Manchester, VT (May 13, 2021) — Manchester CC (VT), one of southern Vermont’s premier golf courses and family friendly clubs, is introducing a new Premier Junior Golf Program that will combine professional training, instruction and competitive play.

MCC Head Pro Pete Weatherby reviews the swings of Kaylie Porter and Caeden Herrington, both students at the Burr Burton Academy in Manchester, VT

Led by Manchester’s Head PGA Golf Professional Peter Weatherby, the program is geared toward middle school, high school and college prep players and features top notch instruction and the ability to transfer learned skills into competitive play situations through weekly clinics and regular (monthly) tournaments.

Manchester Country Club Head Pro Pete Weatherby reviews the form of junior golfer Kaylie Porter


The Premier Junior Program provides small group and individual coaching so players can learn fundamentals of the rules, scoring, and etiquette of competitive golf as well as skills practice and the ability to compete at the next level. 


Starting June 9, the nine-week program which runs through August 15, includes weekly afternoon sessions (Wednesday’s 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.) with competitive rounds included once per month.


Junior golfer Caeden Herrington works his way out of a bunker during a lesson at Manchester Country Club (VT)

“Our new Premier Junior Program adds a family dimension to the MCC golf experience,” said Weatherby. “There’s a demand for golfers age 11-18 years old looking for a competitive advantage so we are eager to introduce a fun, welcoming and organized experience where the students can identify their own goals and take their game to the next level,” added Weatherby who brings a modern instruction method. “Young golfers who want to improve their performance with local events or with their course management strategies, or those looking to play collegiate golf and obtain a scholarship, this is a great place to be.”


The MCC Premier Junior Program provides students with top notch instruction and competitive play situations. Individual instruction and clinics are provided on Manchester’s practice range, chipping and putting areas, as well as Manchester’s championship golf course featuring beautiful vistas, a variety of gorgeous golf holes and outstanding playing conditions. The elevation changes, challenging greens, and bunkers will test a golfer’s skill and reward a player with a plan. 

Junior golfer Kaylie Porter makes the bunker shot look easy during a lesson at Manchester Country Club (VT)

Weatherby has instructed over the past decade and is an accomplished player with first place finishes at the Vermont Sectional Championship in 2019, The Mountain Lake Challenge in Lake Wales, Florida in 2017, the NEPGA Stroke Play at Montcalm Golf Club in 2018 and NEPGA Stroke Play at Turner Hill Golf Club in 2016. Prior to joining Manchester CC (VT), he was at Ekwanok Country Club (VT), the Jupiter Island Club (FL), The Misquamicut (RI) Club and the Old Sandwich (MA) Golf Club


Weatherby will also help shape the golfers’ motor skills through a variety of technology offerings including a TrackMan launch monitor. In addition to the Premier Junior Program private lessons are also available with the pros. MCC’s Premier Junior Program is open to members and the public. In addition to the MCC *Premier Junior Program*, Weatherby will oversee *Manchester Junior Sport camps which will include golf, tennis, and fishing.

Junior golfers Caeden Herrington (left) and Kaylie Porter of Burr Burton Academy in Manchester VT enjoying a round and lesson at Manchester Country Club (VT) 

About Manchester Country Club:

MCC is a private, member owned club situated in the beauty of southern Vermont. The Geoffrey Cornish designed golf course is fair but challenging and readily accessible. MCC offers a social calendar full of member events ranging from golf, tennis, and social gatherings. Open for play since 1970, the course has been recognized as one of the finest in New England. Manchester CC has a proud history of supporting golf on all levels and has hosted prestigious local and regional tournaments including the 2019 US Senior Amateur Qualifier, the Vermont Mid-Amateur Tournament, and the 2020 Vermont PGA Stroke Play Championship. In 2021, Manchester CC will host the Vermont Senior Championship, the US Senior Amateur Qualifier (2021), and the New England Senior Amateur Championship (2021). The Club also has Har-Tru tennis courts and full-service food and beverage offerings which includes the Tap room offering pub fare, a formal dining room for special events, an outdoor deck with scenic views of the front nine and Mount Aiolis and a casual outdoor bar with lawn games, comfortable seating and a firepit. The Club can host events up to 150 people. Memberships to suit your needs and wants and lessons are available, with golf and tennis clinics and events held throughout the season. For more information call or visit www.mccvt.com