For starters, many meetings are shorter, and that means less time to squeeze in 18 holes. "Golf is one place that some planners are definitely looking to when analyzing their itineraries," says Gary Pearson, director of meetings and conventions with Chicago-based AON Service Corp. However, Jo Ann Hoffman, president/CEO of MILO/The Golfe cautions against blindly eliminating golf from an itinerary altogether. "There are many indirect interpersonal relationship benefits from the golf ...

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