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UGP is a world-leading golf performance company based out of Los Angeles with three locations in Southern California. UGP improves any golfer through golf coaching, fitness training, physical therapy, club fitting, club building, and mental coaching. In The Urban Golf Podcast, Mac Todd (Founder) and Leo Rooney (Chief Operating Officer) invite high performers to discuss golf performance, business, life, and anything in between. In each episode, we explore the methods and processes these world-class performers have used to succeed that listeners can use.

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Ep. 47 | Terry Rowles on the Evolution of the Golf Lesson and the Industry's Adaptations to New Technology
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Terry Rowles (@terryrowles) joins us on this episode.

Terry was named as one of the 50 Best Teachers in America by GolfDigest and Top 100 Teachers in America by Golf Magazine. He is based at Mountain Ridge Country Club in New Jersey and during the winter, he teaches at Cool Clubs in Phoenix, Sunridge Canyon GC in Jupiter, and in Hawaii.

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May 24, 2022
Ep. 46 | Colt Ford on His Professional Golf Career to Becoming a Country Music Artist
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Singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and former professional golfer Colt Ford (@coltfordmusic) joins us on this episode.

During his professional golf career, Colt played on the Ben Hogan Tour (now known as the Korn Ferry Tour) for 7-8 years. After shifting his interests to music, he co-founded Average Joes Entertainment and released multiple albums through his label. He has recorded five consecutive Top-10 debuts on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.

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Apr 13, 2022
Ep. 45 | Conrad Ray on Stanford Golf: Tiger Woods, Recruiting, and the Legacy of the Team
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Stanford Men's Golf Coach Conrad Ray (@cardcoachray) joins us on this episode.

Conrad is The Knowles Family Director of Men's Golf and General Manager at Stanford Golf Course. He is a 1997 graduate of Stanford University where he was a part of the men's golf team alongside Tiger Woods, Casey Martin, and Notah Begay. As a coach, he led the Cardinal to 13 appearances in the NCAA Championships and produced 27 All-Americans, four Pac-12 Players of the Year, three Pac-12 Scholar-Athletes of the Year, three Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, and 22 All-Pac-12 first team selections.

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Mar 22, 2022
Ep. 44 | Ben Shear on Golf Fitness and His Insights in the Industry
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Ben Shear (@ben.shear) joins us on this episode.

Ben is a PGA Tour Performance Trainer and has been named Golf Digest's Top 50 Golf Fitness Professionals in the Country multiple times. In this episode, we learn more about his Big 3 and experiences in the golf fitness industry.

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Mar 15, 2022
Ep. 43 | CEO Ken Bentley Talks about the Mission and History of the APGA
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APGA CEO Ken Bentley joins us on this episode.

We learn more about how the tour started, the current status of the tour, and the future of the APGA.

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Mar 04, 2022
EP. 42 | Scott Fawcett on DECADE, a Revolutionary Course Management System Using Complex Analytics to Simplify a Player’s Approach
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Scott Fawcett (@decade_golf)  joins us on this episode.

A former college golfer for Texas A&M, Scott Fawcett never got his professional career to where he wanted. He had one appearance in the 1999 U.S. Open where he finished dead last in putts, leading him to create the DECADE Course Management system.

In this episode, we talk to Scott about how he came to create DECADE, and how combining shot distribution patterns and PGA Tour scoring statistics has helped countless players since its inception. 

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Nov 09, 2021
Ep. 41 | Trillium Rose on Biomechanics and Skill Acquisition, Finding the Best Methods in Coaching, Why Aesthetics Are Rarely Important, and Internal vs External Coaching
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Trillium Rose (@trillium_rose)  joins us on this episode.

Trillium is the Director of Instruction at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, MD. She is featured in the 50 Best Teachers in America by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers in America.

In this episode, we discuss biomechanics and skill acquisition, speaking the right language to the student, finding the best methods in coaching, aesthetics in performance, internal vs external coaching, and more.

