golf, business tool, networking, relationships, trust


Most everyone is aware that networking and relationship building hold the keys to success within the business world. But just how are these networks so carefully cultivated? Recent statistics suggest that golf is a major player in cutting behind-the-scenes business deals. Approximately 90% of Fortune 500 CEOs play golf, and executives who play golf earn 17% more than those who don’t. Golf is a networking tool available to virtually anyone: the old and young, male and female, athletic and unathletic alike. It aids in building relationships with clients, customers, vendors, and colleagues, simultaneously advancing the golfer’s career and helping to grow the company. Golfers learn how to deal with the success, failure, and adversity that they encounter both on the golf course and in the workplace. Moral of the story: don't let your golfing skills or your business skills become sub par. And if you haven't yet, start learning to golf.



Marriott Student Review is a student journal created and published as a project for the Writing for Business Communications course at Brigham Young University (BYU). The views expressed in Marriott Student Review are not necessarily endorsed by BYU or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


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