Welcome to your local source for Northern Virginia amateur golf. Our goal is to promote and report on area amateur events as well those at the state or national level which involve golfers from the Northern Virginia area. The site includes tournament schedules and results, as well as reference links for courses in the VSGA Northern Sections and major golf associations. In addition, archival information is provided for all championships conducted by the Northern Sections, to include Past Champions and tournament summaries/results, since their inception in 1971. Please help further enhance this site by contacting us with suggestions or results of events not covered.
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Chantilly National A-Team Champions - "Snowman" Title is Overall Best
April 22, 2017
A snowman on the golf course is generally not a good thing, but when Chantilly National CC narrowly defeated defending champion Raspberry Falls GHC 9.5 to 8.5 in today's A-Team finals, the number "8" represented the number of A-Team titles Chantilly now owns - which is the best thing, as in "best" all time. In a closely contested match under trying conditions, Raspberry Falls won its first two matches at home with Pat McGuire and Andrew Brenneman capturing 2 points, while Tom and Greg Brouse won 2.5 points. In the final match at Raspberry Falls, however, Chantilly's Chris Warfield and Geoff Castleton swept all 3 points giving each team a split of 4.5 points each.
At Chantilly, Jason Dunn and Blair Johnson of the home team won two points in the opening match, while Raspberry Falls' Francesco Romano and Scott Hoover captured 3 points in the second match. In the final match, Greg Kozy made a 10 foot birdie putt on the seventeenth hole to win the final 3 points at home with partner Brian Marfori. All results, including individual results of the finals, overall final standings and the playoff results are available on the A-Team page.
Pictured: Chantilly National's home playoff team (L to R) - Jason Dunn, Brian Marfori, Greg Kozy, Blair Johnson, Rob Keith, Rodney Peters.
Not Pictured: Scott Purpura (PGA Professional), Curtis Congdon, Chris Coyer, Jon Zampedro, Chris Warfield, Geoff Castleton, Rich Buckner, Phil McQuitty, Bob Cunningham, Chris Arbore, Dean Olivieri
Curly Licklider Rescheduled for June 5 - Revised Entry Form Available
April 17, 2017
Tthe Curly Licklider Memorial Four-Ball Amateur Championship has been rescheduled for June 5. A revised enty form for those who have not already entered is avaiable on the Area Schedule page.
Raspberry Falls vs. Chantilly in A-Team Finals
April 9, 2017
Defending champion Raspberry Falls GHC defeated Springfield CC 12 - 6 in today's semifinals to advance to the finals against Chantilly National CC, which won over South Riding GC 9.5 to 8.5. Raspberry Falls is trying to be only the second club to go back-to-back since 1999, while Chantilly National will have its fourth chance in the finals to break out of a tie with Army Navy CC for the most A-Team titles. Each have won seven times in the 47 year history of this annual event. The finals are scheduled for Saturday, April 22. All results, final standings and the playoff schedule are available on the A-Team page.
A-Team Playoffs Are Set - Raspberry Falls Top Seed, International Wild Card
April 3, 2017
Update 4/8: Raspberry Falls, Springfield, Chantilly and South Riding advance to semifinals.
Divisional play in the Northern Virginia A-Team matches has been completed with seven former champions, and one club seeking its first title. Defending champion Raspberry Falls is the top seed and will meet International in the opening round of the quarterfinals next Saturday. International edged out Belle Haven for the wild card spot. 2015 champion Piedmont will face 2013 champion Springfield to round out the upper bracket. In the lower bracket, second-seeded Chantilly faces Fauquier Springs and Washington Golf meets South Riding, which is vying for its first title. The semifinals will be played next Sunday. All results, final standings and the playoff schedule are available on the A-Team page.
