How Golf can be a Great Networking Tool – Join the GGCC at It’s September Tournament
The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will host its 26th Annual Business Golf Classic at Worthington Manor Golf Club, 8329 Fingerboard Road, Urbana, on Friday, September 9, 2016.
A high school buddy of mine, Mike Randazzo a Sales Manager at The Muscarella Team at Advisors Mortgage Group, LLC – Wall, NJ, recently posted a photo on Facebook of him and a golf club. It wasn’t so much the photo that caught my attention but the headline – “I am gonna start playing golf ASAP!”
Well of course it peeked my interest since I am in the process of planning the Chamber’s tournament. And like a few others I pondered why now? His response was (it’s) “supposed to be relaxing and good for networking”. And so the conversation continued on how golf can be a conducive environment for networking.
The chamber’s tournament affords golfers the opportunity to grow their business & play golf at the same time. This tournament is intended to offer enjoyable golf and the opportunity to network.
“At the Chamber, relationship building is what it’s all about. Our golf tournament is a great time to do just that – meet new people, reconnect with others”, said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC Executive Director.
Golf is an extremely important networking tool. It has long been said, “it’s not what you know, but who you know,” and simply put, a golf course is a great place to get to know someone. You are out on the course, beautiful day, you’re having a good game, your foursome is enjoying themselves and you’re all having a great time. A situation like this could very possibly be considered work.
Golf is a game that involves a lot of downtime so it affords plenty of opportunity for quality conversation. Take advantage!
The Chamber’s tournament has plenty of opportunity for you to do so. We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities for you to either play and network with business colleagues on a personal level; or sponsor the event and gain exposure, build good will & get the brand recognition for your business deserves.
This tournament is intended to offer enjoyable golf and the opportunity to network. Meet business owners, representatives and supporters of business as you complete your round. Incredible prizes, golf contests, food and drinks await you on this unique golf experience.
Sponsorships are now available and golfers are wanted. A Portion of the proceeds supports the Montgomery College Scholarship Fund.
- Driving Range Open: 7:30 am
- Registration Begins: 7:30 am
- Lunch: 11:30 am
- Putt*A*Rama: 9:00 am
- Shotgun Start: 9:30 am|
- Award Reception: 3:00 pm
- Scramble Scoring
- Beat The Pro
- Hole In One Contest
- Closest to the Pin
- Longest Drive
The GGCC is grateful to its sponsors, golfers, volunteers and Worthington Manor Golf Club. Please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to add your business name to this elite list. Or visit http://goo.gl/wYohIj for further details.
The GGCC golf tournament sponsors included:
- City of Gaithersburg
- Genesis Security Systems. LLC
- Hughes Network Systems, LLC
- Montgomery College Germantown
- DeLeon & Stang, CPAs & Advisors
- Therrien Waddell, Inc.
Cocktail Reception Sponsor
- Morgan-Keller Construction
- Scheer Partners, Inc.
- Lakeforest Mall
Golf Ball Sponsor
- ENNIS Legacy Partners
- Savitz, Parker, Hollman, Simon, Hahn and Delisi, LLC
- Therrien Waddell, Inc.
- General Insurance Group, Inc.
- Asbury Methodist Village
- DVA Architects
- Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites
- Monument Bank
- Shannon & Luchs Insurance Agency Inc.
- Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC
- WLR Automotive Group, Inc.
- DrinkMore Water
Allen DeLeon of DeLeon & Stang, CPAs and Advisors is the Chair and Master of Ceremonies for the event.
The GGCC is active in providing business-to-business networking opportunities throughout the year: a collective voice in local, regional, and state legislative affairs, professional development opportunities and other services that enhance the business environment.