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To Improve Your Game, Play When it Counts

A Sugarbush summer golf tournament preview

While there are a thousand ways (or more) to practice a golf swing, there’s only one way to get better at winning your weekend foursome.

You’ve got to compete.

Fortunately, the Sugarbush Resort Golf Club has a full summer slate of tournament-play opportunities designed to sharpen every aspect of your competition muscle. Physical, mental, and fun, Sugarbush tourneys are ideal for both high handicappers eager for the experience and low shooters just looking to push their limits.

MEMBER-MEMBER (August 8, 2020)
This traditional “best ball” tournament (where two-person teams play each hole yet record only one score) is a beloved kickoff to the competitive season. The flexible tee times are kind on the time-challenged, and the opportunity to pair your score with multiple partners gives the event a relaxed and wide-open feel.

MATCH PLAY BRACKET (Begins in August)
A growing tradition, this single-elimination match-play tourney pairs golfers head to head in a test of wits and nerves. Beginning in June, the one-on-one matches continue until only one player is left standing. Anything can happen— and frequently does.

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP (August 22–23, 2020)
A two-day test of skill and endurance, the championship is a must-do for Mad River Valley golfers. As casual and fun as the Sugarbush golf experience always is, the focused silence on the practice range during championship weekend tells you exactly how much this event matters to hardcore locals.

SUGARBUSH RYDER CUP (September 12–13, 2020)
A wildly popular two-day team event, the Sugarbush Ryder Cup drafts entrants into equal squads—Team Europe versus Team USA—then pairs them off in a series of individual and twoperson matches throughout the weekend. With the course framed by early-season foliage, there’s no better way to ease into a spectacular Vermont fall.

Tournaments both for charity and for fun are hosted at the Sugarbush Resort Golf Club nearly every week during peak season. Top choices include the Brew-Grass Tournament (June 14), the Boomer Scramble (June 15–16), and the High Fives Foundation Golf Tournament (TBD). As always, check in at the pro shop for dates and details.