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postheadericon Getting some golf instruction

Getting Some Golf Instruction

There are many ways you can go about receiving instruction for your golf game. Many of use – even those who have been golfing for a long time – can benefit from some type of golf instruction. The good news is that there are all sorts of options you can pursue to get effective teaching on the golf game.

There are many different ways you can go about receiving golf instruction. Most golf clubs have club pros on staff who are more than happy to offer lessons for a fee. The advantage to instruction like this is that you get one on one advice as well as specific fixes to your swing tailored to how your body moves.

Golf seminars and schools are often found in many places around the country. Professional instructors often travel around the country holding week long golf schools on local courses. This type of golf instruction is also advantageous because you are utilizing the skills and knowledge of a golf professional. A student’s success comes from having an instructor that that he or she can relate to, understand, and can ultimately see improvement in their own game. In some cases students enjoy instructors who are rigorous and demanding while others enjoy an instructor who is patient and pushes the student at a slower rate. Find an instructor that you are comfortable with and who has the credentials and experience to effectively provide the golf instruction you need. Ask questions before you sign up. Where did the instructor get his or her training? What kind of scores does he or she make on a consistent basis? You will want someone who knows what he or she is talking about so you don’t get bad advice and training. Believe it or not, you can find some great golf instruction online at various websites in articles published by professionals in the game. These articles address specific parts of the golf game, so if you are looking for a way to improve your stance or get more distance from your drive, you can certainly find it online!

If you want to get better at the game of golf, you can’t go wrong when you seek out golf instruction. There are a lot of people who have learned about the game both in seminars as well as through playing. Above all, the most important part of golf instruction is to get out on the course and test out what you’ve been told. Learning through doing might be the best instructor of all.

postheadericon Planning your first ski trip

Planning your First Ski Trip

If you are over twenty and you have never been on skis before, it’s not a surprise that you might feel a bit of fear and intimidation the first time you set foot on the ski slopes. Possibly, you are discomfited because you never learned to ski as a youngster. Or, maybe you are just terrified at the idea of breaking a body part and being in a cast for weeks. If you simply relax, however, and follow a few simple rules, this could very well be one of your most enjoyable experiences.

One of the first things that you will have to do is to arrange skiing lessons. If you can afford it, consider the idea of combining lessons with a vacation to a world class ski resort. A world class ski resorts will have the best instructors available as well as the best slopes to learn on. In addition,  you will find plenty of fun things to do in your down time. If, however, money is tight and you can’t afford to travel to Aspen, the Rockies, or the Alps – then finding a place near to home is ok as a second choice. But, you probably won’t have as much fun.

When learning to ski, it’s best to learn with a friend who doesn’t know how to ski. This way, you will have someone to commiserate with as you futilely try to maintain your balance during the first day of training. You can also laugh at each other instead of being the butt of all the laughter yourself. Partnering with a friend also gives you both more confidence in learning your new snow skills. Most instructors won’t try to push you beyond what they believe you are capable of, so just relax, pay attention, and follow his lead. The first day is always the hardest. If you survive that, the rest will be easy going.

The best times to take your classes are during the week. On weekends, the crowds can be overwhelming. During the slower times, on the weekdays, you don’t have to worry so much about avoiding fellow skiers. Without the distractions, you can focus more on learning skiing basics such as methods of stopping, controlling your speed, and mastering turns.

Don’t expect to become an expert in the first day or two. But by the end of the week, you will be riding the ski lifts, tacking the intermediate slopes, and possibly even venturing into some of the less threatening expert slopes. The nice thing about leaning to ski at the best resorts is that the slopes are long – sometimes as long as 1 or 2 miles or longer. You have the most fun when you are spending more time on the actual slopes instead of constantly returning into the lift lines for another trip up the mountain.

Among kids and young adults, snowboarding seems to be fast overtaking skiing as the most popular winter sport. For older adults, however, who don’t really see the benefits of multiple concussions, skiing can be the perfect sport in combining fun and exercise during the winter months.

postheadericon Kitesurfing and kiteboarding – advice for beginners and newcomers

Kitesurfing And Kiteboarding – Advice For Beginners And Newcomers

Every beginner should undertake lessons before attempting to fly a kite alone. The kites used in kitesurfing are high performance sports kites, and have the capability of causing injury, or even death.

The IKO is the world governing body of the sport, and a 2 day course with an IKO instructor or school will have to up and riding a kiteboard in safety.

Which kitesurfing equipment is right for me?

2009 has seen huge development in kite technology, the Supported Leading Edge (SLE) bridled designs feel more like C kites, and five-line hybrids have better depower capability than ever before.

For newcomers to kitesurfing, the Best Kahoona is the perfect kite. It is ultra stable in the air, easy to fly, tolerate mistakes, and is used by hundreds of kiteschools around the world.

When you have mastered the Kahoona, most riders progress to more extreme kites such as the Best Waroo or North Vegas. These kites offer sharper performance, better handling and more power.

Which kind of kiteboard should I ride?

If you are learning, most people find it easier to start with a twintip kiteboard, which will allow you to change direction without jibing the kite. Once you’re confidently up and riding, the board you pick will be a matter of personal preference and riding style.

A twin-tip board, such as the Best Spark kiteboard or Balance Team 133 kiteboard, would be ideal for any creative freestyle, free ride and big air kitesurfers. If you prefer the thrill of riding big waves and swells then a directional board would suit you better. North Kites make the Bullets board, which is considered by many to be the best production board available.

For the ultimate in directional boards, you should look for custom surfboards by Luke Young, who has been rated as Shaper of the Year by Carve magazine.

So I just need a kite and board to kitesurf?

The minimum equipment list is a kite, board, harness and a bar, but you should not even think of leaving without safety equipment until you have been riding for a long time. Check out which personal flotation devices are available, these also give you some padding when you crash! A helmet can also save your head from some severe damage should the worst occur.