The Presidents Cup in Jersey City [9/28-10/1]

Image: PresidentsCup.com

Liberty National Golf Course hosts The Presidents Cup this weekend in Jersey City. Get excited for the influx of people benefiting local commerce – or get annoyed by the influx of people (because former presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush and Barack Obama will be here!) contributing to your line-wait for local coffee. Either way, this promises to be a fun, monumental weekend.

Founded in 1994 by the PGA, the biennial Presidents Cup tournament consists of a U.S. team and an international team (minus Europe) in a match play format, 12 players per side. Here’s who we’re watching this year:

U.S.
Captain: Steve Stricker

Justin Thomas
Rickie Fowler
Matt Kuchar
Dustin Johnson
Daniel Berger
Patrick Reed
Kevin Kisner
Jordan Spieth
Phil Mickelson
Kevin Chappell
Charley Hoffman
Brooks Koepka

International
Captain: Nick Price

Jason Day
Branden Grace
Adam Hadwin
Anirban Lahiri
Charl Schwartzel
Hideki Matsuyama
Jhonattan Vegas
Emiliano Grillo
Si-Woo Kim
Marc Leishman
Adam Scott
Louis Oosthuizen

I’ll be the first to say – beyond watching the game, beyond the backdrop of the beautiful Hudson River, the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan Skyline, and former president/celeb sightings, the players also offer some serious eye candy. But I digress…

Everything else you should know about your visit this weekend is here. If you love the game, the water, the green, the view of Manhattan or just being near the action – this is for you. Also, I passed through the installation of the Presidents Cup installation at the Oculus/Westfield Word Trade Mall on my late night journey home from work Sunday; it’s done and worth checking out.

A cool factor of this tourney is that no prize money is awarded and the net proceeds are distributed to charities nominated by the players, captains, and captains’ assistants.  The first 10 Presidents Cups raised over $32 million for charities around the world.

Image: Golf Digest

Other fun fact: Phil Mickelson has the most records for the Presidents Cup. I met him on the course of my family’s club years ago while he was filming a commercial there… and I can say I’ve also been in golf commericials 4 for the USGA. Adding to the very Venn Diagram JCG/GG #fullcircles.

Enjoy the best of Jersey City while you can access the amazingness of the very exclusive Liberty National.

 

Tee time,
JCG

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Barclays FedEx Cup Playoffs: Volunteers Needed! 8/20-8/25

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Jersey City Residents: Be awesome this week and volunteer at one of the most amazing golf courses in the country, Liberty National, as they prepare and host the Barclays playoffs this Thursday-Sunday. They need help starting today and throughout the weekend tourney which supports the American Association for Cancer Research.

Sign up here!

Related: CBS Documentary on PGA Tour: Playing With A Purpose

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“PGA Tour: Playing With A Purpose” Documentary Airs Today

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This afternoon, Rising Tide Capital’s (RTC) co-founders Alfa Demmellash and Alex Forrester will be featured in a documentary, “PGA TOUR 2013 Playing with a Purpose presented by Barclays.” Tune in to CBS at 1pm to watch “Playing with a Purpose,” a special narrated by sportscaster Jim Nantz that will highlight some of the ways players and tournaments on the PGA TOUR have used charitable contributions to make a difference in their communities. 

The story will include insightful interviews with two Jersey City entrepreneurs who graduated from our Community Business Academy: Angelo Stracquatanio, CEO and founder of Mainstreet Apps, and Angela McKnight, CEO and founder of Care about You. 

The show will air in the lead-up to The Barclays, an event on the 2013 PGA TOUR which will take place at New Jersey’s Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City. New Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop selected RTC to appear in the documentary to represent Jersey City. 

 
“We are honored to represent Jersey City, and grateful to have this amazing platform to share Rising Tide Capital’s work and mission,” said CEO Alfa Demmellash. 

 
 Watch the trailer here. 

(All content courtesy of Shanea Phillips at Rising Tide Capital)

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