Top 10 Tips when You are New to golf

One of the most important parts of golf is selecting a good course. There are many ways to find a course that is worth playing. For convenience, an individual can peruse the internet and uncover a reputable golf booking website that will help (click here to learn more). After the course is selected, there are a few other things to remember. Here are the top ten tips for a new golfer.

Tip 1: Do Not Ignore Putting

Many players live at the driving range. These golfers are forever trying to hit their drives as far as possible. This can be helpful, but many players tend to ignore their putting. Putts usually make up half of the strokes in a round.

Tip 2: Perfect The Golf Grip

The three main styles of grips are interlocking, the Vardon, and the baseball. It can take months to master a very good grip. The nice thing is that it can be practiced anywhere, not necessarily on a golf course.

Tip 3: Remain Calm

Lots of golfers feel pressure to speed up their pace of play from other golfers. Do not let this bother the game. Let other people who want to move faster pass by. This allows everyone to play the game in a relaxed manner.

Tip 4: Learn Proper Golf Etiquette

No one wants to look foolish, so it is important to understand proper golf etiquette. For example, it may not be wise to drive a cart over the green. Those players who have more experience may be able to lead by example and teach new golfers how to act.

Tip 5: Learn At The Driving Range

A great place to get golf advice and instruction is at the driving range. Many times, professionals are on hand to give a few pointers. Other times, there will be clubs to try out for free. This will let a player use different equipment to determine what works the best.

Tip 6: Use Second Hand Balls

A beginner golfer may lose a lot of balls. Golf balls are not cheap. Some retailers sell balls that have been used and still work well. It will save money in the long run and do little to affect the game.

Tip 7: Pick The Right Clubs

Cavity back clubs are great for new golfers. They usually have a larger head that makes contact with the ball easier and still gives a good end result.

Tip 8: Come Prepared

If a course is busy, it can take lots of time to play a round of golf. Make sure to pack a snack, drink, umbrella, or anything else that’ll be needed throughout the day.

Tip 9: Prepare For The 19th Hole

Despite the fact that golf only has 18 holes, the 19th hole takes place inside the clubhouse. It is a great place to get tips, second hand equipment, or just unwind.

Tip 10: Listen To The Pros

Do not attempt to become a self taught golfer. People who rely on themselves to master golf techniques may develop bad habits that are hard to break. A professional or seasoned player will provide far better guidance right away.

Red Bull ace fastest in final practice at German Grand Prix

Red Bull ace fastest in final practice at German Grand Prix
Defending world champion Sebastian Vettel was quickest in Saturday morning’s final free practice for the German Grand Prix.

The German Red Bull driver, who is also the runaway leader in this year’s title race, clocked a best time of one minute and 30.916 seconds in the final seconds of a closely-contested session run in cold conditions.

The 24-year-old champion’s best lap lifted him just clear of his team-mate Australian Mark Webber, by one-tenth of a second – but the Australian’s best lap was marred when he had to slow, ironically, because of Vettel.

Two-times champion Spaniard Fernando Alonso of Ferrari was third just two-tenths off the pace, having demonstrated he remains a major contender after winning the British Grand Prix two weeks ago.

Briton Lewis Hamilton was fourth for McLaren ahead of his team-mate and compatriot Jenson Button with German Nico Rosberg sixth in the leading Mercedes.

Brazilian Felipe Massa was seventh in the second Ferrari ahead of two more Germans, Adrian Sutil of Force India and seven-times champion Michael Schumacher, in the second Mercedes. Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado was 10th for Williams.

On a cool, overcast morning in the Eifel mountains, the air temperature was only 12 degrees Celsius and the track temperature just 22 degrees – making it the coldest circuit of the season to date, a major factor in the performance of the tyres.

Rosberg and his Mercedes team-mate Schumacher were the early pace-setters followed by Mexican Sergio Perez for Sauber and then Alonso. Rosberg responded, but then Alonso switched to the softer tyres to take over at the top again ahead of Webber and Hamilton.

But in the final minutes, Red Bull sent their men out on soft tyres and managed to take control of the top two positions.

Chelsea strike deal for Barcelona starlet

Chelsea have confirmed that they have agreed terms to sign Barcelona defensive midfielder Oriol Romeu.

The 19-year-old is he is currently on Under-20 World Cup duty with Spain but he is now due in West London to undergo a medical and finalise a £5m move.

Romeu made two appearances for Barcas first-team last season but they have agreed to his sale after Andre Villas-Boas made his move.

“I don’t want to speak too much about him because he is not our player,” said Chelsea boss Villas-Boas.

“It is a part of the squad in which we are struggling with numbers because of Michael Essien’s injury and Oriol is a player with a bright future. He still has to evolve as a player.

