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


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  Questions? 



From the Pro Shop 7/10/18

Thanks to everyone who participated in Tennis, Golf and Social events to celebrate Independence Day last week!   From the Tennis Round robins to the Golf competitions to a chilly Freestyle Friday to a wonderful evening for the Funky Fourth BBQ – it was a great week!


7/4/18-President’s Challenge- Golfer’s took to the links to participate in the President’s challenge sponsored by Rick Ely. The first group in the morning posted a score of 41 in a one best ball of the foursome format. A threesome consisting of June Bascom, Michael Hoffman, and Alan Hale were the first group on the golf course – we drew a fourth player {blind draw Kathy Donnelly} out of a hat and it was enough to post the winning score. Each team received golf balls for their efforts donated by Rick……Thank you all for participating!

7/8/18-Mixed Team Championship-Format-Two-Person Scramble- A full field on a sunny Sunday afternoon headed out in a 1:00 p.m. shotgun. Our two player format tested even our seasoned player’s as each partner relied on a positive result from one another. The results are as follows: ***Please note… out “Tied” score policy-All ties are broken by utilizing #1 Handicap hole backwards***

3rd Place Winner’s with a 36-Sean and Stephanie Thompson won a match of cards.

2nd Place Winner’s with a 36-Brian and Wanda Niemi also won on a match of cards.

1st Place and 2018 Mixed Champions with a great score of 35! June Bascom and Michael Hoffman

*Each team receives gift certificate in the Pro Shop*    


Please remember golf clinics for Men are on Tuesday’s @ 2:30, Women are 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday’s and Junior’s will take place @ 11:00 a.m. on Saturday’s. Please contact the Pro Shop to sign up.

THIS WEEKS TOURNAMENTS!  Sign ups and information in the Pro Shop  533-7477


July 14            MEN’S GOLF JULY HANDICAP*


Steve Rogers

Keep it down the middle!    


From the Pro Shop – 7/3/2018


Looking for some fun on the fourth? Play in the President’s Challenge    The President’s Challenge golf match on July 4th is open to all MVCC Members and Guests. Play anytime on July 4, and stop into the Pro shop prior to playing and register your team. The format is Nine Holes of Golf and One Best Ball of the “Foursome” –Gross (Happy to answer questions about format in the Pro Shop – just come on in!) Please turn in your scorecards to the Pro Shop after play. Men, please play from the White Tees.   Women, please play from the Forward Tees

Prizes will be awarded! (Rick Ely has donated Golf Balls for the overall winners). No additional fees for the challenge round.

Expectations – this is a FUN round for all ages and levels of golfer! Don’t hesitate to come up and play regardless of your experience.

FUNKY FOURTH BARBECUE AND DESSERT THROWDOWN Sign up now in the Pro Shop for this great family friendly party on July 7, then stay with us to watch the fireworks from the 8th green! Best view in town. $5 for party plus whatever you want to buy from the truck.   Desserts Throwdown – call Linda Ely at 533-7768 if you want to compete.  See the calendar for more details.

FREESTYLE FRIDAY’S-6/29/18-Our second Freestyle Friday is in the books. The team of Ellen Celnik, John Stone III, Stephan Parker and Steve Rogers managed a -7 under par 28 to earn honors this week. A beverage was enjoyed on the deck on a beautiful summer evening by nearly 20 members and their guests. Our next event is slated for this Friday 7/7, with a 3:30 modified shotgun start. Please call ahead and build and feel free to build your own foursome or simply have the Pro Shop pair you up as we kick off another great weekend here @ MVCC.   Please also call Val Carter if you plan to come and play tennis prior to the Social hour at 5:30. This week, we understand that New Orleans Jazz is in the offing for the Social event! BYOB.

2018 RINGER EVENTS-Both Men and Women should take advantage of our season long Ringer events. Collect details by stopping into the golf next time out to the course.

WOMEN’S GOLF– Every Wednesday morning will begin at 10:00 a.m. an optional clinic is being offered prior to play at 9:00 a.m., this week’s focus will be on Putting.   We are playing on July 4th.

JUNIOR GOLF-Junior Golf is up and running with seven attendees to our short game clinic this past Saturday, please ensure that all of our Junior golfer’s are registered properly by contacting the golf directly @ 802-533-7447 or by e-mail

FOURTH OF JULY SALE-Reminder to stop into the Pro Shop and take advantage of our 4th of July sale. The sale begins on Wednesday the Fourth and continues through Sunday the 8th. Special Orders of any kind are being excepted.

