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Is golfing an important skill to have if I plan on working in public accounting? If so, how do I start learning?

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Used to be a nice way to schmooze with the partners. But that may change from here on out.

Its an expensive hobby with a good amount of upfront investment. Going to the driving range is a good way to practice on the cheap. But you'll want proper lessons so you don't develop bad habits. Check out local golf courses. Typical public courses have people that offer lessons.

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I'd focus on your accounting and take up golf only if you're interested in the sport.

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golf is a privileged sport.

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Limited ROI at the lower levels. Not likely gonna be many opportunities to golf with partners nowadays and juniors generally don't really golf mostly

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Depends how you go about it. If you join a club you will meet potential clients - I have a friend who's an architect and he says he gets a lot of work from his fellow members. That said you have to be somewhat competent at the game to join a club. I play for enjoyment and agree with others here that it takes time to learn - it's no fun playing if you are really bad.

In consulting not accounting but I golf weekly with clients and partners

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