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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
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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!
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PGAjay Golf Business Podcast

Latest release on Jun 06, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 1 month ago

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

12mins

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Rank #2: 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 #3: 047 - Finding Your Professional Direction & Passion, Help Paying For Your PGA Levels and Listening

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047- Rediscovering your direction and passion in the golf business through understanding yourself first• Fundraising to pay for your pga Levels • Always listening is the best way to get feedback.

Nov 08 2017

11mins

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Rank #4: 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

30mins

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Rank #5: 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

19mins

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Rank #6: 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 #7: 101 - What Every Newly Elected PGA Member Should Do

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I’ve been asked this question before and don’t think I’ve always had a good answer to what a newly elected PGA member should be focusing on. The first part of that answer is going to Augusta national to watch the Masters. The second part of that answer is a lot less enjoyable but a fast track to more responsibility and success.

Jan 08 2019

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Rank #8: 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

25mins

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Rank #9: 050 - The Greatest way to be Inspired and What to Do With It

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050 - My Thanksgiving Recap • Why older golf pros are more equipped to crush social media than youngsters • how to improve your communication skills using social.

Nov 30 2017

15mins

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Rank #10: 111 - Create a Custom Country Club Experience.

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Most of the time golf clubs compete to be the best golf club. But with today’s on demand choices, don’t you think people want a customized experience. Figuring out a way to be the best golf club for just enough people is a great way to separate you from the completion.

Feb 22 2019

10mins

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Rank #11: 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 #12: 022 - Empower Golf Staff To Sell More and Weekends Are For Marketing.

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022 - Sell more merchandise by empowering your golf staff, why weekends are your best marketing opportunity, developing a merchandise close out plan and how to send a private message on Instagram.

Aug 04 2017

14mins

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Rank #13: 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

12mins

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Rank #14: Good News Bad News

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I killed my Inventory, Order and Sales Tracking system by accident. But at least there may be a happy ending to the backwards battery rangefinder saga.

Apr 18 2020

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Rank #15: 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 #16: “The Tournament Handicaps are Wrong!!!!”

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Nothing is more stressful than someone saying the handicaps are wrong 5 minutes before a tournament starts. Here are some tips to help avoid the stress of incorrect handicaps .

Aug 07 2019

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Rank #17: 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 #18: Stop Waiting For The Responsibility of Being A Head Golf Professional.

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Being the Head Professional or GM of a Golf Club means handling a lot of responsibility. But you don’t have to wait to be promoted to take more responsibility. In fact, the more you take on yourself the more you show people you are capable of leading from the top.

Jul 09 2019

6mins

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Rank #19: Food And Beverage Service Tips

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In this episode I share a little of my hospitality and food service background to help a golf pro, who is aspiring to be General Manager one day,

Aug 14 2019

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Rank #20: 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

11mins

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