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Friday, July 29, 2005

Dellon?

You know how you can go to one of those sites and find the meaning of your name? Well.. my name is not that common.. and this is what I found about 4+ years ago on some site.

Dellon

Your first name of Dellon has given you an expressive diplomatic, and refined nature. Although you have a good appreciation of material values, business ability, and skill in organizing and managing others, your success is restricted by a lack of self-confidence and initiative. You have very expensive tastes, and your desires could well exceed your initiative in providing for them through your own efforts. Personal appearance is important to you. You are always well-groomed yourself, and you judge others by your own standard. You do not like to rough it or use much physical energy. Through your diplomatic ways you are able to call on the assistance of others to avoid such matters. You have good business judgment but lack the confidence to carry out your own ideas unless assisted by an associate. From a desire to eat too many rich foods, your health could suffer through kidney and generative troubles or any problems affecting the fluid functions of the body.

Posted at 6:45 PM by cun2
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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Aced my CIW Site Designer Certification babyyy...

Score: 92%

Section Breakdown:
Advanced Technology - 100%
Web Technology and Publishing - 95%
Design Concepts - 80%

I can't believe Design Concept is my weakest section. pfft.. the annoying thing is they don't tell you what you missed in the test.

Anyways.. I'm pretty happy with the test result. Another thing to put on my resume =)
Now I'm going to go home, hit some golf with my out of whack back, and hit the sack early. I'm pretty exhausted from staying up all night.


PS. Piggie got 93% on her exam today.. good job! =)

Posted at 5:28 PM by cun2
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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

ugghh... my back

It's been 4 days since the last time I went to the driving range to hit some golf and the pain in my back (upper left) is still bothering me. I'm not sure if my posture is out of wack or I'm hitting the ball with excessive power ... or... am I hitting leftie on golf? hehehe..

I went back to Golfsmith to seek some advice from the salesman that sold me the club set. He told me that I'm just using muscles that I've never used before and it's being stretched a bit. Oh I hope he's right.. he seemed clueless at times and so unmotivated on his job.

So I hit a couple of balls leftie.. and of course I couldn't hit the freakin ball 75% of the time. But hey, that's what happened when I first swinging golf with my right. Hitting the ball left-handed is just so much easier for me, and my posture is a lot more natural...

Oh well.. let see..

Posted at 11:30 PM by cun2
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Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Got Golf?

2 days ago, I got myself a brandnew iron set and a stand bag!!



That's a Lynx H3, with Hybrid 3 & 4 and a semi-hybrid 5.
At first I thought... hmm... should I buy a set? What if I hate the game? What if this, what if that... But what the heck, might as well get this than a $350 6800GT 256Mb Video Card. ehhehehe.

Now Lynx is a mid-range clubs but no one seemed to have heard of it. Pom (a friend of mine that knows golf) suggested Adams Golf for beginner set. Which is a good, lower-end brand according to the sales guy at Golfsmith. Lynx is an under rated set, made at the same place Titleist is made and the research and development is done by a team that designed Mizuno (if I didn't misheard him). Lynx was bought by Golfsmith and has been used by pros in a couple of tours.

All sales pitch aside, I tested the club along with some other clubs and liked it. The hybrids also helps with the low irons so you know.. at least it gives me confidence to hit the supposedly a more difficult irons.

Went home with the iron set, a stand bag, 1000 normal tees, 75 tall tees, and 3 gloves; 1 for me, 2 for piggie. Yup.. she says she wanted to try hitting some balls. She took a lesson when she was in college, yada yada doo.. we'll see about that. hehehe. And as you can see, I got all the tees I can get.. ehhehe.. beginner player.

Later on that night, I called up my golfing buddies (AG, Henry and Charlie) to hit some balls in UTD driving range. Too bad Charlie couldn't go.. ehhehe.. ... when Bea says no, it means no.. hehahhaha. I was excited to try my clubs and it was awesome. I'm gonna try to hit some more this weekend. I need to find out if I have to adjust the shaft height a little higher.

.. am I getting old? hmm.. HELL NO, I just like hitting balls. =)

Posted at 5:26 PM by cun2
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The Back Swing - It's not about your arms!

hmmm..... hmmmmm.... ok, got it! lol.

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Instead of thinking about my arms and swinging my club backwards, I try to think of my back swing as turning my back to the target. I'm not swinging the club up in the air, instead I'm just putting the club behind my back. I'm just winding that spring!

The back swing works from the top down. The back swing takeaway starts at the top with your arms and shoulder turn and works its way down to your hips and legs.

The back swing is all about coiling up your body and creating the muscle tension or torque needed to release a powerful downswing. More specifically, resistance is created between the greater turning of the upper body and shoulders and the lesser turning of the hips and lower body.

Now for my back swing rule number one. Don't get in a hurry! A hurried back swing doesn't make the downswing any faster. I think it may be just the opposite. You've got to remember that somewhere at the top of that back swing, you've got to change and go the exact opposite direction.

The speed of your back swing should be at a steady tempo, not real fast or real slow. The tendency is to go too fast. Any time my golf swing begins to break down, my first correction is usually to slow down my back swing.


Source:
http://www.1st-beginners-golf-swing-tips.com/html/back-swing.html

Posted at 4:08 PM by cun2
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