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 2023'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 2024!

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 Instagram @modgolfpodcast to start the conversation.

Episodes

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    Embracing Lessons: Wisdom Gained from Failure - Igor Vainshtein, Founder of GolfTrak.app

    June 4th, 2024  |  Season 15  |  46 mins 58 secs
    carolin pinegger, david leadbetter, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf entertainment, golf innovation, golf pitch challenge, golftrak.app, igor vainshtein, innovation, kevin harrington, modgolf, modgolf podcast, shark tank, sport tech, startup, synthetic turf international, the pga show

    Entrepreneur Igor Vainshtein, Founder GolfTrak.app joins us to share his incredible journey that started when his parents immigrated to Australia from the former USSR with $200 and no English skills whatsoever. We discuss the ups and downs of entrepreneurship and Igor's passion to constantly innovate and create products that customers want.

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    Taking an Entrepreneurial Approach to Build a Career in Sport Journalism - Ann Liguori, Author of "Life On The Green"

    May 24th, 2024  |  Season 15  |  52 mins 3 secs
    amy alcott, ann liguori, annika sorenstam, ben crenshaw, bernhard longer, dottie pepper, entrepreneurship, gary player, golf business, golf entertainment, golf innovation, jack nicklaus, jan stephenson, life of the green, modgolf, modgolf podcast, nancy lopez, padraig harrington, renee powell, the pga show, tom watson

    To celebrate Ann Liguori's recent book "Life on the green - lessons and wisdom from legends in golf" host Colin Weston creates a game show called "Who Said That??" to test Ann's ability to recall quotes from the dozen stories told. We hope you like this fun and inspiring episode as much as we enjoyed making it!

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    Embrace Change To Fuel Entrepreneurial Success - Carolin Pinegger, The Golf Pitch Challenge

    May 8th, 2024  |  Season 15  |  43 mins 41 secs
    carolin pinegger, david leadbetter, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf entertainment, golf innovation, golf pitch challenge, innovation, kevin harrington, modgolf, modgolf podcast, shark tank, sport tech, startup, synthetic turf international, the pga show

    "I felt like I was treading water and not because I wasn't working hard enough. I was doing my very best and wasn't getting where I wanted to be. I needed to pivot and change!" Golf entrepreneur and Ex-Pro Golfer Carolin Pinegger shares her personal story and latest collaborative venture: The "Shark Tank for Golf Innovators" called The Golf Pitch Challenge.

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    Learn By Doing And Just Keep Moving Forward - Jared Solomon, CEO and Co-Founder of Five Iron Golf

    April 30th, 2024  |  Season 15  |  39 mins 18 secs
    callaway, entrepreneurship, five iron golf, future of golf, golf business, golf entertainment, golf innovation, golf simulator, indoor golf, innovation, jared solomon, modgolf, modgolf podcast, sport tech, synthetic turf international, the pga show, topgolf

    "It doesn't matter that we made a million dollar mistake, let's keep moving forward and learn as we go". Jared Solomon - CEO of Five Iron Golf joins host Colin Weston to share how four co-founders built a successful indoor golf entertainment business starting from the back room of a Manhattan men's clothing store.

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    A Non-Profit On a Mission To Revolutionize The Golfing Experience - Nick Darby with Get Golfing

    April 16th, 2024  |  Season 15  |  45 mins 19 secs
    edward richardson, england golf, entrepreneurship, future of golf, get golfing, golf business, golf industry, golf innovation, golf non profit, innovation, modgolf, modgolf podcast, nick darby, sport tech, the pga show, usga

    "It was such a shame seeing all these beautiful golf courses going downhill. So our job is to save as many courses as we can to keep golf flourishing." - Nick Darby with UK non-profit Get Golfing shares how they are on a mission to revolutionize the golfing experience

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    Turning a Homemade Golf Game Into a Global Business Venture - Tyler Simmons, Founder of BucketGolf

    April 3rd, 2024  |  Season 15  |  36 mins 49 secs
    bucket golf, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf equipment, golf industry, golf innovation, innovation, modgolf, modgolf podcast, pga of america, sport tech, the pga show, tyler simmons, usga

    "Seeing my roommate throw his clothes into his pop-up laundry hamper, I realized that I should instead make retractable pop-up buckets which cut our product cost almost in half." Tyler Simmons - CEO and Founder of BucketGolf joins host Colin Weston to share how they have created a portable, fun golf game that anyone can enjoy almost anywhere.

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    Creating a New Type of Golf - David Hinkle and Rio Valeriano with T36 Golf

    March 17th, 2024  |  Season 15  |  50 mins 43 secs
    david hinkle, entrepreneurship, golf business, golf course architecture, golf course design, golf industry, innovation, modgolf, modgolf podcast, rio valeriano, sport tech, t36 golf

    "We’re flipping the script on traditional golf and redefining the sport for a new generation of golfers" T36 Golf Co-Founders David Hinkle and Rio Valeriano join host Colin Weston to share how their "Double Loop" design delivers a full 18-hole game experience with a smaller environmental footprint and shorter playtime.

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    Live From The 2024 PGA Show Media Stage! - Part 2

    March 1st, 2024  |  34 mins 26 secs
    ashworth golf, caddy time, entrepreneurship, geremy davis, golf & gospel, golf accessories, golf apparel, golf business, golf genius, golf industry, innovation, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga show, reed exhibitions, the pga of america

    Host Colin Weston attended The 2024 PGA Show, where he broadcasted live from the Media Stage. Here are the last three of six engaging conversations with a diverse group of entrepreneurs and innovators that he met at the show.

