April 13, 2024

Welcome to a brand new episode of the VR Health Insider Podcast!

Be part of us as we welcome Ryan Engle of Golf+. He’s a digital health pioneer utilizing VR applied sciences to enhance the world of sports activities and health.

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Episode 6 – Ryan Engle

Preston Lewis: [00:00:00] Welcome to the VR Health Insiders podcast, for the creators who’re constructing the way forward for the VR and AR sports activities and health industries that can revolutionize the way in which the world will play sports activities, work out and get match along with your hosts. Preston Lewis and Ryan DeLuca, the founders of Black Field vr, who’re constructing the world’s first full health VR health club and convey many years of expertise from creating among the largest health know-how firms on the earth.

They’re bringing collectively the perfect and brightest minds that can assist you and your organization succeed within the VR health revolution.

Welcome to the VR Health Insider podcast. At present we’ve got an superior visitor, the creator of Golf+, one of the crucial enjoyable and common video games for VR, Ryan Engel. Ryan, thanks for being right here.

Ryan Engle: Thanks for having me, Preston. It’s a pleasure to be right here.

Preston Lewis: So why don’t we simply begin along with your background. What have been you doing earlier than creating Golf+ and moving into VR improvement?

Ryan Engle: Yeah, so I’ve been a software program engineer, just about began coding once I was 13. I’ve been enjoying golf since I used to be like eleven. So, love golf, love [00:01:00] coding. Performed some highschool golf, did a variety of highschool coding. My highschool had Pc Science, which was fairly uncommon on the time. However yeah, fell in love with it as a youngster. Clearly wished to construct video games, was type of the dream. I obtained my Pc Science diploma from Virginia Tech after which obtained into cell improvement fairly early on.

Bought my first job in like 2008 at an organization that constructed video games for flip telephones, imagine it or not. So this was like a pair months earlier than the App Retailer launched for the iPhone. The iPhone had been out, however it launched with out a App Retailer, initially.

In order quickly because the App Retailer got here out this firm was type of in good place to do cell on iPhone. And the corporate pivoted into iPhone in a short time, and that type of uncovered me to it and it was fairly cool, as a result of as a really junior proper outta school I had as a lot expertise growing iPhone apps as anyone else on the earth.

So it was like stage the enjoying subject, and I didn’t have a spouse or children so I may keep up quite a bit later and get much more carried out than a variety of my friends. [00:02:00] And from there I simply stayed targeted on cell for fairly some time, joined a consulting firm known as Mutual Cell that was simply growing apps for anyone that had an thought for an app.

And at first it was all the everyday, you realize, bakery app, and canine strolling app and apps for those that actually shouldn’t have been growing apps. After which we began to get greater and greater shoppers, like, we ultimately obtained Audi, and Google, and Pearson and Xerox. And I joined the corporate and there have been about ten folks in 2010, and by 2012 there have been 300 folks on the firm, and growing fairly important apps for these greater firms.

Ended up getting uncovered to AR. I type of discovered a distinct segment because the R&D man. Anytime new {hardware} got here out or new SDKs got here out, my job was to type of determine what may we do now that could possibly be fascinating to a possible shopper, develop a prototype, present it to the shopper, attempt to land an even bigger deal, after which incorporate some cool facet, however actually nearly all of the income was from simply doing the broader undertaking.

So, discovered simply develop actually shortly. [00:03:00] After which went and joined an organization known as Wiki Purchase, which was like a on-line procuring firm. I truly did quite a bit with bodybuilding.com. We might type of see what you have been looking for, what merchandise you have been looking for, and it was like an computerized worth comparability device, a Chrome extension quite a bit like Honey. And it could acknowledge the product after which look throughout the web to see who else had that product and who had it at a greater worth. And it could additionally robotically run coupons. In order that obtained me uncovered to type of internet improvement and server improvement. And we did have some machine studying to do the product comparability.

After some time, actually wished to get again to form of video games, or VR and AR or one thing within the graphics realm. I used to be all the time actually concerned with graphics, and that’s once I determined to begin, uh, initially known as Golf Scope, which was an augmented actuality iPhone app that may learn the contours of the inexperienced, and present you the road out of your ball to the opening. After it was out for a few yr, it turned fairly clear that that enterprise was simply probably not going [00:04:00] wherever. So pivoted into VR and that’s how we obtained right here.

Ryan DeLuca: These web site add-ons, the chrome extensions and issues like that, that was undoubtedly a ache within the butt for firms like Bodybuilding.com, you realize, as a result of it made worth comparability simply really easy.

And it’d even be, like, affiliate hyperlinks type of going by means of all that stuff, which, you realize, clearly is superior for customers, however it’s like each single day a brand new cheaper price on some random nook over there. So I’ve to be actual, I won’t say some good issues about you.

Ryan Engle: Yeah, no, don’t fear. I gained’t do it personally. Truthfully, a part of why I left was I didn’t have a ardour for that area. And as you get deeper into the affiliate world, it will get a little bit type of grosser.

Preston Lewis: Superior background. You’ve had a ardour for know-how, and coding and product creation from type of the get-go, huh? So that you’ve been, what’d you say? Twenty years robust?

Ryan Engle: Yeah, twenty. Sadly, extra like twenty 5, getting older, however yeah. Over twenty now of writing code just about each night time and weekend that I can get away with it. And even now, I’ve obtained a spouse and youngsters, so clearly strive to spend so much of time with them. But when I’ve obtained [00:05:00] free time on the weekend I’m sitting in entrance of my laptop making an attempt to bang out a brand new thought. It’s simply essentially the most fascinating factor. Apart from enjoying rounds of golf, if the climate’s good, then I’ll most likely be out enjoying golf or pickleball, but when it’s not good or if it’s nighttime, I’m in entrance of the pc making an attempt to construct a brand new characteristic.

Preston Lewis: Sounds such as you created your good candy spot, then.

Ryan Engle: VR’s an incredible area to be in, as a result of it’s quite a bit like cell was when it first got here out. Individuals haven’t actually developed the conventions but, it’s like an entire greenfield. There’s so many alternatives for brand spanking new interactions that simply haven’t absolutely been realized or found. And the extra I spend engaged on it and making an attempt new issues, I simply really feel like I’ve by no means been studying sooner in my life. When you’re within the VR headset, it’s like, you are able to do something. You’re not restricted to this tiny little display of, like, having the ability to scroll and faucet issues, you are able to do something. So the extra I play with it, the extra it results in extra experimentation, which has simply been a variety of enjoyable.

