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01
January
2015

Getting It Done in the New Year

Make it a Goal, not a Resolution and you will succeed!

Happy New Year… I think!

Well here we are into yet another year. Apparently this one is numbered 2015 and follows the one that just flew by they called 2014. Will it be just like the ones before that? Will it fly by too? Did it zip by without accomplishing any of the things we really wanted to get done? How would we even know… if we didn’t set out to do anything? Or did we?

Aha… there’s the rub! Did we even set out to do anything? Did we set ourselves some goals. Were they actually attainable? Were they realistic? Did we let anyone know about them before we started them or did we just hope by not announcing them we would be able to lolling our way through another year without getting anything done? Did we write any of them down?

Categories: Coaching, Bowls

08
April
2013

You get what you get for a reason!

Boxes are for bowls and bags are for towels!

You get what you get for a reason.

Dunno if it's just me but I din't think so... Technology is a wonderful thing... but it has its limitations. There is no one form of media or social media that can do everything. Norm had a good point in TBiC when he thought his post had been deleted as some posts are in some FB Groups (not naming names)... but in fact his post had not been removed as Michael pointed out. The problem is in the interface. Different product needs different packaging. I don't sell bowls in plastic bags just like I don't sell towels in a box. The internet is no different.

IMO...

Categories: Just Stuff, Coaching, Curling, Bowls

06
October
2012

It's all about not giving up!

this is about not tossing in the towel...

yesterday I was playing a miserable round of golf on my home course... ended up shooting 45 on the front nine which is 9 over par for that nine... I then ran off 8 pars and a birdie on the back nine to shoot 32... first time I've gone one under all year on either of the nines... total score of 77 which is about average for me this year on that course...

it wasn't so much the 32 that got me excited cuz I never sank a first putt and there were at least 6 golden opportunities for birdies under 10'... it was the differential between the 45 and the 32 --- 13 shots for those a little slower at math this morning :) that got me going!... at the end of 9 holes i set myself a goal of trying to break 80 which would meant a 34 and still a noble thought considering how I was playing... I put away my driver and played the rest of the tee shots with my 3 wood... I chose locations for the landing of my shots instead of just flailing away... and I focussed on where my putts would be rolling (not entirely successful except there were no three putts!)

so... let's compare this to bowls and curling... 

Categories: Just Stuff, Coaching, Golf, Curling, Bowls

07
July
2012

Giving Back to Your Sport!

So what have you done lately?

Really! What have you done lately?

First of all let me express my sincere appreciation and congratulations to all the volunteers out there who put in countless hours to help their club or sport. You know that without you your club would never survive. And I know you must be checking your forehead for fever at times when you wonder if your efforts are worth it. Trust me, they are. I can only relate the incredivle experience this past two years at our own Curling Club where we essentially rose, homeless, out of the ashes to not only survive, but to almost double our membership to 380 members in just over a year! It could not have been done without the over 4000 volunteer hours put in by our club volunteers.

But not everyone helps... or knows where to go to offer their help.

Categories: Just Stuff, Coaching, Golf, Curling, Bowls

16
May
2012

Rolling out the new website!

It's about time!

It's true... it is about time I revised mvpsports.ca but business and a few other things just got in the way... in a nice way!

Our new site has gone interactive with not only a Product Gallery where registered members can comment on their favourite Taylor or Olson products, but also where they can contribute to our new Club MVP forum. It is hoped that we will all be positive in our comments and advice here as our main goal is to help with the growth of our sport, not only in Lawn Bowls but Curling and Golf as well. Hopefully we will realize that we can learn from other sports rather than be jealous of what they have done!

Categories: Just Stuff, Fitness, Coaching, Golf, Curling, Bowls

11
April
2012

Are You Ready for the Summer of 2012?

Calling all couch potatoes!

In Ontario it wasn't much of a winter. I think I only shovelled the drive 2 or 3 times... not that I'm complaining or anything! Usually we can count on this as one of our winter activities that will help keep us fit a summer bowls and golf.

I don't have a problem that way... I curl too, so quite frankly I don't miss the shovelling one little bit!

I do however like to stay in shape throughout the winter. Inasmuch as I like to watch sports, any sports, on TV and we go through our share of movies I know the importance of a regular daily workout, no matter how short or long in duration.

Categories: Fitness, Coaching, Golf, Bowls

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