Role of golf in the corporate world…

As I mentioned before, I have been following Mark Cuban’s weblog somewhat.  Last night I decided to email him a question that has been on my mind for the last year or so.  He mentioned that he is not a fan of golf, but the way I understood things (and was brought up to think) is that golf is a staple of the business world.  Via golfing, people close deals, network, etc… I was just curious if not playing golf hindered any business relations.  So my question to him was this:

Along your journey, have you noticed the need of playing golf to get business deals accomplished?  Or is it not as hyped as some people make it?


His reponse:

People eat and drink , so there are plenty of ways to get the job done..
never stopped me




The response makes sense… I do have to admit that I was surprised by the speed of the reply.  He emailed me back about 10-15 minutes after I sent him my email.