Ryan DeLuca: We all the time used to say that with Bodybuilding.com. The [00:06:00] first early years, there wasn’t a such factor as a procuring cart. It wasn’t like, “oh, add to cart after which try”. Like, that wasn’t even a factor, actually, as a result of that sample needed to principally be invented and adopted. And each month there’d be one thing new that you may see that some web site may do. After which, like, the primary like Ajax websites or, like, Flash, you realize, or loopy stuff. And even simply video, this entire new functionality would come. And clearly, after years that stuff has been came upon and that there’s probably not a lot new methods to get into that stuff. However that’s what’s so enjoyable about cell, you realize, when it got here out a number of years in the past, such as you mentioned, a complete new greenfield, like, alternative. After which with VR, we’re precisely in that. The place it’s that, early days the place we’re all figuring it out, there’s not as many instruments. I imply, it’s clearly getting quite a bit higher, however that’s the place that chance is to create an incredible firm.

Ryan Engle: Yeah, precisely. And there’s a variety of friction nonetheless. So I feel that makes it tougher to make the leap. However due to that, for those who can determine one thing that does resonate with the market, there’s type of a window of alternative to have an effect and construct one thing that hopefully lasts.

Preston Lewis: Yeah, it does really feel like we’re type of within the preliminary days of lowering the friction [00:07:00] to extend the adoption. I’m certain it’ll come out quickly, however somebody must, whether or not it’s Meta or another platform, come out with the primary blue hyperlink, proper?

It seems like we nonetheless want, type of, that first blue hyperlink to hyperlink us seamlessly throughout. And on this case it’d most likely be a blue portal or one thing. Much more epic than only a hyperlink, proper?

After which the cool factor is like seeing all of the magic moments individuals are already having with VR, you realize, as a result of I bear in mind once I first obtained my iPhone, you guys have been speaking in regards to the sample creation. First, firing up cell Safari, and naturally there was no responsive internet or any of that stuff. And it was simply thoughts blowing, simply even to pinch and zoom these webpages. After which now it’s like hyper optimized. Sure. That’s a very fascinating thought, that we’re early days and the way a lot better the patterns are getting. That’s superior.

Ryan Engle: I feel Internet is one other one the place like, you realize, WebXR proper now’s simply very… I feel there’s some fascinating folks doing fascinating issues, however so far as I do know, there aren’t actually any companies which are doing very [00:08:00] nicely. Producing income or subscriptions or no matter, by means of WebXR and I feel it’s similar to what we noticed with cell internet initially. The place initially cell internet was like, “who’s gonna browse my desktop web site on this, like, little telephone?” And it’s type of enjoyable, however it’s not very sensible. Like coming into information’s not that nice. However fairly quickly, I imply, actually inside a pair years, you began to see these cell web sites that regarded virtually precisely like they have been a local app. They usually’d even have the identical type of UI in-built they usually’re responsive they usually scroll and also you don’t get misplaced.

And now, I imply, cell internet is very large, you realize? Now it’s type of laborious to justify constructing an app, as a result of cell internet is cross platform, everyone has it, you’ll be able to simply click on it out of your e-mail, do no matter you want to do, and it syncs throughout units. So I do assume that internet is gonna be fairly large for VR as soon as adoption grows. However we’re in these early days now the place it’s a lot like cell and individuals are type of like [00:09:00] testing the sides, however nobody’s actually fairly figured it out.

Ryan DeLuca: Such level. I imply, having to obtain a full app for each new VR expertise you wanna strive is a variety of friction.

And also you’re proper, like, the present cell or WebXR, simply experiences are simply probably not that good. It’s a bunch of individuals simply, type of, making an attempt various things and there’s no actual methods to linking between experiences. However I agree, like, that’s the place it’s gonna go. And it most likely gained’t really feel like, you realize, the Oculus browser, I feel they nonetheless name it that. It gained’t simply be like tapping on there after which open issues up, it’ll be extra going from location to location. Uh, I feel is the dream of the metaverse for all of us. Together with enjoying golf. If I wanna go from my work and I need quick to go to golf, there’s a portal proper there. You realize, I will be in Golf+.

Preston Lewis: Yeah.

Ryan Engle: We love that.

Ryan DeLuca: What obtained you into to golf, uh, for VR? I imply, clearly you mentioned you have been a golfer and you’re keen on golf, so it appeared like a pure factor for you. However what made you resolve like, let’s go all in and create a VR golf expertise, and the way did that get began?

Ryan Engle: I truly did a analysis undertaking after school. I stayed at my college they usually had this huge room known as a Cave; it’s like a ten by ten room [00:10:00] they usually type of rear undertaking onto all of the partitions after which high down undertaking onto the ground, and also you put on these lively stereo glasses, so that you’re seeing various things out of every eye. However you’re standing within like this Holodeck sort of a factor, and you may see your arms, you’ll be able to see all the things, however it’s also possible to see the 3D world round you.

And I did that undertaking and the undertaking was for like thoughts security coaching. So that they have these huge conveyor belts and coal mines, and that is at Virginia Tech, so it was actually near West Virginia. And it could form of prepare you take care of these conveyor belt techniques that may legitimately kill folks, as a result of they’re so highly effective. And type of take care of among the risks of it, so it was a reasonably cool undertaking and it launched me to VR. I used to be fairly concerned with VR even from that stage, like, “wow, that is transformative, however like, who’s gonna have this ten by ten room of their home? This isn’t sensible for customers.” And all of the headsets have been actually thirty kilos that needed to be mounted to a ceiling and like you may barely transfer, and the decision’s like 640×480 or one thing ridiculous. So, when the unique [00:11:00] DK1 got here out, I attempted that and I used to be like, “that is actually cool”. Nevertheless it doesn’t do head monitoring, so, like, it’s solely 3 DoF. So it’s like, “eh”. And there’s probably not good controller for it. So I confirmed it to a bunch of individuals; just about everybody will get nauseous and that’s type of it.

When the HTC, um, VIVE got here out, I went to the Microsoft retailer and tried that, and my first blown away second was enjoying House Pirate Coach, which was simply so enjoyable. I’m like breaking a sweat within the Microsoft retailer and I simply need to do it once more. So I purchase all the things, get my laptop arrange, get a room devoted to it.

