Meet the Professional Staff
Peter Chang, PGA, Head Golf Professional
I grew up in the small town of Fredon, New Jersey and fell in love with the game of golf in middle school, reading every golf book I could get my hands on from Ben Hogan’s 5 Lessons to Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book. I graduated from The American University where I played on the golf team. Upon graduating, I joined my mentor and legendary golf instructor David Glenz as an instructor at the David Glenz Golf Academy before being hired as the lead assistant at Black Oak Golf Club. I continued to advance my career and gain valuable experience as an Assistant Professional at Fairmount Country Club, where I managed the golf operations. Golf is my passion, hobby, and career all rolled into one, and I’m thrilled to share my enthusiasm for the game of golf with the members and guests of Copper Hill Country Club.
My philosophy regarding teaching the game of golf is multifaceted. I do not believe there is a ‘method’ that suits all golfers. Rather there is a set of fundamentals that will assist the student in finding their own ideal game. Thus, dependent on the student’s goals, we will formulate a plan to help you achieve said goals physically, technically, and mentally. It’s a beautiful game that should be enjoyed by all!
Jason Reed, PGA, Lead Assistant Golf Professional
Jason grew up in southern New Jersey where he excelled at many sports. He fell in love with the game of golf during his freshman year in high school, working on his game at Ramblewood CC. Jason was a natural as he quickly emerged as one of the top players in the State, earning All-State honors twice and winning the State Championship his senior year. He continued his journey competing for Greensboro College, which won the National Championship during his time there. It was at this time that Jason wanted to make the game of golf his career, continuing his education at the Golf Academy of America and earning his Class A PGA Membership. Jason’s passion for the game and considerable amount of experience in all aspects of golf operations make him a perfect addition to our team.
Holly Thatcher, Pro Shop Manager
Holly Thatcher is our esteemed Pro Shop Manager here at Copper Hill Country Club. A native of Flemington, Holly has been with the Club for 26 years. One of six children, born and raised in Flemington, NJ, Holly was active in many clubs in school and continues to be active in the community. She attended Somerset County Community College and has been in retail management for 25 years. She is a proud mother of three and a devoted grandmother to three darling granddaughters.
Golf Pro Shop & Practice Facilities
The golf Pro Shop at Copper Hill Country Club is a full-service golf shop carrying the latest technology from the top brands in golf equipment and the latest trends in apparel for the perfect game and look. Our professional and friendly staff can help members and guests with custom club fitting; private, on-the-course instruction; and personalized clinics including developmental programs for women, men and juniors.
To help fine-tune your game, members have access to a warm up driving range and the Mike Amorelli Training Facility, which boasts a large grass range with a variety of training aids and targets as well as a short-game practice area, complete with sand traps and an area to work on chipping from short grass lies and the rough.
Before you take on the greens at Copper Hill, you’ll want to spend time at the 8600 square foot practice putting area. The speed and contours of the practice green will prepare you for what you will experience on the course.
To see the latest technology to help you analyze your game in action, visit this Copper Hill Country Club Instagram page.