The Appeal and Allure of Golf

Just imagine: there you are, out for a sunny afternoon in the great outdoors, enjoying a beautifully landscaped setting. Rolling emerald green hills, swaying palm trees, perhaps a breeze coming up from the sea….green as far as the eye can see…and you and your three friends out for an afternoon of fresh air and exercise on a professionally designed golf course.

With all of its advantages, it’s no wonder that golf is such a popular past time. Participants spend time in the fresh air and sunshine, and there is plenty of camaraderie and, if walking the course, golf brings an individual lots of exercise, too.

So universal is its appeal that there were over 1000 golf clubs by 1900 in the United States alone–not counting all those in other countries. Equally interesting, the year 2015 found 2.2 million people taking up the game of golf. Quite a popular sport! And why not? Beautiful outdoor settings are always appealing.

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Six Questions to Ask When Buying a Used Boat

Americans love the water. We spend a lot of time on it during the summer months and 95% of us live within an hours drive of a navigable body of water of some kind. If you are like the rest of us, it has surely crossed your mind to wonder whether a boat would be a great investment in future vacation enjoyment. If you’re looking at used boats for sale, here are some of the questions you should be asking.

  1. Can you show me the cracks? Go ahead and ask up front whether there are any cracks in your boat. Reputable dealers in used boats for sale will be happy to show them to you. Most cracks on a used boat for sale will be simple cosmetic damage and nothing to worry about. Additionally, if you are buying from someone like a reputable Sea Doo dealer, you don’t have to be too concerned. But just in case, always ask. Small cracks around the windshields and screws should be Continue reading
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A Taste Of Adventure How To Go About Choosing The Right Pontoon Boat For Your Next Vacation

What brings people back to the art of boating time and time again?

Is it the feel of the warm breeze on their face as they coast along the surface of their favorite lake? Maybe it’s the sense of adventure that accompanies a few hours of wakeboarding. No single boating experience is the same and that’s all part of the magic. When you start looking up an Arctic Cat dealer in your area you’re asking yourself how you can add a little magic to your own weekend routine. Choosing the right boat is as simple as being honest about what you want to get out of your unique experience.

Try these tips on for size as you browse boats for sale.

Did You Know?

Boating is a popular activity in the United States. You likely already know of a few people who take their boat out every weekend to spend some quality time with the weather. Considered a predominantly middle-class activity, it’s estimated over 70% of boat owners have a household income of $100,000 or Continue reading

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Are You Sending Your First Child Off to Preschool This Year?

The social media posts and questions started a couple of weeks ago. Parents frantic about getting ready for the first day of school are looking for answers to some of their biggest questions:

  • How early can I drop off?
  • How late can I pick up?
  • What do other parents do on days when there are teacher meetings and no classes?
  • Where do I find the required school supply list?
  • Is it okay to label everything that my student brings into the classroom?
  • Why haven’t we already received an email saying what classroom our child is in?

And while many of these questions are valid, you have a different list of concerns. A different list of the things that matter most to you as you get ready to give your first child up for a few hours each day to attend a local half day preschool:

  • How much free time outside are the children allowed during the day?
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Interested In Buying Or Renting A Boat? Here’s What You Need To Know

With more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface covered by water and more than 100,000 lakes in the continental United States, Americans are never very far from water. In fact, 95 percent of Americans live within an hours drive of a navigable body of water.

More than 87 million U.S. adults participate in recreational boating and in 2017, 13.4 percent of the U.S. population participated in water sports. What’s more, 19.6 percent of millennials participate in water sports and in 2016, about 2.91 million Americans participated in wakeboarding.

Anyway you slice it, whether you’re using a personal watercraft, a pontoon boat or a wakeboard boat, Americans love the water and they love boating. If you’re considering boat rental or buying a boat, there are many types of boats to pick from:

  • Sport Fisher: These boats come equipped with a galley, a cabin and a bathroom. These are typically bigger boats that have a fishing cockpit and a flying bridge.
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