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A Golf Business Podcast for Golf Professionals by a PGA Professional. Sharing best practices in Marketing, Customer Service, Management, Networking, Social Media and all the million other things we do as Golf Professionals.

A Golf Business Podcast for Golf Professionals by a PGA Professional. Sharing best practices in Marketing, Customer Service, Management, Networking, Social Media and all the million other things we do as Golf Professionals.
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A Golf Business Podcast for Golf Professionals by a PGA Professional. Sharing best practices in Marketing, Customer Service, Management, Networking, Social Media and all the million other things we do as Golf Professionals.




082- Getting Interns Ready to Dominate Pre-Internship

One of the biggest challenges of PGA PGM internships is that they can be relatively short. And a good portion of the time is spent getting everybody up to speed on procedures and such. One PGA golf professional has found a way to speed up the orientation process by providing an intern orientation packet prior to interns arrival. This was an article featured in the PGA magazine that I take a step further in sharing how to make it come alive through interactive content. Starting the...


081 - The Best Management Tool Everyone is Already Using

In this episode I talk about how Instagram can be repurposed to be a great communication tool for managers and their staff.


080 - Range Balls, Breakfast and Happy Hours

Recently read a great article in the PGA Magazine on the benefits of giving free breakfast and range balls to kids This on its own is a fantastic idea that I think a lot of courses should implement. The article also got me thinking of how you can apply the same concept to adults at your facility as well.


079 - A Golf Pro's Biggest Time Waster on Social

You guys all know I’m a big fan of the Internet and all of the social media platforms that allow us to connect. But there’s one thing I tend to do on Facebook that always makes me mad and it being a big waste of time. Hopefully by sharing that with you guys you can avoid wasting time as well.


077 - How Head Golf Pros and GM's Fail

The golf business is tough! But one way to make it tougher on yourself is to not listen to feedback from your members, your employees and others. Listening to others can give you the necessary context to avoid making costly decisions in your career. You just need to make sure that you're listening to the right people.


076 - Golf Boards and Other Fun and Sketchy Stuff

In this episode of the PGAjay Golf Business Podcast, we talk about alternate fun forms of transportation on the golf course. The new wave of personal transportation options on the golf course is not just for fun, it's also for big business.


Special Edition - Dream Job Alert

I saw special opportunity for an assistant position open up with a friend of mine at the grove hotel in London and wanted to share it with all of you. Details follow - *Senior Assistant PGA Professional Vacancy* Hosts of the 2006 WGC AMEX Championships & 2016 European Tour British Masters, The Grove have an exciting opportunity for a PGA Qualified Senior Assistant to join the team. The successful candidate will work alongside me to manage all aspects of the daily retail operation in...


075 - Watch and Learn to Run the Show Your Way

There are lots of ways to run you operation as a golf professional. In this episode we talk about you can develope your style by watching those above and around you in the golf business.


074 Golf Club Sellers Should Be Worried

074 - we take a look at a new company offering high-end club fittings in partnership with PGA professionals. We discussed whether this is a threat or an opportunity for PGA professionals and want to consider when looking at club fitting at your facility.


073 - Content Creation Rule #1 for Golf Pros

Content is only as good as the content that you can create. Figure out how much you can do on a regular basis and do that. Setting lofty goals around content creation that require a lot of additional work are often the downfall of a continued strategy.


73- Seek Advice, NOT Opinions

By understanding what we are trying to achieve helps us ask better questions that lead to more usefull advice and not opinions based in theory.


071 - Run Your Race, Golf Your Ball, Find Your Path

I have been hearing this reminder, not to get distracted by the path others are on, from a lot of people I trust and wanted to pass it on.


Episode 071 - Adult Babysitting - The Core Job of a Golf Pro

It’s always difficult to describe what golf professionals do at their clubs every day. The responsibilities are many but when it comes down to it you’re essentially parenting a large group of adults and children. With that comes the joys and sorrows, frustrations and victories or life. The sooner you and Brace that the more successful and for filled you will be.


070- When You Shouldn’t Pursue PGA Membership

It’s not about how quickly you gain your PGA Membership, it’s about achieving it while putting your career first. That way you are likely to stay at it longer and make a larger impact in the game.


069 - Dominating Slow Counter Time in The Golf Shop Part I

Getting stuck behind the counter in the golf shop can make it seem like you are stuck in your job. But getting stuck behind the counter can be just the thing you need to create opportunity. This is part one of what I’m sure will be a multiple part series on things you can to do to further your career when stuck behind the golf shop counter.


068 - How I Set a Record with this Golf Shoe Sample Sale

In this episode I share the details of how set a record for golf shoe sales by creating a sample sale and how you can too.


067 - The Life and Death of a Career Move in the Golf Business

Making a decision to move to a new position in the golf busieness may not be a life and death decision. But would it help you make the right decision to think of it that way? I’ve been listening and reading a lot about what astronauts go through to build trust and handle situations under the most intense conditions possible with the most dire consequences. Can envisioning yourself in this elevated intensity help you gain perspective on the potential dangers of your new role and team? We...


066 - Creating The Most Profitable Merchandise Golf Tournament Ever

How to sell more merhandise than ever at your season kickoff golf tournament. Make golf a true family outing by building a Golf Park.


065 - What's Next for the PGAjay Podcast

It’s about time to get serious about involving this awesome community in the PGAjay Show. I’ve switched my focus from promoting the show on social and spending my time reaching out to people to let them know about it, to focusing more on those who have been listening. I know I always say I available to help if I can but now it’s time I show you guys I mean it. I also share what I’m doing on some social media platforms to engage with all of you more and how that relates to how you can use...


065 - Setting Goals and Opportunity

Setting goals in your career and life can be hard because you never know what opportunities are going to come up in life. Sometimes having a goal of taking advantage of opportunities that present themselves in you career can be as productive a goal as setting and arbitrary time at which you want to achieve a certain thing.