The ModGolf Podcast

Host Colin Weston explores the future of golf through conversations with the visionaries and influencers that are shaking up the sport.

About the show

The ModGolf Podcast talks with golf's top influencers, entrepreneurs, innovators and disruptors about their vision and solutions to re-imagine, transform and grow the game.

The ModGolf Podcast has been ranked #4 on 2021's most comprehensive list of "Top 25 Golf Podcasts", based on our quality and consistency of posts, industry expert reviews and social media influence/popularity. Please subscribe to The ModGolf Podcast to help us grow and move up the rankings in 2022!

We'd love to hear from you! Have any ideas or guests you'd like to hear on future episodes? Contact Colin directly here or on Twitter @ModGolfPodcast to start the conversation.

Episodes

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    Harnessing web3 To Reimagine The Modern Golf Club Experience - Cooper Sherwin, Co-Founder and Head of Community at LinksDAO

    June 24th, 2022  |  Season 12  |  41 mins 18 secs
    #makegolfyourthing, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf industry, golf nft, innovation, linksdao, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, sport innovation, sport investing, sport nfts, the pga show, usga, web3

    "We knew right off the bat that we wanted to bring value to NFT holders, not where it was lottery based where maybe five folks would get a trip to The Masters. We wanted to make sure that we had benefits across the board in an equitable way. Cooper Sherwin, Co-Founder and Head of Community at LinksDAO shares how they use web3 and the value of NFTs to reimagine the golf club membership experience.

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    Applying a Tech Investor Mindset to Support "Early Stage" Golf Athletes - Donnie Dotson, Founder and CEO of Carry

    June 13th, 2022  |  Season 12  |  30 mins 17 secs
    #makegolfyourthing, carry, carry golf investments, donnie dotson, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf balls, golf business, golf industry, innovation, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, sport innovation, sport investing, the pga show, usga

    "These potential investors didn't know the players 48 hours earlier and were high fiving them saying "we'll be following along and cheering for you guys!" My goal now is to be able to bottle up that experience and scale it, so we can help a lot more golfers but also bring a lot more fans closer to the game." Donnie Dotson, Founder and CEO of Carry Golf Investments joins us to share how he's applying tech startup lessons learned to elite athletes.

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    Building an Engaging Platform For The Everyday Golfer - Jordan Lunetta, Co-Founder of ODIN Golf

    May 17th, 2022  |  Season 11  |  45 mins 30 secs
    #makegolfyourthing, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf balls, golf business, golf industry, innovation, jordan lunetta, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, odin golf, pga of america, sport innovation, the pga show, usga

    "We have big ambitions to take ODIN to golfers across the globe. We have a vision of building a platform for the everyday golfer." Jordan Lunetta, Co-Founder of ODIN Golf opens Season 12 to share how they are creating a golf-loving tribe by living their company tagline: "Go Balls Out. Always!"

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    SEASON 11 WRAP-UP / SEASON 12 PREVIEW

    April 30th, 2022  |  Season 11  |  22 mins 10 secs
    #makegolfyourthing, british columbia golf, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf canada, golf genius software, golf industry, innovation, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, the pga show, usga

    That's a wrap for Season 11 of The ModGolf Podcast! Our team is currently working on your next twelve episodes for Season 12, which launches early June 2022. We heard some amazing stories from a diverse group of guests who discussed how inclusion, technology, entertainment, music, celebrity, hospitality and community building intersect to shape the future of golf.

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    Creating a Sustainable Golf Future Through The "Seventh Generation Principle" - Steve Tooshkenig, CPGA Golf Professional and Inspirational Indigenous Speaker

    April 10th, 2022  |  Season 11  |  44 mins 47 secs
    #makegolfyourthing, entrepreneurship, first nations rights, future of golf, golf business, golf industry, golf innovation, indigenous rights, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, seventh generation principles, steve tooshkenig, the pga of canada, truth and reconciliation

    "You can talk about that scorecard all you want but if you change how you put that score down then we see that. That's what golf can teach us about integrity. When you do sit in that Circle with us, you're responsible for the words that you share that must come from your heart." - Steve Tooshkenig, CPGA Golf Professional and Inspirational Indigenous Speaker joins us to share stories from his golf journey.

