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
Nike Matchplay practice round. Have I peaked too early?
by admin on 26th October 2013
Today my friend Mark Taylor and I went to Bristol & Clifton Golf Club for a practice round ahead of the regional final of the NikeGolf Matchplay Championship. We've already won our way through four matchplay rounds and now it's a betterball regional final. The top two from 12 pairs go through to an all expenses paid trip to Vale de Lobo in Portugal. Now that is some kind of incentive in my book. So, Mark and I thought we'd better get organised and have a practice round. It is a golf course that we've both played a few times before, but Read full article »
Why I love playing at Saunton Golf Club
by David Gilroy on 5th October 2013
So on Thursday I drove down to Saunton to attempt to play golf with some friends who were driving down from Surrey. I say "attempt to play" as the weather forecast was awful, with it possibly clearing by around 3 or 4pm. I left Bristol at 11am and as soon as I was just past Weston-Super-Mare it started raining. And boy did it rain! At one point everyone was driving at less than 50mph it was so bad. A quick call to my friends who were on the A303 showed it to be the same over there. It rained all the way to Read full article »
A review of Saunton Open Week 2013
by David Gilroy on 10th August 2013
Last year I decided to join Saunton Golf Club as a Country Member. It's a course I'd played a few times before and one of the first golf clubs I went to in the year that I took up golf. So this year MrsG and I decided to go down to Saunton for the whole of their Open Week, and what a great week it was. There are 12 competitions across the 10 days with 7 in which ladies can play and 9 in which men can play. Here are details of each competition along with some notes from my experience playing Read full article »
William Hunt Trilby Tour 2013 – St Pierre, Wales
by David Gilroy on 8th July 2013
I had a great day out at St Pierre on Thursday 4 July 2013 playing in the William Hunt Trilby Tour for the third time. The first two times I played at Trevose, scoring 28 & then 32 points (off 8, with 3/4 handicap so given 6 shots). Nice progression in the my game. My home course is Henbury in Bristol which although a fair bit shorter than St. Pierre (6,103 yards, par 69) is, I think, a whole lot tighter in terms of tree lined fairways and real rough/bushes in which you can easily lose a ball with loose Read full article »
A bit of a purple patching in terms of golf scheduling!
by David Gilroy on 7th June 2013
I seem to have had/about to have a bit of a run in playing golf in some lovely places. Here's what's been and what's coming. Played here last week :- http://bellemareplagehotel.constancehotels.com/legend-golf-course-bellemare.html http://bellemareplagehotel.constancehotels.com/links-golf-course-bellemare.html Playing here next week 13-Jun - http://www.trumpgolfscotland.com/ 14-Jun - http://www.crudenbaygolfclub.co.uk/ Here the week after 18-Jun - http://www.tyrrellswoodgolfclub.com/ Here the week after 25-Jun - http://www.salisburygolf.co.uk/ 30-Jun - http://www.hillside-golfclub.co.uk/ Then playing in this the following week 4-Jul - http://www.williamhunttrilbytour.com/ at the St Pierre venue Then the big one 25-Jun - http://www.wentworthclub.com/golf/west-course/ 26-Jun - http://www.foxhills.co.uk/golf/golf-at-foxhills.aspx As part of my 50th year celebrations!!! Oh yeah, then a whole week down at Saunton for the Open Week competition 4-Aug - http://www.sauntongolf.co.uk/ where Manda & I are members Read full article »
- Nike Matchplay practice round. Have I peaked too early?