Format: 18 hole competition between 2-person teams.

Play will be divided into three flights: Jones, Ouimet, Morris. Overall champion to be decided by sudden death shootout following play, foursomes format, with winners of each flight competing. The tournament will be played in the Scotch Foursome format. In Scotch foursomes, both players on a side tee off. Players A and B each hit a drive, the better of the two drives is selected, and then A and B play alternate shot until the ball is holed. Who hits the second shot? The player whose drive was not selected. If A’s drive is the one the team decides to use, then B plays the second stroke.

Because all teams will be flighted, handicaps will only be used to establish flight positioning. All competition within flights will be played at scratch. Women are encouraged to form or join teams, either as all women or co-ed, and will compete from tees designed to level the playing field.

Flights will be based on combined handicaps. As is customary in this format, no team will have a handicap “spread” of greater than 8. For example: Player A is a 6, Player B is a 22. Since the spread is greater than 8, Player B is credited with a 14 (6 + 8 = 14). Teams whose handicaps are fewer than 8 strokes apart will be flighted at their regular handicaps; e.g., Player A is a 12, Player B is a 17. Since the difference is less than 8 strokes they will be flighted by their full handicaps.

Equipment: Hickory shafted clubs manufactured before 1935 or reproductions of same approved by SOHG. There is no limit to the number of clubs. Players may share clubs during tournament play. Cell phones and/or distance measuring devices are not permitted during play.

Awards: Winners and runners up in each flight, plus winners of overall championship.

Players are responsible for forming their own teams and submitting completed applications that include both players. For players losing a partner to unexpected emergencies, or for players without a partner, the tournament committee will make every effort to help. Each player must submit a handicap, be it regular GHIN or hickory. Players without a handicap will be assigned one by the tournament committee, and placed in a bracket using the best available information.

Entry Fees:

Entry fee: $80 /player; $160 /team

Non-playing spouse or significant other for daily food service: $20

Hickory Club Rental Fee: $ 40.00

Trade Show tables:

1st table: free

2nd table: $ 15.00

Note: If players wish to play a Friday practice round they must make their own arrangements with the Copley CC. Note that all Friday rounds must be completed by 5 p.m. due to Copley league schedules. Practice Round Fees: 9 holes: $15.00. 18 Holes: $23.00. Cart fees: 18 holes $13.00, 9 holes $9.00. Payable to Copley CC.

Application Form: The participant registration form can be downloaded here.

Application Deadline: May 22, 2017 or contact tournament committee.

Checks should be made payable to the Vermont Hickory Golf Association. To pay via PayPal send funds to

Completed forms should be mailed to:

Thomas Wawrzeniak
Treasurer, Vermont Hickory Golf Association
1229 Center Road
Hyde Park, VT 05655

Contact Information:

Tom Wawrzeniak:

Bob Titterton:

Tournament Itinerary
9:30am = Group photos and tournament rules
10:00am = Shotgun start
2:00pm = Finish
2:30: Championship between flights (sudden death)
3:00pm = Trade show
3:30pm = Banquet Dinner and awards

There will be water, fruit and protein bars available at the turn