Doral’s Blue Monster Home Of The WGC-Cadillac Championship

Eric von Hofen and 18 green on the Blue Monster
The World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship features an elite field comprised of the top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking, top 30 from the previous year’s FedExCup points list, top 10 from the current FedExCup points list, top 20 from the previous year’s European Tour Race to Dubai, top 10 from the current European Tour Race to Dubai, and the top two players from the previous year’s Order of Merit on the Japan Golf Tour, Australasian Tour, Sunshine Tour and Asian Tour. Ernie Els is the defending champion. The WGC-Cadillac Championship will be played on March 7–13, 2011

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Turfunderground at Torrey Pines

Eric von Hofen at Torrey Pines
Eric von Hofen stopping by Torrey Pines just outside San Diego.

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The El Camaleon Golf Club at Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico

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Eric on a site visit with his brother, Superintendent Kurt von Hofen at his Greg Norman designed El Camaleon Golf Club at Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

This one of a kind course will host the PGA TOUR’S Mayakoba Golf Classic, the only PGA TOUR event outside of the United States, February 23-27, 2011. Make your travel plans now so you can get out of the cold weather and enjoy the Cancun area this winter.

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Welcome to TurfUnderground.com & a tour of St. Andrews

Turfunderground.com founder Eric J. von Hofen teeing off on the 18th hole of Old Course St. Andrews in Scotland. The Old Course has records that show that the course has been is existence since 1400 AD. The course has withstood the test of time and today still is a true test of golf. The course has been sharing ground with the home of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club since 1754. In the summer of 2010 the Old Course hosted the British Open for the 28th time.
Louis Oosthuizen, from South Africa, was the Open Winner. Check out the video of us playing the Old Course.

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The Plantation Course at Kapalua in Maui, Hawaii

Eric J. von Hofen surveying the land of the Plantation Course at Kapalua in Maui, Hawaii. The Ritz-Carlton is located near the course and is absolutely a wonderful place to stay. The Course will host the PGA TOUR’S SBS Championship January 2-9, 2011

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El Camaleon Golf Club at Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Eric on a site visit with his brother, Superintendent Kurt von Hofen at his Greg Norman designed El Camaleon Golf Club at Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

This one of a kind course will host the PGA TOUR’S Mayakoba Golf Classic, the only PGA TOUR event outside of the United States, February 23-27, 2011. Make your travel plans now so you can get out of the cold weather and enjoy the Cancun area.

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Believing is Achieving

How would you feel about the proposition that you can achieve anything – absolutely anything – in which you can believe? Well, whether you realize it or not, that’s what you’re actually doing at the moment – you’re living the life that you believe you can live. Years of research in various fields of psychology lead to the inexorable conclusion that normal people perceive only what they expect to perceive and experience only what they expect to experience. This psychological fact present us with a major stumbling block because, unfortunately, as a result of our socialization into a normal world and upbringing by normal parents, we have normal expectations and these normal expectations are way short of where we could set our sights. In other words, at this very moment in time, you are living down to your expectations – and you’re not even aware of it.

Psychology also explains that our lives are created by our subconscious mind’s view of the world. We learn our perceptions of how the world works, who we are, what we’re capable and incapable of, our strengths and weaknesses, in short, our own self image during our formative years. These perceptions, which over time gradually become deeply held beliefs, are stored in the deep recesses of our subconscious mind and, in later life, when faced with a situation in which we have to take action, our actions will be dictated not be what is actually happening but by what we perceive is happening based on those subconscious beliefs. In this way, we constantly replay the repetitive behaviors that we learned during our formative years and stop ourselves in our tracks. Worse that that, we are unable to spot opportunity when it stares them us the face, because it’s not something that we are expecting and, therefore, we are simply unable to see it.

The result of all this is that our subconscious perceptions, learned during our childhood, are our beliefs. These drive our expectations and our behavior and, in this way, our beliefs create our lives. Or, put another way, we achieve what we believe. The obvious corollary of this is that, if we change our beliefs, we will live a completely different life.

