ELIGIBILITY: A contestant may be any female amateur golfer with a USGA handicap index of 17.4 or lower (by the June 1 revision) who is an active member of one of the NEWGA member state associations or a legal resident of one of the six New England states. NEWGA associations may invite non-members who are residents of their state and have a handicap index that meets the entry requirement.
A junior is any resident of her respective state who is 18 years old or younger on the opening day of the tournament. If she is 18, she is eligible only if she has not started her first semester of college. A junior does not have to be a member of a NEWGA member club, but she must have a USGA handicap index of 19.0 or lower.
Seniors must be 50 years old and Legends must be 65 years old by the first day of the tournament.
ENTRIES: Entrants are responsible for securing and submitting a completed entry form, along with a check for $180, by the due date of June 12, 2015 (postmark date). Entries will then be sent to the host state no later than June 15. The entry fee includes golf, cart fees, a tee gift, range balls, and a barbeque. No entry fees will be refunded to players who withdraw after June 19.
FORMAT: 54 holes of stroke play. Players will be assigned the same tee times on Tuesday and Wednesday. (Pairings will be posted on June 20.) On the final day, the field will be cut to 70 players with the leaders going out last.
CART/CADDY POLICY: Carts are mandatory with the cost included in the entry fee. Parents and guardians are NOT allowed to caddy for juniors.
PRACTICE ROUND: Competitors may book a practice round any time after June 15. The cost will be $50, including a cart. Please call the pro shop for more information and available tee times at 802.244.1801.
TOURNAMENT FIELD: Each state has a quota of 18 players. The total field will be 108 players for 36 holes and then cut to the 70 players who have recorded the lowest two-day scores (including ties) for the final round of play. Any player within ten shots of the leader in a player’s respective age category will also play on day three. Players are selected based on their USGA handicap index as revised on June 1 with preference given to the lowest handicaps. If a state has more than 18 applicants, a wait list is created. If a state is unable to fill its allotted positions, the unused positions will be divided equally among the states that have waiting lists.
AWARDS: Gross prizes will be awarded to the top 20 finishers and three daily net prizes will also be awarded. June 15 handicap revisions will be in place.
DRESS CODE: Please observe the club’s dress code policy. Spikeless shoes are required.