Posted on August 11th, 2016 by Emmalee Albers

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Episode 14: GIS Preview with Roger Stewart

TPC Twin Cities CGCS, Roger Stewart joins the show to preview his hit Golf Industry Show seminar, “Hire, Manage and Develop Your Team.” Roger also speaks about his start in the business, his efforts to be an environmental steward, and much more.

Join in, learn & relate with VGM Club and Club Cents. Follow along as we optimize your facility’s purchasing habits. Contact your VGM Club rep or log on to VGMClub.com for more information on the VGM Club Village at the Golf Industry Show.


Episode 13: Mark Stencel: Anything but Dismal

Mark Stencel, facilities manager and head superintendent of Dismal River Club joins our show to talk to us about his club’s unique circumstances. Dismal River Club is a hidden gem tucked miles away from any civilization in northwest Nebraska. Learn how he is able to overcome distance hurdles to provide golfers with a pristine product out in the sand dunes of middle America.

Join in, learn & relate with VGM Club and Club Cents. Follow along as we optimize your facility’s purchasing habits. Contact your VGM Club rep or log on to VGMClub.com for more information on the VGM Club Fertilizer and Chemical Program.


Episode 12: Chef Ed Brown on Sustainability

Tune in as we talk with Chef Ed Brown about sustainability and cross-utilization. Chef Brown gives your club the information it needs to practice these initiatives successfully, while still offering your patrons the food it craves all at a great price. Stretch your kitchen’s budget further by taking these ideas straight to your club today!

Join in, learn & relate with VGM Club and Club Cents. Follow along as we optimize your facility’s purchasing habits. Contact your VGM Club rep or log on to VGMClub.com for more information on the VGM Club Food & Beverage Program.

Chef Ed Brown is an author, a frequent guest on the NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s morning show, and the Food Network. He is also the VP Chef Innovator at Restaurant Associates.


Episode 11: Building a Wine List

Tune in as we talk to a few of Jackson Family Wines’ key executives in this week’s Club Cents episode. Together, we provide your club with key insights on how to build a great wine list. We also take you behind the Jackson Family Wines’ curtain to show you the work that goes into becoming the trusted brand it is today.

Join in, learn & relate with VGM Club and Club Cents. Follow along as we optimize your facility’s purchasing habits. Contact your VGM Club rep or log on to VGMClub.com for more information on Jackson Family Wines.


Episode 10: Membership Marketing Ideas

Cam Schultz is back in the driver’s seat this week as we talk current and new member marketing with Gabe Aluisy. The Private Club Radio host takes some time out of his busy interviewing schedule and sits on the other side of the mic for a change.

Tune in as the two tackle some of the best marketing techniques your club can implement for the rest of 2016 and beyond. Developing your membership is not a sprint, but it’s not exactly a marathon either. Tune in to learn more about how Gabe proposes the club industry change its current and new member marketing.

Join in, learn & relate with VGM Club and Club Cents. Follow along as we optimize your facility’s purchasing habits. Contact your VGM Club rep or log on to VGMClub.com for more information on Cintas and the VGM Club Food & Beverage Program.

Gabe Aluisy is the founder of Shake Creative, an award-winning brand and marketing agency based in Tampa, Florida. Shake Creative is focused on helping private clubs build revenue and connect with consumers. He is also the host of Private Club Radio – a podcast focused on the private club industry. Click here to get in contact with Gabe.


Episode 9: Golf Fitness: Part 4

In the final part of our four-part fitness series, Lance Gill and Nick Chertock talk the heavy lifting of golf fitness. They start with strength, transition to power, and finish their conversation with cardio. What doesn’t your patrons know about these three topics you could bring to their attention? It could be more than you think!

This series is brought to you by our presenting sponsor, LifeFitness. It is also provided by GolfMDs and GolfMDs radio. Check out Lance Gill and Nick Chertock’s own podcast at www.GolfMDs.com.

Join in, learn & relate with VGM Club and Club Cents. Follow along as we optimize your facility’s purchasing habits. Contact your VGM Club rep or log on to VGMClub.com for more information on LifeFitness.

