Scot Duke’s mantra is…
“To Get Things Done Keep It Simple”.
I am inspired by individuals with big ideas and who dream of making them REAL.
I choose to work only with those who believe it is possible to make a buck and a difference.
At the age of 40 I made a pivotal life decision. I dropped playing (and watching) football, softball, fishing, hunting, boating, team penning, calf roping, pool shooting, skeet shooting, coaching youth soccer and started playing GOLF. I love them all, but Golf captures my interest like no other activity.
I was terrible when I started, but I persisted. This, of course, is the key to golf, you have to suck at it before you get better. After five years of traveling around the country going to golf schools I still wasn’t great. But I got to play a lot of nice golf courses and country clubs while I was at it. You didn’t hear me complaining.
Now, I play a lot more quality golf and watch all the golf tournaments I can.
Then the big change in my life came about…after nearly 32 years, I retired from Corporate America. Like the thousands of other junior executives let go in the world, the question I asked myself…
After making the post retirement ‘coffee shop network meetings’ with business acquaintances to see where I would fit in the world of business my best friend and one of the executive directors of the PGA told me they have a problem he knows I can help them solve.
Seems my business experience in playing golf with clients and my many years of producing quality golf events for corporations was what they felt was needed to address the pull back of Business Golfers from playing Golf. The challenge was made and it seemed like a fit for what I am overly trained to do.
After a year and half of studying the situation and playing hundreds of rounds of golf with friends and complete strangers I saw where the problem business people were having with golf is created and …found the solution. Now what do I do with this wealth of information? The answer! I put all of it in a book.
One thing lead to another, and, well, here we are today.
Now I write a golf blog and sit as founder, owner and President/CEO of IBGS (Innovative Business Golf Solutions, LLC).
So, what is it I do? Well, I have become a mentor, business coach and social media professional. I help business people through the ‘thinking out’ process when it comes time to decide their business’ direction.
I mentor the younger generation in the important things in life. I blog and promote businesses online. All this I am developed from my over 30 years of operations management and my love for golf.
All of this convinces me that once you get the golf bug you have it for life. If you’re here, then I tend to think you have it also. Good. There are far worse things you could be involved with…believe me.
I have already driven down miles of the ‘information highway’ and have hit many of its potholes. Hopefully what I share here will help you avoid the scams many interneters and business people fall for in the New Wild-West called the Internet or La-La-Land as it has been more fondly called.
My golf writing philosophy is simple:
1) If it interests me, then I figure there’s a pretty good chance it will interest you.
2), if there is a way to make money from playing, talking about and writing about golf I will find it.
If you love to play golf and need someone to provide you with reasons why you need to play business golf…well I have all this covered. The only way to find out is for you to come back here to my Blog a few times and learn more about what is going in the world of Business Golf.
Of course, I am still striving to launch the business/social networking group I founded..the Business Golf Country Club. It will be a safe place to start or end your journey thru La-La-Land. So join ‘The Club’ and meet like-minded people.
I’ll be here giving you the Bottomline and the question I will always ask is…”Let me know how I can help”.