G&E The Podcast Golf & Entrepreneurship

G&E The Podcast Golf & Entrepreneurship

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Welcome to G&E The Podcast, a weekly series from G&E Magazine dedicated to the entrepreneurial world of golf.
67: King Collins Golf Course Design: A Story of Perseverance
Nov 7 • 58 min
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…
66: Duncan Littlefield - Ex-Professional Golfer and Entrepreneur
Oct 31 • 57 min
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…
65: How The Golfer’s Journal Got It’s Start with Brendon Thomas
Oct 24 • 52 min
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…
64: Cut Golf
Oct 17 • 39 min
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…
63: Starting a Golf Content Brand with Trey from Outside The Cut
Oct 10 • 41 min
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…
62: Starting A Wedge Company with Joshua Haywood
Oct 3 • 28 min
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…
61: Matt Lemman - Partner at Jones Golf Bags
Sep 26 • 31 min
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…
60: Matt Cardis - Golf Photographer & Founder of Golf In Your State
Sep 19 • 34 min
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…
59: Sean Martin - PGA Tour’s Events Editor
Sep 12 • 44 min
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…
58: Andrew Rice - Top 50 Instructor in America
Aug 22 • 34 min
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…
57: The Wedge Wizard - Jacob Sanborn
Aug 15 • 38 min
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…
56: Keith Rhebb - Golf Course Shaper & Designer (Part 2)
Aug 6 • 33 min
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…
55: Keith Rhebb - Golf Course Shaper & Designer (Part 1)
Jul 31 • 29 min
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…
54: Tom Coyne – Golf Writer
Jul 25 • 45 min
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.
53: Riley Johns – Golf Course Architect (Part 2)
Jul 18 • 40 min
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…
52: Riley Johns – Golf Course Architect (Part 1)
Jul 11 • 32 min
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.…
51: From Energy Drinks to Apparel, The Story of Swing Juice
Jul 1 • 29 min
This week we have a fascinating story for you all on the podcast. Jon Mason joined us on the show. He is the founder of Swing Juice. A golf lifestyle apparel company that focuses on t-shirt designs that golfers would love. But how the company got to this…
50: How to Play Golf and Work Anywhere on Earth with Sean Ogle
Jun 20 • 37 min
This week’s podcast is a special one. Not just because it is our 50th episode, which by the way thank you to everyone who has been listening to the show. The support we have received so far has been incredible, and we could not be more appreciative to all…
49: Zack Bates, Founder of Private Club Marketing
Jun 13 • 28 min
As our podcast series continues to roll on towards its 50th episode, one thing remains common in each interview. Hustle. Not one interviewee lacked this trait as they pursued their goals. Zack Bates follows suit with that theme. Zack is the founder of…
48: Greg Monteforte, Founder of Golf Threads
Jun 6 • 25 min
For all you out there thinking about starting a side-hustle, this week’s podcast with Greg Monteforte, the founder of golf-threads.com, is for you. Admittedly, taking that first step can be a challenge as Greg mentions in today’s interview, but once you…
47: Behind the Lens With Golf Photographer Christian Hafer
May 23 • 31 min
Christian Hafer is gifted with something that not many people have. And if you are familiar with his work, then you are probably thinking about his artistic ability behind the lens. This is true. He does have a remarkable ability to project how he sees…
46: Matt Parziale’s Meteoric Rise Up The Amateur Golf Ranks
May 16 • 25 min
Matt Parziale just loves golf. The man lives to compete. Most recently, he tested his game on golf’s biggest stage. This year’s Masters. And his story of getting into the game’s most sacred grounds is more interesting than most. Coming off of an excellent…
45: Leveraging the Internet to Build a New Career with Golf Writer Jay Revell
May 8 • 28 min
Social media and golf is a beautiful thing. There is arguably no better sport for platforms like Instagram and Twitter. Golf is visual. And always full of stories. Individuals and brands have been able to leverage social media to build remarkable…
44: From Action Sports to Golf, The Story of Electric California
May 2 • 32 min
From action sports to golf, Electric is a story of entrepreneurship at it’s finest. What started back in 2000 as a couple of guys with a vision, has grown into a global brand with a few twists and turns along the way.
