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Foundation Overview Founded in 2004, the New Jersey Golf Foundation, a 501(c)(3) and the charitable arm of the New Jersey Section, PGA of America, was created to positively impact lives and communities through golf with a focus on three core pillars, youth, special needs, and military, under the guidance of PGA Professionals.



Special Needs

Youth player development programs include Golf in Schools, PGA Jr. League, Boys and Girls Club and Father English Community Center.

PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere), the flagship military program of the New Jersey Golf Foundation, introduces golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.

The New Jersey Golf Foundation is committed to making the game of golf accessible for all, including individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

More than 129,000 boys and girls experience the game of golf each year in a welcoming environment under the guidance of PGA Professionals.

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Led by PGA Professionals, PGA HOPE is a proven activity that has helped thousands of Veterans assimilate back into their communities through the social interaction golf provides.

The New Jersey Golf Foundation’s programs include Els for Autism, Special Olympics New Jersey and World of Work, an initiative that provides golf industry internships and employment for individuals with special needs.

From Our Leadership

Thanks to the incredible support from our partners, donors and the PGA Professionals that graciously volunteer their time, the New Jersey Golf Foundation continues to stay atop the leaderboard. The line-up of dynamic programming for youth, military and individuals with special needs continues to thrive as we drive forward with our mission. Having helped launch the New Jersey Golf Foundation in 2004, the opportunity to give back is truly a privilege for me. It’s inspiring to see New Jersey Golf Foundation programming expand. One of my favorites is our W.O.W. program - the school to work transition career program that provides high school students, with intellectual and developmental disabilities, employment opportunities at local golf facilities. Experiencing the game in a welcoming environment is crucial as we seek to build lifelong golfers. We look forward to another strong season in 2019 – both on and off the course – as we continue to work hard to positively impact lives and communities through the game of golf.

Dan Pasternak President

Positively impacting lives and communities through the game of golf is our mission, and 2018 was truly a special year for the New Jersey Golf Foundation. Dan Pasternak, New Jersey Golf Foundation President and General Manager at Essex Fells Country Club, was named the 2018 PGA Golf Professional of the Year, which is the PGA of America’s highest annual honor. Dan was recognized for “qualities of leadership, strong moral character, and a substantial record of service,” to the PGA of America and the game of golf overall. As a friend and colleague, I’m thrilled Dan - who helped launch the New Jersey Golf Foundation in 2004 - was recognized for his selfless contributions to the game of golf. Since inception, the New Jersey Golf Foundation has raised more than $6 million dollars. We continue to make a difference in so many lives thanks to the commitment of our PGA Members, partners, volunteers and donors. We remain grateful to the entire New Jersey golf community for their continued commitment to our mission.

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Executive Director; New Jersey Golf Foundation

2 Mission 3 Leadership Message 5 State of the Foundation



6-7 Youth 8-9 Military 10-11 Special Needs


12-13 NJGF Golf Classic 14 Peter Famiano Memorial Pro Am 15 Future Female Executive Day 16 The Northern Trust 17 NJGF vs. PPGA Hockey Game

OUR CLUBS 18 Club of the Year 19 Associates Program REFERENCE 20 Operating Report 21 Partners 22-23 Get Involved

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Chris Bauer

Executive Director; New Jersey PGA

Danielle Osowski

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Dan Pasternak, PGA - President Essex Fells Country Club

Tom O’Rourke - Vice President David Yurman

Hugh Miller - Secretary

Hollyrock/Miller Marketing Communications

Director; Administration and Member Services

John Oliver, PGA - Treasurer

Mark Dharte, PGA

Gregg Angelillo

Director; Tournaments and Championships

Greg Zohovetz

Director; Junior Golf and Player Development

Christina Paulsen

Provident Bank

Neuberger Berman

Mike Attara, PGA

Spirit Golf Management

Jim Barry

Trident Abstract

Assistant Director; Tournaments and Junior Golf

Andy Brock, PGA

Mark McCormick

John Daly

Manager; Communications

Jose Sagal


STAY CONNECTED @NewJerseyGolfFoundation

Metuchen Golf and Country Club CIT Financial - Retired

Tom Flatt, PGA

Edgewood Country Club

Ryan Fountaine, PGA Baltusrol Golf Club

Mickie Gallagher, PGA

Trump National Golf Club, Bedminster

Kevin McCallen Northeast Lock


Tracey McCallen


Brent Studer, PGA

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts Metedeconk National Golf Club

State of the Foundation

$210,000 The amount of scholarship money that has been awarded to recipients of the Peter A. Famiano Scholarship, which was introduced in 2010. This scholarship is in honor of Peter Famiano, a former president of the New Jersey PGA and Head Professional at Crestmont Country Club.




