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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 Business Golf takes Sabbatical!

mr-business-golf-straight-up-small.jpgSay Business Golfers and Mr Business Golf fans,

I wanted to let you know I am taking a sabbatical to work on my second book. I am not leaving the blogsphere just pulling back to my IBGS site..

I will still be out here for ya if you need me…here is where you can find me until I get back.

Happy Blogging and let me know how I can help.

IBGS Web-Blog-Everything Site

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Business Golf: Changes Happening at IBGS

Announcement was made today over at Innovative Business Golf Solutions of the first of possibly many changes coming for that site.

If you have not been over there in the last 24 hours you may want to check out one of the changes that has taken place.

IGBS is where golf and business merge to become the beginning of business golf. Now you need to learn to play business golf. Here is your chance…. Scot Duke, President and Chief Business Golf Mentor

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Business Challenge that Can Be Met with Golf.

mr-business-golf-straight-up-small.jpgI thought I would take a break from preparing for my speaking gig and take a look around at the golf blogs.  Seems all of them are saying this or that about whatever but none are saying why all of the golf blogs are important.

While formulating my outline for my speaking gig that consist of addressing one business challenge that can be met with golf, I decided to see if anyone else in the golf industry has addressed this issue.

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I ran across the GolfGirl with her take on golf in Dubia.  Yes, her report was…  ahhhhh special…and is why I check in with her.  But as far as addressing one business challenge that can be met with golf, well, she gets close with this report, but I was looking for something a tad more conventional.

tiger_woods.jpgAs I scanned the 93 headlines for the golf feeds I have I saw where everyone was talking Tiger that and Tiger this.  Now, I know Tiger knows the one business challenge that can be met with golf, but, it will cause you a few hundred grand to find out.  I just don’t have the time to fill out his PayPal feature to get his take on this issue.

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I ventured over to the Golf Group section of my Netvibes and reviewed the 39 headlines there…nope, TheGolfApproach was close and DigitalGolf.tv is on the verge of learning the one business challenge that can be met by golf.digital-golf-logo-with-service-mark.jpg

So, there was nobody in the golf circle who was talking about or had the answer to the one business challenge that can be met with golf.  So what about the Non-Golf arean?  Bingo.

rex-dixon-9-20061thumbnail.jpgOn the first pitch, Rex Dixon, a true non-golfer hit the bases loaded grand slam and told me the one business challenge that can be met with golf.  But I will have to discount his answer since he has read my book about ten times…but at least someone knows the one business challenge that can be met with golf.

So what is the one business challenge that can be met with golf…or more exact, Business Golf?

Now I am not saying that it is a cure all or the one and only thing that golf can help solve in business, but the one business challenge that can be met with golf is…. TRUST.

Golf is the only sport or activity, outside of being stranded on a desert island with someone, where you can truly get to know a person better.  Sometimes you learn you like the person, you can trust him and a few times, or rarely let’s hope, you find that the person can’t be trusted.

Whichever way, you were able to met head on your businesses challenge of being trusted.  Building trust in business is not easy and trust has to be earned and cannot be bought.

So there you have it, my little break from preparing for my speech on business challenges that can be met with golf resulted in finding that I am the only person talking about it.  Hopefully after my speech, there will be more.

Let me know how I can help.

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ClubCorp-KSL: Some Changes Being Made

It has been almost a year since the announcement the Robert Deadman, Sr. family made on wanting to sale CCA.  It has been over six months since CCA was sold to KSL, an investment group out of Colorado.  And for the same amount of time there has not been a plan provided the tens of thousands of members of the private clubs all across the country on what is going to take place now that KSL has purchased all of these clubs.

Yet, some changes have been made.  The CEO of CCA was pulled and placed on KSL’s board…duh!  That move was seen when the CEO was placed to run CCA soon after Mr Deadman Sr. passed away.  

Since the sale, KSL has pulled the resorts out of the CCA’s package and placed them in the KSL Resorts division.  OK, was that KSL wanted to buy CCA? 

There has been little improvement made to any of the clubs since KSL has taken over?  Does that mean they are thinking things over?

Maybe so, but from the recent actions of letting General Managers, Club Managers and Golf Directors go from a number of clubs it would seem they have other things in mind.  Things like playing the “Recouping Funds” game.

These recent resignations and terminations have again got the dues paying memberships questioning what is going on.  Some of the deletions of leadership were needed and in some cases a standing ovation should be provided, but the savvy membership knows that there is another shoe about to drop and on who will it be dropped on?

The smart bet would to not drop it directly on the source of revenue, the membership.  No, KSL is going to need them to keep the value of the assets up.  What is obviously taking place is KSL is attempting to recover their investments quickly, or to get as much of a return on the investment they can, by cutting the payroll.

This tactic is stale and very old business methods.  Usually what takes place is they get rid of the higher salaried managers and bring in lower salaried personal to do four people’s jobs. Then quality of service hits bottom quickly and in this case the members leave by the droves.  Not a smart move if that is what is planned.

Or, with the void they are making in the club’s leadership KSL could be setting the stage to sell off the properties that need hundreds of millions of dollars of updates to a golf management firm to come in to run the aging private clubs like a daily fee golf course?

Who knows what KSL is planning?  The members are not being told anything.  So what else are they to think? 

Anyone in business knows the pressure from investors is going to be high to quickly regain  the money spent to purchase a package the size of the CCA sale to KSL.  But is gaining funds by cutting operations smart business?   I can truthfully say it will and should be part of a solution to getting their asset’s value up, but in this particular case there are better solutions to getting to where they want, should or need to be.

Do they want to know what they are?  Another questions going unanswered.

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Business Operations: Need a Well Oiled Machine

I recently mentioned the importance of businesses needing to treat their operations as a well Oiled Machine.   There is a lot more to it.

Keep in touch with more on Business Operations. 

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