Golf playing executives beware: the golfer who secretly moves the ball to get a better lie or who does not count a missed tap in putt is likely to cheat in business. Nearly 50% of executives surveyed agreed to the statement that "the way a person plays golf is very similar to how he or she conducts business affairs."
47% percent believed the practices in golf usually paralleled those in business, and more than 1/3 of those who admitted to cheating at golf -- secretly moving a ball to get a better lie (41 percent) or not counting a missed tap in (19 percent) -- also admitted to cheating at least once in business.
But even though 55 percent admitted to an act of cheating, business executives viewed themselves as honest golfers and honest business people.
Most say, "In a short period of time, you can find out more about the integrity and focus of an individual than in any kind of interview setting."
Most common "Rules of Golf" infractions;
Improving lies Using extra clubs Playing Out Of Bounds tee shots as Lateral Hazards Allowing "mulligans" on the first tee shot of the day Leaving the flagstick in when putting Gimme putts Teeing it up in front of the tee markers Pretending a golf ball that is lost is not really lost
Grounding your club in the sand trap
I do believe when playing golf in a non competitive situation leniency on the rules of golf and having a great time on the course, but make the intentions of the day on the first tee as to not to have any false character beliefs