“The Barcelona B team had a magnificent year in the Spanish second division, they finished third. Oriol had an injury during the season but he came back late on and was in time to play for the first team.

“So he is one of the most promising young players in that position and hopefully we can agree personal terms and hopefully he will pass a medical.”

Meanwhile, Villas-Boas insisted that a deal to send new goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois – who is arriving from Genk – on loan to Atletico Madrid was not yet complete.

“It is also a question of time and of deciding where we think it is better for him to evolve as a player, in Spain or in another country,’ the manager reported.

“The Spanish League is an extremely competitive league and Atletico is a great club to be at but it is not decided yet on his future.

“It is still a couple of days until we can confirm agreement between all three parties.”

Experienced hitman expected to sign Chelsea deal

Experienced hitman expected to sign Chelsea deal
Didier Drogba has revealed that he has begun discussions with Chelsea over a new contract.

The 33-year-old has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, with Tottenham, Marseille and AC Milan all credited with an interest

But the Ivorian superstar is keen to stay in West London and he is ready to sign a contract extension as he enters the last 12 months of his current deal.

The new two-year deal would tie him to the club until 2013 and Drogba is hopeful that talks will soon be concluded.

“We’ve started talking and it’s very interesting. Everybody knows what I feel about Chelsea and what I want,” he said.

“I will definitely be here next season. I said a few years ago that I will be here until the end of my contract, and I am here.

“Now I need to keep playing well here and giving my best, like I always try to do.

“This will be my eighth season at this club and it means a lot for any striker to stay that long at Chelsea.”

For the first time in his Chelsea career Drogba admits he will not be assured of a first-team place this season and is set to compete with 50million striker Fernando Torres, Nicolas Anelka and Daniel Sturridge for a starting berth..

“Yes, I think we are [contending for one place],” added Drogba, who has been the Blues’ most effective player in the lone-striker’s role during his seven years in West London.

“That’s the manager’s choice, but it’s been like this for me for all my years at this club.

“It was the same when Eidur Gudjohnsen was here, when [Andriy] Shevchenko was here, and all of the other times.

“I’m 33, I’m the oldest player and, even if that feels strange, I’m not worried.

“If I deserve to play then I will play. If I’m not good then I won’t. It’s good for the team to have some competition.”

Arsenal star wants Manchester City move

Samir Nasri is still hopeful of joining Manchester City this summer and has told friends he has no intention of signing a new contract at Arsenal, according to the Daily Express.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has previously stated that he wanted to keep Nasri, despite the fact he entering the final 12 months left of his current deal.

But Wenger last night admitted he is now not so sure whether the France midfielder would stay.

It is not completely sorted that Samir will stay, but I want him to stay, said Wenger. He knows that. Hopefully we can sort that out in the coming weeks.

Nasri believes City will offer him potential wages of £150,000 a week, whilst Wenger wants to tie him to Arsenal with a new £110,000-a-week deal.

But the 24-year-old has no plans to sign a new deal with the Gunners and has made up his mind to leave whether now or on a free transfer next year.

According to sources close to Nasri grew frustrated with Arsenal when he was assured in October that a verbal contract offer would be immediately put into writing but the club then took months to get back to him.

Despite the fact he is now convinced he will leave, Nasri travelled to Germany with the rest of the squad for todays friendly against Cologne.

What I learned by visiting Myanmar?

Until a few years ago, most of us hadn’t heard anything about Myanmar or it’s dictatorial leadership. However, Myanmar is now welcoming tourists to bring about the much needed economic revival. Depending on your luck and timing, visiting Myanmar can range from a thought-provoking to an overwhelming experience. For me, visiting Myanmar was certainly a gripping experience. To go to Myanmar read about Your visa to this country: https://evisamyanmar.com/

My learning curve

My trip to Myanmar was inspired by a experiencing the rich Buddhist culture that prevails in South East Asia. Earlier I had been to Thailand, China, Taiwan, and Cambodia. This time I chose Myanmar. Before I visited Myanmar, I didn’t fully realize the effects of decades of dictatorship. I learned soon enough. Without going into my personal opinion about country’s political situation.

Here is what I observed and experienced:

  • The food is amazing especially the samosas on the stall are to die for. It cheap as well. I didn’t expect to keep my hunger pangs satisfied under $25. But it actually came to half of that.
  • The people are poor, really poor. There hasn’t been much development over the past few decades. Myanmar has a long way to go. Even the World Bank proclaims it amongst the poorest countries of the world.
  • I decided to stay in a cheaper hotel owned by locals rather than a 5-star multinational corporation. My intent was to help out local business while I was there.
  • There are lots of amazing temples and heritage sites. The sites aren’t very well maintained by the government and tourist rules are still in the making. I tried to abide by the rules I had seen levied by tourism industries in China, and elsewhere.
  • The country is primarily Buddhist and there are rules for entering the temples – no shoes, covered head if you are a female and clothes covering shoulders to knees.

