Gary Weir is recognized as one the busiest and most successful teachers in the New York Metropolitan area. As Director of Instruction at the prestigious Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York he gets to oversee one of the best and biggest teaching programs in the United States. The program led by Multiple PGA National Award winner John Kennedy includes five of the best and most experienced Teaching Professionals in the Metropolitan PGA.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland Gary has over 25 years of teaching experience and has been a member of the PGA since 1984. A former winner of the National Assistants Championship Weir also won over 40 Scottish Regional Tour Events before dedicating himself to teaching others.
Weir has been a teacher at Westchester Country Club since 2001 and has been Director of Instruction since 2006. Intensely passionate about helping golfers of all levels, he prides himself on his knowledge of the game, his diagnostic skills and his solutions based teaching. His ability to see the big issue in his student’s game is what separates him from many other instructors.
Gary has taught and continues to teach many elite level players. His students include previous winners on the PGA European Tour, Asian Tours, Safari Tour and the LPGA Tour. He has taught students who have played on international and sate teams including the Solheim Cup, Walker Cup, and USGA State Matches. He also prides himself most on the number of his fellow PGA Professionals, Assistant Professionals, and LPGA Professionals who have sought out his advice over the years.
One of Gary’s real passions is developing Junior Golfers. His expertise and teaching have helped with the success of many junior golfers, including Varsity Team players, State and County players and has to date helped with the development of over 25 college golfers ranging from Ivy League to Top 10 golf teams. He has taught juniors who have gone on to win events such as the British Amateur and the Women’s New York State Amateur and juniors who have gone on to play in major championships. He has taught both boys and girls who have won tournaments at state level, and on the AJGA and IJGT Tours.
In 2009 along with the Women’s Metropolitan Golf Association Gary helped start the “Girls to the Tee” program which is committed to growing Junior Girl’s golf in the New York Metropolitan area. The program offers free golf clinics to girls of any age and in 2011 Westchester Country Club was awarded the prestigious Judy Bell Award its role in promoting Junior Golf.