NJ Golf Foundation Golf Classic

Presented By

August 9, 2021

Baltusrol Golf Club

About the Event

The NJ Golf Foundation Golf Classic, now in its fifteenth year, is the signature event of the year in an effort to support programming for our three pillars - youth, military, and special needs.


7:00 am Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00 am Shotgun Start (Upper Course)

11:30 am Registration and Lunch

1:30 pm Shotgun Start ( Upper Course)

6:30 pm Cocktail Reception

How You Can Participate

Title Partner – $25,000

• Three foursomes

• Tee gifts

• Recognition on all event material

• Additional playing opportunities

• Platinum experience

• On-site signage

• Corporate Partner recognition on the NJGF website


Platinum Partner – $15,000

• Two foursomes

• Tee gifts

• Platinum experience

• On-site signage

• Corporate Partner recognition on our website


Gold Partner – $7,500

• One foursome

Tee gifts

• On-site signage recognition


Par Partner – $5,000

• One foursome

• Tee gifts


Individual – $1,250

• One person play

• Tee gifts

About Baltusrol Golf Club

Baltusrol Golf Club, synonymous with champion-ship golf, sits at the base of Baltusrol Mountain in northern New Jersey, only a stone’s throw from New York City. With a rich heritage that dates back to 1895, Baltusrol is considered one of the country’s premier private golf clubs. Its two championship courses, the Lower and Upper, have played distinguished roles on the national golf stage since their creation by Golden Age architect A.W. Tillinghast. Together, the courses have hosted 17 major championships, including seven U.S. Opens and two PGA Championships. The Lower Course is currently closed for an extensive renovation performed by famed architect, Gil Hanse. The Lower Course will open in the spring of 2021 and will host the 2023 KPMG Women's PGA Championship and the 2029 PGA Championship.

2021 Chairman Award Recipient

                                  Miriam moved to New Jersey more than 30 years ago with the idea to complete a two                                    year assignment at Bell Communications Research and then return to her lovely beach                                    side community in Southern California.  Fate and two young sons intervened and 30                                        years later she still lives in Florham Park, New Jersey with her husband, Glen Kakol.                                        The two were introduced by their two young sons who had become fast friends.                                            Miriam relishes spending time with their children and five grandchildren both here in                                        NJ and at their beautiful home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  She is an enthusiastic golfer,                                    having played in various PGA and KPMG-sponsored events with Phil Mickelson and                                          Stacy Lewis, both brand ambassadors for KPMG.  Miriam and Glen are members at                                          Fairmount Country Club in Chatham, NJ as well as Vista Vallarta Golf Club in Puerto                                        Vallarta, Mexico. 
                                  Miriam is a senior partner at KPMG in the Short Hills, NJ office. As global head of KPMG’s Management Consulting business, she plays a significant, trategic role leading a team of more than 24,000 partners and professionals to build and execute its strategy, to deploy client facing global priority solutions, and to maintain the business’ double-digit growth momentum. Miriam stays extremely focused on the needs of KPMG clients including managing one of its largest account relationships in the US. Leading with client centricity fuels the innovation that Miriam and her team are able to drive quickly to meet an ever evolving market with a set of differentiated digital solutions and insightful consulting approaches. Miriam is responsible to drive these initiatives, solutions, and programs to impact KPMG’s relevance in the marketplace, with clients, alliance partners and its teams while meeting an aggressive growth agenda. Operations practice, which is focused on delivering challenges of Fortune 1000 clients. In this role, she oversaw a team of more than 2,000 partners and professionals. In 2009, Miriam helped to launch KPMG’s Management Consulting business which since its inception has been the fastest growing part of KPMG’s global Advisory portfolio. Miriam is passionate about giving back to the community by supporting various charities as well as being an active mentor both inside and outside of KPMG.  Her board service has included the NJ Golf Foundation, NJ Junior Achievement, National Academy Foundation STEM Committee and others. She currently volunteers on multiple boards and committees focused on enhancing education and career opportunities for women, Latinx professionals, and students, particularly the Hispanic IT Technology Executive Council (HITEC). For the past three years, Miriam has been featured as one of ALPFA and Fortune’s 50 most powerful Latinas. 


Previous Chairman Recipients

2020 - RWJBarnabas

2019 - Michael Rosenberg

2018 - Mike Setola, Tharanco Lifestyles LLC

2017 - Joe Abruzzo, HSBC

2016 - Pam Liebman, Corcoran Group

2015 - Andy Vitale, Withum

2014 - Norm Lewis, Wells Fargo

2013 - Dean Criares, Sound Harbor

2012 - John Daly, CIT

2011 - Haresh Tharani, Tharanco Group

2010 - Steve Gross, Metro Insurance

2009 - John Degnan, CHUBB

2007-08 - No Award

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(732) 465-1212

Our Address: 

811 Rattlesnake Bridge Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921