Now that most of you know what Business golf is, you ask, where did it start?
I would take a guess that some form of Business Golf was played the first time two people got together to play the game. And since that was over 400 years ago, I would say that a method of Business Golf was played over 400 years ago.
Where today’s business golf started would be back in the Bobby Jones era. Where the true gentleman’s game of golf was established. I was not there, but would image that since Mr Jones would address the way you would play golf with him at the first tee, and then wine and dine you afterwards, that would be the first blush of where today’s Business Golf was started.
Now, History reports that Mr Jones was not only stern in a round of golf with him be nothing but golf, he was also one of the most respected businessmen of his time. When it came to integrity Mr Jones showed it on and off the course.
Since Mr Jones passing, some of the style and guidelines to using golf as a business tool have been morphed by the greed of today’s business people who make golf a six hour sales pitch, or to turn away from golf all together as a way of doing business due to what boils down to having a total lack of understanding of what golf is all about.
This goes back to most of the today’s business people running from golf due to not having been exposure to the game as they were growing up or got caught up in other interests or sports that contradicted the integrity issues golf demands from its participants.
Things are changing and with golf now making a come back after 10 years of being knocked by the business giants as a complete waste of time and money, more people who learn how to use business golf correctly will put themselves ahead in the crowded marketplace.
Learn to play business golf and you might find a better way to get ahead in business.
Scot Duke is President of Innovative Business Golf Solutions, LLC and author of How To Play Business Golf. Mr Duke uses his 30 years of business management experience to help business owners and executives develop their business to be more successful and mentor business people on how powerful of a business tool Business Golf can be towards solving many business challenges. More information on Mr Duke and Business Golf can is available at the Innovative Business Golf Solutions web-site.