Wednesday, September 22, 2010

PGA Tour's J.B. Holmes vs Annika Sorenstam in Golf Skins and Skills Game

 PGA TOUR Pro J.B. Holmes is coming to the aid of former Ryder Cup Captain Paul Azinger at the Forsgate Foundation Charity Golf Classic, Sept. 27-28, at Forsgate  Country Club in Monroe, N.J.  Azinger is temporarily sidelined from playing golf due to a rib injury so Holmes has agreed to take his place in this highly anticipated two-day charitable e vent pitting himself against Annika Sorenstam. 


Holmes will mingle with guests at the Live/Silent Auction on Monday, Sept. 27, and join LPGA Legend Annika Sorenstam on Sept. 28, at 2 p.m., for the Charity Classic’s Skills Exhibition and the nine-hole Bud Light Skins Game at 3 p.m. 


A member of the victorious 2008 USA Ryder Cup team, Holmes ranks No. 25 on the 2010 PGA TOUR money list with over $2.3 million in earnings.  This year, H olmes posted three, top-10 finishes in official PGA Tour events, including a tie for second at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am where he finished one shot behind winner Dustin Johnson.  Holmes, who routinely crushes the ball over 300 yards, is ranked fourth in driving distance on the PGA Tour and is the winner of the 2006 and 2008 FBR Open.  


“We are thrilled that J.B. Holmes was able to make arrangements to be here,” says Forsgate Country Club General Manager Det Williams.  “Classic participants and golf fans will surely be excited to listen to J.B.’s ‘inside story’ of the Ryder Cup experience, impress us with his notorious long-ball driving at the Skills Exhibition and see how he does in a  ‘head-to-head’ skins game against the legendary Annika Sorenstam.




Although Sorenstam no longer plays competitive golf, she still keeps busy with interests  as varied as the Annika Golf Academy, a wine label, Callaway equipment, the Annika fragrance, golf course design as well as her newborn...(whew).


Since 2003, The Forsgate Foundation Charity Classic has raised over $200,000 for worthwhile causes.  This year, the primary beneficiary of the event will be The ANNIKA Foundation, a not-for-profit organization founded by Sorenstam in 2007, one year prior to her retirement from competitive play.  The ANNIKA Foundation teaches children the importance of living a healthy, active lifestyle through fitness and nutrition and offers aspiring junior golfers opportunities to pursue their dreams.


The Forsgate Foundation will also support local New Jersey children’s charities with any further proceeds from the event.


For the second consecutive year, The Charity Classic will raffle off a new Mercedes (E350 Coupe), courtesy of Mercedes-Benz of Princeton.  The $100 raffle ticket includes admission into the Sept. 27 Live/Silent Auction.  Exciting auction items include a Yankees Dream Day as well as the opportunity for a child and two chaperones to attend a Derek Jeter Kids Clinic.  For more information, please call (732) 656-8911, log on to, or visit us on Facebook.



Gallery Tickets are only $15 and include admission into both the Skills Exhibition and the Skins Game.  Tickets are available by calling (732) 656-8911 and may also be purchased on-site.

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