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
Saunton spring outing
by David Gilroy on 22nd April 2014
Finally, some good weather coincided with my availability over the Easter weekend to have a quick flit to Saunton. It's one of the advantages of having a Country Membership down there and living in Bristol. In just over two hours you can be on the first tee cracking one away down the 470 yard, par 4, stroke 5 opening hole! It's the first time I've been down since the refurbished clubhouse has re-opened and doesn't it look fabulous. I played the East Course with a friend of mine (who slept all the way home in the car) and had a pretty good Read full article »
Closed season swing changes underway
by David Gilroy on 24th January 2014
First lesson of the year this morning. Just about every Friday morning from now until the end of March booked in from 8am - 9am with my great coach Paul Mitchell (http://www.paulmitchellpga.co.uk/Staff). Trying to get my swing a bit more "inside to out" to prevent my "big fade misses". The work with the driver is going OK, but with the irons it's all still a bit of mess. My big problem is that when I'm practicing I have to think REALLY hard about not concentrating on the result, just try to nail the movement we are aiming for an forget where the Read full article »
Ever played golf below sea level?
by David Gilroy on 11th January 2014
Well I'm looking forward to it in May this year. MrsG and are taking a holiday to the US West Coast and are thinking of driving from San Francisco to Scottsdale and along the way stopping at the Furnace Creek Resort to experience playing golf in Death Valley. The course is 214ft below sea level so I'm looking forward to seeing how far less the ball flies. A couple of years ago we played at the Sedona Golf Resort which was the complete opposite, it was at 3,000ft, and the ball went flipping miles. I was hitting a 9 iron around Read full article »
Gilroy wins the 2013 Gilroy/Taylor Tour (14½ : 2½)
by David Gilroy on 1st January 2014
There was going to be no repeat of my collapse in the 2012 tournament. Last year I got 8:2 up and then managed to lose all 8 of the next 8 games and lose 8:10. This year I got ahead just as early on in the year but Mark could not catch up . He did beat me twice and we halved one match, but that was it. The great thing about a competition like this is that even as best friends it just makes us that bit more competitive and focused even when we are out having a "Sunday Fiver" game. Read full article »
Nike Matchplay practice round. Have I peaked too early?
by David Gilroy 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 »
- Saunton spring outing