STAFF ADDITION     Elizabeth Bennett will be joining the MVCC Pro Shop staff for the balance of the summer. She is currently attending Bates College in Lewiston, Me. Please stop in and welcome Elizabeth.

Keep it down the Middle!

Steve Rogers

From the Pro Shop 6/27/18

Dear MVCC Members,

Summer is in the air!  We’ve had a great spring at MVCC, and now look forward to welcoming to our members who haven’t yet had a chance to get up to the club.   Come into the Pro Shop and find out about all of the events and programs in the offing for the next few months.



Ringer’s Event- 6/27-8/27

Both Men and Women are encouraged to sign up for our season long Ringer’s event. A ringer event is a great way to have some fun by tracking your best personal scores on every hole. The entry fee is $10.00. All that is required from our golfer’s is to return your signed and attested scorecard to the Pro Shop and we will track your season for you. Challenge yourself and watch your scores improve!

Junior Golf

The 2018 Junior golf season is well underway. Lessons, Clinics, and golf schools have been set on the Golf Calendar. Schools as well as clinics will surely fill up quickly, please contact the Pro Shop to ensure a spot. In the case of sold out events, we will try to schedule alternative dates.

Women’s Golf Day

Women’s golf has begun. The program begins each Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. with an optional clinic. (Clinic formats vary from week to week) followed by golf promptly at 10:00 a.m.- Formats will vary each week, with fun and camaraderie being the focus. We also have a group interested in lunch after the round at the Highland Arts Center. Please contact the Pro Shop (533-7477 or to ensure your spot prior to every Wednesday.

TENNIS  (From Laura Laramee)

Tennis is in full swing. Lessons, Clinics, and golf schools have been set on the Tennis Calendar.  Call the Pro Shop 533-7477 or Laura 892-673-7047 for information on clinics and private lessons. 

Cardio tennis is now offered at 1:00pm daily Monday-Friday!


Our first FREESTYLE FRIDAY went off this past without a hitch (Thanks to the Parrish’s for leading the event!)   Ten golfers took to the links to support the newly designed event, followed by an enthusiastic group of members enjoying a social hour on the porch following the round. The “fun” format-“Mountain View Scramble” will be a can’t miss for the summer of 2018 and beyond. Singles, Couples as well as Foursomes are welcome to this modified scramble and golfer’s of every ability should not shy away from this easy format. Tennis joins in this week as well with an hour Cardio Tennis session, after which you will definitely need refreshments! The golf/tennis rounds begin promptly at 4:00 p.m., and the social hour follows at 5:30p.m.  Come along for this great and casual way to kick off everyone’s Mountain View weekend. Call the Pro Shop for more information (533-7477) or simply stop into the Pro Shop.

Looking forward, sign up now for the FUNKY FOURTH BARBEQUE AND DESSERT THROWDOWN on July 7. Call the Pro Shop for more information, and remember that houseguests and non member family are welcome to this event. The Social committee is still looking for some volunteers in the Dessert competition! Prizes will be awarded, and junior entrants are welcome and encouraged!


Celebrate the Fourth!

Please come and take advantage of some great pricing for “Member’s Only”. Take an extra 20% off items already reduced to make way for some new 2018 arrivals. {Excluding Golf Balls and Gloves}.

“Your Golf and Tennis” shop is looking to expand and improve. A special order program second to none is now in place.   We deliver very competitive pricing with “Old Fashioned” hands on service.  Drop in and speak to Mecina Rogers, who has great expertise and will walk you through the best options available.   Thank You in advance for supporting the MVCC Golf and Tennis Pro Shop.

Steven C. Rogers,

PGA Head Golf Professional

Keep it in the middle!



Mountain Views – June 19, 2018

Mountain Views

This Week at Mountain View 6/19/2018

Click here for News from the Pro Shop

FREESTYLE FRIDAYS STARTS THIS WEEK   Every Friday, plan to drop by for a fun, organized round of golf or a Round Robin game of tennis beginning at 4:00 (it’s okay to come later!). Relax and refresh afterwards (5:30 or so) with your beverage (BYOB) and club-provided snack (think chips/salsa or chips and dip, or bring something to share with your friends,but keep it easy!)   MORE INFO HERE ON THIS WEEKS PROGRAM  6/22!

