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Father’s Day Celebration Idea’s For Fathers Day 2010

Friday, July 30th, 2010

In less then two weeks Father’s Day is coming up, and its time for the father’s day celebration ideas to start out flowing. Because that means it’s time to get dad arrange whatever he wants to set for his special day. So as you plan your father’s day celebration ideas make sure the special man in your life-time feels loved in appreciated by everyone around him. It could be a day of golf, family line BBQ or maybe just a relaxing day of whatever it is that dad would like to execute. I have 10 ideas to make your celebration great.

Surprise Adventure-Try planning a trip just for the day to one of his favorite places or somewhere he has always wanted to see. Leave some small hints for him like “bring in your golf clubs” or “carry your swimsuit” then head out for the day.

Backyard BBQ-Nothing could be better then being surrounded by all your favorite people and your favorite foods. You should have a menu with all of his favorites. If dad is a grilling chief allow him swank and buy him some grilling tools you can find some ideas in the link below. But if dad doesn’t want to organize anything just give him the day off. Plan a house friendly game at the BBQ of badminton, boce ball or croquetFind a recipe for a yummy double cheddar cheese burger.

Dad’s Day Out-If your dad loves golf, then set up a tee-time for hime and a couple of his friends. Make sure his friends are open first though. Permit him enjoy his day playing some golf on his favorite course. If at all possible, you can arrange for a lunch for him and his favorite frosty beverage that’s prepaid for him at the 19th hole.

Father’s Day Olympics- For those competitive natured, sport loving dads plan a day of “Olympic” style events like water balloon toss, strong man competition, and relay races.You can even make silver, bronze and gold to give to the top three athletes of fathers day.

Breakfast in Bed-Get dad sleep in and take some luscious breakfast to him in bed. Everyone in the house can help devise a meal for dad. Look up a great breakfast recipes online so dad can feel really special.

A Show of Appreciation-You can put on a show for dad. Everyone in the family unit can enact there favorite things they love about dad. If you dad has a sense of humor you can set a light hearted “roast” don’t embarrassed him or, you can have everyone in the house express their gifts to dad on fathers day.

Kin Photo-If your whole family unit is at the celebration, dot hesitate to seize the moment and update you house photos. Take as many shots as you can in various poses that will captivate the moment. Another helpful hint for your fathers day celebration ideas is to employ a tripod so everyone can be included in the picture.

Car washing-Surprise dad with a car dry wash inside and out. This is great for the kids it’s inexpensive and easy. He would be happy if he could sweep it off his “to-organize” list!

Game Tournament-Pull out the kin board games if the weather is bad outside on fathers day. card games and games like charades are also fun for the family unit.

Picnic in the Park-Plan a assemblage at your favorite lake front or local park. If you combine your celebrations with other families, coordinating a potluck with the favorite of all the dads attending.

The most important part is to allow the men in your life sentence know how special they are.
Weather its a simple card or a big party just make sure tey will feel appreciated.
After all without dad there would be no us.

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Callaway Ft-Iz Driver 2010 Best Sales Price With Free Shipping

Friday, July 16th, 2010

  Callaway FT-iZ Driver  $229.99 at Golf Clubs Sale
Beyond Long
In their never-ending mission to find more distance and accuracy for golfers, Callaway’s engineers used an entirely new design to once again produce a driver that’s longer and straighter than anything they’ve ever made.

Polar Weighting
Utilizes a heavy face and a heavy in-line power source in the rear, localizing weight at the front and back of the driver to provide stability, consistency, incredible feel and increased linear acceleration of the ball.

Chemically Milled Hyperbolic Face
Generates Callaway’s most consistently high ball speeds ever by using a chemical reduction process to selectively remove unwanted material for precision thickness control.

Aerodynamic Body Design
The progressive shape reduces drag in the downswing for higher impact speeds and produces Callaway’s most efficient high inertia clubhead ever.

Fusion Technology
Exploits extreme weight placement by utilizing cast titanium, compression cured carbon fiber, formed aluminum and cast steel for the optimal combination of performance, feel and looks.

This club is well above average in distance, and it’ss off the charts in technological kitsch.  I have a couple of drivers at home that are longer than this one, but they were built specifically for maximum distance, and do not sport anywhere near the forgiveness of this club. The distance owes a lot not only to the super hot face, but also to the excellent choice of shafts. The head and shaft are very well mated for each other, and I will explore that further  in the “BALANCE” category. Let’s just say that the shaft, the new technology, and the proper club weighting and length  play a huge part in netting this club very good distance.

