Williston Golf Club — Williston, VT
Tuesday – Wednesday, July 11-12, 2023
On-Line Registration Deadline: 3 p.m. Monday, July 3. Register through Golf Genius.
Please note: Registrations for Majors are now accepted and marked “Pending” until the close of registration for the event. This is to save time and credit card fees in case of cancellations. If a field reaches its player limit, entrants will be confirmed according to the parameters laid out for each event. Please see below or refer to the member handbook for details.
Refund Deadline: 3 p.m. Monday, July 3
Entry Fee: $135 includes entry, practice round, and lunch. Carts are not included in entry fee.
Eligibility, Handicap Limits, Caddie, Carts, and Pairing Information
Age Requirement and Field Size: All entrants must be at least 50 years old at the tournament start. Field is limited to 100 applicants. To be eligible, a player’s USGA handicap index must be 36.0 or less. Once registration closes, if the field size is exceeded, preference will be given in order of lowest handicap index, to the 55 and older age group. As space allows, the 50-55 age group will be accepted in order of lowest handicap index. All players are eligible to win the overall Championship trophy, however the player that wins is not eligible for the Super Senior (age 65-69) or Legend (age 70 and over) trophy. A player may win either Super Senior or Legend and additionally receive a top gross or net prize.
Format: Stroke play. Gross and Net Prizes.
Lodging: Home2 Suites By Hilton, Williston has offered a special rate of $179 a night if booked by June 12th, 2023 at midnight. This is a great rate for this time of year. Use this link: Home2 Suites Williston – VT Women’s Golf Association, or contact Setven Puettner at Home2 Suites at 802-288-1324 to book your room. It can be booked for 1 or 2 nights. MUST BE BOOKED BY JUNE 12th!!!!
Awards: There will be an awards ceremony immediately following play on Wednesday. There are trophies for the Champion, Runner-Up, Super Senior and Legend Winners. The number and amount of Prizes and Universal Certificates will be awarded based on the number of players in the tournament. All certificates expire on September 30th of the following year. There will be a Skins game offered that will be run through the Pro Shop with pay out in Williston Pro Shop Credit, cost is $10 per day and includes gross and net skins.
Tee Times:Tee times generally range between 8:00am and 12:00pm off the 1st and 10th tee and will be e-mailed to participants and available through the golf genius portal approximately 5 days before the tournament start date.
Practice Rounds: Each participant will have access to an unlimited number of practice rounds and may be used during the 3 weeks prior to the event. Participants must call to reserve tee times which will be available anytime of day Monday through Friday and after 12pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. There will be no charge for daily greens fee, however a mandatory cart fee will apply, regardless if the participant chooses to walk. The applicable cart fee will be the same as our 2023 Daily Cart Rental Rates based on shared or single rider cart.
We invite all participants to take advantage of their unlimited number of practice rounds. Practice rounds can not be applied to tournaments, outings or leagues and are for their personal use. They are non-transferable.
Registration/Check-In: Registration/Check-in at all tournaments will be in the morning until 1 hour before the last tee time on the first day. Registration information will be emailed to registered players.
Caddies: No golf professional is allowed to caddie for any competitor.
2022 Ruth Raymond Jones Memorial Senior Championship
July 11 and 12, 2022
Mt. Anthony Country Club, Bennington
The VSWGA Senior Championship concluded on July 12 in Bennington at Mt. Anthony Country Club, showcasing our talented and dedicated Vermont women golfers. Andrea Brown of Champlain Country Club fought to keep the lead and prevailed by two strokes to take her second consecutive Senior Championship title, shooting a second round score of 80 and posting a two-day total of 155. She was able to hold off 11-time Senior Champion, Reggie Parker of Ekwanok Country Club, who made a run for the trophy shooting a second round 79 and finishing with a two-day score of 157.
Reggie Parker won the Legend Division and Mary Jane Shomo held on to the Super Senior trophy for a second year, shooting a two-round score of 163.
The Net Division winner by a one stroke margin was Chris Johnson of St. Johnsbury Country Club with a two-day net score of 7-under par. Right at her heels was Delina Gilroy of Wiliston Golf Club shooting a two-day net score of 6-under par.
In the Pat Job Cup Team Competition, the ladies from Williston Golf Club won their second consecutive team title with a score of 439. In second place was Rutland Country Club with 447 and rounding out the top three was Champlain Country Club with a 453.
Full Field Results: vswga-2022vswgaseniorchampionship.golfgenius.com
Awards Sheet – Top ten gross and net; Legend; Super Senior; Pat Job Cup
Final Results PDF
A special thanks to Mt Anthony Country Club for taking such good care of our players and creating a truly memorable event and to VSWGA Tournament Chair Jen Steck for all her work to organizing the tournament.
2021 Senior Championship
Congratulations to our 2021 Senior Champion, Andrea Brown of Champlain Country Club!
Andrea lead the field after the first round, and proceeded to stay loose through a 45-minute weather delay in order to finish with a one-stroke lead over a trio of competitors, finishing with a two-round total of 158. After 36 holes, there was a three-way tie at 159 for second between Kristin Mahoney of Neshobe Golf Club, Becky Montgelas of Ekwanok Country Club, and Reggie Parker of Ekwanok Country Club. In front of a large gallery of VSWGA members, the three moved to an exciting play-off on hole 18 where Kristin Mahoney blasted her second shot onto the green and sunk a lengthy putt for a birdie to take the Runner-Up trophy. Montgelas finished in third, and Parker took fourth. Rounding out the top five was the 2020 Senior winner, Jeanne Morrissey from Williston Golf Club, shooting a 160.
Consistent play put Nicole Laberge of Ralph Myhre Golf Course in the lead for net scores with a two-day net total of +1. Second net was claimed by Denise Barnard of Williston Golf Club with +3. By a match of cards, third net was won by Ellen Miller of Rutland Country Club with +4, fourth net was Trish Wade of Green Mountain National Golf Course with +4 and fifth net was Patty McGrath, also of Green Mountain National Golf Course with +4.
The Legend Division winner was Reggie Parker with 159, and the Super Senior Division winner was Mary Jane Shomo, shooting a 174.
The Pat Job Team Cup was won by the consistently strong Williston Golf Club Team, and second was taken by the the ladies of Champlain Country Club.
There is always a heavily contested Putting Contest the first day of the Seniors, and this year didn’t disappoint. After a four-way tie at the end of Round 1 between Cathy Neff of Vermont National Country Club, Susie Bremner of Rocky Ridge Golf Club, Tallu Meade of Haystack Golf Course and Thelma Pearson of Dorset Field Club, the play-off for the title was contested during Round 2. When the scores were tallied, the winner by two strokes was Thelma Pearson.
Final Results: https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/2854958
Leaderboard – Gross, Net, Legend, and Super Senior Divisions; Skins
Rutland Herald Article by Adam Aucoin
2020 Senior Championship
It may have started with a bit of rain on day one, but it finished in the sunshine on day two with Jeanne Morrissey of Williston GC winning her second Senior Championship with a two-day total 160. Cheri Campbell of Burlington CC made a charge from behind and took the Runner Up position with 165. Rounding out the top three was Dede Mahler from Country Club of Vermont with a 166.
The net winner was Regina Laraway of Lakeside Golf Club with a two day net score of 137. Second net was won by Louise LaPoint of Montpelier Elks CC with 138.
The ladies of Burlington Country Club combined to win the Pat Job Cup with 449 over second place Country Club of Vermont at 450.
2020 Awards Sheet
Full field results