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Aug 11, 2021
Ep. 40 | Kolby "K-Wayne" Tullier on Training the Best Golfers in the World Including the Likes of Justin Thomas and Lexi Thompson. And Now He's Changing the Industry to the Point Where Some Say He's "Ruining the Fitness Industry"
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Kolby Wayne Tullier “K-Wayne” (@kolbywayne) joins us on this episode.

Kolby is the Director of Sports Performance at Joey D Golf and is a decorated multi-sport performance coach. He trains some of the world’s top PGA, LPGA, NFL, and MLB players.

In this episode, we discuss the importance of understanding your body within the game of golf, the transition from golf performance being a taboo to a necessity, revealing the weaknesses in your body, how fitness is an underrated element of the mental game, and his inspiring story of overcoming club foot and learning how to walk four times.

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Jul 30, 2021
Ep. 39 | Dr. Mike Voight on Common Golf Injuries, Hip Mobility, Physical Therapy, and Advice for Aspiring Professionals
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Dr. Mike Voight joins us on this episode.

Dr. Voight is a tenured professor with Belmont University's School of Physical Therapy and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He has worked with a number of teams in the NFL and NBA, and consulted with various teams in the MLB, NHL, and the MLS.

In this episode, we learn more about the most common injuries in golfers and how to prevent them; the importance of hip mobility within the body and golf swing; the progression of physical therapy and training in golf; and advice for aspiring Golf Coaches and Physical Therapists.

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Mar 20, 2021
Ep. 38 | Lynn Marriott & Pia Nilsson on VISION54; Coaching Annika Sorenstam and Numerous Top Players; Being Human; and Women in the Golf Industry
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Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson (@lynnpia54) join us on this episode.

Lynn and Pia are the Co-Founders of VISION54 and two of the most influential women in the golf industry. They are both featured in the 50 Best Teachers in America by Golf Digest and together, they have coached players to over one hundred tour victories on the LPGA, PGA, European, Ladies European, and Japan Tours.

In this episode, we learn more about the meaning of VISION54, coaching Annika Sorenstam and witnessing her round of 59, how gratitude is like a performance enhancer, ways we can get more women into coaching, and more.

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Mar 19, 2021
Ep. 37 | Catching Up with Collin Morikawa's Coach Rick Sessinghaus After the Win at WGC-Workday
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We are joined by our Director of Mental Coaching and Collin Morikawa's longtime coach Rick Sessinghaus (@ricksessinghaus) for a special episode today.

Collin's win at The Concession this past weekend was phenomenal, and we're here to share how he geared up for this challenging tournament.

It's a great episode for any Collin Morikawa fans and competitive golfers striving to play at the next level.

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Mar 02, 2021
Ep. 36 | Jeff Pelizzaro on 18STRONG, Golf Fitness vs. Golf Instruction, the Best Golf Instructors, and More
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Jeff Pelizzaro (@18strongjeff) joins us on this episode.

Jeff is the Co-Founder of 18STRONG and Host of the 18STRONG Podcast. He offers online training programs for golfers, and has cultivated numerous conversations with industry professionals for many years. He was named Golf Digest’s 50 Best Golf-Fitness Professionals in America.

In this episode, we discuss the importance of golf fitness and how it compares to golf instruction, who the best instructors are, how golf fitness has changed people’s lives, and more.

Jeff's Podcast: The 18STRONG Podcast
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Nov 24, 2020
Ep. 35 | Dave Phillips on Coaching Jon Rahm, Co-Founding the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), and Creating Coffee for Wellness with Phil Mickelson
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Dave Phillips (@tpidave) joins us on this episode.

Dave is the Co-Founder of the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) and one of the most influential people in golf performance. Dave has been coaching Jon Rahm since he was 17 years old and is rated one of the Top 100 Teachers in the country by Golf Magazine.

In this episode, we learn more about his process in coaching Jon Rahm; how TPI became the world’s leader in golf player development; his advice to young coaches; and starting Coffee for Wellness with Phil Mickelson.

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Nov 17, 2020
Ep. 34 | Jake Hutt on Simplifying Golf, Becoming a Well-Versed Golf Instructor, and His Journey from Playing College Hockey to Teaching Golf at Stanford
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Jake Hutt (@jakehuttgolf) joins us on this episode.

