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In a couple of the sales position interviews I've had I was asked if I golfed. It didn't seem to be a requirement but probably something useful.
To me this would be an illegal interview question and shouldn't have any bearing on whether you get the job or not.
If you're expected to be able to golf with some minimum acceptable skill level (which would presumably be pretty low) with clients as a part of a sales job, I don't think this question would be illegal. (And that's coming from a non-golfer). Whether it would be an illegal question for an actuarial consulting position is a different question, but I don't know about sales.

Let's face it, a lot of business deals can be made on the golf course and someone who golfs probably does have an advantage over someone who doesn't golf when it comes to making sales to certain clients. Why shouldn't they have an edge in getting the job.
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I will add that golf is not really about golf. It is about having one on one time with somebody you want to have one on one time with.

You get 4 hours on the golf course to relax. Then you get an hour in the clubhouse over beers and then probably dinner. So 5 to 10 hours with your client.

Amazingly, I find it is much easier to schedule 5 to 10 hours with my client in that way than it is to schedule a half hour conference call. Just the way it is.
Your client wants to go golfing on company time. He's excited about that. A conference call is not exciting. I don't find that amazing at all. When I worked at a brokerage firm, the annual meeting where we schmoozed all our big clients and had a big love-fest, was always held in Maui. Got much better attendance than if it was in Omaha. For some reason, people prefer to travel to Maui - go figure. Same reasons your potential clients will give you a whole day of their time if there's golf involved, but not even 30 minutes if there are no enticements.
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The way I see it, at least within the managers around the country at my work is that many do in fact golf pretty often. While together at outings they typically golf one day as a group if the location is right.

So, if a new hire comes in who is so-so at golf or just learning then he can tag along during the summer at times and play with people from work. On the other hand, if this guy/girl is just a super stud golfer who can clear 300 easy, etc. then the managers are out to play with this guy because they talk and people hear. At that point I think it would be great (and good for the job) to play with a bunch of superiors and score in the 70s.
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The way I see it, at least within the managers around the country at my work is that many do in fact golf pretty often. While together at outings they typically golf one day as a group if the location is right.

So, if a new hire comes in who is so-so at golf or just learning then he can tag along during the summer at times and play with people from work. On the other hand, if this guy/girl is just a super stud golfer who can clear 300 easy, etc. then the managers are out to play with this guy because they talk and people hear. At that point I think it would be great (and good for the job) to play with a bunch of superiors and score in the 70s.
People like to play golf with someone that can play it at an expert level. Especially if they can smash the ball with decent control. A lot of people might get to the bogey level, but never dedicate the time it takes to get down to low single digit and play the game properly. It makes a positive impression on people because anyone that's played the game can appreciate how difficult it actually is to make the game look easy.


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