The number of Secretary’s Cup victories won by Team New Jersey. The Secretary’s Cup was created three years ago under PGA HOPE and is contested leading up to the week of the PGA Championship. Each team is made up of four Veterans and a PGA Professional.

In 2018, there were over 500 hours of lessons provided by PGA Professionals in the New Jersey Section, which included Golf in Schools VIP visits, weekly Veteran clinics at the Veterans Affairs campus in Lyons, Special Olympics New Jersey training sessions, as well as lessons at the North Coast Golf Show.

The number of New Jersey Section facilities that participated in fundraising for the New Jersey Golf Foundation in 2018.

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YOUTH Golf in Schools More than 129,000 boys and girls at 221 schools in New Jersey have an opportunity to tee it up in gym class thanks to a committed team of PGA Professionals. The New Jersey Golf Foundation provides each school with an allotment of developmentally appropriate equipment that allows golf to be learned and played in non-traditional venues, such as a school gymnasium and limited-space outdoor areas, as golf programming has become an established program within the physical education curriculum across the state.

PGA Jr. League PGA Jr. League is one of the PGA of America’s most successful youth player development programs. In 2018, more than 50,000 boys and girls under the age of 13 participated nationwide. In New Jersey, PGA Jr. League presented by RWJBarnabas Health had 1,325 athletes compete on 93 teams - representing public facilities, municipal courses, private clubs and First Tee chapters. This program is under the direction of PGA and LPGA Professionals. There were 68 captains in New Jersey last season.

Boys and Girls Club With the NJGF committed to making the game of golf more accessible for individuals from all backgrounds, The Newark Boys and Girls Club golf program, presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey and the Father English Community Center, headline after school programs. These exciting player development programs provide opportunities for kids to continue their golf development with the hopes of sparking greater interest in the game. The Boys and Girls Club Chapters in Union and Perth Amboy also offer programming.

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Team New Jersey Wins Second Secretary’s Cup New Jersey’s PGA HOPE team faced an obstacle before heading to St. Louis to defend their Secretary’s Cup. After inclement weather cancelled all flights from New Jersey to St. Louis, Team New Jersey rented a van and drove 950 miles through the night to compete in the Third Annual PGA HOPE Secretary’s Cup. This event has kicked off the week of the PGA Championship for the last three years. Led by PGA Professional Pete Stefanchik of Hawk Pointe Golf Club, Ret. Air Force Airman First Class Glenn Hockman of Basking Ridge; Ret. Army Sgt. Charlie Wilcox of Hackettstown; Ret. Marine Staff Sgt. Eric Harper of Bedminster and Ret. Army Sgt. Frank Griseta of Little Egg Harbor Township, the squad posted a 7-under 29 to win back-to-back Secretary’s Cup titles. “It’s about motivation and pride in our PGA HOPE program and New Jersey,” Wilcox said, who served 14 months in Iraq and now has a 15 golf handicap. The 9-hole golf competition featured 13

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PGA of America

PGA HOPE is a rehabilitative program designed to introduce golf to Veterans with disabilities to enhance their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being. HOPE is an acronym for Helping Our Patriots Everywhere. teams of five players, representing the following PGA Sections: Gateway, Carolinas, New Jersey, Metropolitan, Northern California and Philadelphia. Each team consisted of four military Veterans living with physical or cognitive challenges and a PGA Professional, who is actively teaching the PGA HOPE program. The event celebrates the PGA HOPE program, which uses golf as a rehabilitation tool for military Veterans. The New Jersey HOPE program takes place at Maverick Driving Range in Lyons, N.J. “I’ve only known these guys for a few days, but we are now friends for life,” Stefanchik said. “This is one of the best programs that the PGA does. This is a dream come true.”