Things to be careful about

  • Heat – The weather is extremely hot. No wonder you find people wearing some sort of white powder as sun block. Be mentally and physically prepared when visiting Myanmar. Make sure you carry water and stay hydrated.
  • Internet services – Get used to the idea of slow and intermittent internet services. You will have interrupted internet sessions that might just test your patience.
  • ATMs – You won’t find easy access to ATMs, so make sure you carry enough cash in your pockets. There are several ATMs in larger cities, however, they are sparsely located. So rather than wasting time looking for ATMs, its much simpler to carry money in hand. Where you do find ATMs, running your Master or Visa card won’t be a problem, although you might be charged some fees for using ATMs in another country.
  • Conversations – Given the sensitive history of the country it’s probably not a good idea to have a discussion about history or politics. Myanmar people are not very open to these topics and as a foreigner, it is impolite to instigate people.
  • Black market – since most historical sites and temples are poorly guarded, you might come across people selling national treasures. Be careful and don’t buy things that look historic.

Overall, it is heartening to see that despite the impoverished life and lack or resources, the Myanmar people are very friendly, honest and helpful. It was an amazing trip both culturally enlightening and inspiring.

How to spend a weekend in Sri Lanka?

Do you want a perfect weekend getaway with your friends or family? There are many destinations that will provide you with amazing experience. The perfect destination to spend your weekend is Sri Lanka. This country offer lots of attraction that you can explore in a short time. If you are thinking of spending a weekend in Sri Lanka, here are the top things to see and do in that destination.

1. Visit spice garden

When you reach Sri Lanka, Kandy should be your number one place to visit in the country. This is a spiritual hub, where you will taste the world’s famous spices. In this place, you will learn how various spices are manufactured. Moreover, you will soothe your senses with Ayurveda massage offered in that place. If you do indulge in traditional cosmetic shopping, this is the perfect place to be for a weekend getaway. As you get out of Kandy, you will get an opportunity to sip the delicious herbal brew.

2. Go to the cultural sites

There are numerous attractions that make Kandy the cultural and spiritual capital of Sri Lanka. Want to see the Tooth of Lord Buddha? Then you should visit the Temple of the Tooth where you will see the Tooth preserved in the casket. Moreover, you can relax in Degaldoruwa Temple as you listen to the prayers of the Buddhist monks. This temple is found under the rock cave.

3. See the wildlife

Visit uddawattakele Sanctuary and see amazing animals. Moreover, you can see the home of wounded and orphaned elephants at Pinnawala Elephant Center. Watching the elephants playing in the waters is the most memorable experience in Sri Lanka. If you want to experience a wide variety of wildlife, then Yala National Park is the perfect place to spend your weekend in Sri Lanka. This place is teeming with peacocks, leopards, elephants, monkeys, and boars.

4. Eating, shopping and sightseeing in Colombo

Just three hours from Kandy is Colombo- the capital city of Sri Lanka. At the city, you will find mouth-watering delicacies and world-class dishes. Also, you will come across road-side stalls that sell fruits. Moreover, there are shopping malls where you can find everything you need to buy. Remember to carry your camera along with you as you visit Colombo. There are numerous sceneries that you will like to capture in the city.

Conclusion

Spend a weekend in Sri Lanka and get memorable experience. This destination has spectacular sceneries and rich culture that you will never find elsewhere. You will get a chance to see ancient temples, amazing wildlife, and interact with the people of Sri Lanka.

How to apply for a Canadian visa?

“Oh, Canada! My home and native land”. This probably doesn’t apply to you, because you’re reading an article about applying for a Canadian visa. Whether you’re planning to visit for a few days, weeks, months, or stay for a few years you’ve got quite the adventure waiting for you. But before you start going across borders, make sure you’ve got your documents in order.

Find out if you even need a Canadian visa

Canada doesn’t require a visitor’s visa for everyone. Sometimes all you need is an ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization), but it all depends on where you’re coming from, and how you’re getting there.

Gather necessary paperwork

If you’re traveling from a country that requires a Canadian Visa, make sure when you go to apply you’ve got your ducks in a row. Before you apply, make sure you already have a passport. You may also need to provide information proving you’re in good health, have enough money for your stay, and have no outstanding criminal or immigration issues. You may also be asked to prove that you have a good reason to return to your home country after your visit is over.

