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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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    This mailbag column goes only so far as your questions can take it. To ask a question for quarter three, where the Agronomy Advisory Board will answer timely questions about budgeting for the new year, early order programs and more, click here. Maybe we should start with what a mailbag column is. Simply put, a mailbag column is where the readers send the questions, and generally speaking, an expert answers, and our Agronomy Advisory Board, is just that. A panel of experts. What we hope

    Tags: Agronomy Advisory Board, Andy Jorgensen, Fertilizer and Chemical, Mailbag, Overseeding, Rick Tegtmeier, Shaun Donahue

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    Before we begin a relationship with a supplier partner, we determine how they fit within our own philosophy. Without question, John Deere Golf’s commitment to quality products and services parallels ours. This has led to a partnership that extends beyond just benefits on purchasing John Deere Golf equipment.  Once we dig deeper to specific dealers, you find the commitment to service throughout the entire ownership process. Not only are you getting the performance of John Deere

    Tags: Finch Services, John Deere Golf

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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

  • Categories: Agronomy, VGM Club

    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