Get to Know Your VSWGA
turn has arrived.
I can't believe that I am actually having to write a bio for anything golf
related as 25 years ago I thought golf was akin to watching grass grow. How
life changes! I grew up in Plattsburgh, N.Y, actually on Cumberland
Head, a tomboy (I say athlete) playing whatever sport I could. Softball
in the summer, field hockey, volleyball, basketball (which I was really bad
at), & softball during the school year. I started tennis at age 17
and became hooked on that. I have played competitive tennis thru the
USTA for years and my fellow tennis team members were not happy when I started
getting serious about golf. I still play on 2 tennis teams but have to
work it around my golf schedule. I am also an avid Platform Tennis
player which helps to make the winter bearable in Vermont.
I started playing golf when my 3 children were very young so it was a few
years before I could actually devote much time to it. Now those children
are adults, ages 27, 24, & 22 and think that all I do is play golf. I
admit it has become a big part of my life. This year I am the women's
chair at the Burlington Country Club in addition to taking on the job of State
Tournament Chair, with big shoes to fill following Kathy Allbright.
Up until 3 years ago when I sold my home, I lived in South Hero and ran
a Bed & Breakfast out of my house, mostly during the summers. I was lucky
enough to be able to stay home with my children and was practically a full
time volunteer at their school. I have enjoyed watching them grow up
into wonderful individuals and especially loved attending all their athletic
endeavors. Now I live in South Burlington and am a total empty nester
(no husband either), which I one of the reasons I have lots of time to
For me, golf is one probably the toughest game I have ever played, which
is probably what keeps me interested. That and the wonderful friendships that
come out of this game. I cannot think of another game that can be played
with all levels of ability, for an entire afternoon, where everyone can have a
great time outdoors in a beautiful place like Vermont, and a wager can be made
that is fair to everyone. Life does not get any better than that.
When I am not playing golf or tennis, I spend my time traveling,
cooking, (I make a really mean molasses cookie), taking pictures, knitting,
learning to play bridge, cribbage league, and anything else that I think might
I'm looking forward to meeting more of you in the future and happy golfing!