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Every January, the latest and greatest golf products are revealed at the PGA Show in Orlando, Florida. Those of us in the industry get to test out the new products and decide what to promote to our clients and customers. For the individual however, it isn’t as easy. Most of you will end up hitting golf clubs into a net, with no real way to judge if it’s the right fit. Those of you reading this post are however in luck, because you can attend a real live DEMO DAY!
This Week is the Ryder Cup. It’s kind of like the World Cup for Golf, but with only 2 teams, Europe and USA. So… who do you think will win? Europe or USA? (As much as I want to see the US win, Europe has some pretty strong players at the moment – Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Martin Kaymer, and the list goes on.)
Still skeptical about getting started in golf? Then check out this video where I talk about the benefits of playing golf as a woman. A few such benefits include getting to be the center of attention and figuring out if you really want to do business with someone.
Are you hesitant to play a match with your boss or clients, but you still want to see some results from all of your hard work getting into the game of golf? Then use these 5 golf talking points and questions to get noticed at the office.
The big craze these days is for women to find a mentor who will help them get to the next level in their careers. I personally have made the mistake of outright asking someone to be my mentor and got the awkward umm… I don’t know you that well. I’m in the middle of reading Sheryl Sandbergs new book “Lean In” and she addresses the topic of mentorship wonderfully. To summarize her findings it is best that you don’t just go out and ask someone to be your mentor, instead ask them to help you with a small problem or small task and then work up to the bigger ones.
For hundreds of years men have been playing golf and doing business. The Dutch and Scottish even played the sport when trade routes were stalled due to inclement weather. There isn’t any proof but I bet that is when business golf originated!
Growing up I hated history. I was never great at memorizing dates or knowing which General won which battle during the Civil War, but I wish I had. It is interesting how people bond over historical knowledge and for the first time in my life I’ve taken a liking to golf history.
Play Slow – It doesn’t matter if you are male or female, slow play is very irritating. The game of golf already take 4 hours, so who would be excited for it to take upwards of 5 hours? During that last hour you could have already eaten lunch and finished a few drinks on the 19th hole. A few ways to speed up the game are by taking less practice swings, picking up after you have reached double par, and playing ready golf.