11am Registration | 12 pm Lunch | 1pm Shotgun Start

Post Golf Reception, Silent Auction, Awards

 Monday, August 6, 2018

NOTE: Field limited to the first 116 registered golfers. Register early to secure your spot!

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celebrating the accomplishments of

ms. taylor totland

Symetra Tour player & the first tee of the JErsey Shore alumnus

About Taylor totland

Taylor began her impressive golf career right here at the Jersey Shore as a The First Tee participant and student of Michelle Melia, LPGA teaching professional. We are so proud of Taylor and all of her impressive accomplishments as a golfer and young woman. She is an example to all of our participants of how perseverance, practice and a deep commitment to the game of golf can result in a spectacular career path and a great opportunity!

Education:
Furman University
Bachelor of Arts in Communications

Collegiate Awards and Accolades:

  • WGCA All-American 2015
  • Golfweek All-American 2017
  • NCAA Championship 2016 (T20)
  • NCAA Championship 2017 (T24)
  • Southern Conference Player of the Year 2015
  • Southern Conference Freshman of the Year 2014
  • Edna Hartness Female Athlete of the Year 2015
  • All Southern Conference Team 2014-2017
  • Furman University team MVP 2014-2016
  • Lady Paladin Invitational Champion 2014 (-7)
  • Florida State Match Up Champion 2015 (-2)
  • Southern Conference Champion 2015 (-8)
  • NCAA Regional 2015 (T10)

Amateur Awards and Accolades:

  • USGA Women’s Four Ball Champion 2017
  • New Jersey Women’s State Amateur Champion 2014, 2015
  • Judson Intercollegiate Champion 2015
  • USGA Women’s Amateur 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016

Professional Achievements:

  • LPGA Qualifying School Stage 1 2016 (T17) (-2)
  • LPGA Qualifying School Stage 2 2016 (T4) (-4)
  • LPGA Qualifying School Stage 3 2016 (T55) (+4)

Volunteer:

  • LPGA Girls Golf Clinics
  • Greenville Children’s Hospital
  • Furman golf camp counselor
  • Lunch Break Soup Kitchen

The First Tee of The jersey shore Classic

The First Tee of the Jersey Shore Classic is an annual event in its 12th year in 2018.  The Classic is always a golf-centric event with the utmost attention focused on a great golfing experience for the many players who support the cause.  This event is the largest fundraiser of the year to support the good work of The First Tee and its dual mission to positively impact the lives of young people via the game of golf while providing access and opportunity to populations of kids who would typically not engage in golfing.  The chapter has a specific focus on reaching under-represented minorities, children impacted by family financial hardships, females, and children with special needs.   Scholarships are provided to any children who have financial barriers & equipment is provided to all.   To learn more about the good work of The First Tee click here:  learn more

About Hollywood Golf Club

Hollywood Golf Club is a private club located in Deal, New Jersey.

Hollywood Golf Club was established in 1898 and moved to the present location in 1912. Walter Travis, who designed the course and was an early member of the Club, was one of the great names in early American golf. He won the U.S. Amateur three times and his victory in the 1904 British Amateur made him the first foreigner to win that revered championship. The Travis designed course (completed in 1918) quickly established its reputation as one of the best in the nation, according to Metropolitan Golfer, by hosting a national championship, the USGA Women’s Amateur in 1921.

The professional staff has also represented the Club well in competition and in their respective associations. Craig Wood (1932 to 1935) went on to win both the United States Open and the Masters in 1941. While head professional at Hollywood, Wood won a state PGA (1932), a state Open (1934), finished second in the U.S. Open (1935) and was victimized by Gene Sarazen’s unbelievable double eagle in the 1935 Masters. The beloved Lou Barbaro (1947 to 1976), a member of the New Jersey Golf Hall of Fame and pro tour winner, won the New Jersey Open (1953,1959) and the state PGA (1952). Jack Forrester, Harold Sanderson, George Fotheringham, and Larry Mullen have also held the position of head professional at Hollywood. Mike Killian (1991 to 2000) played in four U.S. Amateurs and was named to the Walker cup team in 1973. He later played in both the Masters and U.S. Open. Ron McDougal, head professional (2001-2006) has won the National Club Pro Championship once and finished in the top three four times. Ron also played on three PGA Cup Teams and won the New York State Open. Kevin Weyeneth, our current Head Professional, worked as an assistant under Ron McDougal since 2001 and then became our Head Golf Professional in 2007. He had prolific training in the golf business before coming to Hollywood, working at both Forsgate Country Club and Baltusrol Golf Course. He learned how to play the game of golf under the watchful eye of current CBS announcer and six-time Ryder Cup team member, Peter Oosterhuis. Kevin kept the winning tradition alive at Hollywood by becoming the 2007 PGA Head Professional Champion, his first tournament entered as Head Golf Professional.

In 2014 famed architect Tom Doak of Renaissance Golf Design finished a complete restoration of the course in the original Walter Travis design. The course has been consistently highly ranked by Golf Digest & Golfweek, a tribute to its various architects, its current staff and, of course, the membership.