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NCAA settles head-injury suit

CNN - 3 hours 35 min ago
A $75 million settlement reached between the NCAA and dozens of college athletes will change the way athletic teams handle players who suffer head injuries, the NCAA said Tuesday.
Categories: National News

10,000 calories in one sitting?!

CNN - 3 hours 36 min ago
He's used to making waves in the pool, but Ryan Lochte has caused a few ripples of excitement on social media after tweeting out a photo of himself in front of what he claims was 10,000 calories worth of food, including piles of chicken and asparagus.
Categories: National News

Police ask for public's help to solve FSU law professor's slaying

CNN - 3 hours 38 min ago
The mystery behind the killing of a nationally renowned law professor has authorities in Florida asking for the public's help.
Categories: National News

Liberia closes borders to stop Ebola

CNN World - 3 hours 58 min ago
The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history continues to plague West Africa as leaders scramble to stop the virus from spreading.
Categories: International News

'Apparent stowaway' body found in wheel well

CNN World - 3 hours 59 min ago
The body of an "apparent stowaway" was found Sunday night in the wheel well of a U.S. Air Force C-130 that landed at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany, Pentagon spokesman Adm. John Kirby said Tuesday.
Categories: International News

Neil Patrick Harris promotes digital art

CNN Entertainment - 3 hours 59 min ago
Neil Patrick Harris teams with LG Electronics' "Art of Pixel Campaign" as a competition adviser for digital art students.
Categories: Entertainment News

David Duchovny touts Russian pride

CNN Entertainment - 4 hours 32 sec ago
David Duchovny's latest role is stirring up more intrigue than any episode of "The X-Files." The actor plays himself in a beer commercial imagining how proud he would be if he were Russian.
Categories: Entertainment News

West: Affleck will be a great Batman

CNN Entertainment - 4 hours 1 min ago
You can calm down now, Internet. Ben Affleck has gotten the original TV Batman's stamp of approval.
Categories: Entertainment News

General Mills to demand suppliers cut greenhouse gases

Business News - 4 hours 2 min ago
The maker of Cheerios says climate change isn't just bad for humanity, it's bad for business.

Bullock: 50 and still America's sweetheart

CNN Entertainment - 4 hours 3 min ago
If there were ever a contest for "America's sweetheart," Sandra Bullock would be tough to beat.
Categories: Entertainment News

Morgan Freeman with a high voice is hilarious

CNN Entertainment - 4 hours 4 min ago
You know the voice of Morgan Freeman: commanding, firm, resonant. He's even played God. On Thursday's "Tonight," he inhaled helium.
Categories: Entertainment News

'Lucy' slays 'Hercules' with debut

CNN Entertainment - 4 hours 5 min ago
"Hercules's" muscles were no match for "Lucy's" drug-enhanced brain at the box office this weekend. Audiences turned out in earnest to see the Scarlett Johansson thriller, which earned an expectation-shattering $44 million from 3,173 theaters in its first weekend.
Categories: Entertainment News

Fans hospitalized after 'nutso' Urban concert

CNN Entertainment - 4 hours 6 min ago
More than 20 people were hospitalized Saturday after a Keith Urban concert in eastern Massachusetts that the country star called "nutso."
Categories: Entertainment News

Ebola fears hit close to home

Health - 4 hours 40 min ago
American Patrick Sawyer died in Lagos, Nigeria, after becoming infected with Ebola. His death has sparked worries about the virus spreading to the United States.
Categories: Health

Could this solve world hunger?

CNN World - 4 hours 52 min ago
Palm weevils. To look at, these tiny bugs are relatively unassuming, perhaps even slightly creepy to the insect-adverse. To Mohammed Ashour, however, they are the solution to many of the ills facing the developing world. The humble palm weevil could potentially eradicate world hunger and malnutrition, it could lift whole communities out of poverty, and bring down global C02 levels. For a creature measuring just a few inches in length, that's a lot of power.
Categories: International News

'The best thing I ever bought for $1'

Business News - 4 hours 59 min ago
A dollar doesn't go as far as it used to, but as Dollar Tree buys rival Family Dollar it's important to remember: A buck still has plenty of buying power.

Have digital subscriptions peaked at the NYT?

Business News - 5 hours 5 min ago
The New York Times' efforts to sign up digital subscribers came under new scrutiny on Tuesday after the company reported second quarter earnings that disappointed investors.

Apple buffs up radio service with string of acquisitions

Business News - 5 hours 17 min ago
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Gadget tests your drink for 'date rape' drugs

Business News - 5 hours 21 min ago
"Date rape" drugs have met their high-tech match.

Erase Strokes From Your Golf Game -- No Pencil Required

Lifestyles - 5 hours 27 min ago
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - "To shave strokes from your golf game, the only equipment you need is a good eraser."

Although this phrase is uttered jokingly by many golfers, recreational golfers who've reached their plateau have had very few other options, until now.

"If recreational golfers insist on following the rules used by the PGA Tour, there's little they can do to immediately improve their game," says John Hoeflich, executive director, of the United States Recreational Golf Association (USRGA). "However, if they play by USRGA rules, they do have the option to switch to better equipment."

The USRGA is the official organization that governs recreational golf. Its rules allow the use of higher-performance golf equipment. Hoeflich estimates that more than half of U.S. golfers agree with the USRGA rules that permit equipment that "puts fun back in the game, speeds up play and helps achieve better scores."

Callaway Golf started the recreational equipment movement in 2000 with the ERC II driver. Now Polara Golf is advancing the movement with its Advantage driver and Ultimate Straight golf balls -- both engineered to eclipse the PGA limits, which means you can't play them in the Masters or U.S. Open.

David Felker, chief technology officer for Polara Golf, explains, "Our drivers and balls are not intended for the top amateur players and professionals. We purposely designed equipment that exceeds the performance limits accepted by the PGA Tour, so that recreational golfers can experience less frustration, score lower and have more fun."

A 2012 Google consumer survey revealed that 63 percent of respondents would consider using golf equipment that provides a performance advantage. This sentiment is shared by the PGA of America president, Ted Bishop, who says, "I think anything we can do to relax the rules, if it means putting non-conforming equipment in the hands of players that enable them to hit the ball higher and farther and enjoy the game more -- what's the problem?"

According to the National Golf Foundation, golf rounds have fallen by 8 percent since 2007, largely due to the frustrations of the game, excessive play times and high costs.

"The technology now exists to make golf more pleasurable for everyone," says Felker. "Who doesn't want to have more fun?"

For more information, visit www.polaragolf.com and www.usrga.org.

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