Two of Coach Jay Hardwick’s former players at Virginia Tech are currently fully exempt on the PGA Tour for 2014. Good friends and teammates Brendon de Jonge and Johnson Wagner played together at Tech in the early 2000s and now compete regularly with the best players in the world. De Jonge and Wagner were named All-Americans in 2002; de Jonge repeated in 2003.
Throughout the 2013-14 season, Virginia Tech remained among the top 15 teams in the nation and was selected to the NCAA Auburn Regional at the Auburn University Club in Auburn, Ala. This is the Hokies’ eighth straight appearance, the 12th time in the last 14 years that Tech has participated in postseason play and the 16th time in school history that the team has reached the NCAAs. Tech hosted an NCAA Regional in 2011 at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech.
The Virginia Tech golf team has some of the finest facilities in collegiate golf thanks to the generosity of its donors. The highly acclaimed Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech is the crowning jewel of the Hokies’ program, and the golf team practice facility and other amenities are second to none.Read more about the Pete Dye River Course
The Hokies’ golf program has been extremely fortunate over the years to have tremendous support from numerous benefactors that are a vital part of assuring the excellence of Virginia Tech Golf now and for years to come. The generosity of these supporters makes it possible for Virginia Tech to recruit top student-athletes to ensure the future success of the program.Endowed scholarship donors (PDF) Honorary Life Members Hackin' Hokies Awards
The Virginia Tech golf team has a long history of winning, and winning the right way. Since the golf program started in 1932, the Hokies have won 12 conference titles in five different conferences and recently have been a fixture in the NCAA Championships. With 35 consecutive winning seasons and eight consecutive trips to the NCAA Championships, winning is the name of the Hokies’ game.
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The newly renovated Nutrition Oasis acts as a fueling station for athletes to "bookend" their training with pre-exercise and recovery fuel. By upgrading and quadrupling in size, this space offers a smoothie bar, recovery beverages, fresh fruit, nuts, bagels, and Gatorade products, as well as space for nutrition education and food demos.Read more
The Virginia Tech athletics department has enjoyed unprecedented success since joining the Atlantic Coast Conference, living up to the three simple goals within its own mission statement: To strive for excellence in academics, to strive for excellence in competition, and to strive for excellence in the personal development of student-athletes as productive members of society.
Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education.Virginia Tech quickfacts
A member of the International Team for the 2013 President’s Cup, Brendon de Jonge realized a childhood dream by playing for his idol and fellow countryman, team captain Nick Price. The highlight of his week was when he and partner Ernie Els beat world No. 1 Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar in their foursomes match. He had another solid PGA Tour season last year, once again leading the Tour in total birdies and par-5 scoring. De Jonge made 25 cuts in 30 events and posted 13 Top 25 finishes, earning nearly $1.8 million to rank 42nd on the money list. By virtue of advancing to the Tour Championship, de Jonge will make his debut at The Masters in the spring and will once again be fully exempt on Tour in 2014.×
Johnson Wagner, a three-time winner on Tour, has now earned nearly $8 million in seven full seasons. His 2013 campaign included four Top 25 finishes, highlighted by a runner-up finish at the Greenbrier Classic, where many Hokies were in attendance to cheer him on. For the year, he made nine cuts in 24 events and finished 104th on the money list with $801,955. Wagner is exempt on the PGA Tour through the 2014 season.×
The following have been named Honorary Life Members of the Virginia Tech golf team for their outstanding contributions and commitment to Virginia Tech Golf.
Thirty years ago, a small group of Virginia Tech supporters traveled to the Metro Conference Championship at Wild Dunes Golf Links on the Isle of Palms, S.C., in a show of support for the Tech golf team. A great friendship developed between this group and the players. As a result, these supporters were affectionately tagged the “Hackin’ Hokies.” Today, this group, totaling over 100 members, travels annually with the team, and has been the major supporter of the Virginia Tech golf program.
The Virginia Tech golf team wishes to express its sincere appreciation to the “Hackin’ Hokies” for their loyal support. As a token of its appreciation, the team recognizes a member of the “Hackin’ Hokies” each year with the team’s Appreciation Award.
Jay Hardwick and Brian Sharp present the team's Appreciation Award to David Everett.
Coaches Sharp and Hardwick with Ken Cadden, the newest honorary life member of the Virginia Tech golf team.×