Congratulations to this year’s Drive, Chip & Putt winners and all who competed at local qualifiers around the country.

Each year, the top 80 Drive, Chip & Putt finalists from across America earn an invitation to the National Finals at Augusta National, and countless more get the opportunity to play with their peers and grow their creative and competitive spirit through the game of the golf.

Register at DriveChipandPutt.com for this free youth golf initiative, and your child could be standing here in 2016!

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DEFENDING MASTERS CHAMPION BUBBA WATSON

AND 10-YEAR-OLD DRIVE, CHIP & PUTT CHAMPION KELLY XU

TO PROMOTE YOUTH GOLF PROGRAM NEXT WEEK IN NEW YORK CITY

 

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The United States Golf Association (USGA), Masters Tournament and the PGA of America today announced that defending Masters champion Bubba Watson and Kelly Xu – the 2014 Drive, Chip & Putt National Champion from the 7-9-year-old Girls Division – will be in New York City together next week to promote the upcoming National Finals and registration for this summer’s local qualifying.

 

The Drive, Chip & Putt Championship is a free nationwide youth golf development initiative open to boys and girls ages 7-15, competing in separate divisions in four age categories.

 

Watson will appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, March 23. The following day, Watson and Xu will be guests on CBS This Morning, ESPN’s SportsCenter and Golf Channel before ending at The New York Stock Exchange. Fans can follow Watson and Xu’s media tour on the official Drive, Chip & Putt Championship Twitter (@DriveChipPutt) and Facebook channels.

 

“I’m a big, big believer in the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship,” said Watson. “I can’t think of a better way for a youngster to learn and get better at the game of golf and do it while having fun and building relationships. That’s what golf is ultimately all about for me, and it’s why I’m going to New York City next week with Kelly. I hope the two of us can share our passion for this program with as many parents and kids around the country as possible and get them to register for an experience of a lifetime.”

 

Xu, 10, is one of 80 national finalists that will compete at Augusta National on Sunday, April 5 – the eve of the Masters Tournament – to be broadcast live by Golf Channel. This year, she will vie for the 10-11-year-old Girls Division title. Read more about Xu here.

 

For more information about the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship, including official rules, a full listing of qualifying sites and registration information, please visit www.DriveChipandPutt.com.

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Attention ICS Customers,   We have a FALL SPECIAL on accessories from Par West exclusively for our customers, which includes Par Aide, Standard, Laserlink and many others.  Get your course in tip top shape for the season and order now to take advantage of these savings!  Also remember anything else you need from Par West will be at our ICS customer discount of 15%.

 

Get ready for the season, order now and take advantage of this special offer!

Par West 2014 Fall Special on Accessories

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

September 15, 2014

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Stephen Reynolds

Buffalo Communications

703.891.3509

sreynolds@buffalocommunications.com

www.buffalocommunications.com

www.twitter.com/buffalocomm

 

 

International Club Suppliers Adds Three New Companies to National Vendor Program

 

Preferred Pricing Now Available from Volvik, Specialty Cigars International and

Par West Turf Services

 

(LUTZ, Fla.) – International Club Suppliers (ICS) – the sales and marketing arm for entegra Procurement Services (entegra) in the golf club and resort channel – announces Volvik, Specialty Cigars and Par West Turf Services have joined its National Vendor Program.

 

Created in 2010, the National Vendor Program offers ICS partners preferred pricing on products crucial to F&B operations at golf courses, resorts, hotels, casinos and camps.

 

Volvik is the No. 1 color golf ball on tour with over 70 professionals using its ultra high-performance balls.  Since 2012, players using Volvik have earned more than $6 million on the PGA, LPGA, Champions, Web.com, Ladies European, LAGT and Symetra Tours. Specializing in three- and four-piece multi-layer balls, it is regarded as one of the world’s most trusted golf ball manufacturers.

 

Specialty Cigars International is the leading “turnkey” cigar service provider for the golf and hospitality industry. Since 1995, it has placed premium cigars, humidors, and tournament programs into golf courses, restaurants, resorts and casinos across America. The company is the industry specialist in tobacco tax servicing, collection, and reporting in accordance with individual state laws.

 

Par West Turf Services is the one-stop shopping experience for all course, clubhouse and maintenance needs. Its team has been specializing in supplying golf course accessories and supplies for over 30 years and supplies all products from the top golf industry manufacturers such as Par Aide and Standard Golf to Spectrum Technologies, Simple Green and Laser Link Golf, plus hundreds more. The Par West product line covers all course, clubhouse, driving range and practice-area products; golf-car parts and accessories; signs; irrigation; landscape tools; power equipment; safety apparel and equipment; lake and pond supplies; and maintenance shop products. Please visit www.parwest.com to view complete product offerings.

 

“We’re excited to add these esteemed industry leaders to our National Vendor Program,” says Jim Bailey, managing partner of ICS. “Each fills a category niche that will help us bring even more value to our partner facilities.”

