The Mountain Times

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Golf briefs from Green Mountain National

It was a great opening weekend at Green Mountain National. Many old friends and new face came to enjoy the course, which is already in mid-season condition and thanks to the hard work of Peter Bissell and the GMNGC grounds crew things will only keep getting better.

Green Mountain National is very sad to announce that our Clubhouse Manager Roger Stevens will not be returning this upcoming season. Stevens has decided to retire and spend the summer riding his bike all over Vermont and travelling to Europe with his family. Stevens's smile, hard work and dedication to GMNGC will be missed. Stevens and his family will continue to operate both the Pitt-Stop Convenience Store and the Swiss Farm Inn in Pittsfield.

Our Saturday Morning Golf Clinics with Alan will begin as soon as the weather allows and each week he'll cover a different topic to help sharpen your game. Saturday clinics are held at the driving range starting at 10:30 a.m. and all ability levels are welcome to attend. The cost is $20 per player and clubs are available for beginners if needed.

Thursday Night Twilight League starts up on May 17. This is GMNGC's most popular weekly event. As always, everyone is welcome to play and beginners are encouraged to join in on the fun. Every Thursday evening the league plays a 5-person, "blind-draw" scramble, followed by dinner in the clubhouse with fantastic prizes donated by local businesses. The cost is $25 for non-members / $15 for members and that includes everything you'll need. Sign-up by calling Thursdays mornings and then meet at the clubhouse at 4:30 p.m.

The Killington / Pico Rotary will be holding the first major tournament of the season on Wednesday, May 30. All proceeds from this event benefit the Rutland Area Visiting Nurses and Hospice. Space is still available and you can sign-up your team by contacting Ken Lee at 802-342-3575.

As GMNGC heads into the season, they will keep you informed about events and activities here in the Mountain Times and on their new Facebook Fan Page. Their website calendar will also have all major tournaments and events, see www.gmngc.com or, for additional information, call 802-422-4653.

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