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One of the most challenging parts of being a good teammate is knowing when to sacrifice yourself for the highest good of the group. It can seem productive to frequently shy away from giving your … more
If you have been playing golf over the past 7 years, you must have noticed many people using measuring devices on the course to help them find out how far they are from the flag. This practice has … more
In an effort to protect wildlife habitat, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is spraying nearly 110,000 acres of state game lands this spring. Spraying will start in late May and June. The Game … more
How many times have you tried to convince yourself that if you just worked harder or if your program was more challenging, then you’d see the changes to your health that you’re looking … more
Trout fishing in our rivers and streams has been productive, despite the low flows and lack of rain. With water levels at less than half their normal volume, we are fortunate that temperatures have … more
Many times when giving a student a golf lesson, I ask them about their expectations. How far do you hit a seven iron or driver? Is your goal to break 100 or 90 or lower.   Expectations are … more
University of Massachusetts conducted a study about Lyme disease. The study demonstrates that the blood of the whitetail deer kills the corkscrew-shaped bacterium that causes Lyme disease. The … more
My dogs are the best sleepers I know. Two of them are laying in my office at this moment, snoozing and snoring away. While sleep is one of the most important pieces of the puzzle of health, it can be … more
Our rivers and streams are low for this time of year, as often happens in May when we haven’t had much rain; and the trees leafing out are a major draw on the water table. On Sunday afternoon, … more
The only connection you have to the club are your hands. It is very important that they are placed on the golf club properly. There are three options that are taught in golf depending on your hand … more
Elizabeth Handy, a student senior at Mohawk Valley Christian Academy in Little Falls, NY was crowned the national champion of the Air Rifle Competition Tournament.   Handy said, “Coming in … more
The trout fishing has been picking up, with water levels now down a bit below the average flow, making area rivers and streams easier to wade. During Mid-May a whole spate of flies should be hatching … more
One of my main philosophies when it comes to health is that health is a state of being, not just a destination you reach or achievement you accomplish. While setting and achieving goals is also a … more
The Pennsylvania Game Commissioners, at their quarterly meeting in April, voted to increase the number of antlerless deer licenses available to hunters this year by 147,000. The commissioners … more
As a golf instructor, I see many clubs from my students that are in need of re-gripping. Most people do not realize the importance of this type of maintenance.   During the golf swing, you … more
This is the time of the year golf leagues around the county are starting to play. I thought this would be a good time to explain some strategies and rules. Most leagues are scoring points based … more
Strength training is one of the most beneficial forms of exercise. Using resistance to load your muscles and bones helps you get stronger, increase bone density, decrease your likelihood of falling … more
The old adage “April showers bring May flowers” certainly rang true this spring. After what seemed like an interminable period of dark wet, gloomy weather we are now basking in the sun … more
Over the years of giving golf instruction, I have given my students many different types of drills to help them improve their golf game. I always tell my students, in order to change your swing, you … more
In the winter of 2020-2021 I got a phone call from a young man named Michael Sweeney from Enfield, Connecticut. He told me he was interested in the Assistant Golf Professional job the Villa Roma CC … more
The NY Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is having a problem getting adequate staff to operate all their summer camps. DEC operates four residential summer camps for children, Camp … more
How often do you catch yourself not taking action because you don’t feel like it? I find myself in this situation often, and even find myself in it right now as I’m writing this article. … more
Recently at an author talk at the Livingston Manor Free Public Library, a question was asked of Ed Van Put if the story of Dan Cahill stocking rainbow trout in the Delaware River was true. Ed replied … more
Spring is finally here! There’s nothing like the smell of fresh cut grass in the air.   As we begin our early golf season, here are some hints to help you get going. As you get out on … more
This is the time of the season for the high school teams’ matches. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. The teams come up to the course and practice. It’s usually not the … more
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