Testimonials of Success - Week 3

By Kelly BlackburnJuly 24, 2008, 4:00 pm

Testimonials of Success!
 
Welcome to our new series Testimonials of Success! Over the past 7 years you have shared your fitness success with me and now I would like to share with other viewers to encourage them! Remember you can access the archives of any fitness series we have accomplished and if you need any of the equipment used in these series you can make a purchase in the Golf Fitness Pro Shop at a discount for Golf Channel subscribers.
 
Lets check in with another contestant from the reality show The Golf Channel Makeover Challenge. Heres the update from Ken Dashow four years later!
 

Ken Dashow week 1 of The Makeover Challenge.

 

Okay...I'm turning 50 this year, and I thought: 'What toy do I want?' A BMW? An iphone? A week in Italy? Hawaii? My wife Jane and I discussed it, and we decided the gift we want most is GOOD HEALTH!

So Jane and I made a change ' We jump-started our new eating habits with a nationally known weight loss program eating real food! Now, on our own, we cut our calorie intake in HALF (like Kelly told us), we eat salad and fresh fruit instead of pre-packaged snacks and cakes, and were going to the gym ' its a LOT easier without that 35 pound spare tire on me! Id like to lose another 10-15 lbs, and I am SURE it will happen this summer ' I feel too good to ever go back to being lazy; and, trust me, thats all it was ' too tired at midnight after working on-air and hosting a show to think about WHAT to eat ' just stopping for pizza or at the diner for eggs & cheese on a bagel. Now, I plan my meals for the day ' even cheating and having ice cream and cake on July 4thbut I ate well and light on July 5th, and that is what made all the difference!
 
Lets see: eating 2 gigantic meals morning and late night, with tons of bread and sugar and NOT paying attention to caloric intake = feeling tired, foot and back pain, indigestion and emotional irritability OR eating 6 small meals a day, lots of fresh fruit and veggies and exercising regularly = health, happiness, & my best appearance?
 
Thanks, Kelly ' its NOT a diet ' its a change in lifestyle that I love and will hold onto forever!
 

Ken last year at the radio station.

 
Ken proudly presents his healthier image.

 

NOTE: Keep sending me pictures of your fitness success and look for your testimonial over the next 12 weeks!
 


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    Sharma closes on Monday, wins Joburg Open

    By Associated PressDecember 11, 2017, 12:43 pm

    JOHANNESBURG – Shubhankar Sharma won his first European Tour title by a shooting 3-under 69 Monday in the final round of the weather-delayed Joburg Open.

    The 21-year-old Indian resumed his round on the eighth green after play was halted early Sunday afternoon because of storms. He parred that hole, birdied No. 9 and made par on every hole on the back nine.


    Full-field scores from the Joburg Open


    Sharma finished at 23-under 264, three strokes ahead of the pack, and qualified for next year's British Open, too.

    ''I actually wasn't going to come here about a week ago ... so I'm really happy that I came,'' said Sharma, who shot 61 in the second round. ''I don't think I'm ever going forget my first time in South Africa.''

    Erik van Rooyen (66) was second, three strokes ahead of Shaun Norris (65) and Tapio Pulkkanen (68).

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    Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017

    By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 11, 2017, 12:30 pm
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    Sharma among three Open qualifiers at Joburg Open

    By Will GrayDecember 11, 2017, 12:16 pm

    Shubhankar Sharma earned his first career European Tour win at the rain-delayed Joburg Open and punched his ticket to The Open in the process.

    Sharma returned to Randpark Golf Club Monday morning after storms washed out much of the scheduled final day of play. Beginning the re-start with a four-shot lead, he hung on to win by three over South Africa's Erik Van Rooyen.

    Both men can make travel plans for Carnoustie next summer, as this was the second event in the Open Qualifying Series with three spots available for players not otherwise exempt who finished inside the top 10. The final spot went to Shaun Norris, who tied for third with Finland's Tapio Pulkkanen but had a higher world ranking (No. 192) than Pulkkanen (No. 197) entering the week.

    The Joburg Open was the final official European Tour event of the year. The next tournament in the Open Qualifying Series will be the SMBC Singapore Open in January, where four spots at Carnoustie will be up for grabs.

    Rules changes include no more viewer call-ins

    By Rex HoggardDecember 11, 2017, 12:00 pm

    Although the Rules of Golf modernization is still a year away, officials continue to refine parts of the rulebook including an overhaul of the video review protocols.

    A “working group” led by the USGA and R&A announced on Monday the new protocols, which include assigning a rule official to a tournament broadcast to resolve rules issues.

    The group – which includes the PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA tour and PGA of America – also voted to stop considering viewer call-ins when processing potential rule violations.

    In addition, a new local rule was announced that will discontinue the penalty for signing an incorrect scorecard when the player was unaware of the violation.

    In April, Lexi Thompson was penalized four strokes during the final round when officials at the ANA Inspiration learned via e-mail from a viewer of an infraction that occurred during the third round. Thompson was penalized two strokes for incorrectly marking her golf ball and two for signing an incorrect scorecard.

    “The message is, as a fan, enjoy watching the game and the best players in the world, but also have the confidence that the committee in charge of the competition have the rules handled,” Thomas Pagel, the USGA’s senior director of the Rules of Golf, said on Golf Channel’s "Morning Drive" on Monday. “Let’s leave the rules and the administration of the event to the players and to those responsible for running the tournament.”

    The working group was created in April to review the use of video in applying the rules and the role of viewer call-ins, and initially issued a decision to limit the use of video through the introduction of the “reasonable judgment” and “naked eye” standard.

    According to that decision, which was not a rule, “so long as the player does what can reasonably be expected under the circumstances to make an accurate determination, the player’s reasonable judgment will be accepted, even if later shown to be inaccurate by the use of video evidence.”

    The new protocols will be implemented starting on Jan. 1.

    A comprehensive overhaul of the Rules of Golf is currently underway by the USGA and R&A that will begin on Jan. 1, 2019.