Golf has evolved a lot from the 14th century. Early golf balls were either leather filled with cow's hair or solid wood. Soon "featheries". hit the scene. They were hand-sewn leather with chicken or goose feathers and coated with white paint.
Jump to the 21st century and now we have stylized golf balls. Varick golf balls has added metallic and neon-patterned to the already crowded market.
Sure is gonna be tough finding a place to mark the patterned ball! [MORE]
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Some habits are good - walking 10,000 steps each day; drinking 8 glasses of water, etc. An Entrepreneur Magazine article lists five daily habits for a successful businessperson.
1.) Accentuate the positive - surround yourself with positive people.
2.) Be a bookworm - stay current with what is going on around you and the world.
3.) Take responsibility for mistakes.
4.) Remember the golden rule - say please and thank you.
5.) Set long and short-term goals.
Using these tips will soon see you in the C Suite.
June 7th marks International Women's Golf Day. Over 400 locations in 18 countries will be celebrating. Many places it is free. Join women and girls around the world on June 7th. Sign up at womensgolfday.com.
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The statistics are in and they aren't promising. Physical activity in Americans has declined 1.3 million from 2014 to 2015.
The red flags are highlighting the severity of the "inactivity panademic". There is a trend of being "casual" sports participants instead of "frequent" sports participants, according to a recent report from Phit America. [more]
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Think you know the Rules of Golf? Why are they so tricky to understand? Here’s a list of the 10 Most Misunderstood Rules and the fact behind the myth. [MORE]
Join the social media campaign and add your voice to the messages the golf industry is delivering to Washington on the economic and charitable impact and the environmental and fitness benefits of golf. #NGD16 @wearegolf
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When you watch golf's return to the Olympics this summer, keep in mind a little bit of the USA will be on the course. Namely, Texas turf.
The grass grown by Bladerunner Farms uses less water, fertilizer and pesticides. The Rio course is on an ecologically sensitive area of the city. [MORE]
Jason Day, the world's number one player, is on a streak. Sunday, he added his seventh title in ten months.
"I have the opportunity to try and work as hard as I can to really leave my footprint in this game. I'm very motivated to win as much as I can right now, " said Day [MORE]
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My ball is a Titleist, my putter a TaylorMade and my clubs are Ping. Does this make me a better golfer? According to a recent study it does.
Strong-performance brands causes participants to feel better about themselves when undertaking a task. This higher self-esteem lowers their performance anxiety, and leads to the better performance outcomes. [MORE]
The lifelong connection with golf begins with the Drive, Chip and Putt qualifiers. This free golf initiative welcomes boys and girls ages 7-15 in golf skill competitions.
The program has separate divisions for boys and girls. There are four categories that equalize the playing field by age. This provides a fun, interactive platform for participants of all skill levels.
Saturday, May 7 kicks off DCP Qualifers at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. From May to August, there will be hundreds of qualifiers staged in all 50 states. To register you junior golfer, visit drivechipandputt.com. Let golf become a game for life for your junior golfer and make sure you’re a part of the fun!