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    It is no secret that hiring, training, purchasing and maintaining a club’s operations is a daily challenge. Completing day to day tasks, giving the highest quality customer service and making purchases all while trying to stay under budget is the balancing act most clubs tend to face year in and year out. Knowing how to utilize your VGM Club membership can make everyone’s lives easier in all areas of your club. Make strides to maximize savings in 2019. Invoice analysis At

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    Written by Andrew Huff: “What does your facility do differently to be unique and stand out as a destination to work?” Keep this question in your mind as you scroll through this piece. At the bottom you will find a word cloud built out of your answers. To participate in this live brainstorming session with the VGM Club community, click here. Lost in our piece “What is the Modern Country Club? An Investigation.” is the second component of a

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  • Categories: Agronomy, Clubhouse, Pro Shop, VGM Club

    Happy Holidays from your friends at VGM Club. As we come to the end of 2018, we want to look back and appreciate all of the success we have accomplished together, and hope to continue for years to come. At the start of the 2018 year, VGM Club continued adding more clubs to the VGM community, ending the year with 366 new member accounts. With the help of these new members, the VGM Club community projects $20 million in savings and rebates for our members this year. Thanks again

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  • Categories: Agronomy, VGM Club

    This past week VGM Club was able to gather VGM Club members, speakers and partners together for a full day of GCSAA certified education and demonstration. “It was exciting to bring together experts from different disciplines to provide the audience with a high level of education. It was our goal to bundle several educational credits for superintendents and bring it to them. With the support of the GCSAA we made that happen.” – Cam Schultz, Session leader and VP of Marketing. On

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    Our Agronomy Advisory Board Mailbag: Quarter Three edition is brought to you by the VGM Club Fertilizer & Chemical Program. This quarter we switched up the process a bit. Instead of fielding the questions from our membership , we asked our board a question to help us with our GCSAA seminar titled “The Four Turf Languages”. We wanted to focus on communication. How do you communicate to your membership and board/owners, and what mediums do you use to do so? For our seminar,

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    Our Agronomy Advisory Board Mailbag: Quarter Three edition is brought to you by Nufarm. We are approaching the most important purchasing season of the year for Superintendents. Some of our members are almost hot off the heels of another grueling summer. Superintendents like Rick Tegtmeier and his team busted their butts all summer to overcome challenges, and now they have to quickly recalibrate for next season. Simply put, its a tough turnaround. It has been a very difficult growing

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    “As an Equipment Manager, our job is to supply the Superintendent with the properly working equipment to help achieve the best turf conditions possible. That all starts with the relationship between the Super and the EM... We have an understanding, I can make his job easier and he can make mine easier as well.” – Ben Beard, Equipment Manager at Walnut Creek Country Club in the latest MiGCSA Magazine. VGM Club has focused a lot on mechanics lately. We have been gathering information

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    In the battle to maintain spotless turf, one of the biggest enemies is dollar spot. Fast and relentless, dollar spot can strike overnight damaging the quality and appearance of your greens and fairways. Enhance your existing dollar spot management program with Pinpoint® Fungicide, exclusively from Nufarm.  How can you manage dollar spot without severely hampering your budget? This is the million dollar question isn’t it? In order to help combat this challenge, VGM Club

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

    Written by: Cam Schultz, VP of Marketing April 25, 2018 marked the eleventh annual National Golf Day (NGD), a coalition created by several industry associations & led by the GCSAA and World Golf Foundation (more details can be found at www.wearegolf.org). This year’s event was the first time VGM Club has participated. We were not alone as first time attendees either. The number of participants has grown from 40 attendees back at the inaugural event to nearly 200 industry professionals

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  • Categories: Agronomy, Pro Shop

    Written by: Pete Kinney, VGM Club’s Director of Business Development, Pro Shop As I enter my 23rd year, as a PGA Professional, I am very fortunate to have the role of developing and overseeing the pro shop category for VGM Club. Over the past 16 months, we have added several outstanding suppliers to our portfolio and I am always in search of new partners that can grow your pro shop revenue. I also enjoy interacting with our members. In that spirit, I would like to extend a personal, open-ended

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