2015 Virginia Grain Open Golf Tournament Recap & Results


Pleasant weather and a wonderfully maintained course greeted farmers and agriculture industry representatives for the 2015 Virginia Grain Open on August 7th at Piankatank River Golf Club. Nineteen foursomes participated in the tournament to benefit the Virginia Grain Producers Association.


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The tournament began with a networking lunch and warm-ups on the driving range. At noon, General Manager Buzz Lambert read the rules and kicked off the tournament with a shotgun start. Players worked their way through the course enjoying views of the Piankatank River and the adjacent corn and soybean fields. Longest drive, closest to the pin and hole in one competitions were arranged throughout the course. Fleet Brothers, Inc. sponsored the grand hole in one contest with a prize of your choice between a new John Deere Gator or a Massey Ferguson utility tractor. Despite the players' best efforts, we did not have a hole in one!


As teams returned to the clubhouse from a game of golf they enjoyed a wonderful prime rib dinner, awards ceremony and raffle. The winner of the 50/50 raffle, John Fleet, was generous enough to immediately donate his winnings to the VGPA scholarship to benefit the education of an agriculture student in the Commonwealth.


Below is a listing of our winning teams from both flights and the winners of our course skill contests:


Flight One Winners


First Place

49 Strokes 

Grainfield Farms Team

Chuck McGhee, Scott Ellett, Evan Fabricant, Jeff Marburger


Second Place

51 Strokes 

Advantus Strategies Team

Robert Crockett, David Dickson, Andy Browder, Lem Stewart


Third Place

52 Strokes 

Fleet Brothers, Inc. Team

Johnny Fleet, E.G. Fleet, Matt Fleet, Greg Rogers


Flight Two Winners


First Place

53 Strokes 

Giese Farms Team

Craig Giese, Dwight Clarke, Heath Bray, Wilmer Stoneman


Second Place

54 Strokes 

Bayer CropScience Team

Landon Heath, Morgan Quicke, Spencer Moody, David Durham


Third Place

56 Strokes 

Crop Production Services Team

William Ambrose, Curtis Packett, Rusty Green, Sparky Crossman


Closest to the Pin

Hole 5: Graham Kirby

Hole 7: Kevin Black

Hole 14: William Ambrose

Hole 17: Hugh Jones


Longest Drive

Lem Steward

Thank You to Our Sponsors!


Tournament Sponsors

-Bayer CropScience
-The Scoular Company

Dinner Sponsor 

-Perdue AgriBusiness

Lunch Sponsor 

-Farm Credit 

Prize Sponsors

-DuPont Pioneer
-The Mennel Milling Company of Virginia, Inc. & Old Dominion Grain, a division of The Mennel Milling Company of Virginia, Inc.
-Virginia Farm Bureau Federation

Hole-in-One Contest Sponsor
-Fleet Brothers

Hole Sponsors
-Dublin Farms
-Grainfield Farms, LLC Partners with Nature
-Hoober, Inc. Ashland-Wakefield
-James River Equipment
-Mennel Milling
-Southern Harvest