Did You Know Golf Was Good For Your Career?
"Everyone knows that playing golf is good for their business and career! Or do they?
Certainly in the past there were countless articles on the benefits of business golf, but anyone under 40 may have missed them. All you see in the press today is how the game is declining and courses are closing. A 28-year-old executive could be forgiven for not appreciating the amazing value of golf to business.
With the media constantly reminding us about the demise of golf, anyone could think that golf as a business tool is finished. Sure, participation is down, but 25 million players in the US alone is not exactly a small number. It’s actually pretty impressive when you look at the number of top CEO’s, sports stars, movie stars and entrepreneurs who are avid golfers.
An estimated 90 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs play golf, as have almost all the US presidents since Ike.
Better still, executives who play golf earn an average of 17 percent more than those who don’t.
In her book Two Good Rounds, Elisa Gaudet explores how the game of golf helped pave the way to success for some of the most prominent global business leaders. "There is a special connection that exists between the worlds of golf and business, and it's a reason why many of today's business leaders have achieved success," says Gaudet.
What are you waiting for?