We're looking forward to the tenth rendition of the Red Hoffman Cup Matches in 2014. Here are the important dates:
Saturday, March 15 -- HCM Groups and schedules will be released
Saturday, April 26 -- First Round, Group Matches
Sunday, April 27 -- Second Round, Group Matches
Saturday, May 3 -- Third Round, Group Matches
Saturday, May 10 -- Semifinals Matches
Saturday, May 17 -- Finals at Knickerbocker C.C.
With the addition of four more wonderful clubs -- Bayonne Golf Club, Liberty National Golf Club, Rockaway River Country Club and Spring Lake Golf Club -- the Red Hoffman Cup Matches (HCM) will celebrate its tenth season in 2014. A sincere thanks to all of you (a list too large to post here) who have made reaching this milestone possible.
The 2013 Red Hoffman Cup Finals were held at
pristine Canoe Brook Country Club on June 1
and emerged with a new champion, Black Oak Golf Club.
Black Oak dominated the field with a six-under-par 210,
besting second place Montclair Golf Club by eight
shots. Other Finalists included: Metedeconk National
Golf Club (219), Manasquan River Golf Club (220), Echo
Lake Country Club (227), Fairmount Country Club (228),
and Essex County Country Club (229).
Comprehensive results are at 2013 Cup Matches, above.
Our HCM team captains pass the hat among their team members to donate to The First Tee programs in our region. In 2013, led by Canoe Brook with an astounding $2500 donation, our captains collected over $14K. We look forward to reprising our First Tee Initiative in 2014.
2005 -- The first year of the HCM, featuring
only four (but foresighted) clubs.
32 -- The New Jersey clubs that will be participating in the HCM in 2014.
64 -- The number of four-ball matches that will be played each day of the HCM leading up to the 2014 Semifinals.
864 -- The number of rounds in April and May that will be played by the pros and amateurs in the 2014 HCM.
60 -- The number of years Arthur K. "Red" Hoffman, long-time dean of New Jersey golf writers, covered New Jersey golf. Starting with the Newark News right after five years of service in WWII, Hoffman wrote more -- and came to know more -- about New Jersey golf than anyone.
$22,000 – In two years, the amount generated by our team captains in support of our local First Tee chapters.