Riding The Range: Inside the World of Golf Tech Reps

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It’s summer, if you’re a golfer, you’re going to try to get in as many rounds as you can, maybe even during the week, not just on the weekend. Here’s an interesting story from our friends at Golf WRX that goes inside the ropes and into the reality of what a golf tech rep does. The sports industry has long employed a rep system for marketing their products and getting the word out. The tech rep has to be the expert on the product, who’s it for, what it does and why it’s right for the market/player/times…plus, knowing all the technology in the product and how to fit/use that technology for the benefit for the client. Golf tech reps are the guys and girls who show up at your local club or range on Demo Days to give golfers a chance to try a new brand or a new club. From a distance, all sports rep jobs look great: you do a sport you love, in the very best places, with the latest gear. But–as anyone with any job knows–it ain’t as easy as it looks. Well done piece by Ryan Barath for GolfWRX (if you’re into golf and not following them…you should).

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The Nightshift: 28 June 2017

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Good Morning, it’sWednesday, 28 June 2017 and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.

The United States Senate has decided to shelve their iteration of Trumpcare until after the 4th of July break. As more became known about the Trumpcare health bill–which was crafted in secrecy–more Republican Senators dropped their unconditional support, making the bill a non-starter for a vote. The non-vote was a setback for Senate leader Mitch McConnell.

An international cyberattack hit major institutions in Ukraine and then spread quickly throughout Europe and around the globe. Among the companies affect were shipping giant Maersk and pharmaceutical firm Merck. The cyberware stopped ATMs from operating and even invaded public utilities; the attackers demanded ransom for access to the affected computers and their data.

The University of Florida beat Louisiana State University 6-1 to win the College World Series. It’s Florida’s first baseball national championship.

Phil Jackson, the President of the New York Knicks, who won 11 NBA championships as a coach, is out. Jackson’s tenure in New York was controversial and ineffective.

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The Nightshift: 27 June 2017

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Good Morning, it’s Tuesday, 27 June 2017 and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.

The CBO score on the Republican health care bill noted that 22 million people would lose health care, with 15 million of that number coming next year…during an election year. Republicans are desperate to pass something, anything, on health care, but the Trumpcare bill appears to be D.O.A.

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to review Trump’s travel ban and to allow parts of the ban to take effect until they meet again in the fall. The current Supreme Court session is winding down.

Three key CNN journalists resigned after the network retracted a story critical of a Trump ally.

The Russian Ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak, who is the focus of the Trump/Russia meddling investigation, is leaving the United States. According to Russia, it’s part of a scheduled rotation for Kislyak who may be leaving just in the nick time. What a coincidence.

New Zealand won the 35th  America’s Cup, staged in Bermuda, by beating Oracle Team USA 7 to 1 in the first to seven championship series. The rules and the location for the next America’s Cup are now under control of the new Defender, New Zealand. Congratulations for Larry Ellison for his efforts to both defend the cup and to modernize and popularize it with a new format and new types of sailboats.

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Breaking News: New Zealand Wins America’s Cup

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It’s all over in Bermuda. Emirates Team New Zealand beat Oracle Team USA in the 35th America’s Cup sailing competition. The Kiwis won the seven race series, 7-1. Congratulations to both teams for the greatest show in sailing.

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The America’s Cup: Pre-Race Warmups Monday 26 June 2017

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Today could very well be the final day in the  35th running of the America’s Cup. All the information you need to enjoy today’s races (two scheduled, starting at 1:00 PM ET) ..as well as catch up with the event (to date) is below. For information on how to watch the races, click the first link in the ClickPak below.

Where to Watch Today’s America’s Cup Races  

The America’s Cup Course (source: America’s Cup Official Site)

Start with a visit to the Official America’s Cup Site. 

New Zealand Closes in on the Cup.  (source:New York Times)

Staying Aboard: The Hazards of Racing in the America’s Cup (souce: New York Times)

Team USA Wins One To Stay Alive in the Cup (source:New York Times)

A Young Skipper Closes In On Superstardom (source: The Royal Gazette)

 

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The Nightshift: 26 June 2017

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Good Morning, it’s Monday, 26 June 2017 and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.

