How to Take Care of Golf Equipment

After buying golf equipment(s) the next thing you need to think about is how to take care of them. There are different gold equipments, therefore there are also different ways of taking care of them. Let’s take a look at each one of them and find out how to take care of them.

Golf Clubs

golf clubsOne of the basic equipments a golf player needs is the golf club. However, some individuals fail to take care of their golf equipment properly causing them to spend more. In fact, some people say if they want their golf clubs to take care of them, they need to take care of their golf clubs first. Here are some basic rules for taking care of golf clubs.

First, store your clubs indoors. Never store it in your garage or in the trunk of your car. There is a big tendency for the garage and trunk to get very hot which can damage the resins the glues under the grip. Second, use head cover for woods. Compared to irons, woods are more delicate. Third, always keep a golf towel handy in your bag.

After each shot, it is important to wipe the face of the club. Fourth, after a couple of rounds, make sure to clean your clubs. If you fail to do this, there is a possibility that dirt may harden on the surface of the club.  Fifth, when cleaning the club always use soap, bristled toothbrush and soapy water.  Sixth, after cleaning the clubs make sure to wipe it using damp cloths. Seventh, check if there are any shiny areas, cracks or worn out areas on the grips. If you see any of these signs it is now time to get new grips.

Maintenance of Tools and Equipments

golf_accessoriesAside from the golf club, you also need to take care of other golf equipment.  Always remember to use those tools for their intended purposes. Sometimes tools get easily damaged if we used it the wrong way. After every use make sure to clean it immediately. Always keep your tools in their proper places. Of course, the most important way of taking care of your tools is to use them properly. In other words, you should take extra care when using your equipment.

After learning the different ways on how to take care of golf equipment, how can a new hobbyist identify if they already need a new one. Take for example golf clubs. What are the signs that a golfer should consider whether they need to change their golf equipment or not?

First, the player may have had noticed that his game has changed. Meaning if they noticed that they have improved from the way they played before they can now upgrade in order to improve their skills further. On the other hand, if they noticed that they are not improving at all but seems to drop from the way they play before, it is about time to change their clubs which they think fits them comfortably.

Second, it’s been three years since they bought their last equipment

Almost every day new discoveries are made with regards to golf balls and clubs. According to some experts, the longest an equipment should take before purchasing a new one is three years. However, some golfers prefer to save some money that instead of buying new equipments that would cost them a lot they rather bring it to a shop and have it repaired.

Golf-ballsThird, you were now more senior than you were before. As we grow older our games improve. There are lot things that we know that we were not aware before. Some even calls you now a professional player. It is now about time to change your equipment since you now need a stronger flex than before. Fourth, you’ve noticed that through time there is now a lot of damaged in your club.

Fifth, you noticed that in your game there is no improvement at all. Instead of going further, your game is declining. If this happens, it is now time to change your equipment.

In conclusion, these are just some of the things an individual needs to take into consideration if they are really serious about the game. Learn from some of the professionals who not only play the game quite well but also turn out to be champions in the game.

 

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THE HISTORY OF PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

Today’s uber-pocketable gadgets and other microdevices owe largely to the development of printed circuit boards. Its creation has allowed manufacturers to design and move towards increasingly small form factors. But before PCBs were a thing, the world had to rely on a mess of copper wires to connect different components to one another.

Earliest Attempts

PCB The PCBs that everyone knows and uses today would not come until the latter half of the 20th century. However, there were attempts in the early parts of the last century to eliminate the bulky and messy problem of using conventional copper wires. A German by the name of Albert Hanson tried laminating foil conductors to an insulating board – one of the earliest ideas of modern circuit board designs.

There were also patent applications for printed wiring issued in the early 1900s. Thomas Edison even tried his hand at an idea of plating conductors unto linen.
But these attempts are far from the circuit board designs of today. Early inventors tried embedding copper wiring unto wooden planks or cardboard, which doesn’t really make for a compact setup but slightly reduces the wire tangling problems.

Paul Eisler and World War II

An Austrian-born inventor by the name of Dr. Paul Eisler can be credited with the earliest functional designs of today’s printed circuit boards. Because of his Jewish lineage and the prevailing anti-Semitic milieu in the Nazi-controlled German Empire at the time, Eisler was forced to move to England where he got a job in a recording firm. It was in England in 1936 where Paul Eisler first submitted a design containing a functional printed circuit which was used in a radio set. Though he was briefly incarcerated when World War II erupted, he was released and was able to market his idea of a printed circuit to a company.
Near the end of the war, the United States military brass saw potential in Eisler’s printed circuits and integrated them to their anti-aircraft shells.

