Upcoming events

    • 21 Sep 2017
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • The Green Turtle Sports Bar & Grille - Mt. Airy, MD

    MAAGCS Social Hour

    1604 Ridgeside Drive
    Mt. Airy, MD 21771

    Thursday, September 21, 2017

    The MAAGCS will be hosting a Social Hour at The Green Turtle Sports Bar & Grill in Mt. Airy, MD on Thursday, September 21, from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. This is also the first round of the Tour Championship, the culminating event of the PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedEx Cup.

    All MAAGCS members are encouraged 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 this FREE event so please bring your assistants, mechanics and any staff members.

    • 28 Sep 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Congressional Country Club - 8910 Bradley Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20817

    Equipment Managers Meeting



    Hector Velasquez
    “The Tactical Technician”

    Thursday September 28, 2017

    Congressional Country Club
    8910 Bradley Blvd.
    Bethesda, MD 20817

    Come out and enjoy an afternoon at Congressional Country Club with fellow turf equipment managers, industry leaders, and guest Hector Velasquez.  During this event, equipment manager Shahid Bhatti will give a tour of Congressional Country Club’s maintenance facility followed by a hands on learning experience presented by Hector Velasquez.  Hector will cover plastic welding, plastic gouge repair, aluminum welding, and proper soldering techniques. A special thank you goes out to Turf Equipment and Supply for their continued support. Because of their support, this is a FREE event and lunch will be provided.


    9:30 AM

    Shop Tour
    10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

    12:00 – 2:00 PM

    Hector Velasquez

    “The Tactical Technician”

    • 16 Oct 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
    • Baltimore Country Club, Lutherville-Timonium, MD
    • 82

    The Stewards of the Chesapeake

    Presented by

    Baltimore Country Club

    Lutherville-Timonium, MD

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    Supporting Sponsors

    Awards Party Sponsor

    Lunch Sponsor

    Putting Contest Sponsor

    Other Sponsors

    PondHawk by LINNE IndustriesPocono Turf,
    Nufarm, Crop Production Services, Rain Bird, McDonald & Sons, Harrells

    Sponsorships & Entry Fees

    If you would like to sign up for multiple sponsorship / entries, you will need to do each one separately or you can email or call Tyler Eastham teastham@gmail.com/ 757-329-3577 for assistance.

    • Hole Sponsor - $500
      Manned hole for networking with a hole sign
    • Closest To The Pin / Long Drive - $500
      Signage recognition on contest hole
    • Individual Player + Tee Sponsor - $400
      1 Player entry plus hole sign
    • Tee Sponsor - $300
      1 Hole Sign
    • Individual Player: $200
      1 Player Entry (will be placed on a team if you don't already have one)

    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. MAAGCS members can invite their club or company representatives to participate for the preservation and improvement of both the game of golf and our environment. The tournament has raised over $100,000 since its inception, and proceeds benefit the MAAGCS BMP Project, Maryland Association of Green Industries (MAGI), various universities, the GCSAA and other groups supporting environmental issues, such as the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. In 2014 the proceeds were used to help fund the MAGI, which advocates on our behalf our industry with local, state and federal legislators.

    In 2015 designation of proceeds went towards the important Best Management Practices program that the association is preparing to launch. The association has partnered with the University of Maryland, the GCSAA, corporate partners, allied associations, our own members and others who support this important cause. The initiative was kicked off in 2014 with a donation from GCSAA’s Environmental Institute for Golf. Developing Best Management Practices for our specific area will ensure that we have a sustainable approach to and can continue providing environmental, economic and social benefits to golf and society.  Your support of the Stewards of the Chesapeake event is a key element for our success.

    Baltimore Country Club

    Hosted by:

    Tim Kennelly

    Mark Jones, Jr.

    Supporting Turfgrass Research, Scholarships &

    Government Relations

    In past years, money from this event has been allocated to supporting the BMP project. As this project in the final stages, funds from this year's tournament will be used to support local turfgrass research, turfgrass student scholarships as well as our Mid-Atlantic turfgrass lobbyist. In 2017 alone, MAAGCS will be contributing $15,000 to the University of Maryland's research initiatives which include examining turfgrass microbiomes and alternative fungicide products.


