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)
April 1st, 2019 | Season 5 | 24 mins 56 secs
#growgolf, dogu taskiran, entrepreneurship, future of golf, gia bocra liwski, golf canada, golf channel, golf experiences for her, golf genius, golfboo, hype sports innovation, innovation, jofit, kenexit, latina golfers, laurence applebaum, lean startup, matthew pringle, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, new rules of golf, nextlinks, pga, stambol studios, startup, tagmarshal, tour edge golf, usga, we are golf
Host Colin Weston recaps the best from each of our twelve Season 5 guests, along with a preview of Season 6 which will premiere on April 9th.
March 18th, 2019 | Season 5 | 47 mins 9 secs
#growgolf, acura, british columbia golf, canadian open, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf canada, golf channel, innovation, kris jonnason, laurence applebaum, lean startup, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga, startup, we are golf
“As a governance body we have a responsibility to take the obstacles down and make golf more welcoming as a sport". Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum joins us to discuss how they strive to be a world leader in transforming and growing the game. Listen in as Laurence speaks to how “The platform of diversity and inclusion is going to put this sport on a trajectory that we haven’t seen before”.
March 4th, 2019 | Season 5 | 41 mins 53 secs
#growgolf, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf channel, innovation, lean startup, matthew pringle, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga, startup, usga, we are golf
How do you innovate within an industry that is steeped in tradition and history? The USGA's Senior Director of Research, Science & Innovation Matthew Pringle joins us to discuss how they reconcile the need to move the sport forward while respecting the past. Listen in as Matt describes how they progress the sport they love through a combination of technology-enabled solutions, Lean Startup methodology and a human-centric experience design approach.
February 18th, 2019 | Season 5 | 50 mins 16 secs
#growgolf, azucena mondelano, diversity and inclusion, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf channel, innovation, latina golfers, michael cooper, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, new balance, pga show, sandy cross, startup, steve mona, tagmarshal, tour edge, tour edge golf, usga, we are golf
We continue our recap of the PGA Merchandise Show with more engaging conversations with the innovators, entrepreneurs and community builders who are helping shape the future of golf. Host Colin Weston speaks with Latina Golfers Association Founder Azucena Moldenado, Tagmarshal Co-Founder and CEO Bodo Sieber, Tour Edge VP of Marketing Jon Claffey, Golf Scope Founder Ryan Engle and Perry Reynolds with New Balance Golf.
February 8th, 2019 | Season 5 | 51 mins 18 secs
#growgolf, aimee cho, entrepreneurship, future of golf, global golf innovation competition, golf channel, golf with aimee, golfboo, hype sports innovation, kinexit, michael zisman, mike zisman, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, orlando, pga, pga merchandise show, pga show, reed exhibitions, sport innovation, startup, tdg golf, we are golf
Our host Colin Weston traveled to The PGA Merchandise Show to uncover the latest innovations the golf industry has to offer. We caught up with some previous guests and spoke with the creators and startups involved with The "Global Golf Innovation Competition", a Shark Tank-like pitch event staged by HYPE Sports Innovation.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.