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Wednesday, February 20, 2008
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Do not miss this great opportunity to learn more about what is going on in the Online Golf World that is worth while.

golfgal-96.jpgSpecial Guest: Gayle Moss aka GolfGal aka Chix with Stix.

What is it?

The ClamBake Café is a gathering place for all golfers who are asking the question, why should I be online? What is the big deal? Where are the best places to play golf? Why should I blog about golf? Where are the safe places to go online to learn about golf?

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So, Are You Wondering Where I Have Been?

Thought I would stop by and let all of my Business Golf fans know that my new site for my IBGS site launched a few minutes ago.   Come on over and check it out.

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Business Golf: Better Than Ever

For my fans here on the Business Golf: The Real Deal, it has been an adventurous year. Lots of lows and lots of highs. It all balanced out to be a good time to make a change.

What kind of change? Well I have never heard of anyone who put forth the energy to make a change for the worst, so naturally the change I am making is for the better.

The concept of Business Golf started off a few years ago as being something everyone thought they knew what it was all about, but it was not until they read my book, How To Play Business Golf, before they found they were totally wrong. That is what made Business Golf a concept that is totally on the map today with all of the people I have touched with my book and my blogs playing Business Golf as their business’ most effective business tool. So I will be continuing to work towards enlighten people on the virtues of learning how to play Business Golf through offering my book and Vlogs.

What I have found that is keeping people from getting out on the golf course and playing Business Golf is based on most business people’s claims they do not have time. What they are really saying is their business operations are not set up sound enough for them to concentrate on the important things like securing their customer and employee base. So I will be hiring out as a consultant to those who need some sound advice in setting up their business’ operations.

Then last but not the least I will be producing events, conferences and other opportunities to for golfers to come learn or just play Business Golf. These opportunities will be for those who have read my book to go out and try what they learned, plus meet new people, business connections and other golfers.

And I will be doing all of this on my main site IBGS. The new site is in its final reconstruction stages, so look for the new IBGS soon. Until then, come on over and get a taste of what all will be new in Business Golf and Business Operations. Let me know how I can help.

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Mr BG Makes Equipment Change

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As a number of my Snitter, Twitter and19thHole fans have been reading, I am starting my winter season re-tooling of my golf game. I know some of you are disappointed in me giving up on my Titleist 905R, but like most golfers, you have to go with what feels best.

Right now, after hours of time in the Demo Booth at the PGA Superstores in Plano, TX, Frisco, TX as well as Scottsdale & Chandler, AZ (yes a ruthless plug) it came down to the Ping G10 over my Titleist 905R.

Now for those who know me well this move over to a Ping driver is earth shaking news. I have been a solid Titleist supporter (even though they refuse to sponsor me during my seminars and workshops) for the past 12 years.

I was a dedicated Ping supporter until I went to golf school in 1993 and my instructor pointed out a multitude of flaws to the Ping irons I was swinging and introduced me to the world of Quality Golf Equipment. He let me swing his Titleist prototype forged blades for about a half of bucket of golf balls. Even though the club was not fitted to my swing I was able to feel how the Titleist irons seem to bring the clubhead down the slot and into the ball with little effort. With the Ping I was having all kinds of problems with knowing where the clubhead was during my swing until it was too late.

Anyway, after taking a very analytical view of the G10 verses the 905R it was the 30 yards of distance that moved me to making the switch.

More importantly, the 905R was causing me to change my swing to get the larger clubhead design to come inside so I could get a square clubface on the backside of the ball. This developed a change in my swing to the negative so now I will have to take the winter to get back to golf school and ‘Boot Camp’ my swing back into shape.

Hopefully, by March or April I will have my Titleist swing back and get my handicap back down to a respectable 10 or lower…

There is nothing more frustrating than taking a mighty cut at the ball and make what feels like a good swing and the ball only goes half the distance it should have gone. If this is happening to you, sign up for a golf school right away…the dedicated time to focus on your swing will be more beneficial than getting a thirty minute lesson and then go back to the office and forget everything you changed in your swing.

I’ll keep you in the loop or at least Snitter any changes to my swing.

To lean more about Business Golf go to IBGS.

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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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