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LOL at little girl playing wii golf

Saturday, July 17th, 2010


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How to start playing golf? 8 winning tips for amateur golfers

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

So youve always wanted to play golf but your boss never asked you on a game before? Don’t worry. Everybody can and should enjoy this wonderful sport. Sure, golf can be expensive and hard to learn but if you know what you’re doing you’re up for the time of your life.

When you want to play basketball all you need is’ well’ a basket, and a ball. But golf requires more equipment than just a ball. Like in any sports, golf equipment spins an entire industry and you can find anything from clubs to gloves, and they usually come with a nice price tag.

So here’s Tip No.1: Don’t spend all your kids’ college money on equipment until you know how to play and if you want to play. Don’t buy a 5000 dollar manatee leather club (it’s illegal!) instead, go for mid range sports manufacturers that sell 100 dollar clubs.

Even if you are a pro on the Pirate Mini Golf and you beat your children every time – it doesn’t mean you know how to golf. Tip No.2 will be: take golf lessons. You’ll find group lessons with golfers in your skill range and you might make friends to golf with. There are also individual lessons with a private instructor or your town’s pro golfer. While private lessons focus on your individual skills, they can be quite expensive and take more time than group lessons. Remember that after you get the basics – the real lessons are on the field.

Tip No.3 is to continue practicing at home. No, not in your back yard. Golf has much to do with technique and watching instructional videos can help a lot. You can also go online and find many tips and clips that can improve your game.

Tips No. 4, 5, 6 : Grip, posture and stance. The three essentials of golf. Grip means how you hold the club and the better you grip the better you play. Posture leads to a proper swing and maintaining balance is essential. Having a stable golf stance and footing will help you control the ball and get it where you want it to go.

If you don’t want golf balls flying at your direction, you better know Golf Etiquette and that’s our Tip No.7 ! Golf Etiquette covers the basic golfer’s code that will ensure everybody is having a pleasant time whether they are pros or amateur golfers. Golf Etiquette urges you to be patient and respect your fellow golfers; speak in normal voice and don’t shout or laugh too loud; check your ball number to avoid winning (or loosing) someone else’s game; don’t stand too close to the swing zone of other players and the list goes on and on.

Tip No. 8 is to simplify your golf learning process and get the reinforcement you need to sustain the positive advances you make. Work on your swing and short game, and dive deep into the mental aspect of the game, shoring up any weak links you may have found difficult to hurdle with previous instructional techniques.

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Gulmina Playing Golf Day One.mp4

Thursday, June 10th, 2010


Little Gulmina, the Guma of her little sister Gulatoo, starts playing golf at the age of 4. Trying to hit ball on the tee with her new clubs she has chosen herself while shopping at Dubai Shopping Mall with her Mom and Piari.

BO playing GOLF

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010


BO’S FIRST DAY WITH HIS LEFTY GOLF CLUBS=2 YRS OLD

Top 10 Life Lessons Your Child Can Learn From Playing Golf

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Top 10 Life Lessons Your Child Can Learn from Playing Gol

Golf is an amazing sport, which can bring out the best in young men and teach them many valuable life lessons as many adult golfers observed.

1. Humility and Respect

Golf requires that you show courtesy to others and that you communicate with respect. In the Junior Golf tournaments across the country, it is well stated that good sportsmanship must be exhibited at all times and that all play is ended with an exchange of a hand shake.

2. Punctuality

When the tournament schedule states “Tee time is at 9:00,” this means that you are to be on the tee box at 8:55. If you are late to the tee box, you are automatically disqualified, no questions asked. While this can be a tough lesson to learn, it is one that works brilliantly and can instill them the importance of being on time for not only every tournament but every event in life.

3. Confession

Golf is a game of honor, and recognizing that a transgression has occurred and taking responsibility for the transgression is a part of the game. This one act instills integrity and fairness to all concerned.

4. Safety

Golf balls and clubs, liketaylormade r7 cgb max iron, are very hard and dangerous instruments, and one of the first and foremost rules of golf is safety. They should be instructed again and again to not take practice swings in the direction of another person, not to swing clubs when someone else is walking by, and never to hit into a group playing in front of him. These rules of safety have filtered into other aspects of their lives, including biking, swimming, and safety in the home.

5. Quiet

Golf requires an amazing amount of concentration, and quiet is required at all times on the golf course. While this takes practice for young kids, it is a life skill that teaches constraint and respect for others.

6. Problem Solving

Rain, wind, trees, multiple sand traps, and deep rough can make for a challenging day of tournament play. These are a normal part of golf and can be an amazing opportunity for clever problem solving and personal growth. If the kid was not born rich, he can also buy some used taylor made golf clubs, which also perform very well.

7. Focus

Golf is a tough sport. It requires that you not only know the physics of hitting the ball (and what club to use when) but requires intense mental and emotional concentration. Silencing the inner critic after a “bad shot” is crucial to regaining clear focus, which is an advanced skill to learn but one that can take you very far in life. As for the brand of many golf clubs, some may just focus on one, like taylormade golf.

