2019 Late Winter President’s Letter

Dear Fellow MVCC Members,

Welcome to another exciting season at Mountain View!  Despite having several feet of snow still on the ground here in Greensboro, preparations for an exciting 2019 season are already well underway.  We open in just two months!

Thank you all for your continued support and enthusiasm, with special thanks to those members who donate additional funds above and beyond their dues and those members who volunteer the time and effort that make our social and sporting events possible.  Those volunteer efforts are critical to minimizing our expenses, expanding our offerings and helping us realize our founders’ vision of a friendly, family-oriented club that provides access to a broad segment of our community.  

We are planning a range of exciting activities for 2019—I enclose the latest version of the summary calendar that will appear in our annual members’ handbook. We also have begun adding these details to our on-line calendar (www.mvccvt.com/club-calendar/master/), which will be updated on a regular basis throughout the summer. Please check it regularly!

Please take particular note of and mark your calendars for two brand new fixtures:

  • The inaugural MVCC Open Tennis Tournament, scheduled for June 27-30, which will be open to competitors from around the region and show our extraordinary clay tennis courts to their very best advantage.
  • Our first Member Guest Day, planned for Saturday, July 13, which will include golf and tennis competition, as well as an informal lunch and buffet dinner.

More information on these exciting new events will be circulated in coming weeks—we’re hoping that each will provide the opportunity to introduce friends and potential new members to MVCC’s wonderful course, courts and social life!

As part of our continuing efforts to keep our volunteer-run operations efficient and low cost, this year we have not emailed individual dues notices and instead have introduced a members-only web portal called “ClubExpress”, which requires you to log in and generate your own customized 2019 dues invoice.  If you believe you did not receive an email containing instructions on the log-in and invoice generation process, please notify Janet Showers Patterson at treasurer@mvccvt.com.

Please also mark your calendars for our Annual Meeting, which will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 10.  As always, the meeting will include the opportunity to elect a new class of directors, as well as important reports from our officers and committee chairs, including a more detailed discussion of the following topics:

Members:     During 2018 we welcomed eight new members but nevertheless saw a decline in our dues paying membership from 244 to 236 members.  This is the principal factor behind the 3.7% average increase in our dues for 2019. We continue to promote Club membership among our wider community and explore alternative membership structures, but we very much rely on you, our members, to recruit new members from among your family, friends and acquaintances.  

For those of you with grandchildren or other young relatives or friends who spend time in Greensboro but are not MVCC members, consider a gift of a full season “Under Age 21” playing permit, which is priced at $320, plus tax, and provides full access to our facilities and activities.  In any event, do let us know of potential membership candidates and invite them to visit your Club!

Revenues:    Our overall revenues in 2018 increased by 5.9% to approximately $294,000, reflecting the positive impact of exceptionally good weather on non-member (guest, visitor and permit) fees, as well as gains in rental income and generous additional donations and bequests from our members.[1]  In addition to ongoing member recruitment, we continue to pursue marketing efforts aimed at increasing the number of our guests, visitors and playing permit holders, including through cooperation with local organizations that bring visitors to our area. 

Expenses:    Our expenses increased in 2018 by 3.7%, resulting in a small accounting loss of approximately $4,800.  This loss, however, reflected our decision to use our positive revenue performance and strong cash position to accelerate the cleaning and re-staining of the exterior of our Clubhouse. Excluding this decision, our 2018 cash operating expenses would actually have declined from the prior year. Cost control continues to be a major focus for us and, as necessary, we will make operating adjustments in response to our actual revenues, particularly as these may be affected by weather and the amount of guest and visitor play.

Capital          We remain debt-free, with a very healthy restricted capital reserve and operating cash

Structure:     buffer, together totaling nearly $155,000 at year end 2018.  Our 2019 budget contemplates drawing down our operating cash buffer by approximately $11,000, which we believe is prudent and will leave us well positioned to weather any significant and unforeseen decline in revenues or increase in expenses.

