Friday, January 28, 2011

Another Sweepstakes!

Here’s how I see myself this spring: living it up in a Gulf-front condo and playing golf at some of my favorite golf courses in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach while sporting some new fancy shirts, new shorts, new Air Zoom shoes, a new set of clubs and a new bag.

No, I’m not going on a shopping spree. I’m planning—or hoping—to win the latest Gulf Shores Golf Association sweepstakes. All you have to do to enter is book a golf vacation (minimum two-night stay) for sometime between March 1st and May 8th, 2011. The golf package must be booked no later than February 28th. The winner will be randomly selected on March 4th.

In addition to the items listed above, the winner also gets a hat, belt, glove, two pairs of socks, and a dozen Nike Tour One balls. The new set of clubs includes one VR Tour Driver, one VR Fairway Wood, one VR Hybrid, one set of eight VR Pro Cavity Steel Shaft Irons, two VR-V Rev Wedges, and one Method Putter.

More information is available on the GSGA website.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Physical Activity

One main reason I enjoy golf is I love being outside. I would much rather sit staring at the sky from my back porch than sit staring at the television in my living room. And more than either of these, I would prefer to be doing something active while outside (although staring at the sky is often a relaxing alternative).

This is what makes the Alabama Gulf Coast ideal for people like myself. Not only is the golf excellent—you can hardly beat nine scenic, challenging signature golf courses—but the opportunities for outdoor activities abound. Swimming in the Gulf, walking the beach, and hiking/biking a nature trail supplement a golf vacation nicely. Fishing is another popular option that also works well during a group golf trip—hit the greens one day and fish the Gulf the next.

I also enjoy staying at a condo or hotel with amenities like pools and tennis courts, and there are plenty of these types of accommodations in the area. Visit the Gulf Shores Golf Association website to learn more about area lodging options.