Not sure about a person’s character? Considering a personal or business relationship with a new acquaintance?
Take them to the golf course...
#1 – An 18-hole round of golf averages four to five hours of focused time. How often do you get so much uninterrupted time with a person?
#2 – Each player is solely responsible for their decisions and strategy. You can witness a person’s ability to plan ahead and react under pressure.
#3 – At some point, each golfer must interact with other players – turn-taking, waiting for slower players, etc. Attention and patience are a must.
#4 – Each player is solely responsible for their own score-keeping and penalty application (no referees) . A sure-fire way to determine whether or not a person values integrity.
#5 – No matter how experienced a golfer is, they are bound to have a bad shot, hole or round. Their reaction is a hint about how they function when things don’t go according to plan.
There are a plethora of reasons for why a game of golf is an exceptional method of determining personality, values, passion and ethics. Next time you want to know more about someone, invite them to links. Perhaps you will be surprised by what you see.