The Jon M. Pritsch Cup is a Ryder Cup style event that pits twelve juniors from the Philadelphia Section PGA against twelve juniors from the New Jersey Section PGA. Four boys and one girl each represent both the 16-18 age division and the 13-15 age division for each Section for a total of ten qualifiers on each team. The two remaining spots on each side are determined by each Section’s captain, one from the Boys 16-18 age division and one from the Boys 13-15 Division to finalize the twelve player teams. Each four-ball (4 players in a group) plays two individual matches, worth one point each, while simultaneously playing a four-ball match, also worth one point. There are a total of eighteen points available. The team with the most points will win the Jon M. Pritsch Cup.
The Jon M. Pritsch Cup is played to honor the memory of Jon M. Pritsch who tragically passed away in May of 1991 at the age of 17. Before his passing, Pritsch was recognized as one of the top junior golfers in the nation. To date the Jon M. Pritsch Memorial Fund has raised over $200,000 and given away over 100 scholarships to juniors looking to pursue a career in a golf related field.
The New Jersey Section PGA and the Philadelphia Section PGA alternate hosting the Jon M. Pritsch Cup event every other year. The 2023 edition of the Jon M. Pritsch Cup will be played in the Philadelphia Section on August 25th at Laurel Creek Country Club (Mount Laurel, NJ).
To become a part of the 12 player roster for Team Philadelphia, a player must meet the following criteria by Paxon Hollow on August 10th, 2023:
- Finish in the top 4 in Player of the Year Points in the Boys 16-18 Division
- Finish in the top 4 in Player of the Year Points in the Boys 13-15 Division
- Finish 1st in Player of the Year Points in the Girls 16-18 Division
- Finish 1st in Player of the Year Points in the Girls 13-15 Division
- The final two picks will be Captain’s picks decided by the Junior Golf Staff.
Jon M. Pritsch Cup Results
|2022||Spring Brook CC||New Jersey Section PGA||12||Philadelphia Section PGA||6|
|2021||Philmont CC||New Jersey Section PGA||13.5||Philadelphia Section PGA||4.5|
|2020||Forsgate CC||New Jersey Section PGA||12||Philadelphia Section PGA||6|
|2019||Saucon Valley CC||New Jersey Section PGA||9||Philadelphia Section PGA||9|
|2018||Essex Fells CC||New Jersey Section PGA||10||Philadelphia Section PGA||8|
|2017||Sunnybrook GC||Philadelphia Section PGA||13.5||New Jersey Section PGA||4.5|
|2016||Hamilton Farm GC||Philadelphia Section PGA||9||New Jersey Section PGA||9|
|2015||Huntingdon Valley CC||Philadelphia Section PGA||11||New Jersey Section PGA||7|
|2014||TPC Jasna Polana||New Jersey Section PGA||13.5||Philadelphia Section PGA||4.5|
|2013||Shore Gate GC||New Jersey Section PGA||14||Philadelphia Section PGA||4|
|2012||Bedens Brook Club||New Jersey Section PGA||9.5||Philadelphia Section PGA||8.5|
|2011||Philadelphia CC||New Jersey Section PGA||9.5||Philadelphia Section PGA||8.5|
|2010||Metedeconk National GC||New Jersey Section PGA||12.5||Philadelphia Section PGA||5.5|
|2009||Galloway National GC||New Jersey Section PGA||9||Philadelphia Section PGA||9|
|2008||Trump National GC||New Jersey Section PGA||10||Philadelphia Section PGA||8|
|2007||Spring Mill CC||New Jersey Section PGA||173.5||Philadelphia Section PGA||150.5|