January 26th, 2022 | Season 11 | 34 mins 5 secs
golf apps, golf business, golf podcast, golf tech, google golf app, lydia davies, modgolf, modgolf podcast, sport tech, teemates golf, the app store
"I'm a bit of a serial entrepreneur. I was in the music industry and had my own record label, then ended up opening a Performing Arts Academy. Once I start something, I am going to see it through to the end, no matter what." - Lydia Davies, Founder and CEO of TeeMates joins us to share her golf entrepreneurship story that started after being reintroduced to the game in Abu Dhabi.
January 19th, 2022 | Season 11 | 31 mins 23 secs
arccos golf, golf apps, golf bpm, golf business, golf podcast, golf tech, google golf app, image golf, mindtrak golf, modgolf, modgolf podcast, sport tech, sportsbox.ai, the app store
Are you overwhelmed by the number of Golf Apps on the market? Jeremy "The App Man" Callahan joins us to provide his insights and top picks in three different categories.
Foster Innovation and Growth by Listening To Customer Needs - Chris Kallmeyer, Co-CEO at Golf Genius Software
January 13th, 2022 | Season 11 | 37 mins 49 secs
chris kallmeyer, golf business, golf canada, golf genius, golf genius software, golf podcast, modgolf, modgolf podcast, ngcoa, pga of america, usga
"We see three major factors that keep golfers engaged: multi-level competition, quality learning opportunities and social opportunities whether they are practicing or playing. Golfers are interacting with people they know and new people that they want to get to know to grow their social circles, all while having a good time." Chris Kallmeyer, Co-CEO at Golf Genius Software joins us to share how they embrace a growth mindset by building trust with customers and listening to their needs.
Empowering People With Disabilities Through Adaptive Golf -Deborah Smith, Prosthetics Entrepreneur and Adaptive Athlete
January 6th, 2022 | Season 11 | 44 mins 50 secs
adaptive golf, deborah smith, dr. greta anderson, golf business, golf canada, golf podcast, limb difference, modgolf, modgolf podcast, paragolf, pga of america, psyonic
"I talk to people with limb difference almost daily and hear their stories. I have a clear understanding of the empowerment that Adaptive Sports can bring to people with disabilities. For me, getting back into golf after a three decade sabbatical, it's such a joy.” We open Season 11 with guest host Dr. Greta Anderson sitting down with entrepreneur, three time cancer survivor and adaptive athlete Deborah Smith to hear her story of resilience, hope and gratitude.
December 13th, 2021 | Season 10 | 21 mins 23 secs
agustin piza, arjun chowdri, bryan crawford, chris noble, dr. greta anderson, full swing simulators, golf business, golf canada, golf podcast, golfballs.com, golfhers, jeehae lee, kelly hunt, lisa o'hurley, lohla sport, marc simon, matt fisher, modgolf, modgolf podcast, mr. short game, nextgengolf, pga of america, pga show, rbc canadian open, ron powers, southworth development, swing suite, tom cox, topgolf
That's a wrap for Season 10 of The ModGolf Podcast! Our team is currently working on your next twelve episodes for Season 11, which launches early January 2022. 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.
Looking Outside Golf To Innovate The Industry And Game - Arjun Chowdri, Chief Innovation Officer with The PGA of America
November 19th, 2021 | Season 10 | 32 mins 55 secs
arjun chowdri, golf business, golf entrepreneurship, golf innovation, golf podcast, modgolf, modgolf podcast, pga of america
"There are a lot of technologies, services and innovations in other sectors that can really help the golf industry. So we're out there, knocking on their doors and saying, "think about us, there is a business to be had and we're going to help you break down some of the walls of complexity." Arjun Chowdri, Chief Innovation Officer with The PGA of America joins us to share how outside influences like professional cricket, retail, education and hospitality help shape the future of the golf industry.
