Upcoming events

    • 09 Apr 2018
    • 7:00 AM
    • 16 Nov 2018
    • Various Locations
    • 0

    32 teams will square off in five rounds to see who will be crowned Champions of the 3rd edition of the MAAGCS Match Play Championship! 

    This is a great event for networking with fellow MAAGCS members along with mixing in friendly competition and great prizes.

    Round 1 groupings will be done by region. Teams are responsible for arranging the date, site and completion of each match and reporting the results. The winners advance to the next round and losers are eliminated from the competition. Winners will be crowned Champions at the Annual Meeting.

    Official Rules Sheet

    You Must Have A Verifiable Handicap!

    You must be able to produce a verifiable handicap upon request from your playing opponents. If you are unable to produce a verifiable handicap, your opponents have the right to require you to play as a “0”.

    Click Image Below to View the Bracket

    Prizes (Visa Gift Cards - Split Between Teammates)
    1st: $1,000
    2nd: $500
    3rd: $400
    4th: $400

    Questions? Contact 

    Joe Haskins


    Tyler Eastham

    • 19 Jul 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • The Pier Oyster Bar & Grill, Edgewater, MD

    The MAAGCS will be hosting a Social Hour at The Pier Oyster Bar & Grill in Edgewater, MD, on Thursday, July 19 from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm. This event coincides with the third major of the year, The Open Championship.

    All MAAGCS members are encouraged to attend for drinks, appetizers and camaraderie. As always, it should be a great time and plenty of fellowship with your colleges. There is no official registration for the event so please bring your assistants, mechanics and any staff members. The address for The Pier Oyster Bar & Grill is 48 South River Road, Edgewater, MD 21037.

    48 South River Road
    Edgewater, MD 21037

    • 06 Aug 2018
    • 7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Chevy Chase Club, Chevy Chase, MD

    The Stewards of the Chesapeake

    Presented by

    Chevy Chase Club
    6100 Connecticut Ave
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815

    Monday, August 6, 2018

    Hosted by:

    Dean Graves | Chris Sandels

    Chevy Chase Club

    Chevy Chase Club is a distinctive social institution that, since 1892, has provided its members, their families and guests with recreation and refuge from the stresses of daily life in the environs of the nation’s capital. The Club’s remarkable gardens, grounds, athletic venues and clubhouse facilities offer year-round enjoyment for all ages.

    The celebration of family, a tradition of civility and a commitment to excellent facilities and services will always be the hallmarks of Chevy Chase Club.

    Chevy Chase Club is known for its privacy, and the club does not typically host outside events. The MAAGCS is thus honored to have the opportunity to play this historic course. Thank you Dean Graves, CGCS for arranging this special treat!

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

    Awards Party/Lunch Sponsor

    Supporting Sponsors

    Breakfast Sponsor

    Other Sponsors

    BioBoost, BASF, Davisson Golf, Inc., Genesis Turfgrass, Helena Chemical, Noble Turf, Luck Ecosystems, M&M Consulting, Nufarm, Nutrien, PoconoTurf, PondHawk by LINNE Industries, Textron

    Tournament History

    The Stewards of the Chesapeake event was established in 2000 by the MAAGCS in order 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.


    7:00 am

    8:00 am

    Steve McDonald
    Turfgrass Disease Solutions, LLC

    9:00 pm
    Shotgun Start, On Course Beverages

    1:30 pm
    Awards Party & Lunch


    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.


    Chevy Chase Club will require caddies for the afternoon. Fees are $80 cash per player and are the player's responsibility to make payment. If you have a disability and cannot walk the course, please contact Tyler Eastham – teastham@gmail.com | 757-329-3577 with your request for a cart. Requests are limited and must be made by 3:00 pm on Friday, August 3rd.


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

    Sponsorships & Entry

    Contact Tyler Eastham with Questions
    teastham@gmail.com | 757-329-3577

    Supporting Sponsor(s)

    Includes four players, recognition in event literature and digital media, on site signage

    Closest To The Pin / Long Drive Sponsor

    Manned Hole Sponsor

    Tee/Hole Sponsor

    Individual Player

    Lunch and Awards Party Attendee

    Includes Lunch and the Awards Party after Golf

    Breakfast and Education Attendee

    2017 Sponsors


    PondHawk by LINNE IndustriesPocono Turf,
    Nufarm, Crop Production Services, Rain Bird,
    McDonald & Sons, Harrells, Davisson Golf, Finch ServicesPBI Gordon

