Are you a new member of the Vermont State Women’s Golf Association, or thinking about joining? Here are Frequently Asked Questions and links to more information:
- VSWGA – What is it?
An association of women golfers founded in 1930 to organize an Amateur Championship, that expanded over the decades to offer more golfing opportunities for women in Vermont and to support junior programs. Read more about our history.
- How do I become a member?
Join online or complete and mail the membership application. The cost of annual membership is $30 for new members anytime. You also need to register for a GHIN card through your golf club at a cost of about $25 annually. GHIN is the system used to determine your handicap. You must have a GHIN number to play in VSWGA State Days and tournaments. If you are not a member of a Vermont golf club, you can join Lakeside, a virtual golf club, and get a GHIN card for $40. Read more about the Golf Handicap and Information Network (GHIN).
- What are State Days?
18-hole stroke play events that bring women golfers together for a little friendly competition every Tuesday (and some Mondays) throughout the Vermont golf season. Players pay a $10 fee to the VSWGA plus a course fee–generally $15 for 9-hole courses and $20 for 18-hole courses–and cart fee if riding. Must have an active USGA GHIN card. Read more about State Days.
- Can I participate in a State Day before joining the VSWGA?
Yes! We call it our “Bring a Friend” program
- How do I sign up for State Days?
Visit Golf Genius to join the VSWGA and to create a profile with your email address. Online registration opens on Golf Genius 2 weeks prior to each State Day event and closes at noon the Thursday prior to the event. After registration closes Thursday, you can call the pro shop of the club beginning on Saturday morning until 6:00 p.m. on the day prior to the State Day event to ask to be added to the tee sheet if there is space available. You can register with others or as a single and you will be matched with other players. Read more about Registering.
- Do players win prizes?
You bet! Through our season-long points system, both gross & net. Read more about awards.
- How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected VSWGA events?
We follow guidelines recommended by the Vermont Department of Health, the Office of the Governor, and the Vermont Golf Association to keep our players safe.
- Where can I learn more?
Every member golf course has a Club Representative–contact yours or send an email to the VSWGA:
General information, email@example.com
State Days, firstname.lastname@example.org