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 “usga”.
Turning a $3 weekly golf buddy bet into a scaleable business venture - Tom Naramore, CEO at D3Golf.com
March 28th, 2022 | Season 11 | 42 mins 43 secs
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"My golf buddy Craig serendipitously saw me at a restaurant and said, "we should've been able to play our dollar-dollar-dollar game today on two different courses" and I snap answered him, "I can build that, that's a mobile app. No problem!" And voila, the company was started." Tom Naramore, CEO at D3Golf.com shares how they digitally transformed the classic Nassau golf bet into a scaleable business startup.
Building Community as a "Senior-preneur" - Jim Plumb, Co-Founder of FORE! SIXTY
March 17th, 2022 | Season 11 | 33 mins 39 secs
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"I have inside of me a curious drive that just wants to keep going and keep learning. Personally, it helps me stay active, keep my brain moving and I love it!" Jim Plumb, Co-Founder of FORE! SIXTY joins us to share the competitive advantage that being a "Senior-preneur" brings to their golf startup.
Creating Phenomenal Customer Experiences Through Golf - Alyson Ramsey Johnson, CEO at Gilly Group and Co-Founder at White Tee Partners
March 13th, 2022 | Season 11 | 35 mins 32 secs
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"I knew I needed to get more of a differentiator for myself in the golf industry, especially as a woman. So when I launched Gilly Group I embraced all the things I love, left everything else behind and never looked back." Golf industry entrepreneur and event experience maker Alyson Ramsey Johnson joins us to share her personal and entrepreneurial journey through business and life.
How The Metaverse and NFTs Will Amplify Golf Fan Engagement - Guillermo Heredia, Managing Director at HYPE Sports Innovation
March 3rd, 2022 | Season 11 | 43 mins 28 secs
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"There is The Metaverse. It's not like different Metaverses, it is one Metaverse like there is one internet and then you have different platforms. Combined with NFTs, it's a new way for fans to interact with the brands and with the sport properties." Guillermo Heredia, Managing Director at HYPE Sports Innovation joins us to share how The Metaverse and NFTs Will Amplify Golf Fan Engagement.
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
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"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.
Conversations From The 2022 PGA Show - Charlie Klaus (Spark Golf) and Patrick Farris (Euforeia Golf)
February 16th, 2022 | Season 11 | 41 mins 30 secs
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Host Colin Weston attends The 2022 PGA Show, where he meets up with Euforeia Golf Co. Founder Patrick Farris and Spark Golf CEO Charlie Klaus for in-person conversations to learn how they are finding their niche 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
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"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
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"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.
Creating a Business Model That Makes Golf Accessible to Everyone - Kathy Erikson, The Short Game Place
March 16th, 2021 | Season 9 | 33 mins 21 secs
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"This is not Putt-Putt on steroids. This is real golf. Indoor par 2 holes that make the game welcoming for everyone at any skill level". We sit down with Kathy Erikson to learn about the passion that drives her to create an indoor golf arena that started with an AHA moment almost thirty years ago.
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
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"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.