These days I don’t seem to have much time to watch TV, especially during the golf season. When I do have time to enjoy television, I like to watch shows like Restaurant Impossible, The Profit and Shark Tank. It wasn’t until this when I finally noticed a golf company audition on Shark Tank. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw two gentlemen in nickers walk down the hallway into the famous tank. The company, Kronos Golf had a nice audition yet the show dramatically played out as if they weren’t going to get a deal. At least until the last second when shark Robert Herjavec invested in an emotional entrepreneur Phillip Lapuz.
It’s that time of year to start thinking about and planning a late winter golf or spring break golf trip. The problem with golf travel is, that there are many different websites to book on, so many destinations to choose from and too many conflicting reviews. Golf travel expert and friend Brian Weis from GolfTrips.com joins the Golf More Swing Less Podcast to talk Southern U.S. golf destinations, resorts, golf trails, casino courses and more. Brian shares some cost effective golf destinations, under rated courses tells you how to score a great deal and even a few of his travel hacks.
The golf industry is as competitive and cut-throat as any other. Products are designed, built and marketed on new technologies every 3-6 months. This makes product life cycles short and keeps demand high. Manufacturers know that consumers are always looking to get an edge on the competition and in many instances, golfers are willing to spend whatever necessary to gain as little as 5-yards of distance and or accuracy. With manufacturers spending millions of dollars on R&D and marketing it becomes increasingly difficult to bring a golf product to the market that is superior to the likes of Callaway, Taylor Made and Titleist. It’s as difficult and expensive to build brand awareness for a good product, no matter what industry your in.