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.

  • BONUS Episode: Season 3 Wrap Up / Season 4 Preview

    Episode  |  May 15th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  21 mins 20 secs
    #growgolf, arccos golf, blue ocean strategy, chef's cut real jerky, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf 20/20, golflogix, innovation, lean startup, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga, pga of america, pga reach, startup, top golf media, topgolf, ugull pay, we are golf, womens golf day

    Host Colin Weston recaps the best from each of our twelve Season 3 guests, along with a preview of Season 4 which will premiere on May 29.

  • 037: Dennis Riedel / Co-Founder of Chef's Cut Real Jerky - Transforming a Golf Course Friendship Into A Deliciously Innovative Business Model

    Episode  |  April 23rd, 2018  |  Season 3  |  25 mins 22 secs
    #growgolf, chef's cut, chef's cut real jerky, dennis riedel, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf innovation, golfboard, jerky, lean startup, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, startup, topgolf, uber

    Ex-Mini Tour player Dennis Riedel was caddying alongside good friend Chef Blair Swiler when Blair shared his homemade jerky with him. Real cuts of moist, delicious premium beef, right there on the golf course, was all Dennis needed to realize this was their entrepreneurial AHA moment. And with some convincing, Chef Blair shared his recipe and the pair began smoking and selling Chef’s Cut Real Jerky Co® to golf and country clubs across the US. This week Dennis shares their golf-inspired startup story with our host Colin Weston.

  • 036: Dr. Christopher Cain / Director, PGA Golf Management University Program at UNLV - Creating A Golf Education Culture That Is Different, Daring and Diverse

    Episode  |  April 16th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  49 mins 17 secs
    #growgolf, christopher cain, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf education, golf innovation, golf management, lean startup, major series of putting, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, msop, simon sinek, start with why, startup, topgolf, unlv, unlv pga golf management university program

    Christopher Cain's life-long love for golf has led to keynote speaking engagements and recognition as one of golf's top academic influencers. But his biggest joy is the inspiration and insights he draws from his students and staff as Director of The PGA Golf Management Program at UNLV. This week Chris shares with us his thoughts on the future of golf and the influence Simon Sinek's "The Power of WHY" has on his approach to culture building and leadership within the golf industry.

  • 035: Dave Cavossa / Founder & CEO of CaddieNow - Harnessing Technology to Transform One of Golf's Great Traditions

    Episode  |  April 9th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  34 mins 45 secs
    #blueoceanshift, #growgolf, blue ocean strategy, caddie, caddienow, colin weston, dave cavossa, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, lean startup, looper, lyft, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga, pga of america, startup, uber

    Would you pay for a caddie if they were reasonably priced and made your golfing experience more enjoyable? CaddieNow Founder and CEO Dave Cavossa shares how he has eliminated the pain points by looking to successes in other industries to solve the problem. Host Colin Weston speaks with Dave to learn what drives him as as an entrepreneur and how initial golf industry ignorance turned out to be his startup superpower.

  • 034: PGA WORKS - Attracting and Nurturing Diverse Talent To Ensure a Strong Future For The Golf Industry

    Episode  |  April 3rd, 2018  |  Season 3  |  33 mins 43 secs
    #growgolf, diversity, future of golf, golf, golf channel, golf disruption, golf innovation, inclusion, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga, pga of america, pga reach, pga works, rachel mabee, startup, tajma brown, we are golf

    This week’s episode features two guests from PGA WORKS, Fellowship intern Tajma Brown and Program Specialist Rachel Mabee. PGA WORKS is a part of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America. We talk about how The PGA WORKS Fellowship aspires to be a unique opportunity for recent college graduates from diverse backgrounds to acquire valuable experience in the golf industry.

  • 033: YuChiang Cheng / President, Topgolf Media - Telling Impactful Stories That Build Community Beyond Golf

    Episode  |  March 27th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  42 mins 21 secs
    entrepreneurship, freakonomics, future of golf, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, grow golf, lean startup, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, podcast, startup, this american life, topgolf, topgolf crush, topgolf media, topgolf tour, yuchiang cheng

    Topgolf Media was created to become the digital content and mobile gaming platform for Topgolf Entertainment Group. In only two years after the acquisition of his previous company WGT Media, Topgolf Media President YuChaing Cheng leads a passionately innovative group that extends the Topgolf message to showcase charitable community building, food, music, entertainment and sport to create a unique lifestyle brand unlike any other.

