Next Tournament : Founders Cup Championship
August 7 2018
Morris County Golf Club
Morris County Golf Club was unique from its very beginning. Planned, organized, and operated by women. This was remarkable considering the era, a period when women were presumed decorous rather than determined. The Club’s founding “mothers,” a term used here in respect and appreciation, proved more than able for the task they had set.
Morris County was an early member (1895) of the United States Golf Association and the first New Jersey venue to host a national championship. Some fabled names in the sport have been associated with the Club: Harry Vardon, Ted Ray, the immortal Bobby Jones, Chick Evens, Walter Kozak, Elaine and Louis Gillespie, and Billy Dear, to name a few.
If a single word can describe the Club’s first century, then “determination” is an apt choice. Morris County Golf Club has endured repeated disasters: two fires in 1903 and 1915 leveled earlier clubhouses, both world wars and the Depression of the 1930’s reduced membership, and heavy debt had to be retired more than once. Yet the club has prevailed.
The reason for this longevity is not the club’s physical assets, which have evolved and altered with time, but rather what Morris County Golf Club represents. The members of a century ago sought to create an atmosphere of civility and an ambiance where friendship and sportsmanship were to be held in esteem. Their success is our legacy. Much is different, but the club’s founding spirit remains unchanged, and the determination of our current members is as strong as ever–the determination to maintain the rich traditions that are the hallmark of the Morris County Golf Club.
Recent Results : Elizabeth Goss Round Robin
July 17 – 19
Somerset Hills Country Club
(Full Results can be found here.)
The GSWGA is a non-profit organization that was founded on November 10, 1953 in order to provide statewide competition for New Jersey’s best women amateurs. The tremendous amount of interest in women’s golf in the metropolitan area spurred the creation of the GSWGA by eleven Founding Members representing Founding Clubs. Over the years we have enjoyed a steady expansion to our present relationship with nearly fifty New Jersey clubs.
The GSWGA is also an important competitive bridge between golf on the local and national levels – a proving ground for New Jersey’s most talented women.
Beyond competition, our members volunteer a significant amount of their time to such organizations as the USGA, NJSGA, WMGA and the Women’s Trenton District GA. In addition, many of our members have been honored by these and other organizations for their extraordinary service the the game of golf.