Lance Gill is the Co-Director of the Titleist Performance Institute Fitness Advisory Board. Lance is also the President of LG Performance, and the co-host of Golf MDs Radio. Nick Chertock is the creator of GolfProgress.net and the co-host of Golf MDs Radio.


Episode 8: Golf Fitness: Part 3

Lance Gill and Nick Chertock dive into the specifics of balance & mobility. Two of the most important parts of the golf swing. Tune into this week’s episode to further your knowledge about golf fitness and turn that knowledge into a value-added amenity at your club!

This series is brought to you by our presenting sponsor, LifeFitness. It is also provided by GolfMDs and GolfMDs radio. Check out Lance Gill and Nick Chertock’s own podcast at www.GolfMDs.com.

Join in, learn & relate with VGM Club and Club Cents. Follow along as we optimize your facility’s purchasing habits. Contact your VGM Club rep or log on to VGMClub.com for more information on LifeFitness.

Lance Gill is the Co-Director of the Titleist Performance Institute Fitness Advisory Board. Lance is also the President of LG Performance, and the co-host of Golf MDs Radio. Nick Chertock is the creator of GolfProgress.net and the co-host of Golf MDs Radio.


Episode 7: Golf Fitness: Part 2

Lance Gill and Nick Chertock are back to continue the Club Cents podcast take over. In episode two they offer insight on how facilities already offering fitness instruction expand, how to better “sell” this amenity to their members, and how a club can diversify to cater to all ages found at a club.

Tune in to listen to the second episode of our fitness series. This series is brought to you by our presenting sponsor, LifeFitness. It is also provided by GolfMDs and GolfMDs radio. Check out Lance Gill and Nick Chertock’s own podcast at www.GolfMDs.com.

Join in, learn & relate with VGM Club and Club Cents. Follow along as we optimize your facility’s purchasing habits. Contact your VGM Club rep or log on to VGMClub.com for more information on LifeFitness.

Lance Gill is the Co-Director of the Titleist Performance Institute Fitness Advisory Board. Lance is also the President of LG Performance, and the co-host of Golf MDs Radio. Nick Chertock is the creator of GolfProgress.net and the co-host of Golf MDs Radio.


Episode 6: Golf Fitness: Part 1

Tune in to listen to our friends Lance Gill and Nick Chertock as they take over the podcast for the month of September. These two golf fitness gurus are here to dispel the myths about golf fitness, talk necessary components of a proper golf fitness facility, and so much more!

This is episode one of the series, and it is brought to you by our presenting sponsor, LifeFitness. It is also provided by GolfMDs and GolfMDs radio. Check out Lance Gill and Nick Chertock’s own podcast at www.GolfMDs.com.

Join in, learn & relate with VGM Club and Club Cents. Follow along as we optimize your facility’s purchasing habits. Contact your VGM Club rep or log on to VGMClub.com for more information on LifeFitness.

Lance Gill is the Co-Director of the Titleist Performance Institute Fitness Advisory Board. Lance is also the President of LG Performance, and the co-host of Golf MDs Radio. Nick Chertock is the creator of GolfProgress.net and a the co-host of Golf MDs Radio.


Episode 5: That’s Negotiable? You’re Kidding!

Club Cents digs through your fixed expenses and aims to educate just how many can be negotiable. Line items like property tax, waste and recycling, utilities, can all be revisited to receive the best possible pricing.

Tune in as Cam Schultz speaks with two experts; Johnny Davis of the United States Consulting Group and Tom Loutrel of SIB: Fixed Cost Reduction. Also, VGM Club’s very own Mike Sawyer makes his Club Cents debut and joins in on the action as well. Take a listen as the four of them give you an insider’s perspective on how your club can (and should!) scrutinize every expense.

Join in, learn & relate with VGM Club and Club Cents. Follow along as we optimize your facility’s purchasing habits. Contact your VGM Club rep or log on to VGMClub.com for more information on U.S. Consulting Group and SIB: Fixed Cost Reduction.


