Storm Damage Forces Amateur Reschedule
This is beginning to seem like Groundhog’s Day with our recent RGA tournaments but we will have to postpone the City Amateur until July 6th-9th... The storm that ripped through the Northside of Richmond last Thursday night took a toll on Jefferson Lakeside. Jefferson Lakeside still does not have power and they have nearly 75 trees down on the course. The course will be closed for some time to get everything in order. Jefferson Lakeside was very gracious and letting us reschedule the tournament. Over the history of the RGA, this will be the first time the qualifying round will begin on Wednesday. Remember guys, very few people make it to the quarterfinals so there is a great chance that all of us would not have to take off of work on Friday. Please remember that as you make your decision on playing in the tournament. Just like before, please let us know what tee times you would like on Wednesday if you have a preference and we will do our best to accomodate. We will be starting tee times Wednesday at 7:30 am. Tee times will run to around 1:30 or 2:00pm.
Players with special requests on starting times for July 6th or players that will not be able to play on the new dates, please let us know so we can send you a refund.
Players, please contact us stating whether or not you will be playing in the Amateur on the new dates.
Players that did not previously sign up, you are now able to sign up online for the new dates.
We look forward to seeing everyone at Jefferson Lakeside on July 6th.
Weather Forces Postponement Of Senior Championship
Due to upcoming weather and course conditions we have postponed the RGA Senior/Super Senior Championship to July 25-26 with a 1 o’clock shotgun both days. The next two days would have been Cart Path Only which is very difficult for many players in our field to do with the hills and long walks at Royal New Kent.
We apologize to anyone that was excited and ready to play tomorrow but between the Royal New Kent staff and the RGA Board, we felt this was the best decision for the event.
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!