Fall Semester 2019 Business Golf Outing Invitation
Each fall and spring semester The Eli Broad College of Business seeks to recruit business professionals that use GOLF in business to participate in a semester project business golf outing for HB 420 The Business of Golf
This golf outing provides students with an opportunity to practice newly minted business golf skills. We need experienced business golfers to help bring the classroom to life and guide the students through their first business golf networking experience!
Scramble teams will be comprised of one business professional and four students. Students can range in year from sophomores to grad students and every effort is made to match your industry with the student’s field of study.
You would be our guest. There is no cost to you other than your valuable time and willingness to share your business golf experience.
The outing format is a 9-hole team scramble followed by lunch and a structured networking exercise. Two 9-hole scrambles will take place: one on the front nine and one on the back nine. Each scramble will include contest holes for women and men as well as team prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.
8:30-9:00 am Registration (look for me at the business professional’s registration table)
9:00-9:20 am Warm up on the driving range
9:25-9:50 am Continental breakfast and get-to-know-your-teammates in the clubhouse
9:50 am To carts and starting holes
10:00 am 9-hole team scramble shotgun start
Buffet lunch following play with vegetarian options. Please indicate vegetarian preference on the registration form
Team mulligan ticketswill be available for purchase during registration. Tickets are $5 each with the proceeds going to the MSU Student Food bank, our official outing charity.
19th hole program following lunch:
The 19th hole program is designed to feature the business professionals. Each business professional is asked to prepare a 1-minute story to share with the room that illustrates your best business golf story. Share a funny/interesting/revealing incident that occurred during a round of business golf that demonstrates the value of using golf in business. After your students introduce you, please share your story.
Informal networking following the 19th hole program
This event IS an assignment!
Students are not graded on their golf skills as this is NOT a physical education class. The students possess a wide range of golf experience. Some grew up with the game and competed on high school teams. For some students, this is their first time on a golf course or their first scramble experience. Regardless of their history with the game, they all are terribly excited to practice their business golf skills, learn from your experience and participate in the event.
Bad weather contingency plan
Due to the complex scheduling arrangements involved with this event, we WILL PLAY in ‘less than desirable’ weather (windy, rainy or cold) so please plan and dress accordingly. We make every effort to create a positive golf outing experience for you and the students!
Dress in business golf attire (no jeans, cargo or yoga pants) and bring your business cards
Please register as soon as you can commit! Foursomes are filled on a first-come-first-assigned basis. Please remember this IS an assignment and students need time to complete their business golf plans based on playing with you.
To register for the Fall Semester 2019 Business Golf outing:
Registration deadline: 5 pm Friday, September 20, 2019
1. Read the Business Professional Agreement
2. Complete the registration form below and click 'submit' (Please note the registration form contains over 20 fields. Use the vertical navigation bar on the right side of the form in order to complete the entire form.)
You will receive an email confirming your registration.
If you have any questions, feel free to call 517.242.2115 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business Professional Agreement
Although this is a fun event, participating in the outing as a business professional carries with it some responsibilities.
For many of these students, this is their first scramble experience, and for some, it is their first attempt at playing golf. Other students have grown up playing golf, played in high school, college or compete in state and national amateur events.
Please bear in mind that you are bringing our class discussions to life! You are the ‘real deal’ and have practiced what we discuss in the classroom. My hope is that you function as a supportive role model for the students. They will soak up everything that you say, and do. Be the business golf mentor you would want for your son or daughter.
Due to some unfortunate incidents involving business professionals in the past, I ask you to agree to a few ‘Understandings’ in order to participate in the outing. Some examples of past incidents that involve business professionals include:
Agreeing to participate, then ‘no showing’ the day of the outing
Cancelling participation the morning of the event and not providing a qualified substitute business golfer
Arriving 30 minutes late to the outing
Drinking too much during (on the course) and after (the 19th hole) the event
Buying alcohol for underage students
Being less than supportive of new golfers
Making condescending and or inappropriate remarks to women students
Business Professional ‘Understandings’
I understand as part of the class assignment students will prepare to play golf with me, specifically, by researching my career and business organization.
I understand if I cannot participate in the outing, I am responsible for finding a qualified business professional AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to take my place and play in the outing with my students. This person does not have to hold my title or be in the same industry, but this person must be an experienced business golfer. I will direct my substitute to complete the registration process as outlined and as quickly as possible.
I understand that if I initially agree to participate then choose not to participate, the students assigned to me will not have the desired educational experience of playing in a business golf outing with a business professional for whom they specifically prepared and anticipated.
I understand I am expected to arrive on time, and in time to participate in the team networking breakfast activity in the clubhouse with the students.
I understand I am expected to remain for the entire event, including golf and the 19th hole activities.
I understand that I am expected to dress in appropriate 'business golf attire'. Students are not allowed to wear jeans, cargo shorts or "athleisure" style clothing (including Lulumenon type yoga pants). Please refrain from wearing these items as well.
I understand I am a role model for all students at the outing, not just the students that are assigned to me. I am aware that the students will be observing and learning from my golf etiquette, business golf etiquette, language and alcohol consumption.
"Learning to play is a journey. Consider me your Golf Sherpa"