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GCSA of New Jersey supports Robert Trent Jones Invitational to benefit environment

Metedeconk National Golf Club will host the 19th Annual Robert Trent Jones Invitational to benefit the Golf Course Superintendents Association of New Jersey Foundation (GCSANJF) and The Environmental Institute for Golf (Institute) on Oct. 29. The event brings together superintendents and representatives from golf courses along the East Coast to raise funds for environmental programs, including scholarships, turf research programs and education initiatives.

“This event means so much to the GCSA of New Jersey,” Mickey Stachowski, GCSA of New Jersey president explains. “The dollars raised at the RTJ Invitational go directly back into programs that benefit superintendents. The GCSANJF uses its percentage to fund local research programs, such as the great work they are doing over at Rutgers.” The tournament was created by the Sambol family in 1989, with the proceeds benefiting The GCSAA Foundation’s Robert Trent Jones Endowment Fund. Since its inception in 1989, the invitational has raised more than $500,000.

The GCSA of New Jersey created the GCSANJF in 1994 to help the chapter raise funds to support education and professional development for its members to become better stewards of the environment. In addition, its mission is to support charities with the purpose of helping children in need. The RTJ Invitational is not the only fundraiser for the GCSANJF. The chapter has several other programs and tournaments that benefit the foundation. Additional information regarding the GCSANJF can be found at

The Environmental Institute for Golf, the philanthropic organization of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), is a collaborative effort of the environmental and golf communities, dedicated to strengthening the compatibility of golf with the natural environment. The Institute concentrates on delivering programs and services involving research, education and outreach that communicate the best management practices of environmental stewardship on the golf course. For more on The Institute, visit

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