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    Turning a $3 weekly golf buddy bet into a scaleable business venture - Tom Naramore, CEO at D3Golf.com

    March 28th, 2022  |  Season 11  |  42 mins 43 secs
    #makegolfyourthing, d3golf, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf industry, golf innovation, innovation, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, skills based gaming, sport betting, sport tech, the pga show, tom naramore, usga

    "My golf buddy Craig serendipitously saw me at a restaurant and said, "we should've been able to play our dollar-dollar-dollar game today on two different courses" and I snap answered him, "I can build that, that's a mobile app. No problem!" And voila, the company was started." Tom Naramore, CEO at D3Golf.com shares how they digitally transformed the classic Nassau golf bet into a scaleable business startup.

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    Building Community as a "Senior-preneur" - Jim Plumb, Co-Founder of FORE! SIXTY

    March 17th, 2022  |  Season 11  |  33 mins 39 secs
    #makegolfyourthing, entrepreneurship, fore sixty, fore! sixty, future of golf, golf business, golf industry, innovation, jim plumb, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, seniors golf, skin cancer prevention, sport innovation, the pga show, usga

    "I have inside of me a curious drive that just wants to keep going and keep learning. Personally, it helps me stay active, keep my brain moving and I love it!" Jim Plumb, Co-Founder of FORE! SIXTY joins us to share the competitive advantage that being a "Senior-preneur" brings to their golf startup.

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    Creating Phenomenal Customer Experiences Through Golf - Alyson Ramsey Johnson, CEO at Gilly Group and Co-Founder at White Tee Partners

    March 13th, 2022  |  Season 11  |  35 mins 32 secs
    #makegolfyourthing, alyson ramsey johnson, entrepreneurship, event production, future of golf, gilly group, golf business, golf industry, innovation, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, pga tour, sponsorship activation, sport innovation, the pga show, usga, white tee partners

    "I knew I needed to get more of a differentiator for myself in the golf industry, especially as a woman. So when I launched Gilly Group I embraced all the things I love, left everything else behind and never looked back." Golf industry entrepreneur and event experience maker Alyson Ramsey Johnson joins us to share her personal and entrepreneurial journey through business and life.

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    How The Metaverse and NFTs Will Amplify Golf Fan Engagement - Guillermo Heredia, Managing Director at HYPE Sports Innovation

    March 3rd, 2022  |  Season 11  |  43 mins 28 secs
    #makegolfyourthing, blockchain, crypto, cryptocurrency, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf industry, guillermo heredia, hype sports, hype sports innovation, innovation, make golf your thing, metaverse, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, nft, nfts, pga of america, sport innovation, sport tech, sporttech, the pga show, usga, web 3.0

    "There is The Metaverse. It's not like different Metaverses, it is one Metaverse like there is one internet and then you have different platforms. Combined with NFTs, it's a new way for fans to interact with the brands and with the sport properties." Guillermo Heredia, Managing Director at HYPE Sports Innovation joins us to share how The Metaverse and NFTs Will Amplify Golf Fan Engagement.

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    Taking a Position To Help Create Positive Change - Jim Beatty, Executive Editor with African American Golfer’s Digest

    February 24th, 2022  |  Season 11  |  35 mins 59 secs
    #makegolfyourthing, african american golfer’s digest, black golfers, diversity and inclusion, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf industry, innovation, jim beatty, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, racial justice, the pga show, usga

    "I'm fueled by the fact that so many people came before me like Charlie Sifford, Lee Elder, Althea Gibson, Teddy Rhodes, Renée Powell. What they had to endure makes what I'm doing just not that hard. It's time consuming true, but I have to take the next steps and recognize the great people. People that blazed a trail - both black and white - that stood up, took a position, maintained it and created change." Jim Beatty, Executive Editor with African American Golfer’s Digest joins us to share how he is helping make golf more welcoming and equitable for minorities and under-represented communities.

