I took a course in golf/bowling when I was a community college freshmen. It met my PE requirement, but it had an inherent flaw. The golf part was scheduled for the dead of winter, so we practiced putting in the basketball gym. I can tell you with certainty that hardwood floors are NOTHING like the greens.
That experience, and my lack of any athletic skill, turned me off the sport. Now I wish I’d tried harder.
It seems that golfing is a real career booster.
The Professional Golfers Association is offering an eight-week course at OSU this fall titled “Golf: For Business and Life.” PGA Pro Pat Jenkins will teach the course, which “educates students, regardless of their chosen career, how they can use golf as a business tool as they enter the professional world.”
Local business leaders will even talk about how golf has enhanced their business.
I guess I can understand the link to the links. Say you’re the owner of a dry cleaners, and you are looking for investors in a new location. You take your well-financed friends for an afternoon round, and somewhere about the 8th hole, you mention that your business plan is a virtual hole-in-one. Then you smartly let them win, buy them a few more beers at the club house and close the deal.
Why limit this entrepreneurial trick to golf? What about other (more me-friendly) sports? Like kick ball. Or bowling. I did pretty well on the that part of the PE class — once I quit making divots in the lanes.