Intermingling Business and Golf
A game of golf is the perfect opportunity to get to know someone that could turn into a long-term client. Golf is not just about finishing the game, but more about the strategy, which goes hand-in-hand with the business opportunities that the game brings to all players. A simple game of golf can truly be the perfect way to develop a long-term friendship and business relationship.
Even if you don’t play a full round or just nine holes, you are guaranteed at least a couple hours with those in your golf group.
Golf is a game that involves a lot of downtime so it affords plenty of opportunity for quality conversation. Take advantage!
You don’t have to be a good golfer to make a good impression. How you carry yourself while you play is far more important than how well you actually play. If you’re a great golfer, don’t let on that you’re aware that you’re a great golfer. And if you’re a terrible golfer, don’t make yourself look silly by apologizing for your poor play or by making excuses. The qualities that people value in the business arena (confidence, self-assuredness, composure, etc.) should be displayed on the golf course, regardless of the number on your scorecard.