      Past events

      18 Jul 2018 UMD Field Day
      26 Jun 2018 Bermudagrass Round Table
      13 Jun 2018 O's Hooky Day Baseball Event
      29 May 2018 2018 MAAGCS / ESAGCS Chesapeake Challenge
      14 May 2018 Assistants Meeting - Annual Bluegrass Weevils 2018
      10 Apr 2018 Equipment Manager Meeting at Northwest GC
      15 Mar 2018 Topgolf Challenge (Supt/Asst & others) Open to all members! 2018
      06 Mar 2018 Mid-Atlantic Regional Golf Conference
      21 Feb 2018 MAAGCS 2018 Education Seminar
      14 Feb 2018 Equipment Manager Meeting at TESCO
      07 Feb 2018 2018 GIS GCSAA Social Event
      12 Dec 2017 2017 MAAGCS Annual Meeting and Elections
      06 Nov 2017 2017 MAAGCS Annual Championship
      30 Oct 2017 2017 MAAGCS - VGCSA Assistants Forum
      16 Oct 2017 The Stewards of the Chesapeake Presented by Landscape Supply
      28 Sep 2017 Equipment Managers Meeting
      21 Sep 2017 MAAGCS Social Hour
      24 Jul 2017 The 2nd Annual Craig Swiney Memorial Golf Tournament
      23 Jun 2017 Rick Fritz Memorial Turf Research & Scholarship Tournament Presented by Bayer
      15 Jun 2017 MAAGCS Social Hour - Gordon Biersch
      08 Jun 2017 Dr. J Kevin Mathias Retirement Reception
      30 May 2017 MAAGCS / ESAGCS Chesapeake Challenge
      11 May 2017 MAAGCS Social Hour
      10 May 2017 MAAGCS Assistants Meeting at Nationals Park - Nats vs Orioles
      20 Apr 2017 2017 Superintendent / Assistant Meeting
      14 Apr 2017 Assistants Meeting at Ravens Stadium
      29 Mar 2017 Equipment Managers Meeting
      16 Mar 2017 MAAGCS Social Hour - World of Beers - FREE
      22 Feb 2017 2017 MAAGCS Match Play Championship
      22 Feb 2017 MAAGCS 2017 Education Seminar
      15 Feb 2017 Equipment Manager Meeting
      14 Feb 2017 Assistant Superintendents Meeting
      08 Feb 2017 2017 GIS GCSAA Social Event
      04 Feb 2017 2017 Golf Industry Show
      11 Jan 2017 Assistants TopGolf Event (Open to All Members!)
      07 Dec 2016 2016 MAAGCS Annual Meeting and Elections
      07 Nov 2016 2016 MAAGCS Annual Championship presented by Landscape Supply
      18 Oct 2016 Equipment Manager Field Day
      11 Oct 2016 The Stewards of the Chesapeake presented by Genesis Turfgrass
      06 Sep 2016 MAAGCS Social Hour
      11 Aug 2016 MAAGCS Social Hour - Gordon Biersch
      10 Aug 2016 UMD End of Season Paint Branch Turfgrass Disease Plot Tour
      14 Jul 2016 MAAGCS Social Hour
      13 Jul 2016 Inaugural Craig Swiney Memorial Golf Tournament
      29 Jun 2016 MAAGCS Assistants Meeting at Nationals Park - Nats vs NY Mets
      18 May 2016 Assistant Meeting - Baltimore Country Club - May 18th
      17 May 2016 National Golf Day
      11 Apr 2016 MAAGCS Match Play Championship
      07 Mar 2016 TopGolf Challenge (Supt/Asst & others) Open to all members!
      24 Feb 2016 MAAGCS 2016 Education Seminar
      10 Feb 2016 GIS GCSAA Social Event
      20 Jan 2016 2016 MAAGCS Assistants Meeting, presented by TESCO
      08 Dec 2015 2015 MAAGCS Annual Meeting and Elections
      02 Nov 2015 MAAGCS - VGCSA Assistants Forum
      26 Oct 2015 2015 MAAGCS Annual Championship
      06 Oct 2015 2015 MAAGCS Superintendent Pro
      31 Aug 2015 The Stewards of the Chesapeake Social presented by Genesis Turfgrass
      31 Aug 2015 The Stewards of the Chesapeake presented by Genesis Turfgrass
      26 May 2015 MAAGCS-ESAGCS Joint Meeting - Chesapeake Challenge
      20 May 2015 MAAGCS Assistants Meeting at Nationals Park - Nats vs NY Yankees
      09 Apr 2015 2015 Superintendent / Assistant Meeting
      03 Mar 2015 MAAGCS Assistant Superintendent Meeting Featuring Steve McDonald
      25 Feb 2015 GCSAA Social Event - FREE
      17 Feb 2015 2015 MAAGCS Assistants Meeting, presented by TESCO
      04 Feb 2015 MAAGCS 2015 Education Seminar
      08 Dec 2014 Annual Meeting and Elections
      03 Nov 2014 Assistant Superintendent Tournament
      27 Oct 2014 MAAGCS Annual Championship
      22 Sep 2014 Stewards of the Chesapeake Tournament
      19 Sep 2014 Dinner Cruise on Spirit of Baltimore
      23 Jun 2014 MAAGCS Superintendent Pro
      27 May 2014 MAAGCS ESAGCS Joint Meeting
      15 May 2014 Grass Roots Exhibit Sodding Help
      09 May 2014 Shields Memorial Tournament
      21 Apr 2014 First Annual MAAGCS Invitational
      10 Apr 2014 Assistant Superintendent Meeting, April 10
      26 Feb 2014 MAAGCS 2014 Education Seminar
      09 Dec 2013 MAAGCS Annual Meeting, 85th Anniversary and Elections
      04 Nov 2013 MAAGCS Annual Championship
      21 Oct 2013 MAAGCS Assistants Championship
      30 Sep 2013 GWGCSA MAAGCS Event
      16 Sep 2013 Assistant Superintendent Meeting Event
      28 Jul 2013 MAAGCS Family Picnic, July 28th
      21 Jun 2013 Assistant Superintendent Meeting, Congressional Country Club
      21 May 2013 Chesapeake Challenge
      13 May 2013 Stewards of the Chesapeake
      10 May 2013 Shields Memorial Golf Tournament
      22 Apr 2013 Superintendent/Professional Team Event
      25 Mar 2013 If you plan to attend Assistant Meeting Monday, Please Register Today
      20 Mar 2013 Superintendent/Assistant Team Event
      19 Feb 2013 2013 Education Seminar

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