The Tshwane Youth Business Council (“TYBC”) is proud to announce the 2015 TYBC Golf Day. This high energy, entertaining golf tournament will be held at the prestigious Centurion Golf Club on the 11 of November 2015. The TYBC Golf Day will attract golfers from the Pretoria, Centurion and Midrand areas. In addition, the event will provide a fair-like atmosphere for diverse groups such as senior government officials, business leaders, and top managers of state owned enterprises who will enjoy a good day of golf.
Nomsa Hlongwane the TYBC’s Head of Corporate Communication said that this event is not a profit-making venture for the TYBC. It is hosted solely with the intention of funding the youth business development programmes of the TYBC. The TYBC offers members the opportunity to be a part of this exceptional event by purchasing a four ball. Purchasing a four ball entitles a member to entering 4 players in the tournament.
Hlongwane further said that this tournament is an easy way for TYBC members to secure an additional opportunity to get to know someone they might be interested in doing business with in the future. In other words, it is a lot easier to get a potential client to say yes to a round of golf than to a formal business meeting. Most business people love the excuse to get out of the office just as much as you do. And once you're out on the golf course you'll find that golf courses are seemingly tailor-made to allow for that type of relationship building to occur.
Tumisang Masemola, the Chairman of the TYBC added that one does not have to be a good golfer to make a good impression. How you carry yourself while you play is far more important than how well you actually play. If you're a great golfer, don't let on that you're aware that you're a great golfer. And if you're a terrible golfer, don't make yourself look silly by apologising for your poor play or by making excuses. “The qualities that people value in the business arena (confidence, self-assuredness, composure, etc.) should be displayed on the golf course, regardless of the number on your scorecard” said Masemola. He further said that you’ve got at least a couple hours with your clients so don’t rush into talking about business.
One of the major advantages of networking through golf is that it gives you the chance to get to know clients on a personal level. Even if you have a pitch to deliver or an important business opportunity to discuss, wait until the round is winding down to bring it up. Making your client feel like they’re trapped next to you in the golf cart all afternoon is exactly the opposite of what you should be doing with such a great networking opportunity.The four ball cost R4,000. 00 and includes lunch and dinner. Sponsorship of the TYBC Golf Day provides a great marketing prospect for your company. In addition to the exciting performances, there will be a spectator presence and on-site media attention. This is a great chance for your company to gain a positive association with an entertaining event that promotes youth participation and co-ed competition