Golf in Business

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What has been the primary casualty in our hyper-connected society? RELATIONSHIPS. Technology makes it easier to connect with people, but our ever increasing reliance on technology has cost us most of the in-person interaction which truly build relationships.

Golf is a four hour (or more) adventure through fairways, greens, water and sand, and remains one of the best ways to build and maintain solid business relationships.

The hidden benefit of golf is that it can be used as a portal to view how people think. As you play, you get to observe people in situations that reveal honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, judgment and character. How someone conducts themselves on a golf course mirrors how they conduct themselves in business, and in life. Add the game that has been called the “international language of business” to your professional tool box.


By attending Golf in Business, you will be prepared to:

  • The history of golf and how golf is used as a business tool
  • Golf etiquette and how to make a positive impression on the course
  • How business concepts and principles are used in business golf including branding, talent acquisition, team building, professional development, negotiations and risk management
  • The communication and behavior patterns in business golf

This course is for business professionals with little to no previous golf experience who are interested in learning how to use golf in business.


Jan Brintnall Jan Brintnall, B.S., is a faculty member at Michigan State University, an LPGA 'Class A' Member Professional and owner of Jan Brintnall Golf School, LLC.  She was a member of the MSU Women's Golf Team from 1980-1984 and graduated from Michigan State with her Bachelor of Science in Park and Recreation Resources, Planning and Design, Golf Course Design.  She created and teaches a 3 credit elective special topics course BUS 491 "Golf in Business" for The Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University in both East Lansing and at the University of St. Andrews in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Eileen Wilson Eileen M. Wilson, PhD, is a faculty member at Michigan State University and has provided stewardship for MSU for 33 years including serving as special assistant in the Office of the President and Board of Trustees for two years, assistant dean of undergraduate education in the Broad College of Business and on numerous university committees. She holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy, Masters in Labor and Industrial Relations, and a PhD in College and University Administration. Dr. Wilson has over 30 years of HR/LR experience, taught labor management relations at MSU for over 15 years and teaches a study abroad program in St. Andrews Scotland each year.



Registration fee: $695

  • Enrollment limited to 12 participants
  • Equipment provided
  • Registration fees include all course materials
  • Travel and hotel expenses are not included
  • Space is limited, so we advise registering as soon as possible to secure your participation
  • Continental breakfast and networking lunch are included each day

Program times:

Registration & continental breakfast at Prairie Creek Golf Course: 8:00am - 8:30am
Program time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Networking lunch:
Please indicate vegetarian preference or food allergy issues at registration
12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Overnight accommodations... are not included in the program fee. We will be happy to recommend some lodging options near the golf course or answer any questions you may have regarding this training program. You can reach us at (517) 355-9592.
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    East Lansing, MI 48824

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