Episode 4: Hosting a Tour Stop

Club Cents brings listeners an exclusive look into the preparation necessary when hosting a successful tour stop. Listen in as Superintendent & Director of Grounds, Chris Tritabaugh of Hazeltine National (2016 Ryder Cup) and Chef Bob Burns of Austin Country Club (2016 WGC-Dell Match Play) share insights on hosting a tour stop from both the course and the kitchen!

Chris Tritabaugh speaks about the changes Hazeltine has undergone since the 2009 PGA Championship, the approach his crew is taking to prepare his course for the world stage, and much more.

Bob Burns highlights his approach to hosting the WGC-Dell Match Play from the culinary side. In it he explains the importance he placed on representing Austin Country Club well to the world, specifically through Austin’s famous & diverse food scene.

Tune in to learn what it takes to host a successful event from the perspective of two experts!

Join in, learn & relate with VGM Club and Club Cents. Follow along as we optimize your facility’s purchasing habits. Contact your VGM Club rep or log on to VGMClub.com for more information on Bridgestone, Sun Mountain & Best Buy.


Episode 3: Spring Cuisines

This episode covers the latest trends in spring cuisines. Guests include; Chef Stephanie Goldfarb from Produce Alliance, Chef Len King from McCormick Spices, and Executive Chef Justin Sing from the Quail Hollow Club. Together the three offer terrific insights into the world of spring cuisines.

  • What can club chefs do to balance old school traditions and new school trends?
  • How does Quail Hollow Club, the host of the 2016 Wells Fargo Classic, continue to evolve their menu?
  • What spices are being underutilized at meal time?

Take a chance at your facility and try something new, or re-imagine a classic. Your diners, especially younger ones, are looking for it!

Join in, learn & relate with VGM Club and Club Cents. Follow along as we optimize your facility’s purchasing habits. Contact your VGM Club rep or log on to VGMClub.com for more information on McCormick Spices, and Produce Alliance.


Episode 2: 2016 PGA Merchandise Show

Your host, Cam Schultz, interviews insiders from three of our vendor partners at the PGA Merchandise Show. Included in the show are interviews with John Oliver from Nexbelt, Kurt Weber from PepsiCo, along with Lance Gill and Jason Lindsey from LifeFitness and the Titleist Performance Institute.

Learn how Nexbelt offers innovation to a basic accessory (and how they are cutting your inventory needs by 70 to 80 percent). Kurt Weber explains PepsiCo’s solutions to a declining carbonated beverage industry. And finally, Lance Gill from LifeFitness and Jason Lindsey from the Titleist Performance Institute talk with us about adding value to your membership. These fitness experts discuss how to develop a great program to keep patrons healthier, and at your facility longer.

  • Is your club interested in offering fitness equipment and programs tailored to your club’s needs?
  • Want to learn more about PepsiCo’s numerous food & beverage opportunities?
  • Ready to try something new in your pro shop without committing to large inventories?

Join in, learn & relate with VGM Club and Club Cents. Follow along as we optimize your facility’s purchasing habits. Contact your VGM Club rep or log on to VGMClub.com for more information on Nexbelt, PepsiCo and LifeFitness.


Episode 1: Jabbin’ On Java

In the Club Cents podcast premiere we talk to industry insider and Compass Foodbuy’s coffee expert, Ali Yousefpour. He gives us the secrets club managers need to offer customers an affordable, quality cup. Listen to our very first installment of “Club Cents” and take your hot beverage program to new heights!

Are you interested in how VGM Club can help put into practice the tips discussed during the podcast? Our program with Farmer Brothers offers the equipment, sourcing and DSD abilities to save you both time and money. Need pots, stirrers, cups, lids, insulated containers, servers, etc..? Edward Don can help your club save money on all these items and much more! Take a look at this flyer to learn more.

Join in, learn & relate with VGM Club and Club Cents. Follow along as we optimize your facility’s purchasing habits. Contact your VGM Club rep or log on to VGMClub.com for more information on Farmer Brothers and Ed Don.