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 #5 on 2018 and 2019'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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    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 trills 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.

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    Empowering Women Through Golf - Shella Sylla / SisterGolf (073)

    Episode  |  February 22nd, 2020  |  Season 7  |  40 mins 6 secs
    #growgolf, diversity and inclusion, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf channel, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga, pga tour, shella sylla, sistergolf, usga, womens golf

    “If you have a business idea and years go by and it does not leave you, then you know that it is something you have to pursue”. That’s exactly what happened to me for eleven years before launching SisterGolf.

    This episode we sit down with Shella Sylla, Business Golf Professional and Founder/CEO of SisterGolf to learn how she took the entrepreneurial leap to create a viable, scalable business model that didn't previously exist.

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    Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned In The Golf Industry - John Kawaja / Honma Golf (072)

    Episode  |  February 4th, 2020  |  Season 7  |  43 mins 29 secs
    #growgolf, adidas, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf channel, honma golf, innovation, john kawaja, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga, pga tour, taylormade, usga

    "Extraordinary can happen with a belief that you can change the world. A conviction that gives you the boldness and the creativity to imagine something better, something different." On our opening episode of Season 7, Colin speaks with Honma Golf NA President John Kawaja about entrepreneurial lessons learned across his career in the golf industry.

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    Season 6 Wrap-up / Season 7 Preview

    Episode  |  October 31st, 2019  |  Season 6  |  18 mins 17 secs
    #growgolf, adam heieck, azucena maldonado, blue ocean strategy, buffalo agency, buffalo.agency, dale merrit, entrepreneurship, future of golf, gina rizzi, golf canada, golf channel, golf genius, golfpay, innovation, kevin thistle, latina golfers, lean startup, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga, pga of canada, radius sports group, renee mauborgne, reviver sport entertainment, rich katz, startup, tee it forward, usga, we are golf, youth on course

    Host Colin Weston recaps the best from each of our ten Season 6 guests, along with a preview of Season 7 which will premiere early January 2020.

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    Creating Frictionless Customer Experiences For Recreational Golfers - Dale Merritt / Golfpay (071)

    Episode  |  September 3rd, 2019  |  Season 6  |  33 mins 57 secs
    #growgolf, dale merritt, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf channel, golfpay, innovation, modgolf, modgolf podcast, ngcoa, pga, usga, we are golf

    "I focus on the behaviours of the modern consumer. It's a fascinating topic to me. How, and why golf is so far behind embracing the customer experience, how it is affecting the golf business, and how it can be solved." On our final episode of Season 6, Colin speaks with entrepreneur and Golfpay CEO Dale Merritt about harnessing the power of artificial intelligence, machine learning and experience design to create a frictionless mobile golf round check-in platform that removes pain points and frustration for both recreational golfers and the course operators.

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    Transforming Latina Women's Lives Through Golf - Azucena Maldonado / Latina Golfers (070)

    Episode  |  August 18th, 2019  |  Season 6  |  53 mins 55 secs
    #growgolf, azucena maldonado, british columbia golf, entrepreneurship, female founders, future of golf, golf canada, golf channel, innovation, latina golfers, modgolf, modgolf podcast, pga, usga, we are golf, women entrepreneurs, women's golf

    "We teach women how to leverage golf as a business tool so they can shatter the glass ceiling with a golf ball”. On our latest episode, Azucena Maldonado, Founder of The Latina Golfers Association joins us to share how she has built a nationally scalable business that empowers women in the Greater Los Angeles area both on and off the golf course.

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    Growing The Game By Providing Youth Access To Affordable Golf - Adam Heieck / Youth On Course (069)

    Episode  |  July 30th, 2019  |  Season 6  |  37 mins
    #growgolf, adam heieck, british columbia golf, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf canada, golf channel, innovation, modgolf, modgolf podcast, pga, usga, we are golf, youth on course

    "While everyone recognized the need to work together, there are still so many silos in golf. The industry is so fragmented that we decided to take a collaborative, wholistic approach in order to bring more kids to the game and to transition them through the funnel to the next progressive step”.

    This week our host Colin Weston sits down for a conversation with Adam Heieck, CEO of Youth On Course. Adam joins us to share how his organization provides youth ages 6-18 with access to life-changing opportunities through golf.