LESSONS,CLINICS, AND CAMPS  Professional Golf and Tennis instruction is available at MVCC.  Please click above for information on lessons, clinics and camps in 2018.


July 7 at 5:30pm 
Food, Fireworks and Family at MVCC!  Houseguests and family welcome.
Signups required – Pro Shop 533-7477 and

Be a contestant in our Dessert throwdown!  Prizes!  All ages welcome to compete.  Contact for more information!



July 20 at 5:30pm 
Our very own Bob and Carol Calcagni and their great crew will prepare a lobster feast for you!
Signups required – Pro Shop 533-7477 and


From the Pro Shop 6/19/18


Dear MVCC Members,



Hole in One!   Congratulations to our own Jennifer Lucas. On Friday, June the 15th Jennifer aced the third hole 137 yard downhill par three with her trusty 7-wood, Her first Hole-in-One-Great Job Jennifer!

Personal Bests! Megan Wright shot her best round ever at MVCC last weekend while playing with her husband, a 38! Great job Megan, no details on who won the match? AND Sue Walden had her best round ever at MVCC a 46!  

Great work!


2018 Men’s Match Play Championship—Gentleman, we now have “two” players signed up for our Men’s Match play event. Call the Pro Shop and get involved! Matches will commence July 1, with each subsequent round scheduled by the competitors.

All 2018 event sign ups are at the ready. Please call or stop into the Pro Shop (802-533-7477) for more information.


MEN’S AND WOMEN’S TENNIS in 2018! (From Val Carter)

On Tuesday June 19, 10am Women’s Tennis started again at MVCC! Ila Hunt is managing to ensure multiples of four, recruiting at the last minute, as necessary (Ila’s # 533-2524)   AND Men’s Tennis! Yes, thanks to John Hasen, it has been revived starting Wednesday June 20, 10am!   John will recruit as needed to fill out multiples of four. (John’s # 533-2277.)

Sunday’s Round Robin Tennis at 10am is the perennial favorite of most MVCC tennis players. Be sure and sign up in the pro shop, some weeks we have a wait list.

Laura Laramee will be away from MVCC Friday- Sunday for USTA league districts. Lessons resume Monday 8:30am for Clinics (see MVCC calendar for schedule).


Thanks for the great turnout for our Early Birds Potluck last Thursday. And thanks to the Dale’s and the Lovett’s for leading the event.

This Friday June 22 we will kick off our new Freestyle Friday program! The emphasis on “fun” will resonate on Friday evenings throughout the summer season as Golfer’s and Tennis player’s enjoy a unique format starting at 4:00pm that will allow players of every skill level to get involved! Following play, a casual social hour at 5:30pm will begin the weekend of fun (whether you play or not!). Please call the Pro Shop (533-7477) for more information. Do not miss out on what is going prove to be a great new way to kick off your weekends!

Steven C. Rogers,

PGA Head Golf Professional

Keep it in the middle!



Mountain Views – June 6, 2018

Mountain Views

This week at Mountain View


Thurs, June 7       9:00am     Men’s Day Golf Scramble
Sun, June 10       10:00am    Sunday Tennis Round Robin

Tues, June 12       1:00pm     Mahjong

Tues, June 12       4:00pm     Men’s Golf League
Thurs, June 14      5:30pm    Early Bird Potluck Supper
Sat, June 16           9:30am   Junior Golf Clinics begin
Mon, June 18         9:30am   Junior Tennis Clinics begin  

Sign-up!!! and info at 533-7477 or

News from the Pro Shop

Golf and Tennis Instruction

Sign up at the proshop – Event details on the MVCC Summer Calendar.

MEN’S GOLF CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP      August 4-5  (sign up deadline Aug. 3). 

TENNIS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP       Aug 9 – 12, 2018     

MEN’S GOLF JULY HANDICAP    July 14 (sign up deadline July 13)


MEN’S GOLF MATCH PLAY JULY COMPETITION    Sign up by Thursday, Jun 28, 2018

Jr.  Tennis Clinics Start June 18  – Jr. Golf Clinics start June 16
Beginner (age 4-7), Intermediate (8-12) and Advanced (13-19) Junior Clinics.  Call Proshop at 533-7477 or email for sign-up.


Funky Fourth BBQ and Dessert Throwdown
July 7 at 5:30pm 
Food, Fireworks and Family at MVCC!
Signups required – ProShop 533-7477 and

Be a contestant in our Dessert throwdown!  Prizes!  All ages welcome to compete.  Contact for more information

Check our our New Program! Freestyle Fridays beginning June 15!

