Our Tenth Anniversary      

We're looking forward to the tenth rendition of the Red Hoffman Cup Matches in 2014.  This year's groups and schedule have been released
(see 2014 Cup Matches, above in our Navigation Bar).  
Here are the important dates:

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.

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 will reprise our 2014 First Tee Initiative on April 1.  We encourage all participants and friends of the HCM to participate.

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 for this and all other years are at Cup Archives, above.

By the Numbers:

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.