The Virginia Tech Turfgrass Research Classic and Field Day


The VGCSA and VTC are proud to announce the merger of two popular research fundraiser tournaments into one mega event, the Virginia Tech Turfgrass Research Classic, set for Monday, May 22nd, hosted by The Country Club of Virginia.  Both the famed James River Course and the popular Tuckahoe Creek Course will be used for this benefit tournament, aimed at providing support for Turfgrass research. 

As part of this move, Virginia Tech researchers have established turfgrass plots near the Tuckahoe Creek Course Farmhouse, and guests are invited to attend a free 90-minute field day that morning.  The Tech team wanted to establish research in central Virginia, as the climate and growing conditions are more “mainstream Virginia”.

The new golf tournament promises to be a “can’t miss” affair!  Plans are in place to make it totally first class from the golf, to the food & beverage, to the prizes and more.  In addition, the event will feature a new auction component to add excitement to the day.  It will soon become the ultimate networking event in the industry. 

Contact

David Norman
VGCSA
dnorman008@gmail.com
804-708-9760

When

Monday, May 22, 2017, 8:30 a.m to 6:00 pm.

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Where

The Country Club of Virginia, Richmond, VA
709 S. Gaskins Rd.
Richmond, VA 23238


 
Driving Directions 

Format / Prizes

4 Person Scramble
 
(Captain's Choice)
 

Gross and Net Team Prizes! 

Hole Contest Prizes!

Schedule

8:30 am
Registration

9:00 - 10:30 am
Field Day (FREE)

10:30 am
Registration at clubhouse for Golf and Lunch

12:00 noon
Golf: Shotgun Start

5:00 - 6:00 pm
Awards & Reception

Supporting Environmental Turf Research

A goal of the event is to showcase the environmental stewardship practiced by Virginia's golf course superintendents to their staff members, general managers, club professionals, board members, committee chairs, legislators, turf professionals, industry suppliers, educators, students, government agency representatives and other interested parties. All net proceeds will go directly to fund  turf research projects.

Nutrient Management Plan Drawing

A special feature of this year's event is a drawing for a FREE Nutrient Management Plan for clubs that do not have one yet.  Come July 1, 2017, ALL clubs in Virginia will be required to have a plan.  Angie Whitehead is making the donation -- she has done numerous plans for Virginia golf and country clubs.

Soil Horizons website

Sponsors


Your Hosts

Christian Sain, Director of Golf Course Operations
David Rathke, GCS, Tuckahoe Creek Course
James Nick, GCS, James River Course

Sponsorships & Entry

Hokie Patron - $5,000 2 Available

Harrell's, Landscape Supply Inc.

  • Three Foursomes - complimentary golf fees for 12 players (8 players guaranteed CCV James River Course)
  • Recognition as Top Tier Premium Sponsor on all digital and print media
  • Premium position for all on-site signage including Field Day & Hole Sponsor
  • On-course product display opportunity
  • Special recognition at Awards Reception
  • Six VIP Reception Passes for Additional Guests

Dr. John Shoulders Patron - $4,000 8 Available

  • Two Foursomes - complimentary golf fees for 8 players (4 players guaranteed CCV James River Course)
  • Recognition as Second Tier Premium Sponsor on all digital and print media
  • Second Tier Premium position for all on-site signage including Field Day & Hole Sponsor
  • Special recognition at Awards Reception
  • Four VIP Reception Passes for Additional Guests

Dr. Houston B. Couch Field Day Patron - $3,000  SOLD

AH Green Design / Green Golf and Turf

Dr. Jack Hall Dinner Patron - $3,000  SOLD

Bayer

Dr. Dave Chalmers Golf Patron - $3,000  1 Available

  • Golf Tournament Presenting Sponsor
  • One Foursome - complimentary golf fees for 4 players on (CCV James River Course guaranteed)
  • Recognition on all digital and print media
  • Hole Sponsor recognition
  • Two VIP  Reception Passes for Additional Guests

Dr. Dick Schmidt Beverage Cart Patron - $3,000  2 Available

  • Beverage Cart Presenting Sponsor
  • One Foursome - complimentary golf fees for 4 players on (CCV James River Course guaranteed)
  • Recognition on all digital and print media
  • Hole Sponsor recognition
  • Two VIP  Reception Passes for Additional Guests

Mr. Lloyd Hipkins Craft Beer Sponsor Patron - $3,000 SOLD

Meadowspring Turf Farm / Home Field Fertilizer 

Dr. Rod Youngman Putting Green Sponsor Patron - $3,000 1 Available

  • Putting Green Presenting Sponsor
  • One Foursome - complimentary golf fees for 4 players (CCV James River Course guarenteed)
  • Recognition on all digital and print media
  • Hole Sponsor recognition
  • Two VIP Reception Passes

Dr. Roy Blaser Driving Range Sponsor Patron - $3,000 1 Available

  • Driving Range Presenting Sponsor
  • One Foursome - complimentary golf fees for 4 players on (CCV James River Course guarenteed)
  • Recognition on all digital and print media
  • Hole Sponsor recognition
  • Two VIP Reception Passes

Dr. Wayne Bingham Sponsor - $2,000 more available

Innovative Turf Services, Lebanon Turf

  • One Foursome - complimentary golf fees for 4 players
  • Recognition on all digital and print media
  • Hole Sponsor recognition
  • One VIP  Reception Passes for Additional Guests

Orange & Maroon Sponsor - $1,000 (Association or Golf Club Teams)
Only Available to teams comprised of four players from the same club

Knox Fertilizer, Toro, Davisson Golf, Salisbury Country Club, VGM Club

  • One Foursome - complimentary golf fees for 4 players
  • Hole Sponsor recognition

Hole Sponsor - $300 

Earthworks, VGM Club, SiteOne Landscape Supply

  • Hole Sponsor recognition

Individual Entry - $250

  • Individuals that wish to play may email David Norman at dnorman008@gmail.com, who will combine them with other individuals as available