Tennis Camp for Kids 2019

Children who participate in a Family Membership or hold a playing permit at Mountain View are given priority to participate in our three-day Junior Tennis Camps.   There are four sessions available:   July 17-19, July 22 to 25, July 29-31, and August 5-7, in each case from 9 am to noon. Where there are remaining available slots, others are welcome to participate. All participants pay a fee to our Tennis Professional, Laura Laramee. Non-members pay an additional fee of $30, to be paid at the Pro Shop at the time of sign-up. Please sign up in the Pro Shop (533-7477) at least 24 hours in advance and arrive no later than 8:45 a.m.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Laura Laramee.

MVCC Kid’s Golf Camp 2019

MVCC 2019 Kid’s Golf Camp

What?            Mountain View Country Club is offering a one-week golf camp for children age 6 through 14.

When?           1 p.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2.

Who?             Activities will be led by nineteen year-old Kyle Wright, who has been an MVCC member since birth and was our Club Men’s Golf Champion in each of 2016, 2017 and 2018.  A four handicap golfer, Kyle’s golfing achievements include four years on the varsity golf team of Mount Mansfield Union High School in Underhill, Vermont, where he was ranked the #1 golf player on the team, named team captain, and won state-wide recognition as captain of the Vermont All-State Second Team.  Kyle also has competed in the New England PGA Junior Tour and recently finished his freshman year at The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. 

What is

included?       Parents are responsible for bringing their children to the Pro Shop by 12:55 pm each day and picking them up by 5:05 p.m.  A typical session will include time on both our practice range and practice putting green for instruction in golf fundamentals, as well as the opportunity to get out on the course for the “real thing”.  The precise mix of instruction and actual play will depend on the skill level of our participants.  A healthy snack (fresh fruit, “Cliff” or “Kind” bars and a juice box) will be provided by the Club in the middle of the afternoon each day.

The fee covers practice balls and tees, as well the snack.  Participants should plan on providing their own golf clubs as MVCC does not have a supply of children’s golf clubs.  These can be obtained on-line or from most reputable sporting goods stores and should be sized based on your child’s age, height and golfing experience.  Friday afternoon’sw session will end with an informal barbecue (hamburgers and hot dogs) and awards ceremony.

Parents of children with dietary restrictions or special dietary needs should notify the Club at the time of application and provide a separate snack for their child each day.  Regrettably, the Club cannot administer medications.

Cost?             $50 per child.  Non-members also pay a $30 per child access fee.  Gratuities for our camp staff are not included.

Sign-up?         First-come, first served.  Space is limited and priority will be given first to children who participate in their parents’ family membership and children who hold an MVCC “Under 21” playing permit.  After Tuesday July 23, non-member children will be able to sign up if space is available.  A link to our application form can be found here and should be printed out, completed and returned to the Pro Shop.

Questions?     Call Brian Titus, our Pro Shop head, at 533-7477.

Men’s July Golf Handicap and Senior Competition Tournaments on July 20

The Men’s July Handicap starts at 8:30 AM on July 20th.  This is a one day event with tee times starting at 8:30 on Saturday July 20th

The entry fee is $10.

This is two tournaments in one, every one will play in the Handicap while those 55 and older will also compete in the Senior Championship. Please sign up by the end of the day 7/19 in the pro shop at 533-7477.  If you show up by 8:30 on 7/20 you will be added to a group.
 
The format is a modified Stableford system.  The highest point total wins.   Points are:
  • 1 for a bogey
  • 2 for a par
  • 4 for a birdie
  • 8 for an eagle
  • 12 for an double eagle

For the handicap, points are based on your net score.  As an example, if you par a hole you get a stroke on, it’s a net birdie for 4 points. For the senior championship, points are based on your gross score.

 
You can only win one of the two events.  If you are 55 or older and have the most points, you will win the senior championship, not the handicap. 

Kid’s Night 2019

KIDS NIGHT RUNS ON THURSDAYS FROM JULY 11-AUGUST 22

Bring your kids and friends and meet and greet fellow members and their families at MVCC.  We meet on the porch of the kids’ club building at Mountain View Country Club and let the kids have the run of the first fairway while parents, grandparents and really anyone else enjoys an informal summer cocktail party.  Pizza is provided for children (so you can avoid having to cook that night).  Non-members welcome for $5/kid or $20/family.  Please sign up at the Pro Shop (533-7477) or by logging into your Club Express account at least 24 hours before the event.

Some Helpful hints about Club Express, our new Members-only website

A few helpful reminders about the ClubExpress Members-Only Website
 
Website Address: The address of the member-only website is   mvcc.clubexpress.com . There is a link to the member-only website in the upper right corner of  www.mvccvt.com . For easy access, you may wish to add the website to your Favorites.
 