Effectively, you have to give yourself new beliefs – these new beliefs should, quite obviously, focus on the things that you really, really want out of life – not the mundane in which you currently believe by default. You have to be able to make a big enough impression on your subconscious mind to enable it focus on what you want to achieve to the extent that it believes that it is part and parcel of who you are and what you’re capable of. If you can make that impression on your subconscious mind, it will simply see the life that you really want and the things that you really want to achieve as the logical step up from your current life.

So, what does it take to believe? Believing is not wishing hoping and wanting – these aspirations mean absolutely nothing to a subconscious mind that is driven by its inner programming. Rather, believing is seeing, feeling, hearing smelling and tasting. Yes, that’s right – your five senses, which are your sole interface with the world, are the mechanisms by which the subconscious mind creates your life. They are the very ingredients that you used to form your views of how the world works, life in general and your own self-image, during your formative years. As adults, we pay little or no attention to our five senses, preferring to use what we learned during our childhood to make sense of today – and, in the process, make a complete nonsense of it!

To change your life, you really only have to take some simple steps to provide your subconscious mind with a new belief system. To do this, you’ve got to explain to your subconscious mind what it would be like to achieve your goal. You’ve got to explain to it what It is like to see, feel, hear, smell and taste the life that you really want – as if you already have it. Nothing could be simpler, nothing could be more powerful. You’ve got to immerse yourself in your desired outcome, imagining that you have arrived at that outcome already. But the subconscious mind – as distinct from your conscious, thinking mind – has to take it on board, it has to be deeply impressed and excited by your desired outcome. You can make the necessary impression on your subconscious mind by handwriting the experience of the outcome, as if you’re there already, using all five senses, writing only in the present tense – because you’re already there! The hand-eye coordination that handwriting requires captures an abnormal amount of your subconscious attention – you become ‘young and impressionable’ when you hand write.

But, something this powerful comes with a very large Government Health Warning! You need to be careful what you wish for, because a focused subconscious will effortlessly set about its task of bringing about what it believes to be the life that you live – after all, that’s what its’ doing already.

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3 Keys To Taking Control Of Your Finances

The secrets to financial success are finally at your fingertips! No longer will you have to wonder about how other people do it. No longer will you have to deal with financial failure time and time again.

Read this article and find out the keys to financial success!

Secret to Financial Success # 1: Make Sound Decisions.

Hasty decision making rarely ever does anybody any good. It robs you of the ability to look at a situation sensibly.

If a genie were to suddenly appear before you offering three wishes but under a time limit, you would probably end up wishing for something that will only make you happy short-term, like a million dollars perhaps.

But if you had all the time in the world to think of what to wish for, you would be able to ask for something that could sustain you for a lifetime.

Secret to Financial Success # 2: Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket.

One of the keys to financial success is to invest wisely. There have been far too many stories of people putting their savings or their retirement money on the line for a chance to win big in the stock exchange market, or in a business that promises huge returns.

It’s a fact that nothing in this life is certain. A good hunch is still a hunch. I’m not discouraging you from following your instinct. But make sure you dip your feet into the pool first instead of jumping right in.

Secret to Financial Success # 3: Manage Debts Properly.

Debts can very easily pull you down if you are not careful with your planning and decisions. But not all debts are bad.

In fact, credit card debts can be a good thing because you can pay for things without having to shed money immediately, and instead have that money earning interest in the bank for the time being. Plus you get to earn some points! Just remember to pay them when they’re due.

These secrets to financial success have been used time and time again by individuals who want to expand their wealth. You don’t necessarily have to have a lot of money to begin with in order for you to win it big in life.

You only need to use your common sense. Don’t decide on anything without even doing proper research. Don’t bet all your money on one horse and manage your debts properly.

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How to maintain a car for life

No vehicle can ever be immune from the need for car repair. At various periods of a vehicle’s service life it will invariably need auto AC repair, brakes repair, transmission repair and engine repair. Adding up all those car repair needs can bring you to quite a huge sum. In this time of financial crisis, all vehicle owners would appreciate any possible way of lessening the need for, or frequency of, car repairs. The implementation of proper automotive diagnostic and maintenance procedures at the right schedules would be one effective way to achieve this. Vehicle owners can save even more if they can do some of these procedures on their own rather than always paying an auto service mechanic for even the simplest task. This does not mean discarding one’s trusted auto service mechanic, though, because he will still be very much needed for the more complicated automotive diagnostic and maintenance procedures and, of course, for car repair. Following are some steps to remember on automotive diagnostic and maintenance procedures and car repair.

