The Vermont Hickory Golf Association is proud to announce plans to form The Vermont Golf Museum and Hall of Fame. Our modest early goal, as passed by the Board of Directors, is that the museum start life as an online presence, with the opportunity to have a physical presence at some later time (to be determined). For now, the process will start by gathering Vermont’s many important contributions to the early history of golf in this nation. Through researching, authoring, and posting these narratives online, we hope to make available to all who love the game a richer understanding of its proud heritage in the Green Mountain State.
Currently the Board is casting a wide net to identify and include as many Vermonters and Vermont organizations as possible in shaping the Museum’s structure and helping raise funds. Conversations with the Vermont Golf Association have indicated its interest in the project and willingness to continue a dialogue with us. Similar conversations are continuing statewide with other potential stakeholders and those results will be broadcast to you as they are known. The VHGA Board has also approved allocating a percentage of the proceeds from our events to help fund the Museum. This means that everyone who joins us in the competition and fellowship of VHGA events will be contributing to an important legacy.
We are encouraging all VHGA members to do two things right now: first, sign up and help make our events, and the Museum, successful. Reach out to as many possible participants as you can to help assure full fields. Even those who are “on the fence” should feel good about playing some golf and helping with the Museum. Second, contact VHGA board members about how you can help make this dream a reality. Your board members need your help and input. Those with an interest in researching the history of golf in Vermont are in particular need. This is an exciting time—make your voice heard and be a founder of something special.