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)
Episode | March 5th, 2018 | Season 3 | 33 mins 53 secs
#growgolf, diversity, future of golf, golf, golf 2020 diversity task force, golf channel, golf disruption, golf innovation, inclusion, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga, pga of america, sandy cross, startup, we are golf
“Diversity is being invited to the party, Inclusion is being asked to dance”. Guest Sandy Cross joins us to discuss the cultural transformation that is taking place at The PGA of America, as she spearheads their effort to move the golf needle regarding both the participation rate and industry career opportunities for under-represented communities and cultures.
Episode | February 26th, 2018 | Season 3 | 36 mins 34 secs
#growgolf, future of golf, golf, golf digest, golf disruption, golf innovation, golflogix, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pete charleston, putt breaks, startup
Would golf be more fun if the recreational player could read the greens like a pro, know exactly how approach shots will roll and how putts will break? Over 4 million App downloads says the answer is YES. Host Colin Weston speaks with GolfLogix Co-Founder and President Pete Charleston to learn how their culture of constant experimentation and entrepreneurial passion that has led to the creation of their latest innovative product: Putt Breaks.
Transforming The Golf Industry to Align With a Changing World - Dr. Michael Cooper / Golf 20/20 Diversity Task Force (028)
Episode | February 16th, 2018 | Season 3 | 42 mins 33 secs
#growgolf, diversity, dr michael cooper, future of golf, golf, golf 2020 diversity task force, golf channel, golf disruption, golf innovation, inclusion, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, startup, steve mona, we are golf, wearegolf
"Golf needs to giddy-up and change right now to keep up with an already changed world". Many people and organizations have talked for years about growing the game by connecting with under-represented groups, but Dr. Michael Cooper in one of a handful of passionate "Linking Agents" empowering existing community leaders with the tools and resources needed to actually make a difference regarding diversity and inclusion in golf.
Stories From Four Decades Passionately Dedicated To Golf Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Dean Reinmuth / The "Dean of Golf" (027)
Episode | February 9th, 2018 | Season 3 | 35 mins 53 secs
#growgolf, crossing the chasm, dean reinmuth, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf, golf channel, golf disruption, golf innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, startup, swing coach
This week host Colin Weston speaks with one of golf's innovation pioneers, Dean Reinmuth. Spanning more than four decades, Dean's entrepreneurial career covers the entire industry spectrum from product design and teaching videos to becoming a media personality on Golf Channel. Dean shares inspirational stories that showcase his unrelenting curiosity, tenacity and passion that drive him to keep innovating and experimenting to help grow the game he loves.
Harnessing Big Data, Machine Learning and AI to Create a Paradigm Shift in Golf Game Improvement - Sal Syed / Arccos Golf (026)
Episode | February 1st, 2018 | Season 3 | 35 mins 19 secs
#blueoceanshift, #growgolf, ai, arccos, arccos golf, artificial intellegence, big data, blue ocean strategy, future of golf, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, golf technology, ideo, internet of things, iot, lean startup, machine learning, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, sal syed, the modgolf podcast, the pga
Arccos Golf is a Big Data analytics and Artificial Intelligence company that is creating a paradigm shift in the way golfers at every level improve their game performance. Host Colin Weston speaks with Co-Founder and CEO Sal Syed to learn how the Arccos game improvement tracking system transforms all 14 clubs in your bag into smart, connected pieces of hardware that brings The Internet of Things to the golf industry.
Episode | December 31st, 2017 | Season 2 | 26 mins 41 secs
#growgolf, blue ocean strategy, burke putters, crossing the chasm, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, guillaume beland, indoor golf, las vegas, major series of putting, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, msop, populous, startup
In Part 2 of our MSOP Championship coverage, host Colin Weston speaks with the creators, players and sponsor partners of this uniquely innovative golf competition format. We also explore the emergence of "Skills Based Gaming" and the MSOP stadium design response that includes engaging putting games where the public can bet on themselves.
Episode | December 12th, 2017 | Season 2 | 42 mins 41 secs
#growgolf, @officialmsop, brad faxon, burke putters, business leadership, crossing the chasm, entrepreneurship, fox sports 1, future of golf, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, major series of putting, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, msop, populous, skills based gaming, southwest greens, startup
Host Colin Weston travels to Las Vegas for four days to cover the inaugural 2017 MSOP Las Vegas Championships. In Part 1 of our two part series, Colin speaks with the creators, players and fans to gather their insights and perspective on this uniquely innovative sport competition experience.
Episode | December 5th, 2017 | Season 2 | 33 mins 12 secs
#growgolf, crossing the chasm, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, indoor golf, indoor golf arena, jon standing, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, startup
Indoor Golf Arena is the brainchild of Amsterdam entrepreneur Jon Standing - a proposal for the world’s largest Indoor Golf Center which offers state of the art, weather independent, recreational and professional training facilities ranging from professional players to those new to the beautiful game of golf.
Building An Entrepreneurial Culture of Constant Innovation And Improvement - Joe Assell / GOLFTEC (022)
Episode | November 28th, 2017 | Season 2 | 38 mins 45 secs
#growgolf, future of golf, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, golf technology, golftec, joe assell, lean startup, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, the modgolf podcast, the pga
GBOSH. Go Big Or Stay Home. This is the inspiring and ambitious rally cry that GOLFTEC has built their innovative culture around over the past two decades. From their humble beginnings down in the clubhouse basement at Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver, CEO Joe Assell has strategically scaled GOLFTEC into the technology and experience driven golf teaching juggernaut that it is today.
