Course Conditions Force Postponement of Mid Am
This is bizarre but we are going to have to continue the streak of postponed events this year and have to postpone the RGA Mid-Amateur. The new tournament date will be September 9, 10.
We have to postpone the event due to heat stress on greens. Willow Oaks hosted the US Amateur qualifying on Monday the 25th and it really stressed out the greens after the club championship and other big nonmember events during the heat wave and high humidity. Willow Oaks will be closed until next Tuesday; therefore the RGA board feels that it would be in the best interests of the RGA and our relationship with Willow Oaks to postpone the tournament until Sept 9-10. We know the new date interferes with a few RGA club events but this was one of the few dates that were still available to host the event. It’s been a crazy year for the RGA with all 4 men’s tournaments being postponed due to some reason. All the postponed tournaments have actually worked out better in the long run because we had increased participation than the original date. Thank you for being patient and continuing to support the RGA.
All players that have paid and can still play on the new dates do not need to re-enter.
All players that CANNOT play on the new dates and have paid let us know and you will be refunded.
The new deadline to enter the tounament will be on September 5th.
LaReau Rolls at Royal New Kent
Rick LaReau followed up an opening round 70 with an even par 72 to win this year's Senior Championship by seven shots at Royal New Kent.
RGA Honors Griffin Clark
The Richmond Golf Association announced Tuesday at the RGA Junior Championship trophy presentations that the trophy will be renamed after Griffin Clark.
Kennedy Wins RGA Junior at Belmont
Andrew Kennedy backed up a first round 68 with a final round 69 to win this year's RGA Junior Championship at Belmont GC.
Breeden Wins Amateur Championship
Winning the Richmond Golf Association Amateur championship is great.
Winning it at your home course makes it even better.
Loving, Jr./Dougherty Squeak By At Broach
RGA President Larry Loving, Jr. teamed with reigning RGA Mid Am champion Ted Dougherty to win this year's Nelson Broach Memorial at Royal Virginian GC.
Schedule Set for 2016 Season
The 2016 RGA Championship schedule is set and can be seen at right. There are some great venues this season and we're looking forward to another great year of competition.
There is one new event on the schedule this year, the Petersburg Cup at the Country Club of Petersburg. The format is similar to the Jefferson Lakeside Invitational, except that the four person team from each club will play as two four ball teams.There will be no Senior Division for this event, but Seniors are invited to play and will be able to play forward tees.
Also, the Broach Memorial format has changed this year. We will play 27 holes in one day, using three nine hole fomats; best ball, modified alternate shot and captain's choice.
Lastly, the RGA welcomes Rubin Unowitz to the RGA Board as Secretary this year. Rubin has been a fixture at RGA events over the past hundred years or so (kidding...sort of) and has a great understanding of how our events are run. We're a little surprised he hasn't been asked to serve before now, but in any case, welcome Rubin!