Vermont Golf Association E-Revision Newsletter

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VERMONT GOLF ASSOCIATION E-REVISION NEWSLETTER



Two Employment Opportunities available with the VGA!
1) 2017 PJ Boatwright Internship

Interested or thinking about a career in the golf business? Why not sign up for a PJ Boatwright Internship with the Vermont Golf Association for the 2017 season to see if this is something you would like to do life long? PJ Boatwright Interns are exposed to every aspect of Amateur Golf - from office administrative responsibilities to Junior Golf to tournament preparation, set-up and operations to officiating. For more information and an application, click here.


2) Full Time Seasonal Member Services Position

The Vermont Golf Association is looking to hire a full time seasonal employee (April - October) with the possibility of part-time winter employment (November - March) for the right individual. This position would be Member Services and encompass all aspects of the Golf Association. For more information, click here.



Register Now for PGA Junior League

PGA Junior League Golf is a fun, social and inclusive opportunity for boys and girls ages 13 and under to learn and enjoy the game of golf. Much like other recreational league sports, participants wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with their friends. Registration for the new season is now open. For more info, visit www.pgajlg.com/teamgolf to search for programs by ZIP code and register online.


2017 Online Registration is Live!

Online registration opened on February 1st and registrations have already been brisk!

Click here to log in and register - this is the perfect time to update your profile and check to make sure that your email address and all contact information is up-to-date!



* Your GHIN # must be active in order to register for any events.
If your GHIN # has been inactivated please contact your home club to have them reactivate you!

When your home club activates you, you will still remain INACTIVE in the GHIN system until the next handicap revision on the 1st or 15th of the month, whichever comes first.
PLAN AHEAD!


Upcoming Events
  • Apr 29 - Proctor-Pittsford State Day
  • May 04 - Vermont National State Day
  • May 06-07 - Spring 4 Ball
  • May 08 - Burlington State Day

2017 Scholarship Bag Tag Program
Help Support the VGA Scholarship Fund! 2017 Scholarship Fund Bag Tags are now available!


Consider purchasing a 2017 Scholarship Fund Bag Tag! For a donation of $20.00 or more you will receive the personalized bag tag displayed above.

The 2017 bag tag features the 14th hole at the Dorset Field Club, site of the 2017 Vermont Amateur Championship!

Click here for more information and to download the 2017 Scholarship Bag Tag Donation Form!


Ch-Ch-Changes!
The VGA and the VSWGA have begun a collaborative effort to better coordinate services to Vermont golfers. GHIN fees and revisions, handicap questions, tournament management program support and course rating, will now be handled by the VGA office. The VSWGA will continue to organize all women's tournaments. New this year, women "Lakeside" players are eligible to play in VSWGA State Days. For more information on membership and events, please visit www.vswga.org. More information to follow in April!

Score Posting Active Season

The active season for posting scores shot in Vermont ended on October 31st. Any scores shot in Vermont after this time and before April 15, 2017 are not eligible for posting for handicap purposes because the condition of many of the Northern courses are not the same as they would be during a typical golf season.


Scores shot in states that are still in an active golf season (i.e. the Carolinas, Florida, etc.) can and should be posted during this period. You can post those scores either by going to www.ghin.com or by posting it from the GHIN Mobile App. For more information, visit the handicap section at www.usga.org


Lakeside Members

Just a reminder to all VGA members who establish their handicap through the Lakeside Golf Club (internet). All handicaps are automatically inactivated at the end of the year! You will need to pay your 2017 handicap fee before you will be able to register for any online events! If you need to renew your membership, type ghin.com

into your browser and press enter. You will see the Username and Password prompts on the right side of the screen. Type in your username and password. If you cannot remember your Password, click on the 'Forgot Username/Password' prompt and an email will be sent to you with information.


Rules Corner

Put your thinking caps on, get better acquainted with the Rules and let the Rules help you to score better!

A player's starting time is listed on the official starting sheet at 9:00 am. He does not arrive at the tee until 9:00:45 am and claims that, as it is still 9:00 am, he is not late for his starting time. What is the ruling?

a) No penalty as he arrived before 9:01 am.

b) He is disqualified.

c) He is penalized two strokes in stroke play or loss of hole in match play unless the Committee determines that exceptional circumstances have prevented a player from starting on time.



Click here for the answer!


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Tournament Handicaps

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.

  • We understand that situations can change and some folks may make the decision to forgo a golf course membership for one reason or another. Should you find yourself in this situation, you can still keep your handicap active by becoming a member of the Lakeside Golf Club. Click here for more information. If you have any friends in this situation, please pass this information along to them as well.


2017 US Senior Open Championship

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to experience a National Golf Championship up close and personal? Here is your chance! Online volunteer registration for the 2017 U.S. Senior Open Championship, conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA) and to be held at Salem County Club, June 26-July 2, 2017, is now open.


More than 2,800 volunteers are needed to fill positions on more than 28 committees, including marshals, transportation, leader boards and merchandise. Early submission of the application allows volunteers to specify their committee preference. Interested volunteers should visit www.2017ussenioropen.com. A full description of committee responsibilities is provided on the website to assist volunteers in determining their preferences.


Member Clubs Special Golf Offers
Vermont Golfers have two great savings opportunities for golf in 2017:
  • The 2017 Golf Value Book VIP Card for $27
    Special Rates at 30 Courses
  • The 2017 Golf Valuel Book Punch Pass for $197.00
    24 free rounds of golf
For more information on either the VIP Card or the Punch Pass - click here!

GHIN Handicap Benefits

One of the benefits of having a GHIN handicap issued through a Vermont club is that you are entitled to receive two great e-Magazines at no charge. The GLOBAL GOLF POST is a weekly e-magazine published every Monday with all the results from the past week's golf tournaments, both Amateur and Professional, along with some great human interest golf stories. The GRAIN is dedicated to the Major Championships and is published 6 times throughout the summer. There is a early season kick-off issue, issues immediately preceding the Masters, US Open, British Open, PGA Championship and in the fall, the Annual Travel Issue is released.

If you are not receiving the Global Golf Post or The Grain, you can sign up by clicking here.


VGA On-line Store

Looking for some gifts for your favorite golfer, or even for yourself? We have tee shirts, headcovers, caps, towels and even some gag gifts - embroidered toilet paper!!
Click here to visit our VGA Online Store!

Regards,


Dave Pfannenstein, PGA

Executive Director

Vermont Golf Association

dave@vtga.org


Shari Pfannenstein

Website/Communications

Vermont Golf Association

shari@vtga.org


Mark Wolinsky

Administrator

Vermont Golf Association

mark@vtga.org


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Print Handicap Card and Information

Have you downloaded the FREE GHIN Mobile App customized specially for the VGA? Visit your iTunes or Google Play store to download your free app today.


  • Post Scores
  • Get Partners' handicaps
  • Register for VGA events
  • Check tournament results
  • Have a copy of your current Handicap card right in the app
  • Read and follow VGA tweets without having to have a Twitter account (great for getting last minute tournament information or cancellation notices!)

There have been reports of the VGA logo disappearing off the home screen of the GHIN Mobile App. If this happens, navigate to your "Applications" settings or "Manage applications" and clear the cache. This should restore the VGA logo to your home screen.


Your privacy is very important. Your e-mail address will be kept private, is not publicly accessible and will never be given out or sold to any third party. To remove your e-mail address CLICK HERE and enter your GHIN Number and either your last name or club number. Next, delete your e-mail address and click NEXT. If you have any questions, contact us at VGA@VTGA.ORG or 8027737180


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