Another ferry disaster. This one in Columbia where an overloaded ferry sank near the Colombian city of Medellen. One hundred and seventy people were onboard; nine are confirmed dead and 28 are missing.

The Republicans will be in full get-it-done mode this week as they try to jam through the Senate version of a new health care bill before the Fourth of July Holiday. The CBO scores are due this week; many in the Senate believe the bill is toxic for Republican lawmakers facing re-election.

Katherine Dettwyler, the University of Delaware adjunct college professor who said that Otto Warmbier “got what he deserved” has been fired. Warmbier was a college student on a trip to North Korea who was arrested for attempting to steal a poster and sentenced to 15 years hard labor by the North Koreans; he died last week after returning to the United States–in a coma–following months of captivity in North Korea.

Airbag manufacturer Takata, unable to overcome the cost and legal liability for faulty airbags in hundreds of thousands of cars, has filed for bankruptcy.

There is speculation that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who is 80 years old, might retire, giving the Trump administration the chance to nominate another Supreme Court justice.

New Zealand won both races in the America’s Cup championship series staged yesterday in Bermuda. The winner of the Cup is the first team to get to 7 points; with yesterday’s two wins, New Zealand now leads the United States by 6 to 1. The next races are scheduled for today.

And, finally, American golfer Jordan Spieth won the Traveler’s Championship PGA  tournament when he chipped in from the bunker on the first playoff hole. It was Spieth’s 10th victory in his first three years on tour.

 

 

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The Nightshift: 25 June 2017

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Good Morning, it’s Sunday, 25 June 2017 and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.

The London apartment tower fire that killed at least 79 people (the toll continues to rise) was so deadly in part because of flammable cladding material used on the exterior of the building.

The Republicans are counting votes and twisting arms to gather enough support to pass their highly revised version of Trumpcare. So far, it looks like an uphill battle as some Senators are very concerned that they and other Republicans will get wiped out in the 2018 elections when their constituencies sort out precisely what has been taken away from them.

A landslide in southwestern China has totally wiped out a village. Chinese authorities are looking for survivors.

In sports, LSU plays Florida in the finals of the NCAA baseball championship, as once again SEC teams dominate another sport. In golf, Jordan Spieth is the leader going into the final round of the Travelers Championship. Finally,  Oracle Team USA won a race against Emirates Team New Zealand in America’s cup racing yesterday. New Zealand leads the first-to-seven series by 4-1. The teams will race again today.

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The Nightshift: 24 June 2017

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Good Morning, it’s Saturday, 24 June 2017 and this is the Morning Edition of The Nightshift, the world’s overnight news feed.

The number of Senate Republicans who are not expected to vote for the long-awaited, crafted-in-secrecy health care bill is rising. This morning, five Senators were against the bill; it will only take two negatives to kill it. The political implications of the bill are very difficult for those who vote for it, according to analysts.

Naval authorities are trying to determine how an advanced, missile destroyer, the Fitzgerald, was hit in open seas by a huge cargo ship. The Fitzgerald’s radar and bridge personnel should have seen the cargo ship approaching and taken evasive action; there was no attempt to divert the Fitzgerald. Expect a long investigation and the end of several careers.

Four Arab nations are demanding that Qatar shut down Al Jazeera, the Arab international news service, and cease alleged funding of Islamic extremists. So far, Qatar is refusing to cooperate.

The Japanese electronics and computer chip giant Toshiba, already in trouble for accounting irregularities and bad financial performance, has said that it lost US$8.89 billion in the quarter ended March 2017. Toshiba’s most valuable asset, it’s computer chip manufacturing facilities (and intellectual property) are expected to be sold and will be rigorously pursued by other computer companies.

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Paris Air Show: F35 In-Flight Demo

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One of the stars of the Paris Air Show was the Lockheed-Martin F35 fighter, which this year showed off it’s impressive flight capabilities in a challenging air demo.

 

 

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Air Time

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The once-a-year Paris Air Show is going on now (it ends on Sunday, the 25th). To go with the other posts on the Paris Air Show, here’s a selection of photos of some of  the hardware on display and on sale.

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