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Forsgate to hold Schiavone Cup Oct. 5-6

The Forsgate Country Club will once again serve as the host to the prestigious R.A. Schiavone Memorial Cup on Oct. 5-6. 

This two-day individual/team event is open to senior scratch amateur golfers (age 50 and older) and club professionals and will be staged on Forsgate’s Banks Course, which is ranked among the best courses in New Jersey by Golf Digest magazine.

For the first time, the top-five amateur players (55 and older) will be awarded points for the New Jersey State Golf Association’s Senior Player of the Year.

The first R.A. Schiavone Cup was staged in 2012 to honor longtime Garden State golf course owner/investor Ronald A. Schiavone, the father of RDC Golf Group, Inc., President Christopher Schiavone. Forsgate is operated by the RDC Golf Group.

“The event is becoming an annual tradition for some of the area’s best senior amateurs as well as top club professionals,” said Christopher Schiavone. “We look forward to seeing familiar and new faces enjoying a great course and great company every year.”

The event begins on Oct. 5, with an amateur skills competition followed by a welcome luncheon. The action on the course will then take off with a two-man team, aggregate score Pro/Senior Scratch Championship. While competing as a team, the pros will also be competing in an Individual Pro Medal Play Championship, featuring a $5,000 purse ($2,000 first place), and the amateurs will be carding the first 18 holes of their 36-hole Senior Scratch Individual Medal Play Championship.  A steak and lobster dinner and awards presentation will cap off the day’s activities.

On Oct. 6, the senior amateurs will return to the club for the final round of the Senior Scratch Individual Medal Play Championship.  The winner will receive a $600 gift certificate.

The entry fee for each team is $300, and the field is limited to 60 teams.  For more information or to register your team, contact either Forsgate Director of Golf Carolyn McKenzie Andrews at 732-656-8959  or Forsgate Head Golf Professional Mike Furey at 732-656-8953.  To learn more about Forsgate Country Club and the venerable Banks Course visit www.forsgate.com, the club’s Facebook page or follow the club on Twitter @ForsgateCC.

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