 

Founded in 2002, ICS satisfies F&B supply needs for 3,000-plus properties nationwide. More than 3,000 brand-name products are available through ICS, including Heinz, Ocean Spray, Sara Lee, Frito Lay and Smucker’s.

 

Dairy, produce, dry goods, meat, cleaning supplies, paper products, flatware, glassware, tables and chairs are all available at very competitive prices. Complementing this selection are non-food-related items like office supplies, uniforms, and HVAC and plumbing supplies. All are timely delivered by trusted suppliers like Alsco, Edward Don, Cintas and Grainger.

 

For more information about ICS: www.intlclubsuppliers.com / 813.994.4680.

 

About entegra Procurement Services

 

Entegra Procurement Services, LLC (www.entegraps.com/public/main_public.aspx) is part of a global purchasing network that provides procurement services to more than 17,000 customers in North America. Its team of more than 100 procurement specialists purchases over $4 billion annually in food and supplies in the U.S. alone.

 

About International Club Suppliers (ICS)

 

Founded in 2002, ICS (www.intlclubsuppliers.com, 813.994.4680) realizes exceptional savings on food and related supplies for more than 3,000 facilities across the United States. Offering an inventory of 3,000 premium-branded products, ICS works with many of the leading golf course management companies and clubs, including Billy Casper Golf, Kemper Sports, American Golf, EAGLE Golf, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club (OR) and Ka’anapali Golf Resort (HI).

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New menu items are essential to customer satisfaction. An NPD Group study found that 70 percent of full service diners are seeking greater menu variety. There are 10 Tactic to win over your customers and encourage them to try new menu items.

  1. Make unfamiliar items approachable. When the Little Greek Restaurant chain opened in Florida, diners didn’t connect with unfamiliar dishes. To help them out, the restaurant retooled its menu, adding “Greek Lasagna” to explain the baked eggplant dish moussaka and “Chicken Skewers” to explain souvlaki, recalls menu analyst and trends expert Nancy Kruse. Consider a similar approach with new global menu choices.
  2. Try “flavor synergy.” Help your customers identify with the unfamiliar by using a marriage, or synergy, of flavors. Start small with condiments such as spicy sriracha ketchup or curry mustard sauce. “Your customers like to experiment, but they like to experiment with boundaries,” says Kruse. Other familiar fries and wings with creative dipping sauces or create new sauces for sandwiches.
  3. Use sweetness as a bridge. “If you want to tempt the typical American diner to try something new, make it sweet,” advises Kruse. Try mixing savory and sweet, such as sweet chili coleslaw. Or pair grilled kebobs with a selection of barbecue sauces mixing sweet with heat and sweet with smoky.

Next week, look for number 4-6 Tactics to Win over your Customers.

 

*Taken from entegra Menus on Trend Brochure

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Building a menu to meet customer needs can sometimes be challenging. To assist you with making the right choices for your operation, entegra has developed a new resource- Menu Choices. You can select menu items with attributes, such as service level and healthy halo. You can choose the attributes (or characteristics) that most closely align with your business objectives and operational make-up. You might have goals to keep costs low, follow a menu trend in order to build a return customer base, or want to offer items that require limited production. Menu Choices offer not only menu suggestions but an associated shopping list of entegra-contracted items-all to complement your current offering. Let us know what you think! Email us at scolleary@intlclubsuppliers.com.

Next week, we will show 3 of 10 days ways to tweak your menu and get your customers to try new trends.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Stephen Reynolds

Buffalo Communications

703.891.3509

sreynolds@buffalocommunications.com

www.buffalocommunications.com

www.twitter.com/buffalocomm

 

 

International Club Suppliers Now Servicing More than 3,000 U.S. Properties

 

Golf Courses, Resorts, Hotels, Casinos, Ski Areas, Camps Among the Facilities Realizing Exceptional Upfront Savings on Thousands of Brand-Name Products

 

(LUTZ, Fla.) – International Club Suppliers (ICS) – the sales and marketing arm for entegra Procurement Services (entegra) in the golf club and resort channel – announces it is now servicing more than 3,000 properties nationwide.

 

Founded in 2002, ICS leverages entegra’s global purchasing power to satisfy F&B supply needs for golf courses, resorts, hotels, casinos and camps. Partner properties throughout the U.S. realize as much as 12-percent upfront savings on more than 3,000 brand-name products, including Heinz, Ocean Spray, Sara Lee, Maxwell House and Smucker’s.

 

“Surpassing the 3,000-property milestone is a testament to the hard work of our remarkably dedicated team,” says Jim Bailey, managing partner of ICS. “Our company enjoys an industry-leading position in golf, but the recent extension into adjacent segments like hotels, casinos and camps has paid major dividends and promises to fuel even more rapid growth in the coming years.”

 

Dairy, produce, dry goods, meat, cleaning supplies, paper products, flatware, glassware, tables and chairs are all available at very competitive prices. Complementing this selection are non-food-related items like office supplies, uniforms, and HVAC and plumbing supplies. All are timely delivered by trusted suppliers like Alsco, Edward Don, Cintas and Grainger.

