Vermont Golf Association State Days are “mini,” one-day tournaments held on various days throughout the state during the summer.
The cost varies based on the State Day – some of our State Days require online registration and cost $40 (cart optional) or $55 (cart included). These are the courses that typically are very popular and tend to fill up quickly.
Other State Days cost $25 and players register for these by calling the golf course one week in advance. The goal in the next year or two is to have all event registration done via online registration, but not quite yet!
Players can sign up for a State Day with their own group of four players (or two or three) if they wish, or a player can sign up as a single and we (or the golf course) will fit that person in with a group. To participate, every player must have an active, valid GHIN handicap.
There are typically three flights based on handicaps: 0-10, 11-16 and 17 and above. Occasionally there will be enough participants to have a “hickory” flight, in which everyone in that flight plays with hickory clubs.
Prizes are awarded each State Day in the form of gift certificates at the host club. Both gross and net prizes are awarded in each flight, with the pay outs based on the number of participants in each particular flight.
A new twist was added in 2012 — a season-long points race based on net scores — each week, everyone receives points based on a sliding scale according to their net score. A running total of the points is being kept and at the end of the season, the overall champion and top nine players will receive gift cards to Golf & Ski Warehouse. There is no cost to the participant — it is an added benefit for playing State Days!
State Days are an inexpensive, fun way to play golf at different courses around the state while participating in low-key friendly competition.