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Archive - July 2017

  • Categories: Agronomy

    Whether on the course, at the pool, or in the clubhouse, late summer is a busy time of the year for most clubs. However, warm weather can also bring heavy rain and even flooding to your property. Most courses have to do deal with heavy rain at some point – depending on the area of the United States your club is located, this heavy rain may be months down the road or right at your club’s doorstep. Sunbelt Rentals can help you stay ahead of, or catch up to, ever changing weather

    Tags: Fall Prep, Sunbelt Rentals

  • Categories: Food and Beverage

    Spark Your Creativity with Sysco Foodie Sysco Foodie is an online magazine jam packed with food and beverage ideas to help your kitchen become more innovative, creative and cost friendly. Not only do they give your club ideas, they provide the necessary products to make your idea happen. Sysco is the world’s largest foodservice distributor covering 40 different countries. “With over 200 professionally trained corporate chefs developed locally, our

    Tags: Sysco, VGM Food & Beverage Program

  • Categories: Clubhouse, VGM Club

    Getting fit is no craze in the United States. Fitness is a full-blown American lifestyle. According to statista.com, the number of fitness and health centers in the U.S. increased nearly 21 percent from 30,022 in 2008 to 36,180 in 2015. Those figures are not lost on the club industry. Many clubs feature on-premises fitness centers as not only a way for their members, guests, and employees to trim off a few pounds, but also as a key element as they evolve into a one-stop fitness shop. While

    Tags: Affinity Underwriters, Fitness, Fitness Center, insurance

  • Categories: Food and Beverage, VGM Club

    The VGM Club Food & Beverage Program gives your club access to specially priced items from well-known, industry leading national brands. VGM Club’s New SKU 4 U exists to help clubs find opportunities for deeper savings, larger rebates and better products across their food & beverage operation. Benefits also include: Lower pricing from allied distributors. Quarterly cash back checks. Over 450 brands from more than 70 manufacturers. Check back for updates! In the Kitchen: Pasta

    Tags: Food & Beverage, New SKU 4 U

  • Categories: VGM Club

    Written by: Cam Schultz This past weekend marked the 7th year of The Zach Johnson Foundation Classic. It is a celebrity pro-am put on by Iowa’s own Zach Johnson for his non-profit organization—The Zach Johnson Foundation. VGM Club has participated in this event since 2013. The Zach Johnson Foundation is one of many charities & associations we financially support within the golf industry, but this foundation has led us to reach a little deeper into our pockets each year. Why? It

    Tags: Charity, Foundation, Sysco, TCF Bank, Zach Johnson

  • Categories: Agronomy

    Water on the course can sometimes be a hazard for your golfers, but don’t let your course’s pond be a hazard for your greenskeeper or pond manager. “We have an increase in algae growth in our ponds during the summer months." Says Shaun Donahue, Head Superintendent at Tidewater Golf Club in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. "That, coupled with the cost of running power to the pond locations and the image of pond management companies spraying algaecides in the ponds required us to

    Tags: Agronomy, Pond Solutions, PondHawk

  • Categories: Agronomy, VGM Club

    Waterloo, Iowa – June 23, 2017 – VGM Club and Nufarm Americas, Inc. have teamed up to offer turf management products to superintendents nationwide. “We’re excited to team up with Nufarm offering rebates on proven plant protection products to our members,” said Mike Woltz, VGM Club’s director of business development – agronomy. “As we continue to expand our solutions to help club superintendents save money and streamline operations, providing

    Tags: Agronomy, Nufarm, Turf Management

  • Categories: Clubhouse, Food and Beverage, VGM Club

    Many VGM Club members have discovered the wide variety of beverage solutions using the Food & Beverage Program. Another company that we would like to spotlight is Jackson Family Wines. Without a doubt, wine is a big part of what consumers expect out of a club. According to Club and Resort Business and the Wine Market Council: 75% of women participating in your club’s ladies day will request wine. Millennials drank more wine than any other generation by consuming 159.6 million cases

    Tags: Beverage, Jackson Family Wines