Posted by: Rolf | February 25, 2012

Golf’s Biggest Delusions

Nine Things People Say About the Game That Aren’t True—and One That Is – By John Paul Newport

Golf is only for rich people. Only 10% of the 26 million golfers in the U.S. belong to private clubs, according to the National Golf Foundation. The rest play primarily at public courses, where the average rack-rate cost per round, on weekends with cart (not including resorts), is $43.

Business people play golf so they can make deals on the course. That’s the stereotype: secret handshakes behind the hedges. Some of that goes on, no doubt, but the main point of business golf is building relationships. Where else do you get four or five relaxed hours with a potential partner or client and learn a few things about his or her character in the process? The golf itself is too distracting to actually talk much business.

Read more  at Golf’s Biggest Delusions

See you at the first tee…

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