From the Pro Shop 6/5/18


Dear MVCC Members,

The unofficial start of summer has Golf and Tennis on the minds of everyone across the country and certainly more specifically The Mountain View Golf Club. The golf course and tennis courts came through the winter season with very few blemishes – all imperfections have been rectified by Stephen Parker and his team! Green and lush would be an understatement as I look out of the Pro Shop window. Kudos to Stephen and his team!

New and exciting programs are planned to help you make the most out of your summer, while pre-existing programs have been enhanced to help grow participation. Here are some examples of some of our programming for the season:

Freestyle Friday Nights begin-6/15/18

We are looking forward to kicking off most Friday’s throughout the season with some fun Golf and Tennis. The emphasis on “fun” will resonate on Friday evenings throughout the summer season as Golfer’s and Tennis player’s enjoy a unique format that will allow players of “all” skill levels to get involved! Following play, a casual social hour at 5:30pm will add to a weekend of fun (whether you play or not!). Please call the pro shop @ 802-533-7477 and get your name on the list. Do not miss out on what is going prove to be a great new way to kick off your weekends!

Men’s and Women’s Golf Days

Men’s Golf has been steady and has moved into its normal time slot of 9:00 am on Thursday’s for the balance of the golf season. Nat Smith remains the chair of this group.

Women’s Golf will begin in earnest on Wednesday, June the 6th @ 10:00 am.

Sunday Tennis Round Robins

Our Sunday Round Robins are already in full force on Sundays at 10:00am.

Golf and Tennis Instruction

  • Adult Men’s Golf Clinics are underway- Men’s clinic every Tuesday@ 2:30 pm-3:30 pm.
  • Adult Women’s Golf Clinics will begin 6/13 @ 9:00 am.

           Adult Golf Clinics cost – $20.00 per session

  • Junior Golf offerings begin 6/16 and Junior Tennis Clinics begin on 6/18. Call the proshop at 802-533-7477 for more information.  Junior Clinics are $15/session for members
    • Age groups as follows:  Ages-4-7  @ 9:30 am-10:00 am;  Ages-8-12  @  10:15 am – 11:15 am;  Ages-13-18 @ 11:30 am-12:30 pm.

SPRING PRO SHOP HOURS from 6/9/18-9:00 am-5:00 pm.

Golf Highlights of 2018!   

Golf News of note: Mr. Matt Kiley, a spring permit holder, eagled the par four 1st hole,  Congratulations Matt!

Lastly, I want to thank the entire membership for welcoming me and my wife Mecina to the Mountain View family. Everyone has greeted us with open arms. We are now settled into our summer digs and look forward to enhancing your experience here at Mountain View Club throughout the entire season. Please let us know if you have any special needs or desires. And be sure to stop into the pro shop and introduce yourself.


Steven C. Rogers,

PGA Head Golf Professional

Keep it in the down the middle!

Welcome to Mountain View

Announcing our New Golf Pro

Dear Fellow MVCC Members,

As I mentioned in my letter to you last month, we have been searching for a new Golf Pro at Mountain View for the 2018 Season.  I’m happy to announce now that we have successfully recruited Steve Rogers for that position.  Steve comes to us with a wealth of experience in golf instruction and pro shop operation, including twenty years as a golf professional and Director of Golf Operations at the Quechee Club here in Vermont, as well as the last two years at the Madison Green Country Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he currently is Director of Golf Instruction. I know you will join me in welcoming Steve and his wife Mecina to our community in early May.

This leads me to a request for your help: Steve and Mecina are currently looking for furnished accommodation in the Greensboro area from early May to early October, a challenging objective to achieve from nearly 1,600 miles away.  While we’ve provided Steve with some potential leads, we’re hoping that you, our members, will have some additional suggestions.  Please consider this request and pass any leads along to me at 

Thanks for your help and I look forward to seeing you in just a few months!


Warm regards,

Rick Ely

Welcome to Mountain View

President’s Winter Letter 2018

President’s Winter Letter 2018

Welcome to another exciting year for Mountain View! Thanks to all for your continued support and enthusiasm, with special thanks to those of you who volunteer the time and effort that make our social and sporting events possible, keep our expenses to a minimum, and help us realize our founders’ vision of a friendly, family-oriented club with an economy of operation appropriate to our location. We are planning a range of exciting golf, tennis and social activities for 2018 and in coming weeks we will be updating our on-line Club Calendar to include the timing for specific events. You can watch our progress at We welcome your participation in our volunteer efforts (especially if you wish to lead or host an event!).

