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By Golf Professionals for Golf Professionals. The Golf Business podcast bringing you the best education and information from the top PGA Golf Professionals in the industry as well as leaders from outside the golf business. Presented by the Golf Business Network, the leading network for Golf Professionals that are looking to excel in their careers and make an impact every day. Hosted by PGA Professional, Dean Kandle, Dean brings two decades of experience to the podcast and utilizes his knowledge to dive deep with guests to unpack valuable information and tools that can immediately benefit you as a PGA Professional. Beyond just Best Practices and career profiles, Getting Better Now focuses on the real skills that it takes to build a successful, sustainable career in the golf business.

By Golf Professionals for Golf Professionals. The Golf Business podcast bringing you the best education and information from the top PGA Golf Professionals in the industry as well as leaders from outside the golf business. Presented by the Golf Business Network, the leading network for Golf Professionals that are looking to excel in their careers and make an impact every day. Hosted by PGA Professional, Dean Kandle, Dean brings two decades of experience to the podcast and utilizes his knowledge to dive deep with guests to unpack valuable information and tools that can immediately benefit you as a PGA Professional. Beyond just Best Practices and career profiles, Getting Better Now focuses on the real skills that it takes to build a successful, sustainable career in the golf business.
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By Golf Professionals for Golf Professionals. The Golf Business podcast bringing you the best education and information from the top PGA Golf Professionals in the industry as well as leaders from outside the golf business. Presented by the Golf Business Network, the leading network for Golf Professionals that are looking to excel in their careers and make an impact every day. Hosted by PGA Professional, Dean Kandle, Dean brings two decades of experience to the podcast and utilizes his knowledge to dive deep with guests to unpack valuable information and tools that can immediately benefit you as a PGA Professional. Beyond just Best Practices and career profiles, Getting Better Now focuses on the real skills that it takes to build a successful, sustainable career in the golf business.

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Episodes

EP 019: Part II - The Top 10 Lessons They Didn't Teach You in School w/ Robert Sereci, Medinah Country Club

4/16/2019
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In this episode, we’re back with part two of our conversation with the GM/COO at Medinah Country Club, Robert Sereci. Robert has profiled his “Top 10 Lessons They Didn’t Teach You in School” and in part one we covered 1-5. In lessons 6-10, we continue to discuss these critical success skills that can make or break your career. We get into the difference between coaching and mentoring, and why you need to stop just being a coach, as well as how putting the success of others first will put...

Duration:00:30:20

EP 018: Part II - Everyday is an Interview w/ Cary Cozby, Southern Hills C.C.

4/2/2019
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Welcome back to part two of our conversation with Cary Cozby, the Director of Golf at Southern Hills Country Club. If you missed part one, be sure to head back to episode sixteen and take a listen. We talked about his mindset when he heard his dream job was open and what steps he took during the interview process, and after landing the job how he’s managed to maintain his operation at the highest levels on a daily basis. In part two we discuss, among other things the Oklahoma Sooners...

Duration:00:30:28

EP 017: The Top 10 Lessons They Didn't Teach You in School w/ Robert Sereci, Medinah C.C. Part I

3/19/2019
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As young professionals working in the golf business, often times our focus is on developing the set of what I call “vocational skills” that are specific to our industry...the teaching, playing, merchandising and event administration skills, among many others that our jobs require from us. But as our careers continue to evolve, success or failure can hinge on a new and different skill set. Often referred to as soft skills, they should more properly be referred to as success skills. These...

Duration:00:35:43

EP 016: Everyday is an Interview w/ Cary Cozby of Southern Hills (Part One)

3/5/2019
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Cary Cozby, the Director of Golf at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is likely the most decorated PGA Professional you will ever find. As a winner of 13 section awards plus the national Merchandiser of the Year award, his most unique and special recognition came in 2016 when he was named the PGA Professional of the Year, joining his father Jerry, the 1985 winner and the two became the only father/son duo ever to receive this national recognition from the PGA of America. But...

Duration:00:27:48

EP 015: Your Mindset for Success in Golf, Work, and Life w/ Dr. Bhrett McCabe

2/19/2019
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In this episode of the Getting Better Now podcast, we have the opportunity to learn from one of the most highly regarded sports and performance psychologists in golf today. Dr. Bhrett McCabe is the founder of The Mindside and works with numerous athletes from the PGA and LPGA Tours, NFL, NBA, MMA, and also serves as the sports and performance psychologist for The University of Alabama Athletic Department. In addition, he’s a golfer himself, a long time member at a private club in Alabama, a...

Duration:00:44:59

EP 014: Creating Better Women's Golf Programs w/ Gia Bocra Liwski

2/5/2019
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Most of us in this business are in agreement that when working at a club, it’s important to place a special focus on your ladies program and for the ladies that are playing golf at your facility. We also know that based on statistics, female golfers serve as a huge opportunity to bring players into the game both as beginners and as those that are interested in returning to golf after a long lay off. With this said, it can be a challenge to run new and innovative programs for your ladies...

Duration:00:41:38

EP 013: Time Management Tips - 6 Ways to Make Email Easier

1/22/2019
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Ever feel like you can't get away from your computer or phone during the day, because you're tied to an endless flow of email into your inbox? In this day and age, communicating with our members, customers, students, and vendors frequently takes place over email. Because of that fact, email can bog us down and keep us from getting other important tasks done throughout the day. In this episode, we detail six methods that productivity experts agree can reduce the strain...and stress... that...

Duration:00:14:22

EP 012: Throwback Episode - A Conversation with Bob Ford and Steve Archer

1/8/2019
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In this episode we kick off the new year with a throwback. For the next 60 minutes, you’ll have the opportunity to listen as, someone who most regard as the most successful and respected Golf Professional of our time, Bob Ford, and one of his many ultra successful proteges, Steve Archer, (who’s put together a phenomenal career in his own right) take questions from GBN President and CEO,Patrick Seither, and other Golf Professionals on topics ranging from building your career, what it takes to...

