The ModGolf Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

155 episodes of The ModGolf Podcast since the first episode, which aired on April 26th, 2017.

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    Making a Difference: Supporting The Recovery of Injured Veterans Through Golf - John Simpson, Founder of On Course Foundation

    November 25th, 2022  |  Season 12  |  37 mins 5 secs
    #makegolfyourthing, #recoverythroughgolf, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf charity, golf podcast, innovation, john simpson, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, on golf foundation, pagagolf, pga of america, the simpson cup, usga, wounded warriors

    "Being disabled myself, I chatted with a few of the injured veterans and told them what had happened to me. I saw some of them looking back at me and I realized that golf was something they could do. That's when I thought, "if we could start a charity which teaches golf on a long-term basis with the idea of then getting them some form of employment within the golf and related industries, that if we could do that, that would be quite something". And that's where it all started." We open Season 13 with an inspirational conversation with John Simpson, Founder of On Course Foundation.

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    SEASON 12 WRAP-UP / SEASON 13 PREVIEW

    November 4th, 2022  |  Season 12  |  19 mins 56 secs
    black business, black-owned business, caddy time, carry golf investments, deuce, deuce premium, dewiz, digital golf collective, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf industry, innovation, inrange golf, linksdao, lpga, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, odin golf, operation 36, pga of america, the golf sanctuary, the pga show, ty delavallade, usga, xonic golf

    That's a wrap for Season 12 of The ModGolf Podcast! Our team is currently working on your next twelve episodes for Season 13, which launches early December 2022. We heard some amazing stories from a diverse group of guests who discussed how inclusion, technology, entertainment, music, celebrity, hospitality and community building intersect to shape the future of golf.

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    How a Simple Invitation Becomes a Powerful Way To Grow Golf - Laura Diaz, Sr. Director of Community & Inclusion With The LPGA

    October 10th, 2022  |  Season 12  |  30 mins 6 secs
    #makegolfyourthing, dr greta anderson, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf industry, innovation, laura diaz, lpga, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, project 72, usga

    "If you can see it, you can be it". If I can see somebody that looks like me, if there is that representation then I know I can get into this sport, or I can see a career in it." Our guest host Dr. Greta Anderson sits down with The LPGA's Sr. Director of Community & Inclusion Laura Diaz who shares insights gathered starting from her first swing growing up in Puerto Rico.

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    Building a Bridge That Connects Golfers, Caddies and Clubs - Brett Jaffee, Co-Founder of Caddy Time

    September 26th, 2022  |  Season 12  |  32 mins 42 secs
    #makegolfyourthing, brett jaffee, caddy time, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf industry, golf podcast, innovation, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, pga of canada, sport innovation, usga

    "Sometimes golfers need a competitive caddy, but also for senior play, junior play, woman's play. Caddies are a terrific bridge to the golf facility." Caddy Time Co-Founder Brett Jaffee joins us to share how a lifetime in entrepreneurship led to the successful creation of their startup.

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    Combining His Love of Golf and Entrepreneurship - Markus Westerberg, Co-Founder of deWiz

    September 15th, 2022  |  Season 12  |  36 mins 48 secs
    #makegolfyourthing, dewiz, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf genius software, golf industry, golf instruction, innovation, make golf your thing, markus westerberg, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, sport innovation, sport tech, the pga show, usga

    "Golf provides a North Star to define what success means to you and to appreciate the journey. You have to truly love the game, whether it's the game of entrepreneurship or the game of golf. And when you do that, I believe you will end up in good places." Markus Westerberg, Co-Founder of deWiz joins host Colin Weston to share the value of doing uncomfortable things, the power in collaborating with curious, positive people and so much more on this engaging episode of The ModGolf Podcast.

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    Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned on The Trading Floor - Eileen Jurczak, Founder and CEO of Xonic Golf

    August 30th, 2022  |  Season 12  |  35 mins 18 secs
    eileen jurczak, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf canada, golf industry, golf podcast, innovation, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, sport innovation, sport tech, usga, women entrepreneurs, xonic golf

    "All of my personal and professional experiences in finance, engineering and golf have come together. It's quite fantastic that they culminate into what I'm doing in the Sport Tech startup space today." Eileen Jurczak, Founder and CEO of Xonic Golf joins us to share what she learned about entrepreneurship on the stock exchange trading floor and so much more on this episode of The ModGolf Podcast.

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    Redefining The Golf Club Membership Experience - Billy Brown, Founder and CEO of The Golf Sanctuary

    August 18th, 2022  |  Season 12  |  34 mins 53 secs
    #makegolfyourthing, billy brown, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf industry, innovation, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, the golf sanctuary

    "November of 2019, I was in a pain med coma from a shoulder surgery wiping drool off my face from the codeine and thought... Golf Sanctuary. If I could go marry real estate and golf, how cool would that be?" Billy Brown, Founder and CEO of The Golf Sanctuary joins us to share how he harnessed the Law of Supply and Demand to create a members-only off-course experience that appeals to his love for food, drinks and golf.

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    Using Customer Feedback To Deliver Exceptional Value - Nick Longley, Co-Founder at Inrange

    August 4th, 2022  |  Season 12  |  35 mins 45 secs
    #makegolfyourthing, entrepreneurship, esports, future of golf, golf business, golf entertainment, golf industry, golf podcast, innovation, inrange, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, nick longley, pga of america, sport innovation, topgolf, usga

    "Once we understood that our business is helping other businesses succeed, things really took off" - Nick Longley, Co-Founder at Inrange Golf joins us to share their design process that led to creating engaging digital games to heighten the traditional driving range experience for both customers and owners.

