Tuning Out Your Inner Critic, Good Luck!

One common reason we stop ourselves from achieving our goals is by listening to our inner critic. It is that voice that says in a harsh or unconstructive way, “You’re not good enough” or “I can’t believe you just made that error…again..”This pattern of negative behavior can become addictive, even a form of motivation for some people, however, critical behavior takes up an enormous amount of energy and slowly chips away at your confidence....more

great golf aspirations

 when I picked up the game of golf, i was in my mid 30's.  I honestly was mad at myself for not having discovered the game when I was in my teens, because I thought maybe I could have been a natural....more

slow day at the golf course

I hope you had fun and enjoyed the fresh air! ~Virginiamore

US Open - Top Five Memories

Mia M. Jackson •  Sideline Pass • Up close and sporty! Rory McIlroy rocked the U.S. Open with a record 16 under par. Until Sunday, I’d watched many a round of golf from the comfort of home. Thanks to one of SP Dads, I was at the tournament close enough to witness golf history, duck to avoid errant swings and want to hit that guy who screams “it’s in the hole.”  Quickly, here are my top five U.S. Open memories:...more

The 4th Hole at Cloudcroft

Jewel, can you see the green? My mother was about 15 yards from the tee box, serving as my look-out. The course was in Cloudcroft, New Mexico (elevation 8660 ft) and it was 1978. We had a time-share at a lodge there in the small village set in the Lincoln National Forest. Cloudcroft had a population then of about 400 and was the kind of place where the local bowling alley had 3 lanes and kids working as “pin-setters.” We played golf in the summer and in the winter my family went to snow mobile the same snow-covered course....more


Tough New Beginnings


The Mystery of the Chicken Sandwich: When does Food Taste THE BEST? Part 2

Saturday I tasted a sandwich that puzzled me. It was the best one I’d ever eaten and yet I couldn’t detect anything particularly special about it....more


Have you ever noticed how certain topics completely dominate the news at specific times of the year?  Just look back at the headlines for October, when even the most passionate breast cancer advocates were “pinked out” by Halloween....more

Palm Springs: More Then Just Suntanning & Golf

Once a hotspot for the Hollywood elite in the 50s and 60s, Palm Springs is still a popular getaway spot for Southern Californians.  A place to get away from it all by hanging out by the pool with a tropical cocktail or to hit a few on the green, Palm Springs is also an oasis for healthy food. Growing every year and catering to its finicky and discerning guests, this dessert paradise has lots to offer all sorts of diners!...more