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    Offering a diverse selection of drinks can enhance your club’s traffic in the clubhouse and differentiate your facility from its competitors, but learning about these trends can be time consuming. In order to curb the amount of time you spend researching, we have done the work for you! Through the use of data publications and marketing research, we have compiled a report covering today’s beverage trends. Click on the link below to find the latest in beverage data.  After

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    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

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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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    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

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

    Finding ways to cut costs and save money on capital expenditures can be stressful and overwhelming. Pricing can be intimidating and tough decisions must be made. To help you, we have developed a strong list of suppliers that can meet your needs while keeping costs at a reasonable level. Life Fitness Life Fitness delivers fitness products that will stand up to your facility’s greatest challenges and stay in good working order for your guests. VGM Club members receive special pricing on

    Tags: Capex, Club Car, Equipment, John Deere, Life Fitness, VGM Finance

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

    Every club manager aims to find the best ways to cut costs and lower expenses, while still trying to meet the demands of their members. Cutting monthly expenses is a must if clubs want to operate efficiently, and together with the partners we have outlined below, we have done just that. United States Consulting Group The US Consulting Group is a national waste and recycling management company offering substantial cost savings to clients at no capital expense. Their services are provided on

    Tags: Airgas, Directv, Monthly Payments, SIB, USCG, Worldpay

  • Categories: Clubhouse, Food and Beverage

    Recently, VGM Club had a chance to visit with Bill Griffon, General Manager at Forest Highlands in Flagstaff, AZ. The podcast focused on the renovations that took place at Forest Highland’s Canyon and Meadows clubhouses. Forest Highlands is nestled 7,000 feet above sea level and surrounded by the world’s largest stand of Ponderosa Pines. Naturally, they wanted to take advantage of this scenery. “Our members were coming out of the valley and heading up here to escape

    Tags: Bill Griffon, Club Cents, Podcast, Renovations

  • Categories: Agronomy, Clubhouse, Food and Beverage

    VGM Club is proud to begin partnering with Airgas, an Air Liquide company, the nation’s leading single-source supplier of gases, welding equipment and more. But you may be asking, “How does Airgas specifically fit into the club industry and benefit my operation?” Great question! To dig deeper, we interviewed Joe Keller, Craft Applications Specialist at Airgas, to learn about the products they have to offer and to discover their niche in the club industry: How does Airgas fit

    Tags: Agronomy, Airgas, Clubhouse, Food & Beverage, Gas, Welding

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    In America, we love our coffee and make it a priority in our daily lives. According to e-importz.com, in 2016 more than 50 percent of Americans 18+ drank coffee every single day, which is nearly 150 million people. Additionally, the average person in the United States consumes 1.6 cups of coffee PER DAY. Chances are your members like coffee, and drink it often, but how can your club serve high quality coffee at the clubhouse? Look no further than our friends at Royal Cup Coffee and Farmer Brothers! Royal

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