MARQUETTE – Golfing is one of the most popular activities for networking, fund raising and relationship building. But some people are much less comfortable talking business on the fairway than in the office because they never had an opportunity to learn to play the game. Northern Michigan University’s College of Business is offering “How to Pitch and Putt the Deal,” a unique program that combines golf lessons with fundraising workshops.

            The program is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 19-22 in Marquette. It includes three days of golf with professional instruction and playing time, workshops on fundraising strategies and event planning led by NMU Foundation and Alumni Relations directors, a hotel stay, reception and meals. The cost is $795, or $495 without the hotel.

            “There are so many golf outings each year that provide valuable networking opportunities, but some people are reluctant to participate because they have never learned how to play,” said Rajib Sanyal, dean of the NMU College of Business. “We are delighted to be able to offer a school to introduce the game to both established professionals and up-and-coming executives whose careers may benefit from their ability to network and negotiate on the golf course. It is designed to help them chip and chat with confidence.”

            The registration deadline is Friday, May 19. For more information, or to register, contact the NMU College of Business at (906) 227-2947.  

Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director