Source: VT Golf Magazine | Issue: Summer 2003 | Author: Arthur Ristau

Synopsis: This article is about the Margaret Dick who became one of the most influential women in golf. It talks about her accomplishments and dedication to the game.


    If there was an award for the First Lady of Vermont Golf it would be hard to argue against giving that honor to Margaret Dick. From competing to teaching to co-chairing the Rating Committee of the Vermont State Women’s Golf Association (VSWGA), this classy 77-year-old Rutland widow lends new context to that venerable saw about “giving back”.

    “She’s extremely unselfish about giving her time to golf,” asserts Cathy Brown of Brandon, President of the VSWGA. She’s a very positive enthusiastic role model for all of us.”

    Margaret Dick and the iconic Mae Murray Jones, the finest amateur golfer in Vermont’s history, are the sole surviving female members of the Rutland Country Club’s Hall of Fame. Jones, now in her seventies, live in a retirement home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and hasn’t played for many years. Her father, the late Jim Murray, was the first pro Margaret studied with, this was back in 1955 when Margaret joined the Rutland Country Club. Margaret Dick proved an apt pupil winning the club championship seven times over four decades, with a last triumph coming in 1994 at age 68. She was state Legends champion in 1998.

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