SKLZ – Gold Flex 40 Golf Training System

The Gold Flex, now in a smaller size for ladies and juniors, is designed to improve your swing while providing a core muscle workout. The Gold Flex encourages a flatter swing plane and forces the downswing to be initiated by the lower body, both of which fight slices. SKLZ GoldFlex_hero2

View our details section below to determine which version of the Gold Flex is right for you.

  • Durable polyurethane head for frequent use
  • Shaft length helps flatten the swing plane
  • 40″ in length, 2.5 lb. head
  • Flexible fiberglass shaft teaches lag and helps eliminate early release/casting
  • Golf grip with guidelines for proper hand placement
  • Head weight improves kinetic sequencing in the swing
  • Strengthens core golf muscles
  • Great low-impact stretch for pre-round warm-up
  • Fits easily in golf bag and is legal to carry on course
  • PLEASE NOTE: This product cannot be re-gripped

Sizing Guide

Gold Flex Original Measures 48″ in length with a 2.5 lb. head Generally more appropriate for individuals 5’6″ or taller, but individuals under 5’6″ who are stronger, or more skilled/experienced will be able to utilize the Gold Flex Original without difficulty.

Gold Flex 40  Measures 40″ in length with a 2.5 lb. head Generally more appropriate for individuals under 5’6″, however, individuals under 5’6″ who are stronger, or more skilled/experienced will be able to use the longer Gold Flex without difficulty.

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The Initial-Eligibility Standards for NCAA Division I College-Bound Student-Athletes Are Changing

College-bound student-athletes first entering an NCAA Division I college or university on or after August 1, 2016, will need to meet new academic rules in order to receive athletics aid (scholarship), practice or compete during their first year.

What are the New Requirements?

Full Qualifier Academic Redshirt Nonqualifier
Complete 16 Core Courses: • 10 of the 16 core courses must be complete before 7th semester (senior year) of high school. •7 of the 10 core courses must be in English, Math, or Science. Complete 16 core courses. Does not meet requirements for Full Qualifier or Academic Redshirt status.
Minimum Core-Course GPA of 2.3 Minimum Core-Course GPA of 2.0
Meet the Competition sliding scale requirement of GPA and ACT/SAT score.* Meet the Academic Redshirt sliding scale requirement of GPA and ACT/SAT score.*
Graduate from high school. Graduate from high school.

*To view the Full Qualifier and Academic Redshirt sliding scales, please click here. **International prospective student-athletes who present international graduation credentials listed in the NCAA Guide to International Academic Standards for Athletics Eligibility will be exempt from meeting the seventh semester core course distribution requirements.

Full Qualifier: A college-bound student-athlete may receive athletics aid (scholarship), practice and compete in the first year of enrollment at the Division I college or university.

Academic Redshirt: A college-bound student-athlete may receive athletics aid (scholarship) in the first year of enrollment and may practice in the first regular academic term (semester or quarter) but may NOT compete in the first year of enrollment. After the first term is complete, the college-bound student-athlete must be academically successful at his/her college or university to continue to practice for the rest of the year.

Nonqualifier: A college-bound student-athlete cannot receive athletics aid (scholarship), cannot practice and cannot compete in the first year of enrollment.

Examples

Q: A college-bound student-athlete completes nine core courses prior to the seventh semester of high school. What is the college-bound student-athlete’s initial-eligibility status?

A: The college-bound student-athlete cannot be certified as a qualifier because only nine of the 10 required courses were completed before the seventh semester. He/she would be permitted to practice and receive aid (scholarship), provided he/she presents 16 core courses and meets the necessary core-course GPA and test score requirement at the time of graduation.

Q: A college-bound student-athlete completes 16 core courses in the required framework with a 2.500 core-course GPA and a 68 sum ACT. What is the college-bound student-athlete’s initial-eligibility status?

A: The college-bound student-athlete is an academic redshirt. Under the new competition scale, a 68 sum ACT score requires a 2.950 core-course GPA. See sliding scale, please click here.

Q: A college-bound student-athlete completes 15 core courses with a 2.500 core-course GPA and an 820 SAT score (critical reading and math). What is the college-bound student-athlete’s NCAA initial-eligibility status?

A: The college-bound student-athlete is a nonqualifier because only 15 core courses were completed, not the required 16 core courses.

International prospective student-athletes who present international graduation credentials listed in the NCAA Guide to International Academic Standards for Athletics Eligibility will be exempt from meeting the seventh semester core course distribution requirements.

For additional information on these requirements please visit: www.eligibilitycenter.org.

