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 2020'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 2020!


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Episodes and Blog Entries

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    Creating The Next Generation of Golf Entertainment Experiences - David Grieshaber, Gamerz Golf

    Episode  |  December 2nd, 2020  |  Season 8  |  36 mins 36 secs
    architectural design, architecture, david grieshaber, entrepreneurship, future of golf, gamerz golf, golf, golf channel, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga tour, sustainable design, topgolf

    How do you create new value in the expanding $10 billion golf entertainment sector? Our host Colin Weston sits down with entrepreneur, investor and Gamerz Golf CIO David Grieshaber to learn they are combining mobile gaming, user experience design, augmented reality, environmental sustainability, eSports and architectural design to create the next generation of Golf Entertainment Centers.

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    How A Human-Centered Design Approach Leads To Innovative Golf Products - Scott Moore / Garmin International

    Episode  |  November 17th, 2020  |  Season 8  |  29 mins 23 secs
    approach s62, entrepreneurship, future of golf, garmin, golf, golf channel, gps laser range finder, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga tour, scott moore, smart watch, sport tech, sport wearables

    When we come up with a product concept, we always ask the question “Why Garmin?”. Why is someone going to buy this over our competitors? That mentally is engrained in everybody here. If we don’t have a “Why Garmin?” then why are we even proposing to make this? Scott Moore - Golf Product Manager at Garmin International joins us to share how their human-centered design approach leads to creation of innovative golf products that customers love.

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    Powering PGA Tour Fan Engagement To Expand Tournament Viewership - Reid Fowler / DraftKings PGA Analyst

    Episode  |  November 9th, 2020  |  Season 8  |  39 mins 41 secs
    draftkings, entrepreneurship, fantasy golf, future of golf, golf, golf channel, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga tour, reid fowler, sport tech

    “How do you capture engaging PGA Tour golf content without spending a ton of money on infrastructure and technology?" Host Colin Weston speaks with DraftKings PGA Fantasy Sports & Betting Analyst Reid Fowler as he shares how they create fun, memorable experiences for every demographic of sports fan.

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    Applying a Startup Mindset To Innovate Club Experiences - Robert Sereci, Medinah Country Club

    Episode  |  October 26th, 2020  |  Season 8  |  42 mins 53 secs
    entrepreneurship, experience design, future of golf, golf, golf channel, golf women, innovation, medinah, medinah country club, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, ngcoa, pga, pga show, robert sereci, we are golf

    "So for as many ideas that have succeeded we have an equal amount that have failed. But you know what, it’s okay. We want our employees and our team to think outside the box because just like I have a safety net, I want to provide them with a safety net as well.” Host Colin Weston speaks with Medinah Country Club GM/COO Robert Sereci to learn how he took an innovator's mindset to transform the iconic golf venue to become a vibrant, welcoming, experience-based community.

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    Harnessing A Love For Golf To Fuel Their Entrepreneurial Hustle - Is and Kat Shee / Shee Golfs (084)

    Episode  |  October 13th, 2020  |  Season 8  |  35 mins 12 secs
    #growgolf, buffalo agency, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf, golf channel, golf influencer, golf podcast, golf wire, golf women, golfholics, innovation, is golf, is shee, kat shee, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, morning read, pga, pga show, shee golfs, usga, we are golf, youtube golf

    On this fun and fast-paced episode, Colin sits down with Is and Kat Shee - aka The Shee Sisters - to talk about the creation of their "Shee Golfs" YouTube channel, building sock and apparel brands from scratch, and the connection between entrepreneurship, golf, yoga and friendship.

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    Building Educational And Entertaining Content For Passionate Consumers - Malcolm Scovil, Imagine Golf

    Episode  |  September 30th, 2020  |  Season 8  |  34 mins 57 secs
    entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf, golf channel, golf mental game, golf women, imagine golf, innovation, malcolm scovil, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga, pga show, sport phycology, sport tech, usga, we are golf

    “Once you have a direction the real focus is on building a quality-first product. I think the only way to do that is with simplicity." Host Colin Weston sits down with Imagine Golf Founder Malcolm Scovil as he shares how embracing patience, curiosity and tenacity have helped guide him along his entrepreneurial journey.

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    Applying 40 Years Of Golf Entrepreneurship To Innovate Wedge Design - Terry Koehler, Edison Golf

    Episode  |  September 21st, 2020  |  Season 8  |  36 mins 6 secs
    #growgolf, edison golf, edison wedges, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf channel, golf women, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga, pga show, usga, we are golf

    “Just like with any product, the value proposition starts with performance. If you see a gap in a market and you believe you can fill it with an improved set of performance criteria, that’s what thrills me.” On our first episode of Season 8, Edison Golf Chairman and Director of Innovation Terry Koehler joins us to share how he created a new standard for wedges that appeal to the massive recreational golf market.

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    Season 7 Wrap-up / Season 8 Preview

    Episode  |  August 23rd, 2020  |  Season 7  |  16 mins 49 secs
    #growgolf, arccos golf, billy casper golf, dialed in golf solutions, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf, golf channel, golf women, honma golf, hype sports innovation, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga, pga show, phat scooters, sal syed, sister golf, sport tech, trackman, transrover, usga, we are golf

    Host Colin Weston recaps the best from each of our ten Season 7 guests, along with a preview of Season 8 which will premiere early September 2020.