  • 032: Pascal Stolz / CEO of eGull Pay - Creating the Uber of The Golf Industry

    Episode  |  March 19th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  32 mins 5 secs
    #growgolf, blue ocean shift, blue ocean strategy, egull, egull pay, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, golfboard, lean startup, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pascal stolz, startup, topgolf, uber

    Would you golf more if you only had to pay for the number of holes you play? eGull Pay allows you to do just that, by giving today's golfer control over their most precious resource: TIME. CEO Pascal Stolz sits down with host Colin Weston to share how eGull Pay has embedded an Uber-like experience into their App that benefits both golf course operators and the golfers who populate their fairways.

  • 031: Alex Myers / Golf Digest Senior Writer and Host of The Grind - Expanding Golf's Fanbase by Not Taking The Game So Seriously

    Episode  |  March 13th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  40 mins 28 secs
    #growgolf, alex myers, future of golf, golf, golf digest, golf disruption, golf innovation, golfboard, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, msop, startup, the grind, the loop, topgolf

    Golf Digest Senior Writer and weekly host of "The Grind" video series Alex Myers joins us to share his thoughts on the future of golf from the unique vantage point from where he sits.

  • 030: Sandy Cross, Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion for The PGA of America

    Episode  |  March 5th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  33 mins 53 secs
    #growgolf, diversity, future of golf, golf, golf 2020 diversity task force, golf channel, golf disruption, golf innovation, inclusion, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga, pga of america, sandy cross, startup, we are golf

    “Diversity is being invited to the party, Inclusion is being asked to dance”. Guest Sandy Cross joins us to discuss the cultural transformation that is taking place at The PGA of America, as she spearheads their effort to move the golf needle regarding both the participation rate and industry career opportunities for under-represented communities and cultures.

  • 029: Pete Charleston / GolfLogix Co-Founder and President - Empowering All Golfers To Read Greens Like A Pro

    Episode  |  February 26th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  36 mins 34 secs
    #growgolf, future of golf, golf, golf digest, golf disruption, golf innovation, golflogix, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pete charleston, putt breaks, startup

    Would golf be more fun if the recreational player could read the greens like a pro, know exactly how approach shots will roll and how putts will break? Over 4 million App downloads says the answer is YES. Host Colin Weston speaks with GolfLogix Co-Founder and President Pete Charleston to learn how their culture of constant experimentation and entrepreneurial passion that has led to the creation of their latest innovative product: Putt Breaks.

  • 028: Dr. Michael Cooper / Chairman of the GOLF 20/20 Diversity Task Force - Transforming The Golf Industry to Align With a Changing World

    Episode  |  February 16th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  42 mins 33 secs
    #growgolf, diversity, dr michael cooper, future of golf, golf, golf 2020 diversity task force, golf channel, golf disruption, golf innovation, inclusion, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, startup, steve mona, we are golf, wearegolf

    "Golf needs to giddy-up and change right now to keep up with an already changed world". Many people and organizations have talked for years about growing the game by connecting with under-represented groups, but Dr. Michael Cooper in one of a handful of passionate "Linking Agents" empowering existing community leaders with the tools and resources needed to actually make a difference regarding diversity and inclusion in golf.

  • 027: Dean Reinmuth / The "Dean of Golf" - Stories From Four Decades Passionately Dedicated To Golf Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Episode  |  February 9th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  35 mins 53 secs
    #growgolf, crossing the chasm, dean reinmuth, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf, golf channel, golf disruption, golf innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, startup, swing coach

    This week host Colin Weston speaks with one of golf's innovation pioneers, Dean Reinmuth. Spanning more than four decades, Dean's entrepreneurial career covers the entire industry spectrum from product design and teaching videos to becoming a media personality on Golf Channel. Dean shares inspirational stories that showcase his unrelenting curiosity, tenacity and passion that drive him to keep innovating and experimenting to help grow the game he loves.

  • 026: Sal Syed / Arccos Golf CEO and Co-Founder - Harnessing Big Data, Machine Learning and AI to Create a Paradigm Shift in Golf Game Improvement

    Episode  |  February 1st, 2018  |  Season 3  |  35 mins 19 secs
    #blueoceanshift, #growgolf, ai, arccos, arccos golf, artificial intellegence, big data, blue ocean strategy, future of golf, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, golf technology, ideo, internet of things, iot, lean startup, machine learning, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, sal syed, the modgolf podcast, the pga

    Arccos Golf is a Big Data analytics and Artificial Intelligence company that is creating a paradigm shift in the way golfers at every level improve their game performance. Host Colin Weston speaks with Co-Founder and CEO Sal Syed to learn how the Arccos game improvement tracking system transforms all 14 clubs in your bag into smart, connected pieces of hardware that brings The Internet of Things to the golf industry.