Manchester (VT) Country Club hosts New England Junior Amateur Aug 8-10

Manchester Country Club, located in the scenic countryside of Southern Vermont, is primed to host the 2022 New England Junior Amateur Invitational Aug 8-10.

MANCHESTER, Vermont — Manchester Country Club, one of southern Vermont’s premier golf courses, will host the 2022 New England Junior Amateur Invitational August 8-10, 2022.

The 54-hole invitational event includes 60 golfers — 10 junior golfers (7 boys, 3 girls) from each of the New England state golf associations – Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont – who are selected to compete in a 54-hole team and individual stroke play competition.

MCC’s championship golf course offers a spectacular design, dramatic elevation changes and the region’s best greens.

The New England Junior Amateur invites seven junior boy golfers and three junior girl golfers from each New England state golf association to compete in a 54-hole team and individual stroke play competition.

“We are excited and honored to host this group of talented young golfers here at Manchester CC. It will bring 60 of the most passionate and dedicated young players and their families to our town and club for three days,” said Pete Weatherby, Head Golf Professional at MCC, who oversees MCC’s junior golf program. “This is a great opportunity for the community and our membership to see the passion of truly inspired junior golfers and could be the spark Junior golf in Vermont has been searching for.”

Pete Weatherby was recently named Chair of the Vermont PGA’s Junior Golf Program and has also led Manchester CC to industry honors as the ‘Top Merchandiser in Vermont‘ for 2021 as MCC operations experienced a 35 percent increase in retail sales.

Manchester CC opened in 1970 and was designed by Geoffrey Cornish.

“Pete’s enthusiasm and energy for golf, and particularly junior golf, has energized our program and membership and attracted a new demographic to our membership. We’re thrilled to welcome these young players and their families to experience Manchester,” added Michelle Dougherty, CCM General Manager/COO, MCC.

Spectators are welcome and invited to walk the course to watch some of the region’s best junior amateurs.

Manchester Country Club is a private, member owned club situated in the beauty of southern Vermont offering golf, tennis, and many member amenities and social gatherings. Open for play since 1970, the Geoffrey Cornish designed course has been recognized as one of the finest in New England. MCC has hosted prestigious local and regional tournaments including the 2021 New England Senior Amateur Championship, 2021 US Senior Amateur Qualifier, and the 2020 Vermont PGA Stroke Play Championship.

Jim got his start in golf writing with a gig at a Connecticut-based golf magazine, where he interviewed Ernie Els, among others. Since then, he’s covered tournaments for the LPGA, PGA Tour, Champions Tour and many amateur events. His work has been published in a number of magazines including GolfBoston Travel & Leisure, Southern New England Golf, New England Golf Monthly and Rhode Island Monthly. Jim ‘s favorite golf courses are Kebo Valley in Bar Harbor, Maine, Pebble Beach and Furry Creek in Vancouver B.C. and almost any Donald Ross course. Jim can be reached by email at

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