43: How Anna and Armana of the Graceful Golfer Aim to Inspire
Apr 25 • 25 min
Professional golf requires a lot of work. And not just from a practice and tournament perspective. Most mini-tour players have a side-hustle or two to make ends meet while they pursue their ultimate goal. That is the case for this week’s guest on the…
42: Bob Lamkin Talks About The Entrepreneurial History of Lamkin Grips
Apr 17 • 28 min
If you’re a big fan of Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons like myself, then you know the importance of a good grip. It’s arguably the most critical aspect of the swing. So why is it that so often players let their grips wear down to nothing hindering their game?…
41: How Louisville Golf Represents the History of the Game
Apr 11 • 33 min
Over the course of our features, G&E has really developed into a community of entrepreneurs in golf. Each new podcast episode adds a unique business and perspective to this collection. And this week’s show with Jeremy and Yinyin Wright, the owner’s of…
40: How Charlie Burgwyn Built His Brand Stitch By Stitch
Apr 3 • 42 min
Stitch Golf. A brand rooted in detail. And their founder, Charlie Burgwym, epitomizes the ethos of the business he created. After listening to this week’s episode of G&E The Podcast, you will understand how the companies mission statement is really a…
39: Ecco Golf And The Freddie Effect
Mar 21 • 30 min
This week on the podcast, David Helter of Ecco Golf came on the show. We talk all about the evolution of their golf line and how events like Fred Couples premiering their hybrid style streetwear shoe at the 2010 Masters put the brand front and center to…
38: How John Ashworth Changed An Entire Industry
Mar 14 • 54 min
This week’s guest on the podcast needs no introduction. John Ashworth, the founder of Linksoul, came on the show to talk about his remarkable career and life. Needless to say, this man has done it all.
37: Clarke Miyasaki – Serial Entrepreneur and EVP of Business Development at Stance Socks
Mar 7 • 35 min
This week on G&E The Podcast, we had Clarke Miyasaki, the EVP of Business Development at Stance Socks, on the show. Coming from small-town Idaho, Clarke landed an internship at a startup during the .com boom and never looked back. He fell in love with the…
36: How Adrienne Cass Built Trendy Golf USA
Feb 26 • 32 min
One of the best aspects of golf is that you can dress to match your style. You could like the classic look or be a fan of the modern apparel movement. It doesn’t matter. With golf, you can express yourself through what you wear. And when it comes to…
35: How Bradley Putters Became One of the Most Exciting Companies in Golf
Feb 22 • 31 min
If you haven’t heard of Bradley Putters yet, you will. They are literally changing the game with their handmade high tech wooden putters that you are guaranteed to love. Their Founder, Brad Converse, came on the podcast this week to talk about the…
34: The Jazzy Golfer Is On A Mission To Get More Women In Golf
Feb 14 • 29 min
Meet The Jazzy Golfer. She picked up the game just a few months back and since then has been on quite the adventure with the sport. She has grown a following of over 20,000 people on social media, has been in a Nike golf commercial and is speaking at a…
33: Matt Cardis Builds Dream Golf Photography Career with Golf In Your State
Feb 8 • 26 min
People create fascinating careers in golf. Our friend, Matt Cardis of Golf In Your State, has done just that with his brand. Matt is a golf photographer who travels the country doing shoots for courses and creates content for his partnered brands. This…
32: Asher Golf Gives New Meaning to the Mundane
Feb 1 • 26 min
A healthy lack of respect for the mundane. This is the motto of Asher Golf. Their products are cool. Their story is even better. Trevor Crump, the man behind Asher’s marketing efforts, came on the podcast to talk about the companies evolution and their…
31: OnCore Golf Is Changing The Game With The GENiUS Ball
Jan 17 • 38 min
Hands down one of the most fascinating episodes of G&E The Podcast to date. Keith Blakely, co-founder of Oncore Golf, came on the show to talk about the companies evolution and their disruptive technology with their latest product, the GENiUS Ball. They…
30: Hudson Sutler Uses Creative Marketing to Embody #TheNextEscape
Jan 10 • 32 min
