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This show provides an entertaining and informative look at Golf Club life in the UK featuring the latest news and information. The show features interviews with the people that make things happen in the industry but also provides listeners with reviews of clubs that are at the top of their game. Largely the show will be aimed at people working in the golf industry and who govern clubs. It will aim to provide best practices and take a positive and forward thinking look at where golf clubs are ...
 
A colorful Gospel-centered conversation on Race and Culture. Powered by his biblical reconciliation organization Threaded, Markus and his friend Antwuan provide a space where you can peek into multiethnic, passionate, authentic and potentially challenging conversations around race in Christianity and culture.
 
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Who knew that advocating for fairness and equality would be so injurious? We should have known. History should have served the warning. And yet, we find that still, in 2020, advocation for the just treatment of all citizens is a dangerous conversation. In this podcast, three ministers discuss that danger, and the scars they carry. _________________…
 
After Leighton & Eddie catch up for their regular chat, Leighton speaks with Colin Mayes, Chief Executive of BGL (formerly Burhill). Colin has been with the company for many years and has seen many changes in the industry in that time, but BGL continues to be a very successful part of Golf in the UK. As well as letting listeners know what's happeni…
 
Our guest on episode 42 is Craig Beeston of the Chartered Governance Institute who is the Programme Manager for The Sports Governance Academy that work in collaboration with Sport England. Craig is a governance specialist and he shares significant best practice for golf clubs to be following, with general insights in how future boards will need to …
 
We were excited to share the mic with Duke Kwon and Gregory Thompson (authors of "Reparations: A Christian Call For Repentance and Repair") on their latest book release and on the role of the church in the conversation around reparations. Grab a copy of the book at: https://amzn.to/3ec8oZg ________________________________________________________ Be…
 
After Leighton & Eddie catch up to look at current events, Leighton is joined by Heather Mulley of Enville Golf Club. Heather has gained an excellent reputation as a Manager and this was topped off by being crowned the 2019 GCMA Manager of the Year. Heather tells us more about Enville and what makes it a great club as well as some of it's upcoming …
 
One interview this week as Leighton is joined by Tom Brooke, the CEO of GCMA. Tom has been in post now for 6 months and he talks through his early days in the role, forward plans and areas such as the GCMA benefits and Manager wellbeing which is becoming a focus. Exciting times ahead for the association! GCMA - https://www.gcma.org.uk/ Tom Brooke -…
 
After a quick catch up between Leighton & Eddie, Eddie was delighted to share sometime with Daniel Hodson, founder of Play More Golf . Daniel has a vast amount of golf management experience , a career pathway with Crown Golf and then leading the golf destination experience programme with the De Vere Group of Hotels . Daniel shares his views on flex…
 
Dr. Seuss, Aunt Jemima, Mr. Potato Head, Gina Carano.... these are a few of the latest to be "cancelled" by what people are labeling "cancel culture." What is cancel culture and what does is have to do with Christians and a desire for social justice. We discuss. ________________________________________________________ Don't forget to REGISTER for t…
 
PBS created a special documentary meant to chronicle the Black Church in American history. Markus and Antwuan discuss thoughts around this documentary and some of the ideas introduced in the documentary. . . ________________________________________________________ Don't forget to REGISTER for the THREADED VIRTUAL CONFERENCE coming March 1, 2021. Ge…
 
Golf Club Talk UK is delighted to welcome Chris Fitt: Director of Golf & Leisure - Chris has been influential in the recent developments at Foxhills while being an active contributor to the future golf leaders group within the industry. Chris shares his experiences and insights of his progressive career path and being associated with some of the le…
 
From Horseboxes to management buyouts this episode. After Leighton & Eddie catch up for a chat, Eddie is joined by Steve Salter from Salt Club Consulting. Steve's expertise and specialism is helping clubs with their technology , having been associated with a number of golf clubs and golf destinations he has been sought after in assisting golf club …
 
Jemar Tisby is back with us! Join us for a candid conversation with Tisby about the work of bringing the gospel to racial tension, the personal success and challenges of 2020, and the challenges we face going forward in2021. We had the chance to speak with author Jemar Tisby on his, now acclaimed, "The Color of Compromise" book and he's back with u…
 
We were so delighted to spend some time with Brenda Salter McNeil to hear more intimately about her journey as a Christian fighting for reconciliation. Brenda brings her signature joy and passion to a conversation that is both challenging and inspiring. Brenda's just released a new book called Becoming Brave. You can pick one at https://amzn.to/3om…
 
Two interviews this month and we catch up with Stephen Nicholson, GM at Haydock Park Golf Club. Stephen, a finalist in the GCMA Manager of the year is building a good reputation as a Golf Club Manager. Leighton and Stephen talk a lot about remaining positive for your staff and members, particularly through a crisis. Stephen also mentions his new ve…
 
