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Ball Striker News:

Marlon Matthews is imperssive in his win at The Architects' Shippen Cup Event
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Keith Kirkland wins the first Shippen Cup event of 2022 at Fox Holllow.
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Tony Jenkins goes back to back as Ball Striker 2021 Club Champion. Burnell Williams wins Net Club Champ. Errol Blake wins 2021 Shippen Cup Title.
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Can you name the tune that plays when you are on the Ball Striker home page??? Click here for details.
Congrats to Mel LuSane for correctly naming "Places And Spaces" by Donald Byrd.






The New Jersey Ball Strikers Golf Club is based in northern New Jersey. Most of our events are scheduled on Saturday and Sunday. We compete (home and away) with golf clubs from New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Our membership is diverse and includes golfers of all ability levels.  If you are interested in becoming a member or you would like additional information please contact us at

The New Jersey Ball Strikers Golf Club Organization:

Officers: Board Of Directors: (year elected)
President: Michael Conrad Cal Beatty(22) George Weekes(20)
Vice President: Derrick Bethune George Thomas(22) Hugh Lecky(21)
Secretary: Brad Leak Melvin LuSane(22) Greg Ward(21)
Treasurer: Bruce Arthur Allen Smith(20) Rod LeBrew(21)
Golf Director: Melvin Knight Darryl Jeffries(20)  


History Of The New Jersey Ball Strikers Golf Club


The New Jersey Ball Strikers Golf Club was founded due to the vision and foresight of Mr. Althear Lester (retired attorney).  Al, as he is called by his friends and most of the community, was a former member of the Weequahic Golf Club whose home course is the Weequahic Golf Course located in Weequahic Park, Newark, New Jersey. Al felt that the Weequahic course could support two golf clubs based on the number of golfers patronizing the course. In addition, Al wanted to bring more prestige to the Weequahic Golf course and the community by establishing positive and realistic goals for the newly formed golf club.


The club was organized in November 1997 and was originally called The Weequahic Ball Strikers Golf Club. The charter members were Leon Harris, Althear Lester, Blease Greene, Leonard Simmons, William Walker, Coleman Holmes, William Wright, Jesse A. Bell, Harry Robinson and Darryl Jeffries. The goals and objectives of the newly formed club were as follows:


  1. Promote weekly golf competitions at local and regional public courses in the metropolitan area that are designed to satisfy the competitive spirit and accommodate the weekend golfer.
  2. Allow members to play in as many or few events as they desire for a modest fee.
  3. Provide members reserved tee times and an opportunity to sample a wide variety of golf.
  4. Maintain a U.S.G..A. Handicap System for members.
  5. Maintain a periodic Newsletter for members.
  6. Maintain an array of individual and team statistics.
  7. Maintain a system for members to entertain golfing friends.
  8. Promote Junior Golf.
  9. Promote Ladies Golf.
  10. Promote family involvement in a golf program.



Another founders meeting was held January 7, 1998 at the home of Morris Billingslea and the name of the club was changed and chartered as ”The New Jersey Balll Strikers Golf Club.”  The newly signed charter was signed by Leon Harris, Coleman Holmes, Morris Billingslea, William Wright, Brian O'Reilly, Zinnerford Smith, Jesse A. Bell, and Althear Lester. The trade name was approved for filing with the U.S.G.A. and the New Jersey State Golf Association. The first officers elected at this meeting were Leon Harris, President; Morris Billingslea, Vice President; Al Lester, Secretary; Zinnerford Smith, Treasurer.

The New Jersey Ball Strikers Golf Club in it's first year boasted over 75 members. The current membership, though not quite that high in number, remains strong in character and deep in community involvement. Our club is well respected and well received in the city of Newark, New Jersey and the surrounding communities.