Foremost on the list is learning what is written in the vehicle’s owner’s manual. The vehicle owner should know the contents of this document from cover to cover. Of course, it does not have to be memorized. It should, however, be kept in a safe place that is easily accessible. This is important because the owner’s manual contains all of the necessary automotive maintenance procedures for the vehicle based on its manufacturer’s recommendations, as well as the schedule of frequency for such procedures. This has to be complied with to the letter.

The vehicle owner is the best person to do certain automotive diagnostic procedures because he or she knows how the vehicle performs in normal circumstances. He or she will therefore be the first to notice even the slightest change in the vehicle’s behavior, including handling, acceleration, deceleration, steering and braking.

The vehicle owner should take gauge readings daily in order to track changes in fluid levels and gas mileage. He or she can then spot abnormal spikes in usage or depletion. Regular inspection of the vehicle’s tires, hoses and belts should be done to monitor wear and tear and damage.

Any strange noise, weird odor, leaks or vibration of the vehicle should be seen as signals of trouble. In fact, certain signs mean there is an emergency that should immediately be attended to. Smoke is one of these signs. Upon seeing smoke from the vehicle, it should promptly be pulled over and it should not be restarted before it is seen to by an auto service mechanic.

All of the vehicle owner’s findings should be documented in a logbook every day. This will ensure that nothing is forgotten and everything is reported accurately. The logbook should be submitted to the auto service mechanic periodically. If there are signs of an emergency, the logbook should also be submitted immediately. It will be used as an important reference as the auto service mechanic makes a diagnosis.

Ask for an official written copy of the mechanic’s diagnosis and repair recommendations from the auto service shop. Also ask the auto service shop to provide an official written quotation with details of the services to be done, parts that need replacement and the time schedule for the job.

A vehicle owner who faithfully complies with all the recommended automotive diagnostic and maintenance procedures and schedules based on the manufacturer’s instructions will surely be rewarded with much less need for car repair. This means less frequent auto AC repair, brakes repair, transmission repair and engine repair from the auto service shop, resulting in overall cost cutting and savings.

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What To Know When Buying Cars

If you are also intending to buy a new car for yourself, but are confused regarding the selection of car dealer and the model, then internet can prove to be quite helpful for you. Apart from providing you latest information about the all new cars in the market, internet can also help you ascertain the credibility of the dealer. Even if you are looking for used cars for sale, then also you will find several options with online car sales dealers.

However, it is advisable to perform thorough research on the internet regarding the authenticity of the dealer, and the prices of the car of your choice on different websites. But you should beware of fraud car dealers who might try to lure you with extra low prices. You need to keep your eyes open for all specific details regarding the car, and use your mind to not fall prey to false claims and inconceivable high discounts. Be realistic and judge the value of the car, as no one will give you anything for free and incur large losses. If some one is providing you extremely low prices then there will be a hidden catch that you need to figure out.

At the same time, make sure that you know each and every detail about the car that you intend to purchase, like exterior, interior, features, specifications, pricing, accessories provided with the vehicle by the manufacturer. For example, if you are looking forward to own one of the latest models from Subaru cars, then you need to know about all the furnishings, services and accessories that are provided with a new car by other manufacturers, like cushions, woofer system and others.

One more benefit of doing extensive research is that you will have a better chance at bargaining if you know what other dealers are offering before hand and you can choose the most beneficial alternative for your self. If you are tight on budget as well as time, then it is recommended that you opt for online car sales dealers. Moreover, if you are on a lookout for great deals and wide variety then consider dealing with Australian online car sales companies, as this country is considered as the epicenter of the entire online car sales business. You will find numerous big and small online dealers for car sales Melbourne, Adelaide, Victoria, Sydney, and other parts of the country that offers exciting deals on new as well as used cars for sale all over the world.

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