Golf Innovator, entrepreneurship community builder and innovation junkie: Colin's passion is to re-imagine sport to make the experience more diverse, engaging, relevant and shareable for fans, athletes and brand sponsors. As a founding partner, asset developer and experience designer at REVIVER Sport Entertainment, Colin loves being part of the community-building process. Building a vibrant community around the Future of Golf is his inspiration for creating and hosting The ModGolf Podcast.
Colin has spoken at and moderated several golf industry and business leadership events. Contact him by email if you would like to explore the possibility of Colin sharing his stories and insights at your next virtual conference or educational series. [email protected]
Colin was invited to speak at The 2018 PGA Fashion & Demo Experience in Las Vegas Education about "How to Build a Culture of Innovation and Entrpreneurship Within Your Golf Business"
Host Colin Weston moderates The 2018 PGA of BC Spring Education Seminar
Colin had the pleasure to speak at and moderate The PGA of British Columbia's Spring Education Seminar, where he shared the entrepreneurial insights from our previous guests to the 160 attendees.
Host Colin Weston meets Top Golf Instructor Michael Breed at The 2018 PGA of BC Spring Education Seminar
Colin Moderates and Speaks at The 2018 PGA of BC Spring Education Seminar
The ModGolf Podcast featured at the 2018 PGA Show
Our host Colin Weston appeared at The 2018 PGA Show in Orlando on January 24 for The #GolfDisruptorsPanel, where he moderated a lively discussion about golf innovation and the entrepreneurial journey with four of our previous episode guests.
Colin with Women's Golf Day Founder Elisa Gaudet and Women of Color Golf Founder Clemmie Perry, along with panelists Dave Shultz (NextLinks) and Guillaume Beland (Major Series of Putting)
July 20th, 2021 | Season 9 | 18 mins 30 secs
andy walker, bodo sieber, cobra golf, dick zokol, dr. greta golf, eric sedransk. member for a day, gcsaa, golf channel, golf industry guru, greta anderson, keith stewart, lazarus esports, mike yagley, mindtrak golf, pga of america, power tee, shelia finney, tagmarshal, the uga
That's a wrap for Season 9 of The ModGolf Podcast! Our team is currently working on your next twelve episodes for Season 10, which launches mid-August 2021. 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.
Lessons Learned On The PGA Tour To Raise Your Mental Performance - Dick Zokol, CEO and Founder of MindTRAK Golf
June 23rd, 2021 | Season 9 | 34 mins 33 secs
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Nicknamed "Disco Dick" after playing a 1982 PGA Tour event wearing a Sony Walkman, two-time tour winner Dick Zokol joins us to share how listening to music on course to calm his hyperactive mind was the insight that led to the creation of MindTRAK Golf.
June 9th, 2021 | Season 9 | 42 mins 5 secs
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"The golf world is really growing and is becoming so much more engaging. It reminds me of when I was a kid just starting to get involved with golf, knowing nothing about it and everything was new to me. Now it feels new all over again and it's a lot of fun." Keith Stewart joins us to share how he focused on strengths rather than weaknesses to develop his communication skills and find his voice in the golf industry.
The "Accidental Agronomist" Who Became A Golf Industry Connector - Shelia Finney, Senior Director of Member Programs at The GCSAA
May 19th, 2021 | Season 9 | 33 mins 36 secs
diversity and inclusion, future of golf, gcsaa, golf, golf channel, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, rhett evans, shelia finney
"For most of these kids it's the first time they've been on a golf course. I remember being on a field trip and one little girl on a green reached down to touch it and said "It's REAL!!" It's a wonderful way to introduce the kids in that class - young women in particular - to golf”. Shelia Finney, Senior Director of Member Programs at The GCSAA joins us to share her transformation from "accidental agronomist" to golf industry connector.
Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned Over 25 Years Of Constantly Innovating - Martin Wyeth, Founder & CEO at Power Tee
May 13th, 2021 | Season 9 | 36 mins 39 secs
#growgolf, british columbia golf, entrepreneurship, future of golf, gcsaa, golf business, golf canada, golf channel, golf innovation, jim furyk, martin wyeth, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga, pga of america, power tee
"The art of inventing new products is being able to separate your good ideas from your bad ideas. A lot of people marry themselves to bad ideas because they fall in love with their creation. So whenever I come up with an idea I'm extremely hard on it and I try to disprove it in every conceivable way." Entrepreneur/Engineer Martin Wyeth joins us to share the quarter century journey that led to the creation of Power Tee.
Innovating In The Golf Nonprofit Space To Help Charities Flourish - Eric Sedransk, Founder of Member For A Day
May 5th, 2021 | Season 9 | 35 mins 29 secs
#growgolf, british columbia golf, charity, entrepreneurship, eric sedransk, future of golf, gcsaa, golf business, golf canada, golf channel, innovation, member for a day, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, ngcoa, non profit, pga, pga of america
"I received hundreds of messages from all around the world thanking me and wanting to donate additional rounds. It was a movement. I hit on an emotional element within human beings that works." Eric Sedransk, Founder of Member For A Day joins us to share how he applied a Lean Startup mindset to unlock value in the nonprofit and golf charity space.
