Golf Real Estate in Arizona Offers Amazing Opportunities

August 11, 2010

Optimal weather, a resplendent natural habitat and a generous supply of different golf courses are likely the chief grounds by which the National Golf Foundation chose to award the Valley of the Sun as “Golf Capital of the World.” Still, Phoenix isn’t the only location in the state that can claim estimable golf facilities, as there are plenty of additional highly acclaimed golf communities sprinkled to the north and south. Potential home buyers who contemplate the variety of possibilities for acquiring real estate in an Arizona golf community are in for a pleasant surprise because there aren’t many other locations in the world that are equipped to offer so many benefits as the ones you will find in Arizona. In fact, due to the fantastic living conditions and novel features provided in these communities, it isn’t a prerequisite to have an interest in golf to fully enjoy the Arizona golf community lifestyle.

Most areas of Arizona enjoy a phenomenal amount of sunshine resulting in optimal weather to play a round on the course. As a resident of Southern Arizona, you can expect at least 300 days of sunny skies per year. So, if you really enjoy the game, you won’t have to experience winter down time that is typical in many other areas of the country. Depending on your tolerance for warm weather, you can choose a home in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Tucson, or the friendly retirement town of Green Valley. Further to the north, you can experience a greener lifestyle in Safford, Flagstaff or even Payson. Choose from golf communities nestled in the rocky foothills or forested mountains. Many golf course communities also feature water bodies, both man-made and natural depending on the area.

The heightened profile afforded by most Arizona golf course communities continually draws renowned golf architects to join in on the creation of beautiful new golf facilities in the same area. Throughout the varied communities of the state, you’ll find courses which have been designed by legendary golfers like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Panks and Robert Trent Jones. Seasoned golfers can especially appreciate the ways in which designers take extra care to incorporate the natural beauty of a given area into the layout of the community golf courses. As a result, all of the members of the community benefit from breathtaking views that haven’t been tainted by artificial developments or drastically altered landscape.

Due to the immense accumulation of noteworthy golf communities in Arizona, there is no way to highlight them all in a brief overview of the area. With everything from modestly constructed amateur courses in affordable communities to private and prestigious communities that host annual PGA tours, there is something for everyone among Arizona golf communities. Try out the Ancala Country Club, Desert Highlands, Troon Country Club or Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, FireRock in Fountain Hills, The Boulders in Carefree, Ocotillo Golf Club in Chandler, Talking Rock Golf Club in Prescott, Seven Canyons Golf Club in Sedona, Tatum Ranch Golf Club in Cave Creek or any of hundreds of more fine golf communities spread out across the state.

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Boot Camp for New Dads Offers Tips for Taking Care of Moms-to-be

August 5, 2010


Bishop, who founded Boot Camp for New Dads in 1990 and has helped to prepare more than 200,000 men for fatherhood over the years, offers important advice from his second book, Crash Course for New Dads:  Tools, Checklists and Cheat Sheets on how to support a mom-to-be:


Communicate.  Make it a point to talk to each other about your thoughts, concerns about the new baby and plans for the future.  Even if mom seems to be handling pregnancy well, talking about what is happening now and in the future is the best way for you to prepare to be a family.


Get moving.   Forego sitting around watching television.  Take walks together.  Not only will this physically benefit the both of you, it will also open the lines of communication.


Show her you care.  Pregnancy is the time to take it up a notch and get even more creative in showing her how much you care about her and the baby.  For example, if she has a craving for ice cream, call her from the ice cream store and read her the flavors.  Paint the nursery with rainbows.  You get the idea.


Help her cope.  Moms-to-be will experience countless physical and emotional changes.  You can help her through this by becoming more knowledgeable about her symptoms.  Take the initiative and read some of her favorite pregnancy books.  If she doesn’t have any books yet, be a hero and make the trip to the bookstore or library and ask the staff for recommendations.


Let her lean on you.  The physical and emotional impacts of pregnancy may be intense and she is going to depend on you to help her get through the roughest times.  From cravings to morning sickness, intense backaches and more, she’ll benefit from you comforting her and helping her to hold it all together.


Accompany her to the doctor.  This is the single most important thing you can do during pregnancy, as visits with the obstetrician get you personally connected with what’s going on with mom and your baby.  Keep the focus on mom and make sure she is getting all her questions answered.


“Every mom-to-be will experience a unique rollercoaster of physical and emotional changes.  Dads have the important job of taking care of mom before, during and after the birth of their child,” explained Bishop. “During pregnancy, dads tend to serve as the ‘punching bag’ for all moms’ frustrations.  Be patient and understanding.  Don’t get drawn into arguments and try to show her the lighter side of things.  Laughter can relieve a lot of stress.”


