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A Golf Business Podcast for Golf Professionals who want to innovate and drive change in the Golf Business and their careers. Created by PGA Professional and change maker Jay LeDuc. I share my personal experiences and insights along my journey as a PGA Golf Professional, Strategist, Innovator and Creator and how they can be applied by golf professionals.

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A Golf Business Podcast for Golf Professionals who want to innovate and drive change in the Golf Business and their careers. Created by PGA Professional and change maker Jay LeDuc. I share my personal experiences and insights along my journey as a PGA Golf Professional, Strategist, Innovator and Creator and how they can be applied by golf professionals.

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Expert insights from outside looking in

By DonnellyPGA - Jul 12 2018
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As a PGA student, I search for any type of help I can get when it comes to how to survive and succeed in the golf industry. The PGAjay Show has been the most useful podcast that I have found! Jay interacts so well with his followers and turns the relationship from stranger to friend.

Great Content!

By MitchellPGM - Jun 08 2018
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I’m a pga Golf Management Student and I came across Jay’s Instagram page a year ago or so. We messaged back and forth a bit and I’ve watched the progression of the podcast from it’s inception until now. I love the content and I listen to the show in the car and when I’m cooking haha. I always get new ideas for my future as an up and coming Golf professional. Sometimes I even take notes on the podcasts I think are the most interesting. To say it briefly, this is the only golf business podcast that actually has relevant and useful information. I love the show and how raw it is. Jay is very open and honest and not afraid to share the tricks and tips that he has used to become successful. Lots of value in these podcasts for a PGM Student!

iTunes Ratings

15 Ratings
Average Ratings
13
1
0
0
1

Expert insights from outside looking in

By DonnellyPGA - Jul 12 2018
Read more
As a PGA student, I search for any type of help I can get when it comes to how to survive and succeed in the golf industry. The PGAjay Show has been the most useful podcast that I have found! Jay interacts so well with his followers and turns the relationship from stranger to friend.

Great Content!

By MitchellPGM - Jun 08 2018
Read more
I’m a pga Golf Management Student and I came across Jay’s Instagram page a year ago or so. We messaged back and forth a bit and I’ve watched the progression of the podcast from it’s inception until now. I love the content and I listen to the show in the car and when I’m cooking haha. I always get new ideas for my future as an up and coming Golf professional. Sometimes I even take notes on the podcasts I think are the most interesting. To say it briefly, this is the only golf business podcast that actually has relevant and useful information. I love the show and how raw it is. Jay is very open and honest and not afraid to share the tricks and tips that he has used to become successful. Lots of value in these podcasts for a PGM Student!
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PGAjay Golf Business Podcast

Latest release on May 21, 2020

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Rank #1: 105 - My big miss at the PGA show in 2019.

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In this episode I talk about what I wish I had done better at the show this year. How much fun it was to see everybody. And what I think the future landscape of the game looks like.

Jan 28 2019

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Rank #2: The Golf Professionals Super-Power Is a Gift For Life

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The gift of being a. Golf pro. Most professions have a single focus you are tying to get someone to do. Sell pants, buy insurance from you buy this house. But golf allows you to see the person and try to understand that they want and then deliver that. Are they looking for friends, a place to take their kids, or something as simple as do they need a water, or are they trying to impress their clients they are bringing out. Golf Pros develop this quick read ability over time and it’s a skill not many other professions give you.

Jul 01 2019

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Rank #3: 061 - PGA Announces New Career Paths and Education Updates

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The PGA of America announced new career tracks and other changes to the PGA PGM program.

May 02 2018

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Rank #4: 067 - The Life and Death of a Career Move in the Golf Business

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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 explore that possibility in this weeks episode.

Jun 27 2018

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Rank #5: 079 - A Golf Pro's Biggest Time Waster on Social

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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.

Sep 06 2018

9mins

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Rank #6: 060- Build a Positive Member/Customer Culture at Your Facility

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We discuss the effects of a positve member/customer culture on your facility and some things you can do to build it regardless of your possition.

Apr 16 2018

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Rank #7: When “Real Life” Is The Vacation.

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We spend a lot of our lives working hard so that we can go on vacation and enjoy our lives. But the whole point is actually enjoying our lives so that our vacations don’t feel that much different.