Jake is one of the newest but most impactful golf coaches in the industry. He creates incredible golf content that he shares on his Instagram that is viewed daily by thousands of followers. He’s a former NCAA hockey player and currently a PGA Class A Instructor.

In this episode, we learn more about Jake’s unconventional journey in golf, simplifying the game and making it fun, the key to becoming a diverse coach, and more.

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Nov 03, 2020
Ep. 33 | OD Vincent on Coaching College Golf, Transitioning Careers, and the Lessons He Learned Throughout
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OD Vincent joins us on this episode.

OD spent much of his career in golf, as the Head Men’s Golf Coach at Duke University, UCLA, and the University of Washington (UW); Sr. Associate Athletic Director at UW; and Executive Director on the PGA Tour. He is now the Senior VP of Golf, Club Management & Recreation for Montage International.

In this episode, we learn about his experience becoming a high-performing athlete and the unique lessons he learned from his dad; coaching, recruiting, and managing high-level college athletes; the transitions in his career; and more.

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Oct 27, 2020
Ep. 32 | Johnny Wunder on the Golf Industry, Tiger Woods, Mental Game, and Traits of Successful Individuals
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Johnny Wunder (@johnny_wunder) joins us on this episode.

Johnny is the Director of Original Content, Instagram Manager, and Host of “The Gear Dive” Podcast for GolfWRX. He’s a true student of the game and has great insight of it, from equipment to PGA Tour players and everything in between. He’s also the biggest Tiger Woods fan that we know.

In this episode, we discuss how he got into the game, the golf industry, Tiger Woods, the mental game, and the traits of successful individuals.

Johnny's Podcast: The Gear Dive - GolfWRX
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Oct 20, 2020
Ep. 31 | Join a Winning Culture: What It's Like to Get Hired and Work for UGP
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We have a special episode today, where we discuss what it's like to get hired and work for UGP. It's a little peek at our company culture, hiring process, and how we're creating new opportunities in the golf industry for the newer generations.

It's a great episode for anyone who wants to start their career with us at UGP or are interested in learning more about the business side of our company!

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Oct 13, 2020
Ep. 30 | Nico Bollini on the Art of Golf and Classic Clubs, Hunter Mahan, What He Learned from His Professional Career, and More
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Nico Bollini (@nbollini) joins us on this episode.

Nico is the 2017 U.S. Hickory Open Champion and a former professional golfer on the PGA and European Tour. He’s a true purist of the game and there’s so much to learn from his perspective of the game.

In this episode, we discuss his growth and experiences in junior, collegiate, and professional golf; traveling with Hunter Mahan; the art of clubmaking; the different types of golfers; and more.

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Oct 06, 2020
Ep. 29 | Rich Beem on His Victory at the 2002 PGA Championship Over Tiger Woods, Being Adaptable, and How Getting Comfortable Affected His Performance
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Rich Beem (@beemerpga) joins us on this episode.

Rich is a golf commentator and analyst on Sky Sports, and a former member of the PGA and European Tours. Of his four professional wins, he is best known for his victory at the 2002 PGA Championship over Tiger Woods.

In this episode, we learn more about his journey from selling cell phones to winning on the PGA Tour, how getting comfortable affected his performance, being adaptable rather than having a process, and more.

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Sep 29, 2020
Ep. 28 | Erika Larkin on Her Unique Journey to Becoming a Golf Instructor, Why She Teaches Golf, Her Coaching Philosophy, and More
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Erika Larkin (@erikalarkingolf) joins us on this episode.

Erika is the Director of Instruction at The Club at Creighton Farms and is one of the best golf instructors in the nation. She has been named the No. 1 Teacher in Virginia since 2014 among many other accolades.

In this episode, we learn more about her unique journey to becoming a golf instructor, why she teaches golf, women in the golf industry, her coaching philosophy, and more.

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Sep 22, 2020
Ep. 27 | Danny Wax on Forelinx, the Broken Country Club System, the Future of Fan Engagement in Golf, and More
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Danny Wax (@danny_wax) joins us on this episode.

