No Need for Luck Stone to Yell FORE

On the golf course, to hear a shout of “fore” means to watch out for an errant shot from another golfer. Apparently, three teams in the first annual VAA Asphalt Open Golf Tournament did not have to yell “FORE.” Teams from Luck Stone, Vulcan Materials, Branscome Paving and Driver Contractors each shot a 55 on the Kingsmill River Course on October 7. With over 30 teams in the competition, a tie-breaker system was used to determine that Luck Stone took home the tournament trophy, with Vulcan Materials finishing second. While not wholly agreeing with the approach since his team finished third, VAA Scholarship Chairman David Branscome Jr. presented the trophy and thanked everyone for participating. VAA raised over $40,000 toward the 2023 Richard J. Schreck Scholarships.

Along with the top finishing teams, winners of the long drive and closest to the pin contests were recognized. Larry Estep of Luck Stone won the men’s longest drive. Ryan Peck won the men’s closest to the pin. The last-place team, Slurry Pavers with a respectable score of 75 was presented with helpful sunglasses for each player to use on their next outing.

Finally, David Horton of Virginia Paving won the tailgate raffle sponsored by Hi-Tech Solutions. David took home the complete tailgate kit.

The success of the golf tournament came from the sponsors and players. VAA would like to recognize the following companies for their partnership in raising over $40,000 and thank the golf committee for their hard work. Be ready to sponsor and play in 2023!

2022 Event Sponsors

Carter Machinery
Asphalt Emulsion Industries LLC
Associated Asphalt
Irving Oil
James River Equipment
Luck Stone

2022 Sponsors

Allan Myers
Arkema Road Science
Associated Asphalt
Astec Industries
ATCO Transport Inc.
Bitumar USA
Blakemore Construction
Boxley Materials
Branscome Paving Company
Branscome Inc.
Carter Machinery
Colony Construction Inc.
Gwaltney LLC
H & E Equipment Services
Henry Equipment
Hi-Tech Asphalt Solutions
Iron Sheepdog
Lee Hy Paving Corp.
Martin Marietta
McClung-Logan Equipment
Meadows Urquhart Agree & Cook
Meeker Equipment Co. Inc.
Predestined Hauling
Reliable Asphalt Products
Russell Standard
Russell Standard
S L Williamson
S L Williamson
Slurry Pavers Inc
Slurry Pavers Inc
Spotts Fain
Superior Paving Corp.
Superior Paving Corp.
The Peterbuilt Store
Thompson Davis
Virginia Paving Company
Vulcan Materials
W&L Construction