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 #5 on 2018'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 2019!

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Embracing Technology and Diversity to Create a Bright Future For Golf - Jared Williams (051)

    Episode  |  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.

  • Sharing Stories From Her Entrepreneurial Journey - Joanne Cloak / Founder and CEO of JoFit (050)

    Episode  |  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.

  • BONUS Episode: Season 4 Wrap Up / Season 5 Preview

    Episode  |  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.

  • Turning Green Fairways into Blue Oceans: How Golf Industry Innovators Are Unlocking New Markets and Customers

    Article  |  September 21st, 2018
    blue ocean shift, blue ocean strategy, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, golf innovation, golf podcast, golf sixes, major series of putting, modgolf, modgolf podcast, msop, nextlinks, topgolf, womens golf day

    How do some golf industry companies and organizations manage to find new growth opportunities while others fight over the same customers with similar offerings? These innovators are taking a Blue Ocean Strategy approach that allows them to stop competing and start creating uncontested market space that makes the competition irrelevant.

  • Innovation Stories From The Las Vegas PGA Fashion & Demo Experience (049)

    Episode  |  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.

  • Creating Unique Moments For New Golfers - Donna Hoffman / Women on Course (048)

    Episode  |  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.

  • Shaping An Innovative Approach For Women’s Golf Apparel - KINONA (047)

    Episode  |  August 8th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  41 mins 11 secs
    #growgolf, #mykinonastyle, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf and life, golf apparel, golf channel, innovation, kinona, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, startup, womens fashion, womens golf, womens golf clothes

    “It became really clear to us that there wasn’t a golf apparel brand out there that spoke to us, which was the inspiration for creating KINONA”. Founders Tami Fujii and Dianne Celuch join host Colin Weston to share their entrepreneurial journey that is poised to reshape the "Life Leisure" women's golf apparel space.

  • Michael Breed - Embracing Resilience and Gratitude to Shape His Approach to Golf and Life (046)

    Episode  |  August 1st, 2018  |  Season 4  |  59 mins 34 secs
    #growgolf, #letsdothis, blue ocean strategy, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf channel, golf digest, golf instruction, innovation, let's do this, michael breed, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, new breed of golf, siriusxm, startup

    “I don’t care what it is you do with your life as long as you try to be the very best you can be”. At 17 years old, Michael Breed received this sage advice from his uncle, who is one of the many influential people that help set the course for his entrepreneurial journey. Michael shares with us the key moments and character traits that have shaped the person he is and the work he so passionately loves.

  • Building a Culture That Gives Back - Rhett Evans / The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (045)

    Episode  |  July 26th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  35 mins 7 secs
    #growgolf, blue ocean strategy, entrepreneurship, future of golf, gcsaa, golf course superintendents, golf podcast, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, national golf day, rhett evans, startup, we are golf

    “In any business, to be able to form those alliances and add strength to your portfolio were you may not have them really bodes well for creating a recipe for success”. The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America CEO Rhett Evans joins us to share how The GCSAA embraces the power of partnerships to advocate for innovation in the golf industry and much more.

  • 2018 Special Olympics USA Games interview with Andrew Roberts

    Episode  |  July 23rd, 2018  |  Season 4  |  5 mins 1 sec
    andrew roberts, autism, doug flutie, entrepreneurship, flutie foundation, innovation, ken roberts, modgolf, modgolf podcast, special olympics, startup, usa games kpmg

    Not all of the best stories from The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games happened on the golf course. Meet Andrew Roberts who, as a Boston sports obsessed 14 year old, has overcome the challenges of Autism to find his true passion as a sports blogger and reporter.

  • RISE WITH US. Stories From The Special Olympics USA Games Golf Event (044)

    Episode  |  July 17th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 5 mins
    #diversityandinclusion, #growgolf, #risewithus, diversity, entrepreneurship, espn, future of golf, inclusion, innovation, kpmg, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, rise with us, special olympics, usa games, we are golf

    “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt”. These are the inspirational words from organizer Alana Brahler for the USA Games Special Olympics golf athletes. On this episode we cover a unique golf event that transforms both the lives of the participants and the people that support them.

  • Creating Engaging Content That Attracts A Diverse Golf Audience - Aimee Cho / YouTube Golf Instructor and Social Media Influencer (043)

    Episode  |  July 2nd, 2018  |  Season 4  |  35 mins 58 secs
    #growgolf, aimee cho, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf with aimee, innovation, lean startup, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga show, startup, youtube. pga

    "We need more personalities to build that bridge between recreational and serious golfers to connect and make golf a fun experience". This week Colin speaks with YouTuber Aimee Cho, whose golf instruction channel "Golf With Aimee" is helping grow the game by "making golf simple, fun and effective".

  • Innovating and Advocating For A Vibrant Golf Industry - Jay Karen / The National Golf Course Owners Association (042)

    Episode  |  June 26th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  45 mins 43 secs
    #growgolf, entrepreneurship, future of golf, gcsaa, innovation, jay karen, lean startup, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, national golf course owners association, ngcoa, startup, topgolf, we are golf

    "Our job at The NGCOA is to stoke the fires of interest that encourage golf course operators to be progressive and try new things". This week we sit down with National Golf Course Owners Association CEO Jay Karen to learn how his organization proactively supports the $84 billion / year golf industry.

  • Reviving The Golf Courses That Revitalize Our Heroes - Jennifer Poth / Operation Military Support Golf (041)

    Episode  |  June 20th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  36 mins 12 secs
    #growgolf, arnald palmer, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, jennifer poth, lean startup, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, operation support military golf, osmg, startup

    After federal funding that helped maintain the 145 US military golf courses was cut, Jennifer Poth couldn't stand by idly as they fell into complete disrepair. Coming from a military family, combined with her love for golf motivated Jennifer to take the entrepreneurial leap and make a positive impact in the lives of past, present and future military personal through the game she loves. On this week's episode of The ModGolf Podcast, we learn about Jennifer's journey to create Operation Support Military Golf.

  • Engage. Empower. Support. - Stories from Women's Golf Day 2018 (040)

    Episode  |  June 14th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  31 mins 52 secs
    #blueoceanshift, #growgolf, #womensgolfday, blue ocean strategy, city of vancouver, elisa gaudet, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf, golf innovation, lean startup, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, monaghan golf group, startup, tom monaghan, topgolf, vancouver, vancouver park board, vangolf, we are golf, women's golf day

    This week Colin travels to Fraserview Golf Course in Vancouver to hear the experiences of the participants and creators celebrating this lively and fun Women’s Golf Day event. Started three years ago by Founder Elisa Gaudet, Women’s Golf Day is a one-day global event that encourages girls and women to play golf and learn skills that last a lifetime.

  • Passionately Advocating For Golfers of All Abilities - Gianna Rojas / Adaptive Golfers (039)

    Episode  |  June 6th, 2018  |  Season 4  |  43 mins 2 secs
    #growgolf, entrepreneurship, future of golf, gianna rojas, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, lean startup, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, startup, topgolf

    Gianna Rojas has turned the physical challenge she was born with into her entrepreneurial secret sauce. Listen in as The “One Handed Lady Golfer” shares with us how she found strength from childhood bullying and isolation to discover her sense of purpose through the game of golf.