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August 19, 2019


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 19, 2019. This event is sponsored by the New York State Turfgrass Association and the Hudson Valley Golf Course Superintendents Association. It is a continuation of our most successful fundraiser tournament, the Sullivan County Challenge, that celebrated 19 years of proceeds totaling $196,225.

Thanks to the sponsors and attendees of last year’s tournament, we were able to donate $9,064 to the 2019 Turfgrass Advocacy Day, support 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

Steve Whipple
Chris Strehl
Greg Chorvas
Kevin Collins
James Gorman
David Lippman
Michael McNamara
Matt Topazio


Proudly Sponsored by:

GOLD - $1,500

SILVER - $1,00

BRONZE - $750

George E. Ley Company
Plant Food Company, Inc.

COURSE - $500

Grassland Equipment & Irrigation Corporation, Inc.
Ocean Organics

GREEN - $225

Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply
Turf Techno
Woodfield Associates

TEE - $150

John Carlone, CGCS - Meadow Brook Club
Corteva Agriscience
Fisher and Son, Inc.
Grass Roots Turf Products
Harrell's LLC
Bob Nielsen, Jr., CGCS
Noble Turf
The Pond and Lake Connection
Saratoga Sod Farms, Inc.
Satch Sales, Inc./ Club Car, Inc.
The Terre Company
Valley Green, Inc.
Westchester Tractor Inc.
Westchester Turf Supply, Inc.
Wilfred MacDonald, Inc.
Zimmerman and Associates/ The Vandervort Group, LLC

PATRON - $50

Stephen Kay, Co-Designer of Union Vale