The Quechee Club Welcomes Brian Kelley & Jim Largess
As Quechee Club Marks 50th Year- New Leadership Takes Over
By Dave Daubert
The Quechee Club, one of New England's premier four-season lifestyle communities and private member clubs, recently named Brian P. Kelley, PGA, CCM, as General Manager and Chief Operating Officer. Kelley has more than 20 years of club management experience, most recently as general manager at Manchester Country Club(MCC) in Bedford, N.H.
Kelley held varying club management positions, including PGA golf professional roles, for Troon, the world's largest golf management company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. During his most recent tenure at Troon managed MCC, Kelley received the company's General Manager of the Year Award, recognizing his optimistic vision and steadfast leadership. While Brian was at the helm, MCC received the sought-after distinction of Boardroom Magazine's 'Distinguished Club', reported across-the-board increases in member satisfaction scores, and received its reputation as a noteworthy host for championship-caliber golf events. His past club experience also includes notable clubs in Florida and Connecticut.
"I am honored to be here and be a part of this beautiful place called The Quechee Club," said Kelley. "The membership has been so welcoming, and we've enjoyed an amazing summer and fall here in Vermont, despite the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic. Through it all the staff at Quechee hasn't skipped a beat; their flexibility and creativity have been commendable."
Following Kelley's arrival this year, Jim Largess, former vice-president of food & beverage at Sunday River Resort in Maine, was selected for the role of clubhouse manager at Quechee. The pair who have a proven track record of operational excellence will serve the more than 1400 residents of the Quechee Lakes Landowners Association, the governing body that maintains the land and amenities of the 6,000 acre Upper Valley development.
"Our Quechee community deserves the very best, and I sincerely believe that with our talented team, and Jim Largess now on board, Quechee has the best to offer everyone," continued Kelley. "We are focusing on ensuring that everyone who experiences
Quechee enjoys a remarkable time, today and for years to come. The future looks bright here in Hartford."
With an extensive background in food and beverage operations, Jim will oversee Quechee's multiple dining outlets, event facilities and extensive kitchen operations. "My goal is to bring a focus to exceeding expectations across the board," said Largess. "When it comes to dining at Quechee, we want to leave a lasting impression and deliver an experience that's as enjoyable and memorable as the Quechee sunsets."
Set against Vermont's Green Mountains, The Quechee Club is a four-season lifestyle community, offering access to a spectrum of recreational activities throughout the year. The destination is known for its quiet countryside setting and environmental landscape. Member residents, their families and guests enjoy access to 36 holes of championship golf, racquet sports, indoor and outdoor aquatics, fitness facilities, hiking, kayaking, as well as family programming and events. In addition, the club's restaurants, Davidson's and Dewey Deck, offer year-round dining; and indoor and outdoor facilities are available for weddings and events. In the wintertime, Ski-Quechee is widely recognized as a family and beginner-friendly ski area with a lift operation, groomed downhill and cross-country trails, and a renowned ski school and competitive ski team, all open to the local community.
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About: Dave Daubert
David has been writing about golf since the turn of the century. He was Managing Editor at a regional golf magazine for 11 years, published in Canada, the IAGTO and a Staff Writer for The Georgia Golf Trail. His insightful perspective brings golf to life.