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5 Steps for Organizing a Youth Golf Tournament

Planning safe exercise for kids becomes more challenging when it turns into sports.

And planning sporting tournaments, in particular, is a challenge.

But planning a youth golf tournament doesn’t have to be.

#1 Get Help

The first thing you want to do is ensure you aren’t going in this alone. You are going to need help.

Set up a committee. How you organize it will be up to you. But it might be a good idea to have a director, a location scout, and a recruiter. You could even get sponsors.

This will make the entire process a lot easier.

#2 Find Your Course

Clearly, you are going to need a golf course.

You’ll want to find and book the course as early as possible. The earlier you lock down the location, the easier your planning will be.

Also, depending on the location, things like food services will be easier to plan. Some courses will already have those available. That will save you money and give you something else to check off your list.

#3 Decide Themes and Trophies

It’s not written in stone that your tournament needs a theme. But it can be an added benefit to your efforts.

A theme can make the rest of your planning easier. This is because a theme automatically decides a lot for you. Are you needed t-shirts and posters? A theme makes designing them smoother and ensures they are consistent.

A theme can also help you pick a trophy that’s right for your tournament. A crystal gold ball trophy might match your theme nicely. Or ribbons might be how you need to go.

#4 Establish the Schedule

The day of your tournament is going to be a busy day. If you’re lucky, there will be a ton of participants and spectators. This also means there will be a lot of distractions.

Establishing the schedule ahead of time will give you peace of mind. It will show you where there will be gaps you have to account for. It will also show you where important things could overlap. And you don’t want anyone missing out.

You want the tournament to be as smooth as possible. An established schedule will do that. Now, you can focus on having fun with everyone else.

#5 Widen Your Budget

The budget for your tournament is one of the most must-dos you have. Getting sponsors will help. As will booking your course early.

But unexpected costs will come up. It’s not enough to just plan for the obvious.

You’re going to want to budget for that unexpected. But no matter how well you plan and schedule, you cannot predict everything.

If you budget for more than you think you need, you’re covered.

The Youth Golf Tournament Can Be Fun For All

A youth golf tournament is mostly for the youth, yes. But it’s for their parents too. Use this, and go plan that tournament of the year.

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The Top 10 players at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil!

32 nations will take 736 players to Brazil this summer to compete for the World Cup, arguably the most popular sporting spectacle next to the Olympics. Yet only one side can reign supreme and only a handful of players will set the imagination of fans alight.

Some players will be at their highest performance during the championship, and are all key figures when it comes to figuring out every country’s odds to win the  World Cup edition . Ronaldo will be one of the best players at the championship but there are several others battling him to be named the best player at the World Cup.

Here’s our run down of the top 10 players at the 2014 World Cup.

Messi playing soccer

10) Paul Pogba, France

Allowing Paul Pogba to leave Old Trafford could rank as one Sir Alex Ferguson’s biggest mistakes. Since swapping Manchester for Turin, Pogba has established himself as one of Europe’s most exciting young talents. Brazil is ready made for Pogba to explode onto the international scene.

9) Mario Gotze, Germany

Since moving to Bayern Munich from Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund last summer, Gotze has shown flashes of playmaking brilliance yet he’s not an automatic starter in Guardiola’s team of Bavarian superstars. However, he’s a key man if Germany hope to become the first European team to lift the World Cup on South American territory.

7) Sergio Aguero, Argentina

Despite injury blighting Aguero’s season, he’s still bagged 16 goals in 21 league games. His fitness has been pivotal to Manchester City’s challenge for the Premier League title. Aguero’s fitness will also be vital for Argentina at the World Cup. There are few better goal scorers in the world when Aguero is fit and firing.

6) Eden Hazard, Belgium

Hazard is perhaps the brightest star of Belgium’s current golden generation. The Chelsea winger has been mesmerizing defences in the Premier League this season and has all the ability to lead a Belgian charge in Brazil this summer.

5) Neymar, Brazil

Whilst  Neymar has so far failed to live up to his controversial £50m+ move to Barcelona last summer he’s still a world class player- just not on the same level of Messi or Ronaldo. The 22-year-old winger carries the hopes of the host nation on his shoulders. If he can play to the level he produced during last summer’s Confederations Cup, the pacey and skilful Neymar will cement his name in Brazilian and World Cup folklore.

4) Diego Costa, Spain   

Diego Costa has burst onto the scene this season. His plethora of goals has been the driving force behind Atletico Madrid’s challenge for the Champions League and La Liga titles. The powerful Brazilian born finisher will be representing Spain this summer and his clinical finishing coupled with Spain’s dynamic, creative midfield makes him a firm favourite to win the Golden Boot.

