Shackamaxon Country Club Hosts Annual Play for P.I.N.K. Golf…

Shackamaxon Country Club Hosts Annual Play for P.I.N.K. Golf Tournament

National Initiative Benefits Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The annual Play for P.I.N.K. golf fundraiser took place at Shackamaxon Country Club on Wednesday, July 11.  The day included 18-holes of golf on the historic A.W. Tillinghast golf course, Yoga on the Green, a luncheon and a silent auction.  More than 210 women from the club and New Jersey participated and 100% of the money raised went directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

The event’s special guest speaker was Dana Kaplan Richter, a two-time breast cancer survivor, lawyer and mother of three, and the Humanitarian Award recipient was Gina Pachkowski, a certified yoga instructor and owner of Alluen Yoga in Cranford, New Jersey. 

The Play for P.I.N.K. day was co-chaired by Shackamaxon members Beth Hornstein and Shari Berman.  Together, and with their energetic and enthusiastic committee, they spent months organizing this special day, finding sponsors, and collecting silent auction items that would increase the overall donation to BCRF.  The estimated total donation from this one day event was in excess of $40,000.

“My staff and I were proud to work so closely with Ms. Hornstein and Ms. Berman to support them and their worthy cause to fight breast cancer and support the community,” said Det Williams, general manager at Shackamaxon Country Club.  “We share their commitment and hope that through our efforts we have helped to make a difference.  We eagerly await the opportunity to serve again next year.”

Shackamaxon’s golf staff donated golf lessons and a golf foursome including lunch.  The club also provided discounts on the golf greens fees for those participating in the event and 10% off the retail Food & Beverage pricing of the event.  Champagne was donated plus advertising in the tournament journal.

Play for P.I.N.K. supports events in 30 states with more than 30,000 annual participants turning their passion for golf, tennis, and other sports and lifestyle pursuits into substantial support for breast cancer research.  To date, Play for P.I.N.K. has raised nearly $53 million to help support scientists at leading academic medical institutions around the world.

Photo Credit: Joanie Schwarz

Shackamaxon Country Club Hosts U.S. Junior Amateur Sectional…

Shackamaxon Country Club Hosts U.S. Junior Amateur Sectional Qualifier Tournament on June 20

Shackamaxon Country Club will welcome a strong field of junior golfers who will be trying to qualify on June 20  for a spot in the prestigious U.S. Junior Amateur.  The 2018 U.S. Junior Amateur is being held at Baltusrol Golf Club, both the Upper and Lower Courses, in Springfield, New Jersey, from July 16-21.

Competitors who chose to play their Sectional Qualifier at Shackamaxon will experience a classic A.W. Tillinghast design, which might prove helpful as Baltusrol’s two courses also were built by the legendary architect.  The U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, the world’s premier junior event, is open to any male golfer who has not reached his 19th birthday as of July 21 and whose handicap index does not exceed 4.4.  The U.S. Junior Amateur field will include 156 qualifiers.

Spectators are encouraged to watch golf’s future stars compete on June 20 at Shackamaxon.

About Shackamaxon Country Club

Founded in 1916, Shackamaxon offers a noteworthy A.W. Tillinghast 18-hole championship golf course.  The par 70 course boasts one of the most famous holes in the Metropolitan area:  the 18th hole with its island green.  The club has hosted a number of prestigious events including the 1922, 1937, 1972 and 2002 New Jersey State Golf Association (NJSGA) Open Championship, the 1924 and 1977 NJSGA Amateur Championship, the 1928 Met Open, the 1955 Cavalcade of Golf, the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur sectional qualifying round and the 2016 NJSGA Senior Amateur Championship. For information on membership, contact director of membership Amanda Maloney at (908) 233-1300 ext. 1220 or visit www.shackamaxoncc.com.

Photo Credit: Jim Krajicek

What do I want to get dad for Father’s Day is always a daunting…

What do I want to get dad for Father’s Day is always a daunting question to tackle. So, Why not get him a set of Wilson C300 irons?

Wilson C300 Irons & C300 Forged Irons

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 $799.99/ Forged- $899.99

C300 (Distance & Forgiveness) iron line represents the first time a double row of Power Holes has been incorporated into our 3-GW irons. 

Five Power Holes in a double-row configuration provide maximum deflection of the face for supreme forgiveness while the additional Power Holes on the top toe and topline mean that every shot is in the sweet spot.

C300 Forged (Distance & Feel) feature soft, forged carbon steel heads with Power Holes along the top and sole to instantly add distance and more accuracy with off center shots.

First Forged Carbon steel irons to feature Power Hole Technology.

Both the C300 and C300 Forged Irons are available in Steel/Graphite shafts.

Help dad see distance like never seen before with the Bushnell…

Help dad see distance like never seen before with the Bushnell Phantom for Father’s Day.

Bushnell Phantom GPS Rangefinder

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The Phantom comes preloaded with more than 36,000 courses and provides simple measurements to the front, center and back distances of the green – along with up to four hazard/layup distances per hole.  

The Phantom unveils “Bite Technology.” Equipped with a high powered magnet the Phantom can easily attach to a cart bar or any metal surface, providing quick and easy yardage readings.

Additional features include auto course and auto hole recognition, shot distance calculator and long battery life (play up to two rounds before charging).

Father’s Day is just around the corner and what’s…

Father’s Day is just around the corner and what’s better way to take dad’s game to the next level?

