Cape May’s Stockton Seaview announces course renovation

February 19, 2014 in News by thestarter

New Jersey’s Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club course renovation: Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club – A Dolce Resort, a Troon Golf-managed facility and one of the premier resort destinations in the Northeast, will soon tee-off a new era of golf excellence when a renovation to the famed Bay Course is completed on April 1 for the start of the 2014 golf season…. Highlighting the Bay Course renovation are new tee boxes on the fourth, fifth, 10th and 12th holes, which will add 150 yards in overall length to the golf course. Also, the creation of a new bunker complex between the fourth and fifth holes will further enhance the playing experience from the new back tee on hole number five… Additional course refinements include the rebuilding of all existing tee boxes and tee surfaces on the Bay Course to create a better, more consistent playing surface for golfers; new GPS units in the golf carts; completely redesigned tee signs, markers and in-ground tee & fairway yardage plates; and new retro wooden bunker rakes and pin flags.

Wings of Refuge Golf Outing 2013

August 11, 2013 in Events and Outings by thestarter

Mark your calendars for Monday, September 23rd as we hit the greens! Join us at High Mountain Golf Club in Franklin Lakes, NJ for a relaxing day of food, fellowship, and a scramble golf tournament all while supporting Wings of Refuge Children’s Home and our mission to make a difference for the children of Haiti.

Date: Monday, September 23, 2013
Location: High Mountain Golf Club
845 Ewing Avenue, Franklin Lakes, NJ11:00AM Check-in & BBQ Luncheon
12:30PM Shotgun Start w/ beverage cart throughout course
5:30PM Dinner Party w/ wine & beerCost per Golfer: $190 (includes lunch and dinner)
Cost per Foursome: $750

Format: Scramble

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3rd Annual All Fore ALS Charity Golf Outing

June 22, 2013 in Events and Outings by admin

Guess who raised over $17,000 to benefit The ALS Association Greater NY Chapter in just 2 years?

Registration is now open for The 3rd Annual All Fore ALS Charity Golf Outing which will be held on Monday, September 16, 2013 at the exclusive Ramsey Golf & Country Club located in Ramsey, NJ.

It will begin at 8:00am with Registration and Breakfast buffet followed by a 9:30am Shotgun (best ball scramble format) with lunch, open bar and awards/prizes at 2:15pm.

If you are unable make the outing, you can still participate by purchasing a hole sign or by making a monetary contribution by also completing the form indicating your level of interest.

Feel free to email me at or call me at 914-403-0130 if you have any questions.

I hope that our efforts will continue to create awareness for ALS and give those with ALS a reason for hope.

Please forward to anyone that may be interested – golf, food, drink, and of course, a GREAT CAUSE, what more can you ask for?!

Thank you for your anticipated support!

Natalie M. Spedaliere
Outing Host

New Jersey Monthly names 10 Best Public Courses in NJ

June 21, 2013 in News by thestarter

NJ’s 10 Best Public Courses: Ballyowen, Neshanic Valley, The Architects top New Jersey Monthly’s list of best public courses in New Jersey.

The top courses in order:

  1. Ballyowen
  2. Neshanic Valley
  3. The Architects
  4. Twisted Dune
  5. Hominy Hill
  6. Atlantic City Country Club
  7. Royce Brook (East)
  8. Scotland Run
  9. Heron Glen
  10. Wild Turkey

March of Dimes Golf Outing at Trump National Golf Club

June 17, 2013 in Events and Outings by thestarter

SAYREVILLE, NJ (JUNE 12, 2013) – The March of Dimes’ 27th Annual Golf for Babies will be held on Monday September 16, 2013 at the prestigious Trump National Golf Club in Pine Hill, New Jersey. The March of Dimes, along with sponsors Continuum Health Alliance, Advocare and UnitedHealthcare, will be raising money to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Registration and lunch will begin at 10:30 am and the tournament will begin at 12:00 pm with a shotgun start. Throughout the day there will be contests for the longest drive, straightest drive, closest to the pin and best dressed golfer. After the day of golf, there will be cocktails, dinner, a live auction and awards.

