Posts Tagged ‘Giving’

Giving Dad a Fathers Day Surprise

Monday, August 9th, 2010

The best gifts are the unexpected ones and no matter what you say, stats show that women are more likely to get mothers day gifts than men are to get fathers day gifts. This means that it’s highly likely your dad may have started to stop expecting a gift from you or he may no longer think that you’ll ever get him a half way decent gift.

It may not be your fault how all the dads in the world think but you can change the way your dad thinks by giving him a surprise on fathers day. Giving dad a surprise can either be easy and fun or really hard and nightmarish. If you continue to shop and buy gifts for dad the same way you always have then not only will it be hard to surprise him but it’s likely that finding something original will prove impossible. Usually when you shop for gifts for dad, you try and wow him while failing to realize that your big (and sometimes backfiring) gifts are a bit overwhelming and may be even useless. Dad doesn’t need to go trekking or mountain climbing, he’d much rather prefer a quiet activity at home. You can throw him a party instead, it’s got that wow factor and your dad won’t expect it. It also doesn’t require him to do anything involving exercise. Parties especially for him are usually on his birthday so to get a fathers day party will not only make him feel loved and appreciated but it’ll give him a nice chance to unwind (and also stop being jealous of the gifts you give your mom).

Parties may not necessarily be up your alley, or you may live out of state and be visiting dad especially for fathers day which means that you won’t be able to organize a party, you can send him a surprise gift. No ties, golf clubs, or tennis lessons; Think basic. If dad likes getting a huge cake on his birthday, he’s equally likely to enjoy gifts like fathers day gift baskets or fruit bouquets. They have that special delighting effect that a birthday cake does only it’s healthy and way more delicious. Fruit bouquets are fresh fruit arrangements made from a huge fruit variety like strawberries, pineapples, apples, oranges, oranges, grapes, bananas and much more.

Giving dad a surprise gift is not only going to make him really happy but it’s also going to revive his faith in the fact that his kids still care about him.

 

Many companies sell unique fruit bouquets and?edib gifts; they roll out new lines of their products for special occasions like mothers day and fathers day. Try something different this year and buy a fruit bouquet for your dad. Fruit bouquets come with chocolate sauce.

Giving Golf Lessons To Children

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Teaching your child to play golf doesn’t have to be a dogfight. On the contrary, it can be a fun-filled, enjoyable experience, if you approach it with the right mindset. The key to teaching your child to play golf is letting her call the shots. By doing so, you’re letting her explore the game on her own—and that’s fun for her. Kids aren’t interested in improving their golf handicaps or absorbing golf tips. They’re interested in having fun. Make it so and they’ll learn to love the game.

Below is some advice I’ve gleaned from years of teaching kids to play golf. The advice is more common sense than anything else, but it doesn’t hurt to be reminded of it every so often. Golf might be your passion, but it’s not your child’s. Learn to make golf lessons fun and it might become their passion.

Play More Than Teach

Getting your child to equate golf with fun may be difficult to handle when you’re paying for it. We want to see the child learn something that he or she can take away from the lesson. To adults, that means focusing on the task at hand. But a child’s attention span is short. He doesn’t really start to focus on something until he’s ready. So keep the golf lesson short. Make sure it lasts no more than 30 minutes. Break that down into 10 minutes of a lesson and 20 minutes of just banging a ball around or maybe drawing faces on golf gloves.

Use Fun Ways to Teach Technique

Teaching your son or daughter how to hold a golf club is a key golf tip. But to a little child that golf lesson could be drudgery. That’s where you need to use your creativity. Invent a fun way to teach technique. Let’s say your child has difficulty shifting her weight to her left side. Try cutting out two smiley faces from a children’s magazine or book. Paste one on your right heel and one on hers. Now, show her how you shift your weight so that your right heel comes off the ground, showing the smiley face. Have her do the same.

Work On The Short Game

Most adults would rather hit at the driving range than putt on the practice green. But we all know that it’s the short game that cuts strokes from our golf handicaps. Work on chipping and putting with your child. Try to heighten his or her interest in this part of golf by making it a game or a contest instead of a “practice session.” Kids love games and contests. Their fun, especially when they win. Try losing on purpose so the child enjoys the contest. When he wins, make a big deal out of it.

Teach Safety First
Kids don’t always think when they do something. On the golf course, that can be a problem. How do you keep a child from getting hurt? Follow these common sense suggestions:

* Always keep the child in your line of sight.
* Don’t let a child drive the golf cart.
* Never let a child site in a golf cart alone
* Have the child occupy the stall in front of you on the practice range, never the one behind you.
* Draw an imaginary safety line three feet in front of the child that he or she is not allowed to cross.

Teaching a young child to play golf doesn’t have to be like taming a fire-breathing dragon. It can be fun and enjoyable, if we make it so. The child will learn to love anything he has fun doing. And if he has fun doing it, he’ll continue playing it no matter what his or her golf handicap turns out to be. And you’ll have a family activity you can enjoy together for years. 

Teach Safety First

Kids don’t always think when they do something. On the golf course, that can be a problem. How do you keep a child from getting hurt? Follow these common sense suggestions:

* Always keep the child in your line of sight.
* Don’t let a child drive the golf cart.
* Never let a child site in a golf cart alone
* Have the child occupy the stall in front of you on the practice range, never the one behind you.
* Draw an imaginary safety line three feet in front of the child that he or she is not allowed to cross.

