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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 ...
 
If you have a business, or you're thinking of starting a business, this is a podcast you NEED to subscribe to. You'll learn all the elements that make a great brand and attract loyal customers- from internal concepts like team building and creating core values to external ones such as the psychology of color in your advertising and logo designs. This show will help you set your business up for success and sustainability or give you the tools to turn your brand around. The Branding Podcasts w ...
 
The private club industry's premier podcast! This program covers industry news, predictions, product spotlights, trends and other current developments in the world of private clubs. If you're involved in a golf club, yacht club, athletic club or business club, this is the show for you. Each week, Private Club Radio features one expert guest who has the opportunity to share their story and answer questions related to their field of expertise. Guests range from association presidents to genera ...
 
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Great to be back for 2022 and we kick off then year with two interviews. Following a catch up with Eddie and Leighton, Eddie speaks to Doug Poole, Chief Executive of the UK Golf Federation. The UK Golf federation represent proprietary and commercial minded clubs and driving ranges across the UK https://www.ukgolffederation.com/home Doug gives us a …
 
On the last episode for 2021, Eddie and Leighton have a good catch up and a look back at 2021 including favourite episodes. They then pull their crystal balls out for a look forward to 2022. Following the intro, we're joined by our sponsors BRS. Karen Moss and Kevin Murray provide some hugely valuable data on member utilisation numbers. This is on …
 
On this episode of GCMA Insights, we feature a recap of the GCMA conference held at Wyboston Lakes in November. Leighton attended the conference, not only for some education but also to carry out some interviews with attendees, suppliers and presenters. The event was a big success and Tom Brooke starts the show by giving us his views on why it was …
 
After a long awaited visit to Royal Norwich, Leighton sits down in the Clubhouse with David Coventry - Chairman, and James Stanley - CEO of Royal Norwich. After 9 holes and some Lunch, the trio talk through the Royal Norwich story, with David explaining the back-story and James taking us through the present and what’s to come! David has been at the…
 
GCMA Insights on Golf Club Talk UK covers Wellbeing this time. One of the three key themes at the GCMA Conference, the wellbeing of those working in the Golf industry is explored by Debbie Kleiner, a workplace wellbeing consultant. Leighton and Debbie are also joined by Tom Brooke - CEO of GCMA, Craig Cotterill – Commercial Partnerships Manager and…
 
It's our 3rd episode of GCMA Insights on Golf Club Talk UK and the topic is Technology. Leighton is joined by Gavin Robinson of GCMA, Craig Higgs of Golf Genius and Rob Corcoran from The Revenue Club. Leading up to the GCMA Conference from 21st - 23rd November, the group give a flavour of how improving your technology can improve the customers expe…
 
We're back with episode 54 and Leighton Walker has the two interviews this week. First up is Lesley from BRS talking about EPOS systems, in particular the newly released BRS EPOS system. David Brimble, owner of Hinksey Heights GC, near Oxford, also joins to talk about his experience utilising the new BRS system and how it integrates perfectly with …
 
It's our 2nd episode of GCMA Insights on Golf Club Talk UK and the topic is Sustainability. Leighton is joined by Gavin Robinson of GCMA, Jonathan Smith of GEO Foundation for Sustainable Golf and Liam Greasley of Green Club Energy. After starting at a broad level the discussion moves on to how Golf Clubs in particular can become more aware of susta…
 
After a catch up from Eddie and Leighton we roll into two interviews. Louis Booth is forging a great young career at the age of only 26! Louis has been in place as General Manager at Lincoln Golf Club for around 18 months and is already making his mark having come through COVID in good stead and now looking to develop the club's facilities, team an…
 
A unique episode of Golf Club Talk UK this week with a Europe v USA Ryder Cup preview interview. After Leighton & Eddie catch up for a chat, Eddie is then joined in the blue camp by Gregor Jamieson, Scottish native and Director of Golf at Lake Nona and representing USA in the red camp is Keith Stewart of the Pro Show and former guest of the show. T…
 
Leighton & Eddie have the pleasure of being joined by Jeremy Tomlinson this week for a fascinating interview and an insight into what's happening at England Golf. Jeremy talks about the early days of his tenure, England Golf's Strategic Plan, sustainability, the Independent Golfer and much more. Jeremy is very open and it leads to some great discus…
 
It's episode 50!! After a catch up with Eddie, this week Leighton speaks to Karen and Kevin from BRS about course utilisation and booking trends as they present some numbers for 2020 & 2021. The data is taken from over 1900 across the UK & Ireland. The guys look into what can be taken from the data and how clubs can use it to get ahead of the curve…
 
On the first episode of GCMA Insights with Golf Club Talk UK, Leighton hosts a panel interview with four women from the Golf Industry. The guests are: Natalie McColl, Membership Services Manager - GCMA Wilma Erskine, formerly Secretary Manager - Royal Portrush Nicola Cornwall, Administration Manager - Ross-on-Wye GC Alice Hiluta, PGA Professional -…
 
Karl Morris is Europe's leading performance mind coach, delivering cutting edge methods of peak performance and goal achievement to a range of clients across sports and business. In this interview with Leighton, they explore some of the impact of the last eighteen months, but through a Golf, business and personal perspective. Karl talks about adapt…
 
