For many kids, back to school means back to sports. Youth sports are, and should always be, a valuable experience, filled with challenges, competition and fun. But too many kids are stuck on the sidelines because of an injury that is preventable. It is that time of year to huddle up about sports safety!
Every year, millions of teenagers participate in high school sports. An injury to a high school athlete can be a significant disappointment for the teen, the family, and the coaches. The pressure to play can lead to decisions that may lead to additional injury with long-term effects. High school sports injuries can cause problems that require surgery as an adult, and may lead to arthritis later in life.
When a sports injury occurs, it is important to quickly seek proper treatment. To ensure the best possible recovery, athletes, coaches, and parents must follow safe guidelines for returning to the game.
"Breaking New Ground: Women and Golf Course Architecture" Now Open at USGA Headquarters
FAR HILLS, N.J., July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the late 1800s, a small but influential group of women have carved a space of their own in golf, using the one tool that most influences a player's experience: the golf course. The USGA Golf Museum's new exhibit, "Breaking New Ground: Women and Golf Course Architecture," explores this rarely discussed segment of golf history and recounts unique narratives of female leadership, initiative and innovation.
Artifacts from the museum collection, in addition to loans from the United Kingdom and local historical archives, illustrate how women have influenced golf course design theory and played a role in creating more equitable and enjoyable experiences for all who play the game.
Curated by USGA historian Victoria Student, the exhibit officially opened on July 12, the eve of the 72nd U.S. Women's Open Championship. Players in the championship field were given a sneak preview at a Welcome Reception on Tuesday of U.S. Women's Open week at the USGA Golf Museum, located a few short miles from the championship site and on the grounds of the USGA's headquarters.
"These incredible women not only shaped the dialogue surrounding how courses could be more welcoming to other women - they also inspired new generations to build careers and opportunities in golf," said Diana Murphy, president of the USGA. "We all have something to learn from their ingenuity and passion for the game, and the USGA couldn't be prouder to showcase their contributions."
Since the turn of the 19th century, women have adapted courses to better suit female playing abilities, and have established separate clubs to serve as places of recreation and competition. "Breaking New Ground" tells the stories of several early women's golf clubs, such as the St. Andrews Ladies' Golf Club (1867), Carnoustie Ladies Golf Club (1873) and Morris County Golf Club (1894).
JACKSON, Miss., July 26, 2017 -- Online Exchanges, a startup company dedicated to bringing online marketplaces to passion pursuit industries, today announces the launch of www.Golfing-Exchange.com. Golfing Exchange is a marketplace for golfers to buy and sell both new and used golf clubs and gear. The site is free for sellers and offers a great shopping experience for the golf enthusiast.
"We are excited about the reception we've received by fellow golfers. We saw an opportunity in the market to build a place just for golfers where it was easy to sell a set of golf clubs or find a great deal on a new or used set," said Stuart Whitaker, founder and President of Online Exchanges. "The site is completely free for sellers and clubs can be listed for sale in a matter of minutes."
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 25, 2017 / -- K-ICT Born2Global Centre (Born2Global), a major Korean government agency, announced on July 20 that SMARTGOLF, a member startup of Born2Global, successfully launched "Smart Putter" with built-in LED level indicator, laser pointer on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo (https://igg.me/at/smartputter/x/15604484). SMARTGOLF is continuing crowdfunding with Smart Putter at Indiegogo until July 30.
The Smart Putter is all-in-one solution to help users score and have more fun on the golf course.
A consistent level swing and proper alignment are key factors when it comes to success with putting.
The Smart Putter can help users do just that with its technology features. For horizontal movement and a stable swing, the built-in LED level indicators on the head of the equipment light up instantly according to the level of the putter. For proper alignment, the laser pointer built onto the face of the putter can guide the golfer to ensure the ball is hit squarely for it to roll to the right path. With these features, golfers can expect to develop and sustain proper muscle memory that will grant them an early finish.
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