Danny is the Founder and CEO of Forelinx, an online platform where you can play fantasy golf, book tee-times, and play hundreds of courses with one membership. His mission is to help people play more golf, and is playing a big part in growing the game.

In this episode, we learn more about the roots, growth, and future of Forelinx; lessons he learned from golf; his thoughts on the current state and future of country clubs; and the future fan engagement in golf.

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Sep 15, 2020
Ep. 26 | Ted Gleason on Eddie Merrins, His Advice to Junior Golfers, His Journey at UCLA, and More
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Ted Gleason (@ted_gleason) joins us on this episode.

Ted is the Founder of Road to College Golf, and is a mentor and coach to many junior golfers by helping them navigate junior golf and the college process. Prior to fully dedicating his time to junior golfers, Ted was the Head Coach at the University of Southern California and Southern Methodist University, played professionally, and played collegiate golf at UCLA.

In this episode, we learn more about how Eddie Merrins impacted his golf, life, and everything between; his advice to junior golfers and their families; his unconventional journey at UCLA; and more.

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Sep 08, 2020
Ep. 25 | Chris Como on Coaching Bryson DeChambeau, the History and Art of Coaching, His Perspective on the Game, and More
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Chris Como (@chriscomogolf) joins us on this episode.

Chris is one of the most well-known golf instructors, having coached Tiger Woods and currently working with Bryson DeChambeau and many other top players. He is the youngest Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher among many other accolades.

In this episode, we learn more about his coaching practices and beliefs, his gained experiences working with top players and experts, the history and art of coaching, and more.

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Sep 01, 2020
Ep. 24 | Michael Barkin on Stitch and Heart, Trunk Club, and What You Need to Know as an Entrepreneur
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Michael Barkin (@baldbarkin) joins us on this episode. 

Michael is the Co-Founder of Stitch and Heart, a custom menswear company that is committed to donating 10% of each purchase to cancer-fighting causes of the customer’s choice. He was also the co-founder of Trunk Club, a company that transformed the way men shopped for clothes.

In this episode, we learn more about the role fashion plays into golf; expectations, hardships, and the work-life balance of entrepreneurship; and his journey from working in the insurance world to the beginnings of Trunk Club and the creation of Stitch and Heart.

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Aug 25, 2020
Ep. 23 | Derek Freeman on College Golf; Coaching Anthony Kim (OU) and Kevin Chappell (UCLA); Recruiting; and More
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Derek Freeman (@coachdfreeman) joins us on this episode.

Derek is the Head Men’s Golf Coach at UCLA and a very well respected coach in the NCAA. During his 13 years with the team thus far, he has led the team to an NCAA National Championship, 27 tournament victories, 18 All-America honors, and two Jack Nicklaus Awards.

In this episode, we dig deeper into coaching top players and managing a team; recruiting from the coaches’ perspective and what junior golfers should know; and his journey to becoming the Head Coach at UCLA.

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Aug 18, 2020
Ep. 22 | Mark Werts on American Rag, Entrepreneurship, Turning Panic into Productivity, Technology & HR, and More
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Mark Werts (@markiwerts) joins us on this episode.

Mark is the Founder and CEO of American Rag Cie and one of the experts in the fashion industry. His journey in fashion began shortly after college, when he opened a vintage store in Amsterdam with huge success. He has inspired the vintage clothing industry and has been a huge part in reinventing California retailing.

In this episode, we learn more about his journey in becoming a successful entrepreneur, the mindset he lives by, changing career paths, turning panic into productivity, technology and HR, and more.

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Aug 11, 2020
Ep. 21 | Cameron McCormick on Working with Jordan Spieth, Becoming a Better Coach, Cross-Training and Unconventional Drills, and More
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Cameron McCormick (@cmccormickgolf) joins us on this episode.

Cameron is one of the most respected golf coaches in the world, the Founder of Altus Performance, and the Director of Instruction at the Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, TX. He has worked with Jordan Spieth since the age of 12, as well as numerous PGA, Champions, Web.com, and LPGA Tour players. He is a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher and was named the PGA of America Teacher of the Year in 2015.

