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Intersection of Sports and Public Health Derails the Sports World 0

Posted on March 12, 2020 by Dean Hybl

Less than 24 hours after the World Health Organization declared the spread of the coronavirus to be a pandemic the sports world is coming to a screeching halt as sports leagues and college conferences struggle to deal with this intersection between public health and the sports world.

It started Wednesday afternoon with the NCAA announcing that all of their upcoming championships would be played without fans.

With most of the premier Division I conferences having started their men’s basketball tournaments earlier this week, it didn’t take long until they all announced that they would not admit fans starting on Thursday.

However, after a Wednesday evening address by the President as well as continued uncertainty on how best to address the growing crisis, by soon before game time on Thursday most conferences, including the ACC, Big Ten and SEC had all canceled the remainder of their tournaments. The Big East tipped off their first game on Thursday (Creighton against St. Johns), but the game and tournament were later canceled.

 So, what is typically one of the most exciting weekends for college basketball now looks to be an opportunity to catch up on shows from Netflix or Amazon Prime.

College basketball is not the only major sports group impacted by the growing crisis.

After two members of the Utah Jazz tested positive for the virus the game Wednesday night between the Oklahoma Thunder and Utah Jazz was postponed and the NBA later announced an immediate suspension of their season.

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How to Get Serious About Golfing 0

Posted on March 06, 2020 by Martin Banks

People have long thought of gold as a great way to make business connections, get some exercise and enjoy a pleasant afternoon. It’s also one of the most challenging sports around to truly master. Making the leap from casual golfer to competitor takes effort. 

What separates a serious golfer from a weekend warrior? Time might be the most critical factor. You’ve got to play a lot to get your bearings. However, there are things you can do on top of practicing that will help elevate your game. 

Take Lessons

Instruction is a vital part of golf at any level. You can probably remember the story of Tiger Woods re-engineering his swing after already winning a bunch of majors and prestigious tournaments. A golf pro or instructor can observe and develop your swing in ways you’ll rarely identify on your own. Whether you’ve already worked with an instructor or have yet to try it, it’s an essential part of becoming confident. 

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WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN PURCHASING GOLF TROPHIES 0

Posted on January 14, 2020 by John Harris

Golf has become one of the most popular games in the world. Countries are investing a lot of money into the sport, in a bid to make golfing more popular than it already is.

This is due to the fact that competitions and tournaments have been seen all over the world. These tournaments are distinguished by the quality of the trophies and awards given to the best golfers. The eye-catching high-quality trophies coupled with the great reputation that comes with it gives players the motivation to sign up for more competitions. 

On that note, we are going to look at the various factors you should consider when looking for a golf trophy for your tournament.

Let’s delve into specifics:

  • Pricing

One of the major factors you should consider before purchasing any trophy is pricing. 

Generally, pricing varies from one commodity to the other depending on a variety of factors. Such factors include the type of material used in its manufacture, the demand of the product, the shape of the trophy as well as its design.

First, you’ll need a budget. From there, you can shop around for your preferred golf trophy – a trophy that is distinguished and is also lenient with your pocket. 

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Why You Should Choose Europe for Your Next Golf Holiday 0

Posted on December 11, 2019 by Harriet Goffman

If you’re seeking world-class golf combined with sun, sea and stunning scenery, a European golf holiday is for you. From PGA and award-winning golf courses to five-star luxury golf resorts, it’s no wonder a visit to continental Europe is on the bucket list of most discerning golfers. 

There is truly something for everyone when you choose Europe for a golfing holiday. Experience playing against the spectacular panoramic sea views of the Spanish coast, the dramatic backdrop of the French Alps or the picturesque lakes of Italy. 

Still stuck as to where to go? The experts at Golf Travel Centre have chosen their top Europe golf destinations and are on hand for any further information. 

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Great Value Spain Golf Breaks 0

Posted on October 23, 2019 by Arham Khokhar

How to book the best value golf break to Spain. If you are looking for a goof price golf holiday then please contact the team at Golf Holidays Direct if you need any further help arranging your perfect golf break to Spain. The golf break specialists here at Golf Holidays Direct will arrange every single aspect including booking the flight, accommodation, golf and buggies to ensure you have a perfect stress free golf holiday.

How to book the best value golf break to Spain. If you are looking for a goof price golf holiday then please contact the team at Golf Holidays Direct if you need any further help arranging your perfect golf break to Spain. The golf break specialists here at Golf Holidays Direct will arrange every single aspect including booking the flight, accommodation, golf and buggies to ensure you have a perfect stress free golf holiday.

Here is a list if the top 3 golf holidays in Spain from only £119

La Manga Golf Holiday

5* Hotel Principe Felipe at the La Manga Club

Hotel La Manga Club Príncipe Felipe is a stunning five star hotel on a unique location at the centre of the acclaimed La Manga Club golf, leisure and conference resort. This 1400-acre sport oasis is situated in between the low hills that split the Mediterranean from the Mar Menor Sea in the Murcia region of sunny south-eastern Spain. Getting to the resort is superb with Murcia Airport only twenty minutes away and Alicante approximately one hour away.

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British Open 2019 — Preview, Odds, and Predictions 0

Posted on July 17, 2019 by John Harris

The Open Championship is an annual golf tournament, the oldest of the four major golf tournaments in professional golf, and the only major one that takes place outside the US. This year’s edition of the British Open is set to begin on July 18. 

It’s been 68 years since the British Open was held at the Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland, and the challenging track should put 156 top-ranked players to test. World #1 Brooks Koepka has won four major championships since the start of the 2017 season, including a win at the PGA Championship. Accordingly, he is the top favorite to win the tournament at 8.00 (888Sport), while the course record-holder Rory Mcllroy is trailing at 9.00. Last year’s winner Francesco Molinari is listed at 21.00, and the three-time British Open champion Tiger Woods is capped at 13.00.

Brooks Koepka has finished in the top 2 in five of the last six Majors. The only exception was the 2018 British Open when he finished tied for 39th.

The Open Championship is the final PGA major of the year and will feature an extremely talented field that includes former champions like Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Hendrik Stenson, Zach Johnson, and Darren Clarke.

There will be plenty of action during the tournament, as well as a lot of opportunities for you to bet and make some serious cash. If you’re having trouble finding a reputable golf betting site and golf betting odds, visiting ttps://www.onlinesportbetting.ca/golf-predictions-betting-odds/ might give you the answers you were looking for. 

Without further ado, let’s take a look at our expert tips and predictions for the 2019 British Open Championship.

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  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Rocky Colavito: Super Slugger
      March 30, 2020 | 7:24 pm
      Rocky Colavito

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month was just the fifth player in Major League Baseball history to have 11 straight seasons with 20 or more home runs, yet could not sustain that greatness long enough to earn a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

      In some sense, the legend of Rocco “Rocky” Colavito Jr. began long before he ever started pounding home runs at the major league level.

      Born and raised as a New York Yankees fan in The Bronx, Colavito was playing semipro baseball before he was a teenager and dropped out of high school at 16 after his sophomore year to pursue a professional career. The major league rule at the time said a player could not sign with a pro team until his high school class graduated, but after sitting out for one year, Colavito was allowed to sign at age 17.

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