The ModGolf Podcast

Host Colin Weston explores the future of golf through conversations with the visionaries and influencers that are shaking up the sport.

About the show

The ModGolf Podcast talks with golf's top influencers, entrepreneurs, innovators and disruptors about their vision and solutions to re-imagine, transform and grow the game.

The ModGolf Podcast has been ranked #4 on 2020's most comprehensive list of "Top 25 Golf Podcasts", based on our quality and consistency of posts, industry expert reviews and social media influence/popularity. Please subscribe to The ModGolf Podcast to help us grow and move up the rankings in 2020!


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Episodes

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    Looking Outside The Golf Box To Build A Premium Golf Brand - Lisa O'Hurley, CEO and Founder of LOHLA SPORT

    September 12th, 2021  |  Season 10  |  34 mins 5 secs
    future of golf, golf, golf business, golf channel, golf fashion, innovation, lisa o'hurley, lohla sport, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, womens golf, womens golf apparel

    How does the Indianapolis 500, European styling and a Seinfeld catch phrase help differentiate and define a new premium women's golf apparel brand? Lisa O'Hurley, CEO and Founder of LOHLA SPORT joins us to share the value that partnerships and timing play in launching a successful entrepreneurial endeavour.

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    How To Turn Your "AHA Moment" Into A Scaleable Business Venture - Tom Cox, Co-Founder & CEO of Golfballs.com

    August 31st, 2021  |  Season 10  |  28 mins 50 secs
    future of golf, golf, golf business, golf entrepreneur, golfballs.com, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, tom cox

    "In the early days I describe golfballs.com as a fun side-hustle hobby gone awry. Once we started to get customer traction in Year Two I took the leap to leave my full time country club career and dedicate my energy on building this business." Tom Cox, Co-Founder & CEO of Golfballs.com shares his entrepreneurial journey with host Colin Weston.

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    The courage to innovate during tumultuous times - Bryan Crawford, RBC Canadian Open Tournament Director

    August 24th, 2021  |  Season 10  |  35 mins 36 secs
    bryan crawford, diversity and inclusion, future of golf, golf, golf canada, golf channel, grow the game, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga tour, rbc canadian open

    "Our willingness to look at what other organizations and golf tournaments were responding allowed us to apply that to our COVID experience. Now we have a template that we unfortunately had to put on the shelf for the last couple of years but that's created a whole other opportunity for new innovation." RBC Canadian Open Tournament Director Bryan Crawford joins us to share how his experience as pro football player and team builder in multiple sport businesses has informed his ability to create world-class golf events during both prosperous and difficult times.

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    Embracing A “Give First” Attitude To Build A Successful Business - Matt Fisher, The Mr. Short Game YouTube channel

    August 17th, 2021  |  Season 10  |  35 mins 2 secs
    future of golf, golf, golf channel, golf influencers, golf instruction, innovation, matt fisher, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, mr short game, pga of america, youtube golf

    "I needed to let things go in order to grow". Golf YouTuber Matt Fisher - creator of Mr. Short Game - joins us to share how his entrepreneurial recipe of staying focused, consistency, authenticity and willingness to give back first has positioned his business for exponential growth.

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    Inspiring Women To Build a Career In The Golf Industry - Kelly Hunt, Founder of GolfHers

    August 11th, 2021  |  Season 10  |  35 mins 33 secs
    diversity and inclusion, dr greta golf, future of golf, golf, golf channel, golfhers, greta anderson, innovation, kelly hunt, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, racial justice, women golf professionals, womens golf

    Welcome to Season 10 of The Modgolf Podcast! Our guest host Dr. Greta Anderson sits down with Kelly Hunt - The Founder of GolfHers - to learn how she is building a community platform to increase the number of women in the golf industry from 5% currently to a future goal of 50%.

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    SEASON 9 WRAP-UP / SEASON 10 PREVIEW

    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.

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    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
    dick sokol, espn, future of golf, golf, golf channel, innovation, mindtrak golf, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, pga tour

    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.

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    The PGA Professional Who Became The “Director of Fun” - Keith Stewart, ESPN Radio Show Host

    June 9th, 2021  |  Season 9  |  42 mins 5 secs
    espn, future of golf, gcsaa, golf, golf channel, innovation, kieth stewart, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, the pro show

    "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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Disrupting The Market By Solving Customer Pains and Problems - Bodo Sieber, CEO of Tagmarshal

    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.

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    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.

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    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
    3d printing, arccos golf, british columbia golf, bryson dechambeau, cobra puma golf, future of golf, golf, golf canada, golf channel, innovation, mike yagley, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, rickie fowler

    "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.

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    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
    british columbia golf, future of golf, golf, golf canada, golf channel, innovation, kathy erikson, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, the short game place, usga

    "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.