Monday, November 22, 2010

Surf Video

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Two Saturdays ago I went to one of my favorite surf spots with a group of friends. One of them rigged up a video cam that he wanted to try out and he thought my board would be good for it.

Sure, one ride looks like I'm doing something odd since I lost my balance a bit but overall it's pretty fun!

One of the other guys had an HD cam on the shore and got quite a bit of footage. I haven't seen it yet but I will bring it to you as soon as it's available.

The water is definitely getting colder here. I find that my hands get super cold - so much that I can't move them after a while. I found some gloves online and got them today. I bet the company in New Jersey that sent them was probably laughing about sending cold water gloves to someone in California. Yes, I know I'm a baby.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Golf Instruction Book Review & Giveaway!

Okay, so I'm using the word "instruction" here quite loosely. I find that having a sense of humor helps my golf game out for sure. I mean really, when I make a lame shot because I topped the ball or made some other graceful move I really just need to laugh it off.

The instruction books I am referring to today are just what you need if you want to laugh off a bad round. If you take yourself too seriously you may just want to stop reading here and go back to polishing your clubs or whatever it is that serious, uptight people do.

How To Line Up Your Fourth Putt and When To Regrip Your Ball Retriever are great references for those of us who enjoy golf for what it is and want to laugh it off. With chapter titles like "How To Get More Distance Off The Shank" and "Hyphenated Insults To Use In Tense Situations", how can you go wrong? The latter has serious gems like Bunker-Breath, Bunker-Butt, Divot-Heat, and Shank-Face...I'm trying to figure out how to implement these into my language now. How epic is Bunker-Breath!

These "instruction manuals" by Bobby Rusher make great gifts for the golfer in your life. I've had a great time reading wisdom such as "why you should always leave the course after four hours no matter what hole you're on". The advice for this is as follows:

Why prolong the agony? Leave, go home, chop wood, drink beer. Don't stay on the course. Doing so is bad, very bad, changes your relationship with friends and colleagues, and causes minor memory loss. So just quietly stroll away, no matter what hole you're on, after four hours, max! You'll be glad you did it.

You can pick up these gems from the site or win a copy of both books here. One lucky reader will win a copy of How To Line Up Your Fourth Putt and When To Regrip Your Driver. This giveaway is open to all continental US residents. Simply leave a comment below and give me your best piece of advice for having fun on the course. I will choose the best answer next weekend (November 13-14).

**Comment by Friday, November 12th with your best piece of advice for having fun while golfing to be entered to win. Enter as many times as you like. Winner must be in the continental US with an address that is not a PO box.


I was given a set of these to review and a set to give away and will be supplying the postage to send to the winner.