Learn what golf can do for you. I did. It introduced me to a new circle of business associates,
compadres …, companions, playmates, friends ( persons with whom you dare to be yourself).
That’s a great beginning for why golf anyway, but there is more. I learned plenty about myself. I am always looking for the mirror to learn about who I am and how others see me. I’m not looking for the me in the office, the efficient, hardworking, creative me , I’m looking for the inner me…. the connecting to others on a level playing field me, the me with my hair down, the me with my shortcomings, the me who doesn’t know how to laugh at jokes but the me who can laugh my head off at the indiocynracies about me and others played out in the real life events of this game. The fun me.
I know there is more to me than the worker bee at the office, I would like to be the queen bee, the diva without a care, the loose playing gambler, the risk taker rolling the dice, insecure and venturesome. Golf gives me that freedom to experience these inner drives and to show others who I am and how they can relate to me. It doesn’t happen in the confines of the the office or at lunch or at networking events. I need time on the playground where the OTHERS go to play and become friends, and where rewards are given for this friendship. It’s the development of this kindred spirit among the players that in the business world leads to promotions, to big figure deals. I need to get into the game of golf to be considered a member of the inner circle with my business associates, my peers, my boss. It is there that rousting about, bumping shoulders with business associates that I am seen as a real person, a new person to them and perceived as having more in common back in the office or in the industry. Some would call this the competitive edge.