Just Rivals Golf Classic Supports Golfing Opportunities For Military Veterans with Disabilities | Peter Dachisen, a longtime PGA Head Professional at Harkers Hollow Golf Club and Vietnam War Veteran, was recognized at the 9th Just Rivals Golf Classic at Plainfield Country Club. Dachisen served in the Marine Corps from 1963 - 1967 and was honorably discharged in 1967. He was a member of the H&S Company, in the 2nd Marine Division out of Camp Lajeune, North Carolina. Dachisen’s skill area was landmine warfare, explosion and atomic demolition. He received four service medals, along with his rifle expert badge during his time of service. A $20,000 contribution from the event was awarded to help fund PGA HOPE programming by the NJGF. Because of PGA HOPE, golf has become a therapeutic part of the rehabilitation process for Veterans with disabilities. Every season, the New Jersey Golf Foundation offers weekly instructional golf clinics followed by a graduation and on-course golfing opportunities.

Dennis Walters Golf Show Returns to Veterans Affairs Campus in Lyons | Dennis Walters, a member of the upcoming World Golf Hall of Fame class, attended a PGA HOPE session to speak with veterans from New Jersey. Rutgers Veteran Golf Series | The New Jersey Golf Foundation began offering student Veterans from Rutgers University with a weekly instructional clinic in association with PGA Professional Lisa Jensen and the Rutgers Military and Veteran Engagement Programs.

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Golf Program Inspires Kids Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder Through Els for Autism

Chris Harold and Alison Seber Represent Team New Jersey at Special Olympics USA Games

Golf Industry Job Opportunities for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Physical activities for children living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are proven to improve their quality of life, while enabling them to gain confidence in a welcoming environment.

Special Olympics New Jersey Athletes Chris Harold and Alison Seber, coached by Ray Harold, represented Team New Jersey at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, Washington, July 2-5.

World of Work - the school to work transition career program that provides high school students with intellectual and developmental disabilities with employment opportunities at local golf facilities.

The New Jersey Golf Foundation supports the Ernie Els #GameON Autism® Golf Program, an innovative golf program specially tailored for individuals on the spectrum, encouraging participants to learn golf skills while practicing specific autism learning concepts including communication, emotional regulation, motor and social skills.

For Chris and Ray Harold (pictured on page 11), their time on the course at the Special Olympics USA Games goes beyond golf. It’s about savoring every last moment together.

In collaboration with each respective School District’s Transition Program, Spring Brook Country Club; Black Oak Golf Club; Roxiticus Golf Club; Mendham Golf and Tennis Club; Somerset Hills Country Club and Essex Fells Country Club participated in the program with high school students (over the age of 16) experiencing golf industry employment, including golf course maintenance, outside operations, special events and food and beverage services.

Chris Harold finished second in Level-2 Play, while Coach Ray Harold had the privilege of carrying his son’s bag during competition.

In addition to our core programming for youth, military and special needs, W.O.W. allows us to make a more meaningful impact on the next generation by introducing them to viable career opportunities in the golf business.

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Above: Students from the South Bergen Jointure Commission made a third consecutive trip to the New Jersey Golf Foundation headquarters in May. Bottom Right: Special Olympics New Jersey Athletes shine during the skills competition at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club.

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he New Jersey Golf Foundation Golf Classic, which will be entering its 13th edition on August 12, 2019, is the signature event of the year in an effort to support programming for the New Jersey Golf Foundation’s three pillars - youth, military, and special needs. Michael Setola was the recipient of the 2018 Chairman’s Award, given to an individual who works tirelessly behind the scenes to support the NJGF’s programs and initiatives. Setola was recognized at the 12th Annual NJGF Golf Classic at Baltusrol Golf Club on August 13, 2018. While inclement weather shortened the golf portion of the event, unwavering support from partners and donors was incredible as the NJGF raised more than $240,000.

A New Jersey native, Setola is President and CEO of Tharanco Lifestyles, a private holding company that includes real estate investments and an established apparel arm featuring popular brands - The Greg Norman Collection and Dunning Golf. Under Setola’s leadership, Tharanco Lifestyles has been a longtime supporter of charitable endeavors in collaboration with the PGA of America, the New Jersey PGA Section, and the New Jersey Golf Foundation. “Making a difference is what we do best,” said Chris Hunt, New Jersey Golf Foundation Executive Director. “Tharanco Lifesyles has consistently been one of the most active supporters of the New Jersey Golf Foundation since inception, and it’s an absolute pleasure to recognize Michael Setola for his leadership and commitment to help advance NJGF programs.”