For openers, Callaway was wise enough to keep the club at 45? overall length. Despite the latest trends of clubs coming in at 46-46 1/2?, Callaway realized that the average amateur can’t bring a club of that length back to square at impact with any consistency. Let’s face it. The guys on tour still play theirs’ at 44-44 1/2? for a reason. Overly long clubs have Joe Six Pack “REACHING” for the ball at impact, and usually giving up an easy 20+ yards to a slice.  The Aldila VooDoo shaft doesn’t need that type of help anyways. If the “Proto By You”  were a Shaft w/a BA in Business, this “VooDoo” has an MBA in STRAIGHT AHEAD BUSINESS. The kick points and torquing are well set so that a 90 MPH swing can get a “Stiff” flex to work well. Better yet–the kick point to torque ratio will have the shaft feel like a 100 MPH Swing loaded her on before the rather sweet feeling release at impact.

The face on the club sports what the company likes to call “Chemical Milling.” Basically it’s a new spin on an old trick. Do you remember when we were kids in the 60’s and 70’s? If you wanted that extra MPH out of a GTO or other exceptionally heavy car, you acid dipped the body to get some excess poundage off of that heavy gauge rolled steel that American Cars were once famous for. It removed weight from the dead spots, while adding performance to the dynamic ones. Callaway has engaged in a similar process withthe face of this club. Based upon what my eye could see during field testing we went ahead and put impact tape on the face of one and took it to a launch monitor with radar.The corporate claim that , “a full 12% of the face will get the ball within 2 MPH of it’s maximum speed off of the club’s sweet spot”  is legit. –WOW!–Usually I hate lines like that. They’re more often all about pure -d hyperbole rather than having any basis in fact.

Seems like if you put a half way good swing anywhere on the face of this club–it’s going to launch the ball well. Every shot felt good. That has a double edged sword to it, as even some fairly gnarly casting motions felt good, and provided respectable distance. What this club will not forgive is the deadly inside to inside motion (not to be confused with inside-square-inside.) Pull hooks and Duck Hooks are quite possible. There’s a built in draw bias somewhere. The club, however, looks only ever so slightly draw biased at address. Once again, –all shots felt good, and went more than a respectable distance; thus giving credence to the claim, “a full 12% of the face will launch the ball at speeds within 2 MPH of hitting it on the optimal sweetspot.” It’s amazing what that acid-dipping used to do for those old GTO’s too!

Callaway threw everything they had into this one. It’s a pretty amazing driver too. I’ve got clubs that are longer, but not as forgiving. I’ve got a club or two that are as forgiving, but not as long. This club is well balanced between distance, forgiveness, and actual balance of the club itself.  It comes in 9,10,11, and 13* lofts with the Lefties able to pick up a 10 or 11*. The shaft is a winner and allows for anyone with a 90 MPH+ Swing to hit a “Stiff Flex.” The Regular Flex is 65 grams with 4.2* of Torque. The Stiff moves up to a mere 66 Grams but drops to 3.5* of torque. The Extra Stiff Jumps to 68 Grams, and sports a low—but not boardy–3.2* of torque. This is a lot of club for the price. $399 isn’t cheap, but the fact that they may remain special order for a while tells you right away that a lot of R&D Money was spent on this baby, and that they are still taking  their time geting her from drawing board to production line.

Callaway FT-iZ Driver? $229.99 at Golf Clubs Sale

The Coolest Golf Cigars in the World- The 2010 edition

Monday, July 12th, 2010

It’s finally golf time. Thank God. You’ve dusted off the â??ole clubs, rounded up your buddies, and shipped the kids off to summer camp.  You’re free. But every good golfer knows (good being a very broad term here) that the cherry on top is always picking the right cigar.


You know the usual suspects: The Montecristo Whites, the Edge Lites, and pretty much anything by Davidoff.  But this is 2010. It’s a new year my friends and with every new year comes new opportunity. I’ll be taking you through some new, more unique or “boutique brands” that you might not of considered for the course. Emerson’s cigars ( is known for carrying these types of cigars at an amazing price with incredible deals so I’ll be focusing on cigars featured in their inventory. So grab a mental (or physical for you forgetful types) pen and take notes. If anything else, you’re going to be able to impress your friends with my plethora of knowledge. But don’t be too impressed- it’s my job. However the most important thing you need to take away from all this?  It’s gonna be a kick butt season.


