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Playing Golf

Golf is one of the most popular sports here in Singapore and perhaps the whole world. If you really give it a try, golf is easy and it is your avenue to meet new people outdoors. The good news is that there are many golf courses here in Singapore. So, when you find yourself doing nothing on a weekend, you should head to the nearest golf course and get into shape.

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If you do not know how to play golf, it is not too late to consider it. Here are some steps in learning and playing golf:

  • Get a lesson: The easiest way to learn golf is get a lesson from someone you know or perhaps from professional golfers. If that is not enough, you can always refer online or look for books that will tell you everything you need to know about golf.

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  • Buy golf clubs: The next thing that you should do is secure your golf clubs. It is important that you have your own golf clubs. It doesn’t have to be brand new. You can just look for used set of golf clubs so you can save more. You need only few clubs to begin with. Just look for 3 wood, 5,7,9 iron, sand wedge and putter.
  • Learn the rules and etiquette: Your skill is not enough when you play golf. You also need to know about the rules and etiquettes. You have to allot time to learn the rules and etiquette so you can play effectively.
  • Look for driving range: You have to look for driving range before you head to the course. You have to practice your aims. If you do this, you will be more confident.

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Improving Your Running Skills

For the Singaporean runner Shanti Pereira, she showed exemplary performance at the 27th SEA (South East Asia) Games. Pereira took the second spot in the 200m finals. Aside from that, she also took the fourth spot in the 100m finals. Pereira still holds the record of the 100m fastest woman here in Singapore. Way to go, girl!

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There is still time to improve your running skills. You can be like Pereira if you are serious about running. You can do the following things to improve your skill:

Increase training degree

If you are running thrice a week, you can increase it to four. If you are running four times a week, you can increase it to five or six. You should gradually increase your training so you will do better.

Amplify training intensity

If you think that your pace is slow, you should pick it up and amplify it. You can for instance intensify your pace by repeats (fast running and jogging) or tempo (fast and steady run).

Reduce the degree or intensity

If you notice that you are too exhausted, it is important that you slow down and go back to your previous routine. Sometimes it is better to go back before moving farther.

Be stronger

If you are serious about your running performance, you must understand that you need other things than running. You should go to the gym can increase your ore which is important in running.

Cross training

Apart from spending time in the gym, you should do other exercises like biking, swimming and boxing. It will improve your fitness.

Eat right

It is not enough that you exercise or run all the time. You need food so it can sustain and give you nutrition. You should look for the right food .

If you have the resources to hire a coach, you should never let it pass. Hiring a coach can play a vital part in your performance and endurance.

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Mastering the Basics of Sailing

Sailing is a water sport that charmed a lot of water enthusiasts. In fact, sailing is part of major competitions including the 27th SEA (South East Asian) Games. The Singapore team is positive that they can bring home the bacon. Before the finals, the team has three gold. That is good news.

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Dwelling on the lighter note, sailing can be considered a hobby. If you appreciate sailing but you lack the basics, you should look for a person to help you. Here are some tips that you can consider when sailing:

Look for clear waters

It would be convenient to practice sailing without the competition. If you can find a spot where there are less sailors, you should consider that.

Select a small boat

It would be easier to sail if you start with a small boat. Since you are a beginner, it would be better if you learn few sails and lines first.

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Begin with one sail

You should begin with one sail. It is important that you are familiar with one sail because it is not that complicated. As you progress, you can add few sails and lines.

Know weather conditions

Whenever you set to sail, be sure that you know the weather conditions. You have to check the local weather forecast. You should know the tide and wind condition.

Familiarize yourself with controlling the sail

You have to spend time familiarizing the controls. Do not rush because you cannot possibly learn everything in one day. You need to learn how to adjust the settings so you can take advantage of the conditions.

Watch out for the boom

Boom refers to the beam holding the sail. Sometimes people fail to recognize it that it causes accidents and unfortunate events. Every time you sail, watch out for the boom to be safe.

When you sail, tell someone where you are going and always bring your floatation equipment. Sailing is fun and exciting, right? Happy sailing and may the winds favour you!

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