Performed it a bunch, after which it simply type of began gathering mud. I’d present it to folks after they came visiting, however like half the time you attempt to run it, it doesn’t work, and such as you gotta replace your drivers and replace the software program. After which the lighthouses, like there’s a lot friction with simply moving into it. At first, I used to be very tempted in 2016 to, like, give up my job at Wikibuy and be like, “I’m going all in in VR. That is large. That is gonna be big. The Vive is thoughts blowing.” After which after like a number of months, I [00:12:00] couldn’t consider a good suggestion, and I spotted I simply stopped utilizing it myself for essentially the most half. So I used to be like, “alright, I’m gonna maintain off on this.” One of many experiences that I attempted straight away was Golf Membership VR, which I feel you’ll be able to nonetheless strive.

And it was only a port of just like the golf membership, however it was in VR and I performed it with the Vive. I bear in mind being very skeptical getting in. I used to be like, “I don’t assume golf’s gonna translate that nicely, like, with out the load of the membership, I simply don’t know the way it’s gonna work.”

And I performed that sport and, you realize, to not trash that sport, however it simply wasn’t superb and I didn’t really feel like I used to be enjoying golf. Like, I couldn’t get the ball to go the place I wished it to. It was simply very irritating. And at that second I used to be like, “yeah, golf’s simply not gonna work in VR.”

Prefer it’s simply not match. I used to be fairly dedicated to that opinion for fairly some time. After which, as soon as Apple launched ARKit, in like 2017, they launched ARKit, and I used to be like, “okay, there’s AR after which there’s VR. Each of ’em are tremendous fascinating to me. I don’t know which one’s gonna, form of, take maintain first.” However as soon as Apple launched [00:13:00] ARKit, I used to be like, “okay, nicely Apple, Apple is aware of what they’re doing. They’ve obtained a billion telephones that may now run this and their tech is wonderful.” So I used to be like, “alright, I feel AR is the best strategy to get into this immersive area.”

And that’s once I developed Golf Scope. So I used to be, I wasn’t even fascinated with golf to be trustworthy, however I used to be like, I actually wanna work on one thing that I’m enthusiastic about, as a result of my total profession had been at startups, and the one factor that I discovered fairly shortly is that startups are only a rollercoaster of like, “that is wonderful, nothing is best.” And like, “that is so laborious, all the things sucks. Why am I working 5 occasions as a lot as my mates getting paid lower than them?” And like “why am I torturing myself with this startup factor once I may go get a soft job as an engineer at one in all these greater tech firms?” That’s simply the character of the beast.

So what I spotted is that once I’m engaged on one thing that I’m simply intrinsically excited to do, one thing that I’d be doing [00:14:00] throughout my free time, as a result of I discover it fascinating, it’s quite a bit simpler to get by means of these darkish occasions, as a result of I’ll simply concentrate on the work that I’m doing and type of ignore all the issues that would kill your startup. And identical to actually concentrate on the work.

However once I’m engaged on a undertaking that’s simply not that fascinating to me, it’s like double whammy. Like, I don’t even need to be doing this work and I’m killing myself to do that startup. Like, what is occurring? What’s the level of this? So it was actually vital to me to select a undertaking that I’d get pleasure from being a consumer of, even when the corporate didn’t work out. I’m gonna construct one thing the place I’m the core consumer of this product. I’m not, I’m not having to ask someone else like, “oh, it’s like a B2B factor and, like, your online business does this factor that I’ve by no means skilled. Like, what ought to I construct to make your life simpler?” I wished to construct one thing that I personally would get a variety of worth out of for myself, as a result of then I knew that throughout the laborious occasions, at the very least I may dive into it and be the consumer, and form of be motivated to maintain making it higher.

That’s type of what led me to golf. After which, I used to be enjoying round to golf, making an attempt to [00:15:00] consider totally different concepts I may do in AR. And I used to be hitting photographs very well, enjoying very well, however simply lacking a variety of my putts and I used to be fairly satisfied that I simply wasn’t studying the greens very nicely.

And studying the greens is knowing the slope and principally making an attempt to guess how the ball’s gonna roll on the inexperienced, as a result of it doesn’t go flat fairly often. It often curves come what may. And I used to be fairly satisfied, I used to be like hitting all the things nicely, however simply not studying the greens very nicely, which is basically vital to make putts.

And I puzzled if the AR tech was ok to really learn the 3D contours of the inexperienced, after which placing physics is type of fairly nicely studied. It’s fairly nuanced finally, however I figured, a ball rolling on a floor is fairly nicely studied. If I may get the floor, I ought to have the ability to predict how the ball rolls on it. So I ended up taking per week off of labor and form of prototyping this. And went to a inexperienced, captured all of the uncooked information, went residence, constructed a little bit app, and on the finish of it, I like, obtained a reasonably tough thought of what the contours regarded like. And it type of matched what the ball did once I recorded a video of it, and that [00:16:00] was it. I used to be like, “alright, I feel the tech’s ok. I feel the info’s ok to do one thing with it. It’s gonna take a variety of refining, however like I’ve gotten far sufficient on this one week that I’m fairly satisfied that this might work.”

And once I talked to all my golf buddies about it, like one myself as a golfer, I used to be like, yeah, for those who may inform me each break, that may be wonderful. And I talked to my buddies, my golf buddies about it, they usually instantly obtained the concept and have been like, “okay, that’s fairly cool.”

In order that’s what obtained me into type of the AR golf facet of issues. After which after a yr of making an attempt to make it work, I launched it, it obtained featured by Apple. It was like high of the App Retailer when it launched, as a result of they have been actually looking for cool AR tech that wasn’t tremendous gimmicky, however truly helpful. So it obtained high of the App Retailer, it obtained app of the day a few occasions. Apple featured it within the AR part, within the sports activities part. Like, they actually went out of their strategy to characteristic this tiny little app that I made. And even that wasn’t sufficient to get folks to subscribe to it and generate sufficient income.

In order that’s when it turned fairly clear to me that like, “okay, the AR stuff possibly isn’t prepared.” And proper about that very same time the Quest had come [00:17:00] out, and I nonetheless was like, “VR is wonderful, however there’s simply a lot friction. Like, I simply can’t justify moving into it. I haven’t seen any breakout successes.” However then when the Quest got here out, I demoed it, a buddy had one and he confirmed it to me early. And I attempted it and I used to be like, “oh my God, this factor is like VR in a field, it’s 4 hundred {dollars} in comparison with a complete laptop setup.” You simply put it on and also you’re in VR.

