Golf & The Art of Business
A blog helping me flesh out my first book titled the same as this website as well as stories regarding my golfing travels around the world and other golfing observations.
It's a book about how I took up golf in 2006, reduced my handicap to 7.4 (June 2013) and yet grew my business by over 600% in the same period.
The book aims to draw parallels between how one can go about taking up golf and reduce your handicap and how the same techniques & strategies help you grow your business.
Recent Site Articles
Quintero Golf Club (Scottsdale) – Course Review
by admin on 8th May 2014
Today’s outing was at Quintero Golf Club. It’s a decent distance out of Scottsdale, at least as far as Gold Canyon, if not a bit further. We are staying at the Talking Stick Resort so it was pretty easy driving on the 101 freeway, then I17 north and SR74 west, even coming back at 6:30pm there was very little traffic. The course has a few houses around it but you did not feel like you were playing in the middle of a housing estate like many of the Scottsdale courses “inside the 101 freeway. There were a few houses, but very Read full article »
We Ko Pa – Saguaro Course – Review
by admin on 6th May 2014
Today’s outing was at We Ko Pa on the Saguaro Course which is Scottsdale desert golf at its finest. We were a bit rushed when we first got there as I’d misjudged the the length of time to get there. We were paired up with another single player, which was fine as it slowed down our pace of play just a little so we barely caught up the group who’d teed off 30 mins before us. After 7 holes I was beginning to think that the wide open fairways were making the course a bit easy as I was 1 under Read full article »
Gold Canyon Golf Club – Dinosaur Course – My Day Out
by David Gilroy on 5th May 2014
Today’s outing was to the Dinosaur Course at Gold Canyon Golf Resort. About a 45 min drive from The Talking Stick Resort where we are staying it is well worth the drive. Par 70, 6,323 yards off the Black tees, and for my American golfing friends, a Course Rating of 69.2 and a Slope Rating of 135. I’ve written before about the USGA Slope Rating system in the US and what it’s supposed to do to level out handicaps. Take for example my 7.3 handicap. On the course I played today the USGA Course Handicap Calculator gives me a handicap of Read full article »
Pebble Beach Links – My day out
by David Gilroy on 26th April 2014
So, that was that. Pebble Beach Links, done, played. We rocked up in plenty of time to go to the range and hit 50 balls or so, a bit of a chip & a putt and then it was down to the 1st tee. Our playing partners were two brothers, Rick & Steve Rash (Scottsdale & El Paso respectively). Then, driver down the 1st, what was I thinking! Great hit, but wrong line put me under a tree, a punch out and a decent wedge to the green, left me 10 feet away, and that’s where the fun started, a three putt Read full article »
Spyglass Hill at Pebble Beach – My day out
by David Gilroy on 25th April 2014
I don’t know why I thought of it, but it struck me in the plane on the way over that like most US golf courses, I would have to buy a course planner for the courses at Pebble Beach. But then I caught myself and said, “Really, at $385 for a round at Spyglass Hill, surely they will throw in a Planner”? But no, my first thought was the correct one. When we got to the Pro Shop at Spyglass Hill the planner was an extra $10. When I commented on the fact that I had to pay for one, the Read full article »