England Golf Union has highlighted that less than 20% of golf clubs have a corporate membership package yet local companies can make a big difference to your business.
Did you know: 54% of business professionals see golf as the perfect networking tool, only 8% selected football, 93% said, “Playing golf with a business associate is a good way to establish a closer relationship”, 25% of Business decision-makers play Golf! 48% of Executives see the Golf Course as an ideal business environment, 20% of the FTSE-100 Chairmen belong to the same Golf Club!
38% of Executives use Golf as an “international language” to break language & cultural barriers!
27% of Executives see Golf as ideal to get ahead with their careers. 41% describe Golf as “a perfect way” to get to know associates. 25% of Executives see Golf as a Sport for young managers.
Source: European Managers by The Welsh Development Agency.
So how much time do you put into business networks?