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August 30, 2009


Gary Pines

Thanks for your posted comments about golf.

If I were you, I would also not play golf with clients. Your attitude is not suited for client golf. I gather that you are better suited for other types of client interaction.

Golf is a game of embarrassment, which I had previously stated. If you can embarrass yourselves in front of each other and survive ... I believe that you can work together, make mistakes and survive.

Golf is hard. Golf is a challenge. I know I and my guests will have good shots and bad shots. The challenge each time is to try to have enough good shots. In my blog I wrote that there have been times when scorekeeping would only tally good shots.

If you take golf too seriously you will probably not have fun. I enjoy the challenge. I enjoy being outside in the fresh air. I enjoy the exercise of walking the course. I enjoy the camaraderie of being with others who are taking the challenge. And I usually have clients with me who also enjoy the challenge. My goal is that we all enjoy (have fun) and maybe even get mnre good shots than expected.

Remember: you never need to talk business on the golf course. But your shared embarrassments and successes on the golf course will make it a lot easier to discuss business later on.

I am sorry to hear that you do not enjoy golf. I hope to continue to play golf with those who do.

Gary Pines

Peter Darling

I guess I wasn't clear. I like golf -- I just personally find it a bad environment in which to network, and I suspect the same is true for other people. That's it.


Golf courses were built, and will be built as soon as the growing popularity of the sport worldwide. On the other hand, we have problems to squeeze and deterioration of the climate that we have suffered in recent times. Construction of golf courses and environmental challenges facing the community creates a toxic combination that fuels all sorts of conflicts. This culminated in the infamous Donald Trump wanted to build a golf course in Scotland, and found some of the strongest resistance, he probably never met in his illustrious career.

Damen Golfschuhe

Golf course has recently opened the Old Course at Bandon Dunes built Macdonald Resort, located in Bandon, Oregon. This 6,978 yard par 71 course was designed by Tom Doak and Jim Urbina. Charles Blair Macdonald was known as the father of American golf, because he built the first golf course to 18 holes in America, helped found the USGA and won the first U.S. Amateur championship. Doak and Urbina had access to twenty holes of golf Macdonald said were his favorites. They managed to get sixteen of these ideas in this new golf course. Great news for golfers is that it is not only a great journey, but its just one of four core courses at Bandon Dunes Resort.

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