Upcoming events

    • 18 Oct 2021
    • Bethesda Country Club

    The Stewards of the Chesapeake
    Monday, October 18, 2021

    Presented by

    MAAGCS is excited for this year's edition of the Stewards of the Chesapeake which will be played on Monday, October 18th at Bethesda Country Club!

    Bethesda Country Club

    In 1988 BCC hosted the First Greater Washington Open and in 1990, the Mazda LPGA held its first one million-dollar event at Bethesda. For the next three years, the Mazda LPGA hosted impressive championships at BCC and brought international press coverage and national television coverage on NBC.

    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.


    9:00 am

    10:00 am
    Education featuring Rich Mandell

    11:00 am
    Golf Warmup, Lunch

    12:00 pm
    Golf - Shotgun Start

    Following Golf
    Awards reception & heavy hors d'oeuvres
    Presented by ESAGCS

    The event will begin in the morning with education followed by lunch, golf & awards reception. More details coming soon!

    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.

    Featured Speaker

    Richard Mandell
    Richard Mandell Golf Architecture

    Richard Mandell, ASGCA, has designed, renovated, or restored more than seventy golf courses since 1992 in fifteen states and China. Richard Mandell Golf Architecture is located in Pinehurst, North Carolina and has won awards spanning four decades. Richard Mandell graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors degree in Landscape Architecture. He is a licensed Landscape Architect in four states and a Certified Arborist. Richard has worked on eleven Donald Ross courses as well as layouts by A.W. Tillinghast, and Stanley Thompson to name a few.

    RMGA has served both public and private clients including clubs as Army Navy Country Club and Waters Edge Country Club in Virginia, Orangeburg Country Club in South Carolina, Oconomowoc Golf Club in Wisconsin, and Lake Forest Country Club in Hudson, Ohio. Public clients include Queen Anne’s County, Maryland and the Cities of Erie, Pennsylvania; Edina, Minnesota; Sarasota, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Sponsorships Available

    Register for your sponsorship or contact Tyler Eastham teastham@gmail.com for additional details

    Awards Party Sponsor

    Supporting Sponsors

    Breakfast Sponsor

    Beverage Station Sponsors


    Long Drive Sponsor

    Hole Sponsors

    Genesis Turfgrass, Helena Agri-Enterprises, Newsom Seed, Harrell's, Collins Wharf Sod 

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