Tell me about GOLF ASAP

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by SiberianErik, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Shinesintx

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    For the OP: I think the hook slice conversation might be nice to bring up due to the masters winner. Bubba is a lefty. His slice, is actually a hook. His hook is actually a slice. Why? The term is dependent on which side of the ball the player addresses.

    I only caught this because of his post match interview. Is it worthwhile to bring up? I dunno, maybe someone else will chime in.
     
  2. brausso

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    Just watch Caddyshack a few times and you'll be A-Okay
     

  3. Zell

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    I say don't BS them. Just be you.

    If knowing all about golf is critical to getting this job, then you're already dead in the water. I'm sorry to say that, but if you try to fake it and they so much as whiff a hint of phoniness -- even with some of the info you pick up on this thread -- they will see right through you and that will cost you the job.

    My suggestion is to be yourself and wow them with what you know about the job and why you're the perfect "fit" for the job.

    I wouldn't come right out the gate and tell them you don't know anything about golf, but on the other hand I wouldn't sit there and smile and nod every time something is said about the sport -- as if you know all about it. You'll get caught.
     
  4. Zell

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    Besides guns/shooting, what are some of the other sports and activities you participate in? Basketball, tennis, road or mountain biking, hunting, etc? I would mention your interest in these activities to hopefully off-set the golf issue. Mention these things so they know you are a well-rounded person. Just don't tell them you're a BS'er on GlockTalk like all of us here.:)
     
  5. CBennett

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    its slow and rather boring you DO get a good walk out of it if you dont use a cart. You will either instantly like it or know its not your thing..to get good it takes YEARS and its rather expensive if you go enough to get good. I tried it and it isnt my game and im not in the least bit interested in wasting more $$ to "get better" so after going 5-6 times ive never been again...Just have better things to do with my $$$. one year with the dues id have paid for a season of golf(paying like this is getting your best rates) I instead bought a nice mountain bike(Diamondback) and a good pair of hiking boots(Lowas) and get much more fun out of them than I ever did Golfing :)
     
  6. coachg

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    Smart! Guys like that will love listening to themselves talk to someone new about something they love.
     
  7. VELO

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    Don't BS. They'll see right through you. Of course, they may actually be looking for a disingenuous ass-kisser and you'll be a perfect fit.

    This is good advice:

    Good luck with your meeting.
     
  8. Eyescream

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    This is pretty great advice.
     
  9. Zell

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    You the man. I'm with you.
     
  10. Zell

    Zell IrregularMember

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    I don't have the patience for golf. Golf requires a lot of time and money to be good enough to enjoy playing it. Whenever I play golf I end up coming home frustrated with myself and the sport as well as about 300 golf balls less than when I started the day.
     
  11. SiberianErik

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    OK i857 that sounds like great advice thx.

    So the sum of the responses were don't try to be a poser. I think its best, I am a terrible BSer, my wife can bust me on a lie in about 3 secs.

    The issue is I live in what is I guess the middle of golf heaven, even the PGA HQ is just a 10 min drive south.When I speak to people and tell them where I live they are like "oh whats your handicap ? :dunno: beer..is that right ?

    I like tennis, boats and guns, w/ 99% of free time and $$ going to guns. Unfort if I put under "interests" Blk Rifles, AKs, and 1911's I will be escorted out of the interview. A good friend of mine that has held a few CFO positions in the F500 comps always lists the same 3 things. "Photography, Wine and Golf" he has no clue how to do any of the 3 but he says it looks great to potential CEO's.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  12. Never Nervous

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    A pilot will know instantly if someone is b***s******about their knowledge of flying a plane. Same thing with golf. Watch the Golf Channel.

    NN
     
  13. VELO

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    A correct and lighthearted answer would be "Yes. When it comes to golf I'm definitely handicapped."

    Don't sweat the small stuff. There are people who live in Sonoma who know nothing about wine and folks in the south who know nothing about NASCAR (that might be a stretch :supergrin:). Just be yourself, be genuine and everything else will sort itself out.
     
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    Just get the ball in the clowns mouth and the windmill is a matter of timing :supergrin:







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  15. Halojumper

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    Correct me if I'm wrong Sandy, but if I kill all the golfers, they're gonna lock me up and throw away the key...
     
  16. Halojumper

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    I sometimes do classes on improvised weapons where I teach people how to defend themselve either with or from golf sticks.
     
  17. Halojumper

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    However, on a more serious note, you might try using golf as a metaphor for someone who really has to work hard on something to get it right. If you have time, you might want to study up on anchoring an language patterns and weave that in. A totally off the hip example of an opener for this might be (I'll assume his name is mr. Jones. Plug in the actual name if you use this)

    You know Mr. Jones, I don't know a whole lot about golf, but what I do know is that the only people who get really good at it are those who are willing to really dig in and do whatever it takes to learn the game and get it done right. So, even without knowing a lot about the actual game, I know that what it takes to be good at it is very similar to what I bring to the table.


    Like I said, that's a rough quicky example, but I'd use this sort of approach rather than trying to fool somebody who is not likely to be fooled. In any event, good luck.
     
  18. SiberianErik

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    Thx halo. You know here is the deal. I am 45, did well in the medical services field, investing and retired three yrs ago. I spend my days for the last two years piddling around on my 13,000 acre lease, plinking and annoying the wife and my teen kids around the house.

    I have not had any business suit on in forever let along looked for employment. However a really well managed medical REIT that I used to have a significant position in, is moving to my area. Their offices are literally in my backyard. I had a recommendation from a friend of their CFO and I am set to interview w/him this summer.

    I am from the deep south so I have a PhD in NASCAR btw..I am more effluent in the Junior Johnson, Davey and Bobbie Allison, Red Farmer and Cale Yarbough School of Education though.
     
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  19. CharlestonG26

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    ...or on the golf course.:whistling:
     
  20. Halojumper

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    What do you do, or can you say?