Once again this year, many of you will be receiving your dues notice and this letter in separate emails. If you (or, in the case of Family and Dual members, your spouse or partner) do not receive your dues notice by March 1, please notify Janet Showers Patterson at . Please also remember the significant penalty for paying late (after April 1).

In addition to paying their annual dues, members may wish to consider including one or more of the following additional options with their payment1:

 A voluntary contribution as a “Friend of Mountain View”: Each year these voluntary additional contributions are a significant factor in our ability to undertake special projects, accelerate the maintenance and renewal of our facilities, and maintain our programs while holding down dues increases. We hope you will consider a contribution of $100 or more but very much appreciate your continued generosity at any level you believe is appropriate. Please also let me or any other Board member know if you wish to fund one of our specific golf, tennis or facility expenditures as a gift, a memorial to a loved one or in the form of a bequest as part of your estate plan.

 Golf Storage and Range Package: golf club storage2 and unlimited driving range balls, all at a cost of $125 per person, which is a significant discount to in-season prices (Dual and Family members can select this option for one, some or all of the persons on their membership).

 A Golf Cart Season Pass: Many of our members prefer the convenience and value of our unlimited season pass for motorized golf carts, priced at $300 for single members and $500 for couples and families, compared to in season pricing of $12 for every nine-hole round and $100 for a ten-round pass.

 GHIN annual handicap index ($25) for those who wish to maintain a USGA “GHIN” handicap through MVCC. Benefits include bi-monthly Vermont Golf Association newsletters and access to the on-line GHIN mobile app, which allows you to directly enter your scores from both Mountain

  1. Federal law requires me to say here that payments to MVCC are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.
  2. Includes one storage option per person: clubs, pull cart, battery cart or locker.

View and other courses. Current GHIN holders should note that they must renew by May in order to avoid the VGA moving their account to inactive status.

Your Board continues to pursue five objectives to ensure that MVCC thrives and remains an important recreational and social outlet for Greensboro and the surrounding region. Following is a summary update of our progress on these objectives:

Membership: In 2017 we welcomed ten new members but nevertheless saw a decline in our dues paying membership from 256 to 244 members. This is the principal factor behind the 4.1% average increase in our dues for 2018. We will 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. Please let us know of potential candidates!

Revenues: Our overall revenues in 2017 were essentially unchanged, as increases in dues, rental income and storage fees were offset by declines in new member initiation fees and in revenues from guests, visitors and “shoulder season” permit holders, due in part to adverse weather in the late spring and early summer. We welcome your guests and continue to pursue marketing efforts aimed at increasing the number of visitors and permit holders.

Expenses: Our expenses increased in 2017 by 4.7%, principally due to increases in our non-cash depreciation charge associated with recent equipment purchases. Our cash operating expenses were essentially unchanged and cost control will continue to be a major focus during the coming season.

Capital Structure: We remain debt-free, with a very healthy restricted capital reserve and operating cash buffer, together totaling over $130,000 at year end. This means we are well positioned to weather a significant decline in revenues or an unforeseen capital expenditure requirement.

Facility Investment: We continue to make regular and measured investments in our course, courts and facilities. In 2017 we decided we could defer certain equipment and maintenance expenditures, thereby reducing our capital expenditures by $18,000 below budget. In 2018 we will proceed with replacing aging maintenance and irrigation equipment, further upgrades to our tennis fencing, completion of new forward tees on the first and second holes, foundation and window work on our maintenance buildings and the first half of re-staining the exterior of our beautiful Clubhouse.

Our achievements during 2017 would have been impossible without the efforts of our outstanding staff. We look forward to welcoming back Steve Parker (as Greens Superintendent) and Laura Laramee (as Tennis Pro) and working with them to provide our members with an outstanding set of golf and tennis offerings. Regrettably, Jim Dayton recently informed us that he will not be returning to Vermont this year. We wish Jim well in his new home in Arizona and have commenced a search process for a new resident golf professional and Pro Shop head.

In coming weeks, we will be sending all members a questionnaire aimed at getting your input on the Club’s direction and offerings. Please take the time to give us your thoughts! We will update you via email on this and other developments as the year progresses. In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call me at 802-363-1355, or email me at