Play Golf, Win a Job
Yesterday Patrick twittered about an article in The Times – apparently Your Golf Travel are advertising for a writer/researcher to travel the world playing golf and talking about it. Applications are encouraged from redundant ‘city types’ – city types are getting a bad rap at the moment so this does sound a little like charity from the company owners (also ex ‘city-types’) – but then, who better to go and work for a golf company than someone who knows about business and plays a lot of golf?!
Anyway, I actually quite like the idea. Remember the Wookey Hole job advert on Piggynap the other week? Well, they said that because of employment regulations and their lack of hard evidence for witches being female, they had to accept applications from men. This might be a tenuous example but I’ve never been one for positive discrimination – you should be allowed to hire the best person for the job. So Your Golf Travel are holding a golf tournament to find the best candidate. Yes! Interview By Tournament!
Entrants have to have a handicap of less than 14 (whatever that means) so presumably CV’s saying “I’m sort of okay at golf” will go straight in the bin. I applaud Your Golf Travel for choosing employees based on their own metrics, and I reckon they’ll get loads of applicants from people really well suited to the job.
In fact, this is an interview that could run and run, Apprentice/British Open style. There could be pictures and video of ex-city men, wearing slightly ragged suits, playing ‘desperation golf’ with a set of sticks because they had to pawn their clubs, and instead of ‘You’re Fired’ they’re told ‘You’re Shit At Golf’…! When not playing golf they could be seen sleeping under old copies of the Financial Times in the club house, or hunting for food on the green.
Am I getting too much fun out of this?