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G&E The Podcast: Golf & Entrepreneurship
41 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 71: Golf Artist - Dave Baysden
If you have been into golf's social media scene over the past year or so, then you have undoubtedly heard of Dave Baysden. It could be from his recent cover with Caddie Magazine, his unreal projects with Seamus Golf, or simply his playful photos of PGA Tour events. Whatever it may be, one thing is for certain. Dave is incredibly talented with the brush in hand, and rightfully so, is being recognized for it.
42 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 70: Founder of Foray Golf - Megan LaMothe
As an avid golfer and former Victoria Secret Executive, Megan LaMothe came on the podcast to talk about the inspiring story to starting her modern women's golf clothing brand, Foray Golf.
32 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 69: From Looper to YouTuber: How Alex Elliott Golf Came to Be
Alex Elliott is a professional golf instructor, caddy and YouTuber who has used the internet to grow his teaching business while becoming an influencer in the process.
32 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 68: Jane Geddes: Major Champion, Entrepreneur, and Businesswomen
Jane Geddes is a major champion, entrepreneur, and businesswomen. We sat down with her to discuss her remarkable life with golf.
59 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 67: King Collins Golf Course Design: A Story of Perseverance
Like any great idea, it all started over dinner and conversation at a Carabbas. This was the birthplace of King Collins Golf Course Design. A firm that would grow to break the norm and introduce the world to one of the best nine-hole courses we have ever seen. How they came to be is a remarkable story of persistence. Their belief in a vision to have "manic attention to artistry and craftsmanship" is beginning to pay off, but not without a little blood, sweat, and tears first. Principal Designer, Rob Collins, came on the podcast to share the story of how the firm came to be.
58 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 66: Duncan Littlefield - Ex-Professional Golfer and Entrepreneur
Duncan Littlefield is an ex-professional golfer who left college at the age of 20 to pursue his dream of the PGA Tour. For the next six years of his life, he relentlessly chased his playing goals. While learning a lot about himself in the process, Duncan saw some excellent success culminating in five mini-tour wins while reaching the competitive levels of the European Challenge Tour and PGA Tour Latin America. Along the way, he began documenting the journey on social media and his life changed forever. At the age of 26, he decided to put the pursuit of the PGA Tour aside to begin a photography business. Just three years later, he has achieved phenomenal success, and we talk with him about the journey.
52 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 65: How The Golfer's Journal Got It's Start with Brendon Thomas
Golf in it's purest form. This is the motto behind The Golfer's Journal, a quarterly print publication that focuses on the rich culture within the game. They don't discuss swing tips or the latest piece of equipment. Just intriguing stories and eye-catching photography from some of golf's most creative minds. And they have quite the origin story to match.
39 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 64: Cut Golf
The best damn golf balls under 20 bucks. That's the mission behind Cut Golf and they have done a phenomenal job of bringing it to life. Since their launch in early 2017, Cut Golf has grown from a great idea, into a robust direct-to-consumer business. This week on the podcast, their founder Sam and his partner Dennis came on the show to talk about how they turned this dream into a reality.
41 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 63: Starting a Golf Content Brand with Trey from Outside The Cut
In today's world of online business, the term "side hustle" is thrown around a lot. And regardless of what the phrase means to you, most people who started something around a passion will say it was one of the best decision they ever made. Not just for the possibility of extra income down the line. But more so for the opportunities and like-minded people that will come your way. Trey from Outside The Cut falls in line with this recurring theme. Since starting his content driven golf site and Twitter account at the beginning of the year, he's had experiences that may have never come his way if he didn't just start. So if you're someone who has an idea for starting something in golf or any other industry then this episode is for you as we talk about why he started in the first place, strategies for growth in the first year, experiences that have come from it, and so much more.
28 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 62: Starting A Wedge Company with Joshua Haywood
This week we have a fun one for you all. Ever wonder what it is like to start a wedge company while working a full-time job? Well, Joshua Haywood is currently doing that with his young start-up Haywood Golf. On this week's episode, we talk about the inspiration behind starting his brand and what has gone into getting it off the ground this past year.
32 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 61: Matt Lemman - Partner at Jones Golf Bags
This week we have a phenomenal guest for you all. Matt Lemman, who is a Partner at the popular Jones Golf Bags, joined us to talk about the rich history of the brand. In the episode, we dive deep into Jones Golf Bags founding in 1971 and why it dominated the market for two decades, the reasons for it's purchase in 1990 and how this lead to the eventual decline of the brand, why the current team came along and bought Jones in 2011 and decided to relaunch it around the vintage carry bag, and everything that has gone into getting the business to where it is today since.
34 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 60: Matt Cardis - Golf Photographer & Founder of Golf In Your State
This week, our good friend Matt Cardis joined us. Matt first came on the podcast back in February and on today's show, we are going to catch up with him on everything that has been going on with his business, Golf In Your State, since then. And it is a lot. We also talk about some upcoming projects he has planned, what life is like living on the road, caddying in q-school, and a whole lot more.
44 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 59: Sean Martin - PGA Tour's Events Editor
This week, PGA Tour's Events Editor, Sean Martin, has joined us on the show to tell us all about his career. Sean grew up a passionate golfer and got into Journalism in college. Since then, he has been pursuing his passion for writing about golf working for Golf Week for seven years and most recently, the PGA Tour. Sean also has some great insights into the current landscape of digital media and some phenomenal advice for anyone looking to start a career in this field. I hope you all enjoy our conversation!
