Monthly Archives: April 2015

Wide-open success with 4-on-4 hockey at Kansas City Ice Center

APRIL 2015 – There are two ways to define success in the world of sports business: participation and wins. Or maybe it’s wins and participation.

Either way, the folks at the Kansas City Ice Center can call the switch last spring to a four-on-four competition a success. After years of running a spring season of regular five-on-five leagues, the KCIC switched to a four-on-four competition and it paid off.

Golf’s Six Golden Rules

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APRIL 2015 – The endless pursuit of the golfing experience has probably caused more anguish and joy than any other sport in which we participate. Some golfers seek outer guidance for their experience and others blame forces outside of themselves. To those who consider golf as a spiritual journey, we offer up these six golden rules as a guide along your personal golfing path.

Unique golf tournaments scheduled for Winterstone Golf Course

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APRIL 2015 – It is a tradition unlike any other…at least in the Kansas City area.

The “Winterstone Masters” takes place on the Sunday morning of The Masters, and is part of a unique tournament schedule for the Winterstone Golf Course in Independence. It will be a two-man scramble on different courses, with the more famous one being in Augusta, Georgia.

“We think it enhances the viewership,” head club pro Kane Chapman said. “If you weren’t already involved, you will be.”

Heritage Park and Tomahawk Hills offer challenging holes, scenic courses

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APRIL 2015 – Johnson County is home to two of the area’s best public courses:  Heritage Park and Tomahawk Hills.

Heritage Park, which is along Lackman/Black Bob Road in Olathe, offers challenging links play and beautiful views.

U.S. Army World Class Athletes visit metro high schools

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APRIL 2015 – The United States Army has nearly 200 different jobs, many in career paths you might not ordinarily associate with military service. Sgt. Max Nowry of Illinois is in human resources.  Spc. Eric Nye of California drives a bulldozer as a Horizontal Construction Engineer. Two servicemen assigned to two typical jobs.

However, these two men are more often busy training to represent the Army on a wrestling mat.  Nowry and Nye are members of the World Class Athletes Program

Solutions for a better, more fluid golf swing

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APRIL 2015 – Although I played pro baseball for 16 seasons, including for the Kansas City Royals, my real love in high school and college was golf. I sometimes wonder what might have happened if my life had gravitated towards playing competitive golf instead of baseball.

I was drawn more to golf than baseball because it was more of an individual performance rather than a team performance. 

Stuck with your golf stretching routine?

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APRIL 2015 – Do you experience muscle tightness during golf?  Does it take you more than 15 minutes to warmup before play or do you tighten up on the back nine?  Has your game flat-lined despite working with your golf pro?  Many golfers struggle with the sensation of tightness despite their golf stretching routine.

Let me start by saying, not all tightness is created equal and this issue is quite complex. 

Out on a twig: Royals will win AL Central Division

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APRIL 2015 – Finally, five months after finishing 90-feet short the 2015 MLB season is upon us.

Of course I am referencing Alex Gordon standing on third base with two outs in the bottom of the ninth of World Series Game 7 in the Kansas City Royals’ 3-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants.

Billy Butler, James Shields, Nori Aoki and Aaron Crow are gone from that 2014 American League championship club.

New arrivals are Kendrys Morales, Edinson Volquez and Alex Rios. Most Royals fans have been eagerly waiting the upcoming season as if it was Christmas all over again

Golf injuries-performance, practice and professional care

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APRIL 2015 – The game of golf makes very real and specific demands on the body, requiring attention be paid to the physical demands.

Unfortunately, golf injuries and pain are often the catalysts for paying attention to the unique physical requirements of the game. Even before pain alerts the golfer to strain or injury, knowledge of the body’s movement and ongoing care can insure long-term participation, enjoyment of the game and optimal performance.

Chiefs fixing the ‘Cracks in the Foundation’ by adding Jeremy Maclin

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APRIL 2015 – The remake of the Chiefs is underway with trades, franchise tags and free-agent signings, and there’s one consistent theme—besides the required, “he’s a great player, but he’s a better person

Free agents think it’s a great opportunity to play for coach Andy Reid.

“I’m very excited to be here,” said wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, the biggest splash among the Chiefs free-agent signings.