And I used to be like, “man, we’ve obtained this, like, fairly wonderful placing physics tech. I’m wondering what it could really feel like to simply hit putts in VR, as a result of the expertise is fairly wonderful.” So once more, I took, like, per week and ported type of the tech over into Unity to get it working in VR. I feel I set myself up with like a twenty foot putt, hit the putt to, like, inside a number of inches of the opening. It simply felt proper, and I used to be like, “okay, I feel this might work.”

Ryan DeLuca: The issues that you simply mentioned that type of hit me was having the eagerness for what you’re doing and truly caring about it. Like, we speak about that on a regular basis. Like, throughout these darkish days of constructing an organization, for those who didn’t adore it, for those who didn’t care in regards to the product for your self and perceive the worth of it, [00:18:00] there’s simply no approach you’ll push by means of these laborious occasions. And that’s the wonderful thing about sports activities and health, you’re additionally serving to folks to vary their life by means of the product. It’s not simply, “oh, we wanna make a enjoyable sport that individuals are gonna pay us cash for”, you realize? Which is nice, however it’s so cool to have the ability to truly present a special sort of worth that improves our life, which is what’s so cool about golf, is it has that actual sport really feel. They really use the actual sport of golf. Now you’ll be able to go in there and play one thing that you simply’re accustomed to and it feels good. And I imply, how did that work out with growing it, such as you mentioned, just like the bodily a part of it? Like placing, for instance, however holding management in a sure approach, like making it as reasonable as doable. How tough was that versus making one thing that’s extra like an arcade model of golf?

Ryan Engle: Yeah, that’s an incredible query. I went into it with this type of mindset of like, I need to construct a device, not a toy. That was type of the purpose of the Golf Scope app was like, it’s a device for AR, it’s not simply one other gimmicky toy. Like, these gimmicks come and go actually quick, however I wanna construct one thing with some lasting worth, so I wanna construct a device.

And I went into the placing factor, initially, with that very same [00:19:00] mindset of like, “I’m gonna construct this wonderful putt coaching device, and anybody who makes use of it’s gonna be taught extra about their placing stroke, they usually’re gonna have the ability to follow their placing at residence and it’s for golfers.” And like, you realize, “there’s this 5 thousand greenback tools on the market now that may type of analyze your stroke and do all the things, and we are able to do all of that, however we’re gonna do it in VR and it’s gonna be approach cheaper and it’s gonna be approach higher. And all of the golfers on the earth are gonna adore it.”

And we did find yourself constructing type of this like putt analyzer, and putt coaching instruments and a bunch of type of coaching stuff that was actually cool and labored. We’d go to those totally different driving ranges and placing greens and stuff like that, and discover folks to point out it to. And there was this group known as the Main Sequence of Placing, which is sort of a reliable placing competitors. They’ve like 100 thousand {dollars} grand prize in Vegas. They constructed this huge stadium to do it. So it’s these, like, actually severe golfers which are into placing. Went to point out it to them, and everyone that we talked to is like, “hey, we’ve obtained this VR factor and, like, it’s gonna make you a greater [00:20:00] putter. And you realize, you’re gonna be amazed.” And also you simply get these like humorous appears of like, “alright, what are you even like, is it a online game? Like, what are you speaking about? I’ve by no means tried VR. Like, I don’t know what on Earth you’re speaking about, however I don’t actually purchase it.”

After which we put it in, we put ’em within the headset, and we set it up in order that we took the controller and simply hooked up it to a putter utilizing like a motorbike clamp, like a clamp to place a flashlight in your bike. Discovered some on Amazon, you realize, obtained ’em hooked up, so now the controller’s in your putter, so that you’re holding your putter as an alternative of holding the controller. So the load’s good. You possibly can faucet the bottom and you are feeling it along with your putter. You realize, if you hit the ball, you get a haptic, so that you type of really feel it in your arms and it performs the sound, so it’s like a one-to-one. And it’s fairly wonderful, identical to holding the putter up and shifting it, and also you see it in VR, like, it’s a reasonably wonderful expertise.

So we put folks in there, and we, you realize, take them by means of this type of little program that we had. Everyone got here out with identical to, “oh my God, that is wonderful and this factor’s solely 4 hundred bucks? Are you kidding me? This ought to be [00:21:00] 1000’s of {dollars}. That is loopy.” So we did {that a} bunch and obtained type of satisfied like, “wow, there’s a market want for this, that is actually fascinating. “However then once we began to dig into like, who’s gonna spend 1000’s of {dollars} on putt coaching?

After which the most important problem was to ensure that us to persuade anyone that that is good, we’ve got to point out it to them. We now have to demo it to them. And that’s not scalable in any way, proper? You possibly can’t scale doing stay demos to each single particular person you’re promoting to except you’re promoting one thing for lots.

We then talked to Oculus, and this was like 2019. Went to the Oculus Join Convention. Initially obtained linked with their enterprise crew, uh, that have been type of extra targeted on, like, what are some enterprise use circumstances? And coaching was like a large one. And we confirmed them the demo and all the things, they usually obtained tremendous excited.

They usually just about have been like, “look, that is actually fascinating; we’d like to assist this, however proper now the market’s like ninety 5 p.c video games. That’s simply who’s shopping for it. Avid gamers are shopping for it. They wanna play video games. It’s a less expensive machine, the entire thing is simply [00:22:00] constructed for video games. When you can simply flip this right into a sport, we’ll approve it for the shop.”

And my preliminary thought is like, “okay, nice, we’ll make a sport and possibly we’ll make it free or like 5 bucks. We’ll make it tremendous low-cost and we’ll simply use it as a funnel to get folks to purchase this coaching support, as a result of that’s the place it’s actually at.” That type of obtained us accepted. We began constructing the sport after which in a short time we’re like, “you realize what? Screw this coaching factor. The sport is the place it’s at. That is truly fairly enjoyable and individuals are having fun with it and a variety of non-golfers are enjoying it and having enjoyable.” After which we had a multiplayer and that was like, okay, that is like actually enjoyable. And type of simply put the coaching stuff on the again burner. Recognizing that, that’s gonna require folks to most likely have already got a headset, have already got a relationship with VR, earlier than they’re gonna have the ability to make that leap to know that coaching is a viable choice in VR. So coaching remains to be one thing I’m fairly severe about determining long run, however I feel we’re nonetheless fairly early in type of the VR days the place it’s fairly clear that gaming is the use case that individuals are doing essentially the most [00:23:00] of. And actually proper now, it’s the one use case that I feel is ready to generate any income apart from health. You possibly can type of argue is, like, form of someplace in between.

