VSWGA membership is free to all Junior members, as is registration for the State Amateur Championship. Juniors may also register for a free GHIN card through the Vermont Golf Association. A Junior is a resident of the state of Vermont who has not reached their 19th birthday by the day of the tournament. A Junior of 18 years of age is eligible only if they have not yet begun their first semester of college. A Junior does not have to be a member of a VSWGA member club.
Junior Girl Golfers have access to:
- Free or reduced-rate lessons and golf camp tuition*
- Free or reduced rate greens fees at local courses
- Free used equipment donated through our ongoing equipment drive
- Mentorship with experienced women golfers throughout the state
- Free USGA Golf Handicap Index (GHIN) registration: Establish an official, internationally-recognized golf handicap updated continuously over the entire life of your game!
- Free or reduced-rate access to statewide tournaments throughout the summer season: Weekly Monday and Tuesday VSWGA State Days offered at three regional (north, central, south) courses; Annual State and Regional Amateur Tournaments
- Scholarships: Every year the VSWGA, in association with the Vermont Golf Association (VGA), awards 10 scholarships of $1000 each for four years to Vermont Junior golfers attending colleges, universities and tech schools.
To join VSWGA or renew your membership, beginning later in January or in February when information becomes available, register for VSWGA membership and also receive a free GHIN card through the Vermont Golf Association.
To register for tournaments after you have registered for membership through the Vermont Golf Association, visit Golf Genius and create a profile or log in.
Vermont Junior Tour
The Vermont Golf Association and the Vermont PGA collaborate to create the Vermont Junior Tour schedule. The Vermont Junior Tour is open to all junior golfers (boys and girls) 10-18 with an active Vermont GHIN handicap and a paid Vermont Junior Tour membership. Open registration for the Junior Tour Membership begins on February 1, 2024 and registration for Junior Tour events begins March 15, 2024.
2024 Vermont Junior Tour Events:
6/19/2024 at Vermont National Country Club, South Burlington
6/30/2024 at Williston Golf Club
7/15/2024 at Neshobe Golf Club, Brandon
8/1/2024 at Ralph Myhre Golf Course, Middlebury
VSWGA Junior Golf Committee
The VSWGA has a Junior Golf committee to coordinate efforts to promote the game among youth in Vermont. We welcome any VSWGA member to contact Lauri Brown [email: Lauribrown2 [at] myfairpoint.net] if you would like to join the committee or volunteer to help at junior tournaments.
VSWGA Support for Junior Golf
Money raised by the Closest to the Pin contests at every State Day is donated to the Vermont Golf Association Scholarship Fund as well as to instructional programs for juniors throughout the state. In 2023 the VSWGA raised $3022 for Junior Golf.
The Vermont Golf Association Scholarship Fund
You can help support junior golfers! The Vermont Golf Association Scholarship Fund helps outstanding students with a connection to golf obtain a college education.
2023 Girls High School State Championships
Visit golf genius to see the results! Congratulations to all the girls that made the State Championships and especially to those who qualified for the New England Championship!!
Kaylie Porter of 802 Golf Academy Repeats, Clinching 2023 Junior Amateur Title
At Mt. Anthony Golf Club in Bennington Kaylie shot 79-77-73 to edge out junior Teegan Duffy of Rutland Country Club by three strokes over 54-holes. Duffy shot 4 birdies and took 5th place overall (79-75-78). Porter also won fourth place overall in the Vermont Women’s Amateur Championship, and she took home the Allbright Ringer Trophy, finishing with an impressive -8 ringer score. See full results .
Kaylie Porter Wins 2022 Vermont Junior Championship
At Neshobe Golf Club in Brandon, the 2022 Vermont Junior Championship came down to the final day’s scores with Kaylie Porter of Manchester Country Club coming through with a final round score of 80 to finish with a 54-hole score of 244 (78-86-80) to win the trophy (and finish 11th in the field). Second place in the Junior Division was claimed by Teegan Duffy of Rutland Country Club only five strokes behind and shooting 249 (79-84-86).
PGA Junior Leagues in Vermont
In 2020, 14 clubs around the state hosted junior leagues. The Vermont Golf Association assembled a list of summer youth golf programs around the state taught by PGA professionals:
|The PGA Jr. League is full of PGA and LPGA professionals committed to putting safety first and creating fun inclusive experiences for every child as a golfer. PGA Jr. League is open to both boys and girls, 17 and under, of all skill levels and abilities. During the course of one PGA Jr. League game, teams play four 9-hole matches in a two-person scramble format, reinforcing the team concept and creating a nurturing environment for learning the game. You and your kids will share in this awesome opportunity to learn and play golf in a relaxed team environment. PGA Jr. League is all about fun! Need a visual to understand what makes this program so fun? Click here to watch a PGA Jr. League animated short with your kids to learn more! Visit PGAjrleague.com to learn even more! We hope to see you out there!