This week, the New England Golf Association also made a historic announcement by naming Crumpin-Fox Club in Bernardston as the permanent host of the New England Junior Amateur Championship from 2025 to 2027.
Crumpin-Fox hosted the 2019 Mass Junior Amateur Championship, plus several qualifying events in recent years, but this will be its first New England Golf Association Championship.
“We’re really excited about the commitment they’re making,” said Greg Howell, Mass Golf's Assistant Director of Rules & Competitions. “It is a great partnership, and we’re looking to make it a great event that showcases the kids and the club.”
Crumpin-Fox, which takes its name from the area’s old Crump & Fox Soda Company, features several standout holes that weave through dense forest and lots of elevation change. Roger Rulewich completed the first nine working with Robert Trent Jones in 1977 and returned to complete the entire course in 1990.
The signature hole (No. 8) featured an elevated tee shot to a fairway flanked entirely on the left by a lake. The golfer then has the option of laying up, leaving a mid to long iron to the green, or playing the heroic shot of trying to reach the green in two.