Life lessons from the game of golf that work in the Business World!

Thought about this when I was reading this book! Love my work love my golf. I want always to get better at both – always!

Golfing lessons that improve your golf score Business Lessons that improve your performance
Study the shot to be played- in relationship to your capabilities Start with your game/business plan – make sure you have the talent to make it happen
Select the right club (and tee the ball correctly if it is a tee shot) Make sure you have the resources you need to do the job in hand
Take the correct grip A great plan always starts with the right basics in place
Take the correct stance for the shot to be played Pause and Check your  “foundational assumptions” before you take your first steps
Keep your head steady Keep your focus and move forward with a passion and steady conviction
See that your left knee points behind the ball on the backswing Ensure you have checks and balances in place
Have your wrists broken to the fullest extent at the top of your backswing, without loosening your left hand. The right hand is firm but not tight Ensure that all processes and functions are working in harmony and pointing/focused towards the same goal
Pause at the top of the swing Take time to reflect to ensure proper goal execution and you are still on target
Don’t rush as you start down, but get your right knee in toward the ball When ready to go, do it in a planned, respectful and professional way and with confidence
Keep your head steady Keep your focus and move forward with a passion and steady conviction
Keep your hands ahead of the clubhead by keeping your wrists cocked, and whip your right hand into the shot at the last second When completing the task always check your resources and make sure they are all aligned and still on mission
Keep your head steady Keep your focus and move forward with a passion and steady conviction

Taken from the book – How to play your best golf – All the time by Tommy Armour.

(The simple routine of an Orderly Golf Shot – Tommy Armour)

I like to keep things simple, it seems to work much better and always much more fun so I thought you might like this…. Peter ( HRMexplorer)

It also struck me that golf is like business, we always want to get better and improve our score.

We also know that it is more than the clubs we use, but moreover how we use our mind, the talent we have, the wisdom of the caddie, and how we form our game plan.

Finally and most importantly there is also a need to be a “gentleman” and honorable and always be trustful. There is little fun in the game of golf or business when you use “foot wedges” to get ahead.


About HRMexplorer

Managing Director - Human Capital Europe and USA - My ability is to recognize ingrained assumptions and patterns of operation that aren’t productive, and offer practical, cost-effective and value-based solutions.

Posted on May 26, 2011, in HRMexplorer Blogs. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Tiger Woods picked the right guy — I am a 7 handicap and this is the best golf instruction book I have ever read (Nicklaus, Hogan, Woods, Watson, Harmon, Penick, Couples, Floyd, etc.). The one-plane angle concept is so technically sound and the only golf-aid you need to dramatically improve your swing is a mirror. Excellent pictures help capture exactly what Hank is explaining. At any level, this book is a cornerstone for building a bomb-proof golf swing. Most importantly, hit good shots and enjoy it — instead of going to find it :)!

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