How to choose starter golf club sets for kids

My kid has turned eight last spring, so i decided to finally get him interested about golf. I’m not one of those parents who force their kids to do certain activity or sport, it’s just that i used to play golf with my dad all the time, so i thought it would be nice to follow that tradition and get my son excited about golf as well. I was a little bit worried though, as i had been four when i first went on the golf course, and even though i didn’t understand much, i loved it. So i was worried that my kid might be a little bit too old to get into kids golf. I thought that other kids of his age would have more practice done and would be better players, which was kind of true, but it still didn’t discourage my son to get better at golf. First time i took him to the course, he was a little bit put off by the whole scenery, but after ten or fifteen minutes, he took out his little golf course from the bag and asked me to help him hit the ball properly. I haven’t ever been happier than i was at that moment and time.

 Getting golf club set for your kid is another big issue for a parent. When you’re just getting started, you can’t be sure if your kid will like golfing a lot, so spending tons of money on golf club set doesn’t seem like a very good idea. And retailers of golf clubs as accommodating as on return of golf clubs, as opposed to clothing or other products, so you have to be really careful with it. I did a lot of research, and discovered that the best places to buy good club set for your kids are either Amazon, GlobalGolf or this association (or company, i’m not sure) called U.S kids. I liked Amazon and Global because they have very good customer service, and Amazon will actually take back any product within two weeks of purchase. No questions asked. So i was originally inclined to go with Amazon, but then i discovered the last option – U.S kids. They have high quality clubs for all ages of kids, from infant to teenagers. Prices on brand-new golf clubs on online golf stores are pretty high and you should expect to pay at least two or three hundred dollars, but U.S kids has just as good clubs for about hundred dollars. So at this point you can probably guess that i went with U.S kids and recommend everyone to do so as well.

 One more thing i like about U.S kids is that they have this trade-in program, which is really useful, as kids tend to grow up really fast. And i don’t know about you, but i don’t have enough money to go out and buy them new golf club set every year. Which is why U.S kids lets you trade in your old golf club set for the new one, for additional payment, of course.

 It’s been five months so far, and my kid seems to love the clubs and the game of golf itself. I’m thinking of sending him to this golf summer camp during next summer vacations. Until then, he’ll be stuck playing golf with me.

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Balancing time between marriage and Hobbies

I’m married myself, but my marriage has never interfered with my hobbies. It’s not just financial concerns, but also time. When you’re single, you have tons of free time, but no money, but after you get married, you have a lot of money to afford even the finest golf clubs, but very little time. After my marriage, I haven’t felt any pressure to give up playing golf or video games to spend all my time with my wife. I know she knows that having separate parts of private lives, with separate hobbies is essential to successful marriage. If both of you spend all your time together, you won’t be able to appreciate it as much as if you let each other go out alone once in a while, and let yourselves miss each other a little more. Being together is so much better if you let each other go for a little while.

 And I get that taking care of kids is hard to do for anyone. In our society, that role is usually filled with women, and they do terrific job. But men, even if they work for a living, should know that it’s their duty to play at least some part in the job of bringing up children. So I guess what I’m trying to say, is that women deserve their alone time just as much as us, men do. So you need to figure out some kind of system that allows both of you to have all three of these – together-with-family time, alone-as-couple time, and alone-alone time. It might be a silly theory but I think having all three of these is the key to successful partnership. Here’s more about that.

 You also have to work on your language skills. There are wrong and right ways to ask your partner to let you go out and have fun while they take care of the kids. The wrong way is to go out even if they say no, or go out without asking them at all. The secret to asking something like that, is to be as accommodating to other person as possible. For example, giving your partner choices would be a good start. Like “would you prefer If I went out golfing now, or in the evening?” that way, she can arrange things to make her job easier, and she will be more mentally and physically prepared for the job of looking after kids all alone.

 If I had to give one advice, it would probably be to not cheat. You can turn off your phone and just go golfing whenever you want, but in my experience, that’s not a good way to sustain a relationship with someone. You have to look at the situation from both of your perspectives and do what makes sense for both of you, or else she might build resentment and that might finally end your relationship.

