Golf is the Sport of Business: Here’s Why

Golf and business have always been intertwined. Living in Florida, all of us at LNE Consulting can’t help but notice how much golf is adored. In many ways, the golf course is as effective as any office when it comes to making a deal — and it’s a great way to inspire competition. But besides the obvious, why is golf so popular in the business world?

Well, there isn’t one specific answer, but LNE Consulting can name a few fundamental reasons.


You Dictate Your Outcome

Team sports are an effective way to work as a unit and bond, but they don’t reflect individual performance. In golf, the only person hitting the ball is you. There’s no room for excuses and your scorecard reflects how you performed individually. Golf requires initiative and composure, two traits that are valued in the office and are displayed on the golf course.

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Its Low Tension

While we all have a certain competitive nature, golf is typically a relaxed and modest game. Too much competition isn’t a good atmosphere for closing deals or getting to know someone. Golf offers an atmosphere of friendly competition with low stakes. It’s a great way to get out of the office, enjoy the outdoors, and be active. While there are many activities that are “low-tension”, golf seems to be the favorite because of all the other elements it involves.

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Opportunities To Network

Whether you randomly paired with a group, or you’re going out with prospective clients, golf gives you a solid few hours to get to know the members of your group. Usually by the time the round has ended you’ve either made a new friend, a connection, or a future business partner. Meeting new people, especially with similar interests, is a great way to grow your network and the golf course is a networking goldmine.

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There are certainly more reasons why golf is so popular in the business world, but those seem to be the three most popular. In Hollywood, Florida, where LNE Consulting is located, golf is as popular as any sport around. Golf is not limited to only professionals, but it is certainly a large component of their lives. It’s a lot bigger than just a round of golf, business professionals will tell you that.

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5 Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July [IDEAS]

July is here and everyone knows that the best barbecuing holiday is quickly approaching! All of us at LNE Consulting are really looking forward to celebrating in our own ways. Just in case you haven’t yet solidified your plans for the fourth, we thought we’d supply a few ideas to celebrate this wonderful day of Independence in South Florida.

 

1. Call up friends and family, get everyone together for a close-knit affair. Get the grill going, throw some hot dogs on the grill, try grilling veggies for a healthier take. Buy some lemonade from the grocery store and supply cool drinks by the pool (perhaps an inflatable one.) The important thing is that you’re all together and you can plan your day around family and friends.

 

2. Head on over to Charnow Park, the beachside located right in Hollywood, FL between 2 pm and 10 pm for a fun-filled day of family activities and picnics. Fireworks will be shown, offshore, at 9 pm and viewing opportunities are available anywhere along the beach. More information is available on their website.

 

3. If you feel like getting out on the Fourth of July, the city of Miami is hosting their annual 4th of July 5K run. Start your day early, with registration from 5:30 – 6:30 am and the race starting at 7:04 am. Funds from this race will benefit ALSAC, St. Jude’s Research Center and the Go Run Project. For only $10 your family can take place in a barbecue after the race, and there is a kiddie dash too! What fun!

 

4. Light off some small fireworks of your own. Now in Florida, fireworks available for consumer usage are limited to sparklers, colored smoke ONLY fireworks and glow worm fireworks. Essentially fireworks that burn without exploding. Leave the dangerous ones to the fireworks officials, but in the meantime, why not enjoy some sparklers in the dark on this wonderful Fourth of July. For a full list of legal fireworks check out this website. 

5. If you don’t feel like dealing with traffic or going out to buy fireworks yourself, why not just tune into one of the incredible fireworks shows all around the world. From New York City to Boston and more, there are beautiful fireworks displays available for viewing, all depending on what you’re feeling We watch the NYE ball drop from NYC all over the world, so why not watch some fireworks too?

All of us at LNE Consulting wish you a great Independence day filled with family, friends, food, and fireworks! Follow LNE Consulting on Instagram for more updates regarding our Fourth of July plans!