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Based in Atlanta, GA - Rick Limpert is an award-winning writer, a best-selling author, and a featured sports travel writer.

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Joining Dan Shube on 'The Golf and Travel Show' 6/1/18 on 1470am Boca Raton Talking Fathers Day Gifts

Always a pleasure to join host, Dan Shube on "The Golf and Travel Show." It airs on 1470 am in West Palm.Boca Raton. We talk some of my picks for Father's Day on 6/1/18.

Link:  I am on at about the 15 minute mark

We discuss:

1.  Cobra Irons - Smart Golf Clubs

Golf club manufacturers are expecting a big year in 2018, and one company, Cobra Golf, introduced the first ’smart’ set of clubs – the KING F8 AND F8+ line up featuring Cobra Connect Powered by Arccos. This is golf club engineering with next-level performance tracking. Your Cobra Connect clubs come standard with an Arccos sensor embedded in the grip end. This allows users to automatically track and analyze their performance with each club and across all game aspects. This is Cobra quality with Arccos technology collecting and disbursing that data golfers need and want at

2. GoGolf GPS

You have the clubs, now it's time to get around the course with the help of an $89 device. I've tried a lot of these, but this works best.  The GoGolf GPS should be your new golf partner! It is unlike other range finders, as it audibly/verbally announces the distance to the center of the green and can even call out the distance of your last shot, at the touch of a button. This Bluetooth unit connects directly to the innovative GoGolf GPS app on your smartphone, so you never have to worry about taking out your phone while you're in the fairway or stuck in the rough. With access to all the information needed for more than 30,000 global golf courses, you will always know your distance to the pin. For just $89.95

3. Wallaroo Hat Company

Serious sun protection with Wallaroo hats as they go far and beyond fashion-forward style — they are all specially designed around sun protection, in an effort to help eliminate the health threats of solar UV exposure. Also, with a Wallaroo hat you’re guaranteed long lasting and innovative protection and a secure fit thanks to an interior strap.  Hats for men, women and they pack and fold easily for travel. Prices start around $30.
4. Etymotic's mk5 Isolator Earphones  - Unassuming noise cancelling earphones

If Dad needs a break from life's outside noise, Etymotic’s mk5 Isolator Earphones are a great idea. The newest addition to the company’s high-fidelity Isolator earphone series, an extension of its original 6i earphones features Etymotic’s renowned sound quality and the Isolator Earphones are a great choice for today’s active lifestyles. They tune out ambient noise, so every detail in the music can be heard. These low-profile, in-ear earphones fit comfortably under hats and helmets and are ideal for commuting, travel and sporting activities. At just $64.95.

5. HONOUR™ Essentials Skin and Shave Products

HONOUR™ Essentials is a collection of skin, shave products who’s secret ingredient is Costa Rican coffee oil that is sustainably sourced and elegantly and ethically made for the discerning man. The rich coffee is also sold to complete the morning experience. Created by brothers and business partners, Jerad and Matt Poling, HONOUR’s “transformative ritual” is centered around the richly derived benefits of the coffee bean and maximized in two primary ways:  
First, as a defining ingredient in a three-step skincare process—WAKE Exfoliating Rinse, PREP Shave Well Cream and TEND Revitalizing Moisturizer.
Second, as deliciously roasted BREW coffee. Pure to form, all products are free of parabens, sulfates, and other harmful chemicals.  
It's a quality product, with sustainability being a common theme throughout the entire brand.  The heirloom-quality Keep Good canister is comprised of eco-friendly materials like reclaimed aluminum and Refills consist of pressed sugar cane pulp, so one can live in the modern world without damaging the planet. The coffee beans utilized in all HONOUR products are grown, handpicked, and sorted on family-owned farmland rooted in the lush mountainous hills of Costa Rica.  Also, 1% of gross revenues go to organizations that protect the environment. Get Dad something he wouldn't get for himself.

6. The Edge Desk
$399 at

We know that “sitting disease” leads to metabolic syndrome and diabetes. And we also know, based on numerous scientific research studies, that sitting disease leads to an increased risk of cancer. In fact, according to Mayo Clinic, you can extend your life expectancy by two years just by cutting out three hours of television viewing time per day.
Launched on Kickstarter this year, The Edge Desk is the first desk-chair and easel all in one. Forget hours of assembly and hundreds of parts to manage, The Edge comes fully assembled right out of the box. Set up takes less than a minute and the ergonomic design provides for the most comfortable, productive work experience you’ve ever had. The patent-pending kneeling desk puts your back in a comfort first position removing pressure so work is fun!
The Edge Desk is the first kneeling desk ever created and is thought of as the “Most comfortable desk for productivity”! Kneeling desks improve posture, reduce lumbar pressure and lower back pain while increasing blood circulation

7. AnySharpUSA Sharpeners line of sharpeners, including Knife Sharpeners, Smart Scissors, Pocket Knife Sharpener, Mini Chopper, Graters and there is even a sharpener for Dad with a green thumb , in the Multi-Tool Sharpener.
Check out the "World's Best" Knife Sharpener for $22, as it offers Dad the choice of colors to match his unique style, including Citrus Zest, Cream, Metal, Orange Zest, Pink Cream, Pistachio Cream, Racing Green, Royal Blue and Royal Red. For those that like to spend time in the kitchen, AnySharp also offers a Pro CHEF Sharpener for $30 that is recommended by Chef Jamie Oliver as a must-have and available in sleek colors of Brass, Copper and Wolf.
The Outdoor Dad will appreciate the Outdoors Knife Sharpener with Firestick ($24.99) - professional knife sharpener for any pocket knife or tactical knife with integrated firestick and striker to help light a fire or the Multi-Tool Sharpener ($18.00) a two-in-one sharpener that allows for rejuvenating almost any knife or tool, including gardening tools!  

