If you’re in the business world, you know how important it is to make connections and grow your social network. By forging connections and building personal and professional relationships, you can rest assured knowing you have people on your side through both business and personal happenings. When it comes to business, one of the best places to build these relationships and enjoy a nice day out is a golf club or course. Even if you’re not a great golfer, how you play, and the way you present yourself when playing with others will go a long way toward helping you forge these relationships. So, how do you approach a friendly game of golf designed to improve your business relationships while still being competitive? At Burl Oaks Golf Club, we’ve seen countless business networking meetings and games go off without a hitch and will share some of our experience here.
Be Competitive, But Not So Much It’s Overbearing
In the course of an 18-hole game of golf, you’re going to have a few hours to talk to and get to know potential business partners. While you want your game to be competitive, you don’t want to necessarily take that to the next level and irritate your potential business associates with your overbearing competitiveness. While you may relish in the competitiveness of golf with people who constantly play and for pleasure, that may not be the best choice when it comes to using golf as a networking tool. During the course of your game, get to know your potential business partners as people, while doing your best to play to their skill level. You want to build a business relationship with them, not overshadow them in golf from the get-go. Contact us to learn more today.
Slowly Ease Into Business Talk
While your primary goal for taking potential business partners out for a game of golf is to build a business relationship, you might not want to dive into the logistics right away. While the person or company you’re playing the course with obviously knows they’re there to talk business, they might want to ease into the business talk and simply enjoy the course, view, and weather before getting into the nitty-gritty. Before you start discussing details and business plans, simply enjoy the game for a bit and get to know your potential business partners and set the foundation for a relationship that will hopefully last for some time. By prioritizing building networking relationships over golf scores, you can rest assured knowing you have a solid network to fall on in your profession. Contact Burl Oaks today to learn more about hosting small networking events with us.
Contact Burl Oaks Golf Club Today
If you’re in the Twin Cities metro area and looking for a state-of-the-art golf club to grow your personal and professional network, contact Burl Oaks Golf Club today. With our high-end course and a beautiful clubhouse, you can feel part of a community and build lasting relationships. To learn more about our club, give us a call at 952-472-7017 or message us on our contact page today.