Harnessing The Power of Design to Reinvent Golf Experiences - Agustín Pizá, Founder and Architect at Pizá Golf Design
November 10th, 2021 | Season 10 | 30 mins 2 secs
agustín pizá, design thinking, future of golf, golf architecture, golf business, golf entertainment, golf experience design, golf innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, nextlinks, piza golf
"When I graduated from architecture school, I said "why can't I mix in golf?" So every afternoon I went to practice golf and then I got it. I started to feel it and that was my sign to fuse my two passions: architecture and sports through golf. Since then, I haven't looked back." Agustín Pizá - Founder and Architect at Pizá Golf Design joins us to share the importance of design thinking and its impact on new golf experiences.
The Journey From Pro Athlete To Sport Tech Entrepreneur - Jeehae Lee, Co-Founder and CEO of Sportsbox.ai
October 26th, 2021 | Season 10 | 33 mins 1 sec
artificial intelligence, future of golf, golf business, golf experience, golf innovation, golf tech, golf technology, jeehae lee, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, sportsbox.ai
"I'm the kind of person who doesn't think about whether it's going to be a perfect outcome. I just trust myself enough to dive in and if it works great but if it doesn't, it'll still be a positive experience and I'll figure it out. Hopefully it set me up for success in what I'm doing now." Jeehae Lee - Co-Founder and CEO of Sportsbox.ai joins us to share her transformational journey from pro athlete to sport tech entrepreneur.
Transforming The Golf Event Business During Tumultuous Times - Marc Simon, Event Vice President at PGA Golf Exhibitions
October 20th, 2021 | Season 10 | 38 mins 42 secs
future of golf, golf business, golf entertainment, golf experience, innovation, marc simon, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga merchandise show, pga of america, pga show, reed exhibitions, rx glogal
"We definitely had to think fast, be more entrepreneurial, take a lot more risk and not be afraid to fail. If we try something new and it doesn't work, that's absolutely okay. As long as you learn from that and improve the next time." Marc Simon - Event Vice President for PGA Golf Exhibitions with RX Global - joins us to share how they transformed their golf event business during a global pandemic by embracing an innovator's mindset.
Swing Your Swing and Play Your Game - Chris Noble, PGA of America Manager for NextGenGolf's National High School Golf Association
October 10th, 2021 | Season 10 | 40 mins 49 secs
diversity and inclusion, future of golf, golf business, golf experience, high school golf, innovation, lgbtq rights, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, nextgengolf, pga of america, pinehurst, youth golf
"Who would've ever thought this kid who grew up in one of the poorest parts of the country would be on a national stage playing at Pinehurst and competing for a national high school title. When you hear stories such as that, it makes it so worthwhile." Chris Noble - Manager for NextGenGolf's National High School Golf Association - joins us to share the meaningful work he passionately takes on with The PGA of America and the support he provides for the LGBTQ+ community.
Mastering The Art of "Nimble Amnesia" - Ron Powers, Head of Swing Suite Division at Full Swing Simulators
September 29th, 2021 | Season 10 | 36 mins 40 secs
full swing simulators, future of golf, golf business, golf entertainment, golf experience, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, ron powers, swing suite, topgolf
"In middle of July 2020 after a lot of sleepless nights, I woke up on a Friday evening in a cold sweat panic. What is going on? How do I save the business?" Ron Powers, Head of Swing Suite Division at Full Swing Simulators joins us to share how they survived and thrived during tumultuous times.
Pivoting Your Business Model To Unlock New Customer Value - Tommy Southworth, President and COO of Southworth Development
September 23rd, 2021 | Season 10 | 36 mins 2 secs
buffalo agency, future of golf, golf, golf business, golf experience, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, southworth development, tommy southworth
What do drone racing, human foosball and pickle ball have in common? Southworth Development President Tommy Southworth joins us to share how they look outside the traditional golf sphere to create unexpected experiences and magical moments that appeal to their existing membership while also attracting a new audience.
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.
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.
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.
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.