The HCM Finals will be held at Canoe Brook Country Club on Saturday, June
1, 2013, with tee time at 12
noon. Finalist clubs are: Manasquan River Golf Club, Black Oak Golf Club, Echo Lake Country Club, Essex County Country Club, Fairmount Country Club, Metedeconk National Golf Club, and Montclair Country Club.
The match play portion of 2013 Red Hoffman Cup Matches were held on Saturday, April 27; Sunday, April 28; and Saturday, May 4. View groups, schedule, and results at 2013 Cup Matches, above.
In what is becoming a tradition, the Red Hoffman Cup Finals will shortly precede the NJ State Amateur Championship at the same club. Canoe Brook will also host the 2013 Amateur from June 4-6, so participants in both the HCM and the Am will have a great look at the host course. The 2012 HCM Finals were held at NJSGA AM host Baltusrol Golf Club (see results at Prior Years, above), and the 2014 Finals will be held at classic Knickerbocker Country Club, host of the 2014 State Am.
One of the finest clubs in the region, Canoe Brook joined the HCM in 2008 and quickly became one of its most enthusiastic and competitive teams. Playing Canoe Brook will be an appropriate treat for the 2013 Group winners.
Thank you, Canoe Brook!
The HCM"S First Tee Initiative started last year, with the Hoffman Cup teams combining to present a donation of $8175 to The First Tee of Raritan Valley. Paced by the captains of leading 2012 donor clubs Canoe Brook and Essex County, the main goal of this initiative -- clearly achieved -- was to raise awareness of The First Tee.
The 2013 Initiative is shattering the first year figure and, at its current levels of giving, will donate over $14,000 to the region's First Tee chapters. See The First Tee 2013, above.
*****The 2012 Red Hoffman Cup Matches 1st Annual Captain's Better Ball was held at spectacular Essex County Country Club on October 13, followed by our annual HCM Captain's Meeting. The medal was captured by the team of captains Niall Handley (Essex Fells Country Club) and Jim Leahy
(Fairmount Country Club), in an event that we expect to grow in size and stature over the years.
2005 -- the year The Red Hoffman Cup Matches (HCM) started as the only multiclub, men’s, scratch, match play competition in Northern New Jersey.
28 -- the New Jersy clubs participating in the HCM in 2013. This number will rise to 32 in 2014 and -- most likely -- remain for some time.
56 -- the number of four-ball matches played each day of the HCM leading up to the Finals
224 -- the players teeing it up each day of match play in the HCM, pitting some of the region's finest amateur and professional players in competition.
60 -- the 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.