Wow, this years Green Cup was a blast! A big thanks to everyone who was able to attend this important MVGCSA event. Still tallying the results but no doubt, this was another beneficial year in regards to continuing our dedicated support of turfgrass research at Mizzou and providing scholarships to deserving students at the collegiate level.
The success of this annual event is not only due to the 102 participants that enjoyed a round of golf at the meticulously manicured Forest Hills CC, but also to the 35 Affiliate members that so generously supported this event. Take a second and check out this years program that lists all our great sponsors. Without their assistance, we wouldn't be near as strong with our commitment to the Green Cup mission. And remember guys, whenever economically feasible, support those that support us!
Did I mention how pristine the entire course was at Forest Hills? A big shout out is definitely in order to Scott Reynolds - Supt, Kolby Armbruster & Jesse Perez - Ass't Supt's and the entire grounds crew for their outstanding efforts in preparing this beautiful course for our 2018 Green Cup! Job well done!
Gotta also praise the entire Forest Hills CC staff at the Pro Shop and clubhouse for their hard work and gracious hospitality during this event. Hats off to Gideon, Marvin and Matt in the Pro Shop, Corey with the putting contest and Nicole, Lauren, Rick, Chris, Zack, Jeremy and Chef Bobby in the clubhouse. First class all the way! I'm sure everyone at MV will agree...sure hope the Green Cup can make a return trip to Forest Hills CC in the not too distant future. What a great venue with fantastic host's!
Nearly worth the price of admission alone, was the on-course, world renowned Bayer BBQ from the traveling master cook-out specialists, Jimmy "Smokey Bones" Johnson and Wes "Sauce King" Kleffner. What else can I say but OUTSTANDING! If you were there...I'll bet your mouth is watering now too, just at the mere thought.
We certainly were also treated quite well by a couple of lovely beverage cart ladies that assisted the players with maintaining their hydration during the competition. A special thanks to Nadine Harskamp and Sheri Klinkhammer for keeping the cold beverages and good times rolling throughout the course!
Gotta also mention the 19th hole festivities traditionally sponsored in part by the ubiquitous Keeven Brothers Sod Co. Thanks again and thanks for your valuable resources in keeping most all golf courses green throughout the entire StL region!
Congratulations are also in order to the Green Cup 2018 overall Champions! The team of Kyle Kingsbury, Mike Daugherty and Tony Arro fired a smokin' 14 under 58 to walk away with the hardware. Nice playin' gents!
Check out all the Green Cup 2018 pictures on our website within the picture gallery section.
Wrapping this up, please take a few minutes and review the upcoming events on the MVGCSA calendar displayed on the homepage at www.mvgcsa.com. You will find info on the MO Cup - Oct 1&2, MVGCSA Championship - Oct 15, Annual Meeting - Nov 7 and Shop Tour '18 - Dec 17. Certainly a great line-up of events at fantastic venues to cap off the 2018 season. Make plans to attend now!