By Elizabeth Mell, President-Mell Consulting, LLC
- It helps your career. Golfing is all about networking. Whether it is bonding with new clients or quality one-on-one time with upper management, the time on the course, and drinks afterwards at the 19th hole, can be priceless in your career. According to the Barron’s survey, 80% of golfers believe it is an important business development tool.
- It gets you outside. There is nothing like getting outside during the weekend or in the middle of a beautiful weekday, which is often when business golf outings take place. It gets you out of your office and into that fresh air and sunshine!
- It counts as exercise. Okay, so you may not break the same sweat as you do in spin class but a good golf game can provide plenty of exercise (you can be walking for up to five hours!). The average golfer is said to burn around 1,500 calories per 18 holes of golf!
- It’s social. Yes, golf can be an opportunity to network professionally, but it can also just be a really fun activity with friends. Even better, the handicapping scoring system allows for players of all abilities to compete together. But if you are all beginners, then why not take a lesson together?
- You can do it anywhere. Golf is a world sport. With 35,000 courses on the planet, it is not too difficult to find a golf course nearby. It is a great activity to do when conducting business internationally, or if you just want to enhance a trip with the family!
Five Reasons Why Young People in Business Should Play Golf