Jul 29 2019

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Rank #8: S2 Ep2 - Why Golf Professionals Hate Social Media

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Ok.... So not all Golf Professionals "Hate" Social Media. And there are some examples out there of clubs and pros that have used these platforms to increase very traditional metrics like, selling more outings, increasing rounds and many other things that are important.  

But it takes understanding what the Golf Professional faces every day and the capabilities of the platforms to start to understand where we should focus our efforts. 

I hope to create some videos base around specific interests of different Golf Professional roles and types of clubs, and share very specific but easy to adopt practices on some of these platforms. 

Oct 30 2019

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Rank #9: 088 - Why a Career in Golf?

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Being a golf business professional can be super tough. And it’s not something that everybody is cut out to do forever. There are a lot of great opportunities out there. But there are even more bad opportunities out there, that ultimately cause professionals to leave the industry altogether. In this episode I talk about why even in the midst of a daunting future being a golf professional will still allow you to succeed and excel in your career.

Oct 15 2018

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Rank #10: 115 - How Golf Professionals Can Make Money on Instagram

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I often get asked the question of how do you turn your Instagram into cash. This question came up again during a recent talk I gave at Campbell university to the Professional Golf Management class, and the answer I gave in the moment I think was someone evasive. So I wanted to follow up on the many ways that having a professional Instagram profile can lead to monetary gain. It may not be in the sense that you just buy followers and trick people into advertising with you (I’m sure that has worked for many), but in a real way.

Mar 17 2019

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Rank #11: 028- What Justin Thomas' Win at the PGA Championship Does for Golf

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028- What I Love about what I saw during Justin Thomas's Win at the PGA Championship, learning from the best in other fields and surrounding yourself with people who inspire you to be your best.

Aug 15 2017

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Rank #12: 087 - What I Learned From the Trackman Maestro Joe Mayo

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I recently got to ask Joseph Mayo a question on how we as golf professionals come together in a more cohesive way of teaching. I discussed his answer and what I think it means for the future of teaching and golf in this podcast. Thanks for the time Joe and all you do for your fellow Instructors.

Oct 10 2018

11mins

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Rank #13: 066 - Creating The Most Profitable Merchandise Golf Tournament Ever

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

Jun 23 2018

17mins

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Rank #14: 027 - How to Avoid Scammers on Social Media

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027 - Tips on how to avoid social media marketing scams online, watching Majors as motivation to make it to the next level of your professional and I look forward to a special meeting this weekend.

Aug 12 2017

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Rank #15: 091- The Ups and Downs of Discipline and Work Ethic

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In this episode I share my thoughts and the thoughts of others on hard work and discipline. Most of the time ambition and hard work and discipline our great ways to achieve goals. But occasionally those very things can be the pitfalls to cause you to delay or lose sight of achieving your goals.

Nov 14 2018

7mins

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Rank #16: 126 - Are You Good At Your Work or Do You Enjoy It?

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I was recently listening to an episode of the podcast Work Life by Adam Grant and they were discussing strengths and weaknesses in your job. They made the interesting distinction between work that you’re good at and work the energizes you and that you enjoy. I think a lot of us have heard that you should do what you’re good at but if you don’t enjoy it is that really the goal?

Apr 25 2019

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Rank #17: 084 - Are Two Head Golf Pro’s Better Than One?

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084 - Years ago my general manager shared a possible idea to create a Co-Head professional role at our facility. As the head golf professional I felt a little bit threatened at first but the more I thought of it I realized how great of an idea this actually could be. We’re all always looking for ways to strike a balance in the life of a Golf Professional, and having a partner to count on is certainly a positive idea.

Sep 25 2018

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Rank #18: 034-The PGA Is On To Something

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034 - I experience the PGA's new direction in supporting PGA Pros in growing their business and proving their value, how to play in a major and the excitement of your first tournament.

Aug 30 2017

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Rank #19: 030- I Messed Up, Jr Clinic Rain Out Save

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030 - What I messed up in yesterday's episode, how to save the rainy day for Junior Camps, buying closeout merchandise, loyalty buying clubs and why so few pros are on social.

Aug 17 2017

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Rank #20: 118- This is Not For You

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In this episode I share the story of how telling a potential member that the club is not a fit for them actually helped them realize that it was.

Mar 28 2019

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