Junior Golf Program

Pitman Junior Golf Association


Pitman Junior Golf Association, Weekly News
 

Practice Day Challenge Match, July 22
This past Tuesday we introduced our first Team Match Play Event to the PJGA.  Orist was the captain for one team and Sal was the captain of the other team.  We split the PJGA into two even groups based on handicaps and then played head to head matches against one another.  In each match a player could win one point for winning the match and each player could win a half point for each hole that they won.  After all the matches were completed, we totaled all the points to see which team won.  Here’s a quick breakdown of how the points were won;

Jarryd Ley, 1pt vs Kevin Larson, 1pt (each player won 2 holes)
Dan Gable, 1pt vs Joe Bulman, 2.5pts (Dan won 2 holes and Joe won 3 holes)
Eric Schwindt, 3pts vs Harrison Graham, 1pt (Eric won 4 holes and Harrison won 2 holes)
Chris Colman, 2.5pts vs Bill Becker, 1pt (Chris won 3 holes and Bill won 2 holes)
Bobby Graham, 2pts vs Gage Wolfle, 2pts (each player won 3 holes)
Christian Holmstrom, .5pts vs Casey Carson, 4pts (Christian won 1 hole and Casey won 6 holes)
Matt Ciocco, 1.5pts vs Joey Visco, 3.5pts (Matt won 3 holes and Joey won 5 holes)
Orist, 3pts vs Sal, .5pts (Orist won 4 holes and Sal won 1 hole)
Overall, Team Orist (14.5pts) / Team Sal (15.5pts) = Congrats to everyone on Team Sal – is there a rematch in the future??? 

Weekly Event Summary, July 24, 2014
Today we introduced another form of team play.  Each group was divided equally based on ability and “handicap” and then the format was the Best 1 Ball out of the group.  In this format, each golfer plays their own ball into the hole and the team score is the golfer who had the lowest score on the hole.  To make things as fair as possible, we used “handicap” for each golfer.  A handicap is basically a number that is calculated for each player and represents their best potential as it relates to the course rating.  As an example, if the course rating is 35.0 and my best round was a 38, the difference of 35 and 38 is 3.  I would be a 3 handicap.  There’s a lot more to the handicap calculation but that is a simple explanation.   

So, why do golfers use a “handicap” in competitions or friendly matches amongst friends?  A handicap allows players of all abilities to have a fair match.  As an example, Player A’s handicap is a 3 based on his posted scores.  Player B’s handicap is a 15 based on his posted scores.  If Player A played a match against Player B, Player A would most likely win every time.  However, if we give Player B a handicap based on his scores, then they can have a fair match and each player has a good chance of winning.  Think of it this way, if you have a handicap you can challenge Tiger Woods to a match and he would have a hard time beating you if you play the match with your handicap. 

In today’s competiton, we had 5 teams compete and the team of Kevin Larson, Bobby Graham, Gage Wolfle and Matt Ciocco won the event with a team score of 25.  Each player contributed throughout the nine holes thanks to their handicaps.  Listed below is a summary of the team scores as well as each individual player’s “handicap” score. 

Congratulations to Joey Giumarello for winning the Longest Drive on #1 and to Casey Carson for winning the Closest To Pin on #4.  Casey hit it to 67’, he missed the birdie putt but made par. 

Pace of play continues to be excellent – keep up the good work!  As a reminder, keep the greens in great shape and repair your ball mark – plus another on each green! 

Team Score Summary
1st Place (25) – Kevin Larson, Bobby Graham, Gage Wolfle, Matt Ciocco
2nd Place (28) – Dan Gable, Billy Becker, Joey Visco
3rd Place (29) – Eric Schwindt, Joey Giumarello, Jack Gable
4th Place (30) – Jarryd Ley, Casey Carson, Harrison Graham
5th Place (30) – Joe Bulman, Chris Colman, Matt Masiejczyk


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. 

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. 


Tyler Reedman presented with 2012 Player of the Year trophies by Golf Professional and Course Manager Orist Wells
Tyler Reedman Makes It Two In A Row!

Tyler had a great summer of golf winning multiple tournaments in the Philadelphia area and he won his 2nd Pitman Junior Golf Association's Player of the Year Award.  Tyler's golf game has progressed quite nicely over the past couple of years and all his hard working is paying off, congratulations Tyler!

The Pitman Junior Golf Association (PJGA) is a summer golf league for junior players ages 13 through 17.  All participating juniors are required to pass both a written test and a playing ability test before they are permitted to play in the weekly events;  The written test includes a section on basic rules, golf definitions and course ettiquette while the playing ability test ensures they can keep score and uphold the proper pace of play and conduct during their round. 



Player of the Year Award

  • 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

The PJGA will present this award to the player who displays a commitment and who shows the most progress in developing their game 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 their quality of play throughout the season. 

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
(856) 589-6688

          
owells@co.gloucester.nj.us