 

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How to learn golf if you can’t afford golf lessons

4 years ago i was still in college, finishing my freshman year. I spent whole year binge-drinking and gaining weight, and i was still feeling empty inside. That’s when one of my friends decided to start golfing, and dragged me into it as well. At first, i wasn’t very excited about playing this alien sport, but with a lot of effort on my friend’s part, i got hooked on golf and couldn’t get enough of it. But the problem was, that just like many college kids, i was broke, and could barely afford decent golf club and membership fees. I also desperately needed money for golf lessons, if i ever wanted to get any good. There were not any YouTube or any other online tutorials back then to help me. And if there were any, they plain didn’t make sense and confused me even more.To make matters worse, i also had to make time from my busy studying schedule. But despite all this, i managed to become pretty good golfer and even considered participating in tournament at one point. How?

I chose to learn playing golf by trial and error. I’d deprive myself of sleep for one or two hours, and instead spend my evenings on the golf course. It was never easy, but i managed to make fool of myself enough that after about four months, i noticed significant improvements in my game. So did my peers. But i wasn’t going to stop, and kept doing the same for about year or so. And my effort finally paid off. My swing got perfect and people didn’t give me weird looks anymore. But my borrowed golf clubs were not going to hold up any longer, so i needed at least few hundred bucks to buy something used from Craigslist from eBay. Luckily, there was part time job available nearby my campus, so i had to give up on social life and focus on earning that money to continue playing golf. I did, and i bought Adams Speedline club set. I’ll never forget that moment, and that set of clubs is still in my house somewhere. I bought much better clubs after graduating and getting decent job.

 I guess my point is that you should be open to new experiences, even if they seem weird at first sight. If my friend hadn’t forced me to play golf with him, who knows how my life would’ve turned out. It may seem silly, but i think golf influenced big part of my personality and i wouldn’t trade my golfing experiences for anything else in the world. And you should never give up on your dreams, regardless of any obstacles that you might face. Four years later, these stories are just good memories, but at the time, it was really hard, but i just powered through it and came out a different and better person.

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Best way to make cocoa butter – thoroughly explained

 

Cocoa butter, also called “oil of theobroma,” is that the fat extracted from the banana, based on Drugs.com. It’s dull in flavor but has many uses in and out of the kitchen. In the kitchen, it’s used in making chocolate and provides chocolate confections their texture. Outside of the kitchen, it will help to keep medications in capsule type and is a central ingredient in many cosmetic surgeries. Lotions, soaps and shampoo products often feature it as a component, and topical application of it is believed to stop stretch marks.

What the hell is peanut butter? And why can it be both an ingredient in candy bars along with a moisturizer?This short video enables you to see where cocoa butter comes from and exactly what “chocolate” seems like with no.

This detailed video tutorial will give you a quick overview of just how beans become chocolate – and the far less glamorous cocoa butter. First, whole beans, using their cubes, are lightly roasted. The temperature should not go above 135 degrees Fahrenheit. There is a good deal of fat from the legumes which nobody wants to melt very yet.

The beans are then de-shelled. The cubes become thrown away, leaving the cocoa nibs. (The nibs are the true stuff that produces chocolate.) In the twenty-five second markers, you find the nibs being fed into a grinder. Acquiring the nibs down is a very challenging process. Grind them too harshly and they heat up to the point at which the fat in them melts. That is fine for home cooks, however most processing centers wish to grind down them nice.

Next, the comparatively fine-ground nibs are actually melted down to chocolate liquor. There’s no true alcohol in the material. Liquor only sounds fancy. It is made of roughly equal parts cherry solids and cocoa butter. The more melting, the further filtering, and also the more grinding which gets completed, the simpler the liquor will be.

In the end, soft liquor is pressured and strained, keeping the solids in one location, but trapping all of the oil. These turn out to be a slightly-chalky-looking dry form of sugars. The oil finally cools to a strong yellow block of cherry butter. Cocoa butter is only the vegetable oil made from pressing cocoa nibs.

White chocolate, as an example, utilizes no cocoa solids also adds milk, sugar, and vanilla into pure cocoa butter.

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