The ModGolf Podcast
Host Colin Weston explores the future of golf through conversations with the visionaries and influencers that are shaking up the sport.
We found 10 episodes of The ModGolf Podcast with the tag “innovation”.
You Don't Know What It's Like To Work For You - Scott Stratten, Creator of UnMarketing
March 17th, 2023 | Season 13 | 49 mins 54 secs
customer experience, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf entertainment, golf industry, golf podcast, human-centric design, innovation, liv golf, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, pga tour, scott stratton, sport innovation, un-marketing
After experiencing Scott Stratten's inspirational keynote talk at the NGCOA Canada conference in Vancouver, host Colin Weston sits down with the creator of UnMarketing to learn how the golf industry can flourish by embracing the virtues of authenticity, integrity and community.
Breaking Down Barriers To Create The Next Generation of Golf Legends - Jewel Love / Society 61
March 8th, 2023 | Season 13 | 44 mins 9 secs
black business, black-owned business, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf apparel, golf business, golf industry, innovation, jewel love, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, society61, society61 foundation, the pga show, usga
"We know the golf industry has to be updated, the culture of it. To diversify that means you're willing to make changes that you never thought of making, to think differently and open up your mind in new ways." Jewel Love, Board Member and Advisor for Society 61 and The Society 61 Foundation joins us to share how their apparel brand acts as the platform to support young elite African American golfers.
NO RISK = NO FUN - Jillian Foss, Founder of #LEGS, The Ladies Executive Golf Society
February 24th, 2023 | Season 13 | 42 mins 42 secs
#legs, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf industry, innovation, jillian foss, ladies executive golf society, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, the pga show, women's golf
I thought, "what can we do to continue to lift up women towards leadership through golf?" because I believe the world would be a better place. So I set out to accomplish this mission and have some fun while we're at it. LEGS Ladies Executive Golf Society Founder Jillian Foss joins us to share how she combines her passion with a sense of purpose.
LIVE From The 2023 PGA Show!
February 3rd, 2023 | Season 13 | 20 mins 6 secs
#makegolfyourthing, billy brown, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf accessories, golf apparel, golf business, golf industry, innovation, lydia davies, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga show, reed exhibitions, teamates, the golf sanctuary, the pga of america, usga
Colin returns to The PGA Show in Orlando and was ready to record a podcast but his guest no-showed! Not to worry, as Colin spots previous show guest Lydia Davies walking by and asks her to join him for a spontaneous chat about what's cool at the show. Minutes later another previous guest jumps in to take this fun-filled conversation to the next level.
Perseverance, Pivoting and The Ability to Continuously Adapt - Ryan Engle, Founder and CEO of GOLF+
January 19th, 2023 | Season 13 | 46 mins 11 secs
entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf industry, golf+, innovation, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, oculus, ryan engle, sport innovation, the pga show, usga, virtual reality, vr golf, vr sports, web3
"My first virtual reality putt was 20-footer uphill with a left-to-right break. I hit it and put it 6 inches past the hole, burning the edge on the left. I thought, "Wow that felt exactly like hitting a putt." After that magical moment I said to the team "okay you know what, we're going to pivot 100% into VR." Ryan Engle, Founder and CEO of GOLF+ joins us to share how his love for writing code and playing golf led to the creation of the golf industry's leading VR gaming platform.
Breaking The Grass Ceiling - A Mother/Daughter Duo Who Are Changing The Golf Leadership Landscape
January 10th, 2023 | Season 13 | 48 mins 18 secs
clare mcmahon, entrepreneurship, golf business, golf canada, golf course owners, golf industry, golf podcast, innovation, lesley mcmahon, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, ngcoa, ngcoa canada, women entrepreneurs
Colin was invited to attend The NGCOA Canada Conference in Vancouver, where he sat down with the mother/daughter duo of Lesley and Clare McMahon to learn about the world of owning and operating a golf course. Lesley also shares her experience as the first female president of The National Golf Course Owner's Association Canada and Clare talks about the challenges and opportunities for women in the golf industry.
Scaling a Golf Startup With Partnerships - Nick Conrad, Founder of Twilight Golf Association
December 30th, 2022 | Season 13 | 35 mins 27 secs
entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf entertainment, golf genius, golf industry, golf podcast, innovation, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, nick conrad, pga of america, sport innovation, twilight golf association, usga
"I thought it wasn't crazy that you could pull together lots of strangers and create a golf league out of it. If I could allow those people that regularly fill out the tee sheet to create organized games, that really would resonate." Twilight Golf Association Founder Nick Conrad joins us to share how partnering with a technology company has turbocharged his startup.
Do a Common Thing In an Uncommon Way - Bob Winskowicz, Founder of SQAIRZ
December 16th, 2022 | Season 13 | 36 mins 28 secs
arnold palmer, baseball shoes, bob winskowicz, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf industry, golf shoes, innovation, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, sport tech, sqairz, the pga show, usga
Working for Arnold Palmer and having "The King" in your mentorship corner is one of many positive experiences that Bob Winskowicz - Founder of SQAIRZ - has as part of his secret sauce. Host Colin Weston learns about the influences that helped shape Bob's world view to become the entrepreneur and business leader that he is today.
Connecting Golfers With Likeminded Playing Partners - Kat Ramirez, Founder of Golfing Buddy
December 8th, 2022 | Season 13 | 36 mins 44 secs
#makegolfyourthing, entrepreneurship, female founders, future of golf, golf business, golf industry, golf podcast, golfing buddy, innovation, kat ramirez, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, pga of america, sport innovation, usga, women entrepreneurs
"Golf is a great game to get to know people. That's why we go on the golf course with new people and spend four hours with them. It's because golfers really want to have a good time, instead of feeling like they're not good enough. So Golfing Buddy was created to empower people to find other people just like them to go play golf with."... Kat Ramirez, Founder of Golfing Buddy joins us to share how to successfully self-fund a startup as a side hustle.
Making a Difference: Supporting The Recovery of Injured Veterans Through Golf - John Simpson, Founder of On Course Foundation
November 25th, 2022 | Season 12 | 37 mins 5 secs
#makegolfyourthing, #recoverythroughgolf, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf business, golf charity, golf podcast, innovation, john simpson, make golf your thing, modgolf, modgolf podcast, modgolfpodcast, on golf foundation, pagagolf, pga of america, the simpson cup, usga, wounded warriors
"Being disabled myself, I chatted with a few of the injured veterans and told them what had happened to me. I saw some of them looking back at me and I realized that golf was something they could do. That's when I thought, "if we could start a charity which teaches golf on a long-term basis with the idea of then getting them some form of employment within the golf and related industries, that if we could do that, that would be quite something". And that's where it all started." We open Season 13 with an inspirational conversation with John Simpson, Founder of On Course Foundation.