Month: January 2018

Can golf club reviews be trusted?

I’ve been a golfer for good 20+ years now, and the sheer number of people reviewing golf clubs has always surprised to me. To me, reviews are completely unnecessary. I think people should go into the store, start picking and trying golf club sets one by one, and finally pick one that they like the best. Whether it is the looks or material or anything else, i think the result is the same. Especially in modern age, basically all manufacturers make really good clubs, and it’s pretty hard to say any of the new golf club sets are bad. They are just different types of players, and for different heights, but you can find out about both of these issues by trying out the clubs at the store and having them made custom fit for your height. And one more thing – i think proper fit is the most important metric of all. I’ve seen guys who spent days and nights reading about golf gear and bunch of other tutorials on how to choose them, and when they finally pick something, it’s not their fit and their game suffers a lot. And that’s one of the reasons why i’m kind of turned off by whole review thing.

 It’s not like i’ve seen any of these reviewers go like “this  X club is bad so don’t buy it, go for the Y club”. No, they always have to make it complicated – list minor details of X and all the tiny flaws it has, and same thing for Y club. But at the end of the day, you have to make a choice, and unless you are a matrix, you can’t process all this information to make proper decision. It’s not even worth trying, because it will get you super stressed and depressed in the end. Not to mention the opportunity cost – the time you waste on reading these reviews. Some people, who really like knowledge, can sit around for days finding the best product to buy. But that’s when their love of knowledge actually works against them, because in the time they spent on that, they could have created value in their fields of expertise, and gotten paid handsomely. So you can either buy a product which is good, but with few flaws, or spend days and nights trying to find a perfect product, golf club in this case, if such a thing even exists.

 So i’ll leave you with this – simplicity is the key. I find Amazon’s review system to be very valuable because it’s super simple. I go on the site, search for what i want, and set ratings to 4.5 stars and above. Basically everything i get is high quality product, and i have only spent 3 minutes finding that out.

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Succeed in high school as junior golfer

It’s been a long time since the last time i tried out for high school golf team, but i see a lot of kids asking questions about it, so i decided to share my experience as well. I’m in college now, and actually don’t play golf anymore, but believe it or not, i was quite good in my teenage years and regularly made it in my high school golf team. It wasn’t result of much practice, either. It’s just that my father is huge golf fanatic, and would take me along with him whenever he went to play. And i went, because i enjoy to play golf, and would be doing it now as well, if it wasn’t for my busy schedule. With part time work and studies, i just can’t find a spare time or money to get my own golf gear and visit nearest golf course. Back home, my dad bought me this great junior golf club set (second in this list of best juniors clubs by GolfClubsGuru), but i’ve grown and become too tall to play with those now. And don’t want to ask my dad for new one, as he’s already sacrificing a lot for me. But as soon as i graduate and get my life on track, i will definitely get back to my roots and start playing golf again.

 Now that we’ve covered my background, let’s get to the point. My first advice for junior trying out for high school golf team, would be to focus on your game. I know it sounds obvious, and it actually is obvious, but when most kids are in high school, they’re obsessed appearing perfect and fitting in. So you might have some technique that you use and is advantageous to your game, but might be tempted to give it up just because you’re the only one using it. Under no circumstances should you do that. Just do you. If others express curiosity about your style of game, explain what you’re doing and keep going, but never observe others and try to find things wrong with your style. That never ends up well. Although there’s fine line between what i advised before and not listening to any objections at all. And it’s going to take me long few pages to get through that, so i’ll let you define that line instead.

 And my second biggest tip would be to play for fun. Not for extracurricular achievements or whatever other goal you might have, but just for fun. Do your best at the tryouts, but just do it for the fun. It will help you stay relaxed during the game and keep your head cool, which will end up very beneficial for you. Having a static set of goals that you need to achieve in order to consider yourself successful is very stressful and will put you under a lot of pressure. Instead, i would advise to focus on doing your best whenever you can, and learning from your failures and enjoying your victories to the fullest. I think that’s the healthiest way to approach playing the sports in high school.

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How can you have fun without drinking?

Though we enjoy the occasional drink just as far as anybody it is great to see more booze-free drinks out there. In addition to ensuring you’re fresh as a daisy for the early morning run the following day, this new wave of carbonated beverages are for the most part much lower in calories compared to booze. Another round? Proceed.

Once upon a time, booze-free beer was either tasteless or completely disgusting, but you can now find all manner of fascinating alcohol-free baits about, by the recently established Heineken 0.0 into Brewdog’s punchy Nanny State.

Interestingly, when you just take out the alcohol, it ends up that beer can actually be quite good to you as well as being tasty. Containing B vitamins and folic acid, it can even serve as an isotonic post-workout drink. What’s not to love?

Fitbeer has managed it. This antiques craft lager is subtle and refreshing with a nice, rounded flavour. At only 66 calories per jar, it is not likely to mess up your diet either.

If you want a crisp, refreshing lager that’s easy on the palate, Heineken’s new alcohol-free option is easy drinking. And it’s just 69 calories a jar.

A dark ale that is surprisingly malty and hoppy, Brewdog Nanny State packs a punch in the colour department. At 0.5%, that is about as alcoholic as an overripe banana.

The non-drinker no longer need to select between carbonated Coke and warm orange juice due to this new wave of intriguing soft drinks and mixers on the industry.

If you discover most soft drinks overly candy, superior tonic water is a excellent choice.

A small producer of intriguing combined cordials and soft beverages, Square Root creates a wide range of beverages including Root Beer, flavoured tonics and seasonal specials like a rhubarb soda.

Touted as the first non-alcoholic soul, Seedlip is leading the way in the booze-free revolution. A distilled and carefully crafted mixture of flavoursome botanicals, it is a grown up drink which allows you to enjoy the cocktail hour encounter with no alcohol.

Uniquely flavoured and somehow gin-like as a result of this botanicals, it is sugar-free and comes in at only 0.02 calories per serving. Drink it with tonic water or within a cocktail for a sophisticated, booze-free night outside.

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