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  • 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: Clubhouse, Pro Shop, VGM Club

    Spring has (finally) sprung and with it so has preparation for outdoor seating areas at country clubs across the northern two-thirds of the United States. Pulling patio seating from storage and wiping down outdoor tables are a common occurrence right now. It’s a time-honored tradition and a rite of passage of sorts especially for new staff members. ”But how do I start this power washer?” asks Tim the new kid. That might be Timmy’s question, but as a manager you may be

    Tags: Clubhouse, Furniture, look book, power sprayer

  • Categories: Clubhouse, Food and Beverage

    The 2019 Chef To Chef Conference is in New Orleans, LA. From March 10th to the 12th some of the best chefs in the country will come together and attend this insightful conference that highlights the importance of the food & beverage industry. VGM Club is happy to return to the conference this year and be 1 of 13 sponsors at this esteemed event.  At the beginning of this year, we had the opportunity to host Chef Kevin Walker on our Club Grub podcast. Chef Kevin is one of many great

    Tags: Chef, Chef to Chef, Club Chef, vgm club

  • 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: Clubhouse

    Sporting events consume the lives of millions throughout the year. This includes football, baseball, basketball, soccer and of course, golf. Not only do consumers want to watch these sporting events, but they want a gameday location that brings them back week after week. Providing a quality gameday experience includes a long list of wants and needs that could make your clubs experience preffered over the next. VGM Club wants to make sure you have the basics. This allows you

    Tags: Directv, Events, march madness, Sports

  • 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

    Tags: club, club savings, maximize, savings

  • 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

    Tags: happy, holidays

  • Categories: Clubhouse, Food and Beverage, VGM Club

    Written by Andrew Huff: Almost 40 years ago, the New York Times published “Country Clubs Sell a New Image.” Below is an excerpt from the piece, Harrison Dorothy Fine, who has been with the Westchester Country Club for 38 years, was standing outside the main entrance one Saturday night recently when a motorcycle pulled up. The passenger, a young woman dressed in jeans, was a club member. “Anything wrong?” she asked Miss Fine. “I said I remembered

    Tags: Modern Country Club

  • Categories: Clubhouse, Food and Beverage

    We knew we could create a casual environment for our active members, so they would not have to change to enter. We want to offer every amenity under our roof. – Millie Harper on the addition of The Bunker, a coffee shop located on the North Ridge campus. We spent some time talking with Assistant General Manager, Millie Harper from North Ridge Country Club, about the club’s efforts to adapt, evolve and create new avenues for revenue through the addition of The Bunker Cafe,

    Tags: Coffee, Coffee Shop, New Avenues For Revenue, The Bunker