The Stewards of the Chesapeake 2019

  • 28 Oct 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Westwood Country Club, Vienna, VA


  • Includes four players, tee gift, recognition in event literature and digital media, on-site signage
  • Includes four players and tee gift
  • Individual Player, full-day activities, tee gift
  • Signage recognition as breakfast sponsor
  • Includes Hole Sign. 2 people from your company can sit at the hole to network and interact with players. You may give away merchandise
    or marketing materials. You may not distribute alcoholic beverages.
  • Includes Hole Sign. 2 people from your company can sit at the hole to network and interact with players. You may give away merchandise
    or marketing materials. You may not distribute alcoholic beverages.
  • Closest to the Pin Sponsor with recognition on the sponsored hole
  • Signage Recognition at Bloody Mary Bar Station, recognition on event promotions
  • Long Drive Sponsor with signage recognition on contest hole
  • Opportunity to run a putting contest and give away company merchandise
  • Signage Recognition at 1 Beverage Station, recognition on event promotions
  • 1 Tee Sign
  • Breakfast Education & Lunch Attendee
  • Awards Party Reception Attendee with Heavy Hors d'oeuvres

Registration is closed

The Stewards of the Chesapeake

Presented by

800 Maple Ave East

Vienna, VA 22180

Monday, October 28, 2019

Hosted by:

David McGregor 

Westwood Country Club

Westwood Country Club golf facilities include a newly-renovated 6,910 yard 18-hole, par 71 golf course, large driving range with grass tees, a short game area and spacious putting green all within a few steps of the first tee.

The original golf course, designed by noted architect Alfred Tull, opened in 1954. The course closed in the summer of 2011 and after undergoing a complete renovation by architect Gene Bates reopened in the spring of 2013.

The new golf course features T-1 bentgrass tees, greens and fairways and has five sets of tees to accommodate players of all skill levels. Westwood has hosted numerous Virginia State Golf Association and Washington Metropolitan Golf Association tournaments. In 2009, Westwood was the site of a regional qualifier for the U.S. Amateur.

The event is limited to a firm 120 players and will sell out, fast, so be sure to register ASAP to guarantee your spot in the tournament.

Awards Party Sponsor

Supporting Sponsor




Breakfast Sponsor

Lunch Sponsor

Beverage Sponsors



Bloody Mary Bar Sponsor

M&M Consulting Inc.

Hole Sponsors

BioBoost, Davisson Golf, Glenn Dale Golf Club, Newsom Seed, Nufarm, Nutrien, Rain Bird, Target Specialty Products

Sponsorships Available - See below for more information

Tournament History

The Stewards of the Chesapeake event was established in 2000 by the MAAGCS in order to develop a primary source of funding to support local research projects, support environmental efforts, and government relations as they pertain to the golf industry. The tournament has also provided a great opportunity for MAAGCS members to invite their club or company officials to participate in the event for the preservation and improvement of both the game of golf and our environment. The tournament has raised over $200,000 since its inception, and proceeds benefit the Maryland Association of Green Industries (MAGI), various Universities, the GCSAA and other groups supporting environmental issues, such as the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

In 2017 the proceeds from the Stewards of the Chesapeake were used to help fund the Maryland Association of Green Industries. MAGI advocates on our behalf to help endorse the benefits of our industry with local, state and federal legislators.  In addition, beginning in 2018 the MAAGCS committed $25,000 over 5 years to The University of Maryland Turfgrass Pathology Research Fund. The purpose of this fund is to support turfgrass research infrastructure, such as campus labs and the Paint Branch Turf Research Facility. The fund also directly supports the turfgrass pathology position.


9:00 am

Registration/ Light Breakfast

9:45 am

Featured Speaker Douglas Linde, Ph.D

Professor of  Turf Management
Delaware Valley University

11:00 am

Lunch/Driving Range Open

12:00 pm


Shotgun Start, On Course Beverages

5:00 pm

Scoring/Awards Party
Heavy Hors D'oeuvres

Douglas Linde Bio

Douglas Linde grew up as a golf course superintendent's son on Wedgewood Golf Course in Allentown, Pa., and developed a love for golf and its playing field at an early age. His career goal to become a superintendent changed upon graduation from Delaware Valley College in 1991. After completing his graduate degrees from Penn State University, Dr. Linde returned to Del Val in 1996 to develop and direct the turf management program.

Dr. Linde specializes in preparing students for a career in the turf industry and is the academic and career advisor for all turf management students. He also teaches several turf management courses, including Golf Course Design and Construction, Land Surveying, Irrigation Technology, and Soils. He also coaches the golf team, advises the Turf Club, and supervises the turf-research facility and putting green on campus.

He received the Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year Award in 2003 and was awarded the 2005 Golf Coach of the Year award for the NCAA Div. III Freedom Conference. Dr. Linde is a golf course and sports field consultant and conducts turfgrass research. While a student at Del Val, Dr. Linde played on the golf and basketball teams. In 1990 he was named an Academic All-American for Golf by the Golf Coaches Association of America and was also an Agricultural Ambassador for two years.


The event is open to all MAAGCS members, their friends, colleagues (club professionals, GMs, board members) and associates at golf clubs in and around Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia. We encourage Maryland legislators to participate in this event, which gives promise to Maryland’s environmental stewardship. Clubs are encouraged to support this important cause by fielding a team.

Format and Rules

Format for the tournament is four-man Shamble. Each player drives and all players play from the selected spot. Two best balls net (80% handicap). USGA Rules govern play, as modified by Local Rules.


Prizes will be awarded to the overall winners. Other prizes will be awarded for closest-to-the-pin and longest drive.

Tee Gift

Each player will receive a tee gift!

Sponsorships & Entry

Supporting Sponsor


Includes four players, tee gift for each player, recognition on event literature, digital media and on site signage

Manned Hole Sponsor

$500 - Partner Price
$800 - Non-Partner Price

Recognition on event literature and digital media and on site signage, 2 reps can set up on a hole to greet players as they play, includes Awards Party Reception

Beverage Sponsor

Recognition on event literature, digital media and on site signage

Closest To The Pin / Long Drive Sponsor

Recognition on event literature, digital media and on site signage

Tee/Hole Sponsor

Recognition on event literature, digital media and on site signage

Individual Player

Full Day Events & Tee Gift

Awards Party Reception Attendee Only

Includes Heavy Hors d'oeuvres Awards Reception

Breakfast and Education Attendee

Includes Light Breakfast and Education prior to Golf

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