Jerry grew up in a golf family and began
playing at age 7. His home course, Shorehaven G.C., would host a lot of his early rounds learning the game. His talent
and inspiration came from his father, Jerry Courville Sr., who was a dominant amateur player winning numerous
tournaments including the Met Open, the IKE (6 times), the Met Amateur, and the Northeast Amateur. He would have the
Metropolitan Golf Association's "Player of the Year" award named after him which his son Jerry would go on to win.
Jerry Courville Jr. had a solid relationship with his father, his mentor, and best friend, as well as the game of
Jerry won his first tournament, the CT Junior, at age 16. This
would be the start of a string of wins as an amateur, including the CT Amateur, 3 wins in the Met Amateur and IKE, and top
finishes in the U.S. Amateur. Jerry won the U.S. Mid Amateur in 1995 and made trips to the 1995 U.S. Open and The Masters
in 1996. He is also a two time Walker Cup player, in 1995 as Tiger Woods' teammate and in 1997 with a record 4-2 finish.
Jerry holds the USGA record for most match play wins in U.S. Mid Amateur history and consecutive years qualifying for match
play in the U.S. Amateur along with two local course records.
During a short hiatus
from golf Jerry wanted to pass on his passion for the game to others in the form of personalized instruction. He teamed
with Jo Rasmussen of FitnessWorks to help provide an indoor training and practice site for his clients.
His passion for the game is evident in the time he spends with students and around the game of golf. Jerry resumed tournament
play in 2007 and continues to be competitive.