The Masters Golf. Five to watch (besides Tiger):

One golf tournament I love to watch each year is the Masters. I would have to say it is the best one of the year.  With all its nice spring colors it sure is a sight to see after sitting up here in the north looking out at white for the past five months.  At any rate, here are five fellows that are playing that I feel you should keep an eye on this year.  Great Time Of Year To Be Alive & Kickin’.

Five to watch (besides Tiger):

Mike Weir – He is far from the longest hitter, but the Canadian is crafty and has a great record at Augusta since winning in 2003, having never finished outside the Top 20 – with the exception of 2004 when he missed the cut.

Paul Casey – Won last week in Houston, and has three strong finishes in four tries at Augusta. The mix of power and finesse that could see him through to the Butler Cabin on Sunday.

Fred Couples – Too old to contend? It was only a couple of years ago that Couples finished third at The Masters and challenged for the lead on Sunday. If his putting is sharp, Couples, who has had a strong start to the year, could be a factor.

Luke Donald – If the wrist is fully healed, Donald’s sharp iron play and putting could make him a factor this week. He has a strong record at The Masters in four appearances.

Ernie Els – It is hard to imagine Els has not won a Masters at this point in his career. Apparently he has been focusing on this tournament, and has been consistent this year, making all seven cuts in the tournaments he’s played.

Good News For Coffee Drinkers

Well now.  I gotta’ tell you I sure enjoy my afternoon coffee. My wife and I have been having a cup or two every afternoon for a good many years.  Perked coffee though not the instant kind or the kind in them cheap coffee percolator’s. My son bought me a real good percolator for my birthday and we sure are enjoying it.  Has different settings on it for keeping it hot. I sure hate cold coffee.  Also I like it with raw sugar, can’t be beat.  Take a  look at this article.

It’s a pleasant surprise when something questionable turns out to be full of health benefits. First chocolate was found to prevent heart disease. Then red wine was shown to increase overall longevity. Now the spotlight is on coffee. Newly released studies reveal that coffee drinking lowers risk of stroke, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia. It even improves social skills and depressive symptoms. Other recent research has shown that drinking coffee reduces the risk of diabetes. Also a cup of coffee contains up to four times as much antioxidant activity as a cup of green tea contains. Myself I don’t care for that green tea.  Some say it’s good I say well……………….to each their own.  Now in saying all this remember one word. Moderation, Moderation, Moderation.