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'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 2019!
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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Turning Green Fairways into Blue Oceans: How Golf Industry Innovators Are Unlocking New Markets and Customers

    Article  |  September 21st, 2018
    blue ocean shift, blue ocean strategy, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, golf innovation, golf podcast, golf sixes, major series of putting, modgolf, modgolf podcast, msop, nextlinks, topgolf, womens golf day

    How do some golf industry companies and organizations manage to find new growth opportunities while others fight over the same customers with similar offerings? These innovators are taking a Blue Ocean Strategy approach that allows them to stop competing and start creating uncontested market space that makes the competition irrelevant.

  • 025: "Leveling The Playing Field" - Part 2 of The Major Series of Putting MSOP Vegas Championships

    Episode  |  December 31st, 2017  |  Season 2  |  26 mins 41 secs
    #growgolf, blue ocean strategy, burke putters, crossing the chasm, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, guillaume beland, indoor golf, las vegas, major series of putting, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, msop, populous, startup

    In Part 2 of our MSOP Championship coverage, host Colin Weston speaks with the creators, players and sponsor partners of this uniquely innovative golf competition format. We also explore the emergence of "Skills Based Gaming" and the MSOP stadium design response that includes engaging putting games where the public can bet on themselves.

  • 024: #PuttForDough - Part 1 of The Major Series of Putting MSOP Vegas Championships

    Episode  |  December 12th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  42 mins 41 secs
    #growgolf, @officialmsop, brad faxon, burke putters, business leadership, crossing the chasm, entrepreneurship, fox sports 1, future of golf, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, major series of putting, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, msop, populous, skills based gaming, southwest greens, startup

    Host Colin Weston travels to Las Vegas for four days to cover the inaugural 2017 MSOP Las Vegas Championships. In Part 1 of our two part series, Colin speaks with the creators, players and fans to gather their insights and perspective on this uniquely innovative sport competition experience.

  • 023: Jon Standing / Indoor Golf Arena - Creating The Ultimate Indoor Golfing Experience

    Episode  |  December 5th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  33 mins 12 secs
    #growgolf, crossing the chasm, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, indoor golf, indoor golf arena, jon standing, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, startup

    Indoor Golf Arena is the brainchild of Amsterdam entrepreneur Jon Standing - a proposal for the world’s largest Indoor Golf Center which offers state of the art, weather independent, recreational and professional training facilities ranging from professional players to those new to the beautiful game of golf.

  • 022: Joe Assell / GOLFTEC Co-Founder & CEO - Creating An Entrepreneurial Culture of Constant Innovation And Improvement

    Episode  |  November 28th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  38 mins 45 secs
    #growgolf, future of golf, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, golf technology, golftec, joe assell, lean startup, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, the modgolf podcast, the pga

    GBOSH. Go Big Or Stay Home. This is the inspiring and ambitious rally cry that GOLFTEC has built their innovative culture around over the past two decades. From their humble beginnings down in the clubhouse basement at Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver, CEO Joe Assell has strategically scaled GOLFTEC into the technology and experience driven golf teaching juggernaut that it is today.

  • 021: Clemmie Perry / Founder and Director at Women of Color Golf - Creating Positive Social Impact By Empowering Women And Girls Through Golf

    Episode  |  November 14th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  31 mins 11 secs
    #growgolf, clemmie perry, colin weston, empowering women, future of golf, girls on the green tee, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, golf technology, lean startup, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, steve mona, the modgolf podcast, women of color golf

    Make a difference in my community. That was Clemmie Perry's guiding principle that motivated her to use golf as the platform to empower women and girls of color shortly after picking up the game only four years ago. Her entrepreneurial vision and passion, combined with finding the personal courage to step outside her comfort zone has lead to the creation of both Women of Color Golf Founder and Girls On The Green Tee.

  • 020: Eddy Lui / Founder and CEO of 18Birdies - Making Fun Golf Experiences That Extend Beyond The Traditional 18 Hole Tee Time

    Episode  |  November 7th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  30 mins 11 secs
    #growgolf, 18birdies, eddy lui, entrepreneur, future of golf, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, golf technology, lean startup, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, nextgengolf, paige spiranic, startup, the modgolf podcast

    18Birdies is the fastest growing golf community in the mobile app space, as they have crossed the startup chasm from "skeptics wondering if their cool idea would make it” to “these guys are still here, they’re getting bigger, stronger and achieving more success”. Founder and CEO Eddy Lui speaks with host Colin Weston about his inspiration for creating 18Birdies, the evolution of their product offerings through customer insights and their ambitious plans to scale up quickly through the strategic partnerships they have secured.

