Next Tournament : Better Ball of Partners Match Play Championship
August 21 & 22 2018
Bedens Brook Club
The history of The Bedens Brook Club may be said to have started one beautiful fall day in 1962 when Jack and Mary Murray were riding horseback through the woods and fields of farms adjacent to their Windy Hill Farm. Looking out over the Hopewell Valley, with the Sourland Mountains in the background, Jack turned to Mary and said, “Wouldn’t this be a wonderful setting for a golf course?”
Shortly thereafter, the Bedens Brook Company was formed by Messrs. Murray, Bill Augustine, Larry Benson, Hugh Wise, Fred King and Atherton Hobler. This group assembled the tract of land in Montgomery Township, Somerset County, between Province Line and Bedens Brook Roads, which now comprises The Bedens Brook Club and the surrounding ground which is being developed into residential use. The land, consisting of approximately 360 acres, were farms owned by Atherton Hobler, who used the land for raising cattle; Bill Wellmeyer, a part of whose farm still exists behind the third hole; and Bill Doherty, who lived in the first house on the right on Rolling Hill Road (currently owned by Mr. DiBianca) and who used the land for a sheep farm. What is now the 1st, 9th and practice areas was solid with corn at the time of purchase.
In the spring of 1963, a new corporation, The Princeton Golf and Tennis Club, was formed as a non-profit organization chartered by the State of New Jersey. The purpose of its founders was to provide a new club facility in the Princeton area utilizing 160-170 acres of land offered by the Bedens Brook Company out of the 360 acres originally purchased.
Dick Wilson, one of the country’s leading golf course designers, was hired to survey the land and submit a layout for the course. He was chosen over Robert Trent Jones, who was also considered but whose initial submissions were inferior to those of Dick Wilson.
Recent Results : Founders Cup
Morris County Golf Club
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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.