Bishop’s first book, Hit the Ground Crawling, is focused on work balance; being a dad and caring for mom.  Both books are available online at


New Dads Learn What to Expect at Boot Camp Workshops

Dads-to-be will be better equipped to face the challenges and opportunities of fatherhood after attending a Boot Camp “hands on” educational workshop. Men attend the class when they are expecting their first baby, and are joined in the workshop by “veterans” who had previously attended and have returned with their two to four-month-old baby in tow.  They are able to give the dads-to-be a realistic idea of what to do and what to expect when their first baby comes. 


Boot Camp for New Dads    

Now celebrating their 18th year, Boot Camp for New Dads is nationally acclaimed as the “Best Practice” for preparing men to be fathers and has been named a U.S. Navy Model Program.  Boot Camp for New Dads has prepared more than 200,000 men for fatherhood over the years. 


With more than 4.1 million births last year alone (National Center for Health Statistics), and approximately 1.5 million men becoming new dads every year, it’s more important than ever for fathers to realize that being a “good provider” is only part of the very central role they have in their children’s lives. 


For more information about Boot Camp for New Dads, visit  To arrange an interview with Greg Bishop, please contact, (781) 582-1061.


National and International Locations

Boot Camp For New Dads locations include ALASKA (Anchorage); ARIZONA (Chandler, Flagstaff, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sun City); ARKANSAS (Jonesboro, Paragould, Springdale); CALIFORNIA (Apple Valley, Bakersfield, , Fresno, Garden Grove, Irvine, Laguna Hills, Madera, Merced, Mission Hills, , Oakland, Orange, Pomona, Port Hueneme, San Diego, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara, , S. Lake Tahoe, Travis, Valley Springs); COLORADO (Aurora, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Fort Collins, Fort Carson, Greeley, Longmont, Thornton, Wheat Ridge); CONNECTICUT (Bristol, Danbury, New London); FLORIDA (Brandon, Clearwater, Hollywood, Jacksonville, North Palm Beach, Orlando, St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach, Sarasota, Tampa); GEORGIA (Atlanta, Elberton, Gainesville, Marietta, Savannah); HAWAII (Pearl Harbor, Schofield); ILLINOIS (Aurora, Carbondale, Champaign, Chicago, East St. Louis, Evanston, Freeport, Geneva, Great Lakes, Highland Park, Libertyville, Moline, Oak Park, Rockford, Springfield, Urbana, Winfield); INDIANA (Anderson, Bluffton, Hammond, Indianapolis, Jeffersonville, Kokomo); IOWA (Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Jefferson, Sioux City); KANSAS (Junction City, Topeka); KENTUCKY (Paducah); LOUISIANA (Covington); MAINE (Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Brunswick, Ellsworth, Waterville); MARYLAND (Annapolis) MASSACHUSETTS (Beverly, Ipswich, Lowell, Nantucket, Plymouth, Weymouth, Springfield); MICHIGAN (, Ann Arbor, Bay City, Centreville, Iron Mountain, Ithaca, Kalamazoo, Niles, St Joseph, Ypsilanti); MINNESOTA (Brainerd, Duluth, Robbinsdale); MISSISSIPPI (Tupelo); MISSOURI (Jefferson City) MONTANA (Billings, Helena, Miles City); NEBRASKA (Kearney, Lincoln, Omaha); NEVADA (Las Vegas) NEW HAMPSHIRE (Manchester, Portsmouth); NEW JERSEY (Princeton) NEW YORK (Glens Falls, Little Falls, Mineola, Rome, Utica); NORTH CAROLINA (Burlington, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Concord, Ft. Bragg, Greensboro, Monroe, Raleigh, Shelby); NORTH DAKOTA (Grand Forks); OHIO (Akron, Cleveland, Columbus, East Cleveland, East Liverpool, Garfield Heights, Lima, Lorain, Mayfield Heights, Middleburg Heights, Orange Village, Portsmouth, Toledo, Warren, Westlake, Youngstown); OKLAHOMA (Claremore, Oklahoma City, Tulsa); OREGON (Corvalis, McMinnville, Salem, Silverton); SOUTH CAROLINA (Columbia, Pickens, Walhalla); TENNESSEE (Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis); TEXAS (Amarillo, Dallas, Fort Hood, Longview, Lubbock, Plano, San Antonio, Texarkana, Waco, Webster); VERMONT (Barre, Brattleboro, Middlebury); VIRGINIA (Charlottesville, Chesapeake, Hampton, Richmond) WASHINGTON (Everett, Fairchild AFB, Longview, Olympia, Puyallup, Yakima); WEST VIRGINIA (Wheeling); WISCONSIN (Florence, Green Bay, Madison, Oshkosh, Watertown, Wausau); JAPAN (Atsugi, Yokosuka), ITALY (Sicily); UNITED KINGDOM [a.k.a. Hit the Ground Crawling] (Birmingham, Liverpool)

Volkswagen- NJ VW- Ken Beam strikes again! Watch Ken show a 2008 Rabbit on Sept. 7th 2009!

November 19, 2009

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