40th Mid-Amateur Championship Heads to Deal G & CC

40th Mid-Amateur Championship Heads to Deal G & CC

No. 14 at Deal G&CC

DEAL, N.J. – Deal Golf & Country Club will welcome the 40th New Jersey Mid-Amateur Championship from June 6-8. The best male amateur golfers 25 years and older will be tested at one of the finest clubs at the Shore.

The striking Deal Golf & Country Club is a Donald Ross design and is well known for its tight fairways, challenging bunking and demanding greens. Founded in 1898, Deal G&CC features a primarily flat course with critical tee shots and uniquely contoured putting surfaces.

Amassing just over 6,300 yards, Deal requires precision with every single stroke. From a narrow tee shot, to an approach into a green that is guarded by bunkers, Deal will provide a true test of golf for even the well-seasoned golfer.

Vic Ghezzi, a member of the inaugural NJSGA Hall of Fame class in 2018, served as golf professional at Deal from 1935 through 1941. In 1941, Ghezzi beat Byron Nelson on the 38th hole to win the PGA Championship at Cherry Hills C.C. in Colorado. He won 11 times on the PGA Tour, three New Jersey State Opens (1937, ’43, ’44) and two New Jersey PGA Championships (1939, ’49).

Deal has hosted 13 NJSGA championships and most notably, six NJSGA major championships and most recently, the 2022 New Jersey Four-Ball Championship, won by Michael Brown and Peter Barron. It last hosted the New Jersey Mid-Amateur Championship in 2011, as Kevin McSorley of Charleston Springs claimed the victory. 

Last year, Brandon Dalinka earned his second Mid-Amateur victory, winning previously in 2019. Dalinka, 29, took down 2008 Mid-Amateur Champion Michael Stamberger in the finale, 3&2 to hoist the Gigi Carnevale Trophy.

Entry & Qualifying Details
Three qualifying sites for the Mid-Amateur are set and will be played at Mendham Golf & Tennis Club (May 8), Lake Mohawk Golf Club (May 9) and Cobblestone Creek Country Club (May 22). Entries open on Wednesday, March 1 and can be found HERE.

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