PJGA News Update
PLAYER OF THE YEAR –
Congratulations to Matt Masiejczyk for winning the 2016 PJGA Player of the Year Award! Matt was committed to the program, missing only one practice day and he totaled 482.5 points for the season. Hopefully everyone in the program had a chance to either play with Matt or practice in one of his groups this year. The Pitman Golf Course is proud to recognize Matt for the award and the points he earned but more for his character – Respectful, Sportsmanship, Considerate and Responsible to name just a few. Matt is headed in the right direction in the “game of life” and golf will hopefully continue to serve him well.
Parent Invitation Event (Thursday, August 18th)
We had a great night for golf and I was pleased to see everyone enjoying the event. I want to thank all the parents who came out and played, it’s not often you will get to spend some time together playing a game with your son – and hopefully having some laughs! The competition was won by Chris Colman and his father, they scored a 32. I can always tell when Chris has a good round to post because when I ask how he played he always gets this “smirk” on his face??? Note to Chris – don’t play poker! Chris also captured the Longest Drive on Hole #7, Sal said it was a “BOMB”. For a complete tournament summary, page down to view the final results. I posted some pictures from last night’s event on our Facebook page – check it out!
I hope everyone enjoyed this summer’s program. We finished with a total of 9 practice days that included a lot of short game work and lots of balls being hit at the range, not to mention the open golf after. We also had a total of 8 competition days that included individual and team play as well as stroke play, match play and the use of handicaps. All in all, a lot of golf this season! As you know, golf is not an easy game and it does take some practice and some patience but if you can handle the challenges – it’s a game you will play for a lifetime!
If you are struggling with the game, don’t give up! The first year I started playing golf I couldn’t break 60 for 9 holes – it was a long summer with my friends! My second year playing I joined the golf team at Gateway and scored mostly in the 50’s, my friends were still beating me. The following summer is when things started clicking for me and I started shooting in the 30’s and never higher than 40. My friends no longer were beating me! If you like playing golf, put in the time to practice and play – you will be rewarded. AND, don’t be afraid to ask for help from fellow players or someone like myself, Jay or Sal.
1st Place (32) = Team Colman
2nd Place (34) = Team Masiejczyk
3rd Place (36) = Team Casey
4th Place (37) = Team Kowalski
Closest To Pin #4 = Hank Kowalski, 44'7"
Closest To Pin #8 = Matt Masiejczyk, 15’4”
Longest Drive #3 = Hank Kowalski
Longest Drive #7 = Chris Colman
Finally, I would like to acknowledge two key staff members here at Pitman, Sal Capelli and Jay Zayac. Both Sal and Jay played big roles in this season’s summer program providing help and guidance with all aspects related to each Practice and Competition day. THANK YOU SAL & JAY!
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