• New!!! Players Club for Women



    • Play with the Pro Coaching Experience

      A two hour, on-course game assessment that’s also a great instructional value. It’s the perfect way to examine the state of your game and decide which program best fits your schedule, budget and goals. Sign up with two or three friends and get a taste of the coaching environment and its benefits. A personal review and goals-setting session will follow.
      Min.2 players, Max. 3 players. $ 125.00/player

      On-Course Playing Programs Explained

      On-course coaching is the “secret sauce”, the very best way to learn, improve and have more fun on the golf course! These programs provide individual attention (for great learning) in a small group environment (the way we usually play golf!).
      Typically designed for 4 players of similar abilities who meet weekly, they’re perfect for all skill levels: beginning and intermediate players who want to enjoy the game without the grind of major swing changes, and for more advanced players looking to lower scores or be more successful in competitions. Build your own group or we’ll help find teammates for you. And remember: absences are expected and are made up.

      On-Course “Gold”—6 & 10 Week Sessions
      Starting as early as May 7, with new sessions starting in June and July, these are the most relaxed sessions ever! Sign up with friends or make new ones. This program helps us understand you and your game and allows you to progress at your own pace. For advanced players, this is the perfect incubator for learning to compete and win. If you really want to improve, this is the “gold” standard. 6 Week Sessions: three on course, three supervised practice, 1 solo. 10 Week Sessions: five on course, five supervised practice sessions and two solo sessions.
      6 Week: $ 560.00 10 week: $ 790.00

      On-Course “Flex” Program

      Designed for people who can’t commit to a weekly schedule but want the benefits and budget of on-course coaching in small groups. Reserve each of your sessions, 2 hours each, as your schedule allows. To be used during the 2019 season. 10 Pack $ 895.00
      For Beginners & Novices-Get Ready for Golf
      Non-technical, totally fun-based sessions for beginners to the game or for novices who just want to start fresh. Five (5) 1 ½ hour sessions (7.5 hours) on all the fundamentals, including building a swing, short game and putting. We’ll even be on the course once or twice. Minimum 3 players per session. Build your own group or we will help. $ 367.50

      Pairs Coaching
      By request, this is the ultimate small group experience, specially designed programs for couples or friends preferring to train in a 2-1 student to coach ratio. It’s the same curriculum as with the Gold program (6 week or 10 weeks). Starts May 7, then monthly through July. Six Weeks $ 1,250.00/player Ten Weeks: $ 1,400.00/player

      “CD’s”—Continuing Education
      For graduates of Player’s Club programs, it’s crucial to check in with your coach regularly, preferably twice monthly. CD’s are weekly 1 hour small group clinics with students deciding content. Practice area training uses 1 CD, on course 2 CD’s. Maximum 6 players per session. 6 Pack: $ 330. 10 Pack $ 490.00

      Cocktails, Coaching and PT
      Just for women! Twice monthly interactive clinic and social hour, free for CCVT members. First, start at the practice area for a fun 30 minute review of tips and training games. Then retire to the club house for cash bar and informal workshop on how to play smarter and shoot better scores. As an added bonus, our resident physical therapist, Lance Robinson, TPI, will be on hand each session to answer questions about staying fit for golf. Every other Thursday afternoon, 5:30-6:30.

      Solo Coaching
      Compared to traditional swing lessons, we believe that Solo Coaching, either by yourself or with a buddy, is the best way to learn and play better on the golf course. So our solo sessions build new skills, then take you onto the course to apply them. Players accustomed to one-hour private swing “fixes” will be amazed at how much more they will learn in this format.
      1 ½ hour private lesson $ 175.00 3 Pack, 1 ½ hour private lessons $ 475.00
      6 Pack, 1 ½ hour private lessons $ 950.00

      Traditional Private Lessons
      ½ hour single lesson $ 65.00 1 hour single lesson $ 125.00
      3 Pack ½ hour lessons $ 175.00 3 Pack 1 hour lessons $ 337.50
      6 Pack, ½ hour lessons $ 350.00 6 Pack, 1 hour lessons $ 675.00
  • Players Club for Women Philosophy


    • Golf is a challenging sport, with many obstacles faced by men and women alike. But even women who enjoy playing with men report that learning new skills is sometimes best accomplished with the support of other women.

