Saturday, July 4, 2009


Callaway Big Bertha 08 Individual Iron (5-Iron)

I was struggling with shots that would land in the woods or out-of-bounds, most of the time. I knew there was something wrong with my stance and the swing I produced. My coach gave his golden tips about the stance and my shots improved a little bit. Then he pointed out that if I change my set or a few clubs in my set, my shots could become more accurate. I just mentioned it to my husband, who then decided to buy Big Bertha 08 irons for me.

The irons not only improved my distance, I was missing less number of shots. I was able to chip the ball accurately! The Callaway engineers have done some fantastic job in designing this set of irons. It is a bore-through design that enhances the control of the club. Basically, this design allows maximum impact of the center of the clubface with the ball. With this kind of impact the ball will never lose its target if you know how much to swing!

Thanks to this technology, which my husband really researched about, I am able to get accuracy in almost all my games and I am looking at a lower handicap now. The larger hitting area coupled with a constant width sole for maximum forgiveness, is the secret of my improved game.

So, if you want to improve that lousy golfing day, just go for this set. It is value for money.

If only I get that elusive diamond pendant now!!

Installing drip irrigation system for your vegetable garden

Do you want to make gardening easier and have improved plants? Then install a drip irrigation system. Originally developed by Simcha Blass, in Israel, this technology was used to irrigate the vast desert lands for effective farming. The drip irrigation systems spread out the water supply enabling more water to reach to the roots of the plants. This system is 90% more efficient than the sprinkler systems whose efficiency lies at a mere 50%-60%.

Types of irrigation systems

Compliance of drip irrigation system

Enhanced water absorption by the plant roots

The water supplied by a proper drip irrigation system, is maintained at a low flow. This ensures that a correct volume of water runs in the rows of the plants and garden. The system works very well with the vegetable gardens where optimal water flow and optimal air conditions are essential components in the development of healthy plants. The controlled flow of water prevents erosion to a great extent thereby automatically controlling the exposure of roots to the air. Moreover since the water is running slowly, the air does not get displaced, keeping the balance of air and water intact, in soil.

Efficient in watering hilly areas

Gardener’s best friend

The drip irrigation system is the gardener’s best friend because the water flow is guided and doesn’t spray as it does in case of water sprinklers. The concrete areas in the garden do not get water. This helps in prevention of growth of green algae on the driveways and walkways. The green algae are very slippery and can cause accidents.

Some drawbacks of drip irrigation systems



Heat Stroke

Every year numerous cases of heat stroke are reported across the globe. Heat stroke is caused due to hyperthermia or excessive heating of body. The body temperature rise to an abnormally high level and is accompanied by physical and neurological symptoms. Each individual will have different symptoms of heat stroke. The physical symptoms include body ache, head ache, nausea, exhaustion and giddiness. The neurological symptoms include confusion, hallucination and sometimes a bizarre conduct. People, who are dehydrated, and who are exposed to sun for a prolonged period of time, can develop heat stroke. Athletes, travelers, elderly people and children are the most common victims of this condition. If not taken seriously, heat stroke may prove to be fatal.

Heat stroke not only affects Homo sapiens, it affects animals too. As a matter of fact, the animal can be in a near death condition, within a span of ten minutes. At times, the pet owners leave their pets in the vehicles, just to return in a minute or two. But this short while can make your pet salivate or pant excessively, even leading to a collapse. Don’t let this happen to your pet. On a sunny day if you park your car out under sun, the inside temperature of the car can climb up to 120 degrees F within 30 minutes! This high heat can influence the normal body functioning of the pets leading to intravascular clotting, hemorrhaging, cerebral edema and kidney failure.

It is best to prevent yourself from such a situation. Replenish your body by having lots of fluids if you are on a workout regime or traveling in a hot and humid weather. Wear hats and loose clothes. Take rest at short intervals.
Never leave your pets unattended in the car. Ensure that you are carrying enough water for them while taking them out in sun.