Friday, May 30, 2014



  NEW YORK – KPMG, the PGA of America, and the LPGA today announced the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and the creation of a multi-faceted program focused on the development, advancement, and empowerment of women on and off the golf course. The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, broadcast in partnership with NBC and Golf Channel, brings together a world-class, annual major golf championship with a women’s leadership summit and an ongoing community initiative to inspire and develop new generations of female leaders.
The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship will continue the rich tradition of the LPGA Championship and will rotate annually among prestigious courses in major metropolitan markets. In its first year, the Championship will be held June 8-14, 2015 at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York, with a purse among the highest in women’s golf at $3.5 million. The Championship will be operated by the PGA of America in close collaboration with the LPGA.
“KPMG is proud to take on this groundbreaking sponsorship and to work with the LPGA, the PGA of America and NBC to inspire today’s and tomorrow’s women leaders,” said John Veihmeyer, Global Chairman of KPMG. “This collaboration will not only bring women’s golf to new audiences – it also creates opportunities to expand women’s leadership on and off the course, empowering today’s women leaders and cultivating the next-generation of female leaders.”
“This is a landmark moment for the PGA of America as we partner with KPMG and the LPGA to embrace an historic Championship and focus on the advancement of women,” said PGA of America President Ted Bishop. “We look forward to teaming with the LPGA to make the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship the can’t-miss week for female leaders. Together, we believe this Championship – broadcast to millions around the world – will energize new audiences in our collective effort to grow the game.”

Thursday, May 22, 2014

When More Isn’t Better: Dealing with Burnout in Competitive Sports

{Reprinted from Women's Sports Foundation website} 
Sport is a place for girls to learn social interaction, hard work, the triumphs of success and coping skills when faced with failure. However, when recreational athletics turn to intense competitive sports, burnout is too often the result. Burnout, a term often associated with CEOs and highly-demanding positions, unfortunately is now becoming a common outcome in athletes as young as ten years old. What is Burnout? 
Professionals in sport psychology define burnout as, “physical/emotional exhaustion, sport devaluation, and reduced athletic accomplishment.” Simply put, burnout is when an athlete experiences overwhelming exhaustion from training and competition, resents or completely loses interest in the game, and experiences lower achievement than previously demonstrated.

Causes of Burnout {click-on Causes of Burnout to read complete post}

Friday, May 16, 2014

Gettysburg Misses the Cut Going into the FINAL Round at Howey-in-the-hills, Florida

Read about it below:

NCAA III Womens' Golf championship scoreboard

Bits and Pieces from the end-of-the-season:

Frosh Nicole Petrocchi eyes her shot heading to towards the flag at Skippack

– Junior Lauren Sobotka (North Caldwell, N.J./Mt. St. Dominic Academy) and freshman Nicole Petrocchi (Whitehouse Station, N.J./Hunterdon Central) each posted career lows as the Gettysburg College women's golf team faced off with Ursinus College at the Skippack Golf Club on Friday.

A late addition to the schedule, the round was added to ensure all the teams in the Centennial Conference met the minimum standard for the automatic qualifier to the NCAA Division III Championship. As the conference champion, Gettysburg would receive the AQ, but the ultimate decision now rests with the NCAA. Official announcement of the national field will take place Monday, May 5, at 6 p.m. on

Gettysburg posted a team score of 362 to easily out-distance Ursinus at 457. Sobotka, the runner-up at last weekend's conference championship, posted a nine-over 81 to top her previous collegiate best by one stroke. Petrocchi shaved two strokes off her personal best with an 85.

Freshman Lynn Hatcher (Easton, Md./St. James School) and sophomore Kate Schwartz (Laureldale, Pa./North Warren Regional (N.J.)) each scored 98 to round out the lineup.

McNulty Named Academic All-District
Senior first Bullet golfer to earn academic honor

McNulty_Kara_20132014 Capital One Academic All-District Women's At-Large Team

 Senior Kara McNulty (Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon Central) was selected to the Capital One Academic All-District Women's At-Large First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and announced on Thursday, May 15.

McNulty is the first Gettysburg College women's golfer to earn Academic All-District laurels. As a first-team honoree, she is now eligible for the Academic All-America Team which will be announced on June 3.

An economics major, McNulty sported a 3.65 GPA heading into her final semester. She stands as the most decorated golfer in program history with 17 individual championships, including three Centennial Conference titles. She was named CC Player of the Year in each of the last three seasons and she was a four-time all-conference pick.

McNulty set the program record with an 80.8 scoring average this season. She set school and conference marks with eight individual championships, including her third consecutive conference title. She fired a career-low 77 on the final day of the conference tournament to win the championship by one stroke.

McNulty holds Gettysburg's career record for scoring average at 82.57. She has finished among the top five in all but two of her 37 career events played.

McNulty is a three-time All-American Scholar as selected by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA). She is also a member of the economics honor society.

The senior captain led Gettysburg to its fourth consecutive Centennial Conference title this spring. The Bullets qualified for the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championship for the first time in program history and are currently competing in the event in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Girls Go Golfing Alumnus, Former HC Red Devil & Gettysburg Freshman Nicole Pertrocchi Shoots Season low in Opening Round of the NCAA Division 111 Championship

{Reprinted from Gettsburg Athletics}Women's Golf Solid in National debut
Gettysburg sits 14th following opening day
Nicole Petrocchi carded a season low on the opening day at nationals.

