I was reading some interesting ‘snippets’ this week and found some parallels between golf and business!
So for a bit of a change, I thought I might share these with you:
- The proper score for a businessman golfer is 90. If he is better than that, he is neglecting his business. If he is worse than that, he is neglecting his golf!
- In golf as in life, it is the follow through that makes the difference. (Isn’t that the truth – how many times have good ideas and great possibilities come to nothing because someone didn’t follow through with it?)
- Golf, your business and your life is like a chain – you always have to work on the weakest links.
- Every shot counts the same – a 1 metre putt is just as valuable as a 300 metre drive. Similarly the person answering the phone or meeting the customer through the door is just as powerful and influence as the ‘boss’ – and in many cases I would argue more important!
- It is said that to find a man’s true character – play golf with him…
- Part of the fun of playing golf is sitting around in the clubhouse afterwards, enjoying good company and a drink while everybody talks about his or her round. Maybe that would be a good idea for business people to get together and do the same?
- Bob Hope once said – “If you watch a game, it’s fun. If you play it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s golf.” (So does that mean every day going to work is like going to golf…?)
- Golf without bunkers and hazards would be tame and monotonous. So would life (BC Forbes). And so would business!
- Competitive golf is played mainly on a five and a half inch course – the space between your ears (Bobby Jones). Being in business is somewhat similar Ã¢â‚¬” the more you plan and think and work on your business rather than just turn up – the greater success you will have!
- And the old saying – “a bad days golf sure beats a good days working….” I guess that depends on you!
Here’s hoping your next golf game doesn’t remind you too much of work!!!