BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, N.J., Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fiddler's Elbow Country Club is proud to add New Jersey PGA Club of the Year to its list of accolades. In winning this prestigious award, it joins the company of some of the finest golf facilities in the state.
"Everyone from members to staff at Fiddler's is honored to receive this coveted award," said Mat Kent, PGA, Fiddler's Elbow Director of Golf. "It is a testament to our collective commitment and dedication to both the membership, and the game of golf."
The award also recognizes the renaissance that has occurred at Fiddler's over the past five years. From its inception in 1965, Fiddler's Elbow was envisioned as a corporate club – a place where executives could entertain clients and conduct business. In 2010, Trustees Ken Donovan, Keith Donovan and MaryEllen Donovan-Stewart recognized that the landscape was changing, and that model was outdated. They set out to create a hybrid family-corporate club, where both groups would thrive. With the addition of a state-of-the-art pool complex, 5 Har-tru tennis courts, paddle tennis courts, and numerous family and kids' activities and events, the transformation has been a tremendous success. "Today we are truly a year-round club," said Ken Donovan. He continued, "We are proud to be recognized by the NJPGA. Along with our recent designation by BoardRoom Magazine as a Distinguished Emerald Club of the World, it is nice to know that the golf world is aware of what our members already know and experience daily."
In addition to the top-to-bottom renovations of the clubhouse, meeting spaces, dining and locker rooms, the club has invested in members' well-being both on and off the course. The Bridge Fitness & Wellness Center provides training for athletes of all ability levels, while renowned Chef Michael Weisshaupt dazzles diners with unique, healthy and delicious creations. From the newly-renovated, award-winning practice facility and short game area, to the consistent outstanding work by Superintendent Matt Willigan and his crew, the golf facilities are thriving.
Fiddler's is also proud to be the home site of the NJPGA executive offices, as well as the NJ Golf Foundation, the charitable arm of the NJPGA. The club's support of the NJ Golf Foundation has been unmatched, largely because Mat Kent and his team not only support the Foundation's efforts, but they believe in it. In addition to being the host of the NJGF headquarters, Fiddler's provides a platform that raises both awareness and funds for the Foundation.
"Being named the NJPGA Club of the Year is a testament not only to our staff, but our management team and the Trustees' vision for the club," said Fiddler's Elbow General Manager Tom Hurley. "Every day, we strive to give our members and their guests special experiences, which is embodied in our ethos at the club of 'Fiddler's Pride.' Achieving this honor only further demonstrates that Fiddler's is setting the bar for how a modern club should operate," said Hurley.
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