Duration:01:08:28

EP 011: The Definition of L.E.A.D.E.R for PGA Professionals w/ Michael Haywood

12/27/2018
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Leader. It’s a term thrown around so often that it’s almost cliche. As PGA Professionals, we’re tasked with being leaders in the industry, leaders at our facilities, and leaders in our communities. But even with all this responsibility to lead, how many of us have ever tried to actually define what that means? How does being a leader fit into what we do everyday, and what do we have to do everyday to become the leaders that we all should be. Michael Haywood has taken the time to define...

Duration:00:49:10

EP 010: How to Build a Great Culture (and why you need one) w/ Leadership Expert, John Eades

12/11/2018
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If you’re in a leadership position at your club, or aspire to be one at some point in your career, what if I told you there was one specific area you could focus on that would guide the thinking and behavior of the people on your team? One point of emphasis that’s effects would be felt throughout the entire operation. That would guide decision making, customer service, attitude, motivation and more? What is it? As we find out from our guest in this episode, that one thing is culture. John...

Duration:00:33:50

EP 009: The Power of These 3 Words..."Tell Me More" w/ Executive Coach, Charles White

11/27/2018
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One of the phrases we hear all the time as Golf Professionals is something to the effect of “to meet or exceed expectations in every interaction”. It’s an admirable goal and certainly a worthwhile mantra if we want to succeed in our positions as Golf Professionals. But how many of us have taken the time to find out exactly what those expectations are? What questions should we be asking during an interaction to get clarity on what our members, customers, bosses, and club leaders really want...

Duration:00:32:55

EP 008: The "Other" Route to a Top 100 Club w/ Jim Smith, Jr.

11/13/2018
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Jim Smith, Jr. is the Director of Golf at the Philadelphia Cricket Club in Flourtown, PA. A Past President of the Philadelphia Section, Jim has been awarded that sections’s Bill Strausbaugh award twice, the Merchandiser of the Year award, as well as Golf Professional of the Year in 2005. Jim has become a “go-to” guy for career advice and operational insight. He has successfully guided many of his staff members on to their own Head Professional positions and continues to recruit and train at...

Duration:00:37:12

EP 007: How to Attract Interns and Maximize Their Output w/ Brian Soule from Penn State

10/30/2018
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Have you had trouble attracting interns to your facility? If so, you're not alone. The market for seasonal labor at such an affordable cost is very competitive. If you're like some facilities, you might have just stopped trying. This episode has the potential to put you back on the right track to developing an attractive internship program at your club. We’re talking with Brian Soule, Assistant Director and Internship Coordinator at Penn State’s PGA Golf Management Program. Since Brian...

Duration:00:32:47

EP 006: Taking on Bigger and Busier- Continuing Your Career Progression w/ Kevin Muldoon

10/16/2018
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Kevin Muldoon is the Director of Golf at the Jupiter Hills Club in Florida. During a successful stint as the Head Professional at the Country Club of York in Pennsylvania, Kevin was likely in a position that he could have remained in for years, maybe for his entire career. But as he tells us, his desire to continue his career progression and to expand his experiences, lead him to seek more. So, what was he doing to prepare himself for this new position where he’s doubled his levels of...

Duration:00:40:23

EP 005: Forget What You Thought You Knew About Customer Service w/ Richard S. Gallagher

10/2/2018
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When something goes wrong and you're faced with an unhappy customer, what do you do? More often than not, we explain why the situation happened, or tell them we understand that they're unhappy, or worse...we defend our actions and tell them that they're wrong. And how does that usually turn out? What about being polite and professional? That usually helps diffuse the situation, doesn't it? As it turns out, politely proving that you're right and the customer is wrong doesn't make him...

Duration:00:42:20

EP 004: The Single Focus that Leads to Success - w/ Tony Pancake (Part II)

9/18/2018
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In this episode, we finish our interview with Tony Pancake, the Director of Golf and Operations at Crooked Stick Golf Club. In Part II, we discuss Tony’s path to Crooked Stick and learn his advice for young Professionals to set themselves up on a positive career track. We uncover the moment that he can pinpoint that seemed to set his career on a successful track, as well as how his definition of success has evolved over time. And at the end of the interview, he has some great advice for...

Duration:00:23:34

EP 002: What can GBN do for you and your career with Patrick Seither (Part Two)

9/4/2018
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In this episode, we finish our conversation with Patrick Seither, the President and CEO of the Golf Business Network. He tells us what's happening with GBN and what services he's providing in the network to help solve some of the challenges that PGA Professionals face everyday.

Duration:00:18:16

EP 003: How to Stay Focused on What's Most Important in the Face of Constant Distraction - with Tony Pancake

9/4/2018
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Do ever feel like the constant ping of email and text messages are keeping you from getting your most important work done each and every day? Ever feel like it’s the only thing you do and that as a Golf Professional, your job is too centered around a computer screen and a cell phone? I know I do. In my conversation with today’s guest, Tony Pancake the Director of Golf and Operations at Crooked Stick Golf Club, we learn from a 30+ year Head Golf Professional how he’s managing the...

Duration:00:21:54

EP 001: The Journey to GBN with Patrick Seither (Part One)

8/26/2018
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Welcome to the Getting Better Now Podcast! In the first episode, we talk with Patrick Seither, the President and CEO of the Golf Business Network in part one of our two part conversation. Patrick talks about the route he took to end up in his current position and why he's passionate about helping his fellow PGA Professionals enhance their careers and their lives.

Duration:00:25:56