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In association with the Donkey Cup, Virginia Golf Championships, and RVA Cup (but not affiliated with the Richmond Golfers Association or any other entity of similar naming) we would like to welcome you to the Richmond Amature Golfers Association (RAGA) of the greater Richmond, Virginia area. Herein you will find the founding principles, history, and bylaws of our organization. We hope that you find your membership with RAGA will help you enjoy the wonderful game of golf even more. Drive it straight, hit it pure, and roll it true.

As with many a great ideas, the Richmond Amateur Golfers Association evolved from a long history of good times and great friendships. Tracing the origins back to 2002, a group of high school and college friends decided to gather for a weekend of golf in Myrtle Beach, SC. This annual gathering, to be known as the Donkey Cup, grew to 28 golfers at its height in 2008 and continues to meet, without exception, every summer at the Legends Golf Resort. The regular Richmond participants of this celebration of golf decided to enhance the local golf outings by seeking ways to add fun and competition amongst our similar skilled group of golfers. The Virginia Golf Championships had its inaugural season in 2009 consisting of 4 major championships during the course of the golf season. Founding members: Steve, Jon N., Jon C., and Rick competed for trophies and bragging rights at some of the top golf courses in Virginia. Others were invited to take part trying their hand at hoisting top honors until it was determined that enough Richmond area golfers were regularly available to participate in a season long point system. During the 2015 season, a point system will be piloted (a pure and modified) to better assess this year-long competition for area best amature golfer to culminate in the RVA Cup champion.

Mission Principles:

  • Establish fun and meaningful rounds of golf in the Greater Richmond area
  • Provide honest but competitive enjoyment for members in the RAGA
  • Create clear guidelines and simple rules to follow round by round over the course of the golf season


As with many a great ideas, the Richmond Amateur Golfers Association evolved from a long history of good times and great friendships. It is our goal to enhance the game of golf through friendly competition in a relaxed, stress-free environment.

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Recent Major Results

  • Masters Steve takes the green jacket and obelisk trophy for 2015 with a tight, 1 shot victory.
  • U.S. Open Jon N. captures the 2nd major of the season with a 4 shot victory over "I only show up for the majors" Jed.
  • British Steve shows his dominence at the British once again, taking the mug trophy by 7 shots.
  • Virginia Championship Jon N. secures the final major of the season but first major with the no-stroke-limit final hole.

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