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    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: 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: Food and Beverage

    Torresella Wines brings Italian authenticity to VGM Club members. Torresella strives to inspire drinkers to live an Italian lifestyle, appreciating the little things in life, and understands the direct connection between social activities and authentic Venetian wines. How does Torresella achieve this? Authenticity: We use traditional techniques, combined with the best modern innovations, to produce our sustainably farmed wines. The result is an amazingly flavorful wine, with the true

    Tags: Authenticity, Torresella Wines

  • 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: Food and Beverage, VGM Club

    Angelina McLean, Head Bartender of Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club in Naples, Florida is the Club Grub Mixology winner, after submitting her drink, Mr. and Mrs. T Mango Tango! Her citrucy creation provided customers with a kick, or in tango terms – patada.  Here’s Angelina’s winning recipe! 1 ½ oz. Ciroc Mango-Flavored Vodka ½ oz. Fresh Lime Juice 2 oz. Mr & Mrs T Sweet and Sour Mix ½ oz. Rose’s Grenadine Jalapeno Slices Lemonade Preparing

    Tags: Club Grub, Mixology

  • 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

    Tags: National Golf Day

  • Categories: Food and Beverage, VGM Club

    From March 4-6, 350 of the best chefs in the United States will be in Seattle, Washington. Kitchens across our membership will be without their executive chef, sous chef, or pastry chef while they attend the 10th annual Chef to Chef Conference. This is a new venture for VGM Club…well almost. Eight years ago, VGM Club attended this show. Back then, there were only 60 attendees. We are elated to be back as one of only 11 sponsors for this prestigious event. Over the course of three

    Tags: Chef to Chef, Club Cents, Podcast

  • 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