Junior Golf Program









PJGA Weekly News Update

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Week 6 Summary

Tuesday’s Practice Day:  We had 23 attend this week’s practice day which included more swing work at the range along with more putting practice at the green.  In fact, this week’s short game challenge involved a 5 hole putting course;  The winners were Joe Giumarello (first group) who went through the course at (-3) under par and Gage Wolfle (second group) who went through the course at (-4) under par.

Today’s Event:  Today’s competition was all about “net” scores.  We talked about using the USGA Handicap System at this week’s Practice Day with the intention of applying everyone’s handicap to today’s scores.  The Handicap System allows golfers of all ability levels to compete with one another.  Here’s how it works;  Based on the scores that a player records, a formula is used to generate a number that basically “nets” them down to par.  That number represents their “handicap”.  The player then plays a round of golf and deducts their handicap from their score to give them their “net score”.  Today’s winner after their handicap was deducted was Andrew Harley.  Andrew had his best round of the summer season today and edged out Dante Yacovelli and Frankie Sullivan for first place!   The Skill Prize winners today were Matt Pollock (Closest To Pin #4) and Carl Ream (Longest Drive #9).

Player of the Year:  The points race was updated after Tuesday’s practice session and today’s round.  Gage continues his hold on the top spot but Kevin McCarty has moved into the #2 spot!  There are still more points to be had in the month of August!  Players who finish in the Top Ten at the end of the season will be awarded with a special gift card for the Pitman Golf Course and the top player will win the 2015 Player of the Year Award.

Etiquette Tip:  How quiet are you?  When someone in your group is playing, the other golfers in the group should remain quiet and give him a chance to concentrate on his shot.  Also, remember if you find yourself around other groups while you are playing, remember to give them the same level of respect and remain still and quiet while they hit their shots.

 

 

Weekly Summary, Event 5, 7/30/15

24

Andrew Harley

28

Dante Yacovelli

28

Frankie Sullivan

30

Mike Moss

30

Harrison Graham

30

Kevin McCarty

30

Andrew Stanton

31

Joey Giumarello

31

Matt Pollock

32

Frank Myers

33

Carl Ream

33

Steven Casey

33

Matt Marinari

34

Colin Mckenzie

34

Daniel Raggio

35

Gage Wolfe

35

Casey Carson

35

Matthew Ciocco

37

Matthew Masiejczyk

38

Bobby Johnson

39

Jake Rowe

CTP #4 = Matt Pollock

LD #9 = Carl Ream

 

 

Pitman's Junior Golf Association

Official PJGA Point Standings

Player Of The Year

Through 7/30/15

YTD Place

Point Total

PJGA Player Name

1

449

Gage Wolfle

2

404

Kevin McCarty

3

402.5

Carl Ream

4

394.5

Casey Carson

5

377

Michael Moss

6

369

Dante Yacovelli

7

364

Dan Gable

8

350.5

Matthew Marinari

9

345

Chris Coleman

10

337

Joey Giumarello

318

Frank Myers

316.5

Matthew Pollock

309.5

Matthew Masiejczyk

307.5

Frankie Sullivan

304

Matthew Ciocco

297.5

Andrew Harley

285.5

Daniel Raggio

285

Stephen Casey

283.5

Andrew Stanton

266.5

Luke Carione

263

Harrison Graham

236

Jake Kowalski

225.5

Jake Rowe

224.5

William Becker

206

Jack Gable

202

Colin McKenzie

197.5

Bobby Johnson

149

Samuel Gray

132.5

Tyler Hardy

118.5

Ronin Costello

95

Pearce Costello

50

Jonathon Roll

 

 

The Pitman Junior Golf Association (PJGA) is getting ready to start another summer golf program for experienced junior golfers ages 13 through 17.  This is a great summer league to enter if you play high school golf or local junior tournaments.  The program is designed to further enhance the skills of the players with weekly drills, practice,  play, and competition throughout the week. New participants will be required to pass a written rules and etiquette test as well as a playing ability test (pace of play) prior to being permitted to enter the league competition of the program. This is to show the required level of knowledge to play without the direct assistance of the staff during the summer program. The program is to be informative and fun.

  • Monday, June 1st - Registration Opens (call the pro shop, 856-589-6688)
  • Starting June 23rd- Every Tuesday, Instruction and Practice
  • Starting July 2nd - Every Thursday, PJGA Official Competitions
  • Thursday, August 20th - End Of The Year Bring A Parent Tournament

    What to Bring-   All golfers will need their own set of clubs and each junior golfer is required to carry their bag or they may use a pull cart. The dress code for all juniors is 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 acceptable footwear.  All junior golfers should bring some type of bottled  water or drink that can be carried in their bag. Water can be purchased at the snack stand, or the Pro Shop. This is a must to drink plenty of fluids during the rounds, during the hot summer months,  to prevent dehydration. Water stations are on the course on hole #4, #8, #12 and #16.

    Cost -  $185 per junior golfer and this fee includes all associated costs with the summer program; Instruction, Range Balls, Green Fees, Prizes, Parent/Child Tournament and each junior will also receive a Junior County Discount Golf ID Card that they can use on off days to save money on daily green fee rates at Pitman GC.
    • 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. Looking forward to seeing all of you.

       

      Kevin Larson Wins 2014 PJGA Player of the Year Award!

    Kevin Larson being presented trophy by Head Golf Pro, Orist WellsCongratulations to Kevin Larson for his outstanding commitment to this year's PJGA season!  Kevin won the Player of the Year by accumulating more than 500 points throughout the summer season.  The Pitman Junior Golf Association (PJGA) awards points to each player based on their participation and accomplishments during the season.  Points are awarded during the Practice Day sessions as well as the Event Days.  Players can earn bonus points by winning skills competitions, taking rules quizzes and through their finish positions in the weekly events.

    This year Kevin grabbed the early lead and never looked back.  He outpaced Joe Bulman (482.5 pts) and Eric Schwindt (480 pts) the entire season as both these players were in hot pursuit.  Kevin was presented with the Official Player of the Year Trophy before the final event which included the parents.

    This year's group was a pleasure to have at the course every Tuesday and Thursday.  They were all well mannered, played quickly and displayed excellent golf course etiquette. 




    Player of the Year Award / Past Winners

  • 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

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