Digital media affects everything. Especially how we market. And creativity has never been more important. With a mostly democratic social media, great work can flourish. Possibly the most famous example, Dollar Shave Club and their iconic Youtube ad that…
29: How Success Series Is Bringing Virtual Reality to Golf
Jan 3 • 48 min
Like most golfers, you would probably enjoy getting a lesson from Rickie Fowler. But how is that possible. Well, do you have five bucks and a smartphone? Yes, you heard that right. Success Series, an up and coming virtual reality platform, is allowing you…
28: One Epic Golf Road Trip and Friendship that Began on Instagram
Dec 19, 2017 • 39 min
The power of social media is amazing. Not only can you build a brand on platforms such as Instagram, but you can also connect with people you would never have been able to before. That was the case for Jordan Griggs and Matt Cardis. Two nomadic golfers…
27: Swannies Golf Apparel | The Brand For Millennial Golfers
Dec 12, 2017 • 34 min
This week on G&E The Podcast we had on Adam Iversen, co-founder of Swannies Golf Apparel. What started with a golf sandal has grown into a full-blown golf lifestyle brand. In this week’s episode, Adam walks us through a detailed evolution of the company…
26: How Mizzen + Main is Disrupting an Entire Industry
Dec 4, 2017 • 37 min
This week on G&E The Podcast, we had Kevin Lavelle, founder of the industry disrupting brand, Mizzen + Main. The apparel company famous for their performance fabric dress shirts that are moisture wicking, wrinkle-free, and as they put it, Comfortable AF.…
25: How TRUE Linkswear is Relaunching their Brand with Justin Turner
Nov 27, 2017 • 35 min
This week on G&E The Podcast we had on Justin Turner, Partner of Finance and Strategy at TRUE Linkswear. If you have been following along with TRUE, you may have noticed their recent change in shoe design, a revamped website and social media strategy, and…
24: Live Bold with Bart Walker, Founder of Jack Grace USA
Nov 14, 2017 • 43 min
This week on G&E The Podcast we had Bart Walker, founder of Jack Grace USA. Aka the #coolestgolfshoesever, Jack Grace is an up and coming revolutionary golf shoe brand that allows for total customization with their interchangeable saddles technology.…
23: How To Build a Golf Side Hustle Using Instagram With The Founder of Birdicorn Golf
Nov 1, 2017 • 27 min
If you are on Instagram at all and are into golf, then you may have seen a divot tool recently that peaks your interest. Kind of like the swiss army knife of divot tools if you may. Introducing Brian Kang, founder of Birdicorn Golf. The brand behind the…
22: How Monument Golf Built a Brand Around a Flagship Product
Oct 5, 2017 • 35 min
This week on the podcast we had Jeff Eggen, Founder of Monument Golf. Three years ago, Jeff was a mini-tour player thinking of ways to make a few bucks. By accident, he came up with the idea for the Stick It. A magnetic rangefinder strap. Now, Monument…
21: Lie + Loft – A Golf Company as Cool as Their Name is Clever
Sep 22, 2017 • 25 min
Lie + Loft is one of the most exciting start-ups to follow in golf. This week on the podcast, we had the pleasure of sitting down with the founder, Luke Davis. Lie + Loft sells some of the most eye-catching golf art you will ever see. And that is just the…
20: How Forbes 30 Under 30 Ishveen Anand is Bringing Total Transparency to the World of Sports Sponsorships
Sep 14, 2017 • 27 min
This weeks episode featured Forbes 30 Under 30, Ishveen Anand. Ishveen is the Founder & CEO of OpenSponsorship, a platform that allows athletes and brands to connect over sponsorship opportunities seamlessly. Ishveen traveled the world as a sports agent…
19: From Hollywood Producer to Enjoying the Walk, How Malachi McGlone Founded QOD Golf USA
Aug 31, 2017 • 47 min
Malachi McGlone is the Founder of QOD Golf USA, a start-up producing the world’s highest quality electric golf caddy. Malachi first got into golf as a caddy at the age of 13. He continued to work in the industry and play competitively through college.…
18: Curtis Lamb’s Story Behind Inspired Creation – Arm Guard
Aug 22, 2017 • 26 min
Curtis and his two sons, Daxton and Cale, are the creators of Arm Guard. A Premium Sun Sleeve designed to help protect against the suns harmful rays while keeping your skin cool with moisture-wicking fabric. They created the brand with the hopes to do…
