Monday, May 22, 2017

Three Rules of Golf Etiquette

A professional real estate developer who draws on over 25 years of experience, Allen W. Warren leads New Faze Development as the company’s founder, president, and chief executive officer. In his spare time, Allen W. Warren enjoys the outdoors and is a golf enthusiast. The following are some basic rules of golfing etiquette for those who aren’t familiar with them:

1. Keep your temper – Golf is often a frustrating game but your anger should not boil over onto the course. Avoid snap reactions to poor play, such as screaming and shouting or throwing your club, as this makes fellow players uncomfortable and may place them in danger.

2. Show up early – Arrive with about 30 minutes of spare time prior to teeing off, as this gives your starter time to prepare you for the course. Showing up at the last minute often delays the course’s tee sheet, meaning other players have to wait longer to get started.

3. Rake bunkers – Each time you play a bunker shot, take some time to rake the bunker to smooth it over for later players. Nobody wants their ball to land in a sandpit created due to a previous players efforts to escape the bunker.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A Strong Defensive Stance in Basketball

Allen W. Warren, president and founder of New Faze Development, a real estate development firm in Sacramento, California, has built a highly active personal life. An enthusiastic hiker and camper, Allen W. Warren also enjoys playing basketball.

A strong defense plays a key role in a basketball team's success, and each player's stance is essential in the overall effectiveness of team defense. A good defensive stance allows each player to respond to the offensive player's actions, both from a locomotion standpoint and in terms of keeping the upper body available.

This kind of stability requires the player to bend the knees and keep the center of gravity close to the ground. Feet should be pointed forward and slightly farther apart than the width of the knees. Weight should be on the balls of the feet and the body should be low enough that the player can touch the ground with the fingers if necessary.

Such a balance enables the athlete to change direction and move more quickly as compared to a straight-kneed posture. The player can further increase defensive speed by sliding the feet laterally rather than employing crossing footwork.

Meanwhile, the upper body features a flat back from shoulders to hips. Chest should be up and the torso leans slightly forward, provided that the weight remains balanced. The arms should be above the waist and available, preferably with palms facing up. This gives the hands as much command over the ball as the feet have over the moving body, creating a completely ready defensive posture.