Quick Review of Law 11: Offside for Parents and Volunteer Coaches

Ok, pop quiz for parents and coaches of youth soccer players: For U10 and U9 matches with the new build out line….where can an offside offense occur on the pitch? I’ll have the answer at the end. A lot of parents lose their minds if not familiar with this age group rule! Here’s a quick…

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How Far Does a Soccer Ref Run During a Tournament Day?

I’m 18 months into reffing youth soccer matches here in Bucks County, PA. I’ve enjoyed the continual process of learning about the Laws of the Game in match situations. The game is so different from U8 level up through U16 (my experience so far) in terms of skill, speed and yes, aggression! One question I am asked…

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I Am Grateful For Your Support- 10000 Views

Originally posted on The Grateful Golfer:
Who would have thought? 10,000 views in one month. I am a grateful golfer! What an amazing thing! I reached one of my milestones in April with 10000 views. Yup, the numbers are correct – 10000 views in one month. The constant support from regular visitors is definitely a boon,…

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Golf Thoughts from Canada and the Grateful Golfer

Life continues to plod along whether we want it to or not. It never stops and for the most part, it is at a pace that allows us to enjoy the ride. I do not have any real golf musings today, but wanted to share a couple of thoughts. via Being Mindful Today — The Grateful…

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The Grid Begins for My Kitchen

I’m moving my The Inefficient Kitchen site over to The Grid. The site will be down until at least morning, then I’ll see how she’s working. I’ve waited over a year to do this, and am founding member 49,742 (I think). I have no idea what is going to happen, what it will grow into. I’m intrigued […]

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Golfers want to buy a better game

Look at 3 different golf coach/golf course websites, navigate to “lessons” and see if you can find a success story or any reasons why you should engage with that coach or course. Watch the video version I bet at least 2 will have “1 lesson = $ or buy 3 for $ and save X”…

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I like golf technology in general…

…especially technology that fits in my iPhone. Jason Blonder is a coach in NJ and uses a cool app called Shot Tracer, and in this video, explains how he likes to use this tool for not only his clients, but for his own game. Cool stuff! The Grateful Golfer, have you ever used this app? Jason’s…

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My 1000th Post to The Grateful Golfer

Originally posted on The Grateful Golfer:
Today is an amazing day. This is my 1000th post to the Grateful Golfer. I started this blog exactly 1654 days ago and never thought it would last this long. I have written about?all kinds of golf topics and believe that the information provided has improved over the years.…

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Golf Pros – stop doing nothing and grow

Here’s a quick client campaign success story shows the benefit of “actively engaging” with your golfers. I’ll call it “How to Make $25K in 12 Hours”. PGA Professionals can definitely make it rain. I hear the comment all too often that “the industry is in trouble, too many people don’t play enough, not enough people…

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Growing up

Even though my girls caught the soccer buzz vs the golf buzz, I can’t help but think that at some point in the future both may discover the wonder of this game. To fun, to curiosity of shot making, to improvement in skills, to enjoyment and peace.  

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The Grid Begins for My Kitchen

I’m moving my The Inefficient Kitchen site over to The Grid. The site will be down until at least morning, then I’ll see how she’s working. I’ve waited over a year to do this, and am founding member 49,742 (I think). I have no idea what is going to happen, what it will grow into. I’m intrigued…

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REM = Junior Golf Tournaments

Chapter 2 of “Music and Bands that Remid Me of Friends”.  Mike Farber, I think of you every time I hear an REM song, especially anything off  the first 3 albums. Thank you for your friendship over all these years.  Fun fact – Woodmont Country Club is a client of mine! I vividly recall our…

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