Golf & Business

Adapting to the Effects of Aging on the Course and in Business

Golfers age, just like businesses, and age has inevitable consequences. Reinventing the golfer means using golfing experience and knowledge in new ways, while reinventing a business requires adapting to new technologies and becoming more flexible.
— By Vincent Pane

Golf is touted as the sport that spawns business connections, interesting conversations between business associates, and new opportunities. Forget the stories that say golf is not as popular as it once was and that it is a slowly disappearing sport. Sure it likes heroes, like Tiger Woods, and when the heroes fall as they age, interest in the game can wane for a while. Yet, it always springs back, and today it is often the younger players who bring new perspectives, innovative swings, and a fiercely competitive spirit.

The similarities to the business environment are strong as older businesses, challenged with legacy systems and organizational cultures that need reinvigorating,...

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