About - The Jon M. Pritsch Cup is played in honor of Jon M. Pritsch, a former competitive New Jersey golfer who had an impressive matchplay record in his junior career, and died tragically in May of 1991 at the age of 17. The Jon M. Pritsch Memorial Fund has raised over $175,000 and given over 100 scholarships to juniors who hope to pursue a career in golf. The Philadelphia and New Jersey Section alternate between hosting sites each year. Next year, the Philadelphia Section will host at Gulph Mills Golf Club. The date is to be determined.
The format for the Cup Matches are as follows: each player plays an individual match and a concurrent four-ball match at the same time. The first year, each hole was worth 18 points for a total of 324. In 2008, both Sections agreed that each individual match and the concurrent four-ball match would be worth 1 point for a total of 18 available points (3 points available in each group, 6 groups total).
2018 - Team New Jersey earned its first Pritsch Cup victory in four years with a 10-8 win against the Philadelphia Section at Essex Fells Country Club.
Team Philadelphia held the title for the past three years. Team New Jersey now helds a 9-2-1 record against the Philadelphia squad. Team New Jersey won this event the first eight years.
Team New Jersey swept the girls competition and won six singles and four four-ball matches.
This tournament is in memory of Jon M. Pritsch, a 17-year-old who passed away in May 1991. Pritsch was recognized as a nationally ranked competitive golfer before his passing.
This was the 12th edition of the Pritsch Cup, which is mirrored as a Ryder Cup style match play event. It brings together the top 12 juniors in the New Jersey and Philadelphia Section.
Each year, both the Philadelphia and New Jersey Section rotate as hosts. The Philadelphia Section will host next year.