Thursday last week saw the Q3 kick-off at a local hotel, with team-building at a local golf course. The day itself was ok. The usual frustrations surfaced – a bit of a p***ing contest between sales – but nothing unusual. The lack of urgency, I feel, is now our biggest obstacle.
The team-building was a laugh. Only four people who ‘play’ golf on a regular basis and nine others who don’t or have never played! Lessons to start and then nine holes… Team-building it was! My team came in a joint second – despite me not hitting a decent shot off the tee the whole round! My putting and chip shots to the green were great though – my short game really helped our overall score! Our instructor, Simon, was a fantastic help to us all around the game – helping the newbies with club choices, swing, alignment etc. and helping me with practical advice. Hampered by awful weather, we trudged on – driven by the desire to reach the club house!
The ninth hole was perfect! P hit a great shot off the tee which landed just on the longer grass at the side of the green. I chipped in for what would have been a two (birdie) but R didn’t remove the pin and the ball hit the pin and bounced back a few centimeters…Argh! All four of us would have fallen on our knees…but it was too muddy. We finished the round on a parr – and on a great high!
The evening’s dinner was interesting. The food was average. The wine flowed…almost too liberally! And the music encouraged a little bit of sillyness. To read more about that check out:
Needless to say, today is another day. It’s Monday, so it’s a sales meeting day. What joy!