Golf Championship Tee Times
Girls Golf Scores
Boys Golf Scores
Message to Golf Coaches:
Welcome to the Fall 2023 golf season. In the past, many of you have been very conscientious about spending time on the rules and etiquette of golf. Each year, however, we find students who have little knowledge of either the rules or etiquette. We cannot stress enough the importance of this aspect of the game. Rules books should be ordered from the VPA Office. These books and this guide are an excellent means of teaching rules and expectations for golf in Vermont. Please be certain you and your players are knowledgeable of recent rule changes.
It is a privilege and not our “right” to be able to use many golf courses throughout the state. Coaches and players should take the time to thank the proper course staff after each golf match. Additionally, you should stress to all your players that we are dependent on the generosity of Country Clubs and the Vermont Golf Association for sites to play and that every effort needs to be made by the participants to be courteous. You should also do everything possible to create an image that would make schools welcome for years to come.
By its very nature, golf requires an absolute level of integrity on the part of all coaches and participants. Coaches should remind their players of their responsibility to report accurate scores for themselves and their competitors. Each player must protect the integrity of the game for the entire field. In addition, all coaches are responsible for ensuring that all players are match ready and well versed in the rules and etiquette of the game.
It would be very helpful to the committee if coaches would insist on proper scorecard procedure, both keeping score, and signing and turning in scores. There are very definite rules about this and they will be enforced in state-level tournaments. We would encourage you to see that these same rules are followed at each of your own matches.
If a suspected violation has occurred, the following procedure is recommended for your golfers:
Pat Merriam, ChairV.P.A. Golf Committee
In addition, Rule 6.4 expressly allows playing out of turn in match play by agreement, and for stroke play, affirmatively allows and encourages players to play out of turn in a safe and responsible way to save time or for convenience (also known as “ready golf”).
DIVISION 1 State Qualifier – Tuesday, Oct. 3 (DI choice at CC of VT; DII choice at CC of Barre)Top 6 schools qualify for State Tournament
DIVISION 2 State Qualifier – Thursday, October 6, 2023, @ Neshobe Time: TBAThe top 6 schools qualify for State Tournament
Thursday, Oct. 12 (Rutland first choice/ProctorPitts 2nd choice)
Tuesday, Oct. 10 – Quechee
At the request of the host site, all play will begin at the first tee. The format will be as follows:Time TBA – Division 1Time TBA – Division 2
We realize this may cause some lengthy waiting times in order to determine the ten New England Qualifiers. Schools may want to have arrangements made in order to transport students who do not have a need to wait until all golfers have finished play.
DATE: October 31, 2023SITE: Mohican Sun (CT)FEE: $25.00 per golfer
This Fall (2023 season) participation in the New England Individual Golf Tournament sponsored by the New England Secondary School Principals’ Association will be available to boy and girl players at the Vermont state tournament site(s). Vermont will be allotted ten (10) spots for boys and ten (10) spots for girls. These spots may be filled by the low ten scores in each of their respective state tournaments. Since the boys are divided into Division I, II and III, but play the same tees and course, the division issue is moot.