Meet Our Friendly Golf Professional Team

Manchester Country Club is proud of our Golf Professionals that enhance our member's experiences daily. We believe our team is one of the best in the business and each team member brings unique expertise and background to MCC. In addition to the daily responsibilities in club operations, our Professional Team regularly plays golf with our membership and is here to help you get better at the game of golf! All of our Professionals offer private instruction and we regularly offer group clinics for all ability levels. Our Golf Professional's look forward to meeting you:

Michael Harger, General Manager and PGA Head Golf Professional ~ ~ 802-367-1184
Michael joined Manchester Country Club in the Fall of 2013. He is a native Vermonter from Proctor. Michael graduated from Clemson University and brings extensive experience at some of the top golf operations in the world. He has worked at Wilmington Country Club in Delaware, The Country Club in Massachusetts, Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand, Ridgewood Country Club in New Jersey and spent significant time at Doral Golf Resort in Florida as a Jim McLean Certified Golf Instructor. Michael has worked with and observed numerous lessons with PGA Tour Professionals, has taught numerous USGA competitors and he has numerous students currently playing collegiate golf. Michael enjoys working with golfers of all abilities, and finds great satisfaction in his student's improvement. When not on the golf course or lesson tee, his passions are other outdoor pursuits such as fishing, hunting, hiking, and snowboarding. Please contact Michael directly with any questions you have about Manchester Country Club.

Fred Auletta, PGA Teaching Professional
Fred is the "brains" of our operation because he was a top research scientist at the University of Vermont before pursing a second career in golf. Fred joined MCC in 1995 and has been equally successful in golf which is evidenced by earning the honor of Vermont Golf Instructor of the Year. Freddie oversee and administers much of MCC's group instruction and he has a real passion for getting beginners into the game. Before turning Professional, Fred was a top-level amateur and he has even competed in a Senior British Open. Outside of golf, he enjoys spending time with his wife Joyce, listening to classical music, and spending his winter in the warmer- South Carolina.

Alex Socinski, PGA Professional
Alex came to us fresh from his graduation at Methodist University in the Spring of 2014. Alex is from Charlotte, Vermont and returned to the Green Mountain State after gaining experience at great clubs like Black Rock in Massachusetts, Longleaf in North Carolina, and Eagle Springs Golf Club in Colorado. Currently, he runs our Men's Golf Association and is the point person for all other men's events. Alex is working hard to stimulate the junior golf program and we expect junior golf programming in the Manchester area to grow exponentially because of his efforts. Alex never misses a perfect evening of nine-holes at MCC after the Golf Shop closes and he has spent his winters at Desert Mountain in Arizona and Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand during his MCC tenure. He is our resident "tech guru" and also is the guy to talk to about the best craft beer in Vermont. 

Kevin Bennison, PGA Professional

Kevin joins the MCC team for the 2016 season  His passion for the game can be seen in his teaching.
He teaches players of all levels, from beginners and casual golfers all the way to collegiate athletes.  Kevin also enjoys competition as well as a friendly round of golf with the members. He braves the New England winters inside gymnasiums all over New England as a high school and college basketball official.  In his free time he enjoys working on home improvements and spending time on Cape Cod.