Finding My Focus

48 hours ago I was pretty sure I was not going to post my most recent podcast episode titled, “Why Golf Professionals Hate Social Media”. After some encouragement I decided I would post it. That ended up being a good decision.

For years, I have been creating content with no real agenda other than to educate myself on new media landscape and then report back to whatever portion of the golf professional community that would listen.

It wasn’t until recently that this journey took on a semi-crystalized, let’s call it sparkly goo, form of an idea.

It happened when I made the connection between being a golf instructor and trying to teach someone how to use new media for business or personal growth. I realized that to make an impact, you have to know what is important to each given golf professional you work with. You have to know the type of facility they work at, the type of pro they are, the ambitions they have personally and professional, and general strengths and talents that they possess.

With this new perspective, I hope to teach. I hope that given my experiences as a PGA Director of Golf, Instructor, Merchandiser and many other roles I have had over my nearly 30 golf professional journey, I am able to communicate the opportunities for golf professionals to use new tools at their disposal without having to learn too many new things and keep focusing being a golf professional.

Just like the game of golf, new media and technology should make our lives easier. So whether you are trying to get that first assistants job out of school, or tying to land that GM spot at a top 100 facility, this is for you.

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My Initial 2nd Generation Boosted Board Review

First impression is that it was well worth the wait for the 2nd Generation Boosted Board (6 month delays due to battery safety issues….good call Boosted Boards) and even more fun than expected. 

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Even as someone who grew up bombing the San Francisco Bay Area’s Piedmont Hills as a youth, there is an adjustment to this board for sure.  Being under power is a very different experience and the Boostedboard Dual+ (most powerful available) packs some serious torque and stopping power. But after a few weeks and only one “minor” fall, I am much more confident. But even with the new sensation of being under power I was immediately surprised at just how stable the board is at its top speed of 22MPH. 


That’s about it for now as I will probably do a full review of the 2nd Generation Boosted Board in full later but wanted to share my initial thoughts. 

Starting to use Vimeo.com to share my movies.

I have decided to start posting my  videos on Vimeo.com in addition to YouTube. With the recent news of Vayner Media starting a relationship with Vimeo.com, it seemed like a good idea to get in now.


Click to WATCH VLOG002 on Vimeo 

I have heard, that it is a much more polished (artsy for lack of a better term) level of content creation and that seems true from my initial impression. I think it will be a good resource to see what people are creating and look forward to using it.  

The only problem so far is the limit to how much you can upload each week. You can upgrade and pay each month to upload more, and I may do that, but not until I am posting enough to use the upgraded data. And this could be part of the reason the content is so good as well so maybe not a bad thing. 

Have a great new year and thanks to everyone for an incredible 2016.  Looking forward to some incredible things to come in 2017!!!!

The Next Chapter

This last Saturday was an emotional last day as a PGA Director of Golf.   While I am excited about the next chapter in my life, I cherish the memories and relationships I have been fortunate to gain over the years.

Thanks to everyone who helped me get to where I am today and special thanks to my wife Jennifer, my family and my friends for their support. I am grateful for all the friendships I have gained over the years and appreciate all the kind words you all have shared with me over the last couple weeks. Special thanks to Michael Vanderveer and Dan Johnson for being the two best assistant pros in the biz and great friends.

I look forward to staying active in the PGA and continuing to focus on http://www.PGAjay.com. I appreciated everyone staying in touch and look forward to continuing such great friendships.

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