      That’s what The Player’s Club for Women is all about—a refreshing new focus on topics identified by women and programs designed for women. As this is the first year of our affiliation with the LPGA through “Girl’s Golf”, these opportunities will be available to our junior girls as well.
      After dozens of conversations with women about what they really want to better their skills and enjoy every round, here are the most often mentioned ideas by women of all skill levels. These topics, and others, will be the pillars of The Player’s Club for Women.

      Health and Physical Fitness
      Help with general physical fitness, stretching and nutrition that is golf centric
      How to continue improving in the face of injuries, loss of flexibility and other age or health-related issues.
      Advanced: strength and conditioning and nutritional plans for competitors; stretching, hydrating and eating during matches

      Equipment
      How to know what balls to use
      Selecting the right clubs and what’s up with club fitting
      Advanced: wedge fitting, training aids and use of launch monitors for practice.

      Tee shots
      Hitting with good distance but staying out of trouble
      Using your God-given flexibility to hit it further, and if you’ve lost some of it, how to go with what you’ve got!
      Advanced: shot shaping and trajectory control

      From the Fairway
      Make solid contact, and yes, confidence to hit the ground with those irons and hybrids!
      Confidence when hitting from uneven lies
      Advanced: shaving strokes when using long irons, fairway metals and hybrids

      Approaching the Green
      Know your distances—how to “dial in” each club
      Getting the ball higher in the air for softer landings on the green
      How to “spin” the ball with chips and pitches so it will stay on the green (yes you can!)
      Advanced: improving proximity to the hole with scoring clubs (8-wedges)

      Around the Green
      Thinking outside the box—new and different ways to pitch and chip like a rock star.
      Get me outa here! Greenside bunkers de-mystified
      Advanced: embracing your creativity; making something from nothing

      On the greens
      Better green reading for fewer 3 putts
      Make all those short putts
      Advanced: games for improving both distance as well as putts inside 5 feet

      Trouble shots
      How to get out of the rough in one shot
      Stop fearing fairway bunkers
      Advanced: trajectory control into the wind, downwind and cross-wind; fairway bunkers

      The “Mindside” of the game
      How to make your own plan so you don’t have to ask your husband or other friends what to do now
      How to be confident with others watching
      How to pleasantly tell people that you’re just fine without their advice!
      Advanced: fixed vs. growth mindset; examining the roles of “chaser” and “closer” in competitions; implementing “error-based” learning and improvement

      Miscellaneous, But Important!
      How to relax, enjoy your friends and still maintain the right pace of play
      Simplify those golf rules and use them to your advantage
      Advanced: Keeping important stats without working too hard; how to debrief those numbers to determine the very best practice sessions.
  • Play With The Pro: on-course game assessment and goals setting
    • A two hour, on-course game assessment that is also a great instructional value. It’s the perfect way to review the state of your game and decide which program best fits your schedule and goals. You’ll get a taste of on-course coaching, then participate in a personal review and goals-setting session. Minimum 2, maximum 3.                                                 $ 125.00/player          
  • Small Group Coaching: results based on-course programs
    • On-Course Programs In Brief
      Featuring individual attention in a small group environment, this is the very best way to improve and have more fun on the golf course. Players of all skill levels see absolutely amazing results.
      Players participate weekly in teams of 2 or 4. Groups are made up of players with like abilities or of friends who already play in regular groups. Perfect for players whose goals are to shoot lower scores without major swing changes. Build your own group or we’ll help find teammates for you. Coaching sessions usually are one week on the course, the next week on the practice area. (Depending on training content, sessions many times move onto the golf course.) Remember: absences are expected and make-up sessions included.

      On Course “Gold” —10 Week and 6 Week Sessions
      Sessions start as early as May 6, with new sessions starting in both June and July. Put your own team together or we’ll find one for you. This program helps us understand you and your game and allows you to progress at your own pace. For advanced players, we have a competition program that is the perfect incubator for learning to compete and win. 6 Week Sessions: three on course, three supervised practice, 1 solo. 10 Week Sessions: five on course, five supervised practice sessions and two solo sessions.
      6 Week: $ 560.00 10 week: $ 790.00

      Pairs Coaching
      By request, this is the ultimate small group experience, specially designed for players preferring a 2-1 student-to-coach ratio. It’s the same curriculum as with the Gold program in 6 week programs. Starts May 7, then weekly through July.                                                                                              Six Weeks $ 1,250.00/player   

      On Course “Flex” Program
      These sessions are designed for people who can’t commit to a set schedule but want the benefits and budget of small group, on-course coaching. Students identify availability and are assigned to a team as weekly schedules allow.  To be used during the 2019 season. 10 Pack $ 950.00   

