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”.
Teaching Golf To Welcome, Elevate and Empower Diverse Communities - Shayain Gustavsp (076)
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.
Embracing Resilience, Curiosity and Joy to Fuel The Entrepreneurial Journey - Thinh Tran, Transrover (075)
March 23rd, 2020 | Season 7 | 44 mins 2 secs
#growgolf, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf canada, golf channel, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga, pga show, thinh tran, transrover, usga, we are golf
"There were so many ups and downs and obstacles that I could have given up and nobody would ever know about Transrover. But I didn’t." Thinh Tran, Founder of Transrover joins us on this episode to share the story of his incredible entrepreneurial journey.
Creating a Scalable Business Model Inspired by Traditional Golf Societies - Matt Considine / NewClub Golf (074)
March 5th, 2020 | Season 7 | 34 mins 1 sec
#growgolf, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf canada, golf channel, golf society, innovation, matt considine, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, newclub golf, pga, the bag drop podcast, usga, we are golf
"At its core I believe it starts with the game, the simplicity and purity of golf. So that’s what we took from those Irish golf societies and created for ourselves." Matt Considine joins us on this episode to share his entrepreneurial journey from cleaning carts at a country club to the founding of NewClub Golf.
Empowering Women Through Golf - Shella Sylla / SisterGolf
February 22nd, 2020 | Season 7 | 40 mins 6 secs
#growgolf, diversity and inclusion, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf channel, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga, pga tour, shella sylla, sistergolf, usga, womens golf
“If you have a business idea and years go by and it does not leave you, then you know that it is something you have to pursue. That’s exactly what happened to me for eleven years before launching SisterGolf." We sit down with Shella Sylla, Business Golf Professional and Founder/CEO of SisterGolf to learn how she took the entrepreneurial leap to create a viable, scalable business model that didn't previously exist.
Entrepreneurial Lessons Learned In The Golf Industry - John Kawaja / Honma Golf (072)
February 4th, 2020 | Season 7 | 43 mins 29 secs
#growgolf, adidas, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf channel, honma golf, innovation, john kawaja, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga, pga tour, taylormade, usga
"Extraordinary can happen with a belief that you can change the world. A conviction that gives you the boldness and the creativity to imagine something better, something different." On our opening episode of Season 7, Colin speaks with Honma Golf NA President John Kawaja about entrepreneurial lessons learned across his career in the golf industry.
Season 6 Wrap-up / Season 7 Preview
October 31st, 2019 | Season 6 | 18 mins 17 secs
#growgolf, adam heieck, azucena maldonado, blue ocean strategy, buffalo agency, buffalo.agency, dale merrit, entrepreneurship, future of golf, gina rizzi, golf canada, golf channel, golf genius, golfpay, innovation, kevin thistle, latina golfers, lean startup, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga, pga of canada, radius sports group, renee mauborgne, reviver sport entertainment, rich katz, startup, tee it forward, usga, we are golf, youth on course
Host Colin Weston recaps the best from each of our ten Season 6 guests, along with a preview of Season 7 which will premiere early January 2020.
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.
Transforming Latina Women's Lives Through Golf - Azucena Maldonado / Latina Golfers (070)
August 18th, 2019 | Season 6 | 53 mins 55 secs
#growgolf, azucena maldonado, british columbia golf, entrepreneurship, female founders, future of golf, golf canada, golf channel, innovation, latina golfers, modgolf, modgolf podcast, pga, usga, we are golf, women entrepreneurs, women's golf
"We teach women how to leverage golf as a business tool so they can shatter the glass ceiling with a golf ball”. On our latest episode, Azucena Maldonado, Founder of The Latina Golfers Association joins us to share how she has built a nationally scalable business that empowers women in the Greater Los Angeles area both on and off the golf course.
Growing The Game By Providing Youth Access To Affordable Golf - Adam Heieck / Youth On Course (069)
July 30th, 2019 | Season 6 | 37 mins
#growgolf, adam heieck, british columbia golf, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf canada, golf channel, innovation, modgolf, modgolf podcast, pga, usga, we are golf, youth on course
"While everyone recognized the need to work together, there are still so many silos in golf. The industry is so fragmented that we decided to take a collaborative, wholistic approach in order to bring more kids to the game and to transition them through the funnel to the next progressive step”.
This week our host Colin Weston sits down for a conversation with Adam Heieck, CEO of Youth On Course. Adam joins us to share how his organization provides youth ages 6-18 with access to life-changing opportunities through golf.
Making a Positive Statement About "The State of Golf" - Rich Katz / buffalo.agency (068)
July 15th, 2019 | Season 6 | 48 mins 8 secs
#growgolf, british columbia golf, buffalo agency, buffalo.agency, entrepreneurship, future of golf, golf canada, golf channel, innovation, modgolf, modgolfpodcast, pga, rich katz, usga, we are golf
"The future of golf is alive and well, not just for this generation but for generations to follow as well”. On this episode we sit down with Rich Katz, Founder and Principal of buffalo.agency joins us to share insights and stories from his nearly 30 years in the golf industry.