"Club golf allows our team to be able to continue our competitive play in college and against other schools, as well as earn the respect of our peers for being a part of something bigger than just simply recreation."
Student Ambassador from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Hi I'm Jared Grinde and I am a Senior at Virginia Tech. I am a business management major with a concentration in EIT. I'm from Hardy, Virginia and I spend my free time golfing and playing basketball.
The Colonial Region was established in the Spring of 2014 when the Capitol Region outgrew itself. The Region will feature 12 schools this semester making it one of the largest in the NCCGA. James Madison has claimed three out of the last six titles, which included eventual top 10 finishes at The Spring 2016 and Fall 2016 National Championships. Liberty, Virginia, and Virginia Tech each have claimed one title. In the Spring of 2017, Liberty finished in the top 10 during their first appearance at nationals. The Colonial Region should continue to be one of the more competitive regions in the NCCGA, as it feeds into Zone #4 of nationals qualifying starting in the fall of 2017. Virginia Tech and UVA both played in the weather shortened National Championship at Paiute in Las Vegas. VT earned a T3 finish at +9 and UVA finished in 14th! In the spring of 2018, three teams made the trip to St. Louis to play at Nationals, those teams being VT, JMU, and Liberty. VT and JMU both earned a chance to play in the Championship at Norwood Hills CC and Liberty had a chance to play in the second ever NIT over at Bogey Hills CC. In the Fall 2018 National Championship at Barefoot Golf Resort In Myrtle Beach, SC, we had UVA make the trip and finish in 9th with a team score of 764 and in the National Invitational, we had James Madison come to their second straight nationals and finishing with a team score of 804. Virginia Tech made another trip to the National Championship in the spring of 2019 and Cam Bullman (Liberty) took home the medalist award as the top player in the spring 2019 National Invitational. Virginia and Virginia Tech both qualified for the Fall 2019 National Championship. Jacob Kutcha (Virginia) won the Medalist honors in the 1-hole playoff!