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On the Gather Global Podcast we talk to the golf industry professionals from around the world who are doing things differently.
Gather is open to any golf industry professional, anywhere in the world. We’ll connect anyone who wants to grow professionally. Creating access to leaders, insights and peers from inside and outside of golf.
Our podcast delivers insight, inspiration and innovation for anyone who works in the golf industry and wants a different perspective.
We’re building a community that disrupts, inspires and empowers the golf industry to create a new norm. We want to redefine how the golf industry shares knowledge. To stimulate the industry and challenge the status quo.
Our vision is for our members to be at the heart of the positive, vibrant, exciting golf industry that the game deserves.
Join today: http://www.gather.golf

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Gather Global Podcast Colin Bell, Mike Hyde & Adam Keable

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On the Gather Global Podcast we talk to the golf industry professionals from around the world who are doing things differently.
Gather is open to any golf industry professional, anywhere in the world. We’ll connect anyone who wants to grow professionally. Creating access to leaders, insights and peers from inside and outside of golf.
Our podcast delivers insight, inspiration and innovation for anyone who works in the golf industry and wants a different perspective.
We’re building a community that disrupts, inspires and empowers the golf industry to create a new norm. We want to redefine how the golf industry shares knowledge. To stimulate the industry and challenge the status quo.
Our vision is for our members to be at the heart of the positive, vibrant, exciting golf industry that the game deserves.
Join today: http://www.gather.golf

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    #10 - Kari Haug: Re-thinking our approach to short golf courses

    #10 - Kari Haug: Re-thinking our approach to short golf courses

    Our chat with golf course architect Kari Haug really made us reflect on our own assumptions about short golf courses, their objectives, how they are assumed to be the solution to increasing women's and children's participation and crucially....why this might not always be the case!
    If you care about the growth of the game, or if you are a golf club or facility manager, you should find this to be a fascinating discussion with some questions to consider going forward in your career in the industry. 
    Gather member and research expert Sue Shapcott from SportsQuery joined us as Co-Host which made the questions even more insightful and practical.
    Key discussion areas:
    •Are short golf courses actually the answer to golf's participation needs?
    •Can short golf courses potentially be contributing to the further marginalisation of women in the game?
    •The number one misconception about shorter golf courses
    •What are the top questions that the industry needs to ask itself when considering short golf courses? (Either building new or retrofitting existing 18-hole courses to be more sustainable, inclusive and accessible)
    •Why do we still have public golf courses in the US that receive public money, when they are not really accessible to 50% of the population?
    •Have resort courses got it right? Why is this and what can private clubs learn?
    •What advice and considerations might Kari give to a golfing country where the game is still relatively young if they said they wanted to develop new facilities that are based around getting new people into the game?
    •From a town of 600 people and a rudimentary golf course, to designing and modifying golf courses – how Kari's background shapes the way she approaches her work now
    •What are the research gaps in this area and how might a different approach to research really help participation drives for more women 

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Gather Ripple #3: Fred Popp interviews Emma Taylor

    Gather Ripple #3: Fred Popp interviews Emma Taylor

    You know those times when you wish you could hear the chats between the industry leaders on topics that really matter? 
    Gather now offers you that fly on the wall experience with our Gather Ripple Series. 
    Fred Popp (Zag) and Emma Taylor (former Head of Marketing, Tottenham Hotspur) talk about creating environments and communities for sports fans.
    Emma’s amazing time at Tottenham Hotspur saw the club grow exponentially and recently culminated in the opening of a stunning, world-class stadium. She played a lead role in developing the brand experience for this unique sports and entertainment venue and worked as part of the Senior Management Team delivering every aspect of the visitor experience.
    Fred has incredible experience of helping global brands in his own right, including The Open. You can find out more from his time as guest on the previous edition of the Ripple with Phil Grice.
    Explore this fascinating conversation with insights packed into just 20 minutes:
    1.05: Finding the delicate balance between marketing, customer sales and brand building 
    3.14: Building multi functionality facilities in line with customer needs
    10.09: Adapting existing facilities to be more family friendly
    13.12: How can golf appeal to multi-generations?
    16.30: How to connect with non-golfers?

