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Junior Golf

Meridian Valley Country Club is excited to offer its 48th Junior Summer Program in 2018. Junior Member participants are allowed to sponsor one guest per person for the 2018 season.

Our program offers instruction, practice & play activities, and many other opportunities to involve and encourage your junior in growing their golfing ability. Our mission is to enhance the enjoyment, knowledge, and appreciation of the game of golf for everyone involved.

We have many options for juniors at the club. Below is what we offer at Meridian Valley Country Club! Click the PDF to see all the specific dates/times for all the programs that make up our 2018 Junior Golf Program.

Download: 2018 Junior Program Brochure.pdf PDF Icon

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Summer Junior Golf Program (Ages 8-18)

The Junior Summer Golf Program includes eight "play days" where juniors will go on the golf course and eight teaching clinics by our MVCC professionals for boys and girls ages 8 – 18. The program includes 3, 6, 9 and 18 hole divisions. Boys and girls are encouraged to play together.

The Junior Club Championship concludes the playing season with a 2-day, Stroke Play Tournament. Each player competes within his/her division during the weekend of the Men’s and Women’s Club Championship weekend; making it a family affair.

This program is for members and sponsored guests only. Download the form below and return to the Golf Shop.

Download: 2018 Junior Golf Registration Form PDF Icon

Please email Carissa Simmons, Director of Member Engagement or Matt Herman, PGA Associate Professional

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Future Junior Golf Program (Ages 4-7)

2017 Future Junior Clinics

Our Future Junior Golfer Program includes Spring, Summer and Fall Clinics which are offered for all juniors ages 4-7. These clinics are taught by Meridian Valley Country Club PGA Teaching Professional, Brian Thornton and Director of Member Engagement, Carissa Simmons, who holds many professional championships and accolades including, although not limited to:

Playing Experience

  • 2014, 2007 PNW PGA Section Champion
  • 2012 Oregon Open Champion
  • 2016, 2010 Northwest Open Champion
  • 2009 Washington Open
  • 2005, 2004 PNW PGA Section Assistant’s Champion
  • 2012, 2010, 2009, 2007 Western Washington Chapter PGA Champion
  • 2012, 2011, 2008, 2007 Western Washington Chapter PGA Player of the Year
  • 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 Hudson Cup Team Member

  • Teaching Experience
  • 2011 Teacher of the Year-Western Washington Chapter PGA
  • PGA Teaching Professional at Meridian Valley Country Club 2006 – present
  • 18 years of teaching experience with over 10,000 lessons given
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    PGA Junior League Golf (Ages 7-13)

    2018 will include our fifth year competing in the PGA Junior League Golf program. We are fortunate to have 40+ juniors and are able to have our very own league. We continue to partner with Covington Parks & Recreation to offer golf to the community. All practices and matches are held at Meridian Valley Country Club.

    “At its core, PGA Junior League Golf is a group of local golf teams who play a series of games against each other, utilizing a nurturing and social scramble format. The program is available to boys and girls, ages 7-13, of all abilities. PGA Professionals exclusively serve as Captains and are responsible for creating a welcoming environment for all that encourages skill and character development” (PGA Junior League, 2017).

    "Team"
    A team is a collection of eight to twelve players, boys and girls of any ability, who work together during the course of a game against another team. Our MVCC teams will be Captained by Carissa Simmons, PGA Director of Member Engagement and supported by additional MVCC PGA staff (Greg Manley, Brian Thornton and Tyler Clavin).

    "Game"
    A game is played between two teams. During the course of a game, four matches are played by at least two players from each team against each other. The winner of the game is determined by the total number of points won within all matches. Friends, family and spectators are encouraged to attend and watch - but not participate or aide - each game!

    "Flags"
    Flags are 3-hole segments of each match. Since each match is played over the course of 9 holes, there are three flags per match. Whichever team wins the most holes within each flag (i.e. 3 holes-to-0 or 2 holes-to-1 hole), wins the corresponding flag.

    "Points"
    Each flag won by the team is worth one point. Each tied flag won by the team is worth a half point. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.

    Please email Carissa Simmons, PGA Director of Member Engagement – Team Captain for more information on how to join our team.

    http://www.pgajlg.com

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    Drive, Chip and Putt

    Meridian Valley Country Club was chosen in 2013 as an inaugural course in the Pacific Northwest by the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association and The PGA of America to host the Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifying Competition. We continue that tradition for our sixth year in 2018. We will host the 2018 local qualifying Drive, Chip and Putt competition on Thursday July 26, 2018.

    To sign your junior up, go to the Drive, Chip & Putt website below to register.

    http://www.drivechipandputt.com/

    We also offer clinics each year to help prepare juniors for the Drive, Chip & Putt qualifying or perhaps to just brush up on their games. See the PDF at the top of this page for exact dates, times and how to sign up!

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    Meridian Valley Country Club Junior Golfing Scholarship

    The Board of Trustees awards three golf scholarships annually to qualified Junior Golfers (average 18-hole score of 120 for boys and 130 for girls). Each scholarship is given for the duration of one year, and will provide the recipient with the same playing privileges as a Meridian Valley qualified junior member. Each recipient will be asked to pass a written test, given by the Golf Professional staff, which will entitle the recipient to play and practice, unaccompanied, at no cost. The Recipient will be expected to give back to the club, in various ways throughout the year. Additionally, the recipient will be expected to regularly participate in the Junior Golf Program at Meridian Valley, which runs from June through August. The scholarships are effective from June 1 to May 31 of the next year. Applicants will be contacted for an inter-view, and will be notified by May 1st.

    Download: Junior Golf Scholarship Application PDF Icon