• Scott dawley's Core principles

    There are 3 primary motivators that drive Dawley's strategic entrepreneurial decision-making.

    Innovation

    True innovation leaps over incremental changes and completely disrupts business as usual.

     

    Innovation reveals what else is possible and often achieves the impossible.

     

    The game of golf, (not its equipment or apparel), is in need of innovation. It's a multi-dimensional sport being played in one dimension.

     

    The introduction of time as an element of the sport, and also as an economic asset of real value, is Golf's next truly innovative leap.

    Passion

    Passion is the fire that stirs innovation.

     

    Passion comes from pursuing the deep inner drives and ambitions that arise from the core of who we are.

     

    It's within our dreams that we discover our true responsibilities.

     

    Without sustained passion there is little chance of making a positive and lasting impact on the game of golf.

     

     

    Wellbeing

    Attention to and care of the whole person keeps passion, or apathy, from overwhelming our lives.

     

    Taking care of the body through proper nutrition, rest, and consistent exercise, paying attention to our thoughts and emotions, immersing ourselves in community, and nourishing the spiritual life within gives us the best chance to fulfill our dreams and goals.

  • Scott dawley's Business Strengths

    Here are a few of the skills Scott is currently maximizing to realize his goals and fulfill his responsibilities.

    Entrepreneurial Risk Tolerance

    Golf-related Startup Ventures

    Inner Drive for Innovation

    Pioneering Disruptive Change

    Strong Relational Skillset

    New Business Development & Consulting

    People-centric Processes & Systems

    Golf Facility Operational Change Management

    Enthusiasm-based Delegation

    Event Production & Tournament Coordination

    Detail-oriented 

    Business Plans & Marketing Strategy, Financial Modeling

  • Scott Dawley's Work Experience

    Speedgolf USA

    Speedgolf USA

    Founder Jan 2016 - Present

    Golfers have identified 3 major issues facing the game today. Playing Golf:
    1)Takes too long
    2)Costs too much
    3)Lack Enjoyment

    Has golf become too time-consuming for your lifestyle? PLAY FASTER.
    Would you like to golf, but can't justify the costs to play? PAY LESS.
    Have you stopped enjoying your time on the course? HAVE MORE FUN!

     

    #PlaySpeedgolf, and accelerate your game!

    Pace Of Change Golf Podcast

    The Pace Of Change Golf Podcast

    Co-host | Producer Dec 2015 - Present

    Broadcasting The Evolution Of Golf In The 21st Century. News, Interviews With Industry Game Changers, Innovations In Tech & Alt Golf Experiences. 75 episodes so far!

    LinksRun

    Founder Jan 2015 - 2016

    Run on golf courses, not roads, and feel the difference! LinksRun owns and operates a series of limited-field, premium golf course running events. Gain unparalleled access to pristine fairways, beautiful surroundings, and new and challenging urban racing venues. 

     

    The mission of LinksRun is threefold:

      1. To produce first class foot races on premium golf courses, otherwise off limits to runners.
      2. To promote the game of golf, through free educational, engaging, and professionally managed golf clinics and golf contests, (such as, long drive, Speedgolf, and putting contests), before and after each race.
      3. To provide host golf courses with an innovative lead generation tool, whereby race participants become potential future customers.
      4. To place innovative and high quality brands and sponsors, from both the running and golf communities, in front of like-minded race participants. 

      The 2016 Texas Golf Links Winter Series will feature 4 monthly races in South Texas from January through April. 

       

      Speedgolf Texas

      Founder  Sep 2013 - Present

      Speedgolf Texas exists to promote the game of Speedgolf throughout Texas by supporting the growth of local club and city league play, hosting amateur and professional Speedgolf events, and putting on Speedgolf exhibitions for charity, corporate, and private events.

      Speedgolf International

      Executive Director Mar 2014 - Dec 2014

      With a modern-day culture scanning for creative ways to 'fit it all in', there's never been a better time to promote the growth of a new sport that fuses two seemingly unrelated ones, running and golf, into a fast paced, fitness-oriented mental and physical challenge. It's innovation at its best: when it's meeting a variety of people's needs all at once. Pick up the pace, improve your golf game, get fit, have fun!

       

      Redeveloped the mission of Speedgolf International: to Organize, Govern, and Advance the sport of Speedgolf globally, emphasizing fun, fitness, creativity, and improved performance. 

       

      Responsible for development of high level vision, mission, and values, as well as the day to day operations of the organization. Served as Tournament Director for the 2014 Speedgolf World Championships.  

      Drive On Technologies

      VP of Operations Dec 2008 - Jun 2013

      Drive On Technologies provides financing solutions to U.S. commercial vehicle service and automotive repair markets. As co-founder and VP of Operations, I was responsible for the development of the company business plan and 5 year financial projections, which was instrumental in raising an initial $5MM in equity financing.

