• The ModGolf Podcast: Applying A Tech Investor Mindset To Support "Early Stage" Golf Athletes

    In the second episode of season 12, ModGolf creator and show host, Colin Weston, speaks with Donnie Dotson, Founder and CEO of Carry Golf Investments who shared how he's applying tech startup lessons learned to elite athletes.

  • The ModGolf Podcast: Building An Engaging Platform For The Everyday Golfer

    In the first episode of season 12 for the ModGolf Podcast, show host and creator, Colin Weston, speaks with Jordan Lunetta, Co-Founder Of Odin Golf. 

    Jordan shares how they apply a tech startup approach to disrupt the traditional golf product space, are early adopters experimenting with NFTs and much more.

  • Some Parental Advice From Jack Nicklaus

    All Images Courtesy Brad Ewart

    18-Time Major Winner Jack Nicklaus Presents Coquitlam, BC's A.J. Ewart With The 2022 Jack Nicklaus Award 

    By Brad Ewart

    It’s not easy being a golf parent.

    But, there are times when advice from another source can be very helpful. Especially when that source is Jack Nicklaus. In 2009 I was working on a golf construction project in Bangalore, India where Jack Nicklaus and his staff also happened to be in the early stages of designing a golf course.

    Prior to arriving in India, the 12-man Nicklaus contingent made design stops in Japan and Korea and would be in India for only 24 hours. They toured the Nandi Hills site, Nicklaus made a number of design changes and then attended a dinner party with ten of the richest men in India.

    The next morning, while the group was finishing breakfast and preparing to head off to the airport, I had the opportunity to ask Jack a few questions.

  • The ModGolf Podcast: Building Community As A "Senior-Preneur" - Jim Plumb, Co-Founder Of Fore! Sixty

    In this edition of the ModGolf Podcast, creator and show host Colin Weston speaks with Jim Plumb, the Co-Founder of FORE! SIXTY. 

    FORE! SIXTY is a unique online community dedicated to enhancing the game for golfers sixty and over with age-relevant information, videos and a wide selection of curated value offerings on golf equipment, natural, anti-inflammatory pain relief and Sun Smart UPF50 sun protection apparel.

  • ModGolf Podcast: Creating A Sustainable Golf Future Through The "Seventh Generation Principle"

    In this episode of the ModGolf Podcast, show creator and host, Colin Weston, speaks with Steve Tooshkenig, CPGA Golf Professional and inspirational Indigenous Speaker.

    "Walk in that good way, helping and sharing your journey so those before you can smile."

    - Steve Tooshkenig

  • ModGolf Podcast: Creating Phenomenal Customer Experiences Through Golf

    In this episode of the ModGolf Podcast, show creator and host, Colin Weston, speaks with Alyson Ramsey Johnson, CEO at Gilly Group and Co-Founder at White Tee Partners.

    "I always knew I wanted to be a boss. I didn't know of what but I had that calling to want to help brands and businesses, create these phenomenal experiences for their customers through golf, whether that was sponsorship activation, hospitality or promoting their brands. So I knew I needed to get more of a differentiator for myself in the golf industry, especially as a woman."

     - Alyson Ramsey Johnson

  • ModGolf Podcast: Taking A Position To Help Create Positive Change - Jim Beatty, Executive Editor With African American Golfer’s Digest

    At The 2022 PGA Show in Orlando ModGolf Podcast creator Colin Weston had the opportunity to reconnect with Jim Beatty at The Diversity and Inclusion Forum, which he was co-hosting.

    Jim Beatty wears several hats, including Executive Editor for the African American Golfer’s Digest (www.africanamericangolfersdigest.com), President of Jim Beatty Golf Ventures (www.jimbeattygolfventures.com) and Chair of The We Are Golf, Recreational Play Subcommittee, Diversity Task Force (www.wearegolf.org).