Facility          We continue to make regular and measured investments in our course, courts and

Investment: facilities.  For 2019, your Board has approved a net capital budget of $40,511 that includes replacing aging maintenance and irrigation equipment, installing the next phase of our tennis fencing upgrade, and proceeding with the foundation and window work on our maintenance buildings that was not completed in 2018.

Tennis:          At its January meeting, your Board approved a proposal to offer a $350 tennis permit, aimed at attracting additional tennis players to MVCC during the 2019 season. We are hopeful that this initiative will lead to renewed interest in our exceptional clay court facilities and our enjoyable programs of tennis round robins and tournaments. 

Our achievements during 2018 would have been impossible without the efforts of our outstanding staff.  We look forward to welcoming back Steve Rogers (our PGA Golf Professional), Steve Parker (our Greens Superintendent) and Laura Laramee (our Tennis Pro), and working with them to provide our members with an outstanding range of golf, tennis and social activities. 

In coming weeks, you will receive further information regarding the Club’s schedule and events. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me at 802-363-1355, email me at president@mvccvt.com or speak to any of our board members or committee chairs, each of whom are listed on our website.

            Best regards,

            Rick Ely





(Call the Pro Shop (533-7477) to confirm dates or where weather is questionable. Please review our on-line Calendar (www.mvccvt.com) for additional info)


May 11 (Saturday)      Opening Day:  First day of Pro Shop operation

July 13 (Saturday)    Member Guest Day (Golf, Tennis and Buffet Dinner)

August 10 (Saturday) Annual Meeting in the MVCC Clubhouse (1:30 pm)

October 7 (Monday)   Columbus Day: last day of Pro Shop operation



Every Tuesday            Men’s Golf Clinic (2:30 pm until September 3)

                                    Men’s League Golf (tee offs from 4:00 pm)

Every Wednesday      Women’s Golf Clinic (9:00 am until September 4)

Women’s Day Golf (10:00 am—call Pro Shop for current week’s format)

Every Thursday          Men’s Day Golf Scramble (shotgun start at 9:00 am)

Every Friday from

June 28           “Freestyle Friday” (3:30 pm—call Pro Shop for current week’s format)

June 8 (Saturday)       Masters Memorial Tournament (9:30 & 1:30 Shotgun Starts)

June 28 to Aug 25      “Ringer’s” Golf Tournament (sign-up in Pro Shop at any time)

June 28 to Aug 11      Men’s Match Play Tournament/Single Elimination Championship

July 4 (Thursday)        President’s Independence Day “Best of Four” Tournament

July 7 (Sunday)           “Funky Fourth” Mixed Couple Golf Scramble 1:00 pm

July 5-27                     Women’s July Handicap Match Play

Every Thurs from

July 11            Junior Golf Clinic (1:30 pm until August 29)

                                    Junior Golf Play Day from 4:00 pm

July 13 (Saturday)    Member Guest Day (Golf, Tennis and Buffet Dinner)

July 20 (Saturday)      Men’s Senior Stroke Play Championship (over 55)

                                    Men’s July Handicap

                                    Junior Golf Club Championships   (tee-times from 12:30 pm)

July 27 (Saturday)      Parent Junior Golf Club Championships (12:30 shotgun)

July 28 to Aug 13        Women’s Golf Championship, Stroke Play     

Women’s Senior Golf Championship (65 and over), Stroke play

July 23 (Tuesday)       Men’s Eighty and Over Tournament and Luncheon (10 am to 1 pm)

August 2 to Sept 2      Men’s August Handicap

August 3-4                  Men’s Golf Championship, Medal Play (reserved tee times from 7:30 am)

August 10 (Saturday) Founder’s Day Yellow Ball Tournament (shotgun start at 8:30 am)

August 14-31              Women’s August Handicap Match Play

Sept 3 (Tuesday)        Ladies’ State Day (reserved tee times from 9 am)

Sept 15 (Sunday)        Tuesday Evening League End of Year Golf Tournament (10 am to 3 pm)

Sept 16 (Monday)       Men’s Senior Canadian Golf Tour (reserved tee times 10 am to 2 pm)




Every Sunday from

May 26            Sunday Round Robin play (10 am to 12 noon)

