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Am i missing out on business by not golfing?

golf has always seemed like such a great waste of time. sho tttsolo03/19/17
I didn't get hired once because I don't golf. joecoder03/19/17
It depends. If you aren't going to invest substantial amount agentdalecooper03/19/17
You should...one of my friend got a 2 million dollar persona mrlollipop03/19/17
If you haven't been golfing since you were a kid then you ar retard03/19/17
Maybe I'm totally out of the loop, but I don't know any atto cranky03/19/17
No clue. I don't golf. isthisit03/19/17
Not really maybe in 1950. even if you were you could mor sillydood03/20/17
depends on what kind of business opportunity you're looking dingbat03/20/17
I play a ton of golf, and I joined a country club last year. psusurf03/20/17
actually, my cousin got his wife to start playing, and now t dingbat03/20/17
You're not a 3. severian203/20/17
I think you have to be relatively good at golf to generate a e36m303/20/17
Golf is a dying sport. The middle class doesn't have the ti ruralattorney03/20/17
the middle class never had the time or money to devote to go dingbat03/20/17
Not true in my area at least. But it is true now. ruralattorney03/20/17
In my part of flyover you can golf 9 holes with a cart for $ flharfh03/20/17
If you frequently deal with institutional clients (corporati mrtor03/20/17
If you're not competent on the course, you'll just embarrass dieter03/20/17
tttsolo (Mar 19, 2017 - 9:11 am)

golf has always seemed like such a great waste of time. should i bite the bullet and get into it again for networking?

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joecoder (Mar 19, 2017 - 12:06 pm)

I didn't get hired once because I don't golf.

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agentdalecooper (Mar 19, 2017 - 11:05 am)

It depends. If you aren't going to invest substantial amounts of time and some money then its not worth it.

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mrlollipop (Mar 19, 2017 - 11:52 am)

You should...one of my friend got a 2 million dollar personal injury case from golfing

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retard (Mar 19, 2017 - 6:27 pm)

If you haven't been golfing since you were a kid then you aren't missing out on much. What's worse than not golfing is being a middle aged man who tries to golf with potential colleagues and can't keep the game in play.

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cranky (Mar 19, 2017 - 9:12 pm)

Maybe I'm totally out of the loop, but I don't know any attorneys in my age range or younger who golf. The local bar assoc. has a golf tournament, but I only know of an older female (lesbian) attorney who was into that. Sounds incredibly boring and a waste of my time to get into golfing, especially if the main purpose is to get business.

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isthisit (Mar 19, 2017 - 11:16 pm)

No clue. I don't golf.

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sillydood (Mar 20, 2017 - 1:32 am)

Not really maybe in 1950.

even if you were you could more than offset it with some other pursuit

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dingbat (Mar 20, 2017 - 9:51 am)

depends on what kind of business opportunity you're looking for. A cousin of mine does a lot of business on the golf course, I do absolutely none there. I don't mind playing once in a while, but there's very little potential for my line of business

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psusurf (Mar 20, 2017 - 10:05 am)

I play a ton of golf, and I joined a country club last year. I have gotten clients from the golf course. I play by myself a lot so I join up in other groups and you just talk people up. Eventually what you do gets brought up. I am a divorce attorney so everyone knows someone going through a divorce, is getting a divorce themselves, etc. Its let about getting actual business on the golf course, and more about just spreading your name around.

However, I am legit addicted to golf, and play a lot of tournaments, including all the bar association tournaments. ( I am a 3 handicap) If you get really into it, your wife will start to get mad at you, it becomes very expensive, and its what you think about most of the warm months. For me its a place to escape to.

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dingbat (Mar 20, 2017 - 10:31 am)

actually, my cousin got his wife to start playing, and now they win couples tournaments at the local country club

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severian2 (Mar 20, 2017 - 12:56 pm)

You're not a 3.

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e36m3 (Mar 20, 2017 - 10:17 am)

I think you have to be relatively good at golf to generate any business from it. Getting good takes a lot of time and money. It also takes a lot of interest, patience and focus.

There are much easier, cheaper, and less time consuming business pursuits I would guess.

I play golf because I love being outside for 4-5 hours with friends. It's also why I love skiing.

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ruralattorney (Mar 20, 2017 - 10:32 am)

Golf is a dying sport. The middle class doesn't have the time or money to devote to golf like they used to.

Invest your time and money where there is growth. There are ways to network other than on a golf course.

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dingbat (Mar 20, 2017 - 1:50 pm)

the middle class never had the time or money to devote to golf

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ruralattorney (Mar 20, 2017 - 1:57 pm)

Not true in my area at least. But it is true now.

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flharfh (Mar 20, 2017 - 4:21 pm)

In my part of flyover you can golf 9 holes with a cart for $20-30 and there are a half dozen public courses within a half hour drive.

Fewer millenials golf but I don't think it's a cost issue. Time investment to be a passably good player may be a factor.

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mrtor (Mar 20, 2017 - 12:33 pm)

If you frequently deal with institutional clients (corporations, gov't, etc.), you should know how to golf. If your practice focuses more on individuals, it's probably a waste of time (unless, say, you're dealing with wealthier clients who nurture a passion for the sport). It's really necessitated by your network. Learn to golf based upon business necessity, not in search of business.

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dieter (Mar 20, 2017 - 1:15 pm)

If you're not competent on the course, you'll just embarrass yourself and annoy the rest of your group by holding things up. If you can sustain a bogey on par threes, and a double bogey on fours and fives, you'll be okay. It won't win you any respect for your golf game, but you won't annoy your partners.

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