Ryan DeLuca: How did the model partnerships come along with, uh, like PGA and Topgolf? I bear in mind once I first heard about your sport, seeing precise actual sports activities manufacturers being part of this has made it have this cache of simply, like, a legit factor versus, like, some random indie golf sport that there’s been so a lot of them on the market. However how did that come about and what made you resolve to try this?

Ryan Engle: So we’re based mostly in Austin and have a bunch of community overlap with people at Topgolf. I went to Topgolf once I first got here out in Austin in, like, I feel it was like 2013 or so. And I bear in mind considering like, “okay, nicely, I’m in cuz I like getting golf balls and I like, you realize, having drinks and hanging out and no matter. However I don’t know why any of my mates would come as a result of they don’t play golf. I don’t perceive how this enterprise is gonna work.”

And each time I introduced mates that they had a blast, and I had a blast. And I used to be like, “okay, that’s actually fascinating, I wouldn’t have predicted that, however it’s working nice.” So Topgolf, you [00:24:00] know, simply has all the time had this wonderful model, and has simply been so good at attracting non-golfers to the game.

We have been type of chatting with them, and as soon as we had this placing demo working, went out to go to Topgolf, confirmed them the demo. Like, “hey, are you guys fascinated with VR in any approach? Right here’s our demo, we expect it could possibly be nice. Frankly, we’re not precisely certain what we’re gonna do with it but, however we simply wished to point out it to you to see if that is one thing that you simply might need any curiosity in — potential partnership, funding, no matter.”

They tried it they usually have been like,” that is truly actually cool, however, you realize, we’re so targeted on cell and our venues and all this different stuff that’s rising very well, that like VR simply isn’t even on our radar in any way. So let’s keep in contact, however there’s nothing particular to do proper now.”

After which we had the assembly with Oculus and obtained verbal approval for the shop. So then we went again to Topgolf and we’re like, “hey, we’re gonna construct this placing sport, we expect it could be quite a bit higher if we have been in a position to throw the Topgolf model on there. Let’s speak about what [00:25:00] that would seem like.”

And as soon as we obtained that approval they usually type of acknowledged that this may permit them to be one of many first manufacturers to actually be in VR, and have an expertise in there, regardless that on the time it didn’t actually have something to do with Topgolf per se. That was attractive, so we type of had that dialog and we have been in a position to kind a partnership round that. They usually took a type of huge leap on us. We didn’t actually have any actual traction of any type. That was it. So that they took a guess on us and we partnered, and we did it for the precise cause that you simply’re saying, Ryan, we wished that legitimacy.

We figured the easiest way for us to get some traction early is to have a associate the place we are able to put their model on there and there’s computerized model recognition, as a result of nobody has heard of our model. So we did that and we launched Professional Putt by Topgolf. That began to get some traction. We added the complete Topgolf venue to the sport. We rebranded it as Topgolf with Professional Putt for the vacation of 2020. And after we had added the complete swing, you realize, Topgolf venue and we had the placing from Professional Putt, the primary request from our gamers was “are you able to not simply mix these and let me play [00:26:00] 9 holes of golf?”

On the time I bear in mind considering like, “man, that sounds nice to me, however I don’t know the way many individuals truly wanna play golf versus placing mini golf and Topgolf. Like, these are far more informal.” I’ve run into a variety of these type of crossroads of like, “alright, can we go this manner or can we go that approach?” And curiously, even when each choices are fairly good, these are by far essentially the most annoying durations of my startup journey. Is when you’ve two good choices or two dangerous choices, however you must decide one. And you may’t do each. Anybody who tries to do each, that’s like assured failure for my part, particularly if you’re a younger startup. So that you, type of, have to select one and it’s simply actually annoying as a result of both one may fail, both one may work, you simply don’t actually know.

And in these moments, what has made it quite a bit simpler for me to get higher at making these selections is having began the enterprise understanding that I’m the core consumer of this. I’m the facility consumer. I’ve been enjoying golf my entire life, I like video video games, I like know-how.[00:27:00] I simply go together with which of those experiences am I gonna get pleasure from essentially the most? After which I’ve crafted a crew that additionally love golf and in addition love know-how. So, we’re in a position to say, like, “which of those do we expect can be the, the perfect?” After which we’re, like, “okay nice, we’re gonna go in that route.” That approach, there’s form of no remorse, as a result of we’ve got a system for making these selections. And we additionally know worst case, we’re gonna have enjoyable enjoying it. That’s gotta be price one thing.

So determined to go on this golf route after which develop the prototype of enjoying a gap of golf. Confirmed it to somebody on the PGA of America, they usually thought it was fairly cool. We had some traction, we had some fairly good opinions on the shop and we have been in a position to shut the take care of the PGA of America. And that’s once we launched Golf+ and rebranded the entire expertise to Golf+, which was one other fairly huge guess on our half. Everybody we talked to at Oculus was like, “you guys have already rebranded as soon as, we beneficial you didn’t try this the primary [00:28:00] time, we’re undoubtedly recommending you don’t do that the second time; you’re form of taking Topgolf out of the title and also you’re placing Golf+ up there, nobody’s heard of Golf+. You’re gonna confuse all of your customers, da da, da.” We’re like, “yeah, that’s fantastic, however we’re gonna do it anyway. We actually assume it’s vital that we begin constructing our model.”

And the way in which that we’ve checked out a variety of selections, even now’s, in a yr or two nearly all of our gamers are gonna be new. They’re not gonna know that it was known as Professional Putt, or Topgolf or no matter else it was. All they’re gonna know is what it’s like after they first obtained it. So we simply maintain making an attempt to make selections with that understanding that almost all of our gamers, if we’re profitable, are gonna be new they usually gained’t know what selections we’ve made up to now. If we expect we should always change one thing, as a result of it’ll be higher sooner or later, we should always change it now, as a result of we’re by no means gonna have fewer gamers than we do now. In order that’s type of been one other one in all our mindsets going into it.

However that’s how we obtained the primary two companions. And as soon as we obtained these two companions, and launched Golf+, and began to achieve some traction and ended up like within the [00:29:00] high promoting charts, each future dialog simply obtained quite a bit simpler.

