Golf Drive

Personally, I find myself trying to hit the perfect drive, but on the many occasions that I fail I know there’s a reason behind it.  The days I am calm, detached, and don’t care I hit my best drives.  On the days I’m focused and determined, I hit my worst.  This is an issue that intrigues me, and that’s why I’m posting this.

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Golf Drive

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Respect your Elders!

Over the weekend, my friend and I were cycling down to Long Beach to waste some time.  When we got there, we decided to stop for lunch at Subway.  That’s when things got ugly.

After we sat down, this elderly woman and what seemed like her young caretaker came in.  The caretaker took her elderly counterpart and had her “Sit down and be quiet.”  How mean, I thought.

When this caretaker went to the counter to order, I could hear how disrespectful and demanding she was.  When the employees told her they didn’t serve coffee in the afternoon, she flipped out and told them they were jerks.  She got her food and sat back down.

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Creativity

One of the things often overlooked in a round of golf is creativity.  Some days nothing will go your way and you’ll be caught in some interesting situations.  There isn’t one golfer that hasn’t been stuck against the fence or in the long grass, or even gotten their ball stuck in a tree.  Sometimes there is no good way to hit your next shot and you have to be creative and think of a solution to best hit your ball.

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ObamaCare

Recently, there have been many issues in Washington that have captivated Americans beyond reprieve.  With our government shut down and the new “Affordable Care Act” in place, Capitol Hill has been in a maze trying to push political beliefs while adhering to the wishes of their constituency.  Overall, this recent disaster has left many Americans popping the age-old question: Is Congress doing an effective job?  Here’s my input.

ImageWelcome to the first edition of Carr and Order.

October 1, 2013 marked a day that rocked the 21st Century.  That was the day that the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, rolled out and the government shut down.  Partisan leaders could not come to a consensus over Obamacare and the budget, henceforth the federal government was terminated.  Stock markets and the global economy dived, federal services halted, and more than 800,000 civil servants couldn’t go to work.  This shutdown was somewhat of a “last stand” for Republicans, who wanted to use this opportunity to defund and abolish Obamacare, yet it was completely avoidable. Continue reading

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The most important thing…

One of the most important things in the golf swing is what you do before you start the swing.  If you do no set up correctly, then what chance do you have of hitting the ball correctly?  It is extremely important to have a pre-shot routine so that whenever you hit a shot, you are prepared and have a better chance of hitting a good shot.  But if you just step up to the ball and hit it, a million things could go wrong.  Your alignment, ball position, hip turn, shoulder turn, feet position, grip, posture, club angle, etc. could be off and cause you to hit a bad shot.  In order to set yourself up for a good shot, you have to make the necessary preparation to set yourself up for success.  Just like in life, if you don’t try, then there’s no point, you’ll just keep failing.

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Hapiness and Golf, a Connection?

Have any of you had a bad day in the past few weeks?  I know I have!

Just a few weeks ago, I had come home about to go play a round of golf with the three other authors of this blog, when a progress report came home from my school.  It was the beginning of the year, and I hadn’t gotten a very good start in my math class.  I’m not going to get into detail on this,  but the fact that I saw the terrible grade on my progress report ruined my day!

That same day, Jesse, Ian, Chris, and I went out and played a round at our local course.  Not being my usual happy and diligent self, I achieved my worst score ever!

Me taking a shot that hit the fence and rolled right back to me!

Me taking a shot that hit the fence and rolled right back to me!

Now if you understand what happened in the photo to the left, you can tell that I was not doing very well.  Performing so terribly that day I went home thinking about ways to improve my score.  Throughout the week, since I wasn’t very happy with myself, my game was affected just as much.  Then the miraculous happened!

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Flying golf carts?

What if golf carts were even more fun to drive, and could take you wherever you wanted faster?

This is exactly what the innovators at Oakley were thinking when they created the first ever golf cart hover craft.  Since they posted their video on Youtube in early april, they’ve gotten millions of views and lots of support.  If you haven’t seen this amazing video here’s the link.

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