CHAIRMAN’S AWARD 2018 Michael Setola, Tharanco Lifestyles 2017 Joe Abruzzo, HSBC Private Banking 2016 Pam Liebman, Corcoran Group 2015 Andy Vitale, Withum 2014 Norm Lewis, Wells Fargo 2013 Dean Criares, Sound Harbor 2012 John Daly, CIT





2011 Haresh Tharani, Tharanco Group 2010 Steve Gross, Metro Insurance 2009 John Degnan, CHUBB 2008 No Award 2007 No Award

Bottom Left | Left to Right: 2011 Chairman’s Award recipient Haresh Tharani, Chairman and CEO of the Tharanco Group with 2018 Chairman’s Award recipient Michael Setola, President and CEO of Tharanco Lifesyles, and New Jersey Golf Foundation Executive Director Chris Hunt.

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Above: 2018 Peter Famiano Recipient Douglas Huber Jr.

Junior golfer Douglas Huber Jr. was named the recipient of the 2018 Peter A. Famiano Memorial Scholarship. A graduate of Delaware Valley Regional High School, where he was a four-year letter winner on the golf team, Huber Jr. is currently attending Methodist University’s PGA Golf Management University Program. Peter Famiano was the PGA Head Professional at Crestmont Country Club for over 35 years. In honor of Peter, the New Jersey Golf Foundation created a scholarship in his name, which recognizes junior golfers for their professionalism, integrity, volunteerism and willingness to help others. Huber Jr. has participated in several philanthropic endeavors within his community, highlighted by his role with the Sport and Spirit Club, where he helped organize the successful Dreams for Kids Basketball fundraiser in conjunction with former NFL player Lonnie Allgood. The New Jersey Golf Foundation supports Doug as he follows in the footsteps of Peter Famiano and pursues his dream of becoming a PGA Professional. CRESTMONT COUNTRY CLUB, HOST OF THE PETER A. FAMIANO MEMORIAL PRO AM.

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FUTURE FEMALE EXECUTIVE DAY Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club hosted its Fifth ShopRite LPGA Classic Future Female Executive Day presented by the New Jersey Golf Foundation.

during tournament week. A select group of LPGA and PGA Professionals spent the afternoon providing expert golf instruction for all attendees, featuring a full swing, putting and short game station.

The annual event, which included nearly 100 participants from The First Tee of the Jersey Shore, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, ShopRite and Wakefern – is one of the most popular events

New Jersey native and New Jersey Golf Foundation advocate Marina Alex finished third in the ShopRite LPGA Classic, which included a hole-in-one during her final round. New Jersey Golf Foundation | 15


THE NORTHERN TRUST GIVES BACK TO THE NJGF As part of the The Northern Trust Tickets Fore Charity program, the New Jersey Golf Foundation sold 520 tickets to the first FedEx Cup Playoff event at The Ridgewood Country Club. As a thank you for selling the most tickets in this philanthropic program, The Northern Trust donated $39,868.75 to support programming for the New Jersey Golf Foundation. The check was presented by Julie Tyson, Executive Director of The Northern Trust. At a special breakfast for local community leaders, media and other officials, Chris Harold, who competed in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, spoke passionately about the New Jersey Golf Foundation and its commitment to supporting Special Olympics Athletes.

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From Left to Right: John Hoffman, President of Wealth Management – Northeast region, Northern Trust Corporation; Ray Harold; Julie Tyson, Executive Director, The Northern Trust; Chris Harold, Special Olympics New Jersey Athlete and Chris Hunt, Executive Director, New Jersey Golf Foundation.

“All these programs and opportunities wouldn’t be possible without the commitment of the New Jersey Golf Foundation,” Harold said, who was also a participant in the 2010 and 2014 Special Olympics USA Games. In preparation for the national event, PGA Professional Bill Britton of Trump National Golf Club, Colts Neck, worked on Harold’s game leading up to the week. “Bill was able to help me get back to my A game,” Harold said, who received a silver medal in the 2018 competition. “With their help, the [Special Olympic USA Games] was memorable.”

NEW JERSEY PGA VS. PHILADELPHIA PGA Twenty-five PGA Professionals from the Philadelphia and New Jersey PGA Sections put away their golf clubs and picked up hockey sticks for its first annual charity hockey game at the Ice Line Arena in West Chester, PA.

