Lydia is the founder and CEO of TeeMates Golf. She is originally from the UK, born in Thailand, and traveled around living in Asia, Europe, and the middle East. She currently resides in Houston where she created first thought of and created TeeMates Golf. Having been in the music industry, and a serial entrepreneur, she got into tech early on as part of her previous ventures.
From music on the charts in the UK to a music school and real estate in the US, she got the itch to start another business. Lydia played her first full round of golf on Yas Links in Abu Dhabi in 2012. She was fascinated at how difficult the game was and how much focus it required.
TeeMates was created when her now husband, Andrew - a self-proclaimed golf degenerate - would always send her photos of himself playing at course alone whilst on work travel. With golf growth rates off the charts, Lydia knew there must be others in his hotel or area that would want to join him on the Teebox.
From this she created TeeMates Golf, designing the wire frames and connecting with a dev team to code. Within a year TeeMates Golf was launched on the app and google play stores. In the first 6 months they got 10k downloads and knew there was a market for it. The app has taken off and Lydia is working on adding new and fun features to the app to make it a full and inclusive golf community experience.
May 16th, 2023 | Season 13 | 20 mins 18 secs
entrepreneurship, golf business, golf industry, innovation, modgolf, modgolf podcast, sport tech
If you didn’t get the chance to listen to all of our twelve Season 13 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!
February 3rd, 2023 | Season 13 | 20 mins 6 secs
#makegolfyourthing, billy brown, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf accessories, golf apparel, golf business, golf industry, innovation, lydia davies, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga show, reed exhibitions, teamates, the golf sanctuary, the pga of america, usga
Colin returns to The PGA Show in Orlando and was ready to record a podcast but his guest no-showed! Not to worry, as Colin spots previous show guest Lydia Davies walking by and asks her to join him for a spontaneous chat about what's cool at the show. Minutes later another previous guest jumps in to take this fun-filled conversation to the next level.
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.
January 26th, 2022 | Season 11 | 34 mins 5 secs
golf apps, golf business, golf podcast, golf tech, google golf app, lydia davies, modgolf, modgolf podcast, sport tech, teemates golf, the app store
"I'm a bit of a serial entrepreneur. I was in the music industry and had my own record label, then ended up opening a Performing Arts Academy. Once I start something, I am going to see it through to the end, no matter what." - Lydia Davies, Founder and CEO of TeeMates joins us to share her golf entrepreneurship story that started after being reintroduced to the game in Abu Dhabi.