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Friday, November 21, 2014

Slow Play in Golf?

There seems to be a great deal of talk lately about slow play, the causes, and how to fix it.

There was a recent article by Golf Digest titled "The Real Cause of Slow Play Isn't What You Think". Although it's title would make you think they have figured it out, it may not be so true.

Ok, so maybe I am a lucky golfer when it comes to slow play and that may be why I have a different opinion on the matter. See the thing is I have not played a round of golf over four and a half hours in seven years and that was on a professional mini-tour. We will leave the name of the tour and reasons out of this, but we will just say it was bad management on the tours part and not the players faults.

I play golf two to three times a week. Some private clubs, some resort, and some public courses. The reasons I see that are being called "slow play" are more noticeable at public courses, but have no relation to what every organization and golf magazine want to dub as slow play. The truth to what really slows most golfers down is that most have no desire to take lessons anymore due to certain television networks and the internet. They all want to fix their game themselves if at all. Bad shots leads to more shots which leads to more time. If we could convince more golfers to take lessons and improve their games we could see a decrease in the time it takes to play golf.

What if I was to tell you that is still not the issue? Would you believe me?  Probably not. It is a growing issue at more private and public courses than at resorts. The real issue regarding slow play is really just the opposite. The real issue has become all the golfing authorities pushing that there is a issue with slow play. The real issue has to do with the perception of what slow is.

Here is the real issue - Golfer Have Become in to much of a Hurry!

There it is, there is the real culprit. Golfers are in to much of a hurry these days. It is something I have seen more and more over the years at clubs I have worked at and course I have played. Would you believe that most golfers now would consider a four hour round as slow? Why? Because they are in a hurry.

I have played rounds of golf with people at various courses along the Gulf Coast and have seen people complain that their round is taking too long even though the finish in under four hours. This is crazy right? Well what happens is the perception the human mind creates when two things happen on a golf course. The first time a golfer has to wait to hit a shot or when/if they notice there is no group in front of the group directly in front of them. This is regardless of how long they have been out there or how things are moving along.

A great example of this is a round I played the other day at The Oaks Golf Club in Pass Christian, MS. When we tees off there was no group in front of us. It wasn't until the third hole we caught up to a group. Immediately one of my playing partners stated "great this is going to take all day now" The remainder of the day we waited on every tee for that group ahead to clear before we could hit our shots. I was in no hurry, had no where to go, and it was a beautiful day. I continued to play well while my playing partner did not as he couldn't stand waiting. The point however is his perception that it was going to be slow. When we finished I asked him how long do you think we were playing? His response was five hours. I felt we were not out there any longer than four hours. The real time it took us to play, as a foursome behind another foursome, was three hours and forty-five minutes.

So there you have it. One golfers perception of how long a round took compared to another golfers. This has happened more and more over the years. Golfers want to get to a course go straight to the tee, play and be gone in 3 hours. Golf, unless playing on a professional tour, is recreational sport meant to be enjoyed. If you do not have at least six hours in your day to devote to a round of golf then perhaps one shouldn't play. When I say six hours I am talking about drive time, range/warm up, and four to four and a half hours for golf.


So now that you have a different look at what slow play really is, what can we do about it? The real and honest answer to that is....Nothing. We can't make golfers relax, enjoy themselves, and not be in such a hurry. Maybe this article however will be a start to have golfers look at things a bit different.

Next time you are on a golf course pay attention to what is actually going on and how others perceive it to be happening. You will be amazed to see how golfers are in a hurry when they really have no reason to be. 

Now I also know this will not be the case everywhere and some courses have a real issue with five hour plus rounds of golf. However what is the problem with being on a golf course for five hours? Perhaps those golfers that don't want to be outside on a golf course would rather be stuck in a office cubicle or any place besides enjoying the beauty of nature, relaxing and enjoying the game. 

This article was written by Kyle Hrubes, a golf professional, entrepreneur, owner of Hrubes Sportz, and author of Manage Your Golf Game

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Weight Loss in Under 30 Days!

Yes, you read the title of this article correctly - Weight Loss in Under 30 Days!

We know with so many different weight loss products promising so much, it can be hard to believe you can lose weight in less than 30 days. Not only is that true, but it is the healthiest way we have ever seen. It's not a fad diet or gimmick either.

The problem most people have with losing weight and dieting is that mostly all products out their promise this and promise that, but fail to tell you other things needed to go with that program or diet. Some do give you tips on a healthier lifestyle and others just say use some "magic pill", but most do not deliver and very few have any kind of support.

Well what we found in this particular weight loss program is, their is no hype and no promises that can't deliver. Instead this program delivers real results to real people like you. There are even thousands of testimonials of real people that have used this product. Some have gone as far as posting YouTube videos of themselves of before and after.

So how does this work?

Simply put, it is a comprehensive supplementation and nutrition program that helps give your body the jump-start it need to reach your goals. This is done in two phases and how this program achieves such great success.

The first phase helps to rid your body of toxins and prepares your body to better absorb nutrients. Once this is done you move into the second phase that is about fueling your body in order to achieve maximum results.

The daily nutritional guide that comes with this program is another great part of why it is so successful. We know what you are thinking. Another guide of nasty food and small portions. Well guess what? That is not the case. The foods you are suggested to eat will not only surprise you, but you will enjoy and possibly forget you are trying to lose weight. This is done by focusing on a large variety of lean protein, vegetables, and complex carbohydrates as well as a variety of snacks. That is way different than those other programs telling you that carbohydrates and snacks are bad for you.

