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 2023'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 2024!

We'd love to hear from you! Have any ideas or guests you'd like to hear on future episodes? Contact Colin directly here or on Instagram @modgolfpodcast to start the conversation.

Episodes

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    Celebrating Over 25 Years in Golf Radio - Danielle Tucker, Creator and Host of The Golf Club Radio Show

    October 2nd, 2023  |  Season 14  |  41 mins 35 secs
    danielle tucker, entrepreneurship, golf business, golf industry, golf radio, hawaii, innovation, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, volunteerism, women in golf

    Danielle Tucker was a golf podcaster before podcasting was even a thing. For over a quarter century every Saturday from her studio in Honolulu, Danielle's radio show has showcased golf industry innovators in her island back yard and from around the world. Host Colin Weston speaks with one of the golf media's original storytellers who is still going strong.

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    The Healing Power of Golf For Kids - Kevin Corn, PGA Golf Professional

    September 14th, 2023  |  Season 14  |  27 mins 18 secs
    entrepreneurship, golf business, golf for kids, golf industry, golf instruction, innovation, kevin corn, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, paediatric hospital, ranken jordan, volunteerism

    "All the children at Ranken Jordan are medically complex. We have kids in hospital beds and wheelchairs and walkers. They are on ventilators, they've got feeding tubes and regardless of what they're facing they hit golf balls. It's a very powerful afternoon and no better way to spend a day than helping them get better through golf."
    PGA Teaching Pro Kevin Corn joins us to share the impactful program he spearheads at The Ranken Jordan Pediatric Hospital in St. Louis.

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    The Rise of Golf in Uganda - Isaiah Mwesige, CEO of AFRIYEA Golf Academy

    August 31st, 2023  |  Season 14  |  29 mins 6 secs
    afriyea golf academy, east africa golf, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf industry, golf instruction, innovation, isaiah mwesige, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, uganda golf

    "There are few young people who are playing the game, however The AFRIYEA Golf Academy has been able to change the status quo and create a difference. We believe in taking the game to where people are rather than bringing people to where golf is." Isaiah Mwesige joins us to share the growth of golf in Uganda.

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    You Are The CEO of Your Life - Claude Brousseau, Director of Player Development at Wailea Golf Academy

    August 11th, 2023  |  Season 14  |  44 mins 31 secs
    claude brousseau, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf industry, golf instruction, innovation, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, wailea golf academy

    "I grew up in a small little town, 500 people in the middle of nowhere. What matters the most is not where you start, it's where you go and how much you enjoy the process of realizing wow, life is good." Claude Brousseau, Director of Player Development at The Wailea Golf Academy joins host Colin Weston for an inspirational 40 minutes of conversation.

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    Creating an Engaging Space For Like-minded Golfers - Paul McEldon, CEO at ClubFace-Golf

    August 4th, 2023  |  Season 14  |  39 mins 45 secs
    clubface golf, entrepreneurship, fan experience, future of golf, golf business, golf industry, golf social platform, innovation, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, online golf community, paul mceldon

    "What dawned on me was that if this whole golf community of diverse yet like-minded people could come in a place that was safe and relevant, would there be space for them?" So that's when we created the first version of ClubFace-Golf. Paul McEldon - CEO ClubFace-Book joins host Colin Weston to share how his team has created the "Facebook for golfers".

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    The Quest to Amplify Fan Engagement - Preston Phillips, Sport & Entertainment Entrepreneur, Investor & Advisor

    July 28th, 2023  |  Season 14  |  36 mins 2 secs
    blockchain, cerro capital, entrepreneurship, fan experience, future of golf, golf business, golf industry, hype sports innovation, innovation, metaverse, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, nft, nfts, pga of america, preston phillips, sport innovation, sport tech, whiterock

    "In the case of new sports that are coming of age, I enjoy being in the middle of it and really understand how we can connect the dots through our support of sport technology ventures. I love feeling closer to these sports, either by participating in them or just tagging along for the fan ride." Preston Phillips, Venture Partner with Cerro Capital and WhiteRock joins us to share his quest to leverage technology that enhances the fan and player experience.

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    SEASON 13 WRAP-UP / SEASON 14 PREVIEW

    May 16th, 2023  |  Season 13  |  20 mins 18 secs
    entrepreneurship, golf business, golf industry, innovation, modgolf, modgolf podcast, sport tech

    If you didn’t get the chance to listen to all of our twelve Season 13 episodes, this bonus show gives you a recap of the great conversations I had with some of the golf industry's top influencers, innovators and entrepreneurs. Hopefully this will inspire you to listen to a couple of the episodes listed below. Enjoy!

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    Find Clarity Through Action - Steve Madden, Co-Founder of Swingtweaks

    April 24th, 2023  |  Season 13  |  36 mins 51 secs
    entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf canada, golf improvement, golf industry, innovation, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, sport tech, swing tweaks, the pga show, usga

    "After playing for the first time five years ago, I grinded away at the range over 60 times that winter in stall 107 just hitting balls till my hands bled. I was addicted. I made a decision a few years ago that I wanted to create a lifestyle, or a job where I could golf and do my own thing tech-wise." Swingtweaks Co-Founder Steve Madden joins us to share entrepreneurial lessons learned in the golf industry.