In a spirited contest, Team New Jersey came away with a win, with New Jersey Section Professional Michael Postorino of Edgewood Country Club leading all scorers with four goals.

All proceeds supported PGA REACH Philadelphia Foundation. Both PGA Sections plan to enhance the event while alternately hosting the game each year, and with proceeds benefitting the host Section’s Foundation.

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Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club

Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club, home site of the New Jersey Golf Foundation and New Jersey PGA, was presented with the NJGF Club of the Year Award for the second consecutive year.​ Special events hosted by Fiddler’s Elbow included the Special Olympics New Jersey Level One Skills Competition, PGA Jr. League Final Four, Provident Bank Women’s Golf Day and the Mixed Stix Pro Am. The Mixed Stix Pro Am presented by Northeast Lock, which is in its second year, raised more than $26,000. 18 |New Jersey Golf Foundation

Top: The Provident Bank Women’s Golf Day had over 50 Provident women professionals playing alongside a PGA Professional. Above: Michael Holiday, PGA of Upper Montclair Country Club, winner of the Mixed Stix Pro Am. Left: Tour player Kevin Foley competing in the Mixed Stix Pro Am.

Golf club donors

PLATINUM Cherry Valley Country Club Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club Forest Hill Field Club Springdale Golf Club Upper Montclair Country Club

GOLD Glen Ridge Country Club Pine Barrens Golf Club Spring Brook Country Club


Above: The Fourth Annual Kris Kringle Open, hosted at Upper Montclair Country Club, had over 150 golfers compete and dress in santa suits this year. The event raised $22,000 in 2018. Below: Assistant PGA Professionals Kyle Costanzo (left) and Chris Sommer (right) of Forest Hill Field Club raised $12,500 from their 100 hole marathon in 2018.

Deer Run Golf and Tennis Club Essex Fells Country Club Knickerbocker Country Club Knob Hill Golf Club Metedeconk National Golf Club Morris County Golf Club Rumson Country Club Westlake Country Club

BRONZE Alpine Country Club The Bedens Brook Club Echo Lake Country Club Madison Golf Club Metuchen Golf and Country Club Oak Hill Golf Club Plainfield Country Club New Jersey Golf Foundation | 19

OPERATING REPORT partners Associates

















EVENTS $503,160.03 DONATIONS $174,839.36 ASSOCIATES $112,375.00 PARTNERS $77,000.71 TOTAL REVENUE $867,375.10


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$220,829.98 $372,199.73 $11,829.81 $147,713.94 $752,573.46


47 Brand Callaway Golf Callaway Apparel Dunning Golf Golf Max USA Greg Norman Fore Seasons Golf Tours Straight Down Sun Mountain

CORPORATE PARTNERS Acorn Financial Services Burlington Carl Marks Advisors Citi Bank CIT Corcoran Group David Yurman Fried Frank Law Firm Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HSBC Private Banking Just Rivals KPMG Lawley Insurance Lincoln Motor Company

Neuberger Berman Northeast Lock Provident Bank Foundation Restaurant Serenade Ross RWJBarnabas Health Savitt Partners Tharanco Group Tiffany & Co TJ Maxx UBS USI Insurance Wasserman Group Withum

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SUPPORT US Making the game of golf accessible for all is a priority for the New Jersey Golf Foundation.

Your generous support directly benefits all of our golf programs, as well as our headquarters and learning center located on the grounds at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club. This state-of-the-art indoor/outdoor training facility enables the New Jersey Golf Foundation to offer year-round training focused specifically on our three core pillars: youth, military and special needs.

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BECOME A PARTNER Founding Partners: $10,000

• Brand recognition inside our Super Bay. • Ten hours inside our Super Bay for lessons, club fittings and Trackman swing analysis with a PGA Professional. • Integration into our newsletter. Platinum Partners: $5,000 • Four hours in the Super Bay for lessons, club fittings and Trackman swing analysis with a PGA Professional. • Name and brand recognition inside the building. Gold Partners: $2,500 • Two hours in the Super Bay for lessons, club fittings and Trackman swing analysis with a PGA Professional. • Name and family recognition inside the building. Silver Partners: $1,000 • One hour in the Super Bay for lessons, club fittings and Trackman swing analysis with a PGA Professional. • Name recognition inside the building. Bronze Partners: $500 • Name recognition inside the building.

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2018 New Jersey Golf Foundation Annual Report