    The event is open to all MAAGCS members and suppliers, 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.



    Speaker: TBA


    Shotgun Start, on course beverages 

    Awards Party with Heavy Hors d’oeuvres


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

        • 30 Oct 2017
        • 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
        • Belmont Country Club

        2017 VGCSA / MAAGCS
        Assistants Forum
        "Etiquette and Professionalism"

        Presented by

        Speaker Sponsors


        Other Sponsors

        Monday October 30, 2017
        8:30 AM to 5:30 PM EST

        Belmont Country Club
        19661 Belmont Manor Lane
        Ashburn, VA 20147

        Who Should Attend
        The VGCSA / MAAGCS Assistants Forum is designed as a career development program for assistant superintendents and crew members involved in golf course operations. Membership is not required. Superintendents are encouraged to accompany their staff, and Partners are also invited. Meeting attire is sportcoat, no tie.

        8:30 am – Registration & Networking Breakfast
        9:00 am – Grigg Bros. Welcome
                           Keynote – Bobby Wadkins
                           Assistants Roundtable
        11:15 am – Clinic on the Range w/ Bobby Wadkins
        11:45 pm – Lunch Pickup
        12:30 pm  Shotgun Start
        5:30 pm – Reception & Prizes

        Belmont CC
        Host Aaron Wells, GCS welcomes you to Belmont Country Clubs, an Arnold Palmer design club. Belmont's Manor House was once part of the vast land holdings of Lord Fairfax, built in the 1790s by the son of a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The name Belmont means "beautiful mountains" in French, and the course has great views of the Shenandoah Mountains.

        Bobby Wadkins
        PGA and Champions Tour Professional and Champion

        Born in Richmond, VA, Bobby Wadkins is a professional golfer who completed on the PGA Tour and currently competes on the Champions Tour. Bobby won the Virginia State Amateur in 1971 and is a four time winner on the Champions Tour, including a major, having captured the 2006 Senior Players Championship. He also has wins on the European Tour and Japan Golf Tour. Bobby brings a wealth of Knowledge having gained many experiences as he traveled the world. Bobby's topic will cover "Etiquette & Professionalism." Following the meeting he will treat us to a clinic on the driving range.

        Assistants Roundtable

        The Assistants Roundtable is an informative and lively presentation with audience participation. Panelists include Bobby Wadkins (our keynote speaker), Aaron Wells (GCS at Belmont CC), Sean Baskette (CGS at Hidden Valley CC) and Trevor Hedgepeth (CGS Kinloch GC).

        MAAGCS-VGCSA Ryder Cup Golf & Reception

        This year MAAGCS and VGCSA Assistants will square off in a Ryder Cup style match. Teams of two assistants from each chapter will compete against each other in captain's choice format. One point will be awarded for the team winning each match, and 1/2 point will be awarded to each team if a match ties. The team that accumulates the most points will be the champions.

        Sign Up Early!! The number of official matches will depend on the amount of players that sign up for each chapter. If one chapter has additional players, they will still compete but will not count in the official match. It is first-come, first-serve, so sign up early to secure your spot in the official event. Players may name their partner or one will be assigned. Prizes and reception will follow the golf event.

        Assistants Representatives

        Both VGCSA and MAAGCS have assistants on their board as follows:

        VGCSA - Steven Ball
        Former assistant at Kinloch Golf Club - Recently promoted to Superintendent at Ballyhack Golf Club
        Ballyhack Golf Club
        3609 Pitzer Road, Roanoke, VA 24014
        Ph: 434-989-1223 | Email: sball@ballyhackgolfclub.com

        MAAGCS - Mark Jones
        Baltimore Country Club
        1500 Mays Chapel Road, Luthersville, MD 21093
        Ph: 410-241-1906 | Email: pgajones@gmail.com

        Entry Fee & Sponsorship
        Entry fee is just $75 per person ($55 for assistants/crew members) and includes the following: continental breakfast, education, green fees, cart rental, range balls, lunch, beverages, prizes and Chili Bowl Awards Party. Thanks go to our sponsors, who have covered a large portion of the cost.

      Past events

      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
      04 May 2017 Assistants Meeting - Annual Bluegrass Weevils
      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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