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In order to play in the majority of VGA sponsored events or any New England area regional or state event, you must have a valid, updated GHIN handicap!
In order to participate in the majority of VGA tournaments, players are required to have a valid, active GHIN handicap. Handicaps are updated twice a month - on the 1st and 15th. Although your home course may activate you on a given day, your handicap won't become active in the GHIN system until the next revision period on the 1st or 15th - the next one immediately following the day you are activated at your club. Please be aware of this when planning your summer golf schedule.
Handicap activation is done by your home club - the VGA does not activate handicaps!
Please plan accordingly!
If you don’t have a handicap and would like to learn more about establishing one, click here.
VGA Scholarship Fund Announces 2016 Scholarship Recipients
The Vermont Golf Association Scholarship Fund in affiliation with The Vermont Golf Association, The Vermont State Women’s Golf Association, The Vermont Golf Course Superintendents Association, The Vermont Professional Golfers Association, and the Vermont Seniors Golf Association is proud to announce its 2016 Scholarship Recipients:
Scholarships are for up to four years that the recipient is enrolled in college. Applicant must be a resident of the State of Vermont, a high school graduate and must be enrolled in, or accepted as a full-time student at a college/university or technical school of university grade. Some of the criteria used for selection are overall financial need, school performance, and applicant's (not family) affiliation to the game of golf. Since its inception the VGA Scholarship Program has awarded over 1.2 million dollars in scholarship contributions to more than 400 graduating seniors. The VGASF is a non-profit organization that receives its funding through contributions from individuals, businesses, golf organizations, Vermont golf courses and its annual Scholarship Scramble golf event.
To find out more about our organization. how to make a donation, or are interested in becoming a Scholarship Scramble Golf event sponsor or fielding a team to participate, contact us at VGA Scholarship, PO Box 1612, Station “A”, Rutland, Vermont, 05701 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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State Day & Tournament Players
You can now log in and register for events directly from the home page of our website as an additional registration option!
Look for the On Line Registration link to the left under Quick Links to log in and register for events.
Use the same username and password as you always have.
There are also links available if you have forgotten your password/username, need to register if you are a new user, and FAQ section if you have any questions!
Vermont Amateur Championship Qualifier Pairings
Pairings/results for all four qualifiers are now available.
Click the links on the left hand menu under
Upcoming Events or
Play it Forward at State Days!
In conjunction with the USGA Tee-it-Forward initiative, the VGA will be offering forward tee play at our State Day events in addition to our regular tees. Use of the forward tee will provide greater playability and enjoyment and also align the length of the course to a player’s average driving distance. This change is effective immediately.
Other benefits recognized with forward tees:
Hitting more lofted clubs into greens
Forward tee scoring will be performed in one of two ways:
With less than 4 golfers playing the forward tees, your handicap will be adjusted per USGA Section 3-5. In summary your Handicap Index will be reduced by the difference in the course ratings between the regular and forward tees. You will then be placed into the 1st, 2nd or 3rd flights based on your computed Course Handicap from the forward tee and will compete for Net prizes only.
With 4 or more golfers playing the forward tees, a “Forward” flight will be created with no handicap reductions and players will compete for prizes using the same criteria as the other flights.
In order to play the forward tees, you must inform the VGA Official at check-in or at the latest, prior to teeing off. Golfers will not be allowed to declare forward tee play once their round has commenced.
As with any new policy your feedback is important. We are currently not placing any age or handicap restrictions on use of the forward tee but we will monitor the results on an ongoing basis. Your feedback to VGA officials is appreciated.
Vermont Golf Association
PO Box 1612 • Station A • Rutland, VT 05701-1612
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