Aside from the relaxing resort-like atmosphere, living at Pebble Beach means you can spend time perfecting your putt on the estate’s putting green while enjoying fresh air, sunshine and sea views. Even if golf is not your game it’s certainly thrilling to see the golfing pros of the world knock a tiny little ball into a hole from hundreds of metres away! Here are some of the most unbelievable golf shots of the last decade.
Tiger Woods – European Tour
In a feat that almost defies belief, Woods manages to bounce the ball across a body of water, to land on the green, move past the pin and then curve round and drop perfectly into the hole.
Rory McIlroy – The Honda Classic
Setting up his shot from the left side of the green, McIlroy has his work cut out for him, even the commentators are heard saying that this is a challenging position to be in. From 235 yards (roughly 215 metres) away, and in one smooth move, the ball flies gracefully over the water to land only centimetres away from the hole – you could say, the eagle has landed.
Charl Schwartzel – Volvo Golf Champions
The greats of the golfing world possess not only skill but immense confidence too. In this incredible shot, Schwartzel blindly hits the ball from a tar road and over the line of trees, to land the ball perfectly for a birdie or an eagle.
Golf is known for being a game of skill and patience, and the golf masters of the world didn’t get where they are without hours of practice. Either way, practice makes perfect, and you can hone your swing in the comfort and safety of the estate. The putting green also gives you the opportunity to teach your kids the art of the sport or challenge their concentration to get the ball in the hole as quickly, and smoothly as possible.
You can catch more breath-taking moments from the golfing greats, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMAMhGuhXDw
Sharks are a valuable part of the ecosystem and their existence is crucial to keeping it in balance. Statistically the number of shark attacks are low- more people are killed by car-related deaths annually.
If we are going to save our seas and ourselves, then we need to change our relationship with sharks. I know many of us cant even begin to think about a ‘relationship’ with these savage predators, but herein lies the rub: it’s our thinking that’s the problem. Blame Hollywood, blame your relatives, blame hearsay but most of what we, the average person, know about sharks is possibly wrong. How many of us can name more than 3 species of shark? How many of us truly understand shark behaviour? How many of us can say we know for sure why sharks may attack humans in the ocean? Not many of us, that’s for certain.
These creatures are certainly beguiling; they have pretty complex social systems; some migrate hundreds of thousands of miles and some species have yet to be seen giving birth. Most of what we know is based on rumour and it’s time we separate the fact from fiction. Let’s look at the facts on shark attacks globally. In 2019 there were 64 confirmed unprovoked attacks, which statistically was lower than the average for the last 5 years. Furthermore, of those 64 attacks, only 5 were fatal, and 3 out of the 5 attacks were provoked. That means us humans made ourselves vulnerable to attack0 that could be chumming the water to attract sharks, spearfishing or even intentionally touching or prodding them in the wild.
If we compare the annual fatalities to motor vehicle-related deaths the difference is staggering: 1.35 million people are killed, on average annually. But that wouldn’t stop most of us getting into a car and you’ll likely never hear people spreading rumours about what causes a fatality in this regard. Here we tend to stick to the facts; wearing a seatbelt can help save your life, a vehicle with airbags is good and we must look left and right before we cross a street. So why can we apply the same logic to sharks? There’s a whole heap of fact out there about these creatures so let’s rather lean on that.