       

      Supervised the development of proprietary front-end and back-end loan servicing software, the forward facing company website, and created internal documents such as the company employee manual, how-to guides, and loan servicing procedures.

       

      In addition, prior to hiring a third party marketing agency, I was solely responsible for creating all company marketing materials, from tri-folds, to posters, to online banner ads, etc.  

      Twice The Ice Texas

      Business Development & Communications Consultant 2009 - 2010

      Twice The Ice Texas brings a revolutionary approach to ice vending sales. The concept is simple: Deliver a convenient, fresh ice cube product at a better price. Consulted on the development of a digital marketing platform for their network of ice vending machines. 

      Sienna Plantation Golf Club

      Golf Professional May 2007 - Sep 2008

      Supervised the pro shop, and outside staff, gave golf lessons, and managed golf tournaments held at Sienna Plantation. 

      Golf Club of Houston

      Assistant Golf Professional Jan 2007 - Apr 2007

      Supervised the pro shop, and outside staff, gave golf lessons, and managed golf tournaments held at Sienna Plantation.

       

       

      The Adams Tour

      Touring Golf Professional Sep 2005 - Sep 2006

      Mini-tour player. Finished 2nd in first professional event. Travelled across the States playing in mini-tour events, preparing for a career on the PGA Tour.

      Every Nation Ministries

      Manager Jul 2002 - Jan 2005

      Director of Partnership Development, Director of Youth Department/Young Professional Department.

      Direct Buy Club

      Sales Associate Sep 2001 - Jun 2002

      Wholesale Club, Home-based goods and products, sales closer, telemarketing

    1. "It was a pleasure to have you on the team.  We literally wouldn't have been prepared if it wasn't for you. You delivered exactly what we hoped (and then some).  Look forward to working with you again."

       

      -Keith Allo, VP Original Productions at Golf Channel

       

       

      "Touched by Scott Dawley's passion for Speedgolf and from the love of the sport, we've decided to dedicate our energy into spreading Speedgolf in Japan from here on!"

      - Joe and Mayu Matsui, Speedgolf Japan Ambassadors

    2. Scott Dawley's Career Treasure Map

      "I amazed looking back to see how my career story has emerged. It gives me the confidence to continue pursuing what I'm most passionate about."

       

      The front side reads:

       

      Age 22: Take the telemarketing & sales job while you're in college to earn enough money to buy your wife a beautiful wedding ring!

       

      Age 24: Give 2 years of your life to full-time Christian ministry, because you know there's more to life than your career.

       

      Age 26: Soak up the experience of your first full season as a touring golf professional

       

      Age 28: Live the lean years through caddy and club pro jobs, and get ready for another shot at your lifelong dream

       

      Age 30: After you fall short in your second attempt at the PGA Tour, take the 'dreaded' office job you managed to avoid in your 20's

       

      Age 32: Begin to appreciate your 'dreaded' office job: look at some of the valuable | Skills | you've mastered as an entrepreneur:

        

      Business Operations | Business Development | Communications | Organization Change Management | Small Business Start-Up Expertise | Fund Raising & Sponsor Acquisition | Project Management | Website Development | Database Management | Sales & Marketing | Copywriting | Financial Modeling.

       

      Age 34: Even though you won't make it to the PGA Tour on your third and final attempt, go for it! Trust me. I'm your treasure map.

       

      Age 35: Receive your reward for living a life without regrets and chasing after dreams: Speedgolf. This promising new sport sits at the intersection of your interests, passions, skills, and abilities as both an athlete and entrepreneur. It's about time.

       

      Age 36: This is the year you train harder than ever before, become one of the best professional Speedgolfers in the world, gain more valuable leadership | Skills | as Executive Director of Speedgolf International, the global organizing and governing body of Speedgolf, and even play a role in the production of a new Golf Channel series, Altered Course. To top it off, you'll start a new venture, LinksRun, and begin forging a path that introduces runners to the game of (speed)golf!

       

      Tournament Operations | Global Business Development | Social Media Management | Brand Shifting | Media Relations | Product Management | Website Development | Audio/Video Production | Facebook Advertising | Sports Copywriting | Budget Management | Contract Negotiation | Corporate Sponsorship Development | Association leadership

    3. Scott Dawley's Education

      University of Houston

      English - Creative Writing, B.A. 1999 - 2002

      Activities: University of Houston Golf Team, Victory Campus Ministries

      Southern Methodist University

      English - Creative Writing 1998 - 1999

      SMU is a private university of 11,000 students near the center of Dallas with a mission to expand knowledge through academic excellence and hands-on research.

      University of South Carolina-Columbia

      Business Administration 1997 - 1998

      Activities: University of South Carolina Golf Team

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