As most of my viewers know..I play golf. Plus, I play business golf. Yes, there is a difference but I have covered the differences many times and will not get into that again here. What I want to bring to my business golf and golfer viewers attention is more on something I have found very interesting that has to deal with developing a Purpose for playing golf..for those who need a purpose more than playing golf recreationally.
If Only I Knew 20 Years Ago
Like many of you, I never really understood the value of being a member of a Country Club until I became a member of a Country Club. Before then Country Clubs looked to me as a place where the stuffed shirts hung out to avoid associating with the rift raft of society. 20 Years ago that was mostly true. However, over the past 15 years, how long I have been a member of a Country Club, I have found that to be changing.
Oh, don’t get me wrong, Country Clubs will always be places where your manors have to be on their P’s and Q’s as they should be. Plus Country Clubs will always be a place where the culture of golf is nurtured and patrolled for compliance. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that either. Matter of fact it is GOOD for Golf.
Highlighting Business Networking
What has changed at the Country Clubs is more of a refocus to one of the strengths of being a member of a club. The strength being the business network within the club. Country Clubs have had for years, if not decades, been a hub for business networking. Country Clubs make for an excellent environment for business dealings..still are. Members of country clubs have been doing business with each other for years. However, like other things in the business arena, there had been a decay in integrity of those business associations that became publicly noticeable around October 2008.
Yes, the dark side of the deceptive business practices of a few unscrupulous business executives tarnished the true image of Country Clubs and to this day that image of a being a den for wolves is haunting many clubs who deny there is not a problem. For those clubs who are waking up to realizing they need to deal with this issue it is refreshing to learn more about the value they are bring forward to the public of being a country club member.
Home of Business Golf
I am encouraged, saddened and sometimes humored, with many Country Clubs just now starting to look at their #1 strength..Business Golf. What encourages me is clubs highlighting the environment they have for business functions. If not, they should be.
The golf at a country club is usually an impeccable experience. The quality of the golf is usually unique. The country club level of golf does set a standard for pleasurable golf.
What humors me is not many of the club’s staff or membership know much about how to use golf as a business tool. Even more members take horrific stabs at attempting to use golf as a business tool, but due to their high strung personality fail miserably.
My studies still show less than 15% of the members of a country club and less than 1% of the club’s staff know the effective way of going about playing business golf.
The sad part is no corrective measures are being put in place to change the damage a bad business golf experience will have on GOLF and no effort to learn how to use golf effectively as a business tool is being made. And the saddest part of all it is… I am standing here ready to help them out on a number of levels.
Try out the country club experience. If you are in business at any capacity using golf as a business tool and playing Business Golf will do nothing but help. If you are looking for a productive purpose to play golf..play Business Golf. Let me know how I can help.