We are just a few days to the 4th Annual Upstream Golf Tournament. Speaking of golf; did you know that golf is a great way to network and grow your business or career in the oil and gas industry?
You don’t even have to be a great golfer…just good enough will do. I have 9 reasons why I think you should be part of the Upstream Oil and Gas Golf Tournament this year.
Quality Time During Upstream Golf.
Where else can you spend four quality hours with your company CEO or a valued customer? With today’s busy schedules you are lucky if you can get five minutes!
There is simply no other sport with the amount of quiet time between shots that allows for wide-ranging conversations and mutual interests to be discovered.
Serene Surroundings at Golf Course.
You can plan a client meeting in an office surrounded by water, nature, and sand instead of four white walls.
This instantly creates a more relaxed and friendly environment in which to do business without the normal distractions.
Get Business Intelligence.
You can learn more about a person in four hours golfing than in a lifetime of meetings. Not just by what they say but by how they handle themselves on and off the course.
Do they play by the rules and control their emotions? Or do they fudge and blow a fuse?
An interest in golf alone can be enough to move your friendships several notches up the corporate or business deal ladder. Best of all, the friendships built around golf tend to last a lifetime so as people move around new opportunities will open up for you.
Open Doors on the Road.
When you travel, golf is a great way to open doors by letting prospects or business contacts know you are in the area and up for a game.
You can amazing relationships in other countries by looking for someone in the area you are planning to visit and suggesting a game.
Perfect Golf Gifting.
When you are a golfer it’s easy to give a small gift that makes an impact. A golf book or logoed hat or towel can quickly and inexpensively enhance a relationship.
Game for Life.
It’s a sport that suits all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Thanks to the handicap system, people of widely different abilities can play together and still compete.
So the 60-something CEO can still beat his 30-something prospect or employee, while the 30-something executive can look forward to decades of on-course meetings and deals.
Try doing that on the squash court! What do you think would happen?
Building a Network.
One of the great things about golf is you can just show up at a club and get a game. Depending on your business, you could be looking at three prospects each and every time you tee it up!
Golf is the ultimate networking environment for all kinds of professionals and services.
The 19th Hole at Upstream Golf Tournament
After your round, the 19th Hole provides the perfect setting to take your newly enhanced relationship to the next level or, indeed, to go ahead and ask for the order!
The beauty of the 19th Hole is that it accommodates non-golfers, so you can invite friends, prospects and colleagues who don’t play
There you have it. I am looking forward to seeing you at the Upstream Oil & Gas Golf Tournament this year.