Tom Pierce, Executive Director of Baltimore's Classic Five Golf Courses | 26

Episode 26 July 22, 2022 00:22:59
Tom Pierce, Executive Director of Baltimore's Classic Five Golf Courses | 26
SPIN is a Four Letter Word
Tom Pierce, Executive Director of Baltimore's Classic Five Golf Courses | 26
/

Hosted By

John Maroon

Show Notes

On this episode, John and Matt talk with Executive Director of Baltimore’s Classic Five golf courses, Tom Pierce, about the model that turned the city’s golf courses around to become more accessible and beneficial to the community. The guys drive into the history of Baltimore’s municipal courses and the increase of popularity and diversity surrounding the golf game over the past few years. Tom Pierce discusses challenges, improvements, and the exciting introduction of Toptracer technology to Pine Ridge Golf Course—how it is improving the game and the experience on the range.  What can Baltimore Classic Five and Municipal golf FOREsee in the future? Listen in!

Other Episodes

Episode 4

April 27, 2021 00:33:12
Episode Cover

Phyllis Merhige, Trailblazing Former MLB Executive | 4

Phyllis Merhige is a former Major League Baseball executive who trailblazed her way to become one of the highest-ranking women ever in any major professional sport. She stopped by for a chat with John and Jen to talk about her incredible career and the indelible legacy she left for many generations of women to come. Phyllis spent 43 years in baseball and prior to her retirement in 2016, was part of the Commissioners’ Office as MLB’s Senior Vice President for Club Relations, leading the direction of all official scorers in the Major Leagues, among many other key responsibilities. The trio discuss Phyllis’s rise through the ranks, what John learned as a young assistant to Phyllis that helped propel his career, what led her to get into the world of sports and in a male-dominated industry and the advice she would give young people looking to get into the PR industry today. ...

Listen

Episode 7

June 08, 2021 00:29:56
Episode Cover

Drew Johnson, Director of Strategic Communications at Octagon | 7

John and Matt have the opportunity to speak with Drew Johnson, Director of Strategic Communications at Octagon. Supporting and guiding some of the greatest American Olympic athletes of all time, Drew has a unique perspective on the changing media landscape. He and his team work with their clients throughout their entire career and beyond, helping each athlete take steps to be successful past their likely one opportunity for victory at the Olympics. Drew shares his insights on the evolution of social media and how authenticity in branding has provided challenges for various clients, such as Michael Phelps. Drew encourages his athletes to use their platforms to talk about issues that are important to them, just as Drew has done today while sharing his passion for public relations. ...

Listen

Episode 12

September 08, 2021 00:22:56
Episode Cover

John Minadakis, President at Jimmy's Famous Seafood | 12

Did someone say crab cakes? John Maroon and Jen Renehan welcome John Minadakis, President at Jimmy’s Famous Seafood. Emigrating from Greece, Demetrios “Jimmy” Minadakis opened the restaurant in 1974 with his sons John and Tony keeping the legacy alive. Since then, Jimmy’s has become a Maryland and national staple, not only due to the phenomenal cuisine and professional service they provide but also by being philanthropists in the communities they serve and staying true to their brand.  Hear how Jimmy’s Famous Seafood took initiative during the pandemic to create The Famous Fund and helped raise thousands of dollars to support locally owned Baltimore restaurants, plus a whole host of other philanthropy efforts. John shares how humbled he is by the partnerships the restaurant has acquired, how being authentic on social media has impacted the brand, the experience of being featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives with Guy Fieri, and much more. ...

Listen