Reports From The Links

Reports From The Links

Despite the intensity with which it’s often played, golf is an expansive game. It’s played out in the open, on long fairways, with walking (or golf carting) between shots. These built-in breaks in the action make it ideal for business networking, friendly chatter, and, as it turns out, many other things—some of which make for good stories.

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Here we’ve collected some great anecdotes from local golfers and businesspeople. They’ve told us about embarrassing situations, encounters with creatures, terrific golfers they’ve seen play, brushes with greatness, and more. The Minnesota season on the links may be shortened, but it still provides storytelling for the whole year.

 

—Compiled by Dee Forsberg, Gerald McCullagh, and Mary Connor

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A Masterful Start

A Masterful Start

In 1997, I was invited to join an industry group attending the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. Watching the
Brand Loyalty

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Dad’s Tap

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Gator, But No Aid

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