Transforming The Golf Event Business During Tumultuous Times - Marc Simon, Event Vice President at PGA Golf Exhibitions
October 20th, 2021 | Season 10 | 38 mins 42 secs
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"We definitely had to think fast, be more entrepreneurial, take a lot more risk and not be afraid to fail. If we try something new and it doesn't work, that's absolutely okay. As long as you learn from that and improve the next time." Marc Simon - Event Vice President for PGA Golf Exhibitions with RX Global - joins us to share how they transformed their golf event business during a global pandemic by embracing an innovator's mindset.
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.
Mastering The Art of "Nimble Amnesia" - Ron Powers, Head of Swing Suite Division at Full Swing Simulators
September 29th, 2021 | Season 10 | 36 mins 40 secs
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"In middle of July 2020 after a lot of sleepless nights, I woke up on a Friday evening in a cold sweat panic. What is going on? How do I save the business?" Ron Powers, Head of Swing Suite Division at Full Swing Simulators joins us to share how they survived and thrived during tumultuous times.
Pivoting Your Business Model To Unlock New Customer Value - Tommy Southworth, President and COO of Southworth Development
September 23rd, 2021 | Season 10 | 36 mins 2 secs
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What do drone racing, human foosball and pickle ball have in common? Southworth Development President Tommy Southworth joins us to share how they look outside the traditional golf sphere to create unexpected experiences and magical moments that appeal to their existing membership while also attracting a new audience.
Looking Outside The Golf Box To Build A Premium Golf Brand - Lisa O'Hurley, CEO and Founder of LOHLA SPORT
September 12th, 2021 | Season 10 | 34 mins 5 secs
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How does the Indianapolis 500, European styling and a Seinfeld catch phrase help differentiate and define a new premium women's golf apparel brand? Lisa O'Hurley, CEO and Founder of LOHLA SPORT joins us to share the value that partnerships and timing play in launching a successful entrepreneurial endeavour.
How To Turn Your "AHA Moment" Into A Scaleable Business Venture - Tom Cox, Co-Founder & CEO of Golfballs.com
August 31st, 2021 | Season 10 | 28 mins 50 secs
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"In the early days I describe golfballs.com as a fun side-hustle hobby gone awry. Once we started to get customer traction in Year Two I took the leap to leave my full time country club career and dedicate my energy on building this business." Tom Cox, Co-Founder & CEO of Golfballs.com shares his entrepreneurial journey with host Colin Weston.
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.
Embracing A “Give First” Attitude To Build A Successful Business - Matt Fisher, The Mr. Short Game YouTube channel
August 17th, 2021 | Season 10 | 35 mins 2 secs
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"I needed to let things go in order to grow". Golf YouTuber Matt Fisher - creator of Mr. Short Game - joins us to share how his entrepreneurial recipe of staying focused, consistency, authenticity and willingness to give back first has positioned his business for exponential growth.
August 11th, 2021 | Season 10 | 35 mins 33 secs
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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%.
Lessons Learned On The PGA Tour To Raise Your Mental Performance - Dick Zokol, CEO and Founder of MindTRAK Golf
June 23rd, 2021 | Season 9 | 34 mins 33 secs
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Nicknamed "Disco Dick" after playing a 1982 PGA Tour event wearing a Sony Walkman, two-time tour winner Dick Zokol joins us to share how listening to music on course to calm his hyperactive mind was the insight that led to the creation of MindTRAK Golf.