In this episode, we learn more about his overall perspective on coaching and how he developed his coaching skills, how rookie coaches can grow, the importance of having a community in your golf development, assessing talent in coaches and players, incorporating cross-training in golf, and much more.

Cameron's Podcast: Earn Your Edge
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Jul 21, 2020
Ep. 20 | Chris Mayson on Brendan Steele, Coaching Top Players, the Difference Between Great Players vs Novice Golfers, His Thoughts on Off-Season Training, and More
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Chris Mayson (@chrismaysongolf) joins us on this episode.

Chris is the Director of Instruction at Maderas Golf Academy and is one of the best golf coaches in the nation, named Golf Digest-Best Young teacher in America, FCG Top 25 Elite Junior Coach in USA, and Regional Director of the USA Junior National Team. He has coached numerous PGA, LPGA, Web.com, and AJGA champions.

In this episode, we learn more about his experience in coaching Brendan Steele and other tour players both technically and mentally, the methods he uses to coach the best players, the difference between great players vs novice golfers, his thoughts on off-season training, and more.

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Jul 07, 2020
Ep. 19 | Bill Walshe on the Hospitality Industry, His Unique Role as the Chief Positivity Officer, the Value System at Viceroy, Status vs Purpose Destination, and the Evolution of Professionalism
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Bill Walshe (@billwalshe) joins us on this episode.

Bill is the CEO at Viceroy Hotel Group and is one of the experts and leaders in the luxury hospitality industry. His passion for hospitality peaked during his teenage years, and since then always found joy in giving people the opportunity to step away from daily stressors. He leads his worldwide team in delivering the luxury experience distinct to each location.

In this episode, he shares about the current state of the hospitality industry, his unique role as CEO and CPO, the value system at Viceroy, status vs purpose destination, the evolution of professionalism, and more.

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Jul 02, 2020
Ep. 18 | Karl Morris on Improving Your Game Without Working on Your Swing, Graeme McDowell, the State of Coaching in the Golf Industry, and His Advice to Golfers Looking to Play Better
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Karl Morris (@karlmorrismindfactor) joins us on this episode,

Karl is one of the best performance coaches in the world, and has worked with numerous PGA, LPGA, European, and Ladies European Tour players. He provides practical approaches to improve the mental game and The MIND FACTOR has been proven to help people transform their games.

In this episode, we discuss the importance of attentional focus and motor learning in golf, how you can improve your game without working on your swing, working with Graeme McDowell to improve his putting, and much needed advice to golfers who are looking to improve their game.

The MIND FACTOR Website: themindfactor.net
Karl's Podcast: The Brainbooster
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Jun 26, 2020
Ep. 17 | Ryan Wyatt on the Growth of eSports and Gaming, Future of VR and AR, His Journey in the Gaming Industry, and More
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Ryan Wyatt (@fwiz) joins us on this episode.

Ryan is the Global Head of Gaming at YouTube, where he also leads Brands, Commerce, Virtual Reality, and more. He was named in Forbes 30 under 30 in the Games category and as a New York Times Best Selling Author for his work, "OpTic Gaming: The Making of eSports Champions."

In this episode, we discuss the growth of eSports and gaming throughout the years; how future generations see sports vs eSports; the influence virtual reality and augmented reality make in education, health, and military; and his journey from Ohio to where he is now.

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Jun 23, 2020
Ep. 16 | Ron Del Barrio on Coaching the Biggest Stars in Hollywood, Jesper Parnevik, Anthony Kim, and Why Being a Chameleon Created His Success
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Ron Del Barrio (@rdbgolftips) joins us on this episode.

Ron is one of the most entertaining and unique golf instructors in the world. He started playing golf when he was 20 years old and went on to play professionally after just a few years of experience. Ron has taught many well known players including Jesper Parnevik, and celebrities, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Will Smith, and Sylvester Stallone.