After Leighton and Eddie catch up to review what's been happening over the last few weeks, Leighton talks to Mike Clayton and Ed Cartwright from CDP (Clayton, Devries & Pont), a unique and global design collaboration based in the UK, Europe and USA. The discussion centres largely around some of the fundamentals of course architecture and challenges…
 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr is an American hero for his work toward civil rights for all people. But he is not celebrated by everyone. In this episode, Markus and Antwuan discuss the legacy of Dr. King and what he might say to our current political and religious situation in America. YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN: Virtual MLK Day Celebration Event: http…
 
Leighton and Eddie catch up for an end of year chat and look forward to what Golf clubs might be thinking about in 2021. With the opportunities presented, clubs will need to continue to think outside the box and provide an innovative offer. Eddie also pays respect to long time friend and guest of the show - Peter Allis Plenty of great interviews to…
 
You are going to love hearing what our friend, Ben Wong has to say about race, the church and diversity from an Asian American perspective. Ben is a former pastor who believes in the the bridge-building potential of God's church in the race conversation. Grab some coffee and take a listen to a conversation among friends. ___________________________…
 
Leighton & Eddie catch up for their usual look at what's been happening in the past month. Following this they're joined by Adam Keable and Colin Bell from Gather! Gather is a new initiative designed to build a community which will disrupt and ask some difficult questions of the Golf industry. With a Podcast, video and online networking initiatives…
 
Over seven months on from our first International Round Table episode, Leighton and Eddie revisit with Kevyn Cunningham from Half Moon Bay in Jamaica and John Caven from Oakdale Golf & Country Club in Toronto, Canada. This time they're also joined by Luis Rio, Secretary at Morgado Golf Club in Portugal and David Shepherd of The Scandinavian outside…
 
In this episode we discuss the connection and relationship between white supremacy in the American church. Author of the recently released book, "White Lies" joins us for a discussion about Christianity, supremacy, and the importance of truth. __________________________________________ Become an Insider: https://coloredcommentary.com/#insider Post …
 
The election is over and we've all got some processing to do. Folks are all over the spectrum of emotions. Markus and Antwuan discuss the spiritual practice of lament with Mary Glenn (Intercultural Studies Professor at Fuller Seminary), and how God's people can process their emotions in a way that honors God. About Mary Glenn: Mary is a bridge buil…
 
Eddie speaks with Matt Adamski ( General Manager ) of Sweetens Cove Golf Club . Sweetens Cove has developed a cult following, a unique nine hole golf course in Tennessee, it's recently been included within the top 100 modern golf courses , also the New York Times mentioned it as “ The Little Course That Could “ Matt shares the amazing story about S…
 
We had the pleasure of sitting down with Soong Chan Rah to discuss the reality of America as a racialized society, the dynamics therein, and some ways Christians can respond. We had a great time with the interview, and we think you will as well. Lots to glean! About Soong-Chan Rah: Soong-Chan Rah (ThD, Duke Divinity School) is Milton B. Engebretson…
 
We welcome back Stuart Finlay, GM of Radyr Golf Club in Cardiff. Stuart first appeared on the show two years ago, not long after starting in his new role as GM, having come from Wales Golf. We look back at what Stuart has done at Radyr as well as the successes, tough times and what's ahead. Stuart is open and honest and it's a fascinating interview…
 
This conversation with Darrell Bock, author of the newly released "Cultural Intelligence" discusses implications of the Christian ethic and our current cultural landscape. About Darrell Bock: Darrell Bock is the Executive Director of Cultural Engagement at The Hendricks Center and Senior Research Professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theolog…
 
After Leighton and Eddie catch up to look at what's happening in the industry currently, Eddie sits down with John Cockayne: Specialist Golf Consultant based in Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. John has extensive experiences within the golf industry and shares his ideas and insights with the developments of the golf business. Leighton …
 
We are excited to have American Christian historian and author Mark Noll on the show today to discuss the history of God, race and politics in America! Mark agree to chat with us to discuss concepts in his new book and to help us understand the our political climate in light of American history, including the evolution of our political party platfo…
 
Riots and protests will be one of many marks of 2020! Markus and Antwuan bring back a friend of the show, Keith Hileman, to discuss how Christians can process the riots happening across the country. __________________________________________ Become an Insider: https://coloredcommentary.com/#insider Post Feedback: @coloredcomments (twitter & instagr…
 
Episode 28 features our new sponsor "BRS Golf". Leighton talks to Bob and Peter from BRS about how COVID has affected rounds played as well as membership but they also talk through some of the great innovation that BRS are producing to help clubs. From membership management to member finance they are building the complete package for golf clubs. Le…
 
A brief in between episode this time with Leighton chatting through his experiences over the last 5 months and the effect that it's had on his club, Cirencester as well as him personally. This is followed by Michelle Baker from the Melanoma Fund who explains the "Slip, Slap, Swing" campaign designed to raise awareness around melanoma and skin cance…
 
Another shooting, and now the chorus starts all over again. Same songs. Same feels. Markus and Antwuan discuss their reluctance to even make this episode and how the circumstances surrounding Jacob Blake are exhausting. __________________________________________ Become an Insider: https://coloredcommentary.com/#insider Post Feedback: @coloredcommen…
 
