Taking a Position To Help Create Positive Change - Jim Beatty, Executive Editor with African American Golfer’s Digest
February 24th, 2022 | Season 11 | 35 mins 59 secs
#makegolfyourthing, african american golfer’s digest, black golfers, diversity and inclusion, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf industry, innovation, jim beatty, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, racial justice, the pga show, usga
"I'm fueled by the fact that so many people came before me like Charlie Sifford, Lee Elder, Althea Gibson, Teddy Rhodes, Renée Powell. What they had to endure makes what I'm doing just not that hard. It's time consuming true, but I have to take the next steps and recognize the great people. People that blazed a trail - both black and white - that stood up, took a position, maintained it and created change." Jim Beatty, Executive Editor with African American Golfer’s Digest joins us to share how he is helping make golf more welcoming and equitable for minorities and under-represented communities.
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
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"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.
The courage to innovate during tumultuous times - Bryan Crawford, RBC Canadian Open Tournament Director
August 24th, 2021 | Season 10 | 35 mins 36 secs
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"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.
August 11th, 2021 | Season 10 | 35 mins 33 secs
diversity and inclusion, dr greta golf, future of golf, golf, golf channel, golfhers, greta anderson, innovation, kelly hunt, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, racial justice, women golf professionals, womens golf
Welcome to Season 10 of The Modgolf Podcast! Our guest host Dr. Greta Anderson sits down with Kelly Hunt - The Founder of GolfHers - to learn how she is building a community platform to increase the number of women in the golf industry from 5% currently to a future goal of 50%.
The "Accidental Agronomist" Who Became A Golf Industry Connector - Shelia Finney, Senior Director of Member Programs at The GCSAA
May 19th, 2021 | Season 9 | 33 mins 36 secs
diversity and inclusion, future of golf, gcsaa, golf, golf channel, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, rhett evans, shelia finney
"For most of these kids it's the first time they've been on a golf course. I remember being on a field trip and one little girl on a green reached down to touch it and said "It's REAL!!" It's a wonderful way to introduce the kids in that class - young women in particular - to golf”. Shelia Finney, Senior Director of Member Programs at The GCSAA joins us to share her transformation from "accidental agronomist" to golf industry connector.
Building a Business That Helps People Fall In Love With Golf - Dr. Greta Anderson, Founder of Dr. Greta Golf
February 23rd, 2021 | Season 9 | 38 mins 26 secs
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"I love when people want to learn golf. That's exciting to me. I feel that a big part of my job is like Love Connection. What I do is help people fall in love with golf." To open Season 9, host Colin Weston is joined by LPGA Teaching Professional Dr. Greta Anderson - Founder of Dr. Greta Golf - to learn how she applies her PhD in Higher Learning and voracious curiosity to help students understand the WHY.
February 5th, 2021 | Season 8 | 18 mins 50 secs
alissa kacar, back2basics golf, diversity and inclusion, draftkings, edison wedges, future of golf, gamerz golf, garmin, golf, golf ai, golf channel, imagine golf, innovation, lgbtq, lgbtq rights, medinah country club, mental health, mental health awareness, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, newladygolfer, pga of america, pga tour, robert sereci, shee golfs, shee sisters, tadd fujikawa
Host Colin Weston recaps the best from each of our twelve Season 8 guests, along with a preview of Season 9 which will premiere February 19 2021.
Finding Happiness and Balance in Both Life and Golf - Tadd Fujikawa, Pro Golfer and LGBTQ+ Spokesperson
January 20th, 2021 | Season 8 | 32 mins 50 secs
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"The journey I’ve been on since coming out has been very good. My golf game isn’t quite where I want it to be but I can say that I’ve never been happier and my mental health has never been better." On our final Season 8 episode, Pro Golfer and LGBTQ+ Spokesperson Tadd Fujikawa shares his personal journey of courage, love and authenticity.
December 9th, 2020 | Season 8 | 40 mins 18 secs
charles dillahunt, diversity and inclusion, entrepreneurship, future of golf, gina rizzi, golf, golf channel, innovation, jobmatch, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, pga tour, pga works, radius sports, sandy cross, seth waugh, vendormatch
How can eSports, Sneakerhead culture and a 17th century French philosopher shape one’s worldview on how to make golf more welcoming and inclusive for under-represented communities? After listening to our engaging conversation with The PGA of America’s Charles Dillahunt you will learn how.
April 2nd, 2020 | Season 7 | 48 mins 53 secs
#growgolf, british columbia golf, diversity and inclusion, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf canada, golf channel, golf instruction, golf women, innovation, lpga, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga, pga show, sjg international, usga, we are golf
"If my golf game is off, who cares. I get to spend time alone with this person. That to me is what golf does. The people I get to meet and the deals I get to close are nothing like you can do in an office." LPGA Golf Coach Shayain Gustavsp joins us on this episode to share her entrepreneurial story.