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  2007 Minerals Youth & Adult Leaderboard Shootout

2007 Minerals Youth & Adult Leaderboard Shootout

The Golf Event Photo's search for the 50 most beautiful golf holes in New Jersey took Dr. John T. Whiting and his wife Buffy to the beautiful Roxiticus Golf Club on Sunday, August 16, 2009 to play the golf course, gather background information and photograph the course and its signature golf hole, the par 3 12th hole.

Roxiticus is an Indian name meaning "meeting place", and the golf club is on the site of the famous and historic Bliss Estate located on "Millionaires Mountain" in Mendham where Indian trails converged and tribes would meet.  Walter Bliss was a New York financier who, like many wealthy businessmen of the early 1900s fell in love with the beauty of the Somerset Hills of New Jersey and built his summer home there. 

With the passing of the Bliss ownership of the Estate, a group of investors, including New York Yankee pitchers, Ralph Terry and Jim Bouton, built the golf course.  Terry served as one of the early Golf Professionals for the Club and hosted the 1968 Pro Am which included Bobby Nichols, who fired a 65 to win the event, and that year's PGA US Open Champion Lee Trevino.

A fire in 1979 and hard financial times were overcome in great part due to the leadership of Bern Shanley.  The Club became a member owned golf club in 1986 and has prospered ever since.

The search for the 50 most beautiful golf holes in New Jersey visit was scheduled by Todd Hojnacki, Head Golf Professional at the Roxiticus Golf Club, with the course's par 3 12th hole nominated by Hojnacki.  Photographs of the visit and the golf course are posted on this web site.  The chapter on the Roxiticus Golf Club is being written for inclusion in the book, "The Search for the 50 Most Beautiful Golf Holes in New Jersey" which will be published following visits and photographing of nominated golf holes.

To learn more about "The Search for the 50 Most Beautiful Golf Holes in New Jersey" and/or to nominate a golf hole go to the "50 Most Beautiful Golf Holes in NJ" tab on the drop down menu and complete the nomination form.

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