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.