Do Businesspeople Still Play Golf?
Then, I took an informal poll at the office and was amazed at the number of people I work with who don’t play golf. Interestingly, they all own their own clubs “just in case” but, like me, they don’t play regularly. The only ones who do were the CEO and our Corporate Counsel.
So, it leads me to the question, is golf still a strategic skills for businesspeople? Maybe it is for other industries. I work in the software industry which is largely made up of IT types. While not unathletic, their preferences seem to be for more Gen-X sports like rock climbing, kayaking, and snow boarding.
For me, I’ve decided to work on the golf game. If nothing else, it’s a conversation starter. And, although I may never “ink the big deal” out on the course, I look forward to not being embarrassed if I’m ever asked to play.