2021 New England Amateur deadline is May 27

Sixteen-year-old John Broderick of Dedham Country & Polo Club (MA) birdied the second playoff hole to capture the 91st New England Amateur golf championship at Concord Country Club last July.

BRATTLEBORO, Vermont – Exempt players — and you surely know who you are — have until Thursday May 27 to register for the 2021 New England Amateur Championship, to be played July 20-22 at the Great River Golf Club in Milford, CT. And the same is true for those who hope to qualify for the competition.

All the pertinent information is at the New England Golf Association website listed below. The 54-hole, three-day event will include 144 players, both exempt and those who play their way in from a qualifying round.

Those looking to qualify have four opportunities to choose from—provided you have an active GHIN Handicap Index at any member club of a New England state golf association not exceeding 6.4. Regardless of your location, you can choose any one of the four sites for the qualifying round:

The 2021 New England Amateur Championship will be played July 20-22 at the Great River Golf Club in Milford, CT. with deadline for entries set for May 27.

Two Massachusetts clubs are in the mix — Indian Pond Country Club in Kingston on Monday, June 7, or Haverhill Country Club on Tuesday, June 8.

The Brattleboro Country Club in Vermont will host a qualifier on Thursday, June 10. And glory’s last shot will be at the Tuxnis Country Club in Farmington on Monday, June 21.

The July tournament will be the 92nd New England Amateur Championship. Two Massachusetts players battled it out to the finish last year at the Concord Country Club in their home state, John Broderick (out of the Dedham Country and Polo Club) beat Nick Maccario (Bradford Country Club) on the second playoff hole to take the title.

The first New England Amateur was conducted in 1926 at Rhode Island Country Club and was won by Frank C. Newton of Massachusetts. The Championship has been held annually since then, with a four-year hiatus during WWII from 1942 – 1945. Over the years, the Championship has been won by some of New England Golf’s greats including Brad Faxon, Bill Andrade, James Dirscoll, and Jim Renner. The event was contested as a Match Play Championship until 1971, when the format was changed to current model of 72-holes of Stroke Play.



Tom has written for scores of golf publications including a column focusing on luxury golf travel for American Airlines’ Celebrated Living. He's played everywhere from Iceland to Dubai and points between. His byline can be found regularly these days in Morning Read, The A Position, ClubLife, and Golf Oklahoma among others. He is the only member of both the Golf Writers Association of America and the North American Guild of Beer Writers, claiming regular research is required, yet seems to have no plans to stop, traveling the world to ferret out the best in golf and brews. Tom lives in southern Vermont and plays regularly, if not well, out of the Brattleboro Country Club. He still considers his greatest golf thrill playing 18 with Arnold Palmer, and having beers with him afterwards in the Bay Hill clubhouse, which Arnie bought. Tom's email is tdbedell@gmail.com.

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