News and notes: Junior All-Star at Galloping Hill

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Prime Location

Galloping Hill Golf Course is a public course located in the
heart of Kenilworth, N.J., just minutes away from Newark, and a short train
ride from New York City. Originally open for play in 1928, Galloping Hill is
known as the “home of public golf” in New Jersey. Being just outside the big
city allows people from all walks of life to come and enjoy one of the best
courses in the state, making it one of the best spots to help grow the sport in
the northeast.

 
No. 18 fairway

New Jersey State Golf Association

Located inside the brand new Galloping Hill Golf Course
clubhouse is the New Jersey State Golf Association headquarters. The NJSGA made
the move to Kenilworth earlier this year, when Galloping Hill completed its
45,000 square foot clubhouse. With the two organizations working closely together,
Galloping Hill will host the New Jersey Open Championship in 2016 for the first
time in the event’s 112-year history. The NJSGA was founded in 1900 with an
original 10 clubs, Baltusrol Golf Club being the most notable, but has now
grown to over 250 clubs with 70,000 members.

 
Clubhouse from No. 9 (1)

Long Distance Travelers

There are five players in the field this week that made the
trip from other countries to come play in the Junior All Star at Galloping
Hill. These five players traversed across a combined 6,362 miles to make it to
New Jersey, but none traveled more miles than Ariadna Fonseca of Bogota,
Colombia, nearly 2,500 miles away. Matias Torra of Santa Ana, Argentina had to
fly 2,200 miles in order to compete, and we had three players from Canada that
came across our northern border as well.

 
Fonseca, Ariadna
  Ariadna Fonseca