In this episode, he shares his experience going from a paramedic to professional golfer, the development of his unique coaching structure, about being a chameleon, thoughts on modern golf instruction and golf specific fitness, and many crazy stories.

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Jun 19, 2020
Ep. 15 | David Carrico on Entrepreneurship, Filmmaking, Business Fundamentals, the Future of Content and Interactions, and More
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David Carrico joins us on this episode.

David is the Founder and Principal of Valparaiso Pictures, a development finance and productions company that empowers filmmakers to take creative risks. He previously co-founded three companies including EvntLive Inc., a digital interactive concert platform that was inquired by Yahoo!. Since then, he has continued to invest in and advise startup companies across multiple industries.

In this episode, he shares his perspectives on successful characteristics of entrepreneurs, filmmaking, business fundamentals, the future of content and interactions between people, and more.

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Jun 16, 2020
Ep. 14 | Erik Anders Lang on His Career, the Worldwide Culture of Golf, Untraditional Golf Experiences, and More
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Erik Anders Lang (@erikanderslang) joins us on this episode.

Erik is a Director and Filmmaker amongst many other roles, and the Host of Adventures in Golf, a popular YouTube series on Skratch TV. He has taken his audience to a multitude of countries from Scotland to Nepal, and a variety of experiences from playing slum golf in India and nude golf in Florida. He also shares all the behind the scenes of his travels on his YouTube Channel.

In this episode, we dig deeper into his story on how and why he started his current career; thoughts on golf's traditions, culture, and future; and the coolest, craziest, and most untraditional experiences playing golf around the world.

Erik's Podcast: The Erik Anders Lang Show: Golf - Travel - Comedy
Erik's YouTube: Erik Anders Lang
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Jun 12, 2020
Ep. 13 | Aber Whitcomb on Social Media & Myspace, the Future of AI and Tech, Mobile Gaming, and More
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Aber Whitcomb joins us on this episode.

Aber is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder at Jam City, an award-winning mobile entertainment company, and the Director and Co-Founder of Core Scientific, a leading company in Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence hosting, transaction processing, and application development. He was previously the CTO and Co-Founder of Myspace.

In this episode, he shares his thoughts on social media and censorship; the future of AI and tech, the psychology behind mobile gaming, and many fascinating stories.

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Jun 09, 2020
Ep. 12 | Blake Mycoskie on UGP Investment, Entrepreneurship, Madefor, Mental Health, and More
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Blake Mycoskie (@blakemycoskie) joins us on this episode.

Blake is the Founder of TOMS Shoes, Co-Founder of Madefor, and UGP Investor. He has been a significant part of UGP's growth and development, and in many ways guided us to where we are now. His passion to making a positive impact in the world and tackling today's mental health issues led to the creation of Madefor, a simple program that elevates mental and physical baselines to cultivate a mindset that brings an individual's best self to the world.

In this episode, we dig deeper into the process behind his investment in UGP, his journey as an impactful entrepreneur, his thoughts on mental health and goal with Madefor, and adversity that helped turn an often negative experience to something positive.

Enter Discount Code: MadeforUGP20 at getmadefor.com
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Jun 05, 2020
Ep. 11 | James Oh on Why Skulled Bunker Shots are Important, How to Create Success in Junior Golf, What Amateurs Can Learn from Pros, and His Own Incredible Playing Career
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Top PGA TOUR Instructor James Oh (@jamesohgolf) joins us for this conversation around golf performance, junior golf, golf coaching, the difference between amateurs vs. pros, and much more.

James Oh is one of the most exciting golf instructors in the country at the moment. James had one of the most impressive junior careers in history, qualifying for the U.S Open at 14 years old, winning the Junior World Championship in 1998, and winning two AJGA Rolex Championships. He went on to become the youngest winner on the Nationwide Tour followed by playing on the PGA Tour in 2009.

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May 29, 2020
Ep. 10 | Lily He on Her Journey to the LPGA; Mindset and Mentorship; Social Media's Impact on Golf; and the Future of Golf
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Lily (Muni) He (@lilymhe) joins us for this episode.

