Recently I was golfing as part of a foursome of VCs. Early in the back nine one of the foursome, who was until then playing indifferently by his standards, had to get onto a board conference call, so for the next hole or so he wandered along the side of the fairway, not playing every shot.
Until, that is, we got to an interesting looking par three over a gully. Neat as you please, my VC friend put the phone on mute, dropped the cell on the tee, and smoothed a 7-iron within three feet of the pin. Whoa. He then picked up the phone and continued right where he left off, none of his colleagues in hermetically-sealed rooms the wiser.
Turns out that while VC board meetings are mind-numbing, they are good for your golf game. Who knew?