If business proposals can be communicated in 30-second "elevator pitches," imagine what you can accomplish on a five-hour, 18-hole stroll.
Golf events are an opportunity to network with clients and staff outside the usual work environment – and fresh settings are known to inspire fresh ideas. These events can even be fun to organize. Here, then, my ...
5 Reasons Your Business Should Consider a Golf Event.
5. Golf events are well received. For those who play the game, the saying goes, "a bad day golfing is better than a good day at the office." For those who don't, it's a day away for fresh air and camaraderie in a beautiful setting.
4. The better courses are full-service – in addition to golf, they can provide catering, sound systems and entertainment.
3. An event is easier to structure with help from a course's golf pro. He or she can suggest foursomes, provide clubs and help the amateurs get started. A good pro can help you make the day a success.
2. A pro can also suggest games that engage the competitive spirit regardless of skill level, such as Best Hole, Best Ball, Scramble, Hole in One, Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive.
Golf events are a staple in most meeting professionals' toolkit. Consider planning one for your employees or customers this season.
Tami Gilbertson is a Certified Meeting Professional with more than 16 years of event and meeting experience. She is Manager of Events and Promotions with WPS Health Insurance, and an Editor of Wisconsin Meetings Magazine. Tami serves as Meeting Professional International – Wisconsin Chapter 2010-2011 Immediate Past President. She was the Wisconsin Chapter's 2010 Planner of the Year.
And finally, when you're out on the fairway, remember this tip from Mark Twain: It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.