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Hokies on the PGA Tour

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.

  • Scott Vincent led the Hokies to the 2013 NCAA Pullman Regional in May.
  • Virginia Tech hosted and played in the 2011 NCAA Regional at its home course, the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech.
  • The Virginia Tech golf team has become a fixture at the NCAA Championships, including competing in the last seven in a row.
  • The Hokies advanced to their seventh consecutive NCAA regional appearance in 2013.

Hokies in the NCAA Championships

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.

First-class facilities

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.

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  • Pete Dye River Course
  • Pete Dye River Course | 11th hole
  • Practice Facility
  • Practice Area
  • Meeting Room
  • Lounge
  • Indoor Teaching Bay
  • Video Swing Analysis
  • Club Repair Room

Virginia Tech Golf Supporters

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
  • Virginia Tech captured the ACC Golf Championship in 2007, their eighth conference crown in four different leagues over a 15-year span.
  • Scott Vincent had the best fall finishes with first place at the Golfweek Conference Challenge, VCU Shootout and Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate.
  • Coach Sharp receives the Jan Strickland National Assistant Coach of the Year Award from golf legend Jack Nicklaus.
  • Drew Weaver, who was the 2007 British Amateur champion while at Virginia Tech, earned All-America honors in 2009.
  • Current PGA Tour player Johnson Wagner, who was named an All-American 2002, ranks 11th on the Hokies’ all-time scoring list.
  • Current PGA Tour player Brendon de Jonge was named an All-American in 2002 and 2003, ranks 2nd on the Hokies’ all-time scoring list.
  • Following his induction into the Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame, Jay Hardwick and his wife, Celia, are pictured with golf legend Arnold Palmer, who received the association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

A history of excellence

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.

Building the total athlete

At Virginia Tech, student-athletes don't just play sports. Hokies have the advantages of top-notch services to prepare them for action on the field and for life after graduation.

Brand New Nutrition Oasis

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.

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An extensive athletics complex

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.

A university that prepares scholars to be leaders

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education.

Virginia Tech quickfacts

NCAA Appearences


Brendon de Jonge

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.

de Jonge's PGA Tour bio


Johnson Wagner

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.

Wagner's PGA Tour bio


Honorary Life Members

The following have been named Honorary Life Members of the Virginia Tech golf team for their outstanding contributions and commitment to Virginia Tech Golf.


Hackin' Hokies

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.

2013 Appreciation Award

Jay Hardwick and Brian Sharp present the team's Appreciation Award to David Everett.

Newest Honorary Life Member

Coaches Sharp and Hardwick with Ken Cadden, the newest honorary life member of the Virginia Tech golf team.