17: Thirty6ix Golf Co’s Lifestyle Brand Represents The Modern Golfer
Aug 17, 2017 • 23 min
Jay and Chevy are the minds behind Thirty6ix Golf Co, a lifestyle brand dedicated to the modern golfer. The founders are long time friends who love golf but did not like the apparel that was being offered. One day after a round, the two spent the night…
16: How Zac Radford Became a Premier Social Media Influencer in Golf
Aug 9, 2017 • 32 min
Zac Radford got into social media a little over a year ago as a way to hopefully build a brand that would help him in his pursuit of the PGA Tour. He took a unique approach to his photography, and it has exploded across the world of golf. Now, Zac has…
15: How Sphera Golf is Introducing an Industry Disrupting Product
Aug 1, 2017 • 27 min
Meet Patrick Kraft, founder of start-up golf ball company, Sphera Golf. Pat is taking an industry disrupting approach to his business model. Provide golfers a ball with equal quality to the big brands at half the price. Pat transitioned from his finance…
14: How Three Guys Are Turning Their Love For Golf Trips Into A Business
Jul 11, 2017 • 36 min
Meet Matt, Jon, and Justin. Three high school friends that love golf and traveling to new cities to play with their buddies. Their trips were great, but the planning was excruciating. The guys decided to solve their problem. The three are the founders of…
13: Maurice Allen – Professional Long Drive Competitor and Golfer
Jun 20, 2017 • 36 min
Maurice Allen is a Professional Long Drive Competitor with an incredible list of achievements in the sport. Maurice grew up playing just about everything but golf. He picked up the game in 2011 as the result of a bet. He quickly developed a passion for…
12: Brad Franklin – The Inspired Mind Behind Bradley Allan
Jun 15, 2017 • 24 min
This week on G&E The Podcast | Golf & Entrepreneurship we have on Brad Franklin. Brad is the inspired mind and creator behind the men’s golf apparel company, Bradley Allan. Brad began his career in golf as an Assitant Professional. He transitioned into…
11: Andrew McCombe Changes Lives Through Golf with Search 4 Scratch
Jun 6, 2017 • 23 min
Andrew McCombe is a serial entrepreneur. Founder of Search 4 Scratch, Golf University, and Golf Getaway, Andrew picked up golf seven years ago and has not looked back since. Immediately, Andrew was fascinated by the game. Having a very entrepreneurial…
10: How LuxGolf Founder, Travis Bruinsma, Created Australia’s First Luxury Golf Touring Company
May 30, 2017 • 25 min
Travis Bruinsma, the founder of LuxGolf, has created Australia’s first luxury golf touring company. As entrepreneurs do, Travis saw a problem and came up with a solution. While traveling, he was not satisfied with the quality of golf touring companies.…
9: How The Freedom Golf Association and Its Founder, EQ, Help Thousands Through Golf
May 22, 2017 • 23 min
Edmund “EQ” Sylvester is the Founder of the Freedom Golf Association, a charity dedicated to bringing joy and a sense of freedom to the special needs community through their inclusion in the game of golf. EQ was a successful businessman and entrepreneur.…
8: Carolina Romero | The Fit Golfer Girl
May 1, 2017 • 23 min
Carolina Romero, aka, The Fit Golfer Girl has an incredible story with golf & entrepreneurship. Carolina grew up in Bogota, Colombia playing golf since the age of 9. She had a fantastic junior golf career that lead to a scholarship to the University of…
7: Douglas Rose Is Bringing Vintage Leather Goods To Golf
Mar 30, 2017 • 31 min
Douglas Rose is the founder of Douglas Rose Co, a high-end leather goods brand that makes beautiful golf bags and accessories.
6: Learn how to get paid to travel the world and play golf with Drew Binsky
Feb 20, 2017 • 20 min
Drew Binsky is a full-time travel blogger and an avid golfer. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, he moved to South Korea to teach English. In his free time, he dedicated 40+ hours a week towards building his travel blog. Now Drew travels…
5: Founders of Max Golf Protein | Max Colman & Cat Vickers
Feb 12, 2017 • 29 min
Max Colman and Cat Vickers are the founders of Max Golf Protein, the first golf specific protein drink & bar. Max and Cat personify the hard work and dedication that goes into building a brand from scratch. The duo spent their first two years working…