• 08/17/2017 9:00 PM | Patrina King (Administrator)

    #GWMB & #GolfGals need your help. There will be a Signature Drink for the upcoming Golf & Gala Weekend in November, but we need a name for it. So... we are having a contest. #Vodka will be the alcohol. (Even if you don't drink, you can still enter) 
    If you would like to enter, please submit your entries to GWMBGALA@GMAIL.COM 


  • 08/16/2017 11:04 PM | Patrina King (Administrator)

    Reading the Greens

    As our active membership has been growing, I have been getting quite a few questions about some of the things that actually happen while playing a round. How to read the greens is a common question. So below, you will find my take on "Reading the Greens". 

    It is rare to come across a completely flat green. Greens will nearly always slope because it is necessary for water to drain off them. Allowing rain or water to roll off is necessary, but it also causes balls to curve off line when you are putting. Uphill and downhill putts are a result of sloping turf. But side to side sloping means the ball wants to move sideways on its way to the hole. Your ability to read the “break” or slope is a key to how well you putt. It is obvious that a sharper slope causes more break than a smaller one.

    Do the following to read the Green:
    1. As you walk towards the green, pay attention to the overall slope of the land and any features such as hills, bodies of water, and valleys. These are items that will come into play as you plan your next shot.  When you reach the ball, make a quick decision of what you think the ball will do.
    2. Now take a little time (a few seconds) checking from the ball to the hole, and maybe from the hole to the ball. This is how you will finalize the quick decision you made earlier. This can be done while other players are setting up for their shots and it allows you to be ready when your shot comes up.
    3. After deciding how a putt will break make a guess about how much you think it is going to break. Will it make a right to left move? How many inches do you think it will move?
     
    Dealing with the sloping as you are putting will take time and practice. You will learn how to do this effectively as you play. As in all other situations in life, experience is the best teacher.

    If you would like to learn more about playing golf, consider attending the next 3-Day Golf Intensive.
    For More Information Click Below:

     
     
    Thank you,


    Patrina King
    Found & CEO
    Golf Women Mean Business


  • 05/25/2017 9:51 AM | Patrina King (Administrator)

    Come Celebrate with us June 3rd, June 6th, and June 7th in Georgia!

    Good Morning! 

    If you are a female golfer in the state of Georgia, 2017 is your year! Of course we won't leave out our DMV sisters. National Women's Golf Day is normally celebrated in Washington, D.C. So this gives me great pleasure to know that we will all be celebrating together! 

    For our Georgia ladies, here is the rundown and how you can get involved: 

    June 3rd - TopGolf with Jennifer Holliday. This is a GWMB/Golf Gals Member-Only event. It is complimentary for members and $50 for their guests.  Register HERE

    June 4th - Patio Party with a Purpose - This is on hold. The weather is not looking like it will cooperate. Please stay tuned for new date. 
     

    June 5th - George A. Lottier Scholarship Golf Tournament, Clinic & Women's Panel. GWMB Member and Publisher, Pat Lottier of the Atlanta Tribune, is hosting their 22nd Annual Golf Tournament. I will be on the Women's Panel and will also be playing in the tournament. I have listed the instructions on how to register at a discounted rate near the bottom of this email.  

    June 6th - Women's Golf Day in Georiga!!! (Call 404-222-0191 to RSVP)
    10:00am - Meet at the GA State Capitol for a photo on the steps. Black blazers and black bottoms with a green scarf is the ideal attire. However, golf shirts and black bottoms are also good. (Complimentary for all) 
    11:30am - 1:30pm: Lunch at Eagles Landing Country Club with complimentary mimosas  ($50)    
    1:30-3:00pm: Par 3 9-hole contest. Max 36 players (included in $50 fee)
    6:30pm: Cocktail Reception and formal dinner with awards presentation. AND a performance by Jennifer Holliday herself! ($75)            

    RSVP with the Commerce Club for June 6th events at 404-222-0191
     

    June 7th - 10:00am Join us at the Fulton County Assembly Hall to celebrate Fulton's Women's Golf Day! 
    141 Pryor Street Atlanta, GA 30303. Attire is Golf Shirts & Black bottoms. Register HERE


    I really hope to see many of you at these! 

