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    Written by Mike Woltz, Director of Business Development – Agronomy During the leadup to the Golf Industry Show this past month, we interviewed a few of our members speaking at the event. As the Director of Business Development – Agronomy, I was interested in the entire piece, but one particular question we asked every single interviewee was, “How do you plan to grow as a manager in 2018?” As I read the responses, it got me thinking about how our jobs parallel in one

    Tags: Agronomic Budget, Agronomy, Mike Woltz, vgm fertilizer and chemical

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    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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    Summer is winding down, schools are starting, and superintendents are starting to prepare for the fall season. Although course traffic is beginning to slow down, superintendents invariably stay busy. On average, maintenance departments plan for over half their budget in the next three months. This is a critical purchasing period for superintendents nationwide. VGM Club understands how important this season is for your success – it also reminds us to educate members on all the solutions our

    Tags: Agronomy, Nufarm, PondHawk, Standard Golf, Stens Corp., SubAir, Turfbreeze, vgm fertilizer and chemical

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    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

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    VGM Club is proud to partner with John Deere Golf, a co-host of the Green Start Academy since 2006. This leadership and development program will take place at the Bayer and John Deere facilities in North Carolina on October 25-27. "Since 2005, Green Start Academy has been renowned for helping assistant superintendents build a strong foundation for their careers," said Ren Wilkes, marketing manager for John Deere Golf. "For the industry to be successful, we need to cultivate the

    Tags: Agronomy, Assistant Superintendents, Green Start Academy, John Deere Golf

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    Van Wall Turf Equipment hosted its first product demonstration day in the state of Iowa. The demo day featured an assortment of John Deere turf equipment and was hosted at the Iowa State University's Horticulture Research Station. "This is our first equipment demo in Iowa," said Jon Francis, Golf and Turf sales manager for Van Wall Turf Equipment. "We wanted to show as many people in the golf industry as many products as we could in one setting and take advantage of the current rise in enthusiasm

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    Ohio Turfgrass Foundation (OTF) Conference & Show in partnership with VGM Club, JW Turf, Reynolds Golf & Turf and Shearer Golf Equipment are looking for assistant superintendents to send to the OTF Conference & Show. This year is the OTF Conference & Show's 50th Anniversary. For the last 50 years, the OTF has been continuing the education of its members through their annual conference held each December. Through the education seminars and workshops at this event, the OTF has provided countless

    Tags: Agronomy, Assistant Superintendent, OTF, OTF Assistant Scholarship

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    June is safety month, and Gempler's is here to remind your maintenance workers when to wear protective clothing, how to care for it, and how to clean and safely dispose of your gear. Your safety doesn't end with wearing the protective clothing, the steps after your employees finish their daily activities is of vital importance to the entire crew and their family's safety! Take a moment to re-familiarize yourself and your crew with proper protective clothing care habits. From Gempler's

    Tags: Agronomy, Protective Clothing

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    Currently, just under 1,000 VGM Club members are using our chemical and fertilizer programs. Among those members, $1 million in annual product credit rebates will be divvied out for 2015 purchasing through our fertilizer and chemical programs – that's a seven percent increase from 2014! At VGM Club, we sense this growth is a result of the value and support these programs offer our members. If you read our State of the Industry piece, you may recognize this quote - "VGM Club members

    Tags: Agronomy, chemical and fertilizer programs, rebates