Golf Club Distance – How Far Can You Really Smack That Little White Ball?

Many new Golfers ask how far a golf distance can go, and with how much force should they hit? Generally each golf club has a specific range. But in reality it really depends on your swing, and the power of your stroke.

Distance depends on many things such as the type of club, the weather conditions, the fairway, your physical fitness, your age, your swing speed, and how well your club head connects with the ball.

Sometimes one person’s 5 iron distance is another golfers 3 iron or 7iron distance.

Don’t compare yourself with the pros, because PGA pros hit theirs at around 280 yards, while LPGA pros hit at 230 yards. See the disparity even in the pros category?

Long or Short Hitter

If you play regularly you will eventually see whether you are a short hitter or a long hitter. Of course do not expect to be a long hitter the first time you play golf. But whether you’re a long hitter does not always mean that you’re better than the short hitter. After all, there’s still the issue of your ability to putt.

You have to remember that it’s not just hitting the ball. You have to be able to hit the ball, and make it fly straight at the target. There’s no use for long hitters who frequently get out of bounds.

Men’s and Women’s Golf Clubs

There is a chart of range for golf club distance, and you can find this in most golfing stores, sporting stores or online. But there is big difference on percentage when it comes to the Men’s golf clubs versus the women’s golf clubs.

On the whole, longer clubs generally hit further. Since most women are less in height than men, it simply follows that their golf club distance also has a big difference from that of the men’s.

How far your ball travels is affected by the temperature, air pressure and wind direction. Most new golfers tend to under hit the ball when they are trying to hit the green, so there shots are short.

Have you ever played on golf courses with elevation? Have you noticed that when hitting your ball from a lower elevation to higher one you golf club distance falls short of expectation? That’s because golf club travel distance is affected by elevation.

Well hopefully, through this article you have gained some knowledge on how distance works in regard to how far the ball will go.

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California Discount Travel – Tips for Saving Money on Your Orange County Vacation

Orange County, California, was once a quiet community just south of Los Angeles. Thanks to Disneyland and other family destinations, Orange County is now a hotbed for vacationers. Like any tourist destination, the prices have risen along with the number of attractions, but it’s definitely possible to fund an Orange County vacation without breaking the bank.

Before you get started planning your vacation, it’s best to set a budget. This way you know exactly how much you have to spend, and how much you need to save in order to go on vacation. When you have a budget, it becomes easy to make choices on where you should save and where you should pay full price. For example, if you can save money by driving to Orange County, rather than flying, it will allow you spend more on accommodations or vice versa.

One of those important choices is which amusement park you are going to visit, and how much money you plan to spend at each. With Disneyland, California Adventure, LegoLand, Magic Mountain, Knottsberry Farm and several other smaller parks within driving distance, trying to hit them all will cost you a lot of time and energy. It’s best to choose one or two. That way you can really enjoy each park and not stretch your budget too far. Some parks even offer 2-for-1 deals, such as Disneyland and California Adventure, which allow you to visit two parks for one price.

Check for discount tickets for tours and attractions before you go. You may be surprised at the discounts available for savvy travelers who check around for prices online ahead of time. You may also consider purchasing an Entertainment coupon book for the zip code you plan to visit. That will save you on dining, and it may save you on lodging and attractions as well. If you belong to AAA or other groups, check the group’s website before you go to see if showing your card will save you money on attractions.

If your vacation time is flexible, consider traveling in the fall or the early spring. Crowds tend to be thinner during these times of year, and the weather is still nice enough that you’ll enjoy your stay. The prices drop around these times of year as well, so you’ll pay less than you would if your visit were during peak times. The large travel sites may, throughout the year, offer various coupon codes for their more popular destinations, such as Orange County, so get on the email list of your favorite sites so you can monitor any new deals.

There are a wide variety of hotels and motels surrounding the major Orange County attractions. You can stay at a smaller motel with fewer “frills” and be within the same traveling distance as you would if you stayed at a high priced hotel. If you plan early and travel in the off-season, staying at the Disneyland Hotel is very reasonable. You’ll also save money on travel because there are free tram services to and from the park.

Balance your visit to an amusement park with some free activities, such as visiting the beach or strolling down some of Orange County’s beautiful parks and natural areas. Since the weather is pleasant during most of the year, take advantage of simply being outdoors and taking in some nature during your visit. The beach and mountains are within driving distance of most Orange County towns and Southern California boasts some of the country’s most gorgeous national parks.

Traveling to Orange County doesn’t have to cost as much as you may think. With a budget in hand, a plan for your activities and an open mind to taking in some of the natural beauty in the area, you’ll be able to travel without spending your entire savings account.

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Travel Trailers and Its Advantages

The most important benefit of using a travel trailer over other means of traveling like airplane or train is that it provides you with the comfort and protection like that of your home, which other modes do not. More importantly you are in control of the time. If you are moving homes, or on a vacation and/or holiday, or even a road adventure, you can help you overcome the usual concerns of getting a hostel or hotel for sleeping, especially when you on unknown roads. Almost all in the market today are grouped as a type of RV like the fifth wheel trailers, motor homes, pop-up trailers and truck campers,.

Have you been planning on road travel for seeing other states or territories in your country or other countries that can be covered on land? Then you can easily plan your trip with a travel trailer accompanying your mode of road transport like a car or jeep. Common discomforts like queues and rush found in other ways of traveling, especially if you planning to travel distances that has known land network.. RV or recreational vehicle are the most commonly found in the market today and they come in various shapes and sizes from light weight to one with several rooms and furnishings. Your can be easily towed behind any travel vehicle of your choice; the purpose is to provide you with a space to sleep with comfort and safety like that of your own home while you are on a road trip discovering places.