    Have a fantastic weekend!

     
    Patrina King
    Founder & CEO, Golf Women Mean Business
    678-861-4183
    PK@GOLFWOMENMEANBUSINESS.COM

    Join me at this year's George A. Lottier Scholarship Golf Tournament
    AND
    Women's Panel!


    Interested in playing in the golf tournament or attending the golf clinic? Keep reading for instructions on how to register using the Golf Women Mean Business special rate. 


    Registration Instructions below this flyer: 


    Single Golf Player ticket: $160. 
    RSVP following these steps:

     
    1.Go to https://galf17golf.eventbrite.com online. 
    2. Click the Green Button that says TICKETS
    3. A window will pop up that says Select Tickets. Click the blue words Enter Promotional Code (located in the upper right corner).
    4. Enter the code 17GAL15 and press the blue button that says APPLY CODE.
    5. The ticket titled Single Golf Player will appear. Select your quantity and click the green button that says CHECKOUT.
    6. A new screen requesting your contact information will appear. Fill in the questions and click COMPLETE REGISTRATION.

     
     
    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Have a great week!
     
     
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  • 05/01/2017 8:44 PM | Patrina King (Administrator)


    If you have a thorough knowledge of the rules, you will always have an advantage over players who do not.
    Keep in mind that the rule book is not just to impose penalties; it is also to outline the rights of players.
     
    Here are a few rules to remember in Business Golf:
     
    *Unplayable Lies: You decide if your ball is unplayable and worth the one-stroke penalty that allows you to drop within 2 club lengths on either side or back as far as you like on the flight line.
    As long as the ball isn’t closer to the hole.  You may also return to the original play position with a stroke and distance penalty.
     
    *Casual water or Ground Under Repair:  If your ball lands in either casual water or a ground under repair area OR if you are required to stand in either of these areas, you are allowed to drop at the nearest point that is not nearer the hole with no penalty. However, for the Ground Under Repair rule, there is a certain drop area is provided.
     
    *You are entitled to relief from artificial obstructions. 
    *You do not have to play with a damaged ball. 
    *There is no penalty for playing out of turn.
     *The maximum number of clubs is 14. 
    *There is no penalty for hitting a flagstick as long as the ball was played off the green. If you are on the green, the stick must be attended or removed. 
    *You should always repair ball marks on the green. Repair your mark plus one more.
     
    These are only some of the rules you need to be familiar with, you can always keep a copy of the rules in your golf bag. To download and a print a version of the rules, click HERE .
     
    If some of this terminology is unfamiliar to you, make sure you keep an eye out for our online training. That way, you can at least start some golf conversations. :-)  

    Have a fantastic week!

     
    Patrina King
    Founder & CEO, Golf Women Mean Business
    678-861-4183
    PK@GOLFWOMENMEANBUSINESS.COM


  • 04/23/2017 1:19 AM | Patrina King (Administrator)

    Positioning yourself for success is necessary in a competitive world where change is the only constant. Being in position is about being open to the importance of reinventing and retooling your skills to improve your marketability in your career and business. It is about knowing what your strengths are and how to leverage them in helping you achieve success. What position are preparing for as you move forward? What do you need to do to make sure you are ready for the position you desire? Consider the following strategies for positioning yourself for success.

    1. Plan for success.

    This requires sitting down and deciding what you want to achieve in your career and business. It is about setting specific goals with milestones along the way to make sure you are on track to have the success you desire. It is about speaking words that are creating the success you desire. It requires doing a data dump of old scripts and information from your past and downloading new software in your mind that is filled with unlimited possibilities that are available to you with your new plan of action.

    2. Create a circle of eagle thinkers.

    Positioning yourself for success requires evaluating your inner circle of people you spend time with. It is important to create a group of eagle thinkers that might also be called your mastermind group. These are individuals who will challenge you, encourage you, and inspire and ignite you to tap into your hidden potential. These are individuals who are positive thinkers and possibility thinkers who recognize and celebrate the greatness inside of you.

