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    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: 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, 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: Golf, Pro Shop

    Across the golf world, club operators are finding ways to diversify their offerings. Junior golf programs must take the same approach. PGA Professionals are no different than any other person at the course. You are busy! Juniors take a much more hands on approach, and simply relying on the same junior golf program that has continued to reap similar rewards is enticing. Why change? Just like any other industry, it is imperative to evolve, and offering a diversified junior golf program is a step towards

    Tags: PGA, young golfers

  • 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: Agronomy, Pro Shop

    Written by: Pete Kinney, VGM Club’s Director of Business Development, Pro Shop As I enter my 23rd year, as a PGA Professional, I am very fortunate to have the role of developing and overseeing the pro shop category for VGM Club. Over the past 16 months, we have added several outstanding suppliers to our portfolio and I am always in search of new partners that can grow your pro shop revenue. I also enjoy interacting with our members. In that spirit, I would like to extend a personal, open-ended

    Tags: Grow Your Pro Shop Revenue

  • 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

  • Categories: Pro Shop

    Media Contact: Cam Schultz, Vice President of Marketing, VGM Club  Email: [email protected] Phone: 319-274-4503 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  VGM Club partners with EZLinks Waterloo, Iowa – April 11, 2018 – VGM Club has announced a new partnership with EZLinks Golf, a PGA TOUR Affiliated Company. The partnership will expand VGM Club’s offerings and introduce its 3,500 members to EZLinks’ suite of technologies for golf course and private club managers.    “We’re

    Tags: EZ Links, EZ Links Golf, EZLinks Golf, Tee Sheet