8. Original Penguin Golf Apparel

Remember the iconic Penguin on shirts, shorts and more...  it's back.
It's no longer Munsingwear, reintroducing the Original Penguin
Conventional is boring, but tradition is timeless. Channel the classic style of Original Penguin's past with a modern twist in the Earl™ Polo, which features contrast tipping on the placket, sleeve cuffs and collar on a solid-colored base. This short sleeve polo stands out amongst a sea of polos. Be an original in this men's polo at the office or at your buddies on Friday night.

Happy Father's Day!


Preakness Preview and Odds

A preview and odds for this weekend's Preakenss.


"This race is shaping up to be Justify vs. The Field. Gamblers tend to get caught up in the chase for the Triple Crown, and historically we tend to see the majority of the action at the Preakness fall on the winner of the Kentucky Derby. This year looks to be no different. Undefeated Justify is the 1-2 favorite after impressing with a dominant performance at Churchill Downs and facing one of the smallest fields in recent years. One of our most popular props is "Will Justify win the Preakness (Yes -245/No +195) with the overwhelming majority of players siding in the affirmative.  While most of the early action has been on Justify, we have seen a surprising number of big money wagers on 20-1 Bravazo, and 15-1 Lone Sailor. Preakness is a challenging race to book. If the favorite wins, it's not a great day, if a horse with greater than 20-1 odds wins, you tend to get crushed. So we should be rooting for Good Magic, Quip, or Lone Sailor to win on Saturday. However to further complicate it, if Justify wins the Preakness we are probably looking at taking a loss for the day; but, it will easily quadruple our handle for the Belmont Stakes due to the increased attention for the pursuit of the Triple Crown. So if we have to choose between a long shot or Justify winning, we are behind Justify all the way."

Current Odds

Justify 1/2

Good Magic 3/1

Quip 12/1

Lone Sailor 15/1

Tenfold 20/1

Bravazo 20/1

Sporting Chance 30/1

Diamond King 30/1

Prop Bets

Will Justify win the Triple Crown?

Yes +145

No -175

Will Justify win the Preakness Stakes?

Yes -235

No +185


Kentucky Derby Fast Facts

Interested in knowing more about the The Kentucky Derby? Sure, you can find tons of statistics and gorgeous pictures of horses like we did - or you can just keep reading for some pretty interesting facts. Beyond the hats and Mint Juleps, it is the most exciting two minutes in sports - although Triple Crown winner Secretariat holds the record for completing the 1 ¼ mile race in 1:59.40 in 1973. Did you also know that the post-time favorite has won the race each of the last five years? This year, expected favorite Justify will try to emulate Orb (2013), California Chrome (2014), American Pharoah (2015), Nyquist (2016) and Always Dreaming (2017). And although Super Bowl tickets could fetch as much as $7,000, "Mansion" seating at the Derby will cost nearly $15,000 per person. Finally - and perhaps our most who-keeps-up-with-this-stuff statistic - horses whose first initial is “A” have won the race 11 times from 96 tries, including Always Dreaming’s win last year. In fact, the 11.5% success rate is higher than any other initial. Now you know - tally ho!


April Sports Travel Picks

Hopefully the weather breaks as April heats up for sports travel in the USA.

Here are my April picks for some great events.



Kindle Pick of the Week: Secrets of Sports Psychology Revealed

The Secrets of Sports Psychology Revealed by Rick Wolff is aimed towards the individual athlete (or coach) who is eager to cut through all the clutter and find out what is the best approach to adopting sports psychology techniques that actually work. It includes stories about working with athletes, such as Manny Ramirez and Jim Thome, as well as lessons learned from groundbreaking Sports Psychologist H.A. Dorfman.

The Secrets of Sports Psychology Revealed by Rick Wolff will answer basic questions that most top athletes have, including:

·         is it okay to have pre-game rituals?

·         Do superstitions work?

·         Is there a guaranteed way to elevate one’s mental game into the zone?

·         How do the best athletes find a way to make mental adjustments during the heat of competition? 

This is a book that makes you think, and one might be able to see what works for others and how you can learn from that.

The author calls on his own experiences to help the readers understand that psychology plays a major role in sports.

Rick Wolff is a nationally-recognized expert in the field of sports psychology. Wolff, a former professional baseball player in the Detroit Tigers’ organization, also served as the roving sports psychology coach for the Cleveland Indians from 1989 to 1994 and has worked with numerous top professional and collegiate athletes. A direct protégé of the famed sports psychology coach Harvey Dorfman, Wolff can be heard every Sunday morning on WFAN Sports Radio in New York City where he discusses key sports parenting and sports psychology issues. An honors graduate of Harvard University as well as Long Island University, Wolff was a member of the Crimson baseball team that played in the College World Series in 1971. He was ultimately drafted and signed by the Tigers after his junior year. Always in demand from the national sports media, Wolff has appeared on all the major television networks to provide his insights on sports. He resides in Armonk, New York.