What we found really put this program over the top of every other one out there are the tools it comes with besides the great daily nutritional guide. From the very start you a given an assessment guide to assess how you are when you begin so there is a level of comparison to assess yourself again during and when finished. But the best tool is an app that you can download to track all your progress. This app is great for logging your food and water intake, logging workouts, or designate a coach as well as have a community to share progress and tips with others who are completing this program. The app even has a user guide to help you know how to use it and understand how it works.

Besides all the great things the program does and what it comes with there are recommendations of other products, also known as companion products, that complement the program and help target specific needs.

One other benefit this program has is the company itself. If you like what the program has done for you, then you can become a distributor and help other achieve the same success you did and make some extra money in doing so.

If you would like to know more about this program, the company, or the opportunity this company offers click on one of the following links.


We hope you have found this information on our review of what we believe to be the best weight loss program out today. If you decide to give it a try we wish you great success in reaching your goals.

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Friday, November 7, 2014

New Golf Instruction Book Out

We have found what could be the best product review we have done in the golf instruction market. Finally there is a book teaching you how to become a better golfer and it has nothing to do with swing changes, gimmicks or training aids.

It is about one of the least taught methods in golf, but the one method that all the top players in the world use to play at their best. The reason why this is not taught is also stated in the book and it is a shocking truth that you will understand.

There is absolutely no reason why a major majority of golfers do not know about this. We found this simple to understand and even simpler to implement into our golf game. The greatest thing about it is that we only had to read it once and apply it to our next round of golf to see the difference it can make. It was also available for immediate download so we didn't have to wait to get it.

We don't want to give away to much about this book, but what we can tell you is it should and will make a difference in your game. Follow the link below and find out for yourself!



We will be testing this with a number of different golfers as well to get their feedback. Once we do we will have a follow up article with how it has changed their golf game. 

Book is also available in paperback through Amazon.com
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Cold Weather and Sports

Now that the cold weather has gotten here do you have the proper clothing for your sporting activities?

Today we will go over what is needed for cold weather athletics.

It doesn't matter what sport you are playing or if it's just for exercise, if you want to do any of things outside you will need one thing - Cold Gear. Now when it comes to Cold Gear we will use the leader in the technology, Under Armour, as examples. Even though Adidas, Nike and some other top name brands also have Cold Gear it is Under Armour who first came out with the technology in 1997.

First we will go over what the difference is between Cold Gear, Heat Gear, and All Season Gear. There have been some misconceptions over the difference between Cold Gear and Heat Gear. We want you to have a clear and educated understanding of the differences. The definitions and explanations below are according to Under Armour. Other brands may vary from this, but we feel they all follow a similar guideline and any variations would only be slight.

Cold Gear -

  • Built for cold weather, typically under 55 degrees
  • Designed to keep you warm, comfortable and dry during cold weather activities.
  • Promotes blood flow and insulates your body with specifically designed fabrics.
  • Lightweight Material
  • Moisture transportation system to wick sweat away from the body
  • Breathable fabric
Heat Gear -
  • Built for extremely warm and hot conditions.
  • Designed to keep you coo and dry during warm/hot weather activities.
  • Incredibly light weight materials.
  • Superior moisture transportation system to wick sweat from your body.
  • Breathable fabric to improve air flow.
  • Quick drying material. 
All Season Gear -
  • Built for changing weather conditions or mild temperatures.
  • Made from radical fabrics that actually flex with changing conditions. 
  • Regulates body temperature with maximum breath-ability and moisture wicking capabilities, to keep you comfortable in changing conditions. 

All these different types of Gear Technology will also vary depending on what activity or sport you are playing and how much warmth you need depending on the climate where you live. For example you may wear a cold gear undershirt under a normal golf shirt while playing golf and not need additional outerwear. Or perhaps you need cold gear leggings to go under your sweats as well for running. 

Most Cold Gear for designed for athletic activities will come in the form of Compression Fit, meaning it is designed to fit snugly to your body. It is also available for for both men, women and kids. Exercise activities are the most common reason women wear cold gear, especially women's cold gear leggings. For women that participate in sports activities such as softball or running they will also be seen wearing a long sleeve cold gear undershirt. For kids this has become a newer thing and you will most likely find kids wearing a cold gear undershirt while participating in football. 

Cold Gear is not limited to under garments, also known as Baselayer, and is not limited to conventional sports activities. If you really think about it people have been wearing Cold Gear for a very long time now in the form of regular sweatshirts and sweatpants. It is just that the technology has improved to be more effective in both warmth and comfort, with the addition of looking stylish as well. Whether it's just a casual pullover hoodie, a pair of socks, or hood mask designed specifically for hunting, no matter what activity you choose you can find cold gear for you.

As you can see cold gear can be very beneficial in keeping you warm for any activity you choose during those cold months. You don't have to sacrifice your outdoor activities to stay warm. If you are one that doesn't enjoy sports or physical activity but want the benefits of cold gear you don't have to go with compression fit you can choose to go with the cold gear outerwear.

We hope we have given you some helpful information for sports in cold weather regardless of what activity you choose. Stay warm and play hard.