Saturday, August 17, 2019

Forsgate Country Club to Host the 7th Annual R.A. Schiavone Memorial Cup

Amateurs and Professionals Take on the Historic Banks Course

(Monroe Township, N.J.) — Forsgate Country Club will host the 7th Annual R.A. Schiavone Memorial Cup Pro/Scratch Event on its historic Banks Course September 17-18.

The two-day stroke play tournament for amateurs and the one day pro-am team event, has three age divisions for amateur contestants: 35-49, 50-64 and 65 years and older. There is no age requirement for PGA professionals.

On September 17, amateurs compete in a skills competition that is followed by Round 1 of 18 holes of stroke play.  On September 18, amateurs join their professional partner in a team aggregate gross format, which also counts as Round 2 of their stroke play tournament.  The two-day low gross total player from each age division will qualify for a one hole playoff to determine the 2019 R.A. Schiavone Memorial Cup champion.  In addition to competing as a team, the pros will vie for a $5,000 purse with a $2,500 first place prize going to the medalist.

The Schiavone Cup is named in honor of longtime Garden State golf course owner/investor Ronald A. Schiavone (1925-2011).  The founder of Schiavone Construction Company, he built large portions of the New Jersey Turnpike, including Interchange 8A, the exit adjacent to Forsgate Country Club.

“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.  “My introduction to golf and my education in the club business – from summer jobs at the clubs he owned to assisting him in their management – are owed to him, and I thought it fitting that an event should be created in his honor.”

The field is limited to 60 teams and the entry fee for the two man team is $350.  For more information or to register a team, contact Mike Furey or Carolyn McKenzie Andrews at (732) 656-8959.

For more information about Forsgate Country Club visit or call (732) 521-0070.

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