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    Relationships Are The New Currency - Ty DeLavallade - Founder and President of Deuce

    July 22nd, 2022  |  Season 12  |  36 mins 21 secs
    #makegolfyourthing, black business, black owned business, deuce, deuce premium, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf accessories, golf apparel, golf business, golf hats, golf industry, innovation, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, the pga show, ty delavallade, usga

    "I realized that when building a company, you're really building a tribe. Creating a support group of people around you who are proud to wear the hat because it's cool brand. They wear it because of the quality and how it makes them feel. Whatever their motivation, I'm okay with that."
    Ty DeLavallade, Founder and President of Deuce joins us to share the wins and the setbacks that define his entrepreneurial journey.

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    Building a Women-Led Company That Positively Disrupts The Golf Industry - Jess McAlister, Founder of Digital Golf Collective

    July 13th, 2022  |  Season 12  |  33 mins 45 secs
    #makegolfyourthing, digital golf collective, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf industry, golf podcast, innovation, jess mcalister, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, sport innovation, usga, women entrepreneurs

    "With where technology and society is going, it's an adapt or die situation as we are currently seeing in the golf industry today. As severe crazy golf fans and experts in our professional space, we felt we can positively disrupt while loving and respecting the industry and sport we love so much." - Jess McAlister, Founder of Digital Golf Collective joins us to share how they passionately created the golf influencer space.

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    Building a Scalable Business That Introduces 1,000,000 New Golfers to The Game - Matt Reagan, Co-Founder at Operation 36 Golf

    July 1st, 2022  |  Season 12  |  36 mins 29 secs
    #makegolfyourthing, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf genius software, golf industry, golf instruction, innovation, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, operation 36, pga of america, sport innovation, the pga show, usga

    "We created this cool environment to test group programming with kids and try to figure out what works to make it fun, but also make sure they are getting better and turning into golfers." Operation 36 Golf Co-Founder Matt Reagan shares how they looked at youth sports like martial arts to create a multi-levelled teaching program that is both effective and fun.

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    Harnessing web3 To Reimagine The Modern Golf Club Experience - Cooper Sherwin, Co-Founder and Head of Community at LinksDAO

    June 24th, 2022  |  Season 12  |  41 mins 18 secs
    #makegolfyourthing, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf industry, golf nft, innovation, linksdao, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, sport innovation, sport investing, sport nfts, the pga show, usga, web3

    "We knew right off the bat that we wanted to bring value to NFT holders, not where it was lottery based where maybe five folks would get a trip to The Masters. We wanted to make sure that we had benefits across the board in an equitable way. Cooper Sherwin, Co-Founder and Head of Community at LinksDAO shares how they use web3 and the value of NFTs to reimagine the golf club membership experience.

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    Applying a Tech Investor Mindset to Support "Early Stage" Golf Athletes - Donnie Dotson, Founder and CEO of Carry

    June 13th, 2022  |  Season 12  |  30 mins 12 secs
    #makegolfyourthing, carry, carry golf investments, donnie dotson, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf balls, golf business, golf industry, innovation, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, sport innovation, sport investing, the pga show, usga

    "These potential investors didn't know the players 48 hours earlier and were high fiving them saying "we'll be following along and cheering for you guys!" My goal now is to be able to bottle up that experience and scale it, so we can help a lot more golfers but also bring a lot more fans closer to the game." Donnie Dotson, Founder and CEO of Carry Golf Investments joins us to share how he's applying tech startup lessons learned to elite athletes.

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    Building an Engaging Platform For The Everyday Golfer - Jordan Lunetta, Co-Founder of ODIN Golf

    May 17th, 2022  |  Season 12  |  45 mins 38 secs
    #makegolfyourthing, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf balls, golf business, golf industry, innovation, jordan lunetta, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, odin golf, pga of america, sport innovation, the pga show, usga

    "We have big ambitions to take ODIN to golfers across the globe. We have a vision of building a platform for the everyday golfer." Jordan Lunetta, Co-Founder of ODIN Golf opens Season 12 to share how they are creating a golf-loving tribe by living their company tagline: "Go Balls Out. Always!"

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    SEASON 11 WRAP-UP / SEASON 12 PREVIEW

    April 30th, 2022  |  Season 11  |  22 mins 10 secs
    #makegolfyourthing, british columbia golf, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf canada, golf genius software, golf industry, innovation, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, the pga show, usga

    That's a wrap for Season 11 of The ModGolf Podcast! Our team is currently working on your next twelve episodes for Season 12, which launches early June 2022. We heard some amazing stories from a diverse group of guests who discussed how inclusion, technology, entertainment, music, celebrity, hospitality and community building intersect to shape the future of golf.

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    Creating a Sustainable Golf Future Through The "Seventh Generation Principle" - Steve Tooshkenig, CPGA Golf Professional and Inspirational Indigenous Speaker

    April 10th, 2022  |  Season 11  |  44 mins 47 secs
    #makegolfyourthing, entrepreneurship, first nations rights, future of golf, golf business, golf industry, golf innovation, indigenous rights, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, seventh generation principles, steve tooshkenig, the pga of canada, truth and reconciliation

    "You can talk about that scorecard all you want but if you change how you put that score down then we see that. That's what golf can teach us about integrity. When you do sit in that Circle with us, you're responsible for the words that you share that must come from your heart." - Steve Tooshkenig, CPGA Golf Professional and Inspirational Indigenous Speaker joins us to share stories from his golf journey.