Go to Canada’s Website

You can apply for a visa on paper in the mail, or online. Either way, the best place to start will be on Canada’s website that’s dedicated to Canadian visas. They can give you the best information that will match your plans:
https://etacanadaonline.com/

Using other websites comes with the risk of identity theft and misinformation. But if you file with the official website, you’re going to be safe.

Paper Application

On their website, you are able to download the paper Canadian visitor’s visa and print it out. Once you fill out the forms, you’ll have to pay the application fees, and then submit them. Everyone in a family will have to have a form filled out separately, but they should be sent all in one package.

If you are required to supply biometrics (which is a photograph and fingerprints) do not mail these. Take them to the nearest VAC (Visa application center) and apply with them, they will keep your information safe. There is information on finding the nearest VAC on the page you downloaded the application from.

Online Application

You can apply for your Canadian visa online, which is much faster than paper and is more secured, simply go to https://etacanadaonline.com/book-an-eta and they’ll get you started. Make sure you have a camera or a scanner to make copies of the important documents they need from you, a valid credit card, and an active email address.

How long will it take to get a visa to India?

We always wonder how long it takes to get a visa to India. I tell you something about this Indian visa thing. How much time it requires is completely dependent on how much time you take to complete the following processes. Let’s take a look at the processes to get the visa to India.

STEP 1

Pay a visit to ETV-In internet site ( https://etv-in.com ), visit the “Get an India Visa” check at the very top of the web site then visit the “Start a fresh Application” switch.

STEP 2

Choose “Apply by Mail” or maybe “Apply face to face”. Each possibility is going to take you by means of fundamentally the similar application procedure, yet the “Apply in Person” hyperlink will even enable you to timetable a scheduled visit at certainly one of ETV-In’s workplaces.

STEP 3

Carry out the site’s guidelines to fill in the on the web kind. While it really is full, art print the kind, mark it as well as the particular date it exactly where suggested as well as fasten a couple of official passport images. The majority of drugstores together with parcel-delivery companies like UPS furnish passport images.

STEP 4

Incorporate testament to deal with your web-based application. Recognized paperwork consist of a photocopy of certainly one of following: a state-issued Identity with your deal with, an energy monthly bill or perhaps a contract that displays landlord as well as tenant signatures.

STEP 5

Carry out the on the web actions to afford your own visa electronically. Notice that in the event you use face-to-face , you should afford your own visa with payment or perhaps a funds purchase during the time of your own session.

STEP 6

Create an appointment at an inner city visa central if you happen to be making use of face-to-face. The on the web application procedure will allow you to plan a scheduled visit. Should you be making use of by publish, postal mail the practical application kind, your own passport and some other necessary details to the stipulated address.

STEP 7

Monitor the level of your web-based application on ETV-In’s site by visiting the on the “Track The Passport” tag on top of the home-page. Visas generally obtain a key to seven enterprise period to practice as well as bring back. Should you utilized face-to-face, you should grab from the ETV-In workplace that you utilized.

So how many days it takes to get a visa for India is actually dependent on the whole processes. If you can make all these processes faster then you would be able to get your visa faster. Otherwise, it will take some time.

Do You need a visa to visit Canada from the UK?

When you reside in the UK, you have a rich culture just around the virtually corner as well as right outside the mainland. Of course, other places around the world, such as Canada, are certainly worth visiting. As such, many have questions about what kind of travel requirements are in place.

One of the most pressing questions for most is whether or not a Visa to visit Canada from the UK is required. Though this is an important factor, other considerations should be made before making any plans to travel.

A Visa for Visiting Canada from the UK

Generally speaking, if traveling to Canada for a short period of time from the UK, you do not need to hold a Visa. This applies to anyone who is simply visiting the country for personal or leisure purposes. With that said, those looking to hold temporary resident status, if you will be working for a Canadian company of if your intention is to remain in the country to study, a valid Visa is required.

Before traveling to Canada, you will certainly need to hold a valid passport. Another major component for travel, required by the Canadian Government is an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) which is needed to fly or use transit while in the country. The only exceptions apply to US citizens and travelers entering the country the country by either land or sea.

Staying in Canada

In some cases, you may choose to lengthen a stay for either personal or business reasons. Visitors are usually allowed to stay in Canada for a duration of no more than six months after first entering the country. Note that this is ultimately up to the discretion of border services officer. The date at which you are required to leave will be indicated on the passport.

To lengthen your stay, you will be required to formally extend the duration you’re allowed to remain in the country by filing an extension. Keep in mind, because of the length of time this can take to process, the extension should be submitted at least 30 days before your status expires.

If the purpose for your visit changes because of work or study, a permit will be required. To apply for a work permit or study permit, it is generally possible to complete the application process online with proper documents, though sending physical mail will be necessary in some cases.