The Highlands Golf Park is dedicated to the memory of Leslie W. Mercer, father of owner and retired teaching professional Anne Marie Scheuermann. Of Scottish heritage, Mr. Mercer was a marvelous teaching professional who worked diligently to make the game of golf available to all. He served lengthy terms as a USGA committeeman and sat on the USGA's Junior Golf Committee. Mr. Mercer pioneered the development of high school golf teams and was an early proponent of public links golf. His close friends included the great professional, Bobby Locke; the first PGA Tour Commissioner, Joe Dey; and famed Canadian Golfer, Don Cherry.
Family owned and operated, the Highlands endeavors to carry on his love for the game of golf along with its rich traditions. Anne Marie, together with her husband, Peter Scheuermann, developed and opened the Highlands on May 23, 1997. Their daughter, Gretchen Scheuermann (an LPGA Class A Teaching Professional) joined the operation in 1999. Anne Marie was instrumental in growing the business and encouraging many people with their golf games. In 2006 she was recognized for her contributions to women's athletics and was Inducted into the Northeast Women's Sports Hall of Fame. Peter & Anne Marie retired in 2007 but, you still may see them on the range once in a while!!
The Mercer-Scheuermann family has succeeded in supplying members of the community with a strategic, integrated practice area of exacting standards while maintaining a courteous atmosphere of fun and encouragement.
As a high quality practice facility, the Highlands has been recognized as a Top 100 Range for numerous years. In 2006, Golf Range Magazine - a national publication - did a feature article about the Highlands highlighting the overall design as well as the deep golfing roots behind this family-owned facility.
Owner & LPGA Class A Teaching Professional
Gretchen Scheuermann is the owner and director of golf instruction at the Highlands Golf Park. Gretchen is the daughter of the founders of the Highlands (Anne Marie & Peter Scheuermann). She has been a part of the Highlands since it opened in 1997 and joined the business on a full time basis in 1999. As the owner/manager, Gretchen strives to carry on the Highlands mission of providing the community with a high quality practice facility with a courteous atmosphere of fun and encouragement.
As an LPGA Class A Teaching Professional, Gretchen enjoys helping golfers of all ages and skill levels improve their golf game. A lifelong competitor, Gretchen's enthusiasm for playing and teaching the game of golf has been in her blood from the start. The granddaughter of former Vermont Amateur golf champion Leslie Mercer, and daughter of retired Teaching Professional Anne Marie (Mercer) Scheuermann, Gretchen was a standout athlete from the beginning. Before focusing on golf, Gretchen earned various accolades as a top collegiate field hockey player. She thrived as a scholarship athlete at Northwestern University and was a member of U.S. National Field Hockey Team ('95 & '96); was inducted into the Northwestern University Athletic Hall of Fame; and was selected to the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame ('13). Over the years, Gretchen has developed a patient style of coaching and knows that it is important to enjoy the sport of golf and to have fun. As a dedicated golf professional, Gretchen has a true passion for teaching and has a great ability to really connect with and motivate her students.
Have you met Piper? Piper is the official Highlands Golf Park friendly mascot! She loves to greet our customers and play on the driving range.