Business Golf vs. Recreational Golf: An Important Difference

There are two types of golf games. One is client focused and one is friendship focused. Both are competitive games, but the desired end result drives the difference.
By Vincent Pane

Golf and business … business and golf. Say it over and over again, and it begins to sound like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland who was so worried about being late for a very important date. Golf and business do mix, and so does golf for recreation. However, there are important differences to keep in mind when playing business golf versus recreational golf.

Business golf or client golf requires learning how to "walk the walk" and "talk the talk" to give business associates and potential clients the right impression concerning leadership skills, planning abilities, and preparedness.

Recreational golfers may forget some equipment, act like long-time friends, and learn the golf course on the fly. Business golfers who act this way are likely to convince...

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