The 2013 Golf for Babies Chairman is Dr. John B. Tedeschi, MD of Advocare/South Jersey Pediatrics Associates. Dr. Tedeschi is a founding member of Children’s Health Associates, LLC, now known as Advocare, LLC, one of the nation’s premiere private healthcare providers; and he continues to serve as a member of Advocare’s executive board. Dr. Tedeschi has also been involved with Continuum Health Alliance, LLC since its inception. He has special interests in asthma, allergy, ADD/ADHD and special needs children, and has often been recognized with “Top Doc” awards from SJ Magazine, South Jersey Magazine, and New Jersey Magazine. Dr. Tedeschi is currently the Chairman of the State Board of the March of Dimes New Jersey chapter.

“As a pediatrician and a dad, I know first hand the important work that the March of Dimes is doing to ensure that every baby is born healthy,” said Dr. Tedeschi.

To register for the day’s activities or for information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Gina Principato at (856) 375-8212or or Space is limited to 100 golfers.

This year, the March of Dimes, the leading non-profit organization for maternal and infant health, celebrates its 75th anniversary and its ongoing work to help all babies get a healthy start in life. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit or Find us on Facebook and follow us onTwitter.

East Coast’s first “First Green” program

May 27, 2013 in News by thestarter When the group of fifth-graders didn’t immediately moan and stare off into the sky as the topic of fertigation came up — Frank Tichenor knew he might have something. Fertigation is the process when fertilizer is injected into the irrigation water to help grass grow faster and more efficiently, in case you were wondering. Tichenor is the head superintendent at Forest Hill Field Club in Bloomfield and he figured when he started talking about the process, his young audience would lose interest.

USGA networking event to highlight New Jersey’s tourism

May 27, 2013 in News by thestarter As the summer tourism season starts to heat up, the Northern New Jersey chapter of Skal International is hosting a networking event June 19 at the U.S. Golf Association in Far Hills to bring together travel industry professionals, promoters and local colleges and universities. Skal (pronounced Skoal) is the largest professional travel and tourism organization in the world and is dedicated to promoting goodwill and friendship among those in the travel industry. Tourism movers and shakers — including Grace Hanlon, executive director, New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism, and Jackie Morales, director, Somerset County Tourism — will be attending the event, according to Cathy Trementozzi, a South Plainfield resident and Skal member. The event is meant to build on the momentum begun when Somerset County’s Tourism campaign kicked off in January, organizers said.

National Park Service seeks renter for Cliff Park G.C. according to New Jersey Herald

May 27, 2013 in News by thestarter

New Jersey Herald: The National Park Service is accepting proposals to operate the nine-hole Cliff Park Golf Course within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area with an eye toward reopening the course for public play this summer. The course, which first opened in 1913, had been included as part of the bigger effort to lease the Cliff Park Inn, but those efforts have been unsuccessful apparently because of the cost of restoring the inn. The lease for the golf course would be for 10 years and would include about 45.3 acres that make up the par 35 course.

New Jersey Herald says Bear Brook still “in limbo”

May 25, 2013 in News by thestarter

Bear Brook still in limbo: It’s been almost a year since Bear Brook Golf Course closed its doors after the owner/operator walked away from the club leaving tax debts behind, and the town is still hoping for potential buyers. While there have been interested parties, the talks have been casual and haven’t progressed enough to be considered serious.

Woodcrest Country Club property to remain golf course

May 25, 2013 in News by thestarter

Southern NJ property to remain golf course: The development firm that bought a 155-acre property in the thick of southern New Jersey’s Philadelphia suburbs says it will keep it a golf course. What was known as Woodcrest Country Club in Cherry Hill was auctioned off earlier this week.