Ryan DeLuca: We undergo the identical factor. It’s like we all know that at Black Field, like virtually all of our clients or members over time are sooner or later. And so, we need to make certain we deal with those we’ve got now, however we’re actually considering like we’ve got to make these sort of choices, now’s the time to do it and to construct that.

And I feel the opposite factor you mentioned that resonated was, if you first begin out as making a enterprise, all the recommendation is like, “don’t create it for you, do the main focus teams and, you realize, ensure you create it for some, for the precise buyer that’s gonna be utilizing it.” You’re constructing it for your self, however you virtually get this recommendation and all these enterprise books not to try this. You realize? However I truly assume you’re completely proper. Like, for those who’re constructing a product for what you need, for the best causes of like, that is one thing that I need, there’s most likely a variety of different folks on the market such as you.

And it’ll make it so that you’d have the ability to make higher product selections. You realize, clearly that’s not all the time the case. When you have been in some huge forms, you realize, huge enterprise, more than likely that’s not the case. However with regards to issues like this, like, it’s gotta be ardour based mostly and, and that simply comes from that subjective feeling of that is what we wish.

Ryan Engle: Yeah, I feel we had a bit further [00:30:00] validation, as a result of there are a variety of VR experiences on the market that our model knew have by no means existed earlier than. These new video games that, that would solely be carried out in VR, or are simply form of out of the field, like very artistic video games. And a variety of ’em have carried out very well.

However I feel the problem that a lot of them have is that they’re simply actually laborious to market, as a result of it’s so laborious to know what it’s gonna really feel like if you’re doing it in VR. However for us, we’ve actually leaned into the truth that like, yeah, we’re golf. Like, that’s why the title’s Golf+. That is golf and thirty million folks in America play golf. So we all know that lots of people do love golf, so if we are able to simply, type of, persuade them that, like, you realize, enjoying golf in VR feels much like enjoying golf in actual life, then we’re gonna go laborious on that type of advertising route. I feel that additionally created a little bit of confidence in let’s construct golf. You realize, let’s construct it like golf feels.

Preston Lewis: That’s fascinating. You, type of, are constructing for your self, you’re this tremendous consumer. The advantage of that’s you’ll be able to, type of, shortcut a variety of [00:31:00] these focus teams and research you might need to run that, to your level, a variety of massive bureaucratic firms are mandated to do. And I feel that’s the place the benefit is with startups, is that for those who can strike that steadiness between the eagerness that makes you clearly work tougher, in addition to the speedy iteration and having the ability to belief your intestine and never having to over validate, so to talk, you will get to market sooner and that’s when you’ll be able to truly disrupt issues.

The second factor you mentioned that was fascinating was the One for Considered one of golf. That’s one thing at Black Field VR that’s been tough for us is that we’ve got, it’s not like we are able to say, “oh yeah, you realize, that like futuristic tower protection sport folks play each Sunday?” It’s like, “what? What are you speaking about?” Proper? So that’s fascinating to have the ability to use one thing like golf as a little bit bit extra of a bridge to understanding the know-how. You realize? In order that’s undoubtedly a bonus, I’d see that as a bonus of what you guys are doing is having that in actual life [00:32:00] analog.

Ryan Engle: Yeah, I feel for those who take a look at a variety of the highest experiences in VR, a variety of them do have that analog. I imply the sports activities ones are fairly apparent, however there’s boxing, basketball, the brand new soccer expertise and golf have all carried out fairly nicely. Ping pong, or desk tennis, one other nice instance. All of them translate nicely. As quickly as you say “yeah, let’s play desk tennis in VR”, in my thoughts I can image precisely what that’s like. After which once I play it, it’s like, “wow, it’s truly even higher than I anticipated.” Golf I feel is fairly related.

The opposite ones which have carried out nicely, like shooter video games, you’ll be able to type of think about what it could be prefer to be a primary particular person shooter. After which Beat Saber’s the one instance that is rather like a model new expertise. And I really feel prefer it’s carried out extremely nicely, as a result of it’s one of many few VR experiences that, it’s obtained no buttons, proper? There are not any actual controls apart from hitting these things. And with the music, and the visible results and all the things, it movies actually, very well. You possibly can watch someone enjoying Beat Saber on like a display and [00:33:00] instantly see like, “this truly appears superior and I need to strive it, and I instantly know play it.”

I’ve a six yr outdated and I haven’t had him use VR a lot. He’s obtained loads of distractions anyway. However I did have him strive Beat Saber and instantly he simply will get it and it’s such as you’re smashing the blocks. So, I really feel like that’s the one instance that has simply carried out extremely nicely that breaks the mildew.

However a lot of the different high experiences do have an IRL element, as a result of it’s simply a lot simpler to market. Particularly to individuals who might not have even tried VR but. And even to individuals who have tried VR; I’ll see a trailer for a sport after which purchase the sport and check out it, and it’s like, “whoa, this was truly nothing like what I had pictured in my head. It’s completely, completely totally different.” So I feel for anybody constructing stuff within the VR area, it’s simply so vital to consider how are you going to market this to those who haven’t essentially tried VR or simply don’t know what it’s prefer to be in your expertise. Even when which means [00:34:00] simply specializing in one characteristic of the broader expertise, with the intention to get them simply enthusiastic about, “oh okay, I get what it’s gonna be like to do that one sport mechanic, this one motion”, no matter it’s. I feel that’s simply completely vital, as a result of in any other case someone’s simply taking a pure gamble as a result of they actually don’t know what it’s gonna be prefer to get within the expertise.

Preston Lewis: That type of makes me consider the entire “standing on the shoulders of giants” factor. And what I feel will profit everybody within the VR business shall be that momentum construct of the advertising. Proper? It’s, type of, like earlier than Uber, now you hear within the VC world, like “oh, it’s just like the Uber for transport” or it’s the “such and such for this”. You realize, these type of comparisons.

And now for those who take a look at Supernatural, let’s simply say, you’ll be able to, type of, say “it’s Beat Saber with health”, a little bit bit? Proper? And in order that’s, I feel, the great factor for all of us, is that because the ecosystem grows, you’re proper, that schooling, that type of preliminary advertising value, so to talk, will at [00:35:00] least be a little bit bit simpler with the story storytelling.

And that’s, once more, one of many issues that we’ve actually needed to do with Black Field, is as a result of it’s such a brand new factor. However the good factor is now there’s all these new apps which are popping out the place we are able to begin to, type of, evaluate and make that narrative a little bit bit extra digestible for the common consumer.