3) Luis Suarez, Uruguay

The Uruguayan has been in scintillating form this season. Liverpool’s talisman has netted 31 league goals this season and his stunning form has seen him talked about in the same breath as Ronaldo and Messi.

2) Leo Messi, Argentina

We’re blessed to live in an age where Messi and Ronaldo compete for the title of the best player in the world. Messi is one of the greatest players to ever play the game. Yet by the Argentine’s incredibly high standards he hasn’t had the best of seasons- this is despite contributing 41 goals to a rather lacklustre Barcelona side. He is, however, the jewel in Argentina’s crown and it’s highly conceivable that Messi will add ‘World Cup winner’ to his impressive CV this summer.

1) Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal

Where to begin with Cristiano Ronaldo? Not only is he the best player on the planet right now but he might also be the best player to ever play the game. He heads into the World Cup in tremendous form having scored 50 goals for Real Madrid this season. The stage is set for the Portuguese superstar to take this World Cup by storm.

Agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments section below.

GB at the Winter Games 2014!

england in the winter olympics

With the Winter Olympics 2014 still in full force, I just found this cool infographic that Crystal Ski had made showcasing Great Britain’s involvement in the Winter Olympics 2014 with some info about athletes, events, stats and more, check it out!

england in the winter olympics

5 Things Not to Miss at The Sochi Olympics

aerial of the Sochi Olympics

With the waiting finally over, the 2014 Sochi Olympics are finally underway in the heart of Russia.  Winter sports fans of all stripes are eagerly watching to see if their athletes can carry their nation to Olympic glory, while others scratch their head at the niche sports (like curling) that everybody seems to ignore … until the Games roll around, of course!

No matter your level of fervor, there are storylines that define the feel and compose of these events, and this version of the Winter Games, the 22nd Olympiad held during the winter months, is no different.  As you watch these events over the next two weeks, keep track of the following five stories to watch as they develop…

aerial of the Sochi Olympics

1) Team Russia: can they deliver the goods for their hometown fans?

As with all hosts of the games, the locals always pine for an optimal outcome for their “hometown” athletes at the Olympics.  With Team Canada breaking the record for the most gold won at the Winter Games with 14 in Vancouver back in 2010, what will Russia do? Run the table with the most medals overall?  Dominate the figure skating venues?  Crush their opponents in Men’s Hockey en route to its 8th gold medal?  Only time will tell.

2) Who will rule vice in the uber-competitive sport of Men’s Hockey?

Speaking of hockey, the Men’s variant of the game these days are hard to predict, as the top teams in the tournament tend to be very evenly matched, leading to a variety of results over the years.  Will Crosby and the gang win back-to-back golds for Canada?  Can Ovechkin lead the Russian squad into outscoring their competition enough to win it all? Can Ryan Miller shake off a suboptimal season on his NHL team to stonewall all comers, leading to a deep run for the Americans?

3) With Lindsay Vonn’s absence, who will rule the mountain in the Women’s Downhill?

In the days leading up to the Sochi games, it appeared that Lindsay Vonn would be able to strap on her racing skis for the USA in search of another finish atop the podium.  Alas, it will not happen this year, as she re-injured her knee in a training run in November. Top contenders for that crown now include Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany and Lara Gut of Switzerland.

4) Who will scoop up the medals in eight new events set to debut at Sochi?

Many Olympics garner attention for the new events that attain medal-granting status at their games, and Sochi is no exception. This year, snowboarding gains slopestyle and parallel slalom competitions, while skiing is also having a slopestyle event added this year, as well as joining boarders in the halfpipe.  After campaigning passionately for years, the women will finally be permitted to win medals in the ski-jumping competition, after 90 years of being shut out.  Other events that will grant medals for the first time include team figure skating, team luge, and a mixed biathlon relay race.

5) Can our Russian hosts overcome the multitude of controversies that have befallen them?

As far as recent Olympics go, it has certainly been one of the more controversial games in that time.  From corruption surrounding the bidding process, to shoddy construction of certain facilities, to the openly homophobic anti-gay laws passed in the country prior to the event, many people have sworn to boycott these games, or protest them in one manner or another. Even the weather has come under sharp focus, as snow had to be saved from the previous winter for this year’s event. Whether the hosts can smooth over the harsh reality of these debacles will be the true test of Sochi’s hospitality skills.