Away From the Golf Course: Create a Practice Plan in the Privacy of Your Own Home

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It’s every golfer’s dream to spend each day on the greens, but those who can’t make daily trips due to price, weather, or life responsibilities, assume the hunched position at home, practicing with whiffle balls, nets, and electronic devices while daydreaming about making outdoor rounds.

Whiffle Balls

Golfers use the balls indoors for putting practice. Being incredibly light, the balls attract wind resistance, so one can hit at full speed.

Golf Nets

Taking a full swing in a small yard is no good, so a number of avid golfers buy nets. That way, they can swing away without worrying about affecting those around them or losing balls. Nets come in a variety of sizes and shapes, with some that look more like baseball cages, allowing golfers to take notice of ball trajectory.

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On Target: Practice Shooting Range Etiquette

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The sport of guns and ammunition continues to flourish, but some things remain the same despite the sport’s history. Etiquette and initial learning is incredibly important – perhaps the most crucial moment to a hobbyist.

Those with experience, highly stress etiquette and the simple yet integral rules of gun safety. Before target training and entering a gun range with experienced people with little tolerance to those who may place them in danger, consider the following information.

Know the 4 Gun Laws

To begin, there are four cardinal rules of gun etiquette.

- Always assume a gun is loaded, meaning approach with great care and caution, not pointing in the direction of people and non-target things
- Never point the gun at anything you do not intend to destroy
- Always be sure of the target (and what is behind it)
- Keep your finger off the trigger until the target is in sight

These are stressed continuously until the notions become automatic, ingrained in a hobbyist’s brain, influencing ongoing behavior.

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5 Sports That Are ‘In’ This Year

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Like hairstyles and clothing, some sports experience periods of trendiness, fuelled by our changing curiosities and interests. Gone are the days of stock-standard, gender-specific sporting pursuits; instead, each year brings a new range of undiscovered and unheard of sports to the table. Here are 5 of the sports that will take 2014 by storm.

1. Skateboarding

Skateboarding is a timeless sport – whether the goal is grinding in some of the world’s biggest parks, or simply cruising from A to B. The boards themselves have evolved from wood planks atop clay wheels to state-of-the-art designs, fuelled by innovative companies like Z-Flex Online who design boards for the smoothest ride. Skateboarding is no longer seen as simply a mode of transport used by youths – celebrities like Tony Hawk and snowboarder Shaun White have actively pushed for skateboarding to be included in the next Olympic Games. With strong support for the cause, don’t be surprised if you see skateboarding on the bill for the next summer Olympics.

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How the Skateboarding World Has Transformed From What It Used to Be

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Skateboarding appears as fresh-faced as some young women and men riding boards to school, the market, or local skate parks. What’s surprising to some, despite its popularity and association to exercise, is skateboarding’s age! The sport has been around since the 1960s.

Skateboarding, like those who mature, gain experience, and evolve, has transformed; the moves, direction, and riders look different today as compared to skateboarding’s beginnings.

The Beginning

It’s difficult for skate historians to attribute one event, invention, or person to the beginning of skateboarding; it seems multiple stories place the advent of skating around the same time. At some point, surfers, looking to replicate the experience on land (especially when waves were minimal), fused roller skates to a flat board, emulating the skating experience but with two (free) feet on one board.

Like surfing, the ‘new’ way of riding was considered alternative and ridiculous by most, yet a select few, enjoying the sensation of paving streets in style and speed, continued the practice. Despite athleticism of riders, the clay wheels, getting caught in cracks and sidewalks, often pitched riders off boards.

If smooth riding was an end goal, improvement was needed.

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Surfing is just a road trip away from New York City if you head out to Montauk!

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