Tuesday, September 29, 2009

And the winner is ....

Tiger and Phil? Why not?

Phil wins the Tour Championship and Tiger wins the FedEx Cup. Or Phil wins a battle, but Tiger won the war - this year, again.

It all seems to make sense that consistency is worth $10 million and a few wins are worth only about $4 million.

Sure beats my summer of golf though, how about you?

Friday, September 25, 2009

Weekend plans?

Tiger and friends are playing for $10 milllion and the FedEx Cup this weekend. What are you doing?
The so-called playoff series for the PGA Tour is finally getting interesting. The winner of this event is likely the winner of the series. It isn't necessarily Tiger or Vijay just for showing up. That's the way a playoff series should be - the favourites and top dogs fighting off the contenders.
Sort of like business competition for the big customer everybody wants.
Or maybe not. Am I overstretching the "business is like golf" concept? Help me out here.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Even bad golf is good

Sometimes you just have to learn to enjoy it in spite of the disappointments.

It has been a slow summer for golf for me. Just 10 rounds, so that means the results are inconsistent. Well, not totally inconsistent, mostly bad - not breaking 100 and very few good shots or good holes. It's easy to get discouraged and decide, again, to give it up.

But then, ... it's a beautiful day on a beautiful course and two consecutive days with a few good shots and some pars, even a birdie or two, and "I love this game, even if it doesn't always love me back!"

So where's the business lesson in that? Probably just a reminder not to let it go. Find the good spots, remind yourself of the long-term rewards and enjoy.
Doing what you like and getting better at it is reward enough.

Keep on swinging.