The golf course is the perfect environment to make new friendships and strengthen old ones. You never know quite who you might meet on a golf course and it’s one of the easiest places in the world to make friends.
The photo at the top of this story represents 180 years of combined golfing friendship that’s alive and well today. We all met as 12 and 13-year-olds.
Success breeds success and people who play golf are, by and large, more successful than the average bear. They are the people with whom you want your kids to hang out.
That said, I have made friends with rock stars, plumbers, carpet layers, multi-millionaires and people who live on the edge. No matter what a person’s background, golf creates a unique bond that can develop anywhere in the world and last a lifetime.
Although I live 4000 miles away, the three best friends I made when starting out as a junior in 1976 remain so today. If you go to the course alone and join with other players, by the end of the round you may find yourself having a beer with new friends while re-living that birdie on the 13th one more time. There are some things you just can’t put a price on and the friendships I have forged through golf are simply priceless.
Andrew Wood is an author and CEO of Legendary Marketing, a Tampa/Orland-based ad agency. He is the world’s leading expert on golf, resort, destination and real estate marketing although his successes go far beyond these core industries. Author of over 40 books including; Confessions of a Golf Pro, Desperately Seeking Members, The Golf Marketing Bible, The Hotel and Resort Marketing Bible and Legendary Advice. Andrew has spoken to thousands of audiences worldwide and was the top-ranked speaker at 97.7% of the events where he spoke on sales, marketing, entrepreneurship or leadership. A pioneer in Internet marketing his creative talent, out of the box ideas and copywriting skills are at the core of his expertise. Regarded as one of the top marketing minds in the world for his ability to craft a winning strategy, generate leads and increase income!