Farmers Enjoy a Round of Golf in Hartfield, VA 


The 2013 VGPA Grain Open Golf Tournament was held this past Friday, August 9th at Piankatank River Golf Club in Hartfield, VA. This year's tournament was well attended by nearly 100 grain producers and industry partners from across the Commonwealth. We had terrific weather for the duration of the tournament, making for a great round of golf. The day was capped off with a steak dinner and awards ceremony in the club house.


The course featured several prize-holes, including a hole-in-one contest sponsored by Fleet Brothers, Inc. If a player scored a hole-in-one on this hole they would win their choice of a Massey Ferguson tractor or John Deere Gator. Several golfers came within inches of winning, but no one managed to take home a tractor!


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The top teams in each flight were awarded a round of golf for four at the Tides Inn Golden Eagle Golf Club; Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club; or Piankatank River Golf Club. The runner-up teams along with the longest drive and closest-to-the-pin winners were given packages of prizes generously provided by our agriculture industry partners.


First Flight Winners

  • First Place with a team score of 51: Chuck McGhee; Evan Fabricant; Scott Ellett; J. Marberger.
  • Second Place with a team score of 53: Steve Newton; Stuart Collier; Stephen Drake; Kenny Dunford.

Second Flight Winners

  • First Place with a team score of 54: Rusty Green; Sparky Crossman; Curtis Packett; William Ambrose.
  • Second Place with a team of 58: Keith Black; Paul Davis; Jon Black; Eric Belcher


Closest to the Pin

Hole #5

  • Men: D. Sowers
  • Women: Renee Wassum

Hole #17

  • Men: J.N. Mills
  • Women: Renee Wassum

Many thanks go out to

Piankatank River Golf Club

and our many sponsors

for making this event

a success:


Tournament Sponsor

Farm Credit


Dinner Sponsor

Perdue AgriBusines


Hole-In-One Sponsor

Fleet Brother, Inc.


Prize Sponsors

Hoober, Inc.

Mennel Milling

Nutri-Blend Biosolids Land-



Water Bottles

Colonial Farm Credit


Hole Sponsors

AGCO "Your Agriculture Company"

Bayer CropScience

Belt insecticide from Bayer CropScience

Capreno herbicide from Bayer CropScience

Creamfield Farm

Dehnert, Clarke & Co., P.C.

Dublin Farms

Grainfield Farm, LLC

James River Equipment

Lancaster Farming

Land of Promise Farm


Prosaro fungicide from Bayer CropScience

Rain & Hail

VA Farm Bureau


Industry Team Sponsors

CPS Mt. Holly

CPS St. Stephens Church

Farm Credit

Fleet Brothers & James River Equipment

Giese Farms

Grainfield Farm, LLC

Oliver Farms, LLC

John Black & Sons/ Davis Produce



Sloop Creek Farms