Every Weekday from

            June 17           Adult Cardio Tennis Sessions (1 pm to 2 pm)

Junior Tennis Clinics and Lessons (9:30 am to 12 noon)

  • Ages 4-7: (9:30 -10:00 am)
  • Intermediate: Ages 8-12: (10:00-11:00 am)
  • Advanced: Ages 13-19 (11:00 am to noon)

Every Tues from

            June 18           Women’s Day Tennis (9 am to 11 am)

Every Weds from

            June 19           Men’s Day tennis starts (9 am to 11 am)

Every Friday from

            June 21           Adult Tennis Clinic (8:30 am to 9:30 am)

                                    “Freestyle Friday” Tennis (3:30 pm—call Pro Shop for this week’s format)

July 13 (Saturday)    Member Guest Day (Golf, Tennis and Buffet Dinner)

June 27 – 30               Inaugural “MVCC Open” Tennis Tournament: Doubles –Men’s, Women’s

                                    & Mixed

July 15-17, 22-24       

    & July 29-31            Junior Tennis Camps (9 am to noon)

July 25-28                   Club Championships:  Men’s & Women’s Doubles

August 1-4                  Club Championships: Mixed Doubles; Senior (55 & over) Men’s &

Women’s Singles & Doubles

August 8-11                Club Championships: Men’s & Women’s Singles

Social Events

Every Tuesday            Mahjong (1:00 to 4:00 pm)

Every Thurs from

            June 27           Kid’s night: pizza for kids, BYO for grown-ups (5:30 pm to dusk)

Every Friday from

            June 21           Freestyle Fridays: BYOB following golf and tennis (5:30 to 7:30 pm)

May 26 (Sunday)        Spring Fling (BYO Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres to share)

June 13 (Thursday)    Early Bird Pot-Luck

July 5 (Friday)             6th Annual Cocktail Throw down (5:30 to 8:30 pm)

July 13 (Saturday)    Member Guest Day (Golf, Tennis and Buffet Dinner)

July 20 (Saturday)      Trivia Nite & Pizza (5:30 pm)

July 26 (Friday)           July Lobster Bake (5:30 pm)

August 6 (Tuesday)    Over Eighties Luncheon (11:30 am to 1:30 pm)

August 7 (Weds)         Ladies’ Night (5:30 to 9:00 pm)

August 14 (Weds)       Men’s Night (5:30 pm)

August 16 (Friday)      August Lobster Bake (5:30 pm)

August 30 (Friday)      “Final Fling” Freestyle Friday (5:30 pm to ????)

Sept 14 (Saturday)     “Hangers On” Potluck Dinner & BYOB (5:30 pm to ????)

[1]  Federal law requires me to say here that payments to MVCC are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.

[†]           Tennis Professional Laura Laramee is available for private lessons from early June throughout the summer and can be reached on 802-673-7947.

From the Pro Shop September 4, 2018

News from Mountain View – September 4, 2018


Mr. Jim Hunt made an “Eagle Two” as he chipped on the second hole during a recent Men’s Day, great job Jim!


Volunteers from our membership gathered this past week to aid in some upkeep our golf facility. Tool sheds were emptied as the group gathered in 90 degree temperatures and managed to clear out some brush between the 1st and 9th holes, as well as between the 9th green and 8th tee box.  A job well done will be noticed as you play these two holes.  A small luncheon was enjoyed by all following the good deed.

Thank You to the following Volunteers:

Rick Ely

Bob Parrish

Art Wright

Charles Carter

John Loeb

George Gowen

Staff Members: Stephen Parker, Cody Parker


Thursday Men’s day-Men’s day will continue as we enter the fall season with a 9:00 a.m. start until further notice.

Green’s Aerification-9/10-9/11

Canadian Tour-9/17-10:00 a.m. tee times

Tuesday Night League Finale-9/23-10:00 a.m. Full Course Shotgun

See you down the middle!