 

For more information about ICS: www.intlclubsuppliers.com / 813.994.4680.

 

About entegra Procurement Services

 

Entegra Procurement Services, LLC (www.entegraps.com/public/main_public.aspx) is part of a global purchasing network that provides procurement services to more than 17,000 customers in North America. Its team of more than 100 procurement specialists purchases over $4 billion annually in food and supplies in the U.S. alone.

 

About International Club Suppliers (ICS)

 

Founded in 2002, ICS (www.intlclubsuppliers.com, 813.994.4680) realizes exceptional savings on food and related supplies for more than 2,100 golf facilities across the United States. Offering an inventory of 3,000 premium-branded products, ICS works with many of the leading golf course management companies and clubs, including Billy Casper Golf, Kemper Sports, American Golf, EAGLE Golf, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club (OR) and Ka’anapali Golf Resort (HI).

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International Club Suppliers Announces Winners of CMAA Show iPad Drawing

 

(LUTZ, Fla.) – International Club Suppliers (ICS) – the sales and marketing arm for entegra Procurement Services (entegra) in the golf club and resort channel – announces two lucky winners took home iPads from last week’s CMAA Show.

 

Michael Murray, director of food and beverage at Vestavia Country Club in Birmingham, Ala., and Alexander Muller, general manager of Raritan Valley Country Club in Bridgewater, N.J. both claimed the prizes courtesy of an ICS-sponsored drawing.

 

“Congratulations to both Michael and Alexander on their good fortune, and thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at the CMAA Show,” says Jim Bailey, managing partner of ICS. “We look forward to our annual participation as it’s a great opportunity to meet with our myriad partners and get feedback on our best-in-class distribution platform.”

 

More than 2,100 golf facilities nationwide, as well as numerous hotels, casinos, ski resorts and camps, are increasingly turning to ICS as a “one-stop shop” for all their product needs.

 

Dairy, produce, dry goods, meat, cleaning supplies, paper products, flatware, glassware and office supplies are popular ICS offerings. Non-food products like uniforms, linens, HVAC and plumbing supplies, tables and chairs area also available from trusted suppliers like Alsco, Edward Don, Cintas and Grainger.

 

The company earns top marks for its ability to net up to 12-percent upfront savings on 3,000-plus brand-name products, including Heinz, Ocean Spray, Sara Lee, Maxwell House and Smucker’s.

 

For more information about ICS: www.intlclubsuppliers.com / 813.994.4680.

 

About entegra Procurement Services

 

Entegra Procurement Services, LLC (www.entegraps.com/public/main_public.aspx) is part of a global purchasing network that provides procurement services to more than 17,000 customers in North America. Its team of more than 100 procurement specialists purchases over $4 billion annually in food and supplies in the U.S. alone.

 

About International Club Suppliers (ICS)

 

Founded in 2002, ICS (www.intlclubsuppliers.com, 813.994.4680) realizes exceptional savings on food and related supplies for more than 2,100 golf facilities across the United States. Offering an inventory of 3,000 premium-branded products, ICS works with many of the leading golf course management companies and clubs, including Billy Casper Golf, Kemper Sports, American Golf, EAGLE Golf, Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club (OR) and Ka’anapali Golf Resort (HI).

 

Stephen Reynolds

Buffalo Communications

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We are hosting a Protein Vendor and C-Store Vendor fair.  Take advantage of over 24 tables of entegra spec products represented by contracted and compliant vendor and manufacturer partners.  All products shown and vendors attending are in alignment to help you increase your vendor and product.

 

Regional and Local Protein Vendors:

  •           Midwest Foods
  •           Fortune Fish

Broker and Manufacturer Partners (Available through prime distribution, all products shown are in stock now for GFS and Sysco East customers):

  •          Michaels & Associates (Grecian Delight, Cargill, JTM, Phillips, Monsoon Kitchens)
  •          Ritchie Marketing (Koch Foods, Farmland, Corando meats)
  •          Key Impact (Advanced Pierre)
  •          Jennie O Turkey Store
  •          Rowdy Dow BBQ
  •          Wisepak Foods-Sushi
  •          Slade Gordons

C-Store Vendors:

  •          SAS (S Abrahams and Sons)
  •          Vistar

 

Where:

Armour House at Lake Forest Academy

1500 West Kennedy Road

Lake Forest IL 60045

 

When:

Monday February 17th from 2-5 p.m.

Attached you will find directions.

We look forward to seeing you!!!

 

Please RSVP to Fred by 14th,  so we can ensure enough samples.

 

Thanks,

 

John and Fred

 

 

John Chiodo

Regional Account Manager

Client Procurement Services

Office: 630-810-1144, ext. 33058

John.Chiodo@clientPS.com

 

 

Fred J Schmidt

Regional Account Manager

Client Procurement Services

Office:  716-932-2929

Frederick.Schmidt@clientPS.com

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