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|3 days 5 hours ago||PLEASE LISTEN||
Don't by the clubs, one-by-one. That is foolish and will end up costing you more money in the long run. On the flip side, don't go out and buy a custom fitted set of nice clubs that you 'think' will last you forever.
Look on craigslist, golfwrx.com, and callaway used and find yourself a decent set of used clubs. Golf clubs are like luxury cars, their value drops exponentially after they are used and there are tons of people that spend tons of money on a new set each year (basically selling their barely used clubs from last season for a fraction of the original cost).
Do your research and find a 'game-improvement' set of clubs. These are clubs that are geared towards someone learning to playgolf, but will work for many years to come. The heads of the clubs are gennerally larger and they will be more forgiving on miss-hits. You should be able to find a decent set of irons (4-pw) for ~$250. Much better to spend that amount now then getting a super shitty pair from Wallmart which will break or you'll outgrow in a year.
Go to a golf store (if possible) and ask to try out some of these clubs. Golfsmith and simular stores will let you try out clubs for free on a simulator. Just have to ask and tell the employee you are looking for a 'game improvement' set of irons. But you're not good at hitting yet and shank a bunch of shots in the simulator? Doesn't fucking matter. You're just there to figure out which set of irons look and feel good to you. Becuase everyone has a different opinion on what is best. Ping, Titleist, Cobra, Taylormade, Callaway - they all make good clubs. Comes down to preference 100%. Ping G25, Taylormade SLDR, Titleist AP1 - these are all previous year models that are widely praised for being durable and performing above their price range so a good place to start.
Driver, 3 wood, hybrids, wedges - get them all second hand if possible. Have an ucle or friend who never plays anymore? Perfect. Ask if you can use his for a while. If that doesn't work, eBay and golfwrx.com have been the best deals for me. The irons you already bought should give you plenty of time to improve while you look for good deals on these other clubs.
Last but not least - if you really are serious about getting better, spend the money and get a lesson from a certified instructor. Do you research on golf websites and find someone worth the money (becuase it will be more than you think). Don't use your girlfriends, friend's, brother who has been playing for a few years for $20. Get a real lesson.
Even just 2 lessons with a good instructor will help you more than 100 range sessions when starting out.
Good luck and have fun!
|5 days 4 hours ago||Pace Academy||
One thing to note is that Salyer's school, Pace Academy, is hands down one of the top private schools in Atlanta. It's tuition is that of a college ($20k+ a year) and it is known for having an extremely successful acedemic program. Pace is really are not known at all for their sports prowess and there are a number of other private schools around Atlanta that have much more successful football programs. Hopefully Michigan's acedmics will really appeal to Salyer and his family.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||It is only worth getting||
It is only worth getting fitted if you have a consistent swing. As players get better their stance and posture will improve.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Totally Agree||
Grayson is a powerhouse here in GA and there will be a lot of attention to how Kurt performs there. He'll be going against top competition - a good year would almost certainly result in a 4* ranking.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Yep||
Hard working "Athletes". Whether its pure speed or strength our RB's all seem to have something different to offer. I like it.
Obviously there are those rare players who have it all (Fournette) but I like how we seem to be recruiting a variety of players all over the field.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||OT from original post but||
OT from original post but just saw on Twitter: Five-star CA OG Wyatt Davis set to announce tomorrow. He visited this past weekend with positive things to say but Ohio State leads on crystal balls. Anyone have insight on this?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||What?!||
Care to link to a source of what you're talking about (assuming you don't want to say here)?
|5 weeks 5 days ago||What?!||
That's seriously the same girl? Who is that?
|7 weeks 6 days ago||Agreed||
I'd love to see what this set of coaches could do with a pure elite athlete at running back.
|8 weeks 5 days ago||The most important thing to||
The most important thing to do is fully understanding the complete compensation package. I prefer to think in a total compensation picture with considerations for base, bonus, 401k match, ESPP, vacation, benefits, and similar.
