range we've been working on the key positions of the golf swing as well as dedicating practice to specific shots. As far as our Player of the Year competition is going, Matt Ciocco holds the lead after this week with a total of 295 points. In 2nd place is Matt Masiejczyk with 291.5 points followed by Luciano DiLisciandro with 284.5 points. With only a few weeks left, this year's award is still up for grabs!
The PJGA is a summer program for experienced junior golfers ages 13 through 17. This program will help to further develop golf skills through weekly practice, drills, playing and competition days. As always, all new participants will be required to pass a written rules and etiquette test as well as a playing ability test prior to being permitted entry into the league competition portion of the program. The tests are designed to indicate a minimum required level of knowledge and ability to play on the course without direct assistance during the summer’s program. The cost to register is $175 p/golfer and includes a PGC Junior Golf ID Card for discounted daily rates as well as all fees associated with the practice and competition days.
PJGA Summer Schedule
- Wednesday, June 1st – Registration Opens
- Beginning June 21st – Every Tuesday, Practice Day, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
- Through Tuesday, August 16th
- Beginning June 23rd – Every Thursday, PJGA Official Event, Tee times begin at 1pm
- Through Thursday, August 11th
- Thursday, August 18th – Bring A Parent Tournament, Tee off begins at 5:30pm
What To Bring – All golfers will need their own set of clubs and each junior is required to carry their own clubs or they may use a push/pull cart. The dress code for all junior golfers will be as follows; Collared shirts are preferred, no tank-tops or cut-offs of any kind (shirts, shorts, etc) will be permitted. Golf shoes with “soft-spikes” or sneakers with flat soles are considered acceptable footwear. Golfers should bring some type of bottled water or drink that can fit into their bag during event days. Drinks are available for purchase at the snack stand and clubhouse restaurant. We will also provide water coolers on the course at holes #4, #8, #12 and #16. It is very important that all golfers drink plenty of fluids throughout their round of golf to avoid dehydration, especially during the hot summer days.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD - The PJGA will present this award at the end of the season to the most deserving player during the PJGA season. The Player of the Year is determined by a cumulative point system throughout the season. Points are earned for simply attending events and practice days as well as for quality of play throughout the season.
- 2005 Winner – Kyle Zayac
- 2006 Winner – Chad Delia
- 2007 Winner – Eric Naccarelli
- 2008 Winner – Chad Cerino
- 2009 Winner – Chad Cerino
- 2010 Winner – Nick Chilleli
- 2011 Winner - Liam Mulligan
- 2012 Winner - Tyler Reedman
- 2013 Winner - Tyler Reedman
- 2014 Winner - Kevin Larson
- 2015 Winner - Gage Wolfle
The Pitman Golf Course’s Junior Golf Program is organized and supervised by our PGA Head Golf Professional Orist Wells. The Pitman Golf Course is owned and operated by the County of Gloucester and is a service of the Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Robert M. Damminger~Freeholder Director
Frank J. DiMarco~Freeholder Liaison
Pitman Golf Course
501 Pitman Road
Sewell, NJ 08080