Lew Blakey Receives Prestigious USGA Award
March 29, 2017
The United States Golf Association honored Northern Virginia's Lew Blakey as an Ike Granger Award recipient at their Annual Meeting last month which was conducted in Bethesda, MD. The award is in honor of Blakey's 25 years of volunteer service to the game as a USGA Rules Official and PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshop instructor (noting that he conducted these duties at the Virginia and Mid-Atlantic levels as well). Blakey has officiated at all four USGA men's major championships, including nearly 20 U.S. Opens, as well as numerous women's championships. In all, he has officiated at over 100 national championships, including the Masters, British Open and PGA Championship in addition to the USGA championships. Blakey has served on the USGA's Executive Committee (2001-2006), the Joint USGA/RA Rules of Golf Committee (2001-2007) and is a member of the Middle Atlantic Golf Association Hall of Fame. Many know him as one of the leading experts in the game on the rules, but most do not know that he had an accomplished career as a golfer himself. He won the Washington Metropolitan Golf Association Senior Amateur twice (1992 and 1998), the 1991 Northern Virginia Senior Amateur and captured two Northern Virginia Senior 4-Ball titles with Dave King.
The ceremony took place following Blakey's last workshop, but he says he will still continue to be involved with the rules. Scott Lipsky of the USGA has written an excellent article on Blakey's career (see link below). His concluding statement bears repeating - "It's a fitting tribute. Blakey's years of service have left an indelible mark on the Rules of Golf".
USGA Article:"Blakey’s Love of the Game Fueled by Admiration for the Rules"
Raspberry Falls Opens Strong Defense in A-Team Matches - Nine Teams Remain Undefeated
March 26, 2017
Defending champion Raspberry Falls GC won their first two matches in Division play, each by convincing margins of 15-3, as the Northern Virginia A-Team matches finally caught a break in the weather this past weekend. Raspberry Falls will face Belle Haven (2-0) on Saturday to determine the Division A winners. Other key matches in the final weekend of Division play include undefeated teams Springfield versus Winchester in Division C, and South Riding versus Trump National in Division G. Division E will head into the final weekend with all four teams - Fauquier Springs, Prince William, Loudoun and River Creek - tied at 1-1. Raspberry Falls is looking to become the first club to successfully defend their title since River Creek won back-to-back in 2004 and 2005. Results are posted on the A-Team page.
Pictured: Creighton Farms' Jason Ward and Shane Lanhardt and Raspberry Falls' Tom and Greg Brouse
Curly Licklider Entry Form Available - March 31 Deadline
March 1, 2017
The entry form for the Curly Licklider Memorial Four-Ball Amateur Championship is now avaiable on the Area Schedule page. The annual event, hosted by the Winchester CC, has both regular and senior divisions. It is an 18 hole, no handicap event. The entry form includes additional information. Brian Hill and Jason Pool are the defending champions, with two teams typing for first place last year in the senior division - Larry Stock and Tom Dilli along with Bob Harwick and John Steele.
A-Team Entry Form Available - February 20 Deadline
January 30, 2017
The entry form for the Northern Virginia A-Team matches is now available with an entry deadline of February 20th. The competition, which has the been the "unofficial" start to the area's golf season each year for over 45 years, will begin with the round-robin preliminary round March 17th, and provided no weather delays, will move into the playoffs on Aril 8th. The competition is open to all clubs in the VSGA Northern Sections (Northern Virginia - East, Central and West Sections as well as the Fredericksburg Section). Additional information is contained on the A-Team page, in the Entry Form and in the A-Team Rules. Please note the new mailing address: VSGA NE Section, P.O. Box 2328, Ashburn, VA 20146. Northern Virginia Tournament Director, Mark Vandegrift, is the new A-Team Coordinator, taking the reigns from Tim Krouse who expertly handled the duties for more than a decade. Raspberry Falls is the defending champion.
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The "Past Champions" sections span back to
1971 and are now basically complete. Please contact the
webmaster with information you may have concerning the Northern
Virginia Four-Ball held in 2005; A-Team winner for 1993 and runners-up in
years 93, 96 and 97; and the Northern Virginia Mid-Amateur winner for 1995
(held at Mt. Vernon CC).
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