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    Live From The 2024 PGA Show Media Stage! - Part 1

    February 21st, 2024  |  34 mins 57 secs
    david leadbetter, entrepreneurship, flash weather ai, gimmiepro, golf accessories, golf apparel, golf business, golf genius, golf industry, golf pitch challenge, innovation, kevin harrington, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga show, reed exhibitions, shark tank, the pga of america

    Host Colin Weston attended The 2024 PGA Show, where he broadcasted live from the Media Stage. Here are the first three of six engaging conversations with a diverse group of entrepreneurs and innovators that he met at the show.

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    SEASON 14 WRAP-UP / SEASON 15 PREVIEW

    January 13th, 2024  |  Season 14  |  24 mins 5 secs
    adam beach, adventure golf & sports, afriyea golf academy, amy bockerstette, bob parsons, brad schweigert, christina kim, claude brousseau, clubface golf, danielle tucker, entrepreneurship, gary guerrero jr, golf business, golf industry, i got this foundation, innovation, isaiah mwesige, kevin corn, lagshot golf, lpga tour, modgolf, modgolf podcast, mygolfspy, paul mceldon, preston phillips, pxg, scott lundmark, scratch golf academy, sport tech

    If you didn’t get the chance to listen to all of our twelve Season 14 episodes, this bonus show gives you a recap of the great conversations I had with some of the golf industry's top influencers, innovators and entrepreneurs. Hopefully this will inspire you to listen to a couple of the episodes listed below. Enjoy!

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    Applying a Tech Startup Mindset To Innovate Golf Club Design - Brad Schweigert, PXG Chief Product Officer

    December 29th, 2023  |  Season 14  |  37 mins 32 secs
    bob parsons, brad schweigert, entrepreneurship, golf, golf clubs, golf equipment, innovation, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pxg

    I met with Bob Parsons and immediately knew what I was going to do. I would regret saying no, knowing that I passed up on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It was a huge decision and lots of people thought that I was crazy to leave Ping but I felt that I had to give it a go. - Brad Schweigert, Chief Product Officer at PXG joins Colin for a masterclass in product innovation and entrepreneurship.

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    Working Through Trauma to Emerge More Resilient, Grateful and Happy - Christina Kim, LPGA Tour Pro

    December 14th, 2023  |  Season 14  |  44 mins 49 secs
    christina kim, entrepreneurship, golf, innovation, lpga, mental health awareness, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, social impact, suicide prevention

    On the LPGA Tour Christina Kim is known for her bubbly, fun, positive personality. After more than a decade of professional golf that veneer cracked, leaving Christina exhausted, empty and depressed. On this compelling episode Christina and host Colin Weston share stories of trauma, rejuvenation and a newfound joy for both life and golf.

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    What Is Your Superpower? - Amy Bockerstette, I GOT THIS Foundation Ambassador and Down syndrome Golfer Advocate

    November 29th, 2023  |  Season 14  |  33 mins 1 sec
    accessible golf, amy bockerstette, down syndrome, entrepreneurship, golf charity, i got this, innovation, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, neurodiversity, social impact

    "I have Down syndrome and I am rocking my extra chromosome!" - Amy Bockerstette and her dad Joe join host Colin Weston for a heartfelt, fun and inspirational conversation about how golf has positively impacted their family and the community they have helped create.

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    Boldly Creating "The Consumer Reports For The Golf Industry" - MyGolfSpy Founder Adam Beach

    November 14th, 2023  |  Season 14  |  39 mins 4 secs
    adam beach, entrepreneurship, golf business, golf club reviews, golf equipment reviews, golf industry, innovation, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, mygolfspy

    "The golf consumer saw that someone was fighting for them, which is exactly why MyGolfSpy became successful. We put the consumer first and the companies last. I don't care about the corporations, I care about the golfer and how they spend their hard-earned money. MyGolfSpy Founder Adam Beach joins us to share his motivation for creating "The World's Most Extensive Golf Equipment Reviews".

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    "It's All About The Putt!" - Scott Lundmark, President of Adventure Golf & Sports

    October 30th, 2023  |  Season 14  |  38 mins 55 secs
    adventure golf & sports, arne lindmark, entrepreneurship, golf business, golf entertainment, golf entrepreneur, golf industry, innovation, mini golf, mini putt, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, putt putt, scott lindmark

    Whether you call it Miniature Golf, Minigolf, Putt-Putt or Crazy Golf, chances are you've played at least once in your life. Scott Lundmark, President of Adventure Golf & Sports joins us to share stories from their company's 30+ year history of designing, building and operating fun putting courses that are enjoyed by millions of people.

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    Embracing a "Give First" Mindset to Successfully Start and Scale Business Ventures - Gary Guerrero Jr., Founder and CEO of Lag Shot Golf and Scratch Golf Academy

    October 16th, 2023  |  Season 14  |  44 mins 55 secs
    adam bazalgette, click funnels, entrepreneurship, gary guerrero jr, golf business, golf entrepreneur, golf industry, innovation, lag shot golf, lagshot, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, scratch golf academy

    Gary Guerrero Jr. has built several successful golf businesses on the foundation of his marketing acumen. His simple and effective formula? Put all your energy into a product until it scales beyond your imagination. Then leverage those learnings and that audience to create the next venture. Host Colin Weston sits down with the Founder of Lag Shot Golf and Scratch Golf Academy to learn about his personal journey and "Give First" entrepreneurial mindset.