Welcome to the 2020 Season!
It is a special year for the VSWGA as we are 90 years old as an organization. It all began when the first Vermont Women’s Amateur was held in 1930. As the organization grew, State Days started in 1955. The Senior Championship was added in 1966 and the Mid-Amateur Championship in 1996. Remember the founding women ran these events without computers! They were truly dedicated to women’s golf.
The organization remains strong thanks to our members. Our State Days are fundamental – our club reps and volunteers highlight their home courses. Others contribute in so many ways: Pam Boyd – Website, Jen Farrington – Administration, Jen Steck – Major Tournament Chair and manager of the member handbook, Cathy Neff – Rules Chair, Lauri Brown – Junior Golf, Nancy Myers – Pace of Play, Kathy Sikora – Communications, Dana Cassidy – State Day Chair, and Chris Johnson – Treasurer. Thanks to Dee Macey for designing our new logos and to Dayle Burditt for suggesting the VSWGA Green Mountain Challenge. I am grateful to the Board of Directors who keep us focused on our mission and make my job a pleasure.
We have a lot planned for our 90th year. There is a new VSWGA logo and a special 90th commemorative logo which you will see throughout this year. You will be receiving member gifts to celebrate the 90th year. In the works is an anniversary video which will be put on our web site as soon as it is completed. As a way of celebrating, we are expanding the Fall Awards Classic with tee gifts and an invite to former members to join us for golf and/or lunch.
We also have some new and updated initiatives for the coming year. This will be the inaugural year of the VSWGA Green Mountain Challenge. This is a challenge to each of our members to play every one of our great State Day Courses. More information will be coming soon. The Forward Tee Program was successful in 2019 and will expand to include 17 courses in 2020. Bring a Friend to State Day will be open to all State Day courses this year. The Junior Golf Program now includes free membership to the VSWGA and a discount for championship registration.
Let’s make this the best year ever! Encourage your friends to join! Enjoy the great golf!