Washington Open Invitational PRO-AM

Junior Golf

Meridian Valley Country Club is excited to offer its 47th Junior Summer Program in 2017. Junior Member participants are allowed to sponsor one guest per person for the 2017 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 encourage and support our youth as they learn judgment, honesty, courtesy, respect and sportsmanship while building friendships and having fun doing so.

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Junior Golf Program

The Junior Summer Golf Program includes eight days of competitive golf 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. Awards and prizes are given for weekly competition in each division and gender.

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.

The men and women are recognized on the evening concluding day two of the Club Championship as are the Juniors. The following weekend includes a Junior Golf Award Family Banquet and Dinner. Trophies are awarded for 1st and 2nd Low Gross and 1st and 2nd Low Net by division for girls and boys. Additional trophy recognition is awarded in several other categories determined by the junior chairman.

Please email Greg Manley, General Manager – Director of Golf or Andy & Tracee Romine, Junior Program Chairpersons for more information.

Junior Golf Program Dates

June 23rd / 5:00 PM Junior Golf Kickoff with Junior Horse Race
June 29th / 5:00 PM Junior Golf Day
July 6th / 8:00 Junior Golf Day
July 10th / 9:00 Junior Golf Day
July 15th Junior Golf Family Luau Scramble
July 17th / 9:00 Junior Golf Day
July 24th / 9:00 Junior Golf Day
July 29th Junior Chapman
July 31st / 9:00 Junior Golf Day
August 7th/ 9:00 Junior Golf Day
August 14th/ 9:00 Junior Golf Day
August 26th/27th Junior Club Championship

Junior Teaching Clinics (2-3 PM) with Brian Thornton
June 10th (3 Holer)
June 17th (6 Holer)
July 22nd (9 Holer)
August 19th (3/6 Holer)

Junior Teaching Clinics with Carissa Simmons
July 11th and July 25th
3 Holer 9:00-10::30
6 Holer 10:30-12:30
9 Holer 3:00-4:30


Future Junior Golf Program

2017 Future Junior Clinics

Our Future Junior Golfer Program includes Spring, Summer and Fall Clinics which are offered for all juniors ages 5-7. These clinics are taught by Meridian Valley Country Club PGA Teaching Professional, Brian Thornton 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

    2017 will include our fourth year competing in the PGA Junior League Golf program where we compete against other clubs in the region.

    “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, 2016).

    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 Assistant Golf Professional Carissa Simmons and instructed by all MVCC PGA staff with the assistance of a parent volunteer/coach to assist in the administration of team business.

    A league is made up of local teams within your geographic area, minimizing the distance and amount of time spent commuting between games.

    A league will have between four to seven teams and may consist of teams from just one facility or teams from a collection of facilities.

    During the course of the regular season, your team will play a game against each team in your league.

    A game is played between two teams. Depending on who the home team is, in addition to course scheduling and availability, will determine where the game is played.

    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 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.

    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.

    Since there are four matches in each game, and each match is played for a maximum of three points, there are a maximum of 12 points total in each game.

    Please email Carissa Simmons, Assistant Golf Professional – Team Captain for more information on how to join our team.


    Drive, Chip and Putt

    Meridian Valley Country Club is proud of providing over 50 years of World Class Golf. 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 fifth year in 2017. We will host the 2017 local qualifying Drive, Chip and Putt competition on Thursday June 29, 2017.

    Please go to the Drive, Chip & Putt website below to register.