    3. Learn the art of connecting in building relationships.

    More than ever before, business and career opportunities happen because of relationships. It is vital that you become a savvy networker that knows the art of connecting and cultivating meaningful relationships. When meeting people at events spend time learning about them and what they do and establish a connection so there will be dialogue beyond that conversation. As you make the connection and follow up, that contact over time can lead to a contract.  Take your time and find ways to add value as you nurture the relationship and watch it grow.

    4. Ask for help. You don’t have to do everything yourself.

    So many times we feel as women, we can do it all.  We have the superwoman complex. If that is you, stop and exhale and do something special just for you this month. You don’t have to be all things to all people all the time. Balance things out and get your family and friends involved to help you out. Learn the art of how to say NO graciously and be willing to ask for help. It is amazing when we learn to do this, the load we carry becomes lighter and our stress level decreases. It gives us the freedom and momentum to soar.

    5. Have a strong spiritual foundation to keep you anchored.

    It is essential to have a strong spiritual foundation to navigate through the constant and rapid change in our lives, careers, and businesses. You must know with all certainty that God is your source, strength and shield and that as you walk with Him all things are possible. Stay anchored in your faith walk, stay true to your purpose, and position yourself to be ready for the great things God has in store for you. A strong spiritual foundation equips and empowers you to win!

     

    Guest Blog by Nancy J. Lewis, MS, PHR, RCC of Progressive Techniques, Inc. 

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  • 04/23/2017 1:18 AM | Patrina King (Administrator)

    Making the Leap: From Texting to Talking is a practical career guide for business professionals penned by Nancy J. Lewis and Gavin J. Lane.

    “I am convinced that as you read this book, you will appreciate the wisdom that will serve as a guide for better relationships in all areas of your life,” shares Lewis. “Leveraging the power of different communication tools is key to building strong relationships. Texting is great, but talking is still essential.”

    Lewis is the president of Progressive Techniques Inc. with 25 years of training experience. She is constantly sought after to speak on the topic including generational diversity, leadership, customer service and professional development.

    Read what Lewis has to say about millennials, Generations X and Y and baby boomers.

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    Read the entire article HERE:


  • 04/23/2017 1:17 AM | Patrina King (Administrator)

    by Michele Morrissey

    Public speakers strive to be engaging and spontaneous. Everyone wants to “bring it.” Finding the balance between expressing oneself through one’s quintessential voice and persona and a executing a communication style that cultivates relatedness and facilitates connectivity with their audience, is a part of the complex artistry involved in being a competent speaker. What if the speaker feels that the truest expression of himself or herself involves swearing? Is it risky to do so? Why or why not?

    1. Let’s understand where swear words are processed in the brain. When we use or process swear words, our “feeling brain” (the amygdala) is typically aroused; the same part of your brain that is heightened in times of fear and anxiety or need to preserve safety. Surely, the suggestion is not that swear words send us into anxiety attacks. However, we are wired for certainty; even in our communication exchanges. Speakers will want to consider whether they’re fine with risking the possibility creating an atmosphere of uncertainty or unease in a moment when you want to facilitate relatedness.

    2. Consider brand stability and familiarity. Speakers with a well-established brand simply have the benefit of established credibility and expertise. The best is assumed with speakers with established credibility – they can be viewed through rose-colored glasses, if you will. Therefore, with value already in place and/or presumed, the likelihood of alienating or offending one’s audience is less probable. Hey, it might not be fair, but biases are real!

    3. Remember why we communicate. Although we may shake things up to get our message across, the overall purposes of communication are to connect, relate, and influence. Again, more established speakers might be in a better place to take a risk, as they usually have accomplished all three within their audience to a certain degree. Offense often takes place when we’ve ventured to influence without having secured the foundations of relating and connecting.

    4. Purpose matters! For example, if you are a motivational speaker, shock and awe are expected from the audience; taking the chance may have less of an adverse impact. Some leaders use choice words to show they are vehemently committed to solve a problem; in that case, lack of formality may be more easily accepted. In the end, one must know their audience, examine their motives, and use good judgment as they anticipate possible reactions.

