MAAGCS - VGCSA Assistants Forum

  • 02 Nov 2015
  • 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Belmont Country Club

Assistants Forum

"Project Management and Renovations"

Presented by:

Speaker Sponsors:

VGCSA - Tidewater Turfgrass Association (TTA), Old Dominion Golf
Course Superintendents Association (ODGCSA), Virginia Turfgrass Association (VTA), Greater Washington GCSA.
MAAGCS - Mid-Atlantic Association of Golf Course Superintendents

Monday November 2, 2015 
8:30 AM to 6:00 PM EST

Belmont Country Club
19661 Belmont Manor Lane
Ashburn, VA 20147

Who Should Attend
The VGCSA / MAAGCS Assistants Forum is designed as a career development program for assistant superintendents and crew members involved in golf course operations. Membership is not required. Superintendents are encouraged to accompany their staff, and Partners are also invited. Meeting attire is sportcoat, no tie.

8:30 am – Registration & Networking Breakfast
9:00 am – Grigg Bros. Welcome
                   Keynote – Tim Moraghan
                   Assistants Roundtable
11:15 am – Lunch pick-up
12:00 pm – Golf Shotgun Start 
5:30 pm - Reception

Belmont CC
Host Aaron Wells, GCS welcomes you to Belmont Country Clubs, an Arnold Palmer design club. Belmont's Manor House was once part of the vast land holdings of Lord Fairfax, built in the 1790s by the son of a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The name Belmont means "beautiful mountains" in French, and the course has great views of the Shenandoah Mountains.

Tim Moraghan, Aspire Golf

For more 30 years, Tim Moraghan’s talents and work ethic have brought a wealth of benefits to the golf industry. From grounds crew to construction of new courses to golf course superintendent, Moraghan’s experience encompasses a wide range of talents and expertise in the golf arena, topped by the prestigious position of Director of Championship Agronomy for the USGA, a position he held for more than two decades.  Tim’s topic will be “Project Management and Renovations”.

Assistants Roundtable
The Assistants Roundtable is an informative and lively presentation with audience participation. Panelists include Tim Moraghan (our keynote speaker), Aaron Wells (GCS at Belmont CC), and other top superintendents.

Golf Event & Reception
An informal golf event will follow the education portion of the meeting. Format will be two-man scramble, and players may name their partner or one will be assigned. Prizes and a reception will follow the golf event.

Assistants Representatives
Both VGCSA and MAAGCS have assistants on their board as follows:

VGCSA - Ryan Johnson
Kanawha Golf Club
725 River Road West, Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103
Ph: 804-784-7280 * Email:

MAAGCS - Chris Sandels
Chevy Chase Club
6100 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD
Ph: 301-656-6323 * Email:

Entry Fee & Sponsorship
Entry fee is just $75 per person ($55 for assistants/crew members) and includes the following: continental breakfast, education, green fees, cart rental, range balls, lunch, beverages, prizes and Chili Bowl Awards Party. Thanks go to our sponsors, who have covered a large portion of the cost.

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