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2014 Research Golf Tournament

June 02, 2014 (Monday)


Wintergreen’s Stoney Creek
Wintergreen Resort-Stoney Creek Golf Club, Stoney Creek East Dr. Nellysford, Virginia, 22958


Come to the Foothills
Stoney Creek is set against dramatic Blue Ridge Mountains. It features 27 Holes, surprising elevation changes, Rees Jones' trademark "moundings" framing each hole and is Rated #34 best resort course in U.S. by Golf Digest


Dedicated to Robert Ruff Jr.

Before he lost his long battle with cancer, Bob’s life demonstrated his compassion and love for
Virginia’s golf industry. Many of today’s leaders have fond memories of Bob’s passion, advice and tutelage.
Born and raised in Roanoke, Bob Ruff got his start in the turfgrass business working summers during high school at Hidden Valley Country Club. During college, he worked at Roanoke Country Club and stayed there for two years after his graduation from Virginia Tech with a BS in Agronomy in 1973. He became superintendent at Chatmoss Country Club in 1975 and stayed there until Wintergreen  came calling in 1978. Bob stayed at Wintergreen Resort for 21 years until he took the position of Superintendent at Two Rivers Country Club near Williamsburg in 1999. He remained at Two Rivers until his untimely death in 2010.


In some small way, I hope I have helped instill my passion for the golf maintenance profession over my 34 years to the greatest bunch of assistants, peers, cohorts and friends. (Bob Ruff, 2010)




What is the VTC?


The Virginia Turfgrass Council has been around since 1960, being the brain child of Virginia Tech Professors who saw the need for an association to serve Virginia's Turfgrass Industry. We never forget our roots, our mission and who we serve.

We are "By the Industry and For the Industry"


The VTC's Mission is to unify efforts to promote turfgrass improvement and advancement of the turfgrass industry in the Commonwealth of Virginia


The VTC's Vision is to be recognized and respected as a leading voice of the turfgrass industry in the Commonwealth of Virginia.