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    “I get the ‘Club’ part but what does ‘VGM’ stand for?” We get that question quite often. Our team quickly answers by sharing a story or two about our co-founder, Van G. Miller, and why the company bares his initials as our namesake. The “VGM” acronym can take on other translations. When thinking about our agronomy programs for the sake of this blog, I in particular can think of our moniker standing for this… Value Growth Maintenance Value

  • Categories: Agronomy, Clubhouse, Food and Beverage, Golf

    “We can’t wait to get On the Road Again” by Cam Schultz   April 29, 2019 marks the 86th birthday of country music legend and my all-time favorite songwriter Willie Nelson. Shotgun Willie’s way with words have always marveled me. So much so I often listen to his music when looking for literary inspiration. That’s where I found myself a couple days ago. Listening to Sirius XM channel 59 when VGM Club’s very own red-headed stranger, Mike Woltz, walked

  • Categories: Agronomy, Clubhouse, Pro Shop

    Written by Cam Schultz: The driving rain and unseasonably cool wind slapped Tony Beuter and I with a harsh welcome as we stood waiting for an Uber at the San Diego International Airport. We had left frigid Iowa just hours before with a preconceived notion that warm and sunny southern California would cure our Vitamin D deficiencies. Instead monsoon rains and temps in the forties just steps from the beach. What is happening here? Before we could settle into the car, Kevin the Uber driver hit

    Tags: GIS, Golf Industry Show, San Diego, vgm club

  • Categories: Agronomy, Food and Beverage

    2019 show season is upon us, and VGM Club will be attending multiple shows across the country! Take a look at the upcoming shows we will be attending and be sure to stop by and say hello. We would love to discuss ways to fully utilize your membership! Golf Industry Show – San Diego, CA – February 2 – 7 The GIS in San Diego, CA is going on now! We cannot be more excited to take part in such an impactful week for the club industry.  This year we are will be located

    Tags: 2019 show season, Chef to Chef, CMAA, GIS

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

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

    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

    Tags: Hiring, Hiring, Managing and Retaining Great Staff, Managing, Retaining, Staff

  • 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

    Tags: Education, GCSAA certified education, Turfgrass Education

  • Categories: Agronomy

    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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  • Categories: Agronomy, VGM Club

    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

    Tags: Agronomy Advisory Board Mailbag, Agronomy Mailbag, EOP