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    Time is Our Most Precious Commodity - Brian Esposito, Founder/CEO of Esposito Intellectual Enterprises

    April 7th, 2023  |  Season 13  |  44 mins 4 secs
    brian esposito, entrepreneurship, golf business, golf industry, golf nft, hype sports innovation, innovation, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, sport innovation, sport investing, sport nfts, usga, virtual stax, web3

    "I've been through hell and back, made every mistake you can think of and I'm honoured to share those experiences with the great companies that we get to work with." Brian Esposito, Founder/CEO of Esposito Intellectual Enterprises shares how he helps web3 sport and entertainment tech companies thrive and succeed.

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    You Don't Know What It's Like To Work For You - Scott Stratten, Creator of UnMarketing

    March 17th, 2023  |  Season 13  |  49 mins 54 secs
    customer experience, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf entertainment, golf industry, golf podcast, human-centric design, innovation, liv golf, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, pga tour, scott stratton, sport innovation, un-marketing

    After experiencing Scott Stratten's inspirational keynote talk at the NGCOA Canada conference in Vancouver, host Colin Weston sits down with the creator of UnMarketing to learn how the golf industry can flourish by embracing the virtues of authenticity, integrity and community.

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    Breaking Down Barriers To Create The Next Generation of Golf Legends - Jewel Love / Society 61

    March 8th, 2023  |  Season 13  |  44 mins 9 secs
    black business, black-owned business, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf apparel, golf business, golf industry, innovation, jewel love, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, society61, society61 foundation, the pga show, usga

    "We know the golf industry has to be updated, the culture of it. To diversify that means you're willing to make changes that you never thought of making, to think differently and open up your mind in new ways." Jewel Love, Board Member and Advisor for Society 61 and The Society 61 Foundation joins us to share how their apparel brand acts as the platform to support young elite African American golfers.

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    NO RISK = NO FUN - Jillian Johnson, Founder of #LEGS, The Ladies Executive Golf Society

    February 24th, 2023  |  Season 13  |  42 mins 42 secs
    #legs, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf industry, innovation, jillian johnson, ladies executive golf society, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, the pga show, women's golf

    I thought, "what can we do to continue to lift up women towards leadership through golf?" because I believe the world would be a better place. So I set out to accomplish this mission and have some fun while we're at it. LEGS Ladies Executive Golf Society Founder Jillian Johnson joins us to share how she combines her passion with a sense of purpose.

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    LIVE From The 2023 PGA Show!

    February 3rd, 2023  |  Season 13  |  20 mins 6 secs
    #makegolfyourthing, billy brown, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf accessories, golf apparel, golf business, golf industry, innovation, lydia davies, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga show, reed exhibitions, teamates, the golf sanctuary, the pga of america, usga

    Colin returns to The PGA Show in Orlando and was ready to record a podcast but his guest no-showed! Not to worry, as Colin spots previous show guest Lydia Davies walking by and asks her to join him for a spontaneous chat about what's cool at the show. Minutes later another previous guest jumps in to take this fun-filled conversation to the next level.

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    Perseverance, Pivoting and The Ability to Continuously Adapt - Ryan Engle, Founder and CEO of GOLF+

    January 19th, 2023  |  Season 13  |  46 mins 11 secs
    entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf industry, golf+, innovation, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, oculus, ryan engle, sport innovation, the pga show, usga, virtual reality, vr golf, vr sports, web3

    "My first virtual reality putt was 20-footer uphill with a left-to-right break. I hit it and put it 6 inches past the hole, burning the edge on the left. I thought, "Wow that felt exactly like hitting a putt." After that magical moment I said to the team "okay you know what, we're going to pivot 100% into VR." Ryan Engle, Founder and CEO of GOLF+ joins us to share how his love for writing code and playing golf led to the creation of the golf industry's leading VR gaming platform.

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    Breaking The Grass Ceiling - A Mother/Daughter Duo Who Are Changing The Golf Leadership Landscape

    January 10th, 2023  |  Season 13  |  48 mins 18 secs
    clare mcmahon, entrepreneurship, golf business, golf canada, golf course owners, golf industry, golf podcast, innovation, lesley mcmahon, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, ngcoa, ngcoa canada, women entrepreneurs

    Colin was invited to attend The NGCOA Canada Conference in Vancouver, where he sat down with the mother/daughter duo of Lesley and Clare McMahon to learn about the world of owning and operating a golf course. Lesley also shares her experience as the first female president of The National Golf Course Owner's Association Canada and Clare talks about the challenges and opportunities for women in the golf industry.

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    Scaling a Golf Startup With Partnerships - Nick Conrad, Founder of Twilight Golf Association

    December 30th, 2022  |  Season 13  |  35 mins 27 secs
    entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf entertainment, golf genius, golf industry, golf podcast, innovation, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, nick conrad, pga of america, sport innovation, twilight golf association, usga

    "I thought it wasn't crazy that you could pull together lots of strangers and create a golf league out of it. If I could allow those people that regularly fill out the tee sheet to create organized games, that really would resonate." Twilight Golf Association Founder Nick Conrad joins us to share how partnering with a technology company has turbocharged his startup.