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The Turn takes a broad look at golf, not just as a game but as a business. Jared Cohen and Kris Strauss have decades of experience in the golf industry. The duo discusses trends from the golf business, equipment and more. Presented by Troon, each episode will be joined by a featured guest, promised to be a big-time expert in the industry.
 
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Jumping into the ever-evolving world of technology and data pertaining to the game of golf. Kris Strauss and Jared Cohen are joined by Gavin Dear, the Chief Operating Officer for Shot Scope to not only talk about their next level Range Finder technology, but also the data they have captured about golfers and trends they are seeing from players of a…
 
From the outset of joining the Claude Harmon III Performance Golf Academy team at the Els Club Dubai Team in September 2019, Amy Millward's goal has been to develop and grow the ladies program while also retaining ladies within the sport. Fast forward to today, the CH3 Ladies program has gone from strength to strength and introduced almost 180 new …
 
In this exciting addition of The Turn, we veer away from golf and focus on a great "golf-related activity"...Pickleball! Pickleball is an exciting sport that combines elements of Tennis, Badminton, and Ping Pong. With nearly 3.5 million players, it’s one of the fastest growing sports in America. Kris Strauss and Jared Cohen are joined by Mike Barne…
 
Comparing clubs to Disney movies, stealing free stuff, speedos and more all in a sit-down conversation with the president of Troon Privé, Rob DeMore. Rob joins Jared Cohen for an unconventional discussion centered around the private club industry, aka "the happiness business," with everything from drawing comparisons from High School Musical 2 and …
 
If you've ever been to a professional tour event, you see the rows of trucks from just about every equipment company there is lined up just outside the golf course. But have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes? While at Kapolei Golf Club for the 2021 LPGA Lotte Championship, Kris Strauss is joined by Barry Lyda, the LPGA Tour Rep for C…
 
Last fall, Troon concluded their “Every Two Year” Golfer Survey, that has a goal to better define current customers and provide data on their respective wants/needs/trends on the game and industry. Jared Cohen and Kris Strauss take a dive into the results of the survey and provide their prime takeaways to apply to our business.…
 
A great conversation about a passion for the game of golf from former ESPN and now Pro Football Network personality, Trey Wingo. He joins Jared Cohen and Kris Strauss for a discussion about his passion for the game of golf with everything from stories from the pro tour, his most memorable experience as well as industry trends and directions.…
 
The New Year is upon us and for some of us that means one thing...the return of the Sentry Tournament of Champions to Kapalua to kick off a new tour season! NBC Sports commentator, and resident Kapalua expert, Mark Rolfing joins Jared Cohen and Kris Strauss to talk everything from the tournament, to the course conditions to bets on the course that …
 
2020 has provided unique challenges for agronomists around the world with everything from new safety precautions, climate change, misconceptions and more. Simon Doyle, Director of Agronomy for Troon International and Brianne Kenny, Troon Manager of Environmental Science, join the show for a unique round-table discussion on trends in the world of go…
 
There is something new coming to Austin, TX in 2021. What was once an after school golf program is now a new Golf Entertainment venue called Golfinity. A a revolutionary new indoor golf performance club. Golfinity Co-Founder Aaron Bergman joins Jared Cohen and Kris Strauss to discuss his background in the game of golf, the mindset behind Golfinity,…
 
The National Links Trust (NLT) recently completing a long-term lease agreement with the National Park Service for the management, operation and improvement of East Potomac Park, Langston and Rock Creek Park Golf Courses in Washington, DC. NLT co-founders Will Smith and Michael McCartin join Kris Strauss and Jared Cohen for a discussion on the prese…
 
October 2020 is Women's Golf month throughout the world of Troon. Throughout the month, Troon-managed golf properties will be flying pink checkered flags on their 18th greens, having fundraising events and offer unique opportunities to get into the game of golf! As for the state of the game for women in the industry, Jared and Kris are joined by a …
 
As you may have seen by now, the PGA of America recently announced their 2020 awards...and also a new award, Executive of the Year! The first ever recipient of this new honor was none other than Troon Founder and Chairman, Dana Garmany. Dave Marr recently had Dana on his Dave Marr Show on SiriusXM to talk about it and the show was nice enough to sh…
 
Born and raised in Scotland, son of a Golf Course Superintendent, David McLay-Kidd has been around golf his entire life. The golf course designer of famed golf courses from all over the world, joins Kris Strauss and Jared Cohen for an incredible discussion about his up-bringing has fueled the visions of his projects, his outlook on course design tr…
 
Our guest for this episode in 2019 spent 152 days on the road with 265,850 miles traveled, 44 cities visited and landed in 17 countries. If anyone has a pulse on the state of the game globally, it's Senior VP of Operations for Troon International, DJ Flanders. Jared Cohen and Kris Strauss catch up with DJ on the way golf properties from Australia t…
 
How are leaders of travel destinations weathering the COVID-19 storm? Spencer Schaub, the general manager at Pronghorn Resort in Bend, OR, joins Jared Cohen and Kris Strauss for a discussion on trends, guidelines and tactics being made to all guests to still experience one of the best destinations in the United States and still feel safe and comfor…
 
While so much has needed to be adjusted in the world of food & beverage and hospitality amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Ed Doyle, president of RealFood joins Jared Cohen and Kris Strauss and explains why the "new normal is the old normal." Plus trends and leadership as this industry looks to forge ahead out of an incredibly difficult time…
 
It wasn't long ago the United States dealt with the recession and among the businesses that really felt the struggle was the golf industry. Manchester Country Club in Bedford, New Hampshire was among those whom was really feeling that struggle. Fast forward to today and the club, lead by general manager Brian Kelley, is as great as ever across the …
 
Jared Cohen sits down with Caleb Sapp, the founder of Anecdote Film Co., and Lauren Ruocco, Director of Sales and Marketing for Troon Privé, for a discussion on the power of storytelling as part of your marketing strategy and why creating human interest stories is becoming one of the most powerful forms of marketing for your club.…
 
After hosting two clinics for the Ak-Chin Indian Community at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, AZ, NBCSports & GolfChannel Analyst Notah Begay III sat down with us in a great conversation on how he is doing his part to grow the game of golf, stories from his playing days with former Stanford teammate and friend, Tiger Woods, and much m…
 
We were honored to be joined by a legend in the golf industry as Bill Coore of the renowned Coore and Crenshaw Golf Course architectural firm join Jared Cohen and Troon Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Kris Strauss, to have an in-depth discussion on golf course design, history and of course updates on the big Kapalua Plantation refinem…
 
We know we need great, not just good photography. But what are key things we need to know in order to obtain it? James Patrick is an award-winning and internationally published commercial and editorial photographer and best selling author based in Arizona. He, along with Troon Vice President, Julia Kelly, discuss key tactics for finding the right p…
 
Best ways of leveraging the media is a common conversation among those in sales and marketing within the golf industry. With content continuing to rule as we approach 2019, what better to learn the best ways of utilizing the media than with a media member? ESPN.com Staff Writer Josh Weinfuss joins the show to discuss just that as well as trends he …
 
Providing an un-paralleled experience to customers and guests while striving to grow the game and it’s future. This is the driving force for what motivates those who work in the golf industry. The exact same thing can be said for those in the Tennis industry. Jared Cohen and Michael Loizou are joined by two members of the executive team at Cliff Dr…
 
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