      “CD’s”—Continuing Education for Player’s Club grads
      Coaching should be on a regular basis so skills should stay fresh. Each session is 1 hour and are held weekly with players determining the topics. Sold as 6 or 10 Play Cards. Maximum 6 players per session. Build your own group or we’ll team you up with others .  One credit is applied for the training sessions, two credits for on course sessions. 
      Pack of 6: $ 330.00. Pack of 10: $ 490.00


      Cocktails and Coaching:
      Free for all Player’s Club members 

      Another innovative CCVT feature:  twice monthly interactive opportunity for any Player’s Club participant. First, start at the practice area; ask questions that have come up in your programs and Jay will design a training game for you on the spot. Then retire to the club house and work with Keith Geissler (Personalized PT founder) on fitness, stretching, pains, etc.  Once you’re fit, we’ll go over course strategy questions that will really help your game.
      Typically late afternoons, 1 ½ hours. (Dates TBA)
      Free
  • Solo Coaching: private lessons that add a coaching component
    • Ultimate Solo Coaching
      Solo Coaching:  Players accustomed to half—hour or one-hour swing lessons will be amazed at how much more they will learn in this format, to say nothing about how much easier it is to see progress on the course. Instruction is 1:1 (or 2:1 if you just have to train with a friend!). Sessions are followed by an on-course application of the new skills. Includes personal  improvement plan, game assessment and weekly updates.
      1 ½ hour private sessions: $ 175.00                        

      3 Pack, 1 ½ hour private sessions:   $ 505.00

      6 Pack, 1 ½ hour private sessions:   $ 1,100.00                    

      10 Pack, 1 ½ hour private sessions: $ 1,687.50

      “Season’s Pass”: Unlimited private coaching for the season: $ 2,950.00
      (Unlimited sessions and unlimited supervised practice)
  • Traditional private lessons

    • Traditional Private Lessons

      ½ hour single lesson $ 65.00
      1 hour single lesson $ 125.00
      3 Pack ½ hour lessons $ 175.00
      3 Pack 1 hour lessons $ 337.50
      6 Pack, ½ hour lessons $ 350.00
      6 Pack, 1 hour lessons $ 675.00


The Player's Club at the Country Club of Vermont

 

The Country Club of Vermont has launched The Players Club, an exciting new instructional culture and innovative philosophy dedicated to player development for any level golfer. Our professional staff are coaches, not just swing instructors, committed to the whole player: physical, mental and strategic. We guarantee results because we know that the path to happier players is by them learning to play the game on the golf course, not being stuck on a driving range trying to fix their golf swings.



Year after year our Player’s Club members have produced better scores and even wider smiles. We’ve simplified the game for them, taught them to play with far less stress and encouraged them to take ownership of their own swings, not ones taught to them as a “one swing fits all” theory. From solo coaching sessions for beginners, through year round programs for up and coming juniors, to small group coaching for men and women, through elite training for the avid competitor, CCVT is committed to a player experience like no other.



David Bennett, PGA - General Manager / Director of Golf

Dan Ruane, PGA - Head Golf Professional

Jay Cooke - Director of Instruction

Jay Cooke, Director of Instruction, is the creator of The Player’s Club, an innovative program dedicated to players discovering their games by learning on the golf course. He has recently returned from the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show where he completed certification courses that will be instrumental in rolling out the new CCVT instructional platform. His membership and continuing education in these organizations insures that CCVT members will always be part of the latest player development programs. The following is a list of Jay’s on-going certifications and affiliations.       


Practicing Member 
RGX Coaching Group. International association of professional instructors dedicated to player development on the golf course. RGX coaches specialize in small group and solo on- course, results-based coaching.


Certified Instructor
The Scoring Method is a comprehensive golf improvement system that uses a student’s own scores to determine how they can play better and have more fun. Designed for all skills levels, it not only helps determine where improvement is necessary, but also provides step-by-step directions in exactly what and how to practice. Students flourish because the game becomes simplified, they feel liberated because they play with less stress and typically improve without changing their swings.        


Certified Level 4 Wright Balance 
An elite group of golf professionals dedicated to integrating science into their teaching. Wright Balance focusses on alignment and balance so all players can be confident that their setups and swings compliment their individual physical abilities.     


Participating Coach
Revolutionary programs from Pia Nilson and Lynn Marriott, the two highest ranked female instructors in America. They are well known for their creation of “Human Skills” that make sure players can perform better on the golf course.