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    Combining Big Data and Elegant Design to Create Memorable Golf Moments - Sal Syed / Arccos Golf (081)

    Episode  |  June 16th, 2020  |  Season 7  |  38 mins 10 secs

    “The engine behind Arccos technology captures what you are doing on the golf course which leads to making better decisions and results in better performance outcomes”. Sal Syed, Co-Founder and CEO of Arccos Golf returns to the show for his second appearance to join host Colin Weston and share how his company is innovating, iterating and scaling up.

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    Creating Memorable Golf Experiences For Everyone - Ian Peterson, Dialed In Golf Solutions (080)

    Episode  |  May 22nd, 2020  |  Season 7  |  30 mins 18 secs
    #growgolf, dialed in golf solutions, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf, golf channel, golf women, ian peterson, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga, pga show, sport tech, trackman, usga, we are golf

    "We eventually learned how to simplify our product and experience offering while providing even a higher level of service and customer value." Ian Peterson - Founder and CEO of Dialed In Golf Solutions joins us to share his thoughts on innovating the golf industry.

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    Delivering Great Products That Customers Love - Peter Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO of Phat Scooters (079)

    Episode  |  May 12th, 2020  |  Season 7  |  32 mins 28 secs
    #growgolf, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf, golf channel, golf women, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, peter johnson, pga, pga show, phat scooters, red bull, sport tech, twitch, usga, we are golf

    “Our customer validation market research was riding our first scooters around and seeing the looks of excitement and having people ask where they could get one. That's when we knew we were on to something”. Peter Johnson, Co-Founder and CEO of Phat Scooters joins host Colin Weston to share his entrepreneurial insights and business philosophy.

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    Amir Raveh - Founder and President, HYPE Sports Innovation (078)

    Episode  |  April 28th, 2020  |  Season 7  |  37 mins 19 secs
    #growgolf, amir raveh, blockchain, entrepreneurship, esports, fan engagement, future of golf, golf, golf channel, golf women, hype sports innovation, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga, pga show, red bull, sport accelerator, sport tech, twitch, usga, we are golf

    "The sports world is going through a massive disruption in terms of innovation. There are dedicated accelerators for many sports but I don’t see one yet in golf. We have the platform with hundreds of startups that would be very happy to change that." Amir Raveh - Founder and President of HYPE Sports Innovation joins us to share his thoughts on innovating the golf industry.

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    Creating a Launch Point to Grow Golf Participation - Nick Bednar, VP of Operations with Billy Casper Golf (077)

    Episode  |  April 14th, 2020  |  Season 7  |  41 mins 2 secs
    #growgolf, billy casper golf, buffalo ageny, entrepreneurship, future of golf, gcsoa, golf channel, golf women, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, ngcoa, nick bednar, pga, pga show, usga, we are golf

    “We’ve created a launch point for people who are picking up the game for the first time. We hold a critical role in growing the game just by the nature of the type of facilities we manage”. Nick Bednar, VP of Operations with Billy Casper Golf joins us to share his golf industry insights in a COVID-19 "New Normal" world.

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    Teaching Golf To Welcome, Elevate and Empower Diverse Communities - Shayain Gustavsp (076)

    Episode  |  April 2nd, 2020  |  Season 7  |  48 mins 53 secs
    #growgolf, british columbia golf, diversity and inclusion, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf canada, golf channel, golf instruction, golf women, innovation, lpga, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga, pga show, sjg international, usga, we are golf

    "If my golf game is off, who cares. I get to spend time alone with this person. That to me is what golf does. The people I get to meet and the deals I get to close are nothing like you can do in an office." LPGA Golf Coach Shayain Gustavsp joins us on this episode to share her entrepreneurial story.

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    Embracing Resilience, Curiosity and Joy to Fuel The Entrepreneurial Journey - Thinh Tran, Transrover (075)

    Episode  |  March 23rd, 2020  |  Season 7  |  44 mins 2 secs
    #growgolf, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf canada, golf channel, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga, pga show, thinh tran, transrover, usga, we are golf

    "There were so many ups and downs and obstacles that I could have given up and nobody would ever know about Transrover. But I didn’t." Thinh Tran, Founder of Transrover joins us on this episode to share the story of his incredible entrepreneurial journey.

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    Creating a Scalable Business Model Inspired by Traditional Golf Societies - Matt Considine / NewClub Golf (074)

    Episode  |  March 5th, 2020  |  Season 7  |  34 mins 1 sec
    #growgolf, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf canada, golf channel, golf society, innovation, matt considine, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, newclub golf, pga, the bag drop podcast, usga, we are golf

    "At its core I believe it starts with the game, the simplicity and purity of golf. So that’s what we took from those Irish golf societies and created for ourselves." Matt Considine joins us on this episode to share his entrepreneurial journey from cleaning carts at a country club to the founding of NewClub Golf.