The ModGolf Podcast

McMahon mother-daughter duo push limits of golf's glass ceiling

Lesley and Clare McMahon join host Colin Weston for a conversation about being women in the golf industry and their wide-ranging experiences

Lesley McMahon and her daughter Clare join "The ModGolf Podcast" host Colin Weston at the National Golf Course Owner Association Canada's
Golf Business Canada Conference and Trade Show in Vancouver. The women tell stories at opposite ends of the spectrum — Lesley sharing her experience as the first female president of the NGCOA Canada and Clare talking about the challenges and opportunities for young women in the golf industry.

[02:20] Lesley describes Balmoral Golf Course, located in Red Deer, Alberta, which her farming family has owned since her grandfather built and opened it in 1963
[04:30] Clare talks about growing up in a golf family and her early days as a junior competitive player
[06:40] Lesley discusses the number of women in golf industry leadership positions and the work that needs to be done to make it more equitable
[08:30] Clare describes the negative experience she had to endure at the golf course she worked at after graduating from college
[11:55] Lesley shares the positive outcomes from the NGCOA Canada Conference
[16:10] Clare talks about her next steps as a golf teaching professional and positive changes the club she works at has made to improve the culture and work environment
[21:10] Lesley talks about her path to becoming the first female president of NGCOA Canada and the value the organization provides for course owners
[29:40] Lesley shares the golf startup venture she is developing that helps improve the experience for women golfers and industry workers.
[33:20] Weston talks about company culture and the Simon Senek video shown at the conference that demonstrates the impact of poor leadership on staff members
[35:45] Lesley talks about how they create a positive, inclusive culture and work environment at Balmoral Golf Course to improve staff engagement
[28:32] Nick shares how and why Twilight Golf Association became part of Golf Genius Software and the value of this partnership
[39:45] Both Clare and Lesley share their future vision of where the golf industry needs to evolve in order to be more inclusive and equitable

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