BRATTLEBORO, Vermont – If you are a 25-year-old Vermont male amateur (as of August 12, 2021), a legal resident of the state and a member in good standing with any Vermont Golf Association club, then you’re eligible for the Vermont Mid-Amateur Championship, to be held Aug. 12-15 at the Brattleboro Country Club in southern Vermont.
Actually, you can also play if not a resident, but a member of a VGA club for the past three years with an active GHIN handicap from that club. (Meaning at least ten rounds outside of major championship rounds in the last 12 months.)
The full details are on the VGA website, where you should register by the Thursday, August 5 deadline (by 11:59 pm): https://vga-vermontgolfassociationregistration.golfgenius.com/pages/2818136
If there are available spots after the deadline, those wishing to sign up can try for an additional $25, on top of the regular $125 entry fee.
The tournament can mean a lot of golf, beginning with a Thursday qualifying stroke play round. The field is then cut to the low 32 for match play beginning Friday, 16 on Friday afternoon, the quarter- and semi-finals on Saturday, and the final match on Sunday. That works out to six rounds for the two finalists.
Last year that was Taylor Bellemare of Mount Anthony Country Club and the winner, Ryan Porter of the Manchester Country Club, who battled to a 5-and-4 victory over the Neshobe Golf Club.
Entry in this year’s tournament also entitles participants to two practice rounds at Brattleboro for just a $25 cart fee.