Ryan Engle: How would you describe it to somebody that’s new to VR or somebody that you simply meet on the subway sort of a factor? Is there type of a one minute, like, that is what it’s?

Ryan DeLuca: That’s an incredible query. Mainly we all the time say it’s resistance coaching, excessive depth interval coaching, virtually like CrossFit, however inside an eSport sport.

And listening to what you’re saying, I feel it’s a variety of good classes for us, too, as a result of if something we’ve tried to, like, Future Solid even for farther than possibly we should always have. Like, it most likely would’ve been simpler.

We even mentioned on the very starting, we didn’t wanna create only a cardio expertise the place the primary thought you’ve for making a VR or health sport is, like, “oh, your headset in your coach’s standing proper there telling me what to do.” And we’re like, “nicely, that’s solely a little bit bit higher than having an precise coach or watching a [00:36:00] it on the display.” We wished to go the entire subsequent stage of let’s use all these, like, superior sport mechanics, as a result of the issue that we’re actually making an attempt to unravel greater than something is adherence. Like, getting folks to stay to their health program. As a result of we’d all the time say at, like, BodyBuilding.com, “we misplaced most of our clients to the sofa.” To not one other competitor or one thing else. And the way can we get folks to stick? And video video games are simply so good at that, and also you don’t even know why that you’ve got that itch, that compulsion to maintain coming again. So it’s an fascinating factor.

Like, a part of it’s we’ve got to ensure you get the correct amount of train, and the best sort of train. So it’s efficient and it truly provides you outcomes. However we additionally, extra importantly, need it to be one thing the place you simply wished to proceed to return again, and also you’re utilizing all these sport mechanics to try this. So if something, we’ve taken it to a stage that makes it extra complicated. Anyone’s gotta let you know like, “hey, no, you gotta come do that factor, let me deliver you in.” As a result of there’s a variety of friction. Much more for us, having bodily areas, the place folks have to return in, they will’t simply strive it at residence.

Ryan Engle: Yeah. I really feel like health is such a troublesome one, as a result of it’s such a aggressive area. However I’m personally so bullish on VR health as a class, [00:37:00] as a result of once I was youthful I appreciated going to the health club and I appreciated setting new PR’s, and I appreciated pushing myself. And as I become older, I don’t like going to the health club as a lot. I like enjoying sports activities, pickleball and stuff. Like, I like burning energy that approach. I am going to the health club, as a result of I do know I ought to and I’ve to, and I do know it’ll make me really feel higher. Not as a result of I need to go.

I really feel like good advertising for somebody like me, all I actually care about is the comfort and the time issue. Like this concept of seven minute abs sort of a factor. It’s like, “oh, that’s fascinating, I’ve obtained seven minutes day by day. And I can do it from residence? Like, unbelievable. Alright, who doesn’t need abs for seven minutes?” For me, once I’m that stuff, I’m type of simply how easy is it? What’s the promise? And what’s the time dedication? Since, with the spouse and youngsters and enterprise and stuff, time is such a giant issue now.

Preston Lewis: That’s an incredible level. I imply, that’s been the enjoyable factor about this journey is like studying what these issues are that resonate with folks. Proper? In order you talked about earlier than, we’ve got after all our type of intestine instincts so far as what we’d need within the expertise. [00:38:00] And a variety of the belongings you simply talked about come up after which folks resonate with. Health is such a tough type of nut to crack. You realize, individuals are simply determined for an answer, proper?

Whether or not it’s the time stuff that you simply talked about, like fixing the effectivity and the time stuff. Or it’s simply straight up intimidation going into the health club, proper? And so we’ve discovered folks resonating with the privateness of the cubicles, folks resonating with the info that comes by means of, as a result of we’re monitoring like 50,000 information factors of exercise. We simply had, what was it? A 90 day transformation, the place we had two guys undergo, and one of many guys his largest worth he obtained from it was the time effectivity, as a result of they solely did three exercises, each exercise’s solely thirty minutes. Thirty minute type of aggressive battle. So ninety minutes per week for ninety days, and he misplaced like thirty kilos, placed on like virtually ten kilos of lean mass, like insane stuff.

So that’s the type of enjoyable facet of it, is to type of see, as you talked about earlier than, having these intestine instincts and seeing ’em truly show out with folks. However for us proper now, it’s, it’s a pair totally different buckets, proper? [00:39:00] Whether or not it’s effectivity, or information or…however yeah, very fascinating.

Ryan DeLuca: And it’s fascinating, too, such as you’re saying is everyone is aware of they need to work out. Just like the story you simply mentioned about, you realize it’s best to do it, you don’t wanna do it. I imply, that’s principally what everyone says, ” and we’re busy and I was in higher form, however it’s like I haven’t had as a lot time and I’m off the plan.”

It’s an fascinating factor, as a result of it’s like ninety seven p.c of individuals know the way vital train is and assume they should do it. Whereas, actually, one thing like three or 4 p.c of individuals truly do it. The beneficial period of time. Like, they really observe it with exercise trackers versus simply asking them.

And so it’s this bizarre factor, however everyone desires to do it. Virtually no one’s doing it, and we simply haven’t solved that but as a society, like how to try this. That’s the place we actually assume that the sport ideas are available that may make that distinction.

Ryan Engle: Yeah, we’re type of working into one thing related with Golf+, proper?

As a result of about half of our gamers both don’t play golf, or they solely play like a few times a yr, after which the opposite half play fairly commonly. Since a lot of the firm now are golfers, and like, I’ve been enjoying golf my entire life, it’s simple to overlook what it’s prefer to be a newbie. And to [00:40:00] not know all the small print or not know why it’s best to follow placing, or not even know hit the ball ,or what a stroke is like and what these golf phrases are. And since a lot of the crew has performed the sport a ton, they usually love golf and all the things, it’s very easy for us to over-index on constructing issues that the facility customers would love to make use of, however are fully international to new folks.

It was actually vital for us to type of set up our mission as an organization. To assist us prioritize these things. And the mission for us is we need to develop the sport of golf by making it extra accessible. That’s so simple as it will get.

