Upcoming events

    • 27 Oct 2020
    • (EDT)
    • The Elkridge Club, Baltimore, MD

    The Stewards of the Chesapeake
    Tuesday, October 27, 2020

    Presented by


    6100 North Charles Street

    Baltimore, MD 21212-1226

    Hosted by:

    Ralph Meola


    MAAGCS is excited for this year's edition of the Stewards of the Chesapeake! Things will be slightly different, but it is sure to be another first-class event. We are excited to be at The Elkridge Club, one of the oldest in Maryland and want to thank Superintendent, Ralph Meola, and the entire Elkridge Club team for hosting.


    1) All event staff and players will have temperature checks upon arrival. If anyone has a temp of 100.4 or higher they will have to leave.

    2) All participants will be emailed a COVID questionnaire and will have to turn it in upon arrival.

    The Elkridge Club

    When you enter Elkridge, you will not believe that you are still in Baltimore. A hidden gem, the 18-hole golf course spans 117 acres, and features rye grass fairways and bent grass tees and greens. Designed by Seth Raynor, one of golf’s greatest architects in 1925, this par-71 course is forgiving but not without the challenges of ponds and bunkers to encourage friendly competition. There have been a number of changes to the course over the years, and only the present first hole dates back to 1900. but we are still playing the basic 1925 course. www.elkridgeclub.org

    The event is limited to 120 players and will sell out, fast, so be sure to register ASAP to guarantee your spot in the tournament.

    Supporting Sponsors



    Beverage Sponsors 


    Hole Sponsors


    Sponsorships Available - See below for more information


    Tournament History

    The Stewards of the Chesapeake event was established in 2000 by the MAAGCS to develop a primary source of funding to support local research projects, support environmental efforts, and government relations as they pertain to the golf industry. The tournament has also provided a great opportunity for MAAGCS members to invite their club or company officials to participate in the event for the preservation and improvement of both the game of golf and our environment. The tournament has raised over $200,000 since its inception, and proceeds benefit the Maryland Association of Green Industries (MAGI), various Universities, the GCSAA and other groups supporting environmental issues, such as the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

    In 2017 the proceeds from the Stewards of the Chesapeake were used to help fund the Maryland Association of Green Industries. MAGI advocates on our behalf to help endorse the benefits of our industry with local, state, and federal legislators.  In addition, beginning in 2018 the MAAGCS committed $25,000 over 5 years to The University of Maryland Turfgrass Pathology Research Fund. The purpose of this fund is to support turfgrass research infrastructure, such as campus labs and the Paint Branch Turf Research Facility. The fund also directly supports the turfgrass pathology position.



    11:00 am

    The parking availability at Elkridge Club is limited. We ask that you do your best to carpool with friends or teammates. 

    12:00 pm
    Golf - Shotgun Start
    On Course Food & Beverage Stations
    CTP & Long Drive Contests
    Tee Gift

    Due to the COVID-19 and social gathering restrictions and policies, we will not be doing a formal reception after the event.  Competitors will hand in their scorecards to the MAAGCS and Elkridge staff, and winners will be announced in an email to competitors.  


    The event is open to all MAAGCS members, their friends, colleagues (club professionals, GMs, board members) and associates at golf clubs in and around Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia. We encourage Maryland legislators to participate in this event, which gives promise to Maryland’s environmental stewardship. Clubs are encouraged to support this important cause by fielding a team.

    Format and Rules

    Format for the tournament is four-man Shamble. Each player drives and all players play from the selected spot. Two best balls net (80% handicap). USGA Rules govern play, as modified by Local Rules.


    Prizes will be awarded to the overall winners. Other prizes will be awarded for closest-to-the-pin and longest drive.


    Sponsorships & Entry

    Supporting Sponsor


    Includes four players, tee gift for each player, recognition on event literature, digital media, and on-site signage

    Lunch Sponsor


    Includes exclusive sponsorship of the lunch, recognition on event literature and media, and on-site signage

    Manned Putting Contest Sponsor

    $500 - Partner Price
    $800 - Non-Partner Price

    Recognition on event literature and digital media, and on-site signage, 2 reps can conduct a putting contest on practice green as players play through, includes Awards Reception

    Manned Hole Sponsor

    $500 - Partner Price
    $800 - Non-Partner Price

    Recognition on event literature and digital media and on-site signage, 2 reps can set up on a hole to greet players as they play, includes Awards Reception

    Beverage Sponsor

    Recognition on event literature, digital media, and on-site signage

    Closest to The Pin / Long Drive Sponsor

    Recognition on event literature, digital media, and on-site signage

    Hole Sponsor Sign

    Recognition on event literature, digital media, and on-site signage

    Team Only Entry

    Includes four players, tee gift

    Individual Player

    Includes Individual Entry, tee gift

    Contact Tyler Eastham with Questions

    teastham@gmail.com | 757-329-3577

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