Creating North America's First Esports Golf Competition Event - Charlie Watson, CEO of Tiidal Gaming & Lazarus Esports
April 22nd, 2021 | Season 9 | 30 mins 41 secs
#growgolf, british columbia golf, charlie watson, entrepreneurship, esports, future of golf, gamers outreach, gaming, golf business, golf canada, golf channel, innovation, lazarus esports, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga, virlshowdown
"Gaming has this massive ability to bring people together, which is what this event and Esports are all about. Charlie Watson, CEO of Lazarus Esports join us to discuss The #VIRLShowdown, which is North America's first competitive Esports Golf Event.
April 17th, 2021 | Season 9 | 45 mins 15 secs
#growgolf, bodo sieber, british columbia golf, entrepreneurship, future of golf, gcsaa, golf business, golf canada, golf channel, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, ngcoa, pga, pga of america, tagmarshal
"Slow pace of play continued to be a key negative experience factor for golfers and course operators. No one was building technology-led solutions to relieve this pain point, so we did." Tagmarshal Co-Founder and CEO Bodo Sieber joins us to share his entrepreneurial journey and how they create innovative solutions to reduce on-course traffic jams.
Building The Wakanda For Young Black Golfers - Andy Walker, Director of The UGA Academy & Player Development
April 10th, 2021 | Season 9 | 38 mins 50 secs
#growgolf, black golfers, black lives matter, british columbia golf, cameron champ, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf canada, golf channel, harold varner, innovation, lee elder, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga, pga of america, pga works, stephen curry, the masters, tiger woods, uga, united golfers association, we are golf
"It's so much bigger than just the technology involved. When we talk about creating The Wakanda For Golf, we're referring to Black Panther which was such a hit for people of colour because for the first time there's a hero that looks like us. Now talented young black golfers are going to be inspired by seeing people that look and talk like them, who are competing, practicing and grinding on their game." Andy Walker, Director of The UGA Academy & Player Development joins us to share how he's passionately giving back to the game he loves.
The Journey To Create The World’s First 3D Printed Putter - Mike Yagley, VP of Innovation at COBRA PUMA Golf
March 27th, 2021 | Season 9 | 43 mins 31 secs
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"One of the biggest advantages of 3D printing is that you can create objects that cannot be made with conventional casting, forging and machining as we now can put complex components inside the putter head. It's physically impossible to do this using traditional processes". We sit down with COBRA PUMA Golf VP of Innovation Mike Yagley to learn the how and why behind the creation of the 3D printed Supersport-35 putter.
Creating a Business Model That Makes Golf Accessible to Everyone - Kathy Erikson, The Short Game Place
March 16th, 2021 | Season 9 | 33 mins 21 secs
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"This is not Putt-Putt on steroids. This is real golf. Indoor par 2 holes that make the game welcoming for everyone at any skill level". We sit down with Kathy Erikson to learn about the passion that drives her to create an indoor golf arena that started with an AHA moment almost thirty years ago.
Understanding Customer Needs To Create Value For The Golf Industry - James Cronk, Co-Founder of Golf Industry Guru
March 3rd, 2021 | Season 9 | 41 mins 29 secs
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"I'm pretty good at dreaming stuff up, but more importantly you need to be able to execute, to make stuff happen." We sit down with Golf Industry Guru Co-Founder James Cronk to learn how his team puts the customer first to create new value in a traditional market space.
Building a Business That Helps People Fall In Love With Golf - Dr. Greta Anderson, Founder of Dr. Greta Golf
February 23rd, 2021 | Season 9 | 38 mins 26 secs
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"I love when people want to learn golf. That's exciting to me. I feel that a big part of my job is like Love Connection. What I do is help people fall in love with golf." To open Season 9, host Colin Weston is joined by LPGA Teaching Professional Dr. Greta Anderson - Founder of Dr. Greta Golf - to learn how she applies her PhD in Higher Learning and voracious curiosity to help students understand the WHY.
February 5th, 2021 | Season 8 | 18 mins 50 secs
alissa kacar, back2basics golf, diversity and inclusion, draftkings, edison wedges, future of golf, gamerz golf, garmin, golf, golf ai, golf channel, imagine golf, innovation, lgbtq, lgbtq rights, medinah country club, mental health, mental health awareness, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, newladygolfer, pga of america, pga tour, robert sereci, shee golfs, shee sisters, tadd fujikawa
Host Colin Weston recaps the best from each of our twelve Season 8 guests, along with a preview of Season 9 which will premiere February 19 2021.
Finding Happiness and Balance in Both Life and Golf - Tadd Fujikawa, Pro Golfer and LGBTQ+ Spokesperson
January 20th, 2021 | Season 8 | 32 mins 50 secs
diversity and inclusion, future of golf, golf, golf channel, innovation, lgbtq, lgbtq rights, mental health, mental health awareness, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga tour, tadd fujikawa
"The journey I’ve been on since coming out has been very good. My golf game isn’t quite where I want it to be but I can say that I’ve never been happier and my mental health has never been better." On our final Season 8 episode, Pro Golfer and LGBTQ+ Spokesperson Tadd Fujikawa shares his personal journey of courage, love and authenticity.
How Artificial Intelligence Makes Golf Improvement Accessible For Everyone - Broderick Higby, Creator of Golf AI
January 5th, 2021 | Season 8 | 34 mins 36 secs
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"Imagine what you think the golf shot is going to do, take it then see where it actually went and then reflect on why it went that way. This applies to life and I think if people were to adopt golf as a widespread sport and continue to grow it, it would be better for humanity." We sit down with Golf AI Creator Broderick Higby to learn how Artificial Intelligence is making golf improvement and swing analysis accessible for everyone.