Roanoke Valley Senior Golf Tour

General Tour Information

The Roanoke Valley Senior Golf Tour was organized in 2003 as a competitive venue for senior golfers, 55 and older, in the Roanoke Valley and surrounding area.  Our season schedule consists of nine tournaments hosted at courses in Roanoke, Lynchburg, Blacksburg, and the New River Valley.  The scheduled courses typically change every year.

Tournaments are played from the Senior Tees (5200-5600 yards), and Forward Tees (4500-4800), if qualified.  Event Handicaps are computed for the specific course and tees, and the field is flighted into three divisions to permit competition among players with similar handicaps.  Five net awards are presented in each division with the lowest net division winner being declared the Overall Low Net Winner for the tournament.  We also recognize Overall Tournament Low Gross, and we offer an optional Medalist Division competing with gross scores only from the Senior Tees.  

We use a modified USGA/WHS handicap system.  Only RVSGT rounds are used to compute these handicaps.  For complete  details, please refer to the HANDICAP INFO page on this website.

The Tour also offers Year End Awards, and recognizes an Overall Tour Champion for the season based on points.  Points are awarded based on finish position for each tournament.  At the end of the season, the Top 20 points leaders receive year end awards.  Only your best 8 tournaments will be counted for year end awards, meaning you can miss a tournament and still do well for the season. 

Jeff Lynch of Roanoke, VA won the Overall Points Championship for 2023. Van Renick, Jr. of Roanoke, VA was the Tour Medalist Champion for 2023.

Interested seniors can access a Tour Application by clicking the APPLICATION tab on the main Home Page.  We will 
maintain a roster of 120 regular members, plus up to 8 alternates.  See the ALTERNATE PROGRAM tab for information on how that works.  

We must provide an accurate count of participants to the golf courses, so we have a few simple but extremely important rules.

  • All members are presumed to be playing the first event of the season. You must notify us if you do not intend to play.
  • If you play in a tournament, you are automatically entered into the next event. You must notify us if you do not intend to play.
  • If you do not play in a tournament, you are not entered into the next tournament and you must notify us if you intend to play.
  • Cutoff to get IN or OUT of a tournament is usually the Friday prior to the tournament.  Late cancels and no shows may be required to pay the tournament fee.

Please take the time to browse the website for complete information about the Tour, including: Schedule, Weather Policy, Alternate Program, Tour Rules of Play, Handicap System, Point System, and Awards.

Thank you for your support and participation. Enjoy the Tour, and please give a big thanks to the hosting courses who recognize the value of having the Roanoke Valley Senior Golf Tour as another great option for seniors in the area.

RVSGT Committee
(Contact information below picture of 2023 committee)

 Left to Right starting with front row (Bob Poff, Joe Bass, Tommy Firebaugh, Lynnis Vernon, Annette Carter, Steve Blades, Ken Kornegay, Frank Lang)

2019 Committee

Committee Chair, Tournament Director, Rules Official Rick Crotts (540) 580-3116
Memberships, Tournament Registration, Check-In, Scoring Joe Bass (540) 314-0428
Tournament Pairings, Provide Pairings Data to Course John Cook (540) 521-6006
Board Scoring, Check-In Backup Bob Poff (540) 353-0813
Board Scoring, Check-In Backup Frank Lang (540) 890-3402
Board Scoring, Media Relations  Coy Renick, Jr. (540) 556-4480
Table Scoring  Steve Blades (540) 721-8198
Tour Schedule, Handicaps, Tour Results & Website Ken Kornegay (540) 525-6973