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    Conversations From The 2022 PGA Show - Charlie Klaus (Spark Golf) and Patrick Farris (Euforeia Golf)

    February 16th, 2022  |  Season 11  |  41 mins 30 secs
    #growgolf, entrepreneurship, euforeia golf, future of golf, golf apparel, golf business, golf fashion, golf industry, innovation, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga, spark golf, the pga show, usga

    Host Colin Weston attends The 2022 PGA Show, where he meets up with Euforeia Golf Co. Founder Patrick Farris and Spark Golf CEO Charlie Klaus for in-person conversations to learn how they are finding their niche in the golf industry.

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    What You Want Sits On The Other Side of Hard - Mark Mattingly, EVP at Landscapes Golf Management

    February 7th, 2022  |  Season 11  |  45 mins 2 secs
    golf business, golf canada, golf podcast, katz strategy, landscapes golf management, mark mattingly, modgolf, modgolf podcast, ngcoa, pga of america, rich katz, usga

    "If you're going to get into the golf business, you need to love seeing people get that spark in their eye as they joyfully experience this great game. And if you love to do that, you'll go the extra mile to provide that quality programming and on-boarding.” Guest host Rich Katz sits down with Landscapes Golf Management Executive VP Mark Mattingly for an engaging conversation that spans his three-plus decades in the golf industry.

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    Creating The "LinkedIn for Golfers" - Lydia Davies, Founder and CEO of TeeMates

    January 26th, 2022  |  Season 11  |  34 mins 5 secs
    golf apps, golf business, golf podcast, golf tech, google golf app, lydia davies, modgolf, modgolf podcast, sport tech, teemates golf, the app store

    "I'm a bit of a serial entrepreneur. I was in the music industry and had my own record label, then ended up opening a Performing Arts Academy. Once I start something, I am going to see it through to the end, no matter what." - Lydia Davies, Founder and CEO of TeeMates joins us to share her golf entrepreneurship story that started after being reintroduced to the game in Abu Dhabi.

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    The 2022 Golf App Review Episode - with Jeremy "The App Man" Callahan

    January 19th, 2022  |  Season 11  |  31 mins 23 secs
    arccos golf, golf apps, golf bpm, golf business, golf podcast, golf tech, google golf app, image golf, mindtrak golf, modgolf, modgolf podcast, sport tech, sportsbox.ai, the app store

    Are you overwhelmed by the number of Golf Apps on the market? Jeremy "The App Man" Callahan joins us to provide his insights and top picks in three different categories.

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    Foster Innovation and Growth by Listening To Customer Needs - Chris Kallmeyer, Co-CEO at Golf Genius Software

    January 13th, 2022  |  Season 11  |  37 mins 49 secs
    chris kallmeyer, golf business, golf canada, golf genius, golf genius software, golf podcast, modgolf, modgolf podcast, ngcoa, pga of america, usga

    "We see three major factors that keep golfers engaged: multi-level competition, quality learning opportunities and social opportunities whether they are practicing or playing. Golfers are interacting with people they know and new people that they want to get to know to grow their social circles, all while having a good time." Chris Kallmeyer, Co-CEO at Golf Genius Software joins us to share how they embrace a growth mindset by building trust with customers and listening to their needs.

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    Empowering People With Disabilities Through Adaptive Golf -Deborah Smith, Prosthetics Entrepreneur and Adaptive Athlete

    January 6th, 2022  |  Season 11  |  44 mins 50 secs
    adaptive golf, deborah smith, dr. greta anderson, golf business, golf canada, golf podcast, limb difference, modgolf, modgolf podcast, paragolf, pga of america, psyonic

    "I talk to people with limb difference almost daily and hear their stories. I have a clear understanding of the empowerment that Adaptive Sports can bring to people with disabilities. For me, getting back into golf after a three decade sabbatical, it's such a joy.” We open Season 11 with guest host Dr. Greta Anderson sitting down with entrepreneur, three time cancer survivor and adaptive athlete Deborah Smith to hear her story of resilience, hope and gratitude.