We had the good fortune of connecting with John Scully and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi John, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I started my own business because I am really passionate about golf and fashion. Unfortunately the two have never truly mixed well. I was tired of all of the boring one colored golf polos in my closest. I was also tired of spending $70+ for a golf polo. So, I started designing golf polos and manufactured one for myself and some friends. I got a lot of compliments on it, so I designed some more, and more. And now I have a lot of designs in a high quality golf polo that I am able to sell for $45.
What should our readers know about your business?
19th Hole Golf was created in 2020 when an average addicted quarantine golfer realized where the true beauty of golf lies. The great scores and chasing par is fun and all but the memories and experiences on and off the course make golf a unique and versatile sport. We are making golf fun FOR EVERYONE again, or for the first time. Golf is a professional and serious sport that requires much skill and knowledge to master but not everyone has that time/caliber. That does not mean they cannot enjoy and experience the beautiful sport. So while you and your buddy are 10 strokes apart, remember your common ground.. the 19th hole (FUN) Enjoy your round, but enjoy the mindset and physical enjoyment of the 19th Hole.
We are trying to connect culture and golf to recreate the style and expectations of golf dress etiquette. It’s a little outdated anyway. Express yourself on and off the course. These old and boring fits just do not cut it.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take them to Scottsdale are, and hike Camelback Mountain or hole in the rock. Then I would take them to Tempe, and ride scooters along the lakefront and get a good lunch somewhere downtown. Then I would take them to Old Town Scottsdale for dinner and drinks. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My parents are the biggest influence and support system in my life. They have sacrificed so much to give me a great childhood and raise me with the proper values and motives to succeed. They always taught me to never give up. A quote that has always stuck with me is my dad saying “so what?”, in regards to what other people think. Especially when going on a limb and doing something uncomfortable or something that some may not agree with. Not worrying about what other people are going to think of you or judge you unlocks a lot of potential that some people may never experience because they are too worried about how other people will view them. My mother has been an unreal help with running the business while I have been in college. The amount of help, guidance, and support from my parents has been a huge reason why I have my own business in the first place.