A Brief Overview of the Game of Golf

Kilpatrick and Hart, Ltd., Inc., has been assisting clients with funding options for their businesses since 1988. In 2012, Kilpatrick and Hart received the Best of Kendall Park Award in Financing. With this award, founder Thomas Hart and his staff were recognized for their contributions to small businesses and the local community. In his spare time, Mr. Hart actively supports several charitable organizations and enjoys playing golf.

Question #1: How did the game of golf originate?

Answer #1: The origins of golf can be traced back to chole, a game similar to hockey, in which players hit a ball with a stick until the ball reaches its goal, usually a post. The game of chole differs from golf in that players are allowed to interfere with the ball. Chole originated in Belgium and was introduced to players in Scotland in the early 1400s. After the Scottish players refined the game, they changed the name of the sport to golf. The game gained popularity in England in the mid-1500s, and made its way to the United States in the late 1780s.

Question #2: What are a few of the most common mistakes made by golfers?

Answer #2: A few common mistakes include swinging too hard, positioning the feet incorrectly, taking the eyes off the ball, and gripping the club too tightly.

Question #3: What are some things golfers can do to improve their games?

Answer #3: The most helpful thing golfers can do to improve their game is to practice, practice, practice. Golfers should also work to improve their mental discipline, as the game can be both physically and mentally taxing.

Golf: A Sport for Business Professionals

As a financial firm boasting an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, Kilpatrick and Hart, Ltd., Inc., knows how to operate successfully during business hours. The principals at Kilpatrick and Hart also enjoy the sport of golf during personal leisure time. Furthermore, the company assesses why golf is an ideal activity for a business meeting.

1. People of any age, level of fitness, or ability can appreciate golf. A golf match creates an ideal setting for a meeting with a potential client, with its casual yet fun atmosphere and the fact that it can be played by any combination of people no matter their age or physical fitness. Due to the sport’s handicap system, people of differing abilities can enjoy a challenging and competitive game against one another.

2. Golf allows for ample talking time. If using a round of golf as a business meeting, participants can become thoroughly involved in the game while also discussing business deals at length. Things get accomplished during a recreational outing, which is unique to this sport.

3. Golf is a test of character. One of the tenets of the sport of golf is honesty. When embarking on a potential business venture with someone, it is helpful to gauge the person’s fairness, as well as the talent of strategic thinking and the ability to perform under pressure.