Monthly Archives: October 2007

Maybe Not!

FROM ONE OF MY MANY FANS…who originally penned this is UNKNOWN

Arnie, Jack and Tiger find themselves together at the throne of God.

God asks Arnie first: “What do you believe?” Arnie thinks long and
hard, looks God in the eye, and says, “I believe in hard work, and in
staying true to family and friends. I believe in giving. I was lucky,
but I always tried to do right by my fans.” God can’t help but see
the essential goodness of Palmer, and offers him a seat to his left.

Then God turns to Nicklaus and says, “What do you believe?” Jack says
“I believe passion, discipline, courage and honor are the
fundamentals Of life.
I, too, have been lucky, but win or lose, I’ve always tried to be a
true sportsman, both on and off the playing fields.'”

God is greatly moved by Jack’s high-pitched eloquence, and he offers
him a seat to his right.

Finally, God turns to Woods: “And you, Tiger, what do you believe?”
Tiger replies, “I believe you’re in my seat.”

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John Daly ends his season

jd-on-a-driver.jpgMaybe John Daly does need to take a break for awhile and get into shape and drop some weight.

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Friends in Southern California: Take Care

I have a number of personal friends as well as business associates who reside in the Southern California area where the fires are burning out of control. I am happy to report that all have reported in that they are safe for the time being.

fire.jpgI will not attempt to regurgitate what you have already heard on the news about this disaster, however, this situation is effecting a lot of people and will be putting a lot of residences and businesses out on the streets.

My thoughts and prayers go to those in the path of those fires and hope the weather changes soon so they can get the fires under control.

Once this situation is under control and people and property are out of harm way I will report on the effect to the golf in that area.

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Other Interest Things

Every once in awhile I find something outside of the Business Golf arena that you may be interested in.  Professional Blogging has aleays interested me so I thought it may interest you.

If you are blogging, have an interest in the world of finances and want to make some cash for your well crafted wording then you may consider checking out my buddy, Rex Dixon’s Technically Speaking blog.

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Winter Golf: Best Time to Re-tool

How many times have you said after you make an awful golf shot that you need to get your swing corrected? I am sure it is more than once you have asked that question or a fellow golfing partner has asked it of you.

So why don’t you do something about that golf swing? It is not that hard. Usually a Professional Golf Instructor can see in a few swings what it is you are doing that needs to be corrected. Plus, if they are from the PGA or LPGA they have been trained to will show you several drills on how to correct your swing.

One of the things I tell clients who are struggling with their game, and use that as their excuse on why they don’t play business golf, is to go to a golf school. In the business golf scheme of things, hosting a golf school for all of your golfing clients to enjoy would really put you on a lot of people’s Holiday Party list.

If your still want to go it on your own, then I suggest you go to a golf school that is at least three days and no more than four days long. If you want to make your time spent even more effective then I highly recommend that you enter a golf school that is out of town.

Out of town golf schools get you away from the office and into a state of mind of focusing your thoughts on the golf you are learning. In-town golf schools and golf lessons make it too easy for you to leave the office for a 30 minute lesson and forget what you learning on the cellphone call you make on your way back to the office after the lesson.

Fixing that bad golf swing is important to your mental health. The more you enjoy playing golf the more relaxed you are going to be which moves right into the office where being relaxed leads to healthier business decisions.

To learn more about this and other issues visit the IBGS Blog site.

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Golf: Offline? or Online?

As I have mentioned and will be writing more about in my next book, the millions of golfers that internet marketers are saying are online just are not online.

Why? Well to answer that questions you need to know the number one reason a golfer is a golfer and that is to play golf. Yes, play golf is what a golfer wants to do, not read about it or talk about it.

So if this is the case, who are all those people who are joining all of these golf groups? I think this questions could be broadened to include who are these people joining any online group?

From my one year investigation and interviews of hundreds of golfer, both online and offline, what I found is that over 60% of the profiles placed on golf group sites are done so by people who just stopped by for a view and never come back again. Now, are these people golfers? On the most part, No, these people who stop by are not golfers.

Then you have the marketers, which represent about 20% of the members of a golf site, who fill out profiles in hopes a real golfer will want to be their friend so they can spam the crap out of them.

Then on the other hand there are a large number of people who join golf groups who are active members but are not golfers. They pretend to be golfers for a large number of reasons that are not golf related.

So where are the golfers? Golfers are where you would think they would be, on the golf course, in the golf stores or at the country club’s 19th Hole. Anywhere golf is played is where you are going to find golfers.

So, why am I and others online talking golf? Well I am talking business golf which crosses over into the field of business which there are several million business people online. So I am here marketing to them how golf can be a business tool and the fact that they should be out on the golf course playing golf if they want to tap into a $6 billion dollar market. Not here pumping up SEO directories or whatever other internet marketing schemes they have cooked up to build their business.

What can be done to get more golfers online? Well, since my business is to find solutions to problems in the business world that is what I am working on right now. So you will just have to stay tuned to find out what offline golfers have told me would get them online.

More can be learned on this and other related subjects at the IBGS Blog site.

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Golf: Why Live Without It!

To an avid golfer it is really hard to think about going without golf. Of course there are a few who quit golf from time to time and some do quit forever. However, very few people who take that first step towards learning to hit a golf ball will let golf get away from them for long.

OH, there are times in everyone’s life where golf may have to be put on the back shelf. Like when it comes time to raising kids and the time it takes to hauling them to all of their activities, but those times will eventually go away. Then it is time to go back to playing golf once things get under control.

So, how would someone go about keeping golf in their life when their just does not seem to be time enough in the day?

I have talked to a few people who feel golf is worth the effort and have moved their scheduled to include golf in their workday. This is not just for executives or managers of a company. Golf can be added to a “Cubical Rat’s” scheduled as well. With a little doing golf can be added to everyone who wants to play golf schedule.

In the case where an hourly worker is hooked on golf there are after work golf leagues and associations that they can join that offers organized golf once or twice a month.

Then there are the charity golf tournaments that if worked correctly could provide employees with an opportunity to represent their company at these events.

There are ways of going about showing the value of golf to a business owner.

Just do not go without golf because you think you do not have the time.

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