Has conducting business on the golf course been replaced? Has the five-to-six hour round of golf become too long?
I’m seeing more and more where organizations are turning to something other than the annual golf tourney for their fundraising and networking.
They’re turning to, of all things, cornhole. If you’re unfamiliar with it, players take turns throwing bags of corn at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. Points are scored by bags going in the hole or staying on the platform, or board.
I first remember seeing cornhole at tailgating parties prior to sporting events. The game has elevated its status to become almost mainstream – sort of an urban game of horseshoes, if you will.
The arguments for this as a new option for business networking events include:
You never know how something as innocent as a backyard-barbeque-game might become a legitimate special event.