About 10 years ago, it wasn’t unusual for me to play between 60 and 70 rounds of golf a year, but how times of changed. This year, my total was seven.
I’d like to say that it’s totally due to back issues that flare up from time to time, alth0ugh it’s been pretty good this year, but that’s not the whole story.
More than anything, it’s because GNN is a 24/7 business when you’re dealing the best you can with news of the day in a very active industry.
That, of course, cuts into your time away from the computer as well, reducing the time you have for typical personal matters and time with family and friends. If there’s a positive side to that, it’s that you appreciate a round of golf that much more when you do tee it up.
I know I’m not alone. People within the industry, from conversations I’ve had, are spending less time on the golf course these days with focus often the business side of the industry or due to extra duties they’ve taken on.
Still, it must be tough looking out an office window at those fairways and greens and not desire to be walking them with our clubs in tow. Do you do play as much as you did, or is playing just a special treat these days?
That’s the question in this week’s GNN Poll.
You can answer below or on the GNN home page and, as always, please add any thoughts you have on the subject in the Comments section below.
How would you compare the rounds of golf you played this year to the rounds you played when you first got into the industry?
- Drastically lower (52%)
- Somewhat lower (24%)
- The same or more (24%)
- New to industry / never played regularly (0%)