Lily is one of the most exciting young players to watch on the LPGA. She won the 2019 LPGA Q-Series shooting -21 with eight consecutive rounds under par, and was a member of the USC Women’s Golf Team prior to turning pro. Lily's social media presence influences many young followers to become more attracted to the game of golf, as she shares her life in photos and videos on and off the course.

In this episode, we learn more about her development as a player; the importance of mindset and mentorship; the impact of social media on the game; and how she envisions the future of golf.

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May 26, 2020
Ep. 09 | Jamie Mulligan on The Wheel, Balancing His Role as CEO and Top Golf Instructor, Advice on Entering the Golf Industry, and More
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Jamie Mulligan joins us on this episode.

Jamie is the CEO of Virginia Country Club in Long Beach, CA. He is also one of the best golf instructors in the nation and was named Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers in America. Jamie has coached Patrick Cantlay since he was 7 years old, and works with many other PGA TOUR players.

In this episode, he shares his concept of “The Wheel,” how he balances being a CEO and a top golf instructor, his advice in getting into the golf industry, and more.

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May 22, 2020
Ep. 08 | Lance Gill, Jason Glass, and Mark Blackburn on the Art of Coaching, TPI, the Trajectory of the Golf Industry, and More
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Lance Gill (@lgp_inc), Jason Glass (@jasonglasslab), and Mark Blackburn (@blackburngolf) join us on this episode.

Lance is the President of LG Performance and the Co-Director of the Titleist Performance Institute Fitness Advisory Board alongside Jason. He was named as one of Golf Digest’s 50 Best Golf-Fitness Trainers in America.

Jason owns and operates Tour Performance Lab and Kinetic Golf Performance and is one of the world’s best Rotational Strength and Conditioning Specialists. He has worked with numerous PGA TOUR Players and many other professional athletes, including the NFL and NHL.

Mark is the founder of Blackburn Golf and was named Golf Magazine’s Top-100 Teachers in America and Golf Digest’s 50 Best Teachers in America. He has worked with numerous PGA TOUR players and continues to work with golfers of all levels as Director of Instruction at Blackburn Golf Academy.

In this episode, they share their experience and knowledge on TPI, the trajectory of the golf industry, the art of coaching, achieving your goals and dreams, and more.

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May 19, 2020
Ep. 07 | Thomas Plummer on COVID-19 and the Future of the Fitness Industry, the Key to Successful Gyms, and His Philosophy Behind Everything
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Thomas Plummer (@thomas_plummer_) joins us on this episode.

Thomas has been working in fitness over 40 years and is one of the most influential individuals in the fitness industry today. He is the founder of the Thomas Plummer Company which eventually became the National Fitness Business Alliance (NFBA). He speaks at 20+ workshops each year worldwide and advises thousands of fitness professionals on insights about fitness trends and business fundamentals in sales, marketing, staffing, programming, and more.

In this episode, he shares his thoughts on the future of the fitness industry, the effect of quarantine on different individuals, the key to successful gyms, how to interact with clients, and his philosophy behind what he presents to us.

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May 15, 2020
Ep. 06 | Reed Dickens on His Unconventional Journey to The White House, Marucci Sports, EQtainment, LA Golf Partners, and More
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Reed Dickens joins us on this episode.

Reed is a former White House Assistant Press Secretary under George W. Bush, the Co-Founder and former CEO of Marucci Sports, Co-Founder and Chairman of EQtainment, and Founder and Chairman of LA Golf Partners. Born and raised in Louisiana, Reed shares his story on how he got to the White House and his experiences since.

In this episode, he shares his insightful perspectives on communication and the media; marketing vs. sales; education; his passion; and more.

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May 12, 2020
Ep. 05 | David Woods & Martin Chuck on Finding Success in the Golf Industry, Creation of Training Aids, and Advice for Young Professionals
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David Woods (@davidwoodspga) and Martin Chuck (@tourstrikergolf) joins us for this episode.

