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August 14, 2017


Dear Friend,

This year’s NYSTA Challenge Steve Smith Memorial Tournament will be held at The Links at Union Vale in Lagrangeville, NY on August 14, 2017. This event sponsored by the New York State Turfgrass Association and the Hudson Valley Golf Course Superintendents Association, is a continuation of our most successful fundraiser tournament, the Sullivan County Challenge, that celebrated 17 years of proceeds totaling $172,606.

Thanks to the sponsors and attendees of last year’s tournament, we were able to donate $12,243 to the 2017 Turfgrass Advocacy Day, support of the New York Alliance for Environmental Concerns and New York Farm Bureau Agricultural Alliance. NYSTA appreciates all those who continue to attend and contribute to this fundraising tournament.

The Tournament Committee



10:30 Registration
11:00 - 12:15 Lunch
12:30 Shotgun Start
Spikeless shoes required
Proper golf attire
4-Man Handicap Scramble
5:00 - 6:30 Open Bar, Buffet Dinner, Prizes & Raffle Drawings

Tournament Fee: $125 per person

Raffle: Raffle donations are greatly appreciated. Please indicate on your registration form what you wish to donate for the raffle. Suggested donated items are golf gift certificates, gift cards, and merchandise.

Raffle tickets will be sold at registration and drawn during the tournament.
Directions: (From South): Take the Taconic State Parkway to Route 82 North. Travel 4-1/2 miles and make a *right onto County Route 89. Make a right onto County Route 89. Take the first right onto North Parliman Road (1 mile). Golf Course is 1/2 mile on right.

(From North): Take the Taconic State Parkway south to Route 55 east towards Pawling. Take a left at the first light (Route 82 North). Follow from *.

• Greens Fee • Cart Fee
• Driving Range • Lunch
• 1 1/2 hours open bar with buffet dinner
• Prizes

Proudly Sponsored by:

GOLD ($1,500)

SILVER ($1,000)

BRONZE ($750)
Hudson Valley Golf Course Superintendents Association
Plant Food Company, Inc.

COURSE ($500)
Grassland Equipment and Irrigation Corporation, Inc.
Ocean Organics


GREEN ($225)
Leggette, Brashears & Graham, Inc.
The Vandervort Group, LLC/ Zimmerman & Associates, LLC
Woodfield Associates

TEE ($150)
Atlantic Irrigation Specialties, Inc. | BASF | Bayer | Bellantoni Landscape
Bob Nielsen, Jr., CGCS | Carmel Winwater Works Co.
COLORBLENDS Wholesale Flowerbulbs | DryJect North East
Fisher & Son Co., Inc. | Greg Chorvas | Harrell’s LLC
John Carlone, CGCS, Meadow Brook Club | Morefar
The Pond and Lake Connection | Saratoga Sod Farm
Satch Sales, Inc./Club Car | Seeton Turf Warehouse, LLC
Steven Willand, Inc. | Storr Tractor Company
Valley Green Inc. | Westchester Turf Supply, Inc.

Wilfred MacDonald, Inc.