  • 5 Guidelines To Build Your Romance Through Golf

    Image Courtesy Golf Canada

    By John Gordon/Golf Canada

    On the occasion of Valentine’s Day, let’s get all the bad, frequently offensive, jokes out of the way first.  To speed up the process, I will provide just the punch lines to a couple of the hoariest groaners.

    “No way! The last time I tried that shot, I made double bogey!”

    “But you don’t understand. It’s my wife’s funeral.”

    On a related note this February 14th, let’s officially bury the term “golf widow.” With that out of the way, let’s move on.

  • The ModGolf Podcast: Creating The "Linkedin For Golfers" - Lydia Davies, Founder And CEO Of Teemates

    In this episode of the ModGolf Podcast, creator Colin Weston welcomes guest Lydia Davies, the founder and CEO of TeeMates Golf. She is originally from the UK, born in Thailand, and traveled around living in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. She currently resides in Houston where she first thought of and created TeeMates Golf.

    TeeMates was created when her now husband, Andrew - a self-proclaimed golf degenerate - would always send her photos of himself playing at course alone whilst on work travel. With golf growth rates off the charts, Lydia knew there must be others in his hotel or area that would want to join him on the tee box.

  • Video: Funniest Moments Of The Year On The PGA TOUR 2021

    We've all heard the PGA TOUR motto, "These Guys Are Good" - and that is absolutely true. But sometimes, these guys aren't so good. And that can be rather humourous.

    Here's a collection of the funniest moments on the PGA TOUR in 2021, featuring hilarious moments on and off the course golf course and in press conferences.

     

  • Video: Golfers Undergo Brutal Performance Reviews

    In the first collaboration of its kind, the PGA TOUR and the DP World Tour present ‘The Performance Review’, a short film, which sees actor John C. McGinley  (Scrubs, Platoon) grilling the biggest names in golf on their performances in 2021. 

    The co-production features players from both tours, including: Collin Morikawa, Henrik Stenson, Scottie Scheffler, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Tyrrell Hatton and Justin Rose.

     

  • ModGolf Podcast: Empowering People With Disabilities Through Adaptive Golf

    In the season-opening episode of year number eleven for the ModGolf Podcast, creator Colin Weston welcomes guest host Dr. Greta Anderson (@DrGretaGolf) who sits down with prosthetic entrepreneur and Adaptive Athlete Deborah Smith (@2deborahsmith) to hear her story of resilience, hope and gratitude.

    Deborah is a mentor with the amputee Coalition of America and with Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in Chicago, the top rehab facility in the country for the last 30 years. "The beauty of golf is that it is available to us from a young age through an older age, through ability and disability. I am a perfect example of the opportunities that golf provides," says Deborah.

    "I survived a fatal accident when I was 19, which changed my life in the blink of an eye. I went from running every day, dancing and golfing to fighting in order to ever walk again. Looking back, the understanding that I needed to put the time and work in and I wasn't going to see any results right away certainly helped me as I was recovering from my accident because I was disabled and disfigured from it."

  • Video: Women's World No.1 Nelly Korda Meets Tiger For First Time

    “I didn’t want to bother you right now, but I really wanted a photo with you.” Nelly Korda is all of us meeting Tiger Woods for the first time. 

    Korda cemented her place as the most dominant player in the women's game when she secured gold at the Olympic Games, edging Mone Inami and Lydia Ko by one stroke

    “Hi, Tiger,” Korda said as Woods wrapped up his opening round in the PNC Championship. “I was wondering if I could take a photo with you.” “Nelly. Yes. You got it. Done deal,” replied Woods... “I didn’t want to bother you right now, but I really wanted a photo,” Korda said.

    Team Korda shot 9-under 63 and Team Woods – Tiger and son Charlie – shot 62. Woods also snapped a photo with Petr and Nelly’s brother, Sebastian, who is a top-50 tennis player.

    Even the No. 1 player in the world can be awed. Nelly Korda may be the best player in women’s golf.. in this instance she was just a fan.