All adult members have logins:  Over the winter, only members for whom we have email addresses were notified of their logins.  However, logins were created for all adult members.  If you or your spouse haven’t provided MVCC an email address, the pro-shop has a list of the logins and temporary passwords for adult members without email addresses. If you have forgotten your username/password, click on the link on the Login screen and the information will be emailed to you.
 
Check the “Remember Me” box on the login screen so you don’t have to login each time. The more features we roll out, the more you will appreciate not having to login each time! On a desktop/laptop, if you see your name in the upper right corner you know you are logged in (even if the login screen is visible), just proceed with what you want to do. On a mobile device, you will go directly to the home page.
 
Desktop or Mobile Device:  The website dynamically adjusts for use on a mobile device such as a mobile phone or tablet.  Once you login on a mobile device, there are navigation icons at the bottom of the page.  The “Desktop” icon allows you to switch to “Desktop View” which may be easier on a tablet. Try out your different devices and see which works best for you.
  • Menu: On a desktop or laptop, the menu runs across the top of the screen. On a mobile device, click the “Menu” icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • To view your Profile information: On a laptop or desktop, hover over your name in the upper right hand corner of the page and select “Profile” from the menu that appears. On a mobile device, click the “Your Info” icon at the bottom of the screen.  Help us keep our records up to date by reviewing your profile information and updating as necessary. 
If you wish to change the designation of which adult is the Primary member on your account, please contact me at [email protected].  For memberships with more than one individual, one adult has has been designated as the primary member.  Only the primary member’s login is used for generating your dues renewal invoice and managing your membership. The spouse/partner is designated a secondary member (linked to the primary member) and has her/his own login identity, can sign up for events, can edit his/her profile. Children are designated as tertiary members linked to the primary member and do not have their own logins; their profiles are accessed thru the primary’s profile (“Additional Members on your Account”). 

New in our MVCC Members-Only Website

New in the MVCC Members-Only Website
 
With the peak summer season beginning, we are rolling out new features in our members-only website. We are starting with a few events to get experience with these features before expanding more broadly. You will find reminders on how to use the Members-Only Website later in this email. Please contact Janet Showers at [email protected]  or 533-7437 if you have questions.
Online Sign-Up for Events:  Sign-up anywhere anytime. We are introducing online sign-up for 4 weekly events: Kid’s Night, Sunday Round Robin, Tennis Ladies’ Day and Tennis Men’s Day. You can sign up anyone on your membership and non-member guests.  You can also view who has signed up. Once you login, click on the “Event Calendar” in the website menu.  In the calendar, click on the specific event, then click “Sign-up Now” and follow the instructions.  (On a mobile device the calendar appears in “list view”. On a desktop or laptop, the default is “calendar view”, but you can switch to list view if you prefer.) Please note:
  •   For those who are internet challenged during the summer, you can still sign up at the pro-shop. We will enter your name online.
  •   We are not yet accepting payment online, non-member fees will still be collected at the pro-shop or event.
  •   Each event has a contact (event coordinator), whom you can contact about the event. Contact me about website issues.
Online sign up will improve pro-shop staff productivity and help the event organizers.
 
Online Sign-Up to Volunteer: We are introducing online sign-up for volunteer opportunities. We need parent hosts for Kid’s NightClick the “Volunteering” link in the website menu or click the “Volunteer” button on any of the Kid’s Night event sign-up pages. There, you will find a description of what a parent host does and which nights still need hosts, and you can sign-up.
 
 
Please Upload Your Photo: Adding your photo to your profile contributes to a welcoming and friendly environment at MVCC. It helps members and staff to put a face to a name. Please upload your photograph to your profile. Head shots are best. This can be done via the “Standard Member Directory” link in the “Personal Information” section of your profile. The instructions are there. It is easy to upload a photo stored on your device.
 
Email a Member from the Member Directory: The members-only website contains an online member directory. If a member has provided an email address you can email that member by clicking on their email address. Click on the member’s name or photo to find more information on the member. 

Pizza and Trivia Night on July 20

2019 MVCC Cocktail Throwdown and BBQ was a Winner!

This years Throwdown at Mountain View on July 5th was the best ever.   The weather was fantastic as more than 90 members and guests came out to taste our 5 entries for the “cocktail of the night”, eat barbecue from Smokey D’s BBQ truck, play bocce and just sit on the porch as chat on an absolutely beautiful Greensboro Summer evening.   Our Throwdown winners for 2019 were Patty, Mike and David Kreider – but the votes were close.  Thanks very much to the the Kreiders, Sherilyn Peterson and Dan Coyle, Frank Baker and Lyn Norris-Baker, Julie and Steve Parker, and the Ely family for their contributions to a successful evening!   Cupcakes rounded out the evening following outstanding barbecue sandwiches provided from Smokey D’s vintage Ford truck set up in front of the kids house next to Court 1. 

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”2″ display=”basic_thumbnail”]

Open Doubles Tournament was a BIG HIT!