Postwar Commercial Use and Development

In 1949, an innovation on the production of printed circuit boards came from two scientists affiliated with the United States Army. Stanislaus Danko and Moe Abramson developed the “Auto-Sembly” process. This new innovation replaced the through-hole construction wherein all electronic components had specific wire leads that needed their own holes to be connected to the other side which had the circuit board trace. Each wire had to be manually soldered to the board.

The new auto-sembly process did away with this and the circuit board traces were replaced with interconnected copper foils. The component leads only needed to be dip-soldered. A patent for this was issued in 1956, giving way to more widespread use in consumer products. The widened adoption of printed circuit boards led to further development and innovations concerning its manufacture, design, and efficiency.

The Modern Printed Circuit Board

PCB FabricationThe 1960’s saw the arrival of the first double-sided PCBs. This was made possible by advanced plating processes that allowed hole walls or what are now termed “vias” to become plated. The circuit design of the boards became increasingly complex. The spaces between tracks began to shrink owing to demand for cheaper production costs.
Innovations in the 1970’s included hot air soldering methods and application of solder masks. Copper circuits is first manufactured and then green solder mask is applied.

The solder mask industry standard today covered everything but the vias and electronic circuitry of the printed circuit boards. Then the pads of the vias are coated with solder. The introduction of integrated circuits in the following years greatly lessened the footprint of the circuit boards, leading to smaller appliances, gadgets, and computers.

Lanyards for the Prevention of Hazards

plain-lanyard

 

A lanyard is arope-like material worn around a person’s neck which has loop of wire or thread or even an adjustable hook as an end, enabling the object to grab unto things. This is primarily used to hold things such as gadgets, keys, even different kinds of cards, in order for a person to easily bring these things as one and to also prevent himself or herself from forgetting to bring the said things.

LanyardsFrom an unobserving point-of-view, a lanyard seems pretty useless because there are other ways a person can bring things, like the use of simple bags. But, given a hazardous situation in which unfortunate events happen, lanyards could be really proven useful. Imagine a scenario where a sudden blackout happens and the person couldn’t see anything, leaving him or her unable to rummage his or her bag for a source of light, what would he do? If the person was fortunate enough to have a lanyard with him or her with a penlight attached to it, or even his or her own phone, then things would turn up for the good.

Another scenario likely to happen is an attempted assault, like plans of stealing or even kidnapping –

What if a person suddenly stumbles upon a deranged person in the middle of the night without any people around, what chances will he or she would be able to protect himself or herself? Finding time to look for a weapon at the surroundings will be very hard, even with the possession of it inside a carried bag if there is, and running is a risky option. But then, if that person has a lanyard with a self-defense weapon attached to it, then he or she could really have a chance.

In modern times, unfortunate events are likely to occur, and they are inevitable –

The best way to act is be prepared always, and by being prepared, one has to be alert and should be able to have all of his or her needed things close to him or her at all times. And clearly one method of doing this is through the use of lanyards. By attaching important things such as an identification card, self-defense weapons such as a small knife or even keys, one could be able to spare his life. He or she would be able to protect himself or herself by using these tools, and if the unpromising thing happens, at least someone would be able to identify that person.

Aside from the prevention of hazardous events, lanyards could also serve as a person’s way of recognition, be it from a company or from a school he or she is currently at.

 

These could also be a form of handling the security of a place by having all the members of a community or organization lanyards with the same logos and/or designs, these could also be a way of showing unity and cooperation of a certain group. With all of the mentioned purposes, a lanyard is, without a doubt, a very useful thing to have on a person. Be it for bringing certain tools or personal stuff, or for representation of being a member of a group.

Lanyard

In conclusion, no one should underestimate the usefulness of a lanyard, even if it just looks like a plain accessory. Aside from enabling a person to bring needed things with him or her at all times, it should also enable him or her to have easy access on these things because they are technically just clipped on by just above his or her chest. Enabling a person to have easy access to these certain things also enable him or her the chance of protecting his or her life in hazardous situations, just proving how much of a help a lanyard truly is.