Some people think that golf is no longer considered as an effective business tool. Even though the participation has decreased in the past few years, there are still 25 million golf players in USA and that figure is not actually a small number.
You will be more impressed with these numbers if you consider how many sports stars, top CEOs, entrepreneurs, and celebrities who are avid golfers. About 90% of Fortune 500 CEOs play golf as have nearly all US presidents ever since Ike. Additionally, business executives who play golf tend to make an average of 17% more than those who do not.
Business golf is thriving. If you want your career or business to improve, you need to get in on the action.
Is there any place where you can spend four quality hours with your valued customer or company CEO? A lot of people have extremely busy schedules and they are lucky enough to get five minutes of free time. There is just no other sport that can provide the amount of quiet time between shots and spend it talking about things and exploring mutual interests.
Instead of staying in the office, why don’t you plan a meeting with your client in a place that is surrounded by sand, nature, and water? This will make a more friendly and relaxed environment where you can do business with without too much distractions.