Teaching a young child to play golf doesn’t have to be like taming a fire-breathing dragon. It can be fun and enjoyable, if we make it so. The child will learn to love anything he has fun doing. And if he has fun doing it, he’ll continue playing it no matter what his or her golf handicap turns out to be. And you’ll have a family activity you can enjoy together for years.

Jack Moorehouse is the author of the best-selling book How To Break 80 And Shoot Like The Pros. He is NOT a golf pro, rather a working man that has helped thousands of golfers from all seven continents lower their handicap immediately. Free weekly newsletter available with the latest golf tips, lessons and instructions.

Why, oh why, is the Golf Swing SO hard?! Giving insight to frustrated Golfers

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

An excerpt from the book Golf Swing Eureka by Jon Barrett – www.golfswingeureka.com


I’ve inserted this section in as I believe it may help you understand why we find the golf swing so hard.


Why do we find a move that seems so easy to the professionals so incredibly difficult to perform?


Recently I discovered that psychologists believe that we learn differently as adults than we do when we were children. And I believe this may be the key to explaining why we have such a difficult time of it.


The large majority of professional golfers will have taken up golf when they were kids – Tiger Woods was swinging a club well at 3!


But, I would imagine the majority of amateur golfers took golf up when either in their late teens, early twenties or even later in life – as adults.


The psychologists believe that as children we learn from repeating the model that we see – we know that kids are very trusting of what they are told. Yes, they ask lots of questions but they trust the answers given. They see, and are told, and DO.


Now as adults we learn differently. We have already formed opinions about how the world is and how things operate. So when we learn something new we actually test it against the rules that we have already built up in our heads as to what is right and wrong.


Unfortunately for us, the golf swing is actually illogical. That’s where the problem stems from. In our heads we can’t actually accept or believe that that is how the golf swing works. We then trust our instinct and test it against our rules and go back to what we believe is logical.


Here is what is illogical about the golf swing:


A Golf Swing without Effort = A Powerful 300 yard drive


It’s been said before that the secret to the pros swing is that it achieves ‘Power WITHOUT Effort – how illogical is that!


It’s a bit like saying we’re going on a 200 mile car journey, but we’re not going to turn the engine on! No ones going to believe you.


That’s how our brains interpret it – we think there’s no way you can hit a golf ball 300 yards without LOTS of effort.


So next time we coil up on the backswing our brain tells our muscles ‘right guys we need plenty of effort if we’re going to send this ball long and straight’.


Pro’s do actually put effort into their swings to get the ball to go that far (look at Tiger Woods face just before impact and you’ll see what I mean) BUT they put it in at a completely different point in the swing to amateur golfers. They also know the technique that allows them to produce such great results – and it doesn’t involve power, certainly not how the amateur golfer understands it.


Amateur golfers think you need to start the golf swing powerfully BUT the pro golfers know that you put the effort in at the bottom of the swing.


If you try and take this point on board this will start the process of adjusting your mind.


Over the next few pages I’m going to OPEN your EYES to how the golf swing actually works – much of which us amateurs don’t appreciate.


Understanding is the 1st key to unlocking your golfing potential.


Towards the end of my book I’ll show you where to get a piece of software that will by-pass your conscious mind and reprogram your sub-conscious mind to believe what you will see and start to understand about how the pro golf swing works. How YOU can swing powerfully without effort.


EYE-OPENER No. 2


What part of the body contributes the most

to generating the maximum speed of the club head?


This single answer allowed me to make a huge leap in my understanding of the golf swing, and in everything I had seen and read about the golf swing none of it emphasised it enough.


I carried out a survey on the Internet over several weeks and asked visitors to my web site the question:- What part of the body contributes the most to generating the maximum speed of the club head?


Only 20% got the answer correct – That’s only 1 in every 5 golfers! And these golfers had a wide range of handicaps down to single figures.


Interestingly this figure corresponds to another golfing statistic – Did you know that only around 20% of golfers have a handicap of less than 18? It made me wonder whether the misunderstanding of the fundamental aspect could be the one thing that is holding so many golfers back.


Which part of the body do you think creates the maximum speed of the club head?


Is it:

Shoulders

Arms

Hands

Hips

Legs

Torso

wrists


(Graphics and explanations omitted here)


….So the answer to the question that I posed above is that it is the hands (or wrists) that contribute the most to generating the maximum club head speed. The club is moved through over 180 degrees whilst the arms move through less than 60 degrees – all of the rest of the movement of the head of the golf club is generated by the movement of the hands. Unfortunately the large majority of golfers think that it is with the shoulders and arms. I’ll come back to this point later as even when you get everything else right in your swing this can be a real good swing killer!


Find out the details and much more in Jon’s Eye Opening ebook: Golf Swing Eureka – www.golfswingeureka.com

Jon Barrett WAS a frustrated golfer and has studied the golf swing for 5 years in search of the information that would make his scores tumble but without success… UNTIL he discovered what only 1% of amatuer golfers know about the Pro’s golf swing… Read all about his eye opening concepts you won’t find in standard swing advice now… Golf Swing Eureka – www.golfswingeureka.com