Getting Better Now from the Golf Business Network with Dean Kandle, PGA

Getting Better Now from the Golf Business Network with Dean Kandle, PGA

By Golf Professionals for Golf Professionals. The Golf Business podcast bringing you the best education and information from the top PGA Golf Professionals in the industry as well as leaders from outside the golf business. Presented by the Golf Business Network, the leading network for Golf Professionals that are looking to excel in their careers and make an impact every day. Hosted by PGA Professional, Dean Kandle, Dean brings two decades of experience to the podcast and utilizes his knowledge to dive deep with guests to unpack valuable information and tools that can immediately benefit you as a PGA Professional. Beyond just Best Practices and career profiles, Getting Better Now focuses on the real skills that it takes to build a successful, sustainable career in the golf business.

Episodes

April 21, 2020 42 min

If you’re in a leadership role, there’s no doubt the spotlight has been shined on you to respond appropriately for all of the people that you impact.  How should a good leader respond?

What if you’re not in a leadership role yet but are hoping to be in one someday soon?  Are there lessons you can learn from this crisis?  Where can you focus so that when it’s your turn to respond, you have the answers?

Thanks to our guest, Leadership ...

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In this episode we're joined by Jason Sutton, aka “The Golf Guru”, who is the Director of Instruction at Carmel Country Club in North Carolina and the host of the appropriately titled podcast, “The Golf Guru” show.  But long before Jason was putting out 90+ episodes of his show, he was building a following online and developing his own brand, which as we talk about, has paid major dividends. 

He’s a personal development junk...

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What’s your story?  If someone asked you that, do you have an answer?  How are you making an impact in the position where you currently serve?  Are you confident that you’re truly making an impact?  What are you doing to stand out from the crowd, so that someone might tell another person about you?  Anything?

Some of these may be difficult questions for you to answer.  I know I didn’t have a great answer to all of them.  For Kraig K...

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As PGA Professionals, we’re in the business of “Growing the Game”.  It’s a phrase we hear ad nauseam in our business.  Grow the game at our facilities, in our Sections, and in our communities.  So in order to do our job of growing the game, we develop programs for our members and customers that consist of clinics, lesson packages, golf schools, junior programs, beginner programs, the list goes on and on.  

However, we rarely ask the...

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If you’re a typical Golf Professional that takes on a number of different roles and responsibilities, even if you love to teach, finding time to fit in golf lessons can be a challenge.  Do you come in early? Stay late? Sacrifice time you set aside for other tasks and say yes to the lesson request? It’s a conundrum that we often fall into.

And for a lot of Golf Professionals, the opportunity to teach provides one of the few chances t...

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It’s been said that you can’t grow personally or professionally without developing self awareness.  Knowing how you’re perceived by others, what your strengths and weaknesses are, how you handle stress, and how you impact those around you, are just some of the elements of self awareness, that can go a long way in helping all of us reach enjoy success at work, and also at home.

For Cameron Doan, the Head Professional at Preston Trail...

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In this episode, we dig into the ins and outs of the Head Professional interview process. This discussion is going to be a great resource for any of you listening that are either planning on interviewing for a Head Professional position or if you will be helping to coach an aspiring Head Professional through the interview process.  We brought back Patrick Seither (Episode 001 & 003), the President and CEO of the Golf Business N...

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In Part II of our interview with the President of the PGA of America, Suzy Whaley discusses what’s going to help attract young people to our business and the PGA’s recruiting efforts, while addressing the need for manager’s today to evaluate the hours and days that they require from their staff during the season.  She continues with a discussion about the changes to the PGA education system and whether being able to select a specif...

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In this episode Clay Scroggins, author of "How to Lead When You're Not in Charge", walks us through the four behaviors that he’s pinpointed to be able to cultivate influence when you don’t have the title, while preparing you to succeed when the time comes and that title is yours.  