Creating Positive Social Impact By Empowering Women And Girls Through Golf - Clemmie Perry / Women of Color Golf (021)
Episode | November 14th, 2017 | Season 2 | 31 mins 11 secs
#growgolf, clemmie perry, colin weston, empowering women, future of golf, girls on the green tee, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, golf technology, lean startup, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, steve mona, the modgolf podcast, women of color golf
Make a difference in my community. That was Clemmie Perry's guiding principle that motivated her to use golf as the platform to empower women and girls of color shortly after picking up the game only four years ago. Her entrepreneurial vision and passion, combined with finding the personal courage to step outside her comfort zone has lead to the creation of both Women of Color Golf Founder and Girls On The Green Tee.
Episode | November 7th, 2017 | Season 2 | 30 mins 11 secs
#growgolf, 18birdies, eddy lui, entrepreneur, future of golf, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, golf technology, lean startup, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, nextgengolf, paige spiranic, startup, the modgolf podcast
18Birdies is the fastest growing golf community in the mobile app space, as they have crossed the startup chasm from "skeptics wondering if their cool idea would make it” to “these guys are still here, they’re getting bigger, stronger and achieving more success”. Founder and CEO Eddy Lui speaks with host Colin Weston about his inspiration for creating 18Birdies, the evolution of their product offerings through customer insights and their ambitious plans to scale up quickly through the strategic partnerships they have secured.
Creating The World's Most Innovative And Fun Golf Tournament - Carlos Sugich / WM Phoenix Open Tournament Chairman (019)
Episode | October 31st, 2017 | Season 2 | 36 mins 8 secs
#growgolf, carlos sugich, coors light birds nest, future of golf, golf, golf innovation, kelley james, modgolf, modgolf podcast, pga tour, the 16th hole, the phoenix open, the thunderbirds, waste management, waste management phoenix open, weezer
The Waste Management Phoenix Open, known as #ThePeoplesOpen constantly raises the bar as the premier golf entertainment experience in the world. 2018 Tournament Chairman Carlos Sugich speaks with host Colin Weston about the iconic 16th hole stadium (The Loudest Hole In Golf) and how his charity group The Thunderbirds consistently innovate this unique tournament experience.
Episode | October 17th, 2017 | Season 2 | 45 mins 16 secs
#growgolf, brad faxon, european tour, fox sports, future of golf, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, golf sixes, golf technology, keith pelley, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, msop, pga tour, shane bacon, the modgolf podcast, tiger woods, topgolf
Shane Bacon, FOX Sports Golf Reporter and "The Clubhouse" podcast host shares his unique take on golf, ranging from the average fan’s obsession with Tiger Woods to exploring different golf game formats as a fun, social alternative to traditional 18 hole stroke play. As Shane says, "To grow the game, make golf as simple and fun as possible". We couldn't agree more.
Episode | October 9th, 2017 | Season 2 | 39 mins 55 secs
#growgolf, #modgolfers, #modgolfpodcast, #thelinksatpetco, callaway golf, colin weston, future of golf, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, lean startup, nate adelman, ogio, petco park, san diego padres, simon sinek, the links at petco park, the modgolf podcast
Host Colin Weston speaks with Nate Adelman, co-creator of The Links At Petco Park and Marketing Manager for Callaway Golf. Nate shares how #TheLinksAtPetco went from fun idea to a constantly evolving and popular annual golf experience now in its third year, providing Callaway with a platform to help grow the game while supporting local charities.
Creating A Frictionless Experience That Connects Golfers To Tournaments - Eric Crawford / GolfTourney.com (016)
Episode | October 3rd, 2017 | Season 2 | 32 mins 11 secs
#growgolf, eric crawford, future of golf, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, golf technology, golftourney.com, lean startup, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, the modgolf podcast
Does something as simple as connecting eager golfers to unfilled amateur and charity tournament spots qualify as an industry disruptor? Considering close to one million tournament events are held annually in the US alone on 15,000 golf course, the size of the total market says yes it is. GolfTourney.com has created the industry-leading solution to help fill the massive inventory of unfilled tournament tee times while providing their users with an elegant search and booking experience. On this episode, host Colin Weston speaks with Founder and CEO Eric Crawford about his journey from a lean startup idea in 2008 to a validated early growth business that is poised to capture a big piece of a very large global market, all while helping grow the game and supporting charitable causes.
Building the Technology Engine That Powers Immersive Golf Entertainment Experiences - Dave Shultz / NextLinks (015)
Episode | September 26th, 2017 | Season 2 | 28 mins 37 secs
#growgolf, dave shultz, future of golf, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, golf technology, lean startup, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, nextlinks, realitee, simon sinek, the modgolf podcast
This week host Colin Weston speaks with Dave Shultz, founder and CEO of NextLinks. Dave is a passionate golfer and entrepreneur who has developed the technology to fuel the future of golf entertainment experiences. On this episode, we hear about Dave's transformational journey from engineer to entrepreneur, lessons he's learned along the way and the business he is poised to scale up.