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August 20, 2018


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 20, 2018. 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 18 years of proceeds totaling $187,161.

Thanks to the sponsors and attendees of last year’s tournament, we were able to donate $14,555 to the 2018 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



When: Monday, August 20, 2018

Where: The Links at Union Vale
153 North Parliman Road
Lagrangeville, NY 12540

10:30 Registration

11:00 - 12:15 Lunch

12:30 Shotgun Start
Spikeless shoes required
Proper golf attire
4-Man Handicap Scramble

5:00 - 6:00 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 items are golf gift certificates, golf balls, hats, gift cards, or themed gift baskets.
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 hour open bar with buffet dinner
• Prizes


Proudly sponsored by:

Gold Sponsor:

Silver Sponsor:

Bronze Sponsor:
Hudson Valley Golf Course Superintendents Association
Plant Food Company, Inc.

Course Sponsors:
Grassland Equipment & Irrigation Corporation, Inc.

Green Sponsor:
Woodfield Associates

Tee Sponsors:

Bayer U.S. LLC
Cantine Veterans Sports Complex
John Carlone, CGCS - Meadow Brook Club
Dow AgroSciences
Elizabeth Seme, Inc.
Executive Turf Products
Fisher and Son, Inc.
Grass Roots Turf Products, Inc.
Harrell's LLC
Metro Turf Specialists
Noble Turf
The Pond and Lake Connection
Saratoga Sod
Satch Sales, Inc./ Club Car, Inc.
Stephen Kay - Co-Designer of The Links at Union Vale
Valley Green, Inc.
Westchester Tractor, Inc.
Westchester Turf Supply, Inc.
Wilfred MacDonald, Inc.
Zimmerman and Associates/ The Vandervort Group