David is the Director of Golf at the Vintage Club and is the former coach of Masters Champion Mike Weir. Martin is a Top-100 coach and started the Tour Striker Academy, and has consulted and taught PGA TOUR Winners, Ryder Cup, President’s Cup, and Major Champions. Together, they've created the PlaneMate training aid that has helped many golfers feel a professional takeaway and transition.

In this episode, we learn more about their journey to success and experience as immigrants; perspectives on service, networking, and training aids; and their advice for young professionals in the golf industry.

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May 08, 2020
Ep. 04 | Kelley James on How Music is Like a Sport, Performance Anxiety Teeing Off at Augusta, Playing with Tiger, Balancing Career & Family and More
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Kelley James (@kelleyjamesmusic) joins us on this episode. Kelley is a singer-songwriter and entertainer that has performed over 1,600 shows with many sold-out performances.

He is renown for his freestyles at PGA TOUR events, where the best players in the world are introduced and roasted with a personalized freestyle by Kelley.

In this episode, we learn more about the similarities of music and sports, overcoming performance anxiety, balancing career and family, and the evolution of Kelley’s relationship with golf and its best players.

  • Performance anxiety
  • Gametime
  • Relationship with golf and the evolution
  • Balancing career and family
  • Focus and work ethic

Kelley's Podcast: @mybiggestwin
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May 05, 2020
Ep. 03 | Sean Foley on Tiger Woods, Justin Rose, Hip Hop, Mental Health, Love vs. Obsession, Technical vs. Feel, and More
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Sean Foley (@seanfoleyperformance) joins us on this episode. Sean is one of the best instructors in the world and offers a world-class experience for junior players at Sean Foley Performance at EaglesDream.

He also coaches several PGA TOUR champions including Justin Rose, Danny Willett, and Cameron Champ, and is a former coach of Tiger Woods. 

In this episode, we dive into his philosophy around coaching and life in general, as he shares his experiences becoming one of the biggest names in golf instruction. His unique teaching philosophy represents his passion to help golfers and is very insightful for all levels of players.

  • Competitiveness
  • Nice vs. Kind
  • Social Media
  • Golf academies, then and now
  • Technical vs Feel
  • Self-awareness
  • The last 60 minutes of your life
  • Love vs Obsession
  • Mental health
  • Cameron Champ
  • Coach = Guide

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May 01, 2020
Ep. 02 | LA Clippers Head Coach - Doc Rivers on Why He Plays Golf on Game Day
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Doc Rivers (@docrivers) joins us on this episode. Doc is the current head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers and a former player of the team. He holds many accolades, including the NBA All-Star, NBA Champion, and Coach of the Year award. Last year, he earned his 900th win as a head coach.

During his playing and coaching career in the NBA, golf has played a significant part along with many others.

In this episode, we learn more about his experiences as a successful player, coach, and father. Many of his ways can be applied by anyone in leadership and those who strive to become a leader.

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Apr 28, 2020
Ep. 01 | How A Star is Born - Collin Morikawa & Rick Sessinghaus
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Collin Morikawa (@collin_morikawa) and Rick Sessinghaus (@ricksessinghaus) are joining us for this first episode. Whether you are a junior golfer, beginner or a scratch handicap, you can learn from the processes that Collin and Rick have followed for many years to succeed at the highest level.

Upon his debut in 2019, Collin is one of the most exciting young players on the PGA TOUR. Rick is a performance coach and mental trainer and has worked with Collin since he was 8 years old.

Just a year ago from today, Collin was playing college golf at the University of California, Berkeley, and was one of the most renowned amateur golfers. After graduating from college in May 2019, he won his first PGA TOUR event in July. Rick not only works with Collin, but with many other high-performance individuals, CEOs, executives, and business owners.

In this episode, we looked deeper into their relationship, the development process from being a junior player to a champion on the PGA TOUR, and the significance of the mental game in the growth of a player.

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Apr 24, 2020
Ep. 00 | The History of UGP + Who is Mac and Leo?
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This is an intro episode where Mac Todd (Founder & CEO, @mactoddlife) and Leo Rooney (Director of Performance, @leo_ugp) go over their backgrounds and the history of Urban Golf Performance.

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Apr 17, 2020