From the Pro Shop August 27, 2018

News from Mountain View – August 27, 2018


Women’s August Handicap

Congratulations to Patty Kreider! Champion, the 2018 Women’s August Handicap

Congratulations to June Bascom-Runner-up

Tuesday Men’s League-Final

The 2018 Tuesday Night Men’s League year-end tournament has moved to Sunday September the 23rd.  Golf will begin with a 10:00 a.m. shotgun (18 holes) , followed by Dinner at the Clubhouse.


Our Putting Greens will be undergoing annual aerification during the second week of September, weather permitting. Please bear with us as we work to ensure the future health of our greens.   If you come upon our Golf maintenance staff working on a particular green complex, please avoid hitting onto the surface and move on to the next teeing ground. Thank you for your patience!

Your Greens Keeping Staff


Please stop in and take advantage of some great year end savings. Thank You for your support of your Pro shop!


Golf clinics will continue until further notice. Tuesday’s @ 2:30 as well as Wednesday mornings @ 9:00 a.m. -thank you for your support!

See you down the middle!


From the Pro Shop August 21, 2018

News From the Pro Shop – August 21, 2018


Men’s July Handicap

2018-Champion-David Woodruff

2018-Runner-Up-Perry Howard

Men’s August Handicap Update

Last two standing-John Patterson vs Bill Jenkins due to play in the near future

Women’s August Handicap-

June Bascom advanced vs Sue Howard, she is awaiting the Patty Kreider vs Jane Woodruff result to vie for the August Championship

*2018 Remaining Golf Events*-

FREESTYLE FRIDAY’S- 4:00 p.m. – “No Cost”-Looking to get your weekends kicked off with a little Golf or Tennis…..Two dates remain 8/24 + 8/31……This year’s turnout has been steady, let us utilize these last two Friday’s to gain some momentum going into 2019….see you then!

9/4-Ladies State Day-9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

9/17-Men’s Senior Canadian Tour (Course Closed) 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

9/22-Tuesday Men’s League Championship-10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

*Pro Shop Sale*

The 2018 Pro shop sale is underway…..huge savings on all soft goods excluding gloves, hats and balls can be realized….a top of the line Sun Mountain push cart normally priced at $300.00 is now on sale for $200.00.

A Women’s Rogue 4-Hybrid is priced below discount warehouse offerings

See you down the middle!



From the Pro Shop August 7, 2018

News From the Pro Shop



The 2018 Men’s Club Championship field took to the Mountain View links with a never die attitude and maintained that spirit for the entire weekend. The weather also held true to form with a never die attitude to the tune of heat indexes well into the 90’s. I can tell you that Spirit and Sportsmanship prevailed!

Our format was 36 Holes of Medal Play, the absolute true test of a golfer’s grit. In the end Kyle Wright two-time defending “Champion” accomplished a three peat, not an easy chore for anyone whom has played in one of these true tests of golf. The 18 year old played with grace and maturity beyond his years.

Congratulations! Kyle Wright, this year’s 2018 Men’s Club Champion.  

Results 2018 Men’s Club Championship-36 Hole Two Day Totals-



THIRD-           PERRY HOWARD-161

The 2018 Men’s Club Championship also offered some events within the event which kept the group as a whole in very interested until the last score was posted, the results are as follows:

Perry Howard –Realized the Low Back -Nine Hole score on Sunday by posting a 36, once again never saying never.

Rick Ely- Rick took home the 36-Hole Ringer event prize partly due to a stellar 38 posted on day one.


Kyle Wright-2

James Wistar-1

Perry Howard-2

Dan Hudson-1

Rick Ely-2


***The Mountain View spirit is alive and well as witnessed by this PGA golf professional!  Player’s who had shot themselves out of contention on day one showed up on day two and put a peg in the ground!  Spirit dictated once again in the end!***

Congratulations to all our Golfer’s who participated in this year’s Club Championship.  Let’s keep building on this and every event moving forward!

 2018 Remaining Golf Events-The August Handicap is ongoing as well as the Year-Long Ringer events.


JUNIOR GOLF SCHOOL—8/11-8/12-Cancellation-

The Junior Golf School slated for August 11th and 12th has been cancelled. In it’s place the 8/11 Clinic will still take place meeting at the Kids Clubhouse promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Keep it down the middle!





