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    Written by Mike Woltz, Director of Business Development – Agronomy In the article, “Fine-Tune Your Agronomic Budget” we published last month, I pointed out that, “Just like your greens committee, VGM Club is not always an expert. We count on your feedback and the expertise of our partners to build a program that works for you. We will always work to better that portfolio with existing and/or new partners. That will never change.” Part of that quote was a teaser

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    Written by Mike Woltz, Director of Business Development – Agronomy During the leadup to the Golf Industry Show this past month, we interviewed a few of our members speaking at the event. As the Director of Business Development – Agronomy, I was interested in the entire piece, but one particular question we asked every single interviewee was, “How do you plan to grow as a manager in 2018?” As I read the responses, it got me thinking about how our jobs parallel in one

    Tags: Agronomic Budget, Agronomy, Mike Woltz, vgm fertilizer and chemical

  • Categories: Agronomy, Clubhouse, Food and Beverage, Pro Shop, VGM Club

    Come Together for Savings, Come Together for Solutions, Come Together with VGM Club. PGA Merchandise Show During this year’s PGA Merchandise Show, we decided to change things up a bit. We did not have a booth for the first time in 22 years! This was not a referendum on the show itself – it was merely a chance to allocate our resources towards something different. Before the show, and during our time walking the trade show floor, we invited pro shop contacts to our party

    Tags: 2018 National Show Recap, PGA Merchandise Show, PGA Show

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    The VGM Club Village is the place for club industry professionals to come together and see what is new with VGM Club & learn more about our partners exhibiting at the Golf Industry Show. Last year we introduced the VGM Club Village to the Golf Industry Show with a ton of success. This year we hope to build on that success with great partners, a state of the art virtual reality game; and of course, more giveaways! Showing at the booth with us will be Cintas, Stens, Gempler’s, Best

    Tags: 2018 GIS, GIS, Golf Industry Show

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    In a VGM Club survey sent out in December 2017, 53% of the respondents had new equipment listed in their budget for 2018. What does this tell us? Our commitment to working hand in hand with John Deere Golf must continue to grow. This goes beyond offering value when superintendents purchase equipment. John Deere Golf helps young industry professionals a launching pad to begin their career at the Green Start Academy. “The Green Start Academy helps assistant superintendents build

    Tags: Green Start, John Deere Golf, OTF

  • Categories: Agronomy, VGM Club

    From the desk of James Hockman, Regional Sales Manager at VGM Club: Another year, another successful trip to the Carolinas for the annual Carolinas GCSA Conference and Show. VGM Club reps Courtney Donohue, Mike Woltz, and I were all present to spend time with partners and members that fill in our community around the Carolinas. After some time to reflect, I wanted to extend our sincerest gratitude to the Carolinas GCSA. Before I do, I want to thank all the folks who

    Tags: Carolinas GCSA, GCSAA, James Hockman, Regional Shows

  • Categories: Agronomy, Clubhouse, Food and Beverage, Pro Shop

    Finding ways to cut costs and save money on capital expenditures can be stressful and overwhelming. Pricing can be intimidating and tough decisions must be made. To help you, we have developed a strong list of suppliers that can meet your needs while keeping costs at a reasonable level. Life Fitness Life Fitness delivers fitness products that will stand up to your facility’s greatest challenges and stay in good working order for your guests. VGM Club members receive special pricing on

    Tags: Capex, Club Car, Equipment, John Deere, Life Fitness, VGM Finance

  • Categories: Agronomy, Clubhouse, Food and Beverage, Pro Shop

    Every club manager aims to find the best ways to cut costs and lower expenses, while still trying to meet the demands of their members. Cutting monthly expenses is a must if clubs want to operate efficiently, and together with the partners we have outlined below, we have done just that. United States Consulting Group The US Consulting Group is a national waste and recycling management company offering substantial cost savings to clients at no capital expense. Their services are provided on

    Tags: Airgas, Directv, Monthly Payments, SIB, USCG, Worldpay

  • Categories: Agronomy, Clubhouse, Food and Beverage

    VGM Club is proud to begin partnering with Airgas, an Air Liquide company, the nation’s leading single-source supplier of gases, welding equipment and more. But you may be asking, “How does Airgas specifically fit into the club industry and benefit my operation?” Great question! To dig deeper, we interviewed Joe Keller, Craft Applications Specialist at Airgas, to learn about the products they have to offer and to discover their niche in the club industry: How does Airgas fit

    Tags: Agronomy, Airgas, Clubhouse, Food & Beverage, Gas, Welding

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    Summer is winding down, schools are starting, and superintendents are starting to prepare for the fall season. Although course traffic is beginning to slow down, superintendents invariably stay busy. On average, maintenance departments plan for over half their budget in the next three months. This is a critical purchasing period for superintendents nationwide. VGM Club understands how important this season is for your success – it also reminds us to educate members on all the solutions our

    Tags: Agronomy, Nufarm, PondHawk, Standard Golf, Stens Corp., SubAir, Turfbreeze, vgm fertilizer and chemical