Archive - January 14, 2010

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Sending $$ To Haiti
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Illegal Golf In The Age of Hickory

Sending $$ To Haiti

I got this list of relief organizations from M+R Strategic Services. They work to build nonprofits and corporations, and they are an organization I trust. They recommend these non-profits in Haiti. The president is Bill Wasserman. I don’t know him, but the co-founder is an RPCV. That’s good enough for me. Here is what Bill sent me today: The tremendous organizations we work with every day at M+R have responded swiftly to the crisis, and we are humbled by their efforts. Many have long experience in Haiti, where their aid workers and emergency response teams are already helping dig through rubble to find survivors, and providing clean water, urgent supplies and medical care for those who have lost everything but their lives. We hope that you will contribute to their efforts, giving as generously as you are able: UNICEF – UNICEF’s field staff is working around the clock to help . . .

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Illegal Golf In The Age of Hickory

If you follow golf at all you know about the new groove regulations coming into effect this year. The volume of grooves has been changed by the USGA, and the groove edge sharpness reduced for clubs with lofts greater than or equal to 25 degrees. These rule was made by the governing body of American golf (United States Golf Association) to reduce the spin on shots played from the rough by “highly skilled golfers” (well, that leaves me out of the mix) and the reason, according to the USGA, is to “increase the importance of driving accuracy.” The USGA also determined that “average golfers playing from the rough hit the green in regulation only 13 % of the time”  so our club requirements aren’t immediately subject to the new rule. We don’t have to go out an buy a new set of club. Also, there aren’t too many amateurs who can win a . . .

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