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    • 19 min
    #9 - Ray Roessel: Golf development can be commercial

    #9 - Ray Roessel: Golf development can be commercial

    Golf development is not commercially attractive...or is it? 
    The phrase golf development conjures split emotions. On one hand we all share the passion to grow the game, but, on the other, we know the rewards will not likely be immediately monetary. It often takes a back seat, becoming a philanthropic afterthought, as the commercial model doesn't seem to stack up
    As we move forwards, golf development may become a casualty of the 'golf boom', as facilities understandably feel compelled to make hay while the sun shines. One casualty may be the Get into Golf initiatives which people have driven so hard to develop.
    However, is golf development that black and white? How do you convert the buzz around golf to create a win-win?
    In this Gather Global Podcast, we sit down with Ray Roessel, who is shifting the paradigm of golf development. Based in China, Ray has pulled together many years in sports marketing, academy management, professional tours and media deals to create products and models that flip the golf development narrative.
    When so many people are talking, Ray is doing.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Gather Ripple #2: Phil Grice interviews Fred Popp

    Gather Ripple #2: Phil Grice interviews Fred Popp

    You know those times when you wish you could hear the chats between the industry leaders on topics that really matter? 
    Gather now offers you that fly on the wall experience with our Gather Ripple Series. 
    In our second episode, Phil Grice (Independent Consultant) continues the ripple by interviewing international sports branding expert Fred Popp (Partner, ZAG). Fred has worked with a list of stellar clients in his career, including The Open, the NBA, Tottenham Hotspur and the FIFA World Cup.
    Explore this fascinating conversation with insights packed into just 15 minutes:
    - What is golf's 'stock value' right now?
    - How is the golf industry perceived in the wider sports industry? In line or behind?
    - How would you adapt professional golf to develop a better green grass landscape?
    - What can traditional golf clubs do to change negative perceptions?
    Our next Gather Ripple will see Fred turn to another leader to continue the conversation…

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    • 15 min
    Gather Ripple #1: Jeremy Slessor interviews Phil Grice

    Gather Ripple #1: Jeremy Slessor interviews Phil Grice

    You know those times when you wish you could hear the chats between the industry leaders on topics that really matter? 
    Well, we’re delighted to now offer you that fly on the wall experience as we launch the first in our Gather Ripple Series. 
    Jeremy Slessor (Managing Director, European Golf Design) wanted to ask some direct, no nonsense questions to a leading expert in the world of club management. So we recorded his Gather Ripple chat with the experienced Phil Grice (Independent Consultant). 
    “Are golf clubs well positioned or not to capitalise on the 2020 ‘boom’ in participation demand?”
    Here we're offering up the best bits in under 13 minutes.
    Our next Gather Ripple will see Phil’s turn to unearth insights from a respected leader. Who will it be...?

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    • 12 min
    #8 - Andrew Rankin: "Who owns golf?"

    #8 - Andrew Rankin: "Who owns golf?"

    Join us for this intellectual chat with Andrew who has had a foot in both camps of academia and the golf industry for many years. With a career and projects that span various areas of the golf industry, he’s uniquely positioned to delve into some questions we have been itching to ask.
    You know those ones that you feel should be raised, but nobody really knows where to start with them? Yeah….those ones.
    Open your mind and check this one out, we delved into: 

    “Who owns golf?” and how does this relate to governance, power and influence?The question of structures within golf, the history and how forward thinking the governing organisations are.How tension within the structures can be helpful.Is it fair to expect anything national golf associations to solve all the challenges for golf in a country?Are there too many associations within golf?Does innovation and innovative thinking have the potential to drive changes in the governance of golfWhat might the future of Higher Education golf programmes look like? How can you create a meaningful and appropriate education and development opportunities for yourself within the industry?

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    • 39 min

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