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 “ngcoa”.
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.
What You Want Sits On The Other Side of Hard - Mark Mattingly, EVP at Landscapes Golf Management
February 7th, 2022 | Season 11 | 45 mins 2 secs
golf business, golf canada, golf podcast, katz strategy, landscapes golf management, mark mattingly, modgolf, modgolf podcast, ngcoa, pga of america, rich katz, usga
"If you're going to get into the golf business, you need to love seeing people get that spark in their eye as they joyfully experience this great game. And if you love to do that, you'll go the extra mile to provide that quality programming and on-boarding.” Guest host Rich Katz sits down with Landscapes Golf Management Executive VP Mark Mattingly for an engaging conversation that spans his three-plus decades in the golf industry.
Foster Innovation and Growth by Listening To Customer Needs - Chris Kallmeyer, Co-CEO at Golf Genius Software
January 13th, 2022 | Season 11 | 37 mins 49 secs
chris kallmeyer, golf business, golf canada, golf genius, golf genius software, golf podcast, modgolf, modgolf podcast, ngcoa, pga of america, usga
"We see three major factors that keep golfers engaged: multi-level competition, quality learning opportunities and social opportunities whether they are practicing or playing. Golfers are interacting with people they know and new people that they want to get to know to grow their social circles, all while having a good time." Chris Kallmeyer, Co-CEO at Golf Genius Software joins us to share how they embrace a growth mindset by building trust with customers and listening to their needs.
Innovating In The Golf Nonprofit Space To Help Charities Flourish - Eric Sedransk, Founder of Member For A Day
May 5th, 2021 | Season 9 | 35 mins 29 secs
#growgolf, british columbia golf, charity, entrepreneurship, eric sedransk, future of golf, gcsaa, golf business, golf canada, golf channel, innovation, member for a day, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, ngcoa, non profit, pga, pga of america
"I received hundreds of messages from all around the world thanking me and wanting to donate additional rounds. It was a movement. I hit on an emotional element within human beings that works." Eric Sedransk, Founder of Member For A Day joins us to share how he applied a Lean Startup mindset to unlock value in the nonprofit and golf charity space.
Disrupting The Market By Solving Customer Pains and Problems - Bodo Sieber, CEO of Tagmarshal
April 17th, 2021 | Season 9 | 45 mins 15 secs
#growgolf, bodo sieber, british columbia golf, entrepreneurship, future of golf, gcsaa, golf business, golf canada, golf channel, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, ngcoa, pga, pga of america, tagmarshal
"Slow pace of play continued to be a key negative experience factor for golfers and course operators. No one was building technology-led solutions to relieve this pain point, so we did." Tagmarshal Co-Founder and CEO Bodo Sieber joins us to share his entrepreneurial journey and how they create innovative solutions to reduce on-course traffic jams.
Understanding Customer Needs To Create Value For The Golf Industry - James Cronk, Co-Founder of Golf Industry Guru
March 3rd, 2021 | Season 9 | 41 mins 29 secs
british columbia golf, future of golf, gcsaa, golf, golf canada, golf channel, golf industry guru, innovation, james cronk, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, ngcoa, pga of america, usga
"I'm pretty good at dreaming stuff up, but more importantly you need to be able to execute, to make stuff happen." We sit down with Golf Industry Guru Co-Founder James Cronk to learn how his team puts the customer first to create new value in a traditional market space.
Applying a Startup Mindset To Innovate Club Experiences - Robert Sereci, Medinah Country Club
October 26th, 2020 | Season 8 | 42 mins 53 secs
entrepreneurship, experience design, future of golf, golf, golf channel, golf women, innovation, medinah, medinah country club, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, ngcoa, pga, pga show, robert sereci, we are golf
"So for as many ideas that have succeeded we have an equal amount that have failed. But you know what, it’s okay. We want our employees and our team to think outside the box because just like I have a safety net, I want to provide them with a safety net as well.” Host Colin Weston speaks with Medinah Country Club GM/COO Robert Sereci to learn how he took an innovator's mindset to transform the iconic golf venue to become a vibrant, welcoming, experience-based community.
Creating a Launch Point to Grow Golf Participation - Nick Bednar, VP of Operations at Indigo Golf Partners (077)
April 14th, 2020 | Season 7 | 41 mins 2 secs
#growgolf, buffalo agency, entrepreneurship, future of golf, gcsoa, golf channel, golf women, indigo golf, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, ngcoa, nick bednar, pga, pga show, usga, we are golf
“We’ve created a launch point for people who are picking up the game for the first time. We hold a critical role in growing the game just by the nature of the type of facilities we manage”. Nick Bednar, VP of Operations with Indigo Golf Partners joins us to share his golf industry insights in a COVID-19 "New Normal" world.
Creating Frictionless Customer Experiences For Recreational Golfers - Dale Merritt / Golfpay (071)
September 3rd, 2019 | Season 6 | 33 mins 57 secs
#growgolf, dale merritt, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf channel, golfpay, innovation, modgolf, modgolf podcast, ngcoa, pga, usga, we are golf
"I focus on the behaviours of the modern consumer. It's a fascinating topic to me. How, and why golf is so far behind embracing the customer experience, how it is affecting the golf business, and how it can be solved." On our final episode of Season 6, Colin speaks with entrepreneur and Golfpay CEO Dale Merritt about harnessing the power of artificial intelligence, machine learning and experience design to create a frictionless mobile golf round check-in platform that removes pain points and frustration for both recreational golfers and the course operators.
BONUS Episode: Season 4 Wrap Up / Season 5 Preview
October 24th, 2018 | Season 4 | 20 mins 47 secs
aimee cho, callaway, entrepreneurship, footjoy, future of golf, gcsaa, golf and life, golf apparel, golf channel, golf podcast, golf with aimee, innovation, jay karen, kinona, michael breed, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, national golf day, ngcoa, pga show, rhett evans, startup, topgolf, wearegolf, women's golf day, womens fashion, womens golf, womens golf clothes
Well, that's a wrap for Season 4 of The ModGolf Podcast! Our passionate team of content creators are feverishly working on your next twelve episodes for Season 5, which launches on October 31. We heard some amazing stories from a diverse group of guests who discussed how technology, entertainment experiences, music, celebrity, hospitality and community building intersect to shape the future of golf.