A number of golf firms have that mission, however we firmly imagine that with this know-how we are able to truly obtain it, as a result of we are able to make golf ten occasions cheaper, ten occasions sooner, ten occasions simpler to get began simply when it comes to like talent. And with that in thoughts, it’s so vital for us to concentrate on that fifty p.c of individuals which are just about model new to the game, as a result of we’ve got to get them… if our aim is to develop [00:41:00] golf, then it doesn’t actually matter if we’re simply taking golfers and getting them to play extra golf. To develop golf, we need to develop the variety of folks which are enjoying golf. So utilizing that mission, we actually take a look at our options and we are saying, “is that this gonna have an effect on energy customers or is that this gonna have an effect on new customers?”

And we’ve been making an attempt to do a very good job of prioritizing the issues that we expect are gonna affect new customers, as a result of our pure tendency is to construct the options that we’d use essentially the most, however we’re the hardcore energy customers. That’s been one other nice forcing perform for us, is to simply actually perceive who is that this characteristic for and the way is somebody even gonna know that this characteristic exists? As a result of because the app grows, you’ve so many new options and if somebody can’t uncover it, then they’re by no means going to make use of it, irrespective of how nice it’s.

So we’ve been considering extra about how can we message these things? How can we let folks find out about all of the options which are obtainable? How can we make buyer assist higher and create a neighborhood, in order that if in case you have a query you don’t simply should ask us, however you’ll be able to ask the neighborhood.[00:42:00]

Preston Lewis: Large. That’s big.

Ryan DeLuca: I feel on that observe, what sort of suggestions do you get from folks. Trigger such as you mentioned, it’s simple, we’re all on that type of identical factor, we’re so near it that it’s laborious to know it from a brand new participant perspective. However what sort of suggestions have you ever gotten from gamers that shocked you? And like what sort of issues do they like essentially the most in regards to the sport? As a result of clearly it’s the precise transferability of the talents from VR golf to actual golf. After which there’s the aggressive facet, like multiplayer or leaderboard or simply mastery facet.

Total, what’s been the kind of suggestions you get that folks like essentially the most and what’s shocked you?

Ryan Engle: I feel what’s been actually shocking and inspiring to us is the variety of those who attain out and are like, “actually I had little interest in golf, however my buddy satisfied me to purchase this sport. I’ve been enjoying it day by day. I simply purchased my first set of golf equipment and I’m going to the driving vary and I’m getting classes and I’m gonna go play my first spherical of golf.” Together with messages from people who find themselves like, “I used to play golf a ton, however I type of cease enjoying for no matter cause. And now that I’m enjoying this, it jogged my memory how enjoyable golf is, so I’m going to play once more.” And [00:43:00] these are the messages that imply essentially the most to me, as a result of the way in which that we take a look at it’s there’s the golf pie and we’re not making an attempt to take folks from enjoying on track golf to play VR golf, and like substitute on track golf with VR golf.

The best way we take a look at it, all the things grows the pie. The extra you watch golf, the extra you play golf, the extra you play VR golf, the extra you play golf. The extra you’re fascinated with golf, the extra you’re gonna play golf. And I feel health might be precisely the identical factor. It’s not a query of “if I do cardio, I’m not gonna do weights. Or if I do weights, then I’m not gonna do cardio. I wanna be well-rounded, so the extra I do cardio, the extra I wanna do weights, the extra I need to eat proper.” And that’s what is critical.

So we take a look at golf the identical approach, the place it’s like our final aim is to get extra folks to play golf in actual life.

As a result of that’s the top. What we’ve got in VR I feel is nice. I play much more VR golf than actual golf, however there’s no substitute for being on the market on the course in actual life. Hitting an actual golf ball with mates with good climate. [00:44:00] That’s the pinnacle of it. And each time I am going out and play a spherical, I’m reminded of how wonderful that have is. And for me, Golf+ is simply pleasant reminders between my rounds that, sure, golf is nice. Subsequent time you’ve a six hour block that you may take, go play golf as a result of it’s nice. So I feel all of the messages surrounding which are nice.

After which, we do get some humorous suggestions too. Like, it’s simply humorous to see all of the totally different folks which are coming into VR and we actually attempt to work on our onboarding expertise to make it as seamless as doable. However you realize, it’s undoubtedly not good but. You all the time attempt to make it so easy, as a result of each step there’s gonna be a little bit little bit of drop off, as a result of someone doesn’t know do one thing. And one in all our steps, we wished to point out the controller fairly early on and be like, “listed here are all of the buttons on the controller and right here’s what they do. Okay, nice, when you’re prepared, click on the proceed button to maneuver ahead. And on the display in entrance of you, there’s this huge inexperienced Proceed button. It’s the one button on the display.” And we obtained an e-mail from [00:45:00] somebody who’s like, “I’m on the Controller step, and it’s telling me to hit the proceed button, and I’m trying on my controller and there’s no proceed button wherever. I see the grip button, I see the set off button, I see the A button, the B button. However there’s no proceed button on this controller.” And it’s like, “it says Proceed. It’s on the display, it’s proper in entrance of you.” And stuff like that simply makes you giggle, as a result of it’s like, ” alright, subsequent model we’re simply gonna have arrows which are fully round you pointing on the Proceed button to say that is what it’s.”

However I feel feedback like that really simply type of reminds you of how early we’re on this journey, the place the truth that the buttons in your controller are known as buttons and the buttons on a display are known as buttons, creates confusion for some folks, as a result of they’re simply so unfamiliar with this new terrain.

Feedback like that remind us that we are able to’t make this too easy. If we expect it’s easy now we should always return to the drafting board and acknowledge that for some folks that is nonetheless essentially the most complicated factor on the earth.

Preston Lewis: Early on, in our onboarding, we needed to even put little [00:46:00] “faucet me” buttons round a room, as a result of we’d have somebody put the earphone up and we’d say, “hey, go forward and step ahead and hit that Affirmation button.” And they might simply, like, type of, attain out for it. You realize? And we’re like, “no, no, go forward and take a bodily step ahead.” And so it’s fascinating, it’s such, it’s such early days. I imply, in a yr or two or perhaps a couple months, possibly that’s not gonna be a factor. However it’s loopy to think about the patterns which are wanted this early. Yeah. Good level.

Alright, Ryan. Superior. That was so nice to listen to these solutions. Thanks a lot. We obtained a bunch of different nice inquiries to ask you that I do know our viewers would love to listen to. So we’ll meet once more for a component two and ask you these different questions.

Ryan Engle: Nice. Thanks Preston.

Ryan DeLuca: I’m going {golfing}.

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