Are we really a nation of dog lovers?Written by paul green
I am not talking about your average pooch, I am talking about most obedient, loyal, loving, and trusting animal I know, racing greyhound.This breed of dog is most discarded of all breeds of dog, especially before, during and after their racing days. Being an owner for many years and then a trainer of racing greyhounds I have seen both worlds and have now decided, to give up and just try and look after my 14 greyhounds that are now pets. They are wonderful creatures and all greyhounds deserve better. I am out of work at moment but I will do everything I can do to give these animals a home. The reason I gave up was because I could not sit around and watch what I call sheer cruelty. I have seen an awful lot of perfectly healthy animals put to sleep basically due to injures, too old for racing or just not fast enough and have outlived there sell by date. The owners and trainers of this small minority are gutless and only one thing rules them, money.These are truly wonderful creatures and a loving home is all they need, sadly thousands of these animals never get that far. It saddens me .Everything in greyhound racing is quite often hidden from
Beginners Guide to Buying a Set of Golf ClubsWritten by Jason Griffin
You walk in to a golf store and there are hundreds of woods, irons, wedges and putters to choose from along with clothing, balls and all kinds of accessories. When just starting out in golf, choosing a set of clubs can be an overwhelming task. What is one to do? What decisions need to be made when buying a set of golf clubs? This article aims to help you know what you need to know, so you can make right call and save you a little dough in process.
First, you need to know what makes up a set of clubs? Well there are four main parts to a set of clubs: Woods, Irons, Wedges, and a Putter. These days you also have Hybrid Clubs. These are a cross between irons and woods. People who have trouble hitting their long irons, such as a 2 or 3 iron, tend to use these types of clubs instead. You are allowed up to 14 clubs in your bag and they can be in just about any combination you want. For example, in my bag I carry a Driver, a 4 wood, 3 thru 9 irons, pitching wedge, gap wedge, sand wedge, lob wedge and a putter. This arrangement of clubs fits my game and types of courses I usually play.
Next, what options are out there when buying a set of golf clubs? To start out with you can buy new or used. Used can be a money saver over new, but can also come with some inherent problems, such as, worn grips, cracked shafts and other problems. When you are buying a first set, these are not things you want to deal with. So, I would recommend going new route.