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8C Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Fow weath :;17:- i :i i .*,. GOLF PROSE MARC TERRY I don't know about you but I do know about me and I love a good laugh. So I like to check the weather and the ermen and politicians can improve game of golf double bogey is going on. After all it's always good to know if it's going to be sunny, rainy, snowy or bliz- zardy and adjust your day accordingly. Likewise it would be nice to know what direction the politicians are steering the USS America so that we the people can adjust our lives accordingly. But I see too many weath- er projections and political promises evaporate into nothing when they promised economy and listen to the ex- perts' projections and promises. I've heard that both weathermen and politi- cians are necessary evils be- cause without weathermen we wouldn't have weather and without politicians we wouldn't have politics. And on that rare occasion when what comes out of their mouthcoincides with reality it can be comforting to be- lieve there is someone out there who knows what the big changes or degenerate into a storm when they fore, cast sunny skies. So how the triple bogey do they get away with being wrong so much of the time and still keep their jobs? I wish I could do that and still get paid. Now there's an idea I could teach golf like a weath- erman forecasts or a politi- cian promises. For example, I could forecast like a weath- erman and tell my student Camp ,rod (:,mk'rcncc Wcltc Feather River class Raft guide Kalima Severson, left, along with students Janae Hutchins and Amanda Nolan, navigate a fun set of rapids on the North Fork Feather River during Feather River College's beginning whitewater rafting class earlier this month. Photo by Sha nnon Morrow Sierra Nevada JOURNEYS Advent ay ......... ii00ii!!iii00i00Tiiii Ages 7 to 14 he had a 50 percent chance of hitting the ball before the ground with a 20 percent chance of the ball going any- where near the target and if he doesn't heed my advice he has a zero percent chance of any real improvement. Or I could promise like a politician and once I conned the customer into selecting me to the job, I could do little or nothing during the les- son, incorrectly assume the student couldn't tell how quadruple bogey useless I was and still get paid the big bucks. Or, even better, I could be both, a sort of hy- brid part weatherman and part politician. I could be in- correct half the time and in- competent most of the time and still get retirement with health benefits for the rest of my time. Yeah, that's the job for me. Now to be fair I shouldn't lump the weather folks in with the political.., folks. After all, the weather is not under the control of the weathermen. Just as it ap- pears politics is not under the control of the politicians. And if your golf game is not under your control, you might want to check out our instruction program at Graeagle Meadows, because until I land that sweet job, I am here to help my fellow golf sufferers to suffer less. Two programs I want to point out are part of our Play Golf America program our Women's Clinic and PGA Junior Sports Acade-. my. Enjoy all a ties Grizzly Creek Ranch apus::.:hs to offers Kayaking, re the Flag, Fishing, Ar =   HikiniiSwimming, Ad Crafts, Climbing, Skits d h m.| EXTENDED RS !00::::00i!ii!iiiiiil ................ p ay ........................... I ::::::: :-,::: :: :::::; !.ii:iiiiiiiii!i Sign I June 29 ..... ,:,:, ............. 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You can go to the website for more details such as, "The PGA Sports Academy is designed to bring the next generation of golfers to the sport in a fun and interactive program and is focused on developing j u- nior golfers using five key areas: --Fitness and nutrition. Golf skills. Sportsmanship, rules and etiquette. Golf and 'near golf' expe- riences. --Golf and physical assess- ments. "These five areas will be delivered by PGA and LPGA professionals in a fun and engaging way. This will give every junior the opportunity to enjoy golf either socially or competitively, based on his or her individual de- sire." Both the womei's and ju- niors' programs will be mostly weekly and you can find out more about them at playgolfamerica.com. Just go to the website, enter the 96103 ZIP code to check out the programs, then sign up and get golf ready. Oops, I have to make this quick because I'm running out of space, so here are two things I want you to do. First, check out the remod- eled clubhouse at Graeagle Meadows. I guarantee you will like what you see. Sec- ond, take advantage of three indispensable tools for im- provement the video cam. era, the divot and the ball. These three tools won't make predictions or promis- es to you -- they will tell you exactly what you did, right or wrong. But if you're not sure how to interpret the in- formation these tools pro- vide then take a lesson from your local PGA pro, some- one who does know how to use these tools and others. And in conclusion, my fel- low golfers, after you take a lesson you'll have to spend 50 percent more time prac- ticing with a 15 percent chance of actually getting better over the next week. But if you continue to prac- tice, your chance of im- provement increases to 60 percent for the following week. And if you stay the course, sunny skies are ahead, although anyone who has ever played golf knows that patchy periods of dark- ness will come, interspersed with rare and fleeting mo- ments of glory. No one said golf or the weather were go- ing to be easy or predictable. And no one said anything good about politics at least not lately. Need help REPLACING or REPAIRING: DOORS TRIM WINDOWS PLUMBING ROOFING ELECTRICAL If it's something we can't fix, we'll find somebody who can. 00B'00ATTY I - J c---.uc,o. I BINGE 1Bli4 I General Building Contractor Calif. Lic. #453927 (530) 283-2035 |