President BHO has recently appointed a Golf Czar and major rule changes in the game of golf will become effective in November 2010. This is only a preview as the complete rule book (expect 2000 pages) is being rewritten as we speak. Here are a few of the changes.

Golfers with handicaps:
– below 10 will have their green fees increased by 35%.
– between 11 and 18 will see no increase in green fees.
– above 18 will get a $20 check each time they play.

The term “gimme” will be changed to “entitlement”and will be used as follows:
-handicaps below 10, no entitlements.
-handicaps from 11 to 17, entitlements for putter length putts.
-handicaps above 18, if your ball is on green, no need to putt, just pick it up.

These entitlements are intended to bring about fairness and, most importantly, equality in scoring. In addition, a Player will be limited to a maximum of one birdie or six pars in any given 18-hole round. Any excess must be given to those fellow players who have not yet scored a birdie or par. Only after all players have received a birdie or par from the player actually making the birdie or par, can that player begin to count his pars and birdies again. The current USGA handicap system will be used for the above purposes, but the term ‘net score’ will be available only for scoring those players with handicaps of 18 and above.

This is intended to ‘redistribute’ the success of winning by making sure that in every competition, the above 18 handicap players will post only ‘net score’ against every other player’s gross score. These new Rules are intended to CHANGE the game of golf.

Golf must be about Fairness. It should have nothing to do with ability, hard work, practice, and responsibility. This is the “Right thing to do”.

Evie just loves her gymnastics. So much so it’s hard for her to walk across an open floor without doing a cartwheel (Oh to have the energy of an eight year old)!  Today was the Little Gym’s 2010 Fall Festival.  As part of the event Evie and her fellow Jets (the display team) demonstrated their skills.  you can see the video of Evie below.  Look out for a guest appearance by Pippa close to the end!

We took this while in the UK this summer.  Evie was amazed that Grandma had never learnt how to be a cheerleader.  She decided to show Grandma what she’d been missing and coaxed her into taking her first cheerleading lesson.  Stephanie and Pippa come along for the ride.  I thought Grandma did remarkably well at following along – see what you think

How will the Euro collapse? Take a look at these possible outcomes and decide for yourself which one is the most likely.

Evie has been trying her hand at “Flag Football”.  For those uninitiated, this is a form of American football without the rough bits.  Which makes it ideal for kids.  Somewhat surprisingly girls and boys play this sport together.  Well tonight was their last match so I thought I’d take some snaps for the photo album.  Here’s a link to the pictures:

http://www.dropbox.com/gallery/112833/2/2010/05?h=c34077

You can download any you’d like to print out.

I’ve also make a short video – hope you enjoy it!

Champion Regards!

This is a must watch.  The principles in this cartoon haven’t changed.  Remember the context of what was happening at that time.  Over the pond in Europe, 1948 was the start of the post-war welfare states.  In many ways many of today’s problems can be traced back to these ponzi schemes (entitlement programs).

It’s starting to get *hot* in central Florida.  Pippa has just finished her swimming lessons and is enjoying her new aquatic skills.  In this clip she does her best to keep up with her older sister!

I’ve collected a selection of quotes that have inspired me:

http://www.stevemaughan.com/miscellaneous/inspirational-quotes/

..hopefully they’ll inspire *YOU*!

I’ve just posted a couple of reviews of two of my favorite Orlando eateries – 4Rivers Barbecue and Luigino’s – take a look and let me know what you think!