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How Business And Golf Are Linked.

March 7, 2008 3:29 pm Published by

Mark Twain called golf a “good walk spoiled,” but in business, nothing is spoiled during a day on the links.
Golf – the pastoral, outdoor and slow game that it is – lends itself to conversation and relationship-building. After spending hours on a golf course, it is inevitable that a pair or foursome of associates will know much more about each other than they did before they started. “Four or five hours on a golf course is akin to rushing a fraternity,” jokes John Breaker, president of BirdieBall Inc. in Wheat Ridge, Colo.
The golfing fraternity has an estimated 28.7 million members in the United States, according to the National Golf Foundation, and that makes the activity an impossible-to-ignore facet of American culture – let alone business culture. (more…)