That's a wrap for Season 14 of The ModGolf Podcast! Our team is currently working on your next twelve episodes for Season 15, which launches in February 2024. 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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If you didn’t get the chance to listen to all of our twelve Season 14 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. Let us know which ones you enjoyed the most and why you liked them!
Our Season 14 guests were:
Preston Phillips - Venture Partner with Cerro Capital and 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.
Click to listen >> THE QUEST TO AMPLIFY FAN ENGAGEMENT
Paul McEldon - CEO at ClubFace-Golf and ClubFace-Book
"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".
Click to listen >> CREATING AN ENGAGING SPACE FOR LIKE-MINDED GOLFERS
Claude Brousseau - Director of Player Development at The 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.
Click to listen >> YOU ARE THE CEO OF YOUR LIFE
Isaiah Mwesige - CEO of The AFRIYEA Golf Academy in Uganda
"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.
Click to listen >> THE RISE OF GOLF IN UGANDA
Kevin Corn - PGA Teaching Pro / Creator of The Kids Golf Program at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Hospital in St. Louis
"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.
Click to listen >> THE HEALING POWER OF GOLF FOR KIDS
Danielle Tucker - Creator and Host of The Golf Club Radio Show
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.
Click to listen >> CELEBRATING OVER 25 YEARS IN GOLF RADIO
Gary Guerrero Jr. - Founder of Lag Shot Golf and Scratch Golf Academy
Gary Guerrero Jr. has built several successful golf businesses on the foundation of his marketing acumen. His simple and effective formula? Put all your energy into a product until it scales beyond your imagination. Then leverage those learnings and that audience to create the next venture. Host Colin Weston sits down with the Founder of Lag Shot Golf and Scratch Golf Academy to learn about his personal journey and "Give First" entrepreneurial mindset.
Click to listen >> EMBRACING A "GIVE FIRST" MINDSET TO SUCCESSFULLY START AND SCALE BUSINESS VENTURES
Scott Lundmark - President of Adventure Golf & Sports
Whether you call it Miniature Golf, Minigolf, Putt-Putt or Crazy Golf, chances are you've played at least once in your life. Scott Lundmark, President of Adventure Golf & Sports joins us to share stories from their company's 30+ year history of designing, building and operating fun putting courses that are enjoyed by millions of people.
Click to listen >> "IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PUTT!"
Adam Beach - Founder of MyGolfSpy
"The golf consumer saw that someone was fighting for them, which is exactly why MyGolfSpy became successful. We put the consumer first and the companies last. I don't care about the corporations, I care about the golfer and how they spend their hard-earned money. MyGolfSpy Founder Adam Beach joins us to share his motivation for creating "The World's Most Extensive Golf Equipment Reviews".
Click to listen >> BOLDLY CREATING "THE CONSUMER REPORTS FOR THE GOLF INDUSTRY"
Amy Bockerstette - Down syndrome golfer advocate and ambassador for I GOT THIS Foundation
"I have Down syndrome and I am rocking my extra chromosome!" - Amy Bockerstette and her dad Joe join host Colin Weston for a heartfelt, fun and inspirational conversation about how golf has positively impacted their family and the community they have helped create.
Click to listen >> WHAT IS YOUR SUPERPOWER?
Christina Kim - PGA Tour Pro
On the LPGA Tour Christina Kim is known for her bubbly, fun, positive personality. After more than a decade of professional golf that veneer cracked, leaving Christina exhausted, empty and depressed. On this compelling episode Christina and host Colin Weston share stories of trauma, rejuvenation and a newfound joy for both life and golf.
Click to listen >> WORKING THROUGH TRAUMA TO EMERGE MORE RESILIENT, GRATEFUL AND HAPPY
Brad Schweigert - Chief Product Officer at PXG Parsons Xtreme Golf
"I met with Bob Parsons and immediately knew what I was going to do. I would regret saying no, knowing that I passed up on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It was a huge decision and lots of people thought that I was crazy to leave Ping but I felt that I had to give it a go." - Brad Schweigert, Chief Product Officer at PXG joins Colin for a masterclass in product innovation and entrepreneurship.
Click to listen >> APPLYING A TECH STARTUP MINDSET TO INNOVATE GOLF CLUB DESIGN
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