This truly is one of the most important episodes we’ve done, because this information isn’t really taught in our business, but it can really ...

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In many ways Suzy Whaley is just another Golf Professional.  She struggles with many of the same challenges that PGA Professionals face every day.  Parts of her story sound the same as many, many others.  But on the other hand….Suzy is the head of the largest organization in sports, and not to mention, the first woman to ever do that.  She holds one of the most powerful and influential positions in the game of golf.  She’s a trail ...

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When times are toughest, we feel like work is controlling our lives. We feel it’s the only thing we have time for (and sometimes don’t even have enough time for) while everything else (family, friends, health, finances) sits on the back-burner until things “slow down”.

It’s why most PGA Professionals will tell you either directly or indirectly that finding “balance” in this industry is elusive, if not impossible, but something they ...

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One of the most beneficial aspects of the Getting Better Now podcast has been the ability to hear unique insights from leaders both inside and outside of the industry.  

In this episode, we highlight some of our most popular guests and their advice for Golf Professionals as it pertains to furthering their careers.  We learn from Jim Smith of the Philadelphia Cricket Club, Tony Pancake from Crooked Stick, Sports Performance Psycholog...

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Jay LeDuc is a PGA Professional who’s spent over two decades in the golf industry and held positions running the gamut from Outside Services to Head Golf Professional.  Now from his spot outside the industry running strategy and innovation for a luxury travel club, he’s giving back to his fellow PGA Professionals through his podcast, the PGA Jay Show, and wealth of content on multiple social media channels.  

Through this work, Jay’...

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In this episode, we’re back with part two of our conversation with the GM/COO at Medinah Country Club, Robert Sereci.  Robert has profiled his “Top 10 Lessons They Didn’t Teach You in School” and in part one we covered 1-5.  In lessons 6-10, we continue to discuss these critical success skills that can make or break your career.

We get into the difference between coaching and mentoring, and why you need to stop just being a coach, a...

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Welcome back to part two of our conversation with Cary Cozby, the Director of Golf at Southern Hills Country Club.  If you missed part one, be sure to head back to episode sixteen and take a listen.  We talked about his mindset when he heard his dream job was open and what steps he took during the interview process, and after landing the job how he’s managed to maintain his operation at the highest levels on a daily basis.

In part t...

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As young professionals working in the golf business, often times our focus is on developing the set of what I call “vocational skills” that are specific to our industry...the teaching, playing, merchandising and event administration skills, among many others that our jobs require from us.

But as our careers continue to evolve, success or failure can hinge on a new and different skill set.  Often referred to as soft skills, they shou...

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Cary Cozby, the Director of Golf at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is likely the most decorated PGA Professional you will ever find.  As a winner of 13 section awards plus the national Merchandiser of the Year award, his most unique and special recognition came in 2016 when he was named the PGA Professional of the Year, joining his father Jerry, the 1985 winner and the two became the only father/son duo ever to rec...

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In this episode of the Getting Better Now podcast, we have the opportunity to learn from one of the most highly regarded sports and performance psychologists in golf today.  Dr. Bhrett McCabe is the founder of The Mindside and works with numerous athletes from the PGA and LPGA Tours, NFL, NBA, MMA, and also serves as the sports and performance psychologist for The University of Alabama Athletic Department.

In addition, he’s a golfer...

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Most of us in this business are in agreement that when working at a club, it’s important to place a special focus on your ladies program and for the ladies that are playing golf at your facility.  We also know that based on statistics, female golfers serve as a huge opportunity to bring players into the game both as beginners and as those that are interested in returning to golf after a long lay off. 

With this said, it can be a cha...

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Ever feel like you can't get away from your computer or phone during the day, because you're tied to an endless flow of email into your inbox?  In this day and age, communicating with our members, customers, students, and vendors frequently takes place over email.  Because of that fact, email can bog us down and keep us from getting other important tasks done throughout the day.  

In this episode, we detail six methods that ...

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