An estimated 90% of Fortune 500 CEOs< play golf, and for decades, businesspeople across the world have strengthened relationships, finalised important deals and solved complex corporate problems on the golf course.
There’s no doubt that businesses as a whole benefit from the game, and it’s evident that many individuals thrive when work is transferred to a golfing environment.
Numerous studies have shown a link between golf and business success. In a fascinating survey, it was found that executives who play golf are paid 17 per cent more than those who don’t. There are two possible explanations for this. The first is that the qualities and attributes held by golfers (patience, endurance, competitiveness) are also compatible with being an excellent worker and so golfers are naturally more successful in business than non-golfers. The second is that business deals, relationships and client communication is strengthened on the golf course, putting golf-playing executives ahead of the game and more likely to achieve better business results. Whatever the explanation (and, of course, they are not mutually exclusive), it is obvious that golf can benefit businesses and workers concurrently.
Golf as a team-building exercise
Recent movements have encouraged workplaces to become more flexible with their employees, often seeing improvements in worker performance when staff are given time away from the office, flexi-hours, team-building away-days and good welfare packages. Corporations are often on the hunt for enjoyable, productive team-building activities to motivate and reward employees, and we think golf is the ideal pursuit. Here’s why:
Golf can be played by all abilities
Thanks to the handicap system, golf can be played fairly by people of varying golfing abilities. What’s more, at PlayMoreGolf, you can enjoy the benefit of a handicap at clubs other than your home club, so even if you’re away on business in another part of the country visiting clients, this will be an option.
Golf can be played by people of all ages
Unlike, let’s say, tennis or squash, golf is a game that is fun and accessible whether you’re 18 or 80. In today’s widespread workforce demographic where people are retiring later than ever, this is especially important. Golf can bridge the gap between generations and give employees from different backgrounds a level footing.
Golf nurtures good character
American professional golfer Arnold Palmer said, ‘Success in golf depends less on strength of the body and more on strength of the mind and character’. And he’s right! Golf teaches patience, competitiveness, perseverance and sportsmanship. It nurtures good humour, self-awareness and honesty. And these traits are all transferable to the workplace.
How PlayMoreGolf Can Help
Given that golf continues to be a preferred choice among business people, we are pleased to offer a Corporate Deal for small, medium or large businesses. Starting at only £1,355 + VAT, you will be able to entertain staff, colleagues or clients at their chosen home club but also using their away points at the other PlayMoreGolf clubs across the UK. The entry level corporate membership of 500 points will give you on average a maximum of 250 rounds of golf a year, and you can purchase more if required. Booking is easy and all managed online, plus, you can add 4 associate members and each member can use the membership for up to 3 golfers per round.
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