Posted by: btsadmn on Jul 04, 2011
The great thing about golf is that how you play is really a reflection of how well you manage and treat people in your life . It is not a question of How Good You are or What Your Score Is, but rather how well do you stand up to challenging situations and adversity?
If you mess up a shot and the ball only goes 10 yards three times in a row, do you throw your club? Do you yell and scream?
How do you feel as the three other guys stand there and think “this guy needs lessons”.
I have often seen people on the golf course make all sorts of excuses and blame others for how they play.
They will rant and rave and perhaps swear when things do not go well. They may even throw their club or pick a fight with the foursome that is coming up fast behind. Perhaps they will answer their cell phone in the middle of the fairway showing total disrepect for others on the course.
Are you nice to those in your foursome that do not play as well as you? Do you treat the new player kindly and issue words of encouragement or do you count his score to make sure he does not say “I got a 5″ when “he really got a 6″
Does your behaviour on the golf course reflect how you behave in business? Do you keep your head down and persist even during the most difficult of times when everyone seems to be watching? Do you treat your clients and staff respectively and always act with integrity?
Golf (and success in business) is a game of integrity and those that play the game well play the game with respect and honor. The real winners are not those below 80 but those who leave the course knowing that they played well.
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West Seneca, NY and Hamilton, ON