Golf Offers a Positive Mentoring Environment with
Minimal Risk of Injury For Kids
The golf course is a safe place and facilitates mentoring relationships for youngsters. From when I was 12, every summer my parents dropped me off at the golf club on their way to work at eight in the morning and then picked me on their way home in the evening. Occasionally, I caught a ride about 10 at night with a member going my way. My parents never had to worry about where I was or who I was with.
Golf is the world’s best babysitter.
As well as being friendly with a small group of junior members, I had mentor-like relationships with many people three or four decades older than myself; Ernie Moore, Billy McKeach Peter Thomson, Mick Price, ‘Keep Your Head Down’ Henry and many others. They were cops, lumber salesman, small business owners and entrepreneurs; in other words, an amazing slice of real life. While the language on the golf course was often a bit raw for my young ears, the counsel from these ordinary folks was sound.
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!