Thursday, 30 May 2013

Seven Days in Utopia....

     This a fantastic film.  It shows the grit and hard work that goes in to becoming a professional golfer.  It takes you on a journey of the ups and downs faced by people trying to make the big leagues.  It’s a unique view of how a professional trains that doesn’t have anything to do with swinging a golf club.

IMBD describes the movie as: “A humiliating loss in a tournament leads to an embarrassing public meltdown for pro golfer Luke Chisholm (Lucas Black), who proceeds to make things worse by driving his car through a fence in, of all places, Utopia, Texas. The fence happens to be on the property of Johnny Crawford (Duvall), a rancher and former touring golfer who senses Luke's dilemma and takes him under his wing, offering advice and coaching.”

On the next rainy day head to your local movie rental spot and see if they have it you will enjoy it!!

Monday, 27 May 2013

Extreme Putting Video...

Today's post is a lot different from my others because it’s of a video.  
This video is extremely near and dear to my heart because I know the guys who put this together. 
Back in College Nick, Korey, Isaac with the help from Jarret who shot and produced it took time out of their very important studies to bring you the coolest extreme putting I have ever seen.  
Let it be known that the house they shot this video in has never been as clean as the day they shot this.

After watching this you can all come to the realization of why College was some of the best days of my life.  Each of the gentlemen that put this video together has left a mark in my life that allows me to watch this with great memories. 

Thank you boys!!!

Friday, 24 May 2013

FedExCup...What is this???

Today I thought I would share with my viewers “The Fed Ex Points System.”  The FedExCup is a championship trophy for the PGA Tour. What’s really cool is that when it was first introduced it was the first time that men's professional golf had a playoff system.  It hasn’t been around that long actually in 2007 it awarded its first winner.  The current champion is Brandt Snedeker.  

How it works:

For the first portion of the season, the "regular season", currently from January through the latter part of August (changing in fall 2013 to an October–August cycle), PGA Tour players can earn points in each event they play. The number of points for winning each tournament varies from 250 to 600, depending on the quality of the field for each event, with the typical tournament awarding 500. 

The ultimate goal is to be among the top 125 points leaders following the final event of the regular season. Only those players who are regular full-time members of the PGA Tour will earn points. 

After the final event of the regular season, the top 125 players participate in the playoffs. The number of points awarded for winning each playoff event is 2500, which is five times the amount awarded for a typical regular season tournament. Points won in playoff events are added to those for the regular season, and the fields are reduced as the playoffs proceed. 

New for 2013, the top 125 on the FedEx Cup points list will also retain their tour cards for the following season.

After the third playoff event, the top 30 players move to the final event. Points are reset at that time, so the #1 player has 2500 points, the #2 player has 2250 points, down to the #30 player who is given 210 points. The goal is to ensure that any of the 30 players has a chance to win the FedExCup, but give the top players the best chance, with all of the top five players assured of winning the FedExCup by winning the Tour Championship.

For full up to date rankings please visit:

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Sergio Garcia is at it again....Fried Chicken....

Tiger Woods took to Twitter to respond to the comments of Sergio Garcia, who apologized at a news conference Wednesday.
Sergio Garcia is at it again…making comments he knows he shouldn’t be.  All because of a feud between him and Tiger Woods, like seriously Sergio have you not learned your lesson?  Your certainly not new to the PGA you know how these things work.

Sergio has been reported saying he had difficulty sleeping and contemplated withdrawing from this week's European Tour event, Sergio Garcia on Wednesday afternoon apologized for racially insensitive remarks directed at Tiger Woods tour function outside London the previous night, acknowledging his comments were "totally stupid and out of place."

This whole blow up started when Sergio jokingly answered a question at a European Tour players dinner Tuesday night about getting together with Woods at the U.S. Open by saying, "We'll have him 'round every night. We will serve fried chicken." I cannot actually believe that in 2013 we still have this ridiculousness between different racist and that Sergio doesn’t know how to behave in the public’s light.

It didn’t take long for Sergio’s sponsors to step in and cover their own butts stating: "Sergio Garcia's recent comment was offensive and in no way aligns with TaylorMade-adidas Golf's values and corporate culture," the statement read. "We have spoken with Sergio directly and he clearly has regret for his statement and we believe he is sincere. We discussed with Sergio that his comments are clearly out of bounds and we are continuing to review the matter."

