As an avid observer of business networking dynamics and tools, I have been trying to get my child to take golf lessons. Unfortunately, opportunities did not present themselves and in NYC, the best option is the driving range at Chelsea Piers. Expensive and too much work to get to when you do not live in Manhattan. Also, can the driving range and video simulations actually teach a child to play golf better than playing on a real golf course? I think not.
Imagine my excitement when I learned that Cornell has its own on-campus golf course. This is where our future masters of the universe can start to learn to network. Take a look at Google Maps and you will see that it is indeed close enough for your child to go on a regular basis. The golf course is accessible by bus.
If you are a Cornell student, you can take advantage of this great opportunity to learn the skills you need to succeed in the workplace. According to this New York Post article, after college, it is way harder to learn how to golf.
Upon further investigation, it seems the Cornell golf course has not been kept up to par. It is a shame that this beautiful course cannot be as glorious as it once was. However, as of this writing, Cornell is proposing to make renovations at its Robert Trent Jones Golf Course: installation of new stormwater drainage lines would be installed, and replacement of some sand bunkers with turf.
Yale University has a beautiful golf course that is featured in many Golf magazines. So, if you are lucky enough to be a Yale student, be sure to take golf lessons soon.