Why Everyone Should Work With A Caddie.
Even if you don’t play golf, the caddie concept will be something you should pay attention to.
What is the purpose of a caddie for you on the golf course?
First is they know this course. Their home course is well known to a caddie. Even if you have have played there before, the conditions now, any adjustments or changes that have been done on the course.
Second, if you are open to it, club selection suggestions as they witness your stance, club swing, follow through and temperament.
Third a caddie is typically a very skilled golfer. As long as you let them know to watch you and offer feedback they will offer the feedback to you. This may be related to you stance, grip or swing on certain shots or all of them if you wish. If you’re not interested or ask them for their guidance you probably aren’t going to get any from them. And temperament – well don’t even think about going there!
Now many people who play golf are not interested in changing anything they do on the golf course, regardless of the results they are getting. They are comfortable with their swing, their stance, their swing and their follow through for each hole.
It’s just the results that they don’t like!
If you think for a few minutes, and consider these words, wouldn’t there be a great benefit in your career, your work and your business to have an experienced guide by your side sometimes?
Typically these articles have seagoing references so let’s go there. No golf onboard a seagoing merchant vessel. However, a skilled skipper may often offer some guidance to one of his younger officers.
Like what happened to me in my early years working aboard ships.
It takes skill to handle a ship in the open ocean when maneuvering by other vessels in a crowded seaway, like heading north on the west coast of Africa near the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea. Yes it is in the open sea, however, it is like the 405 in California at times with plenty of other ships of all sizes. Although I had the con there was something reassuring to know this experienced skipper was right by my side in case there was a mistake I was about to make or did one.
The orders I was giving to the helmsman – were they clear?
Were the correct course changes being made – on time?
Did the speed of our ship – need to be adjusted?
The point of this is, if the skipper felt that I was not open to his presence on the bridge looking over my shoulder, he may have taken over the con of the ship at any time until we were clear of the traffic.
Instead, by permitting me to execute what I was trained to do – now my experience level and confidence has grown to a new height.
Think about working with a caddie once in awhile – it’s not just about golf!
Mitch Tublin is the CEO and Founder of Wenkroy International LLC a boutique consulting company with a main focus on adding value to people. Through Speaking, Training and Coaching lives are changed. My passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their career or business.