July 31, 2018

In accordance with the Article V, Section 1 of the Bylaws, the 2018 Annual Meeting of Mountain View Country Club will be convened at the Clubhouse, 112 Country Club Road, Greensboro, Vermont on Saturday August 11, 2018 at 1:30pm. The order of business of the Annual Meeting will be as set forth in the Bylaws. The Nominating Committee has nominated the following candidates for the Board of Directors, Class of 2021 to be voted on by the membership at the Annual Meeting:

  • Perry Howard 
  • Whitney Sowles
  • Gordon Stoner 
  • Sean Thompson 

Submitted by Megan Wright, Secretary of the Club

From the Pro Shop July 31, 2018

News From the Pro Shop


2018 WOMEN’S CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP RE-CAP     Our Women’s Club Championship consisted of two great rivals Jane Woodruff and Sue Howard. The pair ventured out to the links for 36-Holes of Medal play golf in a no holds barred duel, each player knowing the other’s game from years of playing against each other, both holding the utmost respect for each other as well as the game. The weather played a role as soft conditions and rain were the norm over the three day stretch of Championship golf. Mountain View upheld it’s end of the bargain by presenting a great test of their skills. In the end Jane prevailed by posting a 36 Hole Total of 157, and Sue posted a 170. Thank you both for an exciting Championship.


OVER 80 GOLF COMPETITION RECAP   Our Over 80’s Mens Golf Competition was held July 24 – terrific golf followed by lunch by 12 stalwart players!  A lot of fun (and some good natured ribbing) was enjoyed, with Nat Smith winning the round with a score of 38!  Well done Nat!



This weekend will see a full schedule of tournaments and celebrations at Mountain View. Come join us for the fun and competition!

SENIOR TENNIS TOURNAMENT (55 years old and up).   From Thursday, August 2 through Sunday, August 5, our members will battle it out in the Annual Senior Tennis Tournament. The format is best two out of three sets with third set a 10 point match tiebreaker. Players will compete in Men’s and Women’s Singles; Men’s and Women’s Doubles; and Mixed Doubles. Sign up is TODAY AUGUST 31 at 4pm. Come play or just watch and cheer!

MEN’S CLUB GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP     MVCC’s Men’s Club Championship will be played on August 4 and 5 – sign up deadline is August 3 at 3:30pm.   Men of all ages are eligible in this 36 hole, Medal play tourney played from the blue Tees. Tee times from 9am -10:30am (exact times will be assigned by the Pro Shop by 4pm on Aug 3). A Playoff if necessary will commence on the 1ST Tee immediately following the last group in.

An Entry Fee of $15.00 Covers $10.00 Entry Fee, $5.00 cash skins and Prizes. Prizes (Pro Shop Credit) will be awarded for First, Second, Low Last Nine on Sunday, and Ringer

FOUNDERS DAY AT FREESTYLE FRIDAY on AUG 3   Come celebrate Founders Days with us on Friday with a fun “yellow ball” golf tournament which starts at 3:30pm. Tennis rounds also commence at 4:00pm. Then join us for a Founders Day Freestyle Friday drinks on the Club House porch at 5:30. All welcome – bring family and house guests, or come to get away from the house before dinner!

TRIVIA NIGHT (and pizza) WITH BOB PARRISH     This is a great favorite on the MVCC calendar, and Bob has been working hard to create a challenging and interesting evening of Trivia. Fun facts abound! Sign up with a team, or come as a single or couple and we’ll get you into a group – Pizza for all players.   Sign up at the Pro Shop.

Please note: the Men’s Ringer’s event, The Men’s Club Championship, the Men’s and Women’s August Golf Handicaps and the MVCC Tennis Championship Tournament are still available for sign-up.   Call the Pro Shop for information or to sign up ASAP.

KIDS NIGHT-Calendar Update

Please update your calendar’s as our traditional Thursday night slated for Aug 9 will move one day earlier to Wednesday AUGUST 8!   The following week we will revert back to our normal scheduled Thursday night.  


