You do What? BGCC offers me What? Say What? So when I join the BGCC I get What? The ClamBake Cafe™ is What?
I know..I get a LOT of questions asked of me everyday and I answer just as many everyday. For some people answering these questions would be questionably a waste of time, but for me, it offers an insight into how people perceive things they do not understand.
Recently, I have been out talking about the changes the Business Golf Country Club is making towards accomplishing its mission to putting business back on course. During these discussions with people around the world the question that seems to be asked about the most is on the ClamBake Cafe.
Where the ClamBake Cafe Came From
So, Alllrighty then, the ClamBake Cafe will be what I talk about more in the blogs since once I explain it I get more golfers to sign up for the BGCC.
The ClamBake Cafe is a product of a brain fart I had about five years ago derived from reading a blog from one of the youngster golf bloggers the big dog golf sites picked up to fill their site with dribble. Obviously, what was written about was golf needing to change and get away from the Old Ways of promoting Golf. Naturally this writer was probably real excited they landed a gig paying a huge salary to keep the golf site filled with stuff they did not know what they were talking about.
What I saw was the fact that many of the under 40 golf writers have little, if any, memory of the great days of golf when Hollywood celebrities became addicted to playing golf and as a result produced huge gatherings of their friends to ‘Party on the Golf Course’. The thing younger golfers overlook with that era, and most say they don’t care about, was the great days of the Bob Hope and Bing Crosby golf extravaganza’s all started during the Great Depression. Yes, in an era like we are stepping into today.
Good Old Days of Business Golf
During the Good Old Days of Golf, when Bing Crosby craftily dealt with golf’s downtrodden image in the mid-1930’s, golf was an exciting activity for people to play. I’ll not try to high the fact that the prohibition era was also winding down back then and golf gatherings became one of the only activities you could socially play and drink at the same time. What I like to highlight about this grander time in golf is the golf outings back then were also where the many icons of business of that era spent time getting to know each other better which resulted in some of the largest corporations in the world being created. Yes, the Good Old Days of Golf played a huge part in helping get the country and the world out of the dumps it was in during the worst economic times in hundreds of years.
So, the misguided remarks made in that article about ‘golf does not need old ideas’ spurred me to thinking Golf does need the old ideas to get new ideas started. As I searched for how I could help change young people’s minds about Golf’s great past, I could not keep from remembering how much fun it was as a young kid to watch the Bing Crosby ClamBake golf outings on early TV back in the 60’s and 70’s. Where Bing would interview his friends on camera to ask them about their latest projects they where working on. Little does most people under 40 know..those events then could be considered the first MeetUps or..hummm, with all the birdies being shot back then I guess they could of been the first..TweetUp.
Good New Days of Business Deals
I took the name ClamBake as a symbol of how golf and business was done during the last time the economy sucked. Then I thought, how is business done today? How were the deals swung that made these hugely successfully tech companies the geeks of the world drool over?
Right after I asked myself, “were are deals made today”, I received a call from a new potential client wanting to know if I could meet him in his office for a chat..his office turned out to be Starbucks. For the next few months I was finding more and more people were ditching their high-rise offices to just set up shop in coffee shops. As I looked into this phenomena I saw where a number of the big deals in business today where made in coffee shops.
During my study of how business is done today I also found that business people were meeting each other online in chatrooms which someone tagged as a Cafe.
So, I added with word ClamBake, the symbol of the old way business was done, the word Cafe, the symbol of how business is done today to come up with ClamBake Cafe™.
That is how the name came about, but you are asking..
What does the ClamBake Cafe do and why is it an important part of the Business Golf Country Club?
Simply put, the ClamBake Cafe is the social media arm of the Innovative Business Golf Solutions endeavors to help golf and business survive these tough economic times. The Business Golf Country Club is the golf community IBGS is building to bring together in a business/social environment the real golfers of the world..the real people who understand golf or want to get a better understanding of golf. The ClamBake Cafe is where the old styles of business networking comes together with today’s new technology.
The ClamBake Cafe (CBC) is where video interviews of the members of the Business Golf Country Club will be shown. The CBC will be the multi-media presence for the BGCC Chapter Club’s Live Streams. As the BGCC grows so does the CBC. Ultimately, the huge goal for the ClamBake Cafe is for it to become the name of the Conference Expo of the BGCC and IBGS.
Since you hung in here this far into the blog about the ClamBake Cafe then let me leave you with this…
Business Golf is the new way to develop business. In years to come,as it has been proven in years past, if you do not play golf many doors to opportunity will be tougher to open. If you are not playing golf now you should and the Business Golf Country Club is a great way to add Purpose to playing golf which should drive you to want to learn to play golf. The BGCC can help facilitate your learning the game through introduction to golf professionals in your area who are members of the BGCC or through the golf schools produced by the BGCC.
Join ‘The Club’ that makes a difference in your business as well as your personal life. And, of course, let me know how I can help.