Golf News for Monday, October 29, 2012 | Business

International Club Suppliers adds SmartCart Service Systems to National Vendor Program

LUTZ, Fla. -- International Club Suppliers (ICS) - the sales and marketing arm for entegra Procurement Services (entegra) in the golf club and resort channel - has partnered with SmartCart via its National Vendor Program.

SmartCart is the golf industry's first F&B smart phone ordering app. It gives members and guests the opportunity to conveniently purchase food, beverages and other items with the touch of a button on their smartphones. After a member/client downloads and signs into SmartCart (for free), GPS automatically locates any course within a 25-mile radius. When the member/client checks into a SmartCart club, he has immediate access to custom menus and scorecards and can easily place orders from anywhere on the premises.

"Clubs and courses using the SmartCart App will increase revenue by optimizing orders without added overhead," says Bill Dowling, COO, SmartCart App. "Completely customizable menus and delivery locations help SmartCart maximize profit margins while seamlessly integrating with current F&B operations."

Created in 2010, ICS's National Vendor Program achieves preferred pricing from companies in categories such as apparel, heavy equipment, fertilizers, marketing collateral and more.

"ICS partners will now be afforded another platform to help them improve top and bottom lines," says David Hamilton, Vice President of National Accounts, ICS. "SmartCart's simple and effective user interface will please guests and kitchen staff alike."

Offering up to 12-percent upfront savings on more than 3,000 brand name products, ICS's entegra Program features dairy, produce, dry goods, meat, cleaning supplies, paper products, flatware, glassware, linens, office supplies and more. Ken's, Sara Lee, Maxwell House and Smucker's are among the many household names available to more than 1,800 golf facilities nationwide.

For more information about SmartCart and ICS's entegra Program, visit, or call 813.994.4680.

About SmartCart
Smart Cart ( is an innovative system that gives golfers, customers and social members the opportunity to order food, beverages and other items with the touch of a button. It creates a flexible ordering platform that gives any club the tools to efficiently boost their F&B operation.

About entegra Procurement Services
Entegra Procurement Services, LLC ( 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 (, 813.994.4680) realizes exceptional savings on food and related supplies for more than 1,800 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, Congressional Country Club (MD), Bay Hill Club & Lodge (FL), Quail Hollow Club (NC), Sage Valley Golf Club (SC) and Trump National Golf Club, Charlotte (NC).

Stephen Reynolds
Buffalo Communications