Please make sure you sign up for the Over 80’s Luncheon to be held next Tuesday August 7

Junior Golf School-August 11-12

The Two-Day Junior Golf School August offering is slated for 8/11-8/12 from 11:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M., All facets of the game will be covered. Please sign up by our deadline of 8/9.

Saturday Golf Clinics-Each Saturday morning our Junior Golfers are invited to participate in a structured golf clinic at 11:00 a.m.

Junior Clinics

Tennis Clinics (weekday mornings), Golf Clinics and private lessons continue to be available through the Pro Shop – call for details or check our MVCC calendar.

Keep it in the middle!





Mountain Views 7/24/18

Mountain Views 7/24/18

From the Pro Shop July 24, 2018

Congratulations to the following members!   And thank you to all who competed in our July golf competitions and tournaments!


2018 Women’s July Handicap

Susan Howard, Champion

Patty Kreider, Runner-up

2018 Men’s Senior Championship

David Woodruff, Champion

Elliott Williams, Runner-up

2018 Men’s July Handicap

Steve Woodruff, Champion

Scott Donnelly, Runner-up

Men’s 80+ Championship

Nat Smith, Champion

John Robb, Runner-up


The August Two-Day Junior Golf School will be held August 11 and 12 from 11:00am- 2:00pm. All facets of the game will be covered. Please sign up by our deadline of AUGUST 9 at the Pro Shop.

The Three-day Junior Tennis Camp will be held July 30 through August 1 from 9:00am- 12:00pm.   Please sign up by JULY 27 at the Pro Shop.  


Please remember to keep Golf Carts 30 feet from all Greens and Tees.

Please repair your own ball marks and one additional mark.


We are happy to answer any questions about current competitions, lessons and camps.   Just drop in or call the Pro Shop at 533-7477 with any inquiries.  

Steve Rogers

Keep it down the middle!



Mountain Views 7/11/2018

Mountain Views

This Week at Mountain View 7/11/2018

Thanks to all who participated in the Independence Day festivities at MVCC last week!   

Parent Child Doubles Tournament July 13-15
Men’s Golf July Handicap July 14
Men’s Golf Senior Championship July 14


This week at Mountain View 

Wed, July 11       10:00am       Women’s Day Golf (clinic at 9:00am)
Wed, July 11        10:00am      Men’s Day Tennis
Wed, July 11-12     2:00pm      Junior Golf School continues*
Wed, July 11         5:30pm       Kids Night*
Thurs, July 12       9:00am       Men’s Day Golf Scramble
Fri, July 13-15       8:30am       PARENT CHILD DOUBLES TOURNAMENT*
Fri, July 13            9:00am       Beginner Mahjong lesson*
Fri, July 13           4:00pm        Freestyle Friday Golf and tennis*
Fri, July  13          5:30pm        Freestyle Friday drinks on Club porch*
Sat, July 14          7:30am        MEN’S GOLF JULY HANDICAP*
Sat, July 14          7:30am        MEN’S GOLF SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP*
Sun, July 15        10:00am       Sunday Tennis Round Robin
Mon, July 16         9:30am       Junior Tennis Camp begins * 
Tues, July 17        1:00pm       Ladies Day Tennis
Tues, July 17        4:00pm       Men’s Golf League (clinic 2:30pm)
Tues, July 17        1:00pm       Mahjong

*Sign-up!!! and info at 533-7477 or proshop@mvccvt.com


Kids Night Begins TONIGHT!

THIS WEEK ONLY Kid’s Night is Wednesday, July 11th.  Moving forward, Kid’s Night is on THURSDAYS!!!

If your kids are attending, please call the Pro Shop to sign-up ASAP (we need a head count for pizza)  533-7477

Pizza will once again be ordered from Craftsbury General Store and as always, it’s BYOB and bring an appetizer to share.

Non-members with kids are welcome to come join the fun!  It’s a great way for kids to connect with other kids in the community or adults to meet new folks.  Fee is $5/kid or $20/family for non-members


$23 covers Supplies (Mahjong card and book)   Class size is limited to 8 people.
Sign Up At the Pro Shop
  or proshop@mvccvt.com  Questions? Social@mvccvt.com