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.
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.
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.