MANCHESTER— Manchester Country Club, one of southern Vermont’s premier golf courses, will host the 2022 New England Junior Amateur Invitational August 8-10.
The 54-hole invitational event features 60 golfers – 10 junior golfers (seven boys, three girls) from each of New England’s six state golf associations. In addition to Vermont, some of the best junior golfers from Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island will be on hand to compete in a 54-hole team and individual stroke competition.
MCC’s championship golf course offers spectacular design, dramatic vertical drops and the best greens in the area.
“We are delighted and honored to welcome this group of talented young golfers here to Manchester CC. They will bring 60 of the most passionate and dedicated young players and their families to our city and club for three days,” said Pete Weatherby, Chief Golf Professional at MCC, who oversees MCC’s junior golf program.”This is a great opportunity for the community and our members to see the passion of truly inspired junior golfers and could be the spark that junior golf Vermont was looking for!”
Weatherby was recently named President of the PGA of Vermont Junior Golf Program and also led Manchester CC to industry honors as Vermont’s Top Merchant for 2021 as MCC operations saw a 35% increase in sales. retail sales.
“Pete’s enthusiasm and energy for golf, and especially junior golf, has energized our program and our members and attracted a new demographic to our membership. We are delighted to welcome these young players and their families to experience Manchester,” said MCC Chief Executive and COO Michelle Dougherty.
Spectators are welcome and invited to walk the course to observe some of the best junior amateurs in the region.
About Manchester Country Club:MCC is a private, member-owned club located in the beauty of southern Vermont. The MCC offers a social calendar filled with events for members ranging from golf, tennis and social gatherings. Open to play since 1970, the course designed by Geoffrey Cornish has been recognized as one of the best in New England. The MCC is proud to support golf at all levels and has hosted prestigious local and regional tournaments including the 2021 New England Senior Amateur Championship, 2021 US Senior Amateur Qualifying Tournament and 2020 Vermont PGA Stroke Play Championship. The club also has clay courts and a Trackman launch instructor during the summer months. The Club can host events for up to 120 people. Memberships to suit your needs and desires and lessons are available, with golf and tennis clinics and events held throughout the season. For more information, call or visit www.mccvt.com.