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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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  • 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: 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

  • Categories: Clubhouse, VGM Club

    From the GOLF article, The 8 Rules of Business Golf: “Golf isn't merely a leisure sport. It's the martini lunch of the modern workforce, the buoyant venue where business gets done.” Golf is a staple of the modern business world. In today’s world, business is everywhere. Many country clubs are dealing with members who are focused on their business, keeping up with technology trends and a demanding family schedule. By providing a professional conference room replicating

    Tags: Best Buy, Business, Clubhouse, Office, Staples, vgm club

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    From the Forbes article, Three Reasons Marketers Shouldn’t Overlook the Silver Generation: The silver generation consists of anyone born in 1964 or earlier, and “Nielsen has reported that this older generation controls more than 70% of all U.S. disposable income and may inherit about $15 trillion in the next 20 years. Plus, many Americans are still in prime earning years throughout their 50s.” Enough about Millennials already! Clubs still must seek and find ways to keep

    Tags: Clubhouse, Fitness, Lance Gill, Older Generation, Silver Generation

  • Categories: Clubhouse, VGM Club

    In this industry, having an adaptable event center with a long list of uses can go a long way for a clubs business. Having the means to host a wide range of events is what sets successful clubs apart. What does it take to win over this long range of consumers? How to separate yourself Being able to adapt a room to fit a certain amount of guests is one of the first demands that comes to mind for any occasion. If it is a small gathering, you don’t want to be in a large ballroom setting.

    Tags: Chairs, event center, Furniture Program, vgm club, VGM Furniture

  • 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: Clubhouse, Pro Shop

    Five Four Club, recently renamed Menlo Club, is a subscription based men’s clothing line based out of Los Angeles, California. Back in 2012, founders Dee Murthy and Andres Izquieta came to the conclusion their current business model was not working. They needed a change. Found in an interview they participated in with Menswear Industry Magazine; they came to their subscription based model because of three factors.  “This came from addressing three challenges we were facing in

    Tags: Bill Slade, Subscription clothing, Traditions Club