Use the internet as your guide. Use every resource you can find to figure out what the industry standard is for that position as well as that position at the current company (e.g. glassdoor). The better prepared you are then better you will be at negociating.
Most of the time - depending on the total package, I personally am comfortable with some flexibility allocating across those buckets. I had multiple offers when looking for my last job, but ended up goign with a lower base salary offer because it had better insurance and 10 extra days of paid vacation a year.
Letting the employer know that you view the 'total package' kind of sets the expectations for further negotiations on bonus, vacation, etc. If they have crappy vacation time, I use that to negotiate more time/higher base/bigger bonus. Bad 401k match? Same thing. They're not willing to move on pay? More vacation. It lets them know there are a lot of ways to get to a good package, but I'm expecting to be made whole through some combination of all the pieces.
I should add that this approach successfully netted me a ~38% raise when I moved into my current job.
Hope that helps.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||'The Opening' = Big Deal||
'The Opening' is Nike's invitation only event for high school football held each year out in Oregon. Basically, kids go to regional camps which are held accross the country and compete in various drills and testing. The SPARQ score is basically a mini-NFL combine test (think 40yrd dash, shuttle, distance throw of a medicine ball). It's basically a test to determine the overall 'athleticness' of a kid. A combination of this score and how well a player performs at the regional camps seem to be what is used for players to get an invite to the Opening.
There are ~160 players invited each year with most being seniors in High School (although some top, top talent like Rashan Gary have been invited their Junior year).
Most Invitee's tend to go becuase Nike provides a ridiculous amount of free appareal for the players and it's generally seen as the most elite camp each year. In fact, the past couple of years the event has been shown on various ESPN channels.
Not only has St-Juste been invited to attend, but at the regional Nike camp he attended - he posted a world class shuttle time of under 4 seconds. In fact - his time would have been tied for 2nd place in this years NFL combine. At 6'3", St-Juste's time is even more ridulous as the shuttle tends to favor shorter, agile, players.
In summary - this is all very, very good news.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||The story of Leicester's top scorer - Vardy||
Jamie Vardy dreamt of being a professional footballer, but at the age of 16 he was released from the youth academy of Sheffield Wednesday, a team now playing in the Championship. Nevertheless Vardy kept playing semi-professionally for minnows Stocksbridge Park Steels, a team in the seventh tier of English football. He would spend 7 years there, working 12-hour shifts at a factory to support himself and playing on the weekends for £30 a match.
After some impressive displays, he was signed by Halifax Town, a team then in the sixth tier. He finished as the league’s top goalscorer and helped his team win promotion before signing for Fleetwood Town, now in the fifth tier. Again he finished top scorer, and again he helped his team win promotion. His impressive performances got him a call from Leicester. Finally, in 2012, at the age of 25, when most players would expect to have a few years of experience behind them, Vardy could call himself a pro.
Vardy’s first season was poor, but in the 2013-14 season he paid off, and his 16 goals helped Leicester to get back into the Premier League. Early on in the next season, he turned in a man-of-the-match performance against Manchester United, scoring one goal and setting up the other four in that 5-3 win. Along with the rest of his team, he would fail to make a mark for the rest of the season, but came to life at the crucial moment, playing a key role in Leicester’s miraculous escape.
Like Leicester, Vardy got off to a blistering start to the 2015-16 season, scoring in the first match of the season. Failing to net in the next two games, he then scored again in the fourth match. And in the fifth. And in the sixth. Twice in the seventh. He scored again in the eighth. Twice in the ninth. And in the tenth. By the twelfth match of the season, Jamie Vardy, who five years earlier worked in a factory, was the top goalscorer of the most competitive league in the world, and he had now scored nine games in a row.
The Premier League record for goals scored in most consecutive matches, 10, had been set in 2002 by Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy, one of the greatest attacking players since the new millennium. Could Vardy match the great van Nistelrooy?
[Hint] He could: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUKsTmDjEb0
Having equaled the record, there was one more challenge left: could he BEAT the record? Well, what better opposition to go for the record than against Manchester United themselves?