8. Practice, Persistence, and Listening

In golf, instant success is very rare. Many young golfers have become great golfers through daily practice, persistence, and through being open to listening to his mentors. In life, it is important to know that we rarely reach our goal in one “stroke.” By practicing, making corrections along the way, being open to coaching, and being persistent, we can tackle most of life’s tough challenges.

9. Graciousness

One of the most important life lessons young kids can learn from golf is to be gracious and respectful. At the end of each tournament, the competitors thank and shake the hands of the tournament chairmen and follow this up with a handwritten note of thanks.

10. Economica

Without golf equipment, how can you play golf? So golf equipment is a must. Another question, where to buy, still in your local shops? Of course you can, but why not try to buy them on line through a golf wholesale method! Many online golf shops provide you with the best golf products in best price, which is really the way of being economical.

How Playing A Video Game Can Help Your Golf Game

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Those of you that have played the Nintendo Wii know what I am talking about. But for those of you that don’t don’t know what the Nintenod Wii is, let me give you quick introduction. If you already know all about the Wii, then you can just jump down to the next paragraph.


The Nintendo Wii is a video game console that requires more than just sitting on the couch and moving your fingers and thumbs. You actually have to get up and do life like motions to make your video game character move in the same way you do. In other words what you do with your body your character mimics on the TV screen.


I’m not going to go into details on how this works, because frankly I’m not a video game guy and I have no idea how it works. I’m just glad it works and I bought the Wii for my 5 kids so they would have be “active” when they played video games and not just sit on their back ends. Needless to say it’s really cool technology if you’ve never seen it.


The Nintendo Wii comes with a golf game. This game requires you to “swing” your Wii remote like you would a golf club. Now obviously you can’t swing a little 6 inch by 2 inch remote control the same way you would swing a golf club, but the motions are similar. You take a backswing, and then come down and swing through the ball.


Now I don’t think this has helped my golf game much at all if any, it’s just too different, you don’t swing at nearly the same speed and you have no feel for hitting a ball. Although I do thing it has helped during the winter months to stay flexible and at least have my body get a feel for a golf swing on a much scaled down swing.


Having said that, where I absolutely believe this has improved my game is putting. I have no doubt my putting has improved dramatically because of practice on this game. For the first few months I had the Wii, I played the little 9 hole game over and over again. I got to the point where I could pretty much hit any put under 40 feet. I started to get a little bored and then I discovered “Training”. This allows you to practice various aspects of your game, driving, chipping and putting.


Once again, I don’t think driving and chipping on this will help you much if at all on your “real” golf game but the putting absolutely. In this training you just practice hitting puts at various distances with various breaks in the green. The more puts you make the higher your score and you win metals- bronze, silver, gold. It’s pretty fun. So with practice I was quickly up to golf metal status each time.


I live in Utah where we have cold winters and it’s pretty hard to play golf during those months, but when last spring came along, I was anxious to get out there and play some golf. I “practiced” (and I use that term loosely) all winter on the Wii. I really didn’t think that “practice” would translate to lower scores on the golf course, but I was amazed at the results.


My handicap went down 3 strokes from what it was last fall. How does that happen over the winter playing very limited golf? I was consistently hitting more puts over and over. I started reading greens better and hitting puts at near perfect speed each time with any thing under 25 feet. I didn’t make every put, but I was definitely making many, many, more puts inside 25 feet. That is about the max speed you’d swing the Wii remote to hit a put on the video game. Now can I say with 100% surety I’m a better putter because of the video game, of course not.


But think about it, the majority of your strokes in a game come on the green. If you can knock in “makable puts” (I deem that anything inside 25 feet) then your scores can go way down.


Now golf is such a mental game, maybe it was more confidence than “practice” on a video game, but hey when I comes to getting better at golf, I’ll take any edge I can get to be better. All I know is that my handicap is now consistently 3 shots better than it was the previous year. Happy Golfing!

Chris McCann is the founder of http://www.shop4coolstuff.com/GolfGuru.html He is a successful entrepreneur who enjoys helping golfers improve their golf game by using very simple techniques. To view some of his incredible teaching and register for a free copy of your 54 Page Golf Guide Click Here

Hello From Orlando: Golf In Orlando – Playing Links-style At The Royal St. Cloud – Unpretentious Golf At Its Best

Monday, May 31st, 2010

For a real links-style golf experience we discovered the Royal St. Cloud Golf Links, located in St. Cloud, about 25 minutes southeast of the Orlando airport or the Disney area. The Royal St. Cloud Links greet you with a rolling layout of links-style fairways, punctuated by classic links bunkers that feature names such as Hell, Spectacles, Devil’s Pocket and Hoofprint. True to its link heritage, every club in the bag will be utilized as the terrain is naturally varied.

Unlike other Orlando golf courses, the Royal St. Cloud is free of any residential developments and offers a pure golf experience. The design features four sets of tees and from the blue tee offers a championship length of 7,111 yards and a 74.6 rating, all on flawless fairways and silky-smooth Tifeagle greens.

