In 2018, Patrick (Paddy) Shea established Upside Golf, which was the first company to introduce a golf rangefinder and a portable speaker with built-in magnets. The brand has rapidly gained popularity among golfing enthusiasts. Patrick, as the CEO and founder, has effectively expanded the company's portfolio and diversified its product offerings to cater to a broader audience.
Patrick is a golf industry veteran with over 30 years of experience. He has spent his life dedicated to the sport as a player, Division 1 golf coach, instructor, merchandiser, golf brand specialist, product manage & evangelist, salesman, marketer, designer, fundraiser, and entrepreneur.
For 6 years Patrick worked as the product developer and manager for Zepp Labs, the first golf club sensor company. There he helped design and evangelize a golf sensor that measured everything from swing tempo to club and hand path. He worked with top PGA Coaches , PGA Tour professionals, and end-users promoting the product and the game of golf.
Prior to this, Patrick was the CEO and founder of GoZone Games, which he ran from 2000 to 2011. He is the inventor of the best-selling golf game of all time, GOLO Golf Dice Game, and also sold and invented six other sports dice game titles, which he licensed in 2012.
Patrick's passion for golf extends beyond the industry of the sport. He started Special Olympics Golf in California in 1996 and taught both athletes and coaches for over 20 years. He is also a 28+ year member of the PGA of America (Attended his 30th PGA Golf Show this year), played professionally in his twenties, served as a College Golf Coach at Santa Clara University for three years, played 4 years of division 1 college golf, and for more than three decades, he has been instructing and imparting his wisdom and passion to both novices and experienced golfers alike.
For more information about Patrick and/or Upside Golf's products, podcast, services, and extensive knowledge, don't hesitate to reach out to him directly. He is available for interviews, podcasts, and any other inquiries you may have.