So should we be excited about the Kamala choice or is the black community being played? Is her pick progress? If so, for who exactly? Markus and Antwuan discuss their thoughts in this episode. __________________________________________ Become an Insider: https://coloredcommentary.com/#insider Post Feedback: @coloredcomments (twitter & instagram) Em…
 
Golf Club Talk UK welcome Harriet Shephard and Kim Wild who head up, Women and Golf magazine, UKs leading golf magazine for women. The magazine has recently made the transition to purely a digital platform, Harriet and Kim share their vision moving forward and why clubs need to embrace the female community. Visit https://womenandgolf.com/ to check …
 
Markus and Antwuan discuss their thoughts about how Christians who desire to shape a just society should respond! So what do we as Christians do with Black Lives Matter. As an English sentence, we can absolutely agree. But the BLM organization has set some goals inconsistent with the Christian worldview. Should we dismiss BLM? She would refrain fro…
 
Black Lives Matter (BLM) has exploded on the scene and energized the world with messaging about the importance and value of black lives. What exactly is BLM? What do they believe? What do they want? Is there separation between the sentiment and the purposes of the organization? In this two-part conversation, Markus and Antwuan discuss and respond t…
 
Over the last few weeks there's been a huge response from people who haven't been in the conversation about correcting social justices. Markus and Antwuan discuss their thoughts and feelings about the responses, the trust issue the black community has with new allies. ______________________ Become an Insider: https://coloredcommentary.com/#insider …
 
Leighton and Eddie have a catch up discussing among other things, the reopening of Clubhouses, Bryson De Chambeau and the European Tour recommencing. On the back of this, Leighton interviews Gavin Robinson, Personal Development Manager of the GCMA. Gavin has been playing a pivotal role in keeping members informed throughout the COVID-19 crisis. He …
 
The conversation around monuments have been going on for a while. In this episode, Markus and Antwuan discuss their thoughts around monuments, "history" and "heritage," and the "white Jesus" statues. Tell us what you think? Should we keep monuments up or bring them down? ______________________ Become an Insider: https://coloredcommentary.com/#insid…
 
We respond to a heavy interview with speaker, author and presidential candidate Mark Charles on the historical analysis of Christianity in America. Mark is the author of Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery. Mark Charles discusses the racial narrative from his perspective and research. He is Native Americ…
 
Leighton and Eddie have a general chat on Episode 24. They explore many of the issues that have come out of the COVID-19 crisis. They delve into areas such as what they've both been up to, new members and the spike that clubs have seen here, 9 hole competitions, club culture, tee time bookings at members clubs, innovation and technology and much mo…
 
We interview speaker, author and presidential candidate Mark Charles on the historical analysis of Christianity in America. Mark is the author of Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery. Mark Charles discusses the racial narrative from his perspective and research. He is Native American. This is part two of …
 
We interview speaker, author and presidential candidate Mark Charles on the historical analysis of Christianity in America. Mark is the author of Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery. Mark Charles discusses the racial narrative from his perspective and research. He is Native American. This is part one of …
 
The senseless murder of Ahmaud Arbery is the latest reminder of the ugliness of racism in America. Markus and Antwuan bring back a friend of the show (Deborah Hill) to react together to this latest tragic loss of black life and discuss ways forward from different perspectives. ______________________ Become an Insider: https://coloredcommentary.com/…
 
As the pandemic hit, many golf businesses were scaling their preparations for the return. We wanted to talk with golf leaders and gain first hand knowledge what is happening in other countries around the world of golf , and how they view the unexpected problems presented and the effect within their respected golf businesses. Our ambitious plan was …
 
Everybody's on lockdown! So we just decided to get into the "social distancing studio" (our homes) and turn on the mics and just talk. We discuss family bliss, new hobbies, and how some of the ways churches and society may create some new normals once this is all over. Go ahead and listen in on the conversation!. ______________________ Become an In…
 
Another round table episode this week focusing on the role of the Chairman through a crisis like this. Eddie and Leighton are joined by 5 Chairs from various clubs in the North and South of the country. Our geusts were: Emma Brereton - Chair : Cirencester GC Janet Thacker - Chair - Highwoods GC, Bexhill -on - Sea Rick Weights - Chair - Fulford GC, …
 
We brought together some of the Threaded leadership team on for a Facebook Live discussion on Covid-19 and Race. We talk about all the ways this virus impacts the racial atmosphere in our country. It's a fun and eye opening discussion! Join us! ______________________ Become an Insider: https://coloredcommentary.com/#insider Post Feedback: @coloredc…
 
We were able to talk with a good friend of the show, Dr. Vishal Bhakta, an Emergency Room doctor in the DFW area. Dr. Bhakta gives a firsthand account of how medical professionals are responding to the virus and personal sacrifices he and his family are making, as well as some mythbusting about some of the covid-19 ideas going around the web. _____…
 
A special episode this week where we discuss COVID-19 and its effect on the industry with 7 industry experts. It's an open discussion looking at the impact it will have on people, finances and the future of Golf Clubs and the game itself. The panel is made up of Managers, Association representatives, Driving Ranges and even a view from Denmark! Tun…
 
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