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

  • Telling Impactful Stories That Build Community Beyond Golf - YuChiang Cheng / President, Topgolf Media (033)

    Episode  |  March 27th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  42 mins 21 secs
    entrepreneurship, freakonomics, future of golf, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, grow golf, lean startup, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, podcast, startup, this american life, topgolf, topgolf crush, topgolf media, topgolf tour, yuchiang cheng

    Topgolf Media was created to become the digital content and mobile gaming platform for Topgolf Entertainment Group. In only two years after the acquisition of his previous company WGT Media, Topgolf Media President YuChaing Cheng leads a passionately innovative group that extends the Topgolf message to showcase charitable community building, food, music, entertainment and sport to create a unique lifestyle brand unlike any other.

  • Creating the "Uber of The Golf Industry" - Pascal Stolz / eGull Pay (032)

    Episode  |  March 19th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  32 mins 5 secs
    #growgolf, blue ocean shift, blue ocean strategy, egull, egull pay, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf, golf disruption, golf innovation, golfboard, lean startup, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pascal stolz, startup, topgolf, uber

    Would you golf more if you only had to pay for the number of holes you play? eGull Pay allows you to do just that, by giving today's golfer control over their most precious resource: TIME. CEO Pascal Stolz sits down with host Colin Weston to share how eGull Pay has embedded an Uber-like experience into their App that benefits both golf course operators and the golfers who populate their fairways.

  • Expanding Golf's Fanbase by Not Taking The Game So Seriously - Alex Myers / Golf Digest Senior Writer (031)

    Episode  |  March 13th, 2018  |  Season 3  |  40 mins 28 secs
    #growgolf, alex myers, future of golf, golf, golf digest, golf disruption, golf innovation, golfboard, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, msop, startup, the grind, the loop, topgolf

    Golf Digest Senior Writer and weekly host of "The Grind" video series Alex Myers joins us to share his thoughts on the future of golf from the unique vantage point from where he sits.

  • Why Diversity and Inclusion Matters - Sandy Cross, Chief People Officer at The PGA of America (030)

    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.

  • Empowering All Golfers To Read Greens Like A Pro - Pete Charleston / GolfLogix (029)

    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.

  • "Levelling The Playing Field" - Part 2 of The Major Series of Putting Championships (025)

    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.

  • #PuttForDough - Part 1 of The Major Series of Putting Las Vegas Championships (024)

    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.

  • Creating The Ultimate Indoor Golfing Experience - Jon Standing / Indoor Golf Arena (023)

    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.

  • Harnessing The Power of Technology To Help Grow Golf - 020: Eddy Lui / 18Birdies (020)

    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.

  • Grow The Game By Taking It A Little Less Seriously - Shane Bacon / FOX Sports (018)

    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.