    Whatever one’s style, whether they choose to code-switch or code-mesh, messages should be thoughtfully crafted. In any dynamic, be it one to one or speaker to audience, relationships run smoother with norms that are comfortable for all involved.

    References:
    “CiNii Books – Effective Communication Skills.” CiNii Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2016.

    “The Science of Swearing: A Look into the Human MIND and Other Less Socially Acceptable Four-letter Words.” Harvard Science Review. N.p., 2014. Web. 14 Dec. 2016.

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    Michele Gilliam MorrisseyMichele Gilliam Morrissey, M.A., CCC-SLP is the CEO and founder of Lucidity. With a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology and a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Michele brings a depth of academic study and preparation to her practice that sets her apart from her peers.

    She adds sensitivity to her profession that has been cultivated from years of working with people of all demographics outside of the classroom and digging into complex communications problems to develop wide-reaching solutions.

    Michele Gilliam Morrissey’s progressive work blends science, a real-world approach, and a passion for helping people to communicate with intent, impact, and influence. An educator and communication coach with over two decades of experience, she transforms thinking with her laser-sharp analysis and consultative expertise.


  • 04/23/2017 1:16 AM | Patrina King (Administrator)

    Contributed by Ronica Brown of the Ronica Brown Agency.

     

    For most business owners the best part of tax season is getting large deductions to lower their tax bill. A tax deduction is a decrease in taxable income based on business spending or use of resources.

    But what happens, when a business owner doesn’t understand how much they can deduct? This results in spending in areas where deductions will not be maximized and a possibility of  having higher taxes than projected.

    Understanding the amount you are able to deduct helps you to plan and spend strategically to get the most value from your spending.

    When it comes to tax deductions there are huge misconceptions, the 5 most misunderstood deductions will give you the information you need to maximize  your deductions in these areas:

     1)  Business start-up expenses

    Startup expense is defined as any money that you spend before the business starts its operations. These expenses are not fully deductible. The deduction for startup expenses is limited to five thousand dollars ($5,000) and only applicable to businesses with a total start-up cost amount of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) or less. Businesses that require a large cash investment such as restaurants may not be able to deduct 100% of their start-up cost in the year they spend the money. If business start-up expenses are over $50,000 then you get to amortize or capitalize this amount instead of getting a deduction. Also, segregating the cost such as depreciable assets could help to get you the maximum deduction in a year when your business is up and running.

    2)  Business Gifts

     

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  • 04/23/2017 1:14 AM | Patrina King (Administrator)

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    We live in a hyper-connected society, and being disconnected for four hours if you’re in sales or marketing can be daunting—and seem like a major loss of time. While Twitter, Facebook, e-mail and even text messaging have made it easier to communicate with more people in the course of a single day, for some people, they mean devoting less time to the in-person interactions we use to actually build relationships. That’s why golf, a four-hour (or more) adventure through greens, fairways, bunkers, and other hazards, remains one of the greatest ways to build and maintain solid business relationships.

    “It’s a bit of a looking glass into how people think,” notes Brad Brewer, a PGA Professional and founder of the Brad Brewer Golf Academy in Orlando and the author of the recently released Mentored by the King: Arnold Palmer’s Success Lessons for Golf, Business and Life. “You observe over a period of time the habits of the individual. You see their integrity, their mannerisms, how they approach different situations, how they deal with success and failure. But in the end, I think the beauty of being able to create a relationship with somebody and bond with them for four or five hours is very valuable—I don’t know that there’s another place that you have the capability of doing that.”

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  • 03/23/2017 1:20 AM | Patrina King (Administrator)

    The Blackpreneur Team had an opportunity to sit down with the fabulous Patrina King Founder of Golf Women Mean Business. Let’s see what she had to say about her organization!

    1. Tell me about Golf Women Mean Business. Golf Women Mean Business (GWMB) serves as an innovative model to inspire entrepreneurs and career professionals to “play outside the box” when it comes to the sport of golf. GWMB teach business professionals the concepts of golf and how to use golf for business purposes. This concept is delivered by strengthening their business acumen through seminars, providing golf instruction through premier golf clinics and creating an environment for vetted networking.

     

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