The Veteran Golfers Association has announced its 2016 VGA National Tour and Championship for amateur military golfers.

This amateur tour will feature more than 80 stroke-play qualifying tournaments across the United States, followed by four super regionals and the second annual championship at Pinehurst No. 2 during Veterans Day week.

The VGA Tour is the largest golf tour in North America for military veterans and their family members.  

Golfers of all ages and skill levels will find opportunities to compete. There were even some 100-plus scores in the 2015 finals.

The winning scores by flight, in the finals were: A Flight 70-75—155, B Flight 80-79—159, C Flight 84-92—176, Women’s Flight 80-84—164.  For more information or to sign-up for the VGA tournaments go to www.vgagolf.org.

In the Carolinas, the 2016 VGA tournament lineup presents eight qualifying tournament possibilities in North Carolina and four in South Carolina between May 7 and July 29.  

Plan now to begin your journey to Pinehurst No. 2, to compete and enjoy the Bandit Flight Team flyover.

Find all the information on time and place of the Carolina tournaments on the Web at info@vgagolf.org.

You can sign up today at www.vgagolf.org.

The Bandit Flight Team’s flyover was held during a pause in the 2015 VGA tournament finals, on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., Veterans Day. Play was halted for the fly-over honoring veterans.  It was an unforgettable highlight of the 2015 championship.

Timed to coincide with the last note of taps, the Bandit Flight Team perfectly executed the “Missing Man” formation over famed Pinehurst No. 2.

Both organizations have confirmed they will repeat the flyover at this year’s tournament.

The Bandit Flight Team is a group of highly trained pilots who combine a love of flying with an appreciation for vintage military aircraft.

Based in Sanford, they fly to preserve the military Warbird heritage and to salute our veterans.  

Their web site is www.banditflightteam.com.

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