     

  • ModGolf Podcast: Looking Outside Golf To Innovate The Industry And Game - Arjun Chowdri, Chief Innovation Officer With The PGA Of America

    In his final Season 10 episode, ModGolf creator and host Colin Weston is joined by Arjun Chowdri, Chief Innovation Officer With The PGA Of America, to share where the PGA of America is and where they are going.

    We learn about the design process and status of their new headquarters in Frisco Texas, the future of enhanced golf fan engagement through sport wagering, how his work with the IPL professional cricket Indian Premier League has helped shape the opportunities he sees in the golf industry... and much more.

  • Thoughtful Holiday Gifts For The Golfer In Your Life (2021)

    By John Gordon/ Courtesy Golf Canada

    This time of year, we are inundated with “gift guides for the golfer in your life.” I’m here to tell you I am that golfer and I don’t want most of that stuff.

    Why the greatest game has the cheesiest accessories is beyond me. You’ve seen them: Caddyshack gopher head covers, ugly sweaters and those visors with the fake hair sprouting out the top.

    Note to my family: Buy me one of those and the next time you see one while walking through the local thrift store and remark, “Hey, that’s just like the one we got Uncle John for Christmas,” rest assured it is the same one.

    So here’s the real stuff the golfer in your life (and likely you) want for Christmas.

  • Video: Ian Poulter, Shane Lowry And Matt Fitzpatrick Take On The Numbers Challenge

    Ian Poulter, Shane Lowry and Matt Fitzpatrick take on The Numbers Game Challenge

    How good do these three know their golf stats? The winner of the stats quiz gets to pick the clubs in a nearest the pin challenge... with a twist!

    The clubs are an original hickory, a kid’s sized club and a left-handed seven iron.

    Let’s see who had the knowledge and the skill…

     

  • Video: How Golf Pros Think During Their Swing | McIlroy, Morikawa & more

    Ever wondered what the top players on the DP World Tour are thinking when they step up to the tee?

    Find out as Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa and Tommy Fleetwood (amongst others) give their swing thoughts.

     

     

  • ModGolf Podcast: Harnessing The Power Of Design To Reinvent Golf Experiences

    In the latest episode of the ModGolf Podcast, show creator and host Colin Weston talks to Agustín Pizá, Founder And Architect At Pizá Golf Design.

    For more than two decades, Agustin Pizá has challenged golf norms and redefined golf facilities with award-winning designs. He has worked with legends of the game and his world class developments attracted interest to design a total indoor golf entertainment experience.

    Agustin shares his design involvement on the NextLinks eGolf Arena and how collaborating with NextLinks founder Dave Shultz along with architects Victor and Sergio Sanz of Sanzpont have led to the creation of an engaging, innovative golf experience.

  • The ModGolf Podcast: Journey From Pro Athlete To Sport Tech Entrepreneur

    In the latest episode of the ModGolf Podcast, show creator and host Colin Weston talks to Jeehae Lee, Co-Founder And Ceo Of Sportsbox.Ai

    The Journey From Pro Athlete To Sport Tech Entrepreneur 

    "Along the way there have been a lot of ups and downs. Being a professional athlete is not easy and especially in an individual sport like golf where you are forced to be entrepreneurial. You have to pay for all of your travel, your caddies, all the expenses and try to earn a living net positive at the end of the year."

     - Jeehae Lee

  • Video: Fastest Hole of Golf - Guinness World Records 2021

    With 27.88 seconds to beat, The Euro Tour challenged Sean Crocker, Nicolai Højgaard, Wilco Nienaber and Min Woo Lee to break the ridiculously tough Guinness World Records title for the Fastest hole of golf by a team of four.

    Shot on the 501-yard par five fourth hole at Real Club Valderrama, introducing the second Hero Challenge of 2021...

    Home of the best challenges on the European Tour, such as The 14 Club Challenge Series, The Hickory Challenge, The Fastest Hole of Golf, The Left-Handed Challenge, The 200 Yard Putt and many more.