The Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island has launched a program of golf lessons for young professionals.
The program is designed to teach the fundamentals of the game while also facilitating networking with other real estate professionals.
The golf lessons are led by experienced golf instructors at the Nassau Country Club in Glen Cove and are open to CIBS-LI Future Gen members and non-members between the ages of 21 and 39. The program includes six lessons, covering topics such as swing mechanics, short game, putting, and course management, according to a CIBS-LI statement.
“We’re excited to offer this unique opportunity to our Future Gen members,” Joe Sorbara, CIBS-LI Future Gen committee chair and vice president at JLL, said in the statement. “Golf is a great way to connect with colleagues and clients, and our program is designed to help young professionals build their skills and confidence on the course.”
The golf program also features networking events and friendly competitions, providing participants with opportunities to meet and connect with other professionals in the industry.
“As a committee, we are looking to provide Future Gen members with opportunities to develop skills that will help them advance their careers in the industry,” Clem Coté, Future Gen committee member and managing principal at Sovereign Realty Group, said in the statement. “At the end of the day, these golf lessons are not just about improving your swing, they are about honing the discipline and focus necessary to succeed in business.”
Frank Soler, a principal at Sovereign Realty Group and CIBS-LI Future Gen member who attended this week’s lesson, said the program provides a great experience.
“Golf is both a life and a business skill and having a chance to learn from professionals is a tremendous opportunity,” Soler said in the statement. “But what made it truly unique is the camaraderie and sportsmanship among my fellow committee members. It’s a testament to all of the hard work CIBS puts into connecting people in our industry.”