VGCSA Assistants Forum at Boonsboro Country Club
8:45 AM - 5:45 PM Eastern
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Event Type(s)
Event Description
Premier Assistants & Crew Members Event Featuring Chris Harriman as Guest Speaker, Superintendents Panel, Food & Beverages, Golf
Boonsboro Country Club
1709 BCC Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24503

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Contact Person
David Norman
(phone: 804-708-9760)
VGCSA Assistants Forum
Boonsboro Country Club

Monday, October 24, 2022


The Assistants Forum will be held at Boonsboro Country Club on Monday, October 24th. This event provides assistant superintendents the opportunity to enjoy a day filled with quality education, invaluable networking and fun golf competition. The event is open to all members and their guests. Superintendents are invited to attend and are encouraged to send their assistants and crew members. Vendors will have the opportunity to forge and strengthen relationships with the next wave of superintendents.
Education & Roundtable
We will be joined by special guest Chris Harriman, Director of Grounds and Golf Course Management at Hermitage Country Club. Following Chris' presentation will be a Superintendent roundtable featuring Chris Harriman, Brian Kearns, Primland Resort and Steve Vessels, Boonsboro Country Club. Audience participatin is encourage so have your questions ready!
Following education there will be a two-man captain's choice golf competition. Both players will play each shot, with the team selecting the best ball to play, continuing until the ball is holed. You can sign up as a team or as an individual and we will pair you with another single.

Registration & Sponsorships
Entry fee is just $89 for superintendents/vendors per person ($69 for assistants/crew members) and includes the following: breakfast, education, green fees, cart rental, range balls, lunch, beverages, prizes and reception with open bar. Thanks to our sponsors, who have covered a large portion of the cost. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please reach out to David Norman -
Featured Speaker

Chris Harriman
Director of Grounds & Golf Course Management
Hermitage Country Club

Prior to coming to Hermitage, Chris was the Golf Course Superintendent at Cattail Creek Country Club in Glenwood, Maryland for 8 years. Prior to Cattail, Chris worked as an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at Chevy Chase Club and Kinloch Golf Club. He graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelors of Science in Turfgrass Management and earned his Master's degree from the online Penn State Turfgrass program. He will be our keynote speaker for this event, providing his expertise on "How to Dominate Your Spray Application." 
Superintendent Roundtable
Steve Vessels
Boonsboro Country Club
Chris Harriman
Hermitage Country Club
Brian Kearns
Primland Resort

Moderated by

VGCSA Assistant Superintendent Representative

Damian Beasley
Assistant Superintendent
Boonsboro Country Club

1709 BCC Drive
Lynchburg VA 24503


8:45 am
Ham Biscuits & Drinks on Ballroom Landing

9:30 am
Welcome & Introductions
Damian Beasley

9:45 am
Featuring Chris Harriman
Hermitage Country Club
Director of Grounds and Golf Course Management

10:30 am

10:45 am
Superintendent Roundtable Panel
Steve Vessels, Chris Harriman, Brian Kearns

11:30 am
Lunch Pickup & Golf Warmup

Sponsored by

12:15 pm
Shotgun Start
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Friend Sponsors
Hydro Solutions

4:45 pm
Awards Reception

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