Banks Course

Hole No. 10 at the Banks Course at Forsgate Country Club. 

MONROE – Amateur golfers can test their skills at the annual R.A. Schiavone Memorial Cup Pro/Scratch event on Sept. 17 and Sept. 18.

The two-day stroke play is for amateurs and there is a one-day pro-am team event, with both taking place on Forsgate Country Club’s Banks Course.

Competition is divided into three age groups: 35-49, 50-64 and 65 years and older. There is no age requirement for PGA professionals.

On Day 1, amateurs will compete in a skills challenge followed by 18 holes of stroke play. The second day pits amateurs and their professional partner in a team aggregate format, which counts as Round 2 of the stroke play tournament.

The individuals from each age group with the lowest two-day total will then face off in a one-hole playoff to determine the overall R.A. Schiavone Memorial Cup champion. The professional team members will compete for a $5,000 purse, with $2,500 going to the winner.

There is a $350 entry fee for a two-person team and is limited to the first 60 teams. To register, contact Mike Furey or Carolyn McKenzie Andrews at 732-656-8959.

The tournament is named after Ronald A. Schiavone, a New Jersey-based golf course owner and investor, who died in 2011. He was the founder of Schiavone Construction Company and built portions of the New Jersey Turnpike.

“This event honors a man who contributed to golf in New Jersey, even though he wasn’t a golfer himself. As a founder of the state’s largest country club, the 54-hole Fiddler’s Elbow, and primary owner of Forsgate Country Club for more than a decade, Ron Schiavone provided the entrepreneurial vision that helped elevate the quality of the game in the Garden State,” said Chris Schiavone, Forsgate’s managing partner.

Forsgate County Club is located at 375 Forsgate Drive, Monroe.

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Christopher Lang is a freelance correspondent for MonroeNow. Previously he was part of The Record-USA Today Network and served as an editor for a decade at NJMG.

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