We made it to Episode 48 of the Behind the Golf Brand Podcast. In this week’s episode, I interview my good friends Zach Vanderveldt from Rain or Shine Golf.
Rain or Shine Golf Founder, Shawn Foley (Zach’s business partner) spent countless hours chipping golf balls around the house and building mini-golf courses to improve his short game during the cold and long Wisconsin winters. With golf being a family affair for the Foley’s, Shawn and his father made many attempts at creating at-home golf experiences, but one instance stands out the most.
When Shawn was in high school, the basement flooded. His family decided to implement a subfloor in an attempt to mitigate damages in case of another flood. Additionally, they built a 200 square-foot putting green, laying turf on top and drilling putting cups into the floor. This experience was the inspiration for building the Rain or Shine brand. Today, the company is the industry’s leading unbiased resource to help anyone outfit their home with a dream golf simulator set-up.
Rain or Shine Golf