Top Golf Lessons, Indoor Driving Range, Golf Simulators | Play-A-Round - golf business

Want to Welcome Millennials? Join Their Conversation!

There is a saying that Prussian king Frederick the Great (1712-1786) lost the Battle of Jena (1806), meaning that for twenty years after his death, the army perpetuated his successful organization instead of adapting to meet the changes in the art of war. Many rules outlive the purpose for which they were intended. What rule, policy, or way of thinking has been successful for golf in the past but may be limiting the game now? What does the industry need to change? It’s no secret that the ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Benefits of Playing Golf

Golf is great exercise…so choose golf courses you can walk. It might seem like golf is a casual walk around the course, but you actually exceed 10,000 steps, which is the daily guideline for exercise recommended by medical experts to maintain good health. Not only are you walking, but also carrying your bag or pulling a cart, which makes golf an excellent choice for fun and fitness. Golf makes you think strategically…a great tool for business. Have you ever missed that two-foot putt during ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Eight Essentials to Exciting, Successful Team Events!

If golf is such a great way to build business relationships, why don't more business people  use it to develop their teams? Perhaps their last event was missing one or more of the eight essentials necessary for successful, exciting team events. Our customers tell us that golf is truly a great way to grow their team. We’ve hosted over a hundred company events and as a result, we've seen what works and what doesn’t. Here are eight essentials we've culled from our customer's ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Thursday, August 9, 2012

"Will You Do Me a Favor?"

Robert Collier as one of the most famous salesmen of the 1930s, able to sell just about anything to anyone. One of his most powerful sales tactics was letter writing, and one of his most successful sales letters was the "Will you do me a favor?" letter. Collier was inspired by the story of how a company manager asked a favor from a competing business, which ultimately led to the two firms merging. Collier believed the same idea could work in print - and he was right. The letter asks the ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Truth or Consequences?

Lying without getting caught is hard work. Growing up, too often I found myself caught up in my own stories. One little stretching of the truth led to two. Two embellishments led to four, and so on. After telling the story several times and watching it grow, I realized that I had created a “house of cards”.    Remember the chaos Robin Williams created in the role “Mrs. Doubtfire” trying to live out two lies and dealing with the consequences? Changing into and out of an English nanny outfit ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Monday, April 25, 2011