Its motto, as printed above the entrance to the club house is “Original Golf Played Here”, and indeed the Royal St. Cloud features original style golf at its unpretentious best. I had a chance to talk to Bill Filson, the Director of Golf and since 2002 co-owner of this facility.

Bill has an extensive teaching background. He has personally studied under some of the top-ranked teaching professionals and brings 12 years of teaching experience that featured beginners to PGA tour professionals. Bill has consistently been a top-ranked PGA Professional. The Royal St. Cloud’s teaching staff is complemented by Dave Rummels who brings 17 years of valuable PGA Tour experience with him and can share advice from the “Tour” with the students. Associate Professional, Doug Holloway, has 16 years coaching experience.

At the Royal St. Cloud Golf Links the commitment to teaching the game of golf commitment includes state-of-the art video equipment and even a teaching tent for inclement weather. Lessons, programs, and clinics are offered for every skill level and requirement. Bill explained that they run very reasonably priced children’s clinics at $7.00 per clinic and the club has 120 members in their junior program. Ladies can also learn the sport without embarrassment in a relaxed, comfortable environment. And with every family membership at the club kids play for free.

Bill prides himself on offering one of the greatest values in golf in the Orlando area. For the 2005-2006 season rates vary from $46 to $48 from November 1 to January 10, and $64 from January 11 to April 30, 2006. Discounted tee time rates
are available after 11 am or 12 pm respectively, 7 days/week. Bill went on to say that the fees at the Royal St. Cloud are always reasonable, and that he aims not to oversell his course, but to exceed the visitors’ expectations.

In addition, he offers a very unique proposition: a 100% money-back guarantee with no conditions if you didn’t enjoy your playing experience at the Royal St. Clouds. He said in the almost three years since he has run this course only 2 people ever asked for a refund; a phenomenal achievement, considering that several tens of thousands of rounds are played here every year.

One of the very unique features of this course is the handcrafted stonework which is evident in four bridges found throughout the course that have been hand-built by one individual brick by brick. Bill said that some of the bridges are even a little bit crooked, just to give them more character. The most famous stone bridge can be found on the 5th hole and many of the British visitors to this golf course come here specifically for this unique feature.

Bill explained that his golf course serves a value-based market that is composed of local residents, snowbirds escaping the cold northern winters, and British golfers, a very loyal crowd who refer this facility to many of their friends back home.

The Royal St. Cloud Golf Links have been rated as one of the Top 5 Most Underrated Golf Courses in the Orlando area and they have hosted the 2004 and 2005 British Junior Amateur. With its wide-open fairways the course looks deceptively simple, however, I experienced very quickly the unique challenges offered by the Royal St. Cloud. Traditional links golf is played on the ground, unfortunately I still managed to find water several times, despite the generously open fairways.

The other feature I really enjoyed were a number of the ponds on the back nine of the course that were playing host to a variety of local wildlife and water birds. I particularly enjoyed watching a very rare specimen of wood stork stalking the edges of a pond for food, and a crane standing upright with stretched out wings. The course had a very relaxed, casual and friendly feel to it and we enjoyed a tasty hot dog after our game on the beautiful patio outside the clubhouse as a way to cap off a very enjoyable golf experience on a gorgeous day.

Driving Directions from the Disney Area:
Royal St. Cloud Golf Links is an easy 25 miles from the Disney area.
(25-35 minute approximate drive time)
? Take Osceola Parkway to the Florida Turnpike
? Take Exit 244 to Hwy 192, turn left.
? Go 4.6 miles to Vermont Ave, turn right.
? Take Vermont 2.1 miles to Creek Woods Road, take a left.
? Go only .7 miles to Michigan Ave, take a right directly into the Golf Club.

Statistics
Par 72 Yards Rating Slope
Blue 7111 74.6 128
Gold 6680 72.2 125
Green 6083 69.2 115
Citrus 5531 66.6 111

For more information please visit Royal St. Cloud Golf website or call them at (407) 891-7010.

This entire article including photos is located at http://www.travelandtransitions.com/stories_photos/orlando_royal_stcloud_golf.htm

Susanne Pacher is the publisher of http://www.travelandtransitions.com, a web portal for unconventional travel & cross-cultural connections. Check out our brand new FREE ebooks about travel.

Cali Colombia Swimming Pool. Kids Playing. Golf Course View.

Friday, May 21st, 2010


www.caliplaza.com Cali Colombia Club Swimming Pool, Palm trees, Thatch roof huts, Kids playing, People playing Golf, Bird in Lake cooling, Golf Course View, tables in restaurant at poolside.

Club Swimming Pool with kids playing near fountain Cali Colombia

Friday, May 21st, 2010


www.caliplaza.com Kids enjoying Water Playground in Pool, Small colorful houses for children to play. Young boy playing near fountain, Many outdoor toys, restaurant near golf course and pool.