Various types of travel trailers

Today there is both big and small travel trailers, like pop-up trailers are build keeping in mind the market for small tours or young travelers who travel shorter journey, therefore these types of RV’s are shorter in length usually not longer than eighteen to twenty one feet, making them the smallest of all travel trailers available in the trailer industry today.

You can travel in style and comfort along with the safety like that of your own home, while traveling with travel trailers. Travel trailers are today used for short distances to long distances to even as permanent homes, for people who always want a fresh perspective in life.

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Long Distance Horse Riding

In days of old, it wasn’t uncommon for someone to travel long distance on horseback, but with the creation of horseless carriages and personal wealth to afford one, travelling this way had become a rarity. The horse became a luxury possession and initially was the domain of the wealthy for recreational riding.

Nowadays this isn’t the case. It has become a hobby and many horse owners are supporting their equine’s keep by doing more than one job. There are many equestrian activities, mostly to do with competition but there is one which is growing in popularity outside of the menages and cross country courses and that is Long Distance Horse Riding. There has always been a small contingent riding this way, but since the coming of the internet it has become much easier. It is no-longer a hack (a distasteful word!) which was a ride out for a few hours to a day, but the serious business of riding over days, weeks or years depending on what the rider wants to achieve. It is non-competitive and the rider travels at their own speed and is able to appreciate the area they are travelling through. The horse/rider relationship most definitely takes a change for the better and communication between them improves!

The internet is a fantastic tool to be able to plan ahead for accommodation, routes, advice and anything else the rider wishes to organise leaving less to chance. It also has created another tourist industry, accommodation providers specifically geared to riders with their horses and also Horse Holiday organising companies.

True Long Distance Riders decide their route and their daily travelling distance and will travel as light as possible without back-up, sometimes taking a pack-horse with them. Some camp and some B&B. It is surprising how little you need and how much you can pack into a small space! Whereas the Horse Holiday-er will choose to take back-up in the form of another person driving the vehicle and trailer to rendezvous points and carrying their luggage from one place to the next, often taking more than is necessary.

One thing that is important is personal safety especially if going into remote areas. It is wise to carry basic first aid kit for you and your horse and to inform someone of your route – do not stray intentionally from it. Mobile phones do have large blackspots so take a whistle and emergency food and water. Include in your kit an emergency blanket which is a small tightly folded sheet like bacofoil and can be bought from outdoor pursuit shops. There are a few low powered GPS type emergency beacons you can subscribe to, but there should be higher powered ones (Personal Locator Beacons) legally available on land towards the end of 2010 that are just purely a panic button and do just what they say on the package! Search and Rescue teams will be able to find you by accurate GPS locating co-ordinates. To take one with you is a matter of personal choice. It goes without saying it is really important that a rider is able to map read and use a compass. (There are places you can go to learn this skill by keying a search on the internet and finding one nearby.) Paper maps will never become redundant with use of GPS units as there is always the possibility of a flat battery!

Lastly feeding your horse. Most true Long Riders do not want to carry heavy feed with them. The exception could be with a pack horse in tow. During spring, summer and autumn there is usually enough herbage and water about for the horse to survive. Some riders stop once every hour and some stop for a good break, removing the saddle, midway through the day. If grass/herbage/water is scarce then they take the opportunity when it’s there. At the end of the day it’s better for the horse to be turned out on grass as it will prevent it getting stiff and will satisfy its natural instinct and graze freely. If riding really long distances then it is advisable to have rest days slotted in to the agenda.

To get started in Long Riding go to some of the ‘holidays with your horse’ companies or search for Long Distance Riding. There are people out there that can help get you going. Some will even ride with you. Above all its not rocket science, just a lot of common sense! Happy riding!

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Thailand Travel

If you are planning a family vacation to the country of Thailand you may be wondering how you are going to get around. You’re not sure what to expect in this country and don’t want to be surprised when you get there. There are several ways to get around on your vacation, you just have to consider cost, travel time, and travel distance.

There are many airlines that can get you into, out of, and to different major locations. Airlines include AirAsia, which international and domestic routes. They also offers steeply discounted tickets if you book a week or two in advance. Another airline is Bangkok Airways, which calls itself “Asia’s Boutique Airline.” This airline can be quite pricey. Thai Airways is known as the most reliable and comfortable Thai airline, but is typically more expensive than other airlines.

Taking a train is another great way to get around. The State Railway of Thailand has a 4000-km system covering a large amount of the country. The price you can expect to pay varies based on the speed of the train and the class of your carriage. Carriage classes include First Class, Second Class, and Third Class.

The First Class tickets are the most expensive and have a two person sleeping compartment. It’s also common for them to have an individually controlled AC unit. Third Class is probably the cheapest way to get around Thailand, but don’t expect frills. It’s common for third class to have wooden seats which get quite uncomfortable on a ten hour train ride. Second Class is a great compromise and is at a middle price point. With second class expect a snack and a reclining seat or thinner bunk.

Buses are everywhere! There are local buses that will take your around the city, Express buses, Second Class buses, First Class buses, VIP buses with 32-34 seats, and wide S-VIP buses with 24 seats. Just as with the trains, each bus comes with its own price points, perks, and routes.

There are so many different ways to get around, including other ways not covered such as by taxi, that you don’t need to worry about getting stranded. No matter if you travel by train, bus, or airplane you are bound to have a blast!

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