This whole situation is very troubling for the world of golf and hopefully Tiger will come to perform the next time him and Sergio are close in competition.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Ladies Night Out....

On Friday May 3rd the Goderich Sunset Golf Club hosted its first Annual Ladies Night Out.  Venders for the evening included: All Around the House, Arbonne Skin Line, Hairitage Studio, Cornerstone Spa, Silpada Jewelry and Golf Lessons with Golf Conditioning, Wuerth’s Shoes and more.   
The event was a major success and allowed the ladies the opportunity to meet and visit with the venders on a personal level and learn about new products for Summer 2013.  The turn out was beyond fabulous and the ladies were treated to amazing appetizers and delicious wine from Peelee Island.


I want to take this time to thank both the venders and the ladies for coming out and making this such a  spectacular event.  We will defiantly be making this an annual thing here at the Goderich Sunset Golf Club.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Foods That Fuel You During Your Entire Round....

Today's Blog Post is written by my friend Nicole Ashley.  I asked Nicole to put a post together to help golfers see what will make the difference during your round with regards to food.  Nicole is a fantastic nutritionist who loves informing people of the benefits of great food.  So thank you so much Nicole I am sure my readers will find this very informative.  Stay tuned in upcoming months for which Halfway House snack is the best for you!!!

Whether you play in the morning, afternoon, or evening, you always want to perform your best!  And that starts with the right foods to optimize energy levels, increase muscle stamina, and stay focused.  Eating a nutritious snack an hour or two before the game, that’s easily digestible by the body, will set you on the right path.  There are definitely some foods that will amp you up and allow you to play the best game ever!

1. Whole grains
            Whole grains like steel-cut oats, kamut, brown rice, millet, and quinoa, retain a lot of their nutrients, including fibre and protein, which are good for digestion and for keeping you feeling full. Whole grains also contain tons of vitamins and minerals, like antioxidants (to keep you healthy and able to golf each day!), B vitamins (to control your stress if you hit a ball into the pond), and healthy fats (to stay focused and act as a natural sunscreen), and protein.  The carbohydrates complete in these grains are the exact kinds of energy that your muscles need to sustain their performance, as well fuel for your brain.  Mix them into salads for extra fibre and fuel.

2. Chia seeds
            These are full of healthy omegas, which decrease inflammation, an important part of keeping you a healthy athlete. They also have nearly double the protein of other seeds and grains, approximately five times the calcium of milk and double the potassium of bananas!  The calcium from these seeds are especially easy for the body to absorb.  Scoop them into your daily smoothie, sprinkle them on oatmeal and salads.

3. Eggs
            The protein-rich superfood accounts for almost half of an egg’s makeup and consists of all 8 essential amino acids crucial in bone cell growth and regeneration, as well as muscle.  In order to ensure you are receiving and absorbing the abundant vitamins and minerals in this food, make sure you by free-range, antibiotoc and hormone free eggs.  Add them to salads, or fry it in coconut oil a top your favorite bread, with some avocado slices, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.
5. Bananas
This fruit provides the perfect amount of simple carbohydrates, which are digested quickly for energy, but are light enough so as not to feel too full.  This fruit is chock full of stress- reducing B vitamins, and potassium an essential electrolyte for the proper functioning of all the body's cells, tissues and organs.  Add these to smoothies, dip into some original greek yogurt with honey, or spread them with almond butter for a tasty, filling treat.
6.  Apples
Apples supply a perfect amount of easily absorbed simple sugars, while combing those with its fibre rich skin, allows your body to absorb the sugars at a slower, more tolerable amount.  The pectin and vitamin C both fight inflammation and free radical damage while out on the course.  The sugar gives your long-lasting energy to make it to the ninth hole.  Combine them with a nut butter for a protein and omega boost!

7. Sweet potatoes
A great source of energy, these will keep your walkin that course like the energizer bunny!  With a load of B6 and magnesium as well, they will help you stay relaxed and stress-free.  They are also another source of potassium, which helps to relax muscle contractions, as well as protecting and controlling kidney functions…. Which is important of you are indulging in a few golf game beers! Try them roasted, pureed, steamed, baked or grilled.

8. Pure, filtered water
Preworkout hydration is as equally important as preworkout nutrition. Dehydration can lead to fatigue and a loss of coordination.  For an extra edge, try coconut water, which contains an amazing amount of vitamins, minerals, necesarry electrolyes which all help to alkalize your system