THE BENEFITS OF WALKING THE COURSE AREN’T JUST LIMITED TO THE GOLFER…
It doesn’t take a genius to know that walking is better for you than riding in a motorized cart. But how much better?
The four primary benefits are the following:
Physical – You burn almost twice as many calories as you would riding in a cart
Scoring – You shoot better scores than those who are riding in a cart
Social – You have a much better opportunity to interact with all of your playing partners as golf is an entertaining sport you can enjoy with everyone
Experience – You can fully enjoy the natural beauty of the course from tee to green
Golf is a game that can be played by people of all body types and athletic abilities.
Health and fitness experts advocate that taking 10,000 steps per day – the equivalent of 18-holes or five miles – will improve your overall fitness and help control your weight.
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Tiger Woods, New Favorite to Win 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational
Tiger Woods the favorite for with 13-2 odds to win the 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational. Tiger Wood’s already an eight-time winner. He’s won four of his last five outings at this event and eight of his last 12 on this course.
“I’m really looking forward to next week,” Woods said after his T2 finish at the Valspar Championship. “I hadn’t played there in a couple years because of my back, but I wanted to one last time when we knew Arnolds wasn’t in very good shape, but unfortunately I just couldn’t play.
Woods is 11th on the PGA Tour in strokes gained, ahead of Jon Rahm, Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy. He’s playing like a top 15 golfer, and now he’s playing a course he knows and loves.
Oddly enough if Woods wins on Sunday, we could have the exact same number of days between wins for Tiger Woods and Phil Michelson.
Who knows what we’re in for this week in Orlando.
Here’s a look at the favorites (via Bovada):
Tiger Woods: 13-2
Jason Day: 12-1
Justin Rose: 14-1
Rory McIlroy: 16-1
Rickie Fowler: 20-1
Tommy Fleetwood: 22-1
Hideki Matsuyama: 22-1
PHIL MICKELSON ENDS LONG DROUGHT…WITH A VICTORY WIN IN MEXICO!
Phil Mickelson ended the longest drought of his career with a playoff victory Sunday over Justin Thomas in the Mexico Championship, capping off a final round of lustrous cheers in thin air that included Thomas holing a wedge for eagle on the final hole of regulation.
Mickelson, who closed with a 5-under 66, won for the first time since the 2013 British Open at Muirfield, a stretch of 101 tournaments worldwide.
“I can’t put into words how much this means to me,” Mickelson said. “I knew it was going to be soon — I’ve been playing too well for it not to be. But you just never know until it happens.”
Mickelson won his third World Golf Championships title and, just a month after being on the verge of falling out of the top 50 in the world for the first time in two decades, moves to No. 18 in the world. He has 43 victories on the PGA Tour and 46 around the world, and has four consecutive top 10s for the first time since 2005.
HELPFUL CADDYTREK TIPS – ADDITIONAL HANDSET COMMANDS
**Note: all codes must be done from Standby (SB) mode. The CaddyTrek powers up in SB mode and returns to SB mode upon exiting any other mode.
1. Mute the sound of the handset:
a. Press: DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, STOP
b. Repeat steps to disengage
2. Free the wheels while unit is on:
a. Press: UP, UP, UP, UP, STOP
b. Repeat steps to disengage
Note: Great for freeing the unit and for lifting onto high curbs.
3. Check the handset battery charge level:
a. Press and hold the STOP button for 2-3 seconds
4. Fixed Distance Operation (RC Mode):
a. To change to 20 Yards, Press “FOLLOW”
b. To change to 40 Yards, Press “FOLLOW” twice
Note: When distance is reached, it will go back to RC mode again.