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Welcome to the definitive source for Northern Virginia amateur golf. Our goal is to promote and report on local amateur events as well those at the state or national level which involve local area golfers. The site includes archival information for all championships conducted by the Northern Sections, to include Past Champions and tournament summaries/results since their inception in 1971. In addition, tournament schedules and reference links for all courses in the Northern Sections as well as all major golf associations are included. Please help further enhance this site by contacting us with suggestions or results of events not covered.

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A-Team Schedule Posted - Matches Kick-off March 15
Udated: March 11, 2015

The playoff schedule has been revised in order to provide an extra day for make-up matches in the preliminary rounds due to inclement weather. The Division schedule remains unchanged, but April 4th is now available should matches be postposed through a mutual decision among opposing team captains and professionals. See "Playoffs"on the A-team page for the revised schedule.

The weather forecast calls for above-freezing temperatures eight of the next 10 days - hopefully enough to get the snow and ice melted and the area courses playable for the start of the 2015 Northern Virginia A-Team matches - but don't expect a lot of roll. Given the harsh winter and lack of playable days, however, the "unofficial" start of the golf season will be welcomed by most competitors, regardless of the conditions. Matches begin for eight of the full field of 28 teams on March 15, with defending champion Belle Haven opening their title defense on March 21 against Ft. Belvoir. The complete schedule of matches and subsequent results can be accessed on the A-Team page throughout the competition.


Curly Licklider 4-Ball Entry Form Available
February 24, 2015

The Curly Licklider Memorial Four-Ball Amateur Championship will be held Friday, April 10, at the Winchester Country Club. The annual kick-off of the area's invitational season will have both regular and senior divisions and is open to amateur golfers with a valid USGA handicap index of 10.0 or less. Additional information concerning tournaments details is available in the entry form, which is due by April 3. Entry Form


A-Team Dates Announced - Entry Form Available, Deadline February 23
January 31, 2015

The dates for the 2015 Northern Virginia "A-Team" matches have been announced. The preliminary round-robin matches will be held March 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29. Assuming no weather postponements, play-offs will have the quarterfinals on April 4, semifinals on April 5 and the finals on April 11. The spring A-team championship is the oldest event conducted by the Northern Sections, beginning in 1971 where Washington GCC won over Springfield CC in the finals. The matches have become the harbinger of the golf season for the Washington Metro area and routinely have a field of 28-32 teams, representing approximately 350-400 golfers, regardless of the weather, which can vary wildly during the month of March. Belle Haven CC is the defending champion.

The matches are open to clubs in the VSGA Northern Sections (Northern Virginia East, Central, West and Fredericksburg sections). All necessary instructions for entry and play are included in the Entry Form and A-Team Rules below. The entry deadline is February 23. Pairings will be posted after all entries are received.
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Shingler, Tallent Named VSGA Golfers of the Year
January 9, 2015

The VSGA has announced that Scott Shingler (Haymarket, VA) has been named the 2014 Virginia State Golf Association's Golfer of the Year. Pat Tallent (Vienna, VA) shares the senior Player of the Year honors with Martinsville's Keith Decker. This is the third time Shingler has received the award, having also been honored in 2009 and 2011. Tallent won the regular Golfer of the Year in 2007.

ShinglerShingler won the Northern Virginia Amateur for the fifth time, finished in the top five in three of the VSGA majors (quarterfinalist in the state amateur), advanced to sectional qualifying in the US Open and qualified for the US Mid-Amateur. Long recognized by his peers and the golfing community as not only an excellant player, but one of the true gentlemen of the game, Shingler continues to represent Northern Virginia and the VGSA at the highest level as evidenced through his consistent excllence.

Tallent has also been a mainstay in Northern Virginia, TallentWashington Metro and VSGA championsips, as well as on the national level, for over four decades. At age 61, however, he has a reduced tournament schedule and is more selective in the events he plays. While Decker dominated this year's state senior events, Tallent achieved his goal of winning a USGA major championship by capturing the US Senior Amateur after qualifying for 26 previous USGA events. Winning at age 61 and the manner in which he got to the finals was an exciting story completely missed by the Washington Post but had the interest and following of the local and statewide golfing community nonetheless. He survived a 15-for-13 playoff to get him into one of the final spots for match play, and as the 60th seed, became the lowest seeded player to win the championship. In addition to his US Senior Amateur win, Tallent and Decker partnered together to win the VSGA Senior Four-Ball. For more details see www.VSGA.org


WMGA Announces Dates for Team Matches
January 8, 2015

The Washington Metropolitan Golf Association has announced the dates of it's Senior Team and regular Team Matches. The Senior Team Matches kick off with preliminary rounds April 12, 18 and 19. Quarter-finals and Semi-finals will be April 26 and 27 respectively, with the finals set for May 1. Chantilly National GCC is the defending champion. The regular Team matches will be July 11- August 1. Argyle CC is the defending champion.


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