For as long as there has been a golf course to play on, business deals have taken place out there. With four hours of somebody’s attention, a chance to learn not only about their business but to learn about them as a person through their manner and etiquette, can you name a better venue for business meeting?
Maybe it’s just a coincidence that business seems to happen on the golf course, however the stats seems to say otherwise. In 2016, Forbes said that over 80% of executives and 90% of the CEOS of Fortune 500 companies played golf, with those CEOs having on average a 17% higher salary!
But wait… what if you and no one else in your business is a golfer, does that mean you’re missing out on these potential business opportunities?!
Well no, not at all.
This is where a corporate golf day plays a big part of the business calendar, for all the golfers and non-golfers within the company. Whether you invite current customers or potential clients, it gives you the opportunity to spend valuable time together in a much more relaxed environment. And with a few hours together, it will only help build and strengthen your business relationships. If the event is well run at a top venue, organised and executed professionally, it in turn re-enforces your companies service and quality levels let alone impressing the golfers you’re inviting along. For the non-golfer in the business, their attendance is equally important to build the client recognition, if a customer feels valued by your company; they will remain a loyal customer to you.
Internally, a corporate golf day doesn’t just have to be for customers, it’s a fantastic opportunity to build and maintain staff motivation. A great team building exercise in a relaxed environment outside of the office will usually lead to greater performance back in the office. Finally, the marketing opportunities that come with hosting a golf day are endless. From social media platform campaigns to promote the event in the run up, to the on course branding and giveaways during the day, it really is the perfect way to increase the brand awareness.
From the big full day with the big impact, to the small gathering with greater one-to-one time, the tailoring of a golf day to suit your company’s needs is only a simple discussion away.
Sponsorship opportunities at Rockliffe Hall
At Rockliffe Hall, we have a few fantastic sponsorship opportunities for 2019, all with varying benefits but all with a big impact for your company.
Thinking of hosting a golf day or two this year? Why not receive 20% off your day if you take sponsorship of one of our Championship golf holes.
Or maybe you’re looking for more of as a social media campaign to tens of thousands of potential new customers? Then our Lead Title Sponsorship of one of our many Open Competitions is the perfect option for you.
We have 11 Open Competitions on the calendar for 2019 from Pairs to Team events, Men’s, Ladies and Seniors Opens, there really is a great opportunity for you to promote to your target audience.
For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact me on 01325 729 980 or email email@example.com
For the fourth year running we have our very exciting MASFAB Foursomes pair’s tournament this summer. And once again a huge thank you to MASFAB for their continued support with this event.
Local professionals and category 1 amateurs can pair up in any order they wish (2 Professionals / 2 amateurs / 1 professional and 1 amateur etc.) to take on the challenge of 36 holes in a gruelling Foursomes style format.
Previously won by both EuroPro and Challenge Tour Professionals due to the guaranteed first place prize of £1000, the event is growing in size attracting some of the best golf amateurs and professionals from all over the North of England.
Tuesday 23rd July is the date for this year’s event, definitely worth mentioning to your local Professional to see if you could be up to the challenge. For more information on the event, visit the Rockliffe Hall webpage
Society Golf Days at Rockliffe Hall
January and February are naturally busy months for meetings; the start of a new calendar year, close to the end and start of the new financial years or maybe planning your 2019 society golf trips?
What better way to spend a day off work, than a day away with friends on a fantastic golf course, great food and even better company! We now have three packages available for societies to visit Rockliffe Hall and enjoy the Championship golf course and marvellous Clubhouse food. From a golf only package to a breakfast, lunch, dinner and 27 holes package, you really can choose what suits your group best.
Don’t let the snow over the past two weeks be an excuse to not get excited about golf, start planning your 2019 away days now. Plus it’s not long until the Masters where we all know the season has then officially begun!
Until next time, keep golfing!