35 minutes | 3 years ago
Ep. 58: Andrew Rice - Top 50 Instructor in America
This week, top 50 golf instructor in America, Andrew Rice, has come on the show. Andrew delivers one of the most actionable conversations to date. Since becoming a teacher, he has been able to build a phenomenal brand and career for himself. And one way he did this was through social media. With over 50,000 followers across platforms and a robust email list, Andrew dives deep into his tactics of using the internet to bring in new business. We also talk about why he wrote his book, how he made the recession 0f 2008 a positive for his career, and his advice for any teaching professional getting started.
39 minutes | 3 years ago
Ep. 57: The Wedge Wizard - Jacob Sanborn
This week, Jacob Sanborn, aka the Wedge Wizard as you may know him on Instagram, has come on the show. Jacob and I have a great conversation about how he carved out his niche in the custom club building world, how he built the Wedge Wizard brand, his recent decision to open his own shop, and his plan for where he wants to take it all.
34 minutes | 3 years ago
Ep. 56: Keith Rhebb - Golf Course Shaper & Designer (Part 2)
Golf course shaper and designer, Keith Rhebb, is back with part 2 of his interview. In part 1 we discussed the evolution of his career leading up to starting Rhebb Golf Design. This week, we chat about how he went from being in the dirt building golf to also designing it. This includes a discussion around his hit project with Riley Johns at Winter Park, his thoughts on their upcoming restoration at Rolling Green GC, why he started his own company, and his vision moving forward.
29 minutes | 3 years ago
Ep. 55: Keith Rhebb - Golf Course Shaper & Designer (Part 1)
This week, golf course shaper and designer, Keith Rhebb, came on the show. After getting the chance to talk with Riley Johns a few weeks back, I knew I had to chat with Keith. The duo worked together on the highly acclaimed renovation of Winter Park Nine and have joined forces again to restore Rolling Green GC in Philadelphia (which we talk about in part 2). What makes Keith story so great is that growing up he didn't have any plans to be in the golf industry. It just kind of happen by chance. And well, the rest is history. Now he is one of the hottest names in the game and has a strong passion for his craft to match. In part 1, Keith and I discuss how he got into building golf in the first place, working with Coore & Crenshaw, the unbelievable projects he has been on including Cabot Cliffs, Streamsong, etc, how his career evolved, and more.
45 minutes | 3 years ago
Ep. 54: Tom Coyne – Golf Writer
Welcome back to our weekly audio series, G&E The Podcast, where we dive deep into the lives of people creating remarkable careers around this great game. These are entrepreneurs building the next great brand. Pro golfers chasing their dreams of playing on tour. Writers. Influencers. Architects. Photographers. CEOs. I can go on and on, but I think you get the point. Our amazing guest do have one unanimous trait in common though. A passion for making a life in golf and doing so in their own unique way. Last week, **Riley Johns **discussed with us his phenomenal career as a golf course architect. This week, critically acclaimed golf writer, Tom Coyne, joined us. Tom has recently published his latest book, A Course Called Scotland, and was kind enough to come on the show to tell us about his career leading up to it. In the episode, we talk about how he became a writer in the first place, what inspired his first few books A Gentleman’s Game, Paper Tiger, and then A Course Called Ireland, where he famously walked the entire island before we dive all into his latest release.
40 minutes | 3 years ago
Ep. 53: Riley Johns – Golf Course Architect (Part 2)
Welcome back to our weekly series, G&E The Podcast, where we dive deep into the lives of people creating remarkable careers around this great game. These are entrepreneurs building the next great brand. Pro golfers chasing their dreams of playing on tour. Writers. Influencers. Architects. Photographers. CEOs. I can go on and on, but I think you get the point. Our amazing guest do have one unanimous trait in common though. A passion for making a life in golf and doing so in their own unique way. This week, we are back with golf course architect, Riley Johns. If you missed part 1 last week about how he first got into the industry, you will want to go back and check that out. In part 2, Riley and I talk about his approach to the highly acclaimed Winter Park Golf Course, aka WP9. His thoughts on why he thinks this course type is the key to growing the game, how designs like this have led to more opportunities, and his plan for his latest project, the renovation of the remarkable William Flynn design, Rolling Green Golf Club in Philadephia.
33 minutes | 3 years ago
Ep. 52: Riley Johns – Golf Course Architect (Part 1)
Welcome to our weekly series, G&E The Podcast, where we dive deep into the lives of people creating remarkable careers around this great game. These are entrepreneurs building the next great brand. Pro golfers chasing their dreams of playing on tour. Writers. Influencers. Architects. Photographers. CEOs. I can go on and on, but I think you get the point. Our amazing guest do have one unanimous trait in common though. A passion for making a life in golf and doing so in their own unique way. This week, golf course architect and founder of Integrative Golf Design, Riley Johns, came on the show for a two-part interview. In part one, we discuss how he got into golf in the first place, his incredible work ethic that allowed him to climb his way up the chain, breakthrough projects like Cabot Cliffs, and why he started Integrative Golf Design in the first place.
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