Monday, November 23, 2009

Have You Mastered The Simple Swing Method by Willie Paxton

Do you have trouble trying to swing a golf club properly? If so, you are going to have problems with your game. Understanding the golf swing and then being able to demonstrate a good correct golf swing is paramount to improving your game. As a newbie to golf this can seem a very challenging feat to pull off but with a little coaching and lots of practice it can be achieved.

As a beginner you could have just one major fault or a combination of many minor ones. The swing is a series of actions, the address, the grip and the swing. Athough other aspects can come into the process like your body and the speed of your swing. When you begin to play golf, you will require professional instruction. As well as understanding the basic aspects of the swing you also need to know how to shift you body weight as you undertake each swing.

Once practicing these basics, if you discover that you do not progress as quickly as you would like this may well be down to your instructor. At this stage of your learning you need a good relationship with your instructor. If not, your swing will not develop. What many people do at this stage of learning is to obtain one of the many eBooks that are available to assist you. Certainly when I was a beginner not only did one professional contradict the instruction of another, some times they were even wrong with their instruction. I certainly improved further by having a guidebook, I obtained from the internet far more quickly than I ever did with the professionals.

The guide that I used was ‘The Simple Swing’. It practically started my game from the beginning all over again. It was uncomplicated to understand, had first-rate illustrations and went to the very foundation of my problems. The majority of Pro's will not get to the crux of your problems. They teach simply what they believe that you will understand. So, as a student you miss out on a number of the more central aspects of the swing. As a result you will struggle, as certain aspects of the instruction have been kept from you. Patience and practice of the simple swing method will enhance your game.

Whilst it may take you a considerable time to acquire a good golf swing, you will be rewarded in the end. This process cannot be rushed. Do not expect to read a guide one day and take all of this fresh information to the course the next day. It does not work that way. Read your guide compare it to how you play. Correct things down the range but most of all practice a few times before you go to the course. The golf swing is the one skill that most golfers spend more time on than any other skill so, practice and improve this part of your game so, that you can improve your game overall.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Whistler, BC - It's Not Just For Skiing by Bryan Reimer

Whistler, BC, in Vancouver, Canada, is full of excitement, thanks to the fact that the town was chosen as the Host Mountain Resort for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Since the mid 1990s, the two-mountain town has been chosen as one of the top skiing destinations by major ski magazines. Between Blackcomb Mountain and Whistler Mountain, there are plenty of ski slopes, tracks and lifts to keep the avid skier busy.

What if you aren't into skiing, though? Isn't that what you do at a ski resort? Is there anything for anyone else to do? Most definitely:

Winter Festivals

During the winter months, Whistler holds several winter festivals with a little something for everyone. Take, for instance, the Cornucopia Festival, held every year in November. Listen in fascination to seminars with wine professionals, wineries and critics while you swirl, sniff and sip the lovely bouquet of wines. Enjoy delicious multi-course gourmet dinners, after-parties and brunches.

During the Whistler Cornucopia, enjoy ARTrageous, the original Whistler arts party. Artists and art lovers alike enjoy this sold out event, where people dance all night and enjoy photo studio experiments, visual art, creation stations, live music and beer. It's a true celebration of wine, food, music and art! The Whistler Cornucopia is a delightful festival for those that enjoy the finer things in life.

Shortly after the Cornucopia, Whistler again brings out it's best at the Bizarre Bazaar, the town's Original Artisan Market. Over 100 artisans come from around the area show off their unique, hand-made crafts, clothing, candles, Christmas decorations and more. Shop for quality, one-of-a-kind treasures while enjoying live music and delicious food!

Cornucopia, ARTrageous and the Bizarre Bazaar are just a few of the winter festivals you can enjoy. There's also the Whistler Film Festival, and don't forget the New Year's Eve bash!

Activities - Other Than Skiing

If you don't like to ski but love to play in the snow, there are other ways to get around and enjoy it. Hop on a snowmobile for a ride to the top of Blackcomb Mountain, 6,000 feet into the air. At the top of the mountain is the charming Crystal Hut, where you can enjoy delicious fondue, fine wine and fruit pies in a candle-lit atmosphere. Panoramic views, the twinkling lights of Whistler and the best table anywhere make the snowmobile ride more than worth it.

If you'd rather have a different kind of ride, take advantage of a sleigh ride drawn by horses. Ride through a winter wonderland in the back of a sleight, and then stop by a local restaurant for cheese fondue, Chinese fondue, appetizers, salad and more. Or - instead of horses you can enjoy a ride on a sled drawn by Alaskan Huskies and you tour the cougar mountain wilderness. Whether horses or dogs pull the ride is up to you, but either way is a fascinating way to get around.

What if you don't want to go anywhere? There's always the Core, hidden beneath Whistler's streets and walkways. A premier fitness facility, the Core has a huge indoor rock climbing area, weights, fitness sessions, cardio workouts and yoga. Although a lot of the activities are indoors, the Core offers outdoor activities as well, such a rock climbing training and wilderness tours.

Although the above list is short, it gives a good hint of what kinds of things you can do in Whistler besides ski. Keep in mind that it leaves out other activities, such as taking a hummer tour, going horseback riding, enjoying skyline eco-tours, indoor swimming and - let's not forget - shopping.

Even if you don't like to ski, Whistler is a great place to be. It's not just a ski resort

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A Little Info About Camping Tents

In this tough economy, people still need to get out and relax but they're trying to do it closer to home and without spending a lot of money on a fancy vacation. Because of this trend, lots of folks are rediscovering the simple joys of camping. It's true that camping requires an initial investment in gear, but the equipment will last for years. All that money spent on a Caribbean cruise will simply evaporate into thin air! Here's a little info on the kinds of tents you can choose from.

-- Most casual campers opt to buy three-season tents. They are perfectly adequate for use during the spring, summer, and autumn months. They usually come with windows, meshed ventilation ceiling panels that can be covered in inclement weather, and rain flies for those unexpected downpours. Three-season tents require only the minimum number of poles, so they are lightweight and easy to transport and carry.

-- If you are a hardy family who likes to ice fish, snowmobile, cross country ski, and go camping in the winter months, you'll need to get a four-season tent. These are dome-shaped to allow snow to slide off and come with extra poles for additional resistance to strong winds. Although these are perfectly adequate for use during other seasons, they weigh considerably more and may not have all of the ventilation options you will definitely need during the summer.

-- Dome-shaped tents have become the most popular option over the years. Their design allows for easy set up and takes down, and they are extremely lightweight. The genius of these tents is that they have aluminum or bent glass poles that run across the top of the tent to support the fabric. The result is that there is a lot more head room in these than there is in old-fashioned A-frames. Dome tents come in sizes ranging from small to huge.

-- If you have very small children who shouldn't sleep in their own tents, you may want to opt for a family tent. These tents usually sleep between 6 and 8 people, but certain "condominium" tents with added zip-on rooms can fit a few more. They come in dome designs, and there are also frame models.

It should be noted that these tents are extremely heavy to carry and require lots of help to set up quickly. If you plan on hiking over any considerable distance to your camp site, carrying a family tent may prove to be quite an inconvenience!

Whatever type of tent you choose, make sure to remember that food must never be stored in them! You will not be the only creatures in the woods, and nothing ruins a camping trip faster than having unwanted animals intrude where they are not wanted. Have fun!. by Art Gib