Bushnell Hybrid

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HYBRID combines the latest in Laser and GPS technologies to provide better data so golfers of all levels can make better decisions on the course. The new Bushnell HYBRID utilizes precise Laser and GPS yardages allowing the golfer to see distance like never before.

The new Bushnell HYBRID takes the guesswork out of the game by displaying the lasered distances to the pin and GPS provided front and back yardage readings within the LCD.  

Additionally, Bushnell has incorporated exterior GPS front, center and back yardages to assist with correct club selections when golfers have cart path only or blind shots.

Bushnell Golf includes PinSeeker with JOLT Technology amongst the host of features offered in the new HYBRID.

Key Differentiators

1st ever integrated Laser/GPS display

Dual Battery source (CR2 for Laser, USB for GPS)

Father’s Day is almost here.  Most dad’s are always…

Father’s Day is almost here.  Most dad’s are always losing their golfballs on the course.  This Father’s Day help save that problem with the Wilson DUO Optix.

The World’s Lowest Compression Multi-Layered Golf Ball is now even harder to ignore.

Available in six matte finishes: red, green, yellow, orange, pink, and a women’s matte white finish, DUO Soft Optix balls are easier to track

The only 29 compression matte  balls on the market.

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Historic Golf Clubs Toast A Summer To Savour During a…

Historic Golf Clubs Toast A Summer To Savour

During a spectacular summer of golf, a group of historic golf clubs will celebrate a number of important milestones that coincide with The Open and the Seniors Open returning to Scotland. Links with History, which features some of the finest courses in Fife, has announced a run of notable anniversaries as well as confirming encouragingyear-on-year booking figures.

The group was formed around four clubs, five courses and a shared golfing legacy stretching back 700 years. Featuring links, heathland and parkland courses designed by some of the legends of the game including Old Tom Morris and James Braid, Links with History celebrates golf’s golden era.

Not surprisingly, the courses are popular with visitors and this year alone, the group has seen a healthy rise in confirmed bookings with May’s figures showing a 25% increase compared to last year. In particular, celebrations will be in full swing at Lundin Golf Club which will mark its 150th anniversary in 2018. Founded in 1868, Lundin Golf Club is regarded as one of the finest links courses in the country after hosting prestigious events such as Final Qualifying for the Open Championship, World Junior Open and the East of Scotland Amateur Championship.

The club will add to this tally in July when it hosts Final Qualifying for the British Senior Open which is being staged at nearby St Andrews. Commenting on the special anniversary, Lundin Golf Club’s captain, Brian Main noted: “It is a privilege to be captain of Lundin Golf Club and a great honour to be captain during a year where the club celebrates a great milestone.”

Originally laid out by Tom Morris, Lundin Golf Club is nestled in Fife’s East Neuk and commands stunning views across the Firth of Forth. Further along the coast, the world’s seventh oldest golf club is also marking an important year that is being shaped almost entirely by women.

Crail Golfing Society’s ladies club champion, 14-year-old Anna McKay, recently signed for a new four-under-par ladies course record on the historic Balcomie Links. What’s more, the club will welcome 90 of the best women golfers in Europe aged 50 and over in September as they compete for the coveted British Senior Ladies’ Amateur Championship.

With a field containing past Curtis Cup players along with winners of a number of national titles, hosting such an event is particularly pleasing for Crail’s first female captain: “It is a great privilege to captain a cornerstone club of Scottish golf like Crail,”said Pam Smith. “The club is special. To be the first woman to hold such a respected position in a year that will showcase so much ladies golfing talent is a real thrill.”

Not to be outdone, Scotscraig Golf Club has seen remarkable growth in its junior section helped in part by a new pathway scheme that has introduced the game to over 75 children from local schools. The initiative has helped the club build its junior section to over 60 members who now enjoy new junior tees, a small four-hole course and a new junior mascot.

“It’s wonderful to see the club investing in the next generation of golfers,” noted Scotscraig Golf Club captain George Anderson. “Scotscraig has a great history. It’s the 13th oldest club in the world with great names like Old Tom Morris and James Braid associated with it. But we are also looking to the future and are creating a club that has a vibrant membership, an open-door policy to visitors and encourages its young players.”

Scotscraig, which will also host Final Qualifying for the British Senior Open, was originally laid out over six holes but was extended to nine in 1888. Thirty five years later, the course was redesigned with the assistance of James Braid; a member of golf’s Great Triumvirate.

Similarly, Old Tom Morris was commissioned to lay out the original course at Ladybank Golf Club which also consisted of six holes. However, while Ladybank prepares for its 140th anniversary next year, the club is also investing in its facilities by refurbishing the clubhouse entrance, upgrading visitor and member locker rooms, improving toilets and shower amenities and introducing new signage.

The club has also signed an exclusive multi-year deal with AA/John Deere machinery to supply its greenkeeping machinery and will host Final Qualifying for the British Senior Open in June. “It’s been a busy time,” noted Gordon Simpson, managing secretary at Ladybank. “We’re making a lot of improvements both on and off the course, particularly in the clubhouse. This is part of an ongoing programme of developments across the board that will raise Ladybank’s status to where it belongs for a club with such an important history.”

Links with History is a group of great golf courses and glorious histories. The clubs involved include former Open Championship Final Qualifying venues as well as trailblazers from golf’s golden era. For more information, visit www.linkswithhistory.com.