|What: Intragroup Matches||What: Semifinals||What: Finals|
|When: Sat, Apr 23; Sun, Apr 24; Sat, Apr 30||When: Saturday, May 7||When: Sunday, May 15|
|Who: Your club vs. the other three clubs in your Group||Who: Each of the eight Group winning clubs||Who: The four semifinalist match winners|
|Where: Each day, two matches home, two matches away||Where: Two matches home, two away; same as Intragroup Matches||Where: Mountain Ridge Country Club|
|Format: Two-man better ball, match play, Nassau point system.||Format: Winning club of Group A plays the winner of Group H, B vs.G, C vs. F, and D vs. E.; same format / scoring as Intragroup Matches||Format: For each club, four two-man teams; better ball, medal play; best three of four scores count|
Thank you to Finals host Morris County Golf Club, for your impeccable hospitality. Your club and your course were equally impressive!
Finally, thank you to Isabel Gonzales and Brendan Komitus,
recent high school graduates, First Tee veterans, and First Tee of
Raritan Valley college scholarship recipients, who helped out
with the day-of activities. They are great examples of the
quality kids who are participating in The First Tee.
2 -- The number
of scores under par at Morris County Golf Club in the HCM Finals (by
the strongest field ever in the event).
8 -- The HCM clubs that boast a spot on GolfWorld magazine's "Best Classic Courses."
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
Jersey golf than anyone.
864 -- The number of rounds in April and May played by participants in the 2015 HCM.
$56,000 -- A conservative estimate of the caddie fees that were generated by the 2015 HCM (800 rounds x $70/loop).
$60,000 – In its first four years, the amount generated by our team captains in support of our First Tee Initiative, which donates funds to support New Jerseys' four local First Tee chapters.