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* When registering for the Championship, each participant will be able to select the
Qualifying Site of his choice.  If there is a gross discrepancy in the number of
qualifiers for each site, the VGA will assign players to a different site in order to even up
the numbers. Players will be switched based on the order in which they signed up
for the Championship, working backwards from the most recent (latest) entries.
To ensure the Qualifier of your choice, sign up early!

Entry Fee

Exempt players will pay an entry fee of $145.00

Players who must qualify will be charged an entry fee of $75.00 to enter the qualifying site of their choice.
All players who qualify to earn a spot in the Championship will be charged an additional $90.00 once
entered in the Championship.  The difference goes to cover the course costs at each qualifying site.

Registration deadline is June 18, 2017 for all players both exempt and non-exempt!

Click here to register

List of Exempt Players

Exempt Players - When registering you will be presented with a 5th qualifier choice called Exempt Players.  Please select this “qualifier” when you register.  You will be charged the normal entry fee of $145.00 and you will be moved directly into the tournament proper.

Top 30 players and ties from 2016 Vermont Amateur:

2016 Mid-Amateur Champion:           Garren Poirier (also in top 30)

2016 Senior Amateur Champion:       Peter Metzler  (also in top 30)

2016 Dorset Club Champion:              Bill Hadden

2016 Junior Stroke Play Champion:    Bryson Richards (also in top 30)

2016 Junior Match Play Champion:     Logan Broyles  (also in top 30)



  1. Vermont Resident - Any male amateur golfer, as of the day of the tournament, who is a legal resident of Vermont and is a member in good standing, of a member club of the Vermont Golf Association, with an active GHIN handicap issued by that club.

  2. Non-Vermont Resident - Any male amateur golfer, as of the first day of the tournament, who is not a legal resident of the State of Vermont, but has been a member in good standing of any Vermont Golf Association member club for the past three years, has an active GHIN handicap issued by a Vermont Golf Association member club and has posted a minimum of 10 rounds of golf in the last 12 months outside of the major championships at any VGA member club.  (Revised April 2015)*

*This eligibility requirement affects the major tournaments only, which are the Vermont Amateur,  Mid-Amateur and the Senior Amateur and the Senior 4 Ball Championships.   If you are playing in the major championships, your options are to post scores you may have missed from last year or play enough rounds this year to fulfill the requirements by the first day of the tournament.  This also includes any players in the Vermont Amateur who are exempt from qualifying.

All participating players are required to have a GHIN Handicap with an up-to-date
Handicap Index in order to be deemed eligible to compete in VGA sponsored events.

Practice Rounds:

All participants in the qualifiers at a course will get 1 complimentary practice round sometime the week prior to the qualifying event. Availability will be at the convenience of the host club, they may have restrictions and may require cart rental during the practice round. You will be responsible for booking your practice round tee time directly with the club.  Players wishing to bring a caddie or a friend along for the practice round must contact the club first to see if this will be permitted and what the fees will be.  All non-qualifiers will be expected to pay a full greens fee.

Dress Code:

Proper golf attire is mandatory in all phases of major competitions, including practice rounds and qualifying rounds.  A golfer may be asked to change clothing, in order to participate in an event.

Shirts with collars and sleeves are required.  Tank tops and/or tee shirts are not permitted.  Shorts are permitted, provided they are not gym shorts. Cut-offs, bathing suits and jeans are not permitted.  All players in doubt should have other clothing available in case their attire is deemed unacceptable.

Competitors late to tee times due to changing clothing will still be penalized in accordance with Rule 6-3.

Alcoholic Beverages:

In the Vermont Amateur, Mid-Amateur, Senior Amateur, Senior 4 Ball and any qualifiers associated with these events, consumption of alcoholic beverages on the golf course during a tournament by a player, or his caddie, is prohibited.  Penalty for this action will be disqualification from the event.

ON THE COURSE is defined as “from tee time, until the scorecard is turned in, after the completion of a round”.


USGA Rules of Golf will govern all play, unless otherwise posted under “Local Rules”.

Tournament Committee:

VGA Officials in attendance will serve as the Tournament Committee.  All decisions of this committee will be final.

Prizes / Awards:

All prizes for VGA sponsored events will be given in the form of awards and/or gift certificates.  Prize distribution will be determined by the number of applicants participating in a particular event or Flight of Players.


Cancellations or withdrawals can be made on line prior to the close of entries and the entry fee will be refunded less a 3% credit card processing fee. Cancellations or withdrawals after the close of entries and prior to the start of the tournament or qualifier will be refunded less a $50.00 cancellation fee and must be done by contacting the VGA office.  No refunds will be given after the start of the tournament or qualifier.

2017 Championship Regulations and Tournament Player’s Information

2017 VGA Local Rules and Conditions of Competition

Bryan Smith

Alex Rainville

Eric Lajeunesse

Drake Hull

Logan Broyles

Jared Nelson

Garren Poirier

Hans Albertsson

Cory Jozefiak

Frankie Sanborn

Kim Perry

Taylor Bellemare

Ryan Kohler

Peter Metzler

Troy Evans

Zach Temple

Gregory Scott Rubright

Max Major

Jake Orr

Ben Spittle

Jay Zanleoni

Chad Bullock

Walker Allen

Dan Favreau

Mitchell Evans

Cameron O’Connell

Jim Brett

Bryson Richards

Cooper Bleakie

Stephen Waite

2017 Vermont Amateur Championship

Dorset Field Club
July 11-13, 2017

2017 Player Information

The Vermont Amateur Championship is a 72 hole stroke play event open to all Vermont amateurs.

The field is cut after 36 holes to the lowest 40 scores and ties who
advance to the final day of championship play.  The final day is 36 holes.

The McCullough Cup is awarded to the club with the four lowest gross scores from 2 days of competition.
McCullough Cup teams must be selected prior to the start of the Championship.

Local qualifying to determine the Championship field will be held for those players who are not exempt into the 2017 Championship.
The number of positions available at each site is determined by the number of entrants and lowest scores.

There are four qualifiers scheduled for 2017:

Sunday, June 25, 2017      - Rutland Country Club*

Tuesday, June 27, 2017    - Country Club of Barre*

Thursday, June 29, 2017   - Williston Golf Club*

Wednesday, July 5, 2017  - Cedar Knoll Country Club*