Episode 12: Brad Franklin – The Inspired Mind Behind Bradley Allan

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 the golf apparel industry when Ralph Dunning asked him to join his new label, Dunning Golf. Brad spent six years with Dunning and eventually became the Head of Design for both Tommy Hilfiger Golf and AUR Golf. One day, Brad was inspired but a comment his wife made and started researching and designing his line. The culmination of his efforts, Bradley Allan. Check out the Podcast and the feature to go along with it to hear Brad discuss what it is like to start your own clothing line, his lessons learned from his past positions, his love for golf and design, and so much more.

Episode 10: How LuxGolf Founder, Travis Bruinsma, Created Australia’s First Luxury Golf Touring Company

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. These experiences, coupled with the strict exclusivity of playing Australia's top courses, lead to his creation of LuxGolf. Now, LuxGolf has expanded into New Zealand and Hawaii and has established partnerships with Porsche and Callaway. Travis doesn't plan on stopping there as he has big ideas for himself and his company into the future.

Episode 5: Founders of Max Golf Protein | Max Colman & Cat Vickers

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 full-time jobs, using nights and weekends to build the foundation of Max Golf Protein. The drink officially launched in 2015, expanding rapidly ever since. In this week's article and podcast, Max and Cat talk about the incredible dedication and hard work needed to build a business, how to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of entrepreneurship, why they have grown so quickly, and more.

Episode 4: Founder of the Bogeybox Golf Club | Nik Bando

Nik Bando is the founder of the Bogeybox Golf Club, a startup that is revolutionizing the shopping experience for golfers by creating a risk-free home try-on service. Nik's entrepreneurial career began when he was at Virginia Tech where he was the founder of "The Extra Point," a student newspaper center around Hokie football. From here, Nik worked at The Economist then with Gary Vaynerchuk at Vayner Media, before branching out on his own. All of this experience culminated in the creation of the Bogeybox Golf Club. Read the article and listen to the Podcast to hear about Nik's incredible journey.

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Episode 16: How Zac Radford Became a Premier Social Media Influencer in Golf

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 become a premier social media influencer in golf and has some amazing plans for his future. Check out Episode 16 to hear Zac and I talk about getting started in professional golf, the opportunity that social media has created for athletes, how he is trying to grow the game, and much more.

My Journey to Scratch – Part I

This monthly column will look at the game from the aspect of the aspiring amateur. From dealing with the frustrations of the game, the confusion of the rules to the constant bombardment of big promises made on infomercials promising that this club will be longer, straighter and more consistent than any other club…well, at least until the next generation of that club is released.  This column will chronicle my journey from shooting 102, watching countless hours of golf videos on the internet to my current goal of competing on a mini-tour. Above all else, it is my hope that this column will educate, entertain and, perhaps, motivate someone to join me on this journey by picking up the game or striving to improve their game.

Episode 15: How Sphera Golf is Introducing an Industry Disrupting Product

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 job to the entrepreneurial world of golf because of a realization. Pat noticed an opportunity in the 1.5 billion dollar golf ball market when Costco made waves with their Kirkland Signature golf ball. Pat went all in learning the ins and outs of what makes a great ball. The results are superb. Pat is giving golfers the ability to play a high-quality ball while not hurting their wallets. I am sure many of you will appreciate that! Check out Episode 15 of G&E The Podcast, to listen to Patrick Kraft talk about his decision to start his innovative golf ball company and what he has learned since.

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