Not that it matter's too much, but Vardy did all of this with a broken wrist.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||BC's offensive drive summary vs Clemson||
Was at the BC game in Clemson this past year and it was 100% the fact that BC's couldn't keep up with all of Clemson's steller WRs. BC had a bunch of TFLs, but were getting bombed on when Clemson had time to throw.
Also, this was BC's offensive drive summary vs Clemson:
3 plays (1 yard) 2:07
4 plays (20 yards) 1:52
7 plays (13 yards) 2:18
6 plays (18 yards) 3:19
3 plays (1 yard) 1:02
3 plays (0 yards) 1:31
6 plays (39 yards) 1:14
5 plays (20 yards) 3:06
5 plays (42 yards) 2:14
3 plays (3 yards) 2:40
5 plays (20 yards) 2:34
3 plays (-4 yards) 0:40
9 plays (68) 3:16
No wonder why the defense struggled...
|20 weeks 5 days ago||Leaders and Best||
Truely an amazing article and I really hope that Adam can one day play hockey again. Most people don't understand just how important a sport can be to a person, but it's clear that hockey is essential in Adam's life.
Dr. Kutcher sounds just like the type of person who makes me proud to say I graduated from UofM. Go Blue.
|23 weeks 4 days ago||Have you ever been to Clemson?||
I went to UofM for undergrad but have since been to Clemson numerous times since graduating due to friends who attened school there. I can see why Clemson is attractive for football players - but didn't appreciate it until I was there.
It is a beutifull campus, near a lake, has stunning girls, but mainly football is life there. Seriously, it's hard to describe but the atmosphere at Clemson is unlike any other I've ever seen.
Walking around on game day - every family has a tailgate spot next others that have been there for years. Random people will offer you food, drinks, ask you to play cornhole as you walk by. It is so wholesomely family friendly it's almost sickening.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||That would be a hell of a first down chant!||
Asiasi catches a ball for a first down...
Half the student section scream, "ASI-ASI-ASI"
and the other half responds "OY-OY-OY"!
|27 weeks 6 days ago||I'm sooo sick of the Bama||
I'm sooo sick of the Bama quarterback story line... He had so many NFL players around his privileged ass. Get off their ass ESPN
|28 weeks 5 days ago||Graham Glasgow||
I actually watched that kickout by Graham multiple times in the first clip. Holy hell that was a great response to the perfectly timed blitz... just used the Florida guys momentum to divert him away from the run instead of trying to stop him.
|29 weeks 2 days ago||If you've really managed to||
If you've really managed to not know the outcome of this game then kudos to you sir. Enjoy!
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Houston has a hell of a||
Houston has a hell of a coaching staff. They really hit a home run with Herman and Orlando. Mix in the fertile recruiting ground and they could really be a force the next couple of years...
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Even the refs couldn't win||
Even the refs couldn't win the game. Fuck USC - they're the OSU of the PAC 12.
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Hahaha. Idiots||
|29 weeks 6 days ago||Gary and Celmson||
Clemson is who I'm worried as the Darkhorse. They are a powerhouse in an easy conference and Dabo sure has that wholesome family feel that Gary's mom might like. Also known for not being the cleanest recruiters...
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Just use Incognito Mode (Chrome)||
Any "private" browser will allow you to vote multiple times.
|33 weeks 3 days ago||No offense, but what else||
No offense, but what else would he say? "We're going to get someone almost as good as Durkin. But not to worry, it'll be close".
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Also||
Hasn't Missou turned out defensive line players to the NFL like it's their job. I seem to remember a ton of major players over the last couple of years.
|33 weeks 6 days ago||Saw this on /r/cfb||
Copy-paste from a GT message board:
|34 weeks 6 days ago||(No subject)||
|36 weeks 5 days ago||It's not a good Search||
The mgoblog Search feature is one of the least helpful searches on any site I've been to.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Does...||
Does that lady still have a face?!