The New Jersey PGA and Hall of Fame Committee have added two members to its Hall of Fame, with the induction of Brent Studer and Lloyd Monroe. The New Jersey PGA's Hall of Fame honors the most accomplished PGA Professionals that have served as members in the New Jersey Section. To date, there are now 36 inductees.
Studer spent over 20 years at Manasquan River Golf Club as the Head PGA Professional and Director of Golf and currently serves as the Director of Golf at Metedeconk National Golf Club. His victories include the 1989 NJPGA Assistant Championship, 1998, 2008, and 2015 NJPGA Championship, and the Clambake in 2003 and 2014.
The 52-year-old also competed in the 1994 U.S. Open and 2015 U.S. Senior Open. A 2003 NJPGA Player of the Year, Studer has received several NJPGA Special Awards, including the 1999 NJPGA Golf Professional of the Year and 2003 and 2012 NJPGA Private Merchandiser of the Year.
Monroe, a former Head PGA Professional at Spring Brook Country Club from 1968-71 and Teaching Professional at Upper Montclair Country Club in 1973-79, competed in five U.S. Opens and two PGA Championships. In addition to his seven major championships, Monroe also competed in two Senior PGA Championships and two U.S. Senior Opens. He won the Dodge Open, one of the Sections major championships, in 1974 and 1978. Monroe, 78, is also a four-time NJPGA Pro Scratch Championship winner and is currently a PGA Life Member residing in Spring Lake, N.J.
PGA Professionals that are considered are admitted on their criteria of playing and service achievements. This includes majors and senior major victories, National and NJPGA Special Awards and positions served on the Section and National level. The Section's Hall of Fame is located at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club.
Glen Ridge Country Club, which completed its 40,000 square foot clubhouse renovation this year, will host the annual Celebration of Golf October 26th. The Celebration of Golf, hosted by the New Jersey PGA and New Jersey State Golf Association, will bring together members and golfers around the state. Both Studer and Monroe, along with Distinguished Service Award winner and longtime Baltusrol PGA Head Professional Bob Ross will be recognized. A live band will be the newest addition in this year's format.
"This is my favorite time of the year, when we come together as friends and colleagues to celebrate another great season in New Jersey golf history and highlight the achievements so wholly deserved by our fellow Professionals, both on the course and at their facilities," PR Committee Chairman Mike Holiday said. "I hope you will be able to join us this year at Glen Ridge Country Club for an evening of laughter, camaraderie and recognition."
To purchase tickets, please contact the Section office, 732-465-1212. Tickets are $150 per individual.