Joining a private golf club

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Hookypro's picture
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Joined: 2011-01-09

I have the opportunity to join a local country club at reduced rates due to being under 40.  It's a pretty good deal although still expensive relative to my public club.  I have a very deep background in golf and carry a + 1 handicap so. I know my way around playing and  etiquette situations.  I have picked up some very good clients from my public club but it is limited and not as conducive to networking.  I know better that to prospect in a club setting but golf relationships can easily develop into business ones. I am at a point in my business where I want to replicate my ideal clients and prospects.  
 
 Anyone have successes or failures in the country club setting?  How did you go about it?  I do know the downsides having experienced some in my club and having worked in country clubs for many years.  

Amber_M's picture
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Joined: 2011-12-26

I would approach it like any other club. While playing, the members will no doubt ask you what you do. Have a simple, non threatening "elevator speech" ready and let them follow up with you.

Its how I network/market with friends or family.

C_FA's picture
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Joined: 2008-12-07

+1 You can let people know what you do, most certainly be a presence, and let the members you may want to land as clients see you there with other prospects or clients. Certain people will open up to you, others won't.

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