Team Scores | Player Scores HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. – 
  • The Gettysburg College women's golf team sliced seven strokes off its season average with a 347 
  • on the opening day of the NCAA Division III Women's Golf Championships at the 
  • El Campeon Golf Course on Tuesday.
  • Senior Kara McNulty (Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon Central) carded an 82 to finish
  •  in a seven-way tie for 28th out of 110 individuals. 
  • McNulty tied for the first-round lead with three birdies coming 
  • on the first, fifth, and 12th holes.

  • Freshman Nicole Petrocchi (Whitehouse Station, N.J./Hunterdon Central) finished 
  • one stroke behind McNulty with a season-low 83 to tie for 35th. 
  • Petrocchi finished among the leaders by shooting 3-over on par fours. 
  • She tallied one birdie on the par-4 11th.
 Round two kicks off at 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday. The Bullets tee off at 1:05 p.m. 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

NJSIAA North Sectional Girls Golf Team Qualifying Results from Tuesday, May13 at Stanton Ridge Golf & Country Club

[Former girls go golfing participants & current Hunterdon Central girls golf team mates Katie Lee, Jess Wild, Marissa Castaldo and Julia Tonnessen finished runner-up to Ridge--see story below]

The Ridge High School girls’ golf team, three-time defending state champions, once again prevailed at the NJSIAA Section 1 Qualifier hosted by the Stanton Ridge Golf and Country Club in Readington Township on Tuesday. The course was played at 5,155 yards with a par of 71.

With the victory the Ridge team advanced to the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions at the Cherry Valley Country Club next Wednesday. The top four teams moved onto the states as Ridge (323) was followed by Hunterdon Central (335), Tenafly (348) and Bergen Tech (362).
Ridge was led by Carolyn Wang’s 77, followed by Monica Schumacher (80), Christine Wang (81) and Yunhee Kang (85). Freshman Katie Lee’s 79 was best for Central, with Jess Wild (82), Marissa Castaldo (87) and Julia Tonnessen (87) completing the scoring. Central won the state title in 2009 and 2010.

Individually, Tenafly’s Eunwon Park ran away from the field with a one-under par 70. Park posted four birdies against one bogey on the front nine, posting 33. She followed up with a 37 that included a double bogey on the par-4 10th hole.

TEAM RESULTS: Ridge 323, Hunterdon Central 335, Tenafly 348, Bergen Tech 362, Chatham 368, Pope John 380, Ridgewood 383, Mt. St. Dominic 389, Immaculate Heart 425, Northern Highlands 431, Millburn 459, Kent Place 470.

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: Eunwon Park (Tenafly) 33-37-70; Christina Parsells (Kent Place) 35-39-74; Katie Howard-Johnson (Chatham) 37-38-75; Rachel Tarnapoll (Pope John) 41-35-76; Katie Wang (Ridge) 37-40-77; Katie Lee (Hunt. Central) 38-41-79; Monica Schumacher (Ridge) 40-40-81; Nicole Kim (Bergen Tech) 40-41-81; Christine Wang (Ridge) 43-38-81; Jess Wild 41-41-82.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

18 hole Junior Girls Summer, 2014 Tournaments in and around New Jersey

U.S. Girls’ Junior Sectional Qualifier
  • Neshanic Valley Golf CourseNeshanic Station, New JerseyJune 25, 2014 Applications online at Entries close June 4, 2014 *33 Sectional Qualifiers are held all over the U.S.A
NJ PGA Junior Championship Qualifier 

  • Rossmor Golf Club Monroe Township, New JerseyJune 23rd & 24th, 2014 Applications online at
60th NJSGA Girls’ Junior Championship

  • Royce Brook Golf Club Hillsborough, New JerseyJuly 9th & 10th, 2014 
Applications online at
Maureen Orcutt Trophy Tournament

  • White Beeches Golf & Country Club Haworth, New Jersey,July 11th, 2014
89th Junior Girls’ Open Championship

  • Stanton Ridge Golf & CC Stanton, New Jersey,July 21stor 28th, 2014 
Last two applications online at,18 hole & 9 hole divisions Questions email

Trusted Choice Big “I” Junior Championship

  • April 27th, 2014 Camden/Gloucester Qualifier at Stone Harbor Country Club Cape May Court House, New Jersey Nancy Hagerman (856) 346-2300 or email Date TBD 
  • June 25th, 2014 Morris/Sussex/Essex Qualifier at Canoe Brook Country Club Summit, NJ                              Glenn Allsone 
  • Ocean County Qualifier at Bea Lea Golf Club Toms River, NJ Rich Gilchrest (732) 929-0900 or email Date TBD
  • Hunterdon County Qualifier at Stanton Ridge C.C. Whitehouse Station, NJ Ron Gansfuss (908) 735-8999 or email 
  • State Tournament July 7, 2014 Olde York Country Club Chesterfield, NJ Maria Keegan (609) 587-4333 or email
  • 46th National Tournament Pete Dye Club, Bridgeport, West Virginia August 5-8, 2014
Rutgers University Girls’ Junior Open Rutgers Golf Course Piscataway, New Jersey July 24th & 25th, 2014

Women’s New Jersey Golf Association Girls’ Junior or contact: Sissy McCabe (973)476-9145

Junior Handicaps Please note that all juniors under the age of 18 can obtain a free handicap index through the NJ State Golf Association. (908)241-4653, or contact Rich Kennedy

NY State Girls’ Amateur Ridgemont Country Club Rochester, New York August 5th & 6th, 2014

LIG Junior, Boys & Girls Championship Rockville Links CC Rockville Centre, New York July 7th-9th, 2014