solvers, whether you’re trying to recover a
wayward shot or read a green. In golf, as
in life, there is no one recipe for success,
and players have found similar levels of
success using wildly different strategies.
Business professionals and golfers must
experiment with different possibilities and
discover their strengths and weaknesses
through practice,” adds Deck.
Golf helps foster the skills that are necessary to be an achiever. These skills include
focusing on the process and not the results,
concentrating on cause and effect, and being
realistic in your goals. “It’s all about keeping
it simple,” says Clampett.
Not only will groups benefit from golf
academies but by just getting out on the
course as well. “Golf stimulates brain-
wave activity, which is a good thing," says
Clampett. “Plus, it is a relational sport that
fosters real business relationships.”
Those who are intimidated by the game of
golf are losing out on a possible opportunity
to network and conduct business. That’s
where a golf academy can help. “By teaching
them the basic skills or perfecting the skills
they already have, it will make them feel
comfortable to be out on the links,” says
Brandon Woods, CEO of Wyn Experiences,
a sports event management company.
He agrees that many of the techniques
offered at golf academies can be applied
to the business world. “For instance, a golf
swing is all tempo. Slow and steady creates
better impact and distance — ultimately
better results,” he says. “It takes patience
to learn and understand this. These skills
can be carried over to the business world,
as patience is key in creating a relation-
ship, mining a relationship, and doing
Woods says he has witnessed a transfor-
mation in the golf business the last 10 years.
Having spent two decades in the incentive
industry, he has watched as large groups on
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