Today we will talk about one of the most important aspects of playing golf, and it has nothing to do with the actual game golf itself. Yes, we are talking about business golf. There are many deals struck and made during the course of a golf game, but there is a certain art to making business deals on the golf course.
We know a lot about business – exhibit ‘A’ Advantage HIO, a leading hole in one insurance provider in the world – and a fair amount about golf as well. So, we thought that we would give our two cents on the topic of business golf. These following tips will help you to transition into a golfer from a business man and back all the while enjoying a round of golf:
1. Cautious Confidence
If you haven’t played golf before, then you are in a lot of trouble; you may want to get some lessons before you tee off with your business counterpart or go through our blog for some golfing tips. If you are a regular golfer, you shouldn’t be worried about anything. Be confident and cautious at the same time, because your golfing skills may be outmatched and also remember that you aren’t playing to win.
2. Shop Talk
You can’t just step on to the course and start talking about business, right from the start; you have to wait for the opportune moment. This moment could be the midway drinks break or if you are waiting behind an extremely slow golfer.
3. Dress the Part
You have to make sure that you dress the part. Don’t dress too casually or too formally, find the fine line in-between and go with that. Or you can go with proper golf attire and forget about your ‘dressing right’ woes.
4. The Deal
Once you start the conversation about the business deal, make sure to keep it casual. But at the same time you have to provide the other party with all the important information that they need to hear.
5. The Follow-up
You don’t necessarily have to close the deal on the golf course. You can call your golfing partners the next day and see if you can put the finishing touches on your business deal.
Take note of these tips when you go out for the next round of business golf and who knows, they might actually come in handy. You can call us (800.440.5070) to inquire about our services and how we can help you organize the best golf tournaments for your business partners.
It is safe to say that golf clubs are among the most expensive sports equipment that you can purchase. A good set of clubs can set you back by a few thousand dollars. It goes without saying that it is prudent to know how to take proper care of the clubs, so you don’t have to purchase golf clubs over and over again.
In this blog post, we thought that we would talk about the techniques for taking better care of ones golf clubs, so we can help golfers save some money – as we also do with our hole in one insurance. These are the tips that will help you keep your golf clubs looking new and shiny:
Always keep the head of your golf clubs clean; the head gets exposed to a lot of dirt and debris, so clean them as often as you can. Wipe the head clean after every shot if possible and when you get home, you can use an old tooth brush to clean groves on the head.
- Metal irons can be cleaned with soaking their heads in lukewarm water.
- Metal woods should not be soaked in water; instead, you can dip in lukewarm water and then wipe them off with a cloth.
- Wood heads should be kept away from water, you can use a piece of cloth to clean them; dampen the cloth a bit if you need to.
Avoid leaning on the shafts and don’t smash them on the ground if you miss a shaft, this will improve their longevity. Steel shafts should be wiped off with a towel or piece of cloth. If you spot any rust spots, then try using a steel wool to get them off. You can use car wax for maintaining steel shafts as well.
If your clubs have graphite shafts, you will need to take extra care of them, as it is less durable. You should clean them regularly with just water and a towel.
A cracked or slippery grip on your golf club can cause you a lot of grief on the golf course, so you should take proper care of them to keep them in optimum condition. Examine them after every round of golf and replace them if the damage is too great. Dip a toothbrush in lukewarm water and use it to thoroughly clean the grips, you can rinse them as well, but never dip them in water for long periods of time.
These tips will help you care for each part of your golf clubs, so they can last a long time. If you are organizing a golf tournament and require promotional services, then give us a call (800.440.5070) and let us know how we can help you.