Vermont Golf Association
PO Box 1612 • Station A • Rutland, VT 05701-1612
GENERAL TOURNAMENT INFORMATION / REGULATIONS
Eligibility: Male amateur golfers who are 25 years of age or older as of August 17, 2017 and:
*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.
All participants will get 1 complimentary practice round sometime the week prior to the 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-tournament competitors will be expected to pay a full greens fee.
On-line registration opens February 1, 2017 at https://www.ghintpp.com/vtga/TPPOnlineGolfer/logon.aspx. Deadline to register is August 13, 2016. If a player who is not on the waiting list wishes to enter the tournament after the entry deadline, and if there is an available spot for that player, there will be an additional charge of $25.00.
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.
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”.
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 administrative fee and must be done by contacting the VGA office. No refunds will be given after the start of the tournament or qualifier.
You must have a valid, active GHIN handicap in order to register!!
if there is NO BOX next to the event to check, then it means you either do not have a GHIN # OR
your handicap is inactive! Please see your pro to activate it!
Also, your birth date MUST be in your profile since the Mid-Amateur is an age-specific event!
** if you have problems signing up, please click on
the following link for information on how to resolve this issue.
2017 Player Information
The Vermont Mid-Amateur Championship is open to any Vermont amateur 25 years and older as of August 17, 2017.
The Championship consists of an 18 hole stroke play qualifier on Thursday with the field cut to the low 32 for Match Play starting on Friday and culminating with the final match on Sunday.
The field for the 18 hole stroke play qualifier will be limited to 78 players.
Active, valid GHIN handicap is required of all participants.
Entry fee is $125.00 per player.
Entry deadline is August 12, 2017.
Information on Practice Rounds and other information will be emailed to all participants and posted on the website as soon as it becomes available.
Pairings for the Stroke Play Qualifying round to be held on Thursday August 17 at the Vermont National Country Club will be available on our website and will be e-mailed to participants as soon as practicable upon the close of entries.
2017 Vermont Mid-Amateur Championship
Vermont National Country Club
August 17 - 20, 2017