  • 019: Carlos Sugich / 2018 WM Phoenix Open Tournament Chairman - Creating The World's Most Innovative And Fun Golf Tournament

    Episode  |  October 31st, 2017  |  Season 2  |  36 mins 8 secs
    #growgolf, carlos sugich, coors light birds nest, future of golf, golf, golf innovation, kelley james, modgolf, modgolf podcast, pga tour, the 16th hole, the phoenix open, the thunderbirds, waste management, waste management phoenix open, weezer

    The Waste Management Phoenix Open, known as #ThePeoplesOpen constantly raises the bar as the premier golf entertainment experience in the world. 2018 Tournament Chairman Carlos Sugich speaks with host Colin Weston about the iconic 16th hole stadium (The Loudest Hole In Golf) and how his charity group The Thunderbirds consistently innovate this unique tournament experience.

  • 018: Shane Bacon / FOX Sports Golf Reporter - Grow The Game By Taking It A Little Less Seriously

    Episode  |  October 17th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  45 mins 16 secs
    #growgolf, brad faxon, european tour, fox sports, future of golf, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, golf sixes, golf technology, keith pelley, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, msop, pga tour, shane bacon, the modgolf podcast, tiger woods, topgolf

    Shane Bacon, FOX Sports Golf Reporter and "The Clubhouse" podcast host shares his unique take on golf, ranging from the average fan’s obsession with Tiger Woods to exploring different golf game formats as a fun, social alternative to traditional 18 hole stroke play. As Shane says, "To grow the game, make golf as simple and fun as possible". We couldn't agree more.

  • 017: The Links At Petco Park: Callaway Creates a Fun Golf Experience That Aligns With Their Company Culture

    Episode  |  October 9th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  39 mins 55 secs
    #growgolf, #modgolfers, #modgolfpodcast, #thelinksatpetco, callaway golf, colin weston, future of golf, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, lean startup, nate adelman, ogio, petco park, san diego padres, simon sinek, the links at petco park, the modgolf podcast

    Host Colin Weston speaks with Nate Adelman, co-creator of The Links At Petco Park and Marketing Manager for Callaway Golf. Nate shares how #TheLinksAtPetco went from fun idea to a constantly evolving and popular annual golf experience now in its third year, providing Callaway with a platform to help grow the game while supporting local charities.

  • 016: Eric Crawford / CEO of GolfTourney.com - Creating A Frictionless Experience That Connects Golfers To Tournaments

    Episode  |  October 3rd, 2017  |  Season 2  |  32 mins 11 secs
    #growgolf, eric crawford, future of golf, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, golf technology, golftourney.com, lean startup, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, the modgolf podcast

    Does something as simple as connecting eager golfers to unfilled amateur and charity tournament spots qualify as an industry disruptor? Considering close to one million tournament events are held annually in the US alone on 15,000 golf course, the size of the total market says yes it is. GolfTourney.com has created the industry-leading solution to help fill the massive inventory of unfilled tournament tee times while providing their users with an elegant search and booking experience. On this episode, host Colin Weston speaks with Founder and CEO Eric Crawford about his journey from a lean startup idea in 2008 to a validated early growth business that is poised to capture a big piece of a very large global market, all while helping grow the game and supporting charitable causes.

  • 015: Dave Shultz / CEO and Founder of NextLinks - Building the Technology Engine That Powers Immersive Golf Entertainment Experiences

    Episode  |  September 26th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  28 mins 37 secs
    #growgolf, dave shultz, future of golf, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, golf technology, lean startup, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, nextlinks, realitee, simon sinek, the modgolf podcast

    This week host Colin Weston speaks with Dave Shultz, founder and CEO of NextLinks. Dave is a passionate golfer and entrepreneur who has developed the technology to fuel the future of golf entertainment experiences. On this episode, we hear about Dave's transformational journey from engineer to entrepreneur, lessons he's learned along the way and the business he is poised to scale up.

  • 014: "The Miracles Episode" - Golf Digest's Max Adler Shares Golf's Unexpected Stories

    Episode  |  September 19th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  26 mins 45 secs
    #growgolf, future of golf, golf, golf digest, golf innovation, max adler, modgolf, modgolf podcast, the miracles issue, topgolf

    Yes golf is a game, but there has always been an unexpectedly mystical aspect to the sport that many believe operates on an different plane of consciousness. This week Golf Digest Editorial Director Max Adler shares with us some amazing, inspirational stories for their "Miracles Issue".

  • 013: "It Only Takes One" - The Innovative Evolution of World Long Drive

    Episode  |  September 12th, 2017  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 7 mins
    #growgolf, future of golf, golf, golf channel, golf innovation, justin james, lisa longball, maurice allen, modgolf, modgolf podcast, sandra carlborg, topgolf, volvik, volvik usa, winstar, winstar world resort and casino, world long drive

    We open Season Two as host Colin Weston travels to Oklahoma to cover the Volvik World Long Drive Championship. There Colin speaks with the players, fans, creators, owners and sponsors to reveal how Golf Channel plans to transform what was a niche golf novelty event into a mainstream sport entertainment property.