It’s always good to start off with a good, mild cigar. Some of you seasonal smokers may not have braved the winter to smoke a stogie and could be a little out of practice. Or, you just enjoy a smoother smoke. Who cares. You love mild, good for you. My pick this season is Acid’s line of cigars. I know what you’re thinking, “Infused cigars? Say WHA?” These might track a little more medium than you’re used to but it’s worth it. Acid is the brainchild of Jonathan Drew and every time Drew hears someone say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” he must smile a little inside. That’s because Jonathan Drew is one of those rare innovators that doesn’t let mainstream traditionalists dictate and prevent change. Jonathan did something no one else seemed to be able to do- come up with something new. Acid by Drew Estate has perfected the idea of infusing premium cigars with amazing flavors. You know in order for this concept to work, it had to be executed without flaw. Acid did this through a cutting-edge technique in which he doesn’t cure the tobacco in traditional curing barns but instead what Drew calls, “Aroma Rooms.” You might need top-secret clearance to get into one of these rooms, but word has it that it’s filled with botanicals, spices, oils, and herbs.  These flavors gently infuse the premium, whole long-leaf filler Nicaraguan tobaccos and the combinations seem so seamless you’d think this is the way cigars were supposed to have been designed all along. Acid truly is the “rebirth of cigars.” These cigars can be found at Allow Emerson’s Cigars and Drew Estates to welcome you to the new world.


So maybe you’re lookin’ for more flavor but you’re not quite up for a full-bodied delight. Perhaps you could say you might just need a little more “punch?” (This is my uninspired attempt to segway into my next pick- Punch Uppercut.)  Please don’t let my lack of grammatical seamlessness turn you off. The Punch Uppercut is an exciting and beautiful cigar for the course. Imagine an election where everyone wins. That’s not just the stuff of political fairytale- it’s Uppercut by Punch! The chosen cigar from a national taste test called the “Election” promotion, Democrats and Republicans alike can all agree that this cigar is good for America. By masterfully blending the rich flavors of Punch with that sought-after spiciness of Nicaraguan tobacco, the Uppercut is an amazing medium-bodied addition to any ticket. A silky Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper finishes this unique cigar with palate-loving flavors as warming as Mom’s apple pie. The verdict? The Uppercut is a knock-out Punchâ?¦especially for the golf course. Check out for pricing.


Now for the fun of full bodied cigars. It’s really hard to chose only one full-bodied cigar for 2010 because there have been so many amazing creations this year. However, I have to give it up to Kristoff’s creator, Glen Case. He makes my list for the coolest cigars for the golf course with the Vengeance Maduro Ligero. This cigar just landed at Emerson’s Cigars a couple months ago and is flying off the shelves. That’s because Glen Case is back with a Vengeance. Literally. After the highly acclaimed success of his Kristoff line, Exclusive Cigars is back with the Vengeance Ligero Maduro I’m definitely like a kid in a candy store. I recently got to meet Glen Case at one of the Superstar Cigar Events for Emerson’s Cigars brick and mortars. They have a bunch of big names this year so check the website. Glen gave me a little insight into the Vengeance and it’s just as beautiful as I thought it would be. An amazing Brazilian Maduro wrapper is combined with a Cuban-seed Honduran binder and Cuban-seed Dominican and Cuban-seed Honduran fillers which produces a fantastically awesome full-bodied smoke. This one-of-a-kind flavor profile consists of espresso, dried apricot, and chocolate with a perfect spicy/sweet finish .  No matter what kind of day you’re having on the course, this cigar will get you through it.


So that’s all folks! I’m super excited for the 2010 golf season. Beautiful weather, challenging courses, and fantastic cigars await us. In fact, I’m going to stop wasting my time writing about it and get out there. I suggest you do the same. You can find all the cigars I described at or at one of their five brick and mortars in Hampton Roads, VA.  Happy golfing!!



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Summerville South Carolina 2010

Saturday, July 10th, 2010 Presents fun places to go and exciting things to do in Summerville, South Carolina. Find out about local festivals, entertainment news, restaurants reviews, concerts, sporting events, nightlife, golf, beaches, and family activities in Summerville, SC and the surrounding areas.

2010 Cincinnati Golf Show

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010