Chris Johnson


My golf career has been brief, but more fun and rewarding than I ever could have imagined. A Chicago-area native, I took up the game when I retired to Vermont in 2005 after a 30-year career as a writer and editor for the federal government in Washington, DC. After joining St. Johnsbury Country Club, I was introduced to the VSWGA and quickly became active ... playing State Days, serving as club rep, helping to organize the major tournaments when StJCC hosted those events, being a course rater, and playing on the Tri-State team.

I was elected to the VSWGA Board of Directors in 2014 and served as vice-president, director at large, and liaison to the northeast club reps. In 2016, I was elected president. I'm committed to the mission of the VSWGA and to its continued success in promoting golf and golfing opportunities to all women in Vermont.

My husband, Ted Dinkel, is an avid golfer. We attended the 2009 and 2013 Solheim Cups and enjoy watching televised LPGA events throughout the year. In my next life, I hope someone puts a golf club in my hand when I'm still young, so I can enjoy the camaraderie and challenge of the game for as long as possible.