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I don't golf. I should golf. Shortest route to being competent?

Hey golf guys, give me the short, critical path to being good "enough" to potentially golf as a business/networking opportunity.


πŸ”Ž Prospecting
🀝 Networking
πŸ“¨ Marketing
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CoorsKing
WR Officer
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King of the Coors Knights
Take a lesson, realize you do not actually need to use your driver (I almost always tee off with my hybrid), and practice the short game. Try to make it out either playing or practicing 1-2 times month at a minimum.

When you are starting out, don't swing for distance. Swing for consistency, if you can go a whole round without losing a ball you are already doing better than most! I would take a short shot in the fairway over a bomb into a hazard or lost in the trees somewhere everytime.Β 

Most importantly... have fun. If you are not having fun, that is what the bar cart is for.Β 
Ashing
Fire Starter
Senior Account Executive
OK! Simple and actionable, this is great. Thank you.

...there's a beer cart?
CoorsKing
WR Officer
+11
King of the Coors Knights
Yup. Beer cart, and bar in the club house. There is a reason people like playing golf haha
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DustFrog
Valued Contributor
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Business Development Manager
I'm more of a "sponsor a hole and catch them at the clubhouse" kinda guy
HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
+14
Regional VP
No one is good at golf.Β  Just drink, swing hard, and have fun.Β  People who get too worried about their score end up hating it.
Ashing
Fire Starter
Senior Account Executive
So just being able to make semi-consistent connection in the direction we're generally going should be ok?
HarryCaray
Notable Contributor
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Regional VP
100%
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Ace
Arsonist
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CEO
Don't think there's any shortcut to learn a skill
Ashing
Fire Starter
Senior Account Executive
Fair point. I think it's always a good idea to play to your strengths rather than mitigate weaknesses. But I have zero capacity in this area and I have to start somewhere.
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Same for me. Best would be to take small lessons and get a hang of it
paddy
WR Officer
+10
Account Executive
Just shave a few strokes off your score as a start and practice every now and then. The first part is more important. Hope this helps!
HoosierDaddy
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JesusChrist
Good Citizen
Sales Manager
Start with being naturally athletic.. if not, you’re in for a ride.
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