Why Business Is Like Golf

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As a small business coach and designer of people and culture programs for top companies, I've been thinking about the similarities between golf and business.


We all know the value of golf: more valuable face time with clients, better/faster relationships, level playing field for people of all ages and sizes, etc... But a recent humbling outing reminded me that golf is not only one of the best business tools, but has a lot in common with business as well. 


Here are a few comparisons:

  • The more you practice; the better your game/business
  • Your ball is at some point going to land in the water or trap. What you do next will determine who you are as a golfer/business leader.
  • After a bad hole, staying in that frame of mind will only lead to a second (and third...) bad hole. Changing your mental positioning is critical after a bad play.
  • Integrity on the course will determine the outcome of your round.
  • Staying focused and free of distraction will get you closer to the hole.
  • Finely tuning a few key skills will make you more competitive.
  • Celebrating your successes at the 19th hole with friends - even the small ones after a bad game - can get you excited to return to the game an do better next time!


Be sure to add your golf/business metaphors below!!


Here's to spring finally emerging in the Northeast! Happy Easter!


To your success,


Comments (2)

Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good morning Colleen Ferrary 

Thank you for sharing your information with us

Have a great day.

Mar 30, 2018 07:36 AM
Colleen Ferrary

Thanks Anthony!

Apr 02, 2018 06:37 AM
Shawn and Angela Miller
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Amabassador Real Estate - Lincoln, NE
Lincoln and Omaha, NE REALTORS®

Thanks for sharing!  My golf game also involves a few drinks and a swear jar.

Mar 30, 2018 07:44 AM
Colleen Ferrary

Mine, too!! LOL!

Apr 02, 2018 06:37 AM