What a great way to end the event calendar for ’22! By ALL accounts, the 2022 Green Cup was a huge success. A Full Field Plus was on site at Bellerive CC on October 17th for MV’s 11th Green Cup and 44th Annual S&R Tournament

Besides our colorful array of MV members participating, other notables playing in this year’s Green Cup include our fellow neighboring GCSAA Chapters SIGCSA and HAGCSA. Representatives of both the GCSAA and MAGA were also participating in these festivities. The interaction was priceless!

Now the weather may have been a bit chilly but the comradery was as warm as ever! With 120 players, 17 ASP sponsors and over 30 tee sponsors, all factions were well represented, and all fully enjoyed the Championship track at Bellerive. A big thanks to MV members Nick White, Austin Allen, Steve Story, Cole Delgman and their entire staff for their stellar work in preparing Bellerive for this year’s Green Cup event!

ASP SPONSORS: logo’s below
Bayer      Gamma Tree       MTI       MAGA     M&M Golf Car     BASF
SiteOne Landscape       Turfwerks       Winfield United       MPR Supply
Erb Turf Equipment    Advanced Turf Solutions     GR Robinson Seed
Syngenta     Heartland Turf Farms    Knox Fertilizer    United Rentals

Anderson’s   Aquatrols   Arborjet   Barenbrug   Brandt   CMAA   Civitas
Corteva   Fox Run GC    Gateway Turf Support    GCSAA     GreensPro    Jacobsen   Keeven Bros Sod     Lafarge Sand     SePro      Lebanon Turf     MVGCSA      Mears Fertilizer   Midlife Band    Nature Safe    Nufarm    SIGCSA   PBI Gordon   Precision Labs    Quail-Pro    Schaefer-Meyer
Turfhound    Schaupeter Architects   Tricure    Turfbreeze Subair   Viridity   Wiedenmann

Also, want to give a shout out AGAIN to the culinary skills of the famous Bayer BBQ Wagon Chefs Extraordinaire – Wes “Sauce King” Kleffner and Jimmy “Smokey Bones” Johnson. Excellent as always, which was quite evident the day of the tournament, with a constant crowd grazing with earnest.   

While all participants were winners playing this Championship Bellerive course, quite a few also walked away with some nice prizes. A total of (3) skins were awarded to (3) worthy teams. They include:
Birdie #6 – Stephen Story, Austin Allen & Cole Delgman
Eagle #10 – Matt Gourlay, Spencer Roberts & Jonathon Bennett
Birdie #18 – Rob Ritchey, Keenan Yelliot & Conner O’Brien

Sharpshooters on the Par 3’s winning closest to the pin, awarded with some “Greenies” from GreensPro include:
#3 – Stephen Story
#6 – Stephen Sory
#13 – Paul Carlson
#16 – Dave Hanson

And yes, there were flight winners and a GC ’22 Champion Team!

2nd Flight:
3rd place 77 – Shawn Prenger, Jeff Stickford & Dave Hanson
2nd place 77 – Chris Finnerty, Chris Wetzel & Brad Thompson
1st place 77 – Tim Gamma, Dan Smith & Chris Cavato
1st Flight:
3rd place 73 – Bob Brinton, Brad Schenk & Isaac Breuer
2nd place 73 – John Briggs, Rob Kick & Rich Carlson
1st place 73 – Dan McCann, Zach Ellison & Jordan Arnold
Championship Flight:
3rd place 66 – Kyle Moses, Matt Moses & Jordan Pannett
2nd place 65 – Matt Gourlay, Spencer Roberts & Jonathon Bennett

And this year’s Green Cup Champion Team with a smooth 8 under 64 is
Rob Ritchey, Keenan Yelliot & Conner O’Brien

Great shootin’ gentlemen on a long, challenging Championship course, under cool windy conditions and as Gary Player would put it “like putting on a car hoodDid I hear rumor of 14 ‘ish? That could be considered cruel and unjust! Just sayin’…

All in all, the golf was intense, the breakfast, BBQ lunch and hors d’oeuvres delicious, the drinks refreshing and the fellowship was off the charts! We appreciate all that participated and regret those we couldn’t accommodate with the field filling so quickly. But please keep the faith! Our next Green Cup is slated for May 22nd, 2023, at the beautiful and challenging Greenbriar Hills CC. Mark your calendars now and keep an eye out for the invitation next spring!

A BIG THANKS goes out to our fantastic ASP sponsors for this Green Cup ’22 event that include…