Can You Learn Golf From A Book?

June 2nd, 2011




With golf slowly becoming one of the most popular sports around the world, it is only natural that the number of people looking to learn the sport increases as well.  With books, videos and even articles freely available online it is just a matter of time before many people try to turn to these methods alone to learn golf.  Yet this can be a very huge problem that is quite complicated if you do not already have a good set of foundation skills in place.  Learning to balance books and learning golf is important.

The number of people who turn to books each year to learn a new skill is quite large, and while there are plenty of books available that will allow you to improve your golf skills there are actually very few books that can give you the good, solid foundation skills that you need.  This is because there is no physical way possible that a book can teach you everything that you need to know about your stance, and even the proper way to swing.

While a book can be useful to help you diagnose any problems that you have with a swing, such as your ball hooking, or even not traveling far enough the book will not be able to physically look at your swing and determine what is wrong.  If you are working with an instructor, then using a book to help learn some of the other finer details of the game can be very helpful.  It is important to realize that you can learn some advanced skills from reading the books, but only after you have had the lessons to master the basics.

The number of books that is available to use is actually quite large and with a bit of patience you are certain that you can find the exact book that you want, without having to stress and worry about missing most of the key points to golf.  From books that focus mostly on giving tips, to those that are designed to help you troubleshoot problems that you have, to even those that help you learn all of the appropriate golf terminology there are plenty of options that you have and can explore.

The best time to use a book to learn golf is when you are just looking for tips that will allow you to improve your skills.  Working towards skill building once you have the foundation is quite easy to do and using books for this purpose is a wonderful idea.  However, you should always take a few lessons with a good golf instructor before you start trying to improve your skills further by using a book.  There are numerous books available, both in print and even in eBook format that will allow you to choose the best way that you can learn.  If you are most comfortable reading a print book there are plenty that you can choose from, just as there are plenty of great eBooks that give you the same options as well.

Always look carefully at the information that is included in the book before you purchase however, many books are not as well written and do not include any good information to help you really learn.  Many are nothing more than merely fluff, which result in being a waste of money and you feeling rather frustrated with the lack of results. Always skim over the book a bit before you purchase to ensure that you can see exactly what is included and what you can expect to really learn.  If you feel that the book does not offer enough good information feel free to pass and find a different book that will suit your needs better.  Finding the book that works best for your needs will likely be a personal decision, but do not be afraid to take some time and ensure you find the best book for your exact needs.



Affirmative Action

June 3rd, 2011

Here is food for thought

"South Africa is the only country in the world where affirmative action is in the favour of the majority who has complete political control. The fact that the political majority requires affirmative action to protect them against a 9% minority group is testament to a complete failure on their part to build their own wealth making structures, such that their only solution is to take it from others."

Makes you think?!
London Times


June 3rd, 2011

Our common law has always provided that interest stops running on a debt as soon as it equals the capital amount. This "in duplum" rule seeks to protect debtors in financial difficulty from being over-extended, by limiting their liability to a maximum of double the original debt.

In practice however, a debtor could still end up paying much more than double in total if, say, he or she makes interim payments which the creditor applies to outstanding interest. In that event, the interest starts running again, and the debtor is trapped in a never-ending cycle of payment just to service accruing interest. The common law rule also applies only to interest - so other charges can push the total debt over the double.

Good news for consumers is that the National Credit Act has modified this rule to provide better cover for them. As confirmed by a recent Supreme Court of Appeal decision, the Act has -in respect only of any debt falling under its provisions - extended the rule in two main respects:-

1. No longer only interest - but now also a range of fees and charges related to the debt - all cease to run if   they combine to exceed the outstanding debt.

2.Any payment by a consumer after default (unless it has the effect of ending the default) "simply reduces the    outstanding principal debt"- so post-default payments are no longer sucked into a black hole of continuing    interest accrual.

Credit providers: tighten up your lending and recovery procedures to avoid this extended rule kicking in!

Consumers: check what's being claimed from you - don't overpay!