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Hybrid golf bag

Hybrid Golf Bag

As you are looking to purchase a new golf bag this year, you will want to investigate the hybrid golf bag. A hybrid golf bag is very versatile in that you can use it as a carry bag or a golf cart bag. These golf bags come in every color of the rainbow and can make you look great on the golf course even if you do not play great.

The hybrid golf bag is made light enough that you can use it as a golf carry bag. Some of these bags even come with legs which will allow you to use it as a stand bag as well. Not only does it create less wear and tear on your bag, it also creates less wear and tear on your body form bending it over and picking it up after every single shot.

Many golfers think a hybrid golf bag is too small to use on a golf push cart or a riding golf cart and this is simply not true. These bag are big enough, very durable and can easily be strapped to either and you are ready to play golf. Just make sure that the strap runs through the handle on the bag before securing it and you will not have any problems at all.

Like most golf bags, most hybrid golf bags have an organizer on the top of the bag which allows you to keep your clubs in order while you play. This allows you to find them quicker once you have determined which one that you will need for the next shot. You can also find bags that will have full-length dividers. The full-length dividers help keep your clubs separate as they are in the bag to make them easier to pull out as well as lessen the chance of any damage to the grip and the shaft of the club.

Just because you are contemplating a hybrid golf bag do not think that you will need to sacrifice the number of pockets or storage space that these bags offer. If you have played golf at all, you know that there is no thing as too many pockets. Manufacturers have started to get very creative and as a result you can have a water bottle pocket built right into your golf bag. These pockets are made of newer materials that will help keep your drink cool.

The apparel pocket of a golf bag is the long pocket down the side of the bag. This is one way to personalize your golf bag. Many times this pocket will be logoed with a name of a country club or sports team. Typically in this pocket is where you would store the rain hood for the bag as well as the rain suit for self. With the length of this pocket, it is also very easy to store new gloves in this compartment as well.

Another way to create a personalized golf bag is to have your name place on the ball pocket. In many current bags, this pocket is found on the backside of the bag and has room for multiple golf balls, tees, your favorite divot repair tool etc.

Upon further investigation, you will find that the hybrid golf bag is very versatile and can fit many of your needs whether you are looking for a carry bag or a golf cart bag.

How the ceo as chief strategist

How The CEO as Chief Strategist!

Senior executives are usually senior executives because they have been promoted over the years as recognition of their performance…their operational performance. In addition, most succession planning looks at developing individuals that are exceptional operational thinkers, not strategic thinkers.

Once at the VP level or higher, these employees must affect more change and more influence on the organization to merit their compensation and responsibilities. Organizations cannot afford to pay executive compensation to great operational managers. Senior leaders must drive the future direction of their firms to survive, compete, and reach ever-higher levels of performance. In particular, CEO’s should be the embodiment of their organization’s vision and strategic direction. The only way to do so is by operating on a more strategic basis.

Two key ingredients are essential to elevate senior leaders to this more strategic level: better strategic skills, and a greater investment of time. In addition to a myriad of leadership and communication skills, CEO’s and other senior leaders must explicitly build the skills necessary to be better planners. These are tough skills to develop, and although there may be some place for limited formal training, job related experiential training is the most effective way to pick up this important skill set.

So how much time is enough? CEO’s should dedicate 60%-80% of their time to planning and strategy. Divisional level VP’s should dedicate 50%-75%. This includes any activities that will better position the company for the future, as opposed to operational activities that focus on the past, and just getting through the rest of the week.

Senior executives are usually senior executives because they have been promoted over the years as recognition of their performance…their operational performance. In addition, most succession planning looks at developing individuals that are exceptional operational thinkers, not strategic thinkers.

Once at the VP level or higher, these employees must affect more change and more influence on the organization to merit their compensation and responsibilities. Organizations cannot afford to pay executive compensation to great operational managers. Senior leaders must drive the future direction of their firms to survive, compete, and reach ever-higher levels of performance. In particular, CEO’s should be the embodiment of their organization’s vision and strategic direction. The only way to do so is by operating on a more strategic basis.

Two key ingredients are essential to elevate senior leaders to this more strategic level: better strategic skills, and a greater investment of time. In addition to a myriad of leadership and communication skills, CEO’s and other senior leaders must explicitly build the skills necessary to be better planners. These are tough skills to develop, and although there may be some place for limited formal training, job related experiential training is the most effective way to pick up this important skill set.

So how much time is enough? CEO’s should dedicate 60%-80% of their time to planning and strategy. Divisional level VP’s should dedicate 50%-75%. This includes any activities that will better position the company for the future, as opposed to operational activities that focus on the past, and just getting through the rest of the week.

How to choose van insurance

How to choose Van Insurance?

For businesses of all sizes, vans are essential.  They can be purchased in all sorts of shapes and sizes to meet differing needs, and are a widely used “beast of burden” in modern times.  Whether a company has a whole fleet, or just the one van, it is vital that the owner chooses appropriate van insurance.   Many different factors will need to be taken into consideration, for example whether the van will be used for solely private use, or just for business, or for a combination of the two.  Even if a van is used for business very rarely, you will need commercial motor insurance.

In the United Kingdom vehicle insurance is compulsory, driving without relevant insurance cover is an offence.  Due to the current financial climate, commonly referred to as the “Credit Crunch”, many insurance companies have very competitive rates and offer good deals.  When purchasing van insurance it is important to understand which cover is best suited to you.  Generally speaking it is wise to get the best cover you can afford, for added peace of mind.  Take into account how much excess applies to the policy – a high excess may make a year’s cover cheaper, but decide whether you could provide the excess payment if necessary.
There are three major kinds of motor insurance that apply to vans – these are – Third Party, Third Party Fire and Theft, and Comprehensive.  Third Party will cover damage to a third party, and death or injury of another party involved.  Third Party, Fire and Theft is quite self explanatory, in addition to covering third parties, it will insure you against fire, or theft of your vehicle.    Comprehensive is the most expensive out of these three groups, but also provides the best protection.  It includes all outlined for Third Party Fire and Theft, but any damage to your van will be covered, whether an accident is your fault or not.  Some insurers also include breakdown cover, courtesy vans and windscreen repair or replacement.  Always find out exactly what your policy will include before making a final decision.
It may be necessary to purchase separate breakdown cover if not included.  In addition to basic covers, van users may choose to have additional insurance for tools and for goods in transit, as these can be worth a very large amount of money, they need to be a consideration due to the possibility of theft or damage.
When searching the internet the volume and variety of insurers can seem very daunting.  Comparison sites and direct insurers both give good reasons to approach them.  If anything online seems unclear or you need assistance, calling a company who can talk you through policies can be of use.  Another way to ensure you are getting the cover you require is to use a broker, they should listen to your needs and be able to check the best cover with a range of insurers and let you make a more informed decision with their help.   
No matter how you choose to go about getting van insurance, remember it is compulsory, and the right level of cover can save you a large amount of hassle in the event of an incident.