On episode 48 Eddie shares some time with David Edwards the renown golf entertainer. Internationally known for his golf trick shows, his exhibitions prove his ability to execute some of the most impossible shots, and his clear communications prove invaluable to all who have experienced his entertainment. David has also worked with some great names …
 
After Leighton & Eddie catch up, we welcome Tom, Natalie, Gavin & Craig from GCMA at what is the start of a collaboration between Golf Club Talk UK and GCMA. The crew give us an introduction to who they are but also an overview of where the association is currently and where it is going. One of the team from GCMA will feature every few episodes and…
 
Leighton has a chat up with great friend of the show - Gabe Aluisy. Gabe tells us about his pivot towards Youtube and the huge success he's having with Let's Play Thru with over 16,000 subscribers. Gabe also tells clubs how they can use Youtube more successfully. Check it out here Eddie has a fantastic chat with Keith Stewart who has made a signifi…
 
Following a catch up between Eddie & Leighton, Eddie was delighted to chat with Matt Orwin - Cornwall College Group, Gavin Robinson - Professional Development Manager, Golf Club Managers Association (GCMA) and Michael Herd - Senior Consultant, Colt Mackenzie Mcnair (CMM). The discussion centres around the recent launch of the Golf Club Management D…
 
We're thrilled to have one of our friends of the podcast, Damien Connolly on episode 44! Damien has a wealth of experience from the Golf industry more recently including CGI (Confederation of Golf in Ireland) and then a move to his current role as Head Consultant at Mygolf Group. The experience has been built both in managing clubs and consulting t…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
Medinah Country Club is led by one of the most innovative managers in the business, Robert Sereci, CCM, ECM. We'll chat with him about the changes he's brought to this historic club and what the future will hold. Private Club Radio LIVE is sponsored by: Restream: https://privateclubradio.com/restream Concert Golf Partners: https://concertgolfpartne…
 
Michael Crandal, CNG and Peter Nanula join us to discuss leadership lessons applicable to private club managers and boards. Private Club Radio LIVE is sponsored by: Restream: https://privateclubradio.com/restream Concert Golf Partners: https://concertgolfpartners.com Capstone Hospitality: http://www.capstone-hospitality.com/…
 
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 …
 
Brian Friederichs of Capstone Hospitality shares his top 3 membership sales mistakes and how you can avoid them at your club. Learn more about how Capstone Hospitality can help your club: http://www.capstone-hospitality.com/ We're also joined by Leighton Walker of the Golf Club Talk UK podcast to chat about Europe, the UK and the current lockdown a…
 
Toni Shibayama is the author of the Big Game Playbook - a guide to helping new managers successfully navigate their new club. We discuss a number of leadership and HR lessons from Toni's amazing new book. Email Toni for your complimentary copy: toni@sk-insurance.com Private Club Radio LIVE is sponsored by: Restream: https://privateclubradio.com/res…
 
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…
 
We chat with President & CEO of the National Club Association, Henry Wallmeyer about the 2021 outlook for private clubs. From a legislative perspective to a broader outlook, find out what NCA think is in store this coming year. Private Club Radio LIVE is now streaming Tuesdays at 10am EST / 7am PST. Subscribe to Private Club Radio on YouTube and ge…
 
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…
 
On this episode we're joined by Peter Nanula of Concert Golf Partners alongside Dick Kopplin of Kopplin, Kuebler & Wallace and Michael McCarthy, CEO and General Manager of Addison Reserve to discuss pressing issues facing boards around the country. These three gentlemen have over a century of combined experience helping private clubs and are genero…
 
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…
 
Matt Reagan of Operation 36 shares an innovative way to grow the game and in turn grow membership at your club. In this episode we'll learn the differences in Traditional vs. Developmental Golf Programming and why traditional programs are not working to retain beginner golfers. You'll learn about Matt's goal to get 1,000,000 new golfers into the ga…
 
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 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…
 
The Club at Renaissance is a jewel in the heart of Florida's Southwest coast. The club has just completed a multi-million dollar renovation project which includes a completely new design concept for their golf course. Co-owners Jeff Darragh and Brian Rigsby join us to talk about the process and the future of the club. Learn more at https://www.thec…
 
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 …
 
Lily Braswell joins us from Winged Foot the site of the 2020 US Open as they begin the week. Learn about the preparations involved in preparing for a majo - and one during a pandemic. We also chat about women in golf and Lily offers some inspiration to the ladies out there who are looking to move up the ladder in private clubs around the world.…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
Martin Cody joins us to discuss Cellar Angels and offer a special opportunity to clubs to virtually entertain their members. Cellar Angels is a featured listing on https://ClubTalentHub.com - the club industry's virtual marketplace for booking entertainers and virtual acts. Learn more about Martin and the charitable work they're doing at cellarange…
 
Your future recruiter or employer is most likely checking you out on LinkedIn. So how can you put your best foot forward and set your profile up for maximum impact? Jeremy Nichols of Gecko Hospitality joins us to share his best LinkedIn profile building tips. Connect with Jeremy on LInkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremycnichols/ Take an onlin…
 
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