Source: NCAA.ORG

College Payment Plan Options – Tuition Management Systems

Tuition Management Systems is helping students and families afford education at colleges, universities and tuition-charging elementary and secondary schools nationally.Tuition Management Systems

Easy to use affordability solutions are combined with your school’s billing and payment process. Students and families simply select the options that best fit budgets and deliver the lowest cost. From pay-as-you-go plans to BorrowSmart® counseling, these solutions work for everyone. Advice is provided whenever needed.

Serving millions of students and families over twenty-five years, Tuition Management Systems, part of The First Marblehead Corporation (NYSE: FMD), is committed to helping people afford education.

Q: Why is using a Payment Plan a good decision?
A: A payment plan lets you spread out the balance due to your school in even monthly installments, instead of paying the full amount at the start of a school year or semester. The only cost to participate is a low one-time plan enrollment fee. Best of all, there is no approval required to use a payment plan — everyone qualifies!

Q: Why should I combine a loan and a payment plan?
A: Making a payment plan for the foundation of your education financing plan allows you to minimize borrowing expense and keep your savings working for you, while paying monthly amounts that are affordable. Still need to borrow? Then BorrowSmart! Consider a low-interest Federal or private loan. To learn more, click here or call 888-216-4269 to speak with an Education Payment Advisor.

Q: Do you have education loans available?
A: Low-interest Federal and private loans are available at many of our schools. You can even apply online for some of these products. To talk with one of our Education Payment Advisors, simply call 888-216-4269 at no cost and no obligation.

Source: Tuition Management Systems

Stanford’s Undergraduate Admission Process

Overview

As we review applications, several ideas guide our holistic evaluation including the central hallmarks of academic excellence, intellectual vitality and personal context.

Academic Excellencestanford university

The primary criterion for admission to Stanford is academic excellence. We look for your preparation and potential to succeed. We expect you to challenge yourself throughout high school and to do very well. The most important credential that enables us to evaluate your academic record is the high school transcript. Remember, however, that our evaluation of your application goes beyond any numerical formula. There is no minimum GPA or test score; nor is there any specific number of AP or honors courses you must have on your transcript that will secure your admission to Stanford.

Intellectual Vitality

We want to see your commitment, dedication and genuine interest in expanding your intellectual horizons; both in what you write about yourself and in what others write on your behalf. We want to see the kind of curiosity and enthusiasm that will allow you to spark a lively discussion in a freshman seminar and continue the conversation at a dinner table. We want to see the energy and depth of commitment you will bring to your endeavors, whether that means in a research lab, while being part of a community organization, during a performance or on an athletic field. We want to see the initiative with which you seek out opportunities that expand your perspective and that will allow you to participate in creating new knowledge.

Personal Context

Just as no two Stanford students are the same, no two Stanford applicants are identical. This means that as we review each application, we must pay careful attention to unique circumstances. We take into account family background, educational differences, employment and life experiences. By focusing on your achievements within context, we evaluate how you have excelled within your unique school environment and how you have taken advantage of what was available to you in your school and community.

It is important to know these variables are not listed in order of importance in our evaluation and selection process.  We review applications in an integrated format where no one portion can be considered without the other.

Source: Stanford.edu

SKLZ – Super Sandbag Heavy-Duty Training Bag

Develop total body strength, stability and endurance by training with the Super Sandbag. This versatile training tool allows you to execute countless training exercises, working your upper and lower body. Develop explosive power on-demand. The removable weight bags can be used as soft weights to increase the intensity of any drill or exercise.

The Tailgater Takes TV Outside – Disk Network

How it Works.

The Tailgater® Portable Satellite Antenna is like a TV valet – it brings you service when you need it. Connect the Tailgater® to a Tailgater Disk Networkscompatible DISH® receiver and start watching TV wherever you are – in the parking lot of the big game, on a camping trip, or picnicking by a stream. Enjoy the same English or DishLATINO programming packages you enjoy at home when you’re on the go – just add the Tailgater to your existing account. Some restrictions may apply.

$350.00 (Tailgater Antenna only) $499.00 (Tailgater System, includes receiver)

Setup.

The Tailgater® Portable HD TV System consists of a fully-automatic, portable satellite antenna and an HD solo receiver. It’s easy to set up and automatically finds the right satellite for your DISH signal. Portable and lightweight, it’s easy to carry from one outdoor activity to the next.

Note: The Tailgater® only works in the 48 contiguous United States.

Features.

  • Portable, compact & lightweight-10 lbs
  • Comes with built-in security bracket
  • Supports HD and SD programming
  • Displays: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i
  • Built with weather-resistant cover
  • Automatically finds satellite signal

Source: Dish Network