Golf Innovator. Urban Surf Park Developer. Entrepreneurship junkie. Colin's passion is to re-imagine sport to make the experience more compelling, 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 conference or educational series. firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
Episode | January 29th, 2019 | Season 5 | 35 mins 5 secs
#growgolf, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf channel, hype sports innovation, innovation, marc simon, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, orlando, pga, pga merchandise show, pga show, reed exhibitions, startup, usga, we are golf
When your company is a leading B2B events organizer that hosts more than 500 conferences and shows in over 40 countries annually, you learn a thing or two about industry trends. With over 20 years experience working for Reed Exhibitions, Event Vice President for PGA Golf Exhibitions Marc Simon shares how The PGA Merchandise Show continually reinvents itself to be the "Innovation Lab For The Golf Industry".
Episode | January 15th, 2019 | Season 5 | 48 mins 35 secs
#growgolf, dale jackson, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf canada, golf channel, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, new rules of golf, pga, r&a, usga, we are golf
On January 1st 2019 The New Rules of Golf were released by the USGA/R&A Joint Rules Committee. Lots of media coverage has been dedicated to what the changes are, but we wanted to reveal the five year process that focused on the why and how. On this episode Past Joint Rules Committee member Dale Jackson pulls back the curtain to shed some light on the vision, strategy and decision-making process that was half a decade in the making.
Episode | January 4th, 2019 | Season 5 | 41 mins 48 secs
#growgolf, #inviteher, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf channel, golf experiences for her, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, mompreneur, sheeo, startup, women golfers, women-led startup, womens golf
Driven by her love for golf instruction, broadcast journalism, event hosting and elegant hospitality experiences, Gia Bocra Liwski took the entrepreneurial leap to create her company: Golf Experiences For Her. On this episode we hear how Gia gained the insights and built the courage to launch her business, all while juggling the pressures and responsibility of raising three young children.
Episode | December 19th, 2018 | Season 5 | 40 mins 56 secs
#growgolf, colin weston, dave shultz, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf channel, indian wells golf resort, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, nextlinks, pga, shots in the night, startup, steve rosen, troon, usga, we are golf
How do you introduce an ocean of "non-golfers" to a sport with a reputation of being elitist and intimidating? Indian Wells Golf Resort General Manager Steve Rosen stepped outside the golf industry box and took an entrepreneurial approach to solving the problem. Listen in as Steve describes how they transformed the under-utilized elements of their golf resort to create an immersive, multi-sensory experience called Shots In The Night.
Episode | December 7th, 2018 | Season 5 | 40 mins 4 secs
#growgolf, ar, ar/vr, augmented reality, dogu taskiran, drive shack, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf channel, innovation, mixed reality, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, mr, nextlinks, pga, stambol, stambol studios, startup, topgolf, usga, virtual reality, vr, vr/ar, we are golf
“Virtual Reality can trigger both people’s imagination and intense emotions, creating a bond between the experience and yourself”. This episode we speak with Stanbol Studios CEO Dogu Taskiran about how Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality will impact and influence the future of golf entertainment experiences, fan participation and game performance improvement.
Building Elegantly Simple Solutions to Solve Complex Problems - Mike Zisman / CEO of Golf Genius (052)
Episode | November 25th, 2018 | Season 5 | 48 mins 52 secs
#growgolf, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf channel, golf genius, innovation, michael zisman, mike zisman, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga, startup, steve mona, usga, we are golf
Passion, persistence and patience. With over 40 years of entrepreneurial experience and a Ph.D. in Decision Sciences, these are the "3 Ps" Michael Zisman tells aspiring entrepreneurs are crucial for sustained success. This episode we talk to the Founder and CEO of Golf Genius Software to learn the secret sauce that has enabled him to build several successful technology companies from the ground up.
Episode | November 16th, 2018 | Season 5 | 41 mins 1 sec
#growgolf, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf channel, innovation, jared williams, jay karen, kris hart, millennial task force, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, ncgoa, pga, startup, steve mona, usga, we are golf
This week Colin speaks with Jared Williams, Managing Director of the Golf USA Tee Time Coalition and advisor for WE ARE GOLF’s Millennial Task Force. We explore the history of online tee time booking and how the early negative impact on golf course revenues led to Jared's role overseeing "The Consumer Reports for Course Owners" to ensure a fair marketplace. We also dig deep into how golf is looking outside the game to create experiences that resonate with a younger, more diverse audience.
Episode | October 31st, 2018 | Season 5 | 40 mins 55 secs
#growgolf, entrepreneurship, female founder, future of golf, golf apparel, golf channel, innovation, joanne cloak, jofit, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, startup, woman entrepreneur, womens fashion, womens golf, womens golf clothes
We kick off Season 5 hearing the amazing entrepreneurial journey of Joanne Cloak, Founder and CEO of the women's golf apparel brand JoFit. Creating JoFit to solve her own personal problem to find fashionable, athletic women's golf wear that actually fits properly, Joanne shares her engaging story this week on The ModGolf Podcast.
