Golf Yeah – the podcast and website that showcases people who’ve built successful businesses and careers based on their love for the game – has published its interview with Jane Spicer, who created and runs Daphne’s Headcovers, one of the golf equipment industry’s most successful companies.
In her discussion with Golf Yeah, Jane describes her journey from selling her hand-made puppets at arts & crafts fairs, to running a successful Arizona-based company that produces scores of different animal headcovers that can be found on displays in golf stores, golf clubs and resort pro shots in 75 countries. Interview highlights include:
- The backstory behind “Frank the Tiger,” her company’s big break.
- The role that Tiger Woods’ mother played in that headcover story.
- Why Padraig Harrington carries a ladybug headcover.
- The personal sacrifices she’s made to build her company, including traveling the country in a van for 6 years.
- The drama behind an order from American Express for 30,000 “Frank the Tiger” headcovers.
- The most challenging aspects of managing a staff and manufacturing products overseas.
- The next big item that’s on Jane Spicer’s bucket list.
- “Lessons learned” for listeners who have always wanted to run their own business.
Commenting on the interview with Jane Spicer, Golf Yeah’s Podcast Host and Editor, Gordon G. Andrew, said that, “Jane claims that being an entrepreneur “is not for sissies.” And she has walked that talk over the past 40 years. Jane’s story confirms that success is rarely achieved overnight, and that the real reward of running your own business is overcoming obstacles as they occur. Jane is a great role model for anyone thinking of starting their own business.”
In addition to Jane Spicer, recent Golf Yeah podcast guests have included:
- Marty Carr, Founder and CEO of Carr Golf Group
- New York Times Bestselling Author, Tom Coyne
- com Founder and CEO, Tom Cox
- David Lee, The Father of “Gravity Golf”
- Matt Kucher’s PGA Tour caddie, John Wood
- Golf Course Photographer, Evan Schiller
Next up on Golf Yeah is Terry Koehler, who has created five start-up golf companies, and re-introduced Ben Hogan equipment over the course of his 40-year career. Long known as “The Wedge Guy,” Terry is also a prolific golf club designer, and recently introduced to the market his line of Edison Forged Wedges. To listen to these and other podcast interviews, and to subscribe to future podcasts free of charge, visit www.golfyeah.com. To suggest an individual who might be an interesting Golf Yeah podcast guest, contact email@example.com or call (908) 879-3800.
Gordon G. Andrew
Princeton, New Jersey