|May 21st, 2008
Racing and Business Have a Few Things in Common
I have learned that many of my racing friends also
enjoy the game of golf. One of our sponsors, Sandler Sales Institute,
announced earlier this year their sponsorship of four
PGA Tour players. Woody Austin,
and Omar Uresti
not only have had success on the PGA Tour, but they
are people who understand how success comes from
having a great support team. Their team is made up of
a swing coach for event preparation and post event
evaluation, and their caddy for strategy and advice
during the event. In addition, their career is managed
by Marketing Professionals. Each of them has risen to
the professional ranks and out performed thousands of
"wannabe" pro golfers throughout North
America. And they will tell you they didn't do it
alone. For your consideration, I've provided below a
short list of similarities between golf, racing and
Stop back and check the Sponsors
section for the latest update on the challenges and
successes of the Sandler PGA Golfers. If you watch
some golf now and then, look for the Sandler
Trainingsm logo on their shirts
and hats in 2008.
Wishing you Good
Business, Good Racing and Good Golfing
They all require
practice and preparation because if you don't bring
your best to the game, you won't magically "find
it" in the middle of the event.
Everyone makes a lot
of mistakes when they first start.
It's a good idea to
scope out the landscape before you start to play.
Playing is a bit
easier when someone can help you see what lies ahead.
People get nervous and
do stupid things when there's a lot of money on the
Choose a model (or
someone successful) to emulate that fits your style.
Keep an eye on your
opponent. You might learn what to do or it might help
you come up with a new idea.
Replicate a formula
for success that is already proven. Get creative only
after you've already achieved fundamental success.
There are good
advisors and bad advisors. You usually get what you
Don't expect lucky
breaks but take advantage of them when they come your
Learn something every
time you go out.
It's the score at the
end that's important, not how good you looked along
Remember why you are
in the game.
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