Episode | October 24th, 2018 | Season 4 | 20 mins 47 secs
aimee cho, callaway, entrepreneurship, footjoy, future of golf, gcsaa, golf and life, golf apparel, golf channel, golf podcast, golf with aimee, innovation, jay karen, kinona, michael breed, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, national golf day, ngcoa, pga show, rhett evans, startup, topgolf, wearegolf, women's golf day, womens fashion, womens golf, womens golf clothes
Well, that's a wrap for Season 4 of The ModGolf Podcast! Our passionate team of content creators are feverishly working on your next twelve episodes for Season 5, which launches on October 31. We heard some amazing stories from a diverse group of guests who discussed how technology, entertainment experiences, music, celebrity, hospitality and community building intersect to shape the future of golf.
Episode | August 29th, 2018 | Season 4 | 1 hr 57 secs
#growgolf, adaptive golfers, callaway, entrepreneurship, ezeegolf, footjoy, future of golf, gianna rojas, golf apparel, golf channel, innovation, jofit, kinona, las vegas golf, mizzen+main, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, p2 golf products, pga, pga show, range ball, reed exhibitions, startup, the modgolf podcast, topgolf, topgolf las vegas, womens fashion, womens golf, womens golf clothes
Our host Colin Weston travels to Las Vegas to reveal this year's best golf innovation and entrepreneurship stories at The PGA Fashion & Demo Experience.
Episode | August 16th, 2018 | Season 4 | 38 mins
#growgolf, donna hoffman, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf channel, golf travel, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, startup, women entrepreneur, women founders, women on course, women startup, womens golf, womens golf clothes, womens golf events, womens travel
How do you introduce women to a sport with a reputation of being unwelcoming and intimidating? Women on Course Founder Donna Hoffman is cracking the code by creating a community-based golf events platform that harnesses "The Power of Shared Experiences". Listen in as Donna shares the entrepreneurial insights that allowed her to tap into the expanding yet still under-served market segment of women's golf.
Episode | August 8th, 2018 | Season 4 | 41 mins 11 secs
#growgolf, #mykinonastyle, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf and life, golf apparel, golf channel, innovation, kinona, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, startup, womens fashion, womens golf, womens golf clothes
“It became really clear to us that there wasn’t a golf apparel brand out there that spoke to us, which was the inspiration for creating KINONA”. Founders Tami Fujii and Dianne Celuch join host Colin Weston to share their entrepreneurial journey that is poised to reshape the "Life Leisure" women's golf apparel space.
Episode | August 1st, 2018 | Season 4 | 59 mins 34 secs
#growgolf, #letsdothis, blue ocean strategy, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf channel, golf digest, golf instruction, innovation, let's do this, michael breed, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, new breed of golf, siriusxm, startup
“I don’t care what it is you do with your life as long as you try to be the very best you can be”. At 17 years old, Michael Breed received this sage advice from his uncle, who is one of the many influential people that help set the course for his entrepreneurial journey. Michael shares with us the key moments and character traits that have shaped the person he is and the work he so passionately loves.
Building a Culture That Gives Back - Rhett Evans / The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (045)
Episode | July 26th, 2018 | Season 4 | 35 mins 7 secs
#growgolf, blue ocean strategy, entrepreneurship, future of golf, gcsaa, golf course superintendents, golf podcast, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, national golf day, rhett evans, startup, we are golf
“In any business, to be able to form those alliances and add strength to your portfolio were you may not have them really bodes well for creating a recipe for success”. The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America CEO Rhett Evans joins us to share how The GCSAA embraces the power of partnerships to advocate for innovation in the golf industry and much more.
Episode | July 23rd, 2018 | Season 4 | 5 mins 1 sec
andrew roberts, autism, doug flutie, entrepreneurship, flutie foundation, innovation, ken roberts, modgolf, modgolf podcast, special olympics, startup, usa games kpmg
Not all of the best stories from The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games happened on the golf course. Meet Andrew Roberts who, as a Boston sports obsessed 14 year old, has overcome the challenges of Autism to find his true passion as a sports blogger and reporter.
Episode | July 17th, 2018 | Season 4 | 1 hr 5 mins
#diversityandinclusion, #growgolf, #risewithus, diversity, entrepreneurship, espn, future of golf, inclusion, innovation, kpmg, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, rise with us, special olympics, usa games, we are golf
“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt”. These are the inspirational words from organizer Alana Brahler for the USA Games Special Olympics golf athletes. On this episode we cover a unique golf event that transforms both the lives of the participants and the people that support them.