The reason professional golfers make great property investors

first_imgA university study has revealed the reasons why top-flight golfers make excellent property investment decisions.IF you want to become a better real estate investor, perhaps it’s time to hit the greens and improve your swing.According to CQUniversity senior lecturer, Dr Julie Knutsen, professional golfers possess an innate set of skills they can be applied as property investors to boost their chances of profitable returns.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoDr Knutsen, who will present her findings at CQUniversity’s annual Property Conference on Friday August 18, said the difference between scoring a real estate Albatross and a double bogey was found on the fairway between the ears.“There are three psychological errors common to both bad golf play and ineffective decisions about property investment,” Dr Knutsen said.Dr Knutsen said poor golfers and their investor counterparts were over-optimistic, over-confidence and held a belief all influencing events could be controlled.“However, studies show that professional golfers have learned to manage these errors and understand the final play-off is won with patience, focus and commitment to sound judgment,” she said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter on @kieranclairlast_img read more

MLAX : TENFOLD: Ten different players score as Syracuse rolls past Hobart

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on April 19, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img T.W. Johnson didn’t see any difference Tuesday from the previous six times he’s coached against Syracuse.The Hobart head coach saw Jeremy Thompson and Josh Amidon work together in a two-on-one that ended with an Amidon laser shot into the top left corner for the first goal of the game. From the start, he saw a relentless Orange attack throughout the game that was both balanced and efficient.Syracuse’s offense has not been the team’s strongpoint this season. But while the offensive dominance may have been new to this SU team, Johnson was used to seeing it from the Orange.‘I’ve played them for seven years now, and to be honest, it’s the same every year,’ he said. ‘They’ve got talented guys. They have a lot of them. They have the ability to go on runs at any point during the game.’Ten different players scored for No. 4 SU (11-1, 3-0 Big East) in its 13-7 win over the Statesmen (5-7) Tuesday in the Carrier Dome, keeping the Kraus-Simmons trophy in Syracuse for the fifth straight season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange offense played perhaps its most consistent game of the season in front of 4,340 fans, not relying on one short burst but finding ways to score throughout the game. And that brought back the memories of dangerous, high-flying SU attacks from recent years.‘I think we’ve tried to play like that all year long,’ Syracuse head coach John Desko said. ‘We don’t rely on just one player to get it done for us offensively. … We believe in that. It’s team play.’All year long, the Orange offense has struggled. SU has failed to reach double digits in five of its 12 games. Those include two five-goal performances and SU’s only loss when it scored six goals against Cornell.Even when Syracuse has reached double figures, the team has gone quarters at a time floundering on the offensive end while opponents forge comebacks.This time, Hobart tried to shut down Syracuse’s offense at first with a 1-3-2 zone, a new defensive wrinkle the Orange had not yet seen this year. But Thompson and Amidon quickly solved that defense.The two senior midfielders stood 15 yards away from the goal on opposite hash marks. Thompson got possession and forced the single Hobart defender to slide over to him. Thompson quickly flipped the ball over to Amidon on the right hash, and Amidon did the rest for the 1-0 lead.‘I think we executed much better,’ Desko said. ‘We ran the offenses. The guys really appeared to understand what we were trying to accomplish. This is the time of year where you like to see those kinds of things.’Hobart managed to stay with the Orange through the first quarter, as SU only held a 3-2 lead after 15 minutes. But SU took over in the second.Jovan Miller ended a personal three-game scoring drought with a running shot from the right side on SU’s first possession of the period. Junior midfielder Bobby Eilers continued his strong showing in recent games with a goal four minutes later.Kevin Drew then got into the mix on a transition goal. He was left unguarded in the middle of the field, and attack JoJo Marasco found him cutting to the net.‘I’ve just been staying out a little more, get some offense going a little bit,’ said Drew, who had a career-high two goals in the game. ‘We’ve been working on fastbreaks every day in practice, so we’re just working on that.’Syracuse’s leading scorer Stephen Keogh capped off that second-quarter run by scooping up a rebound on the crease and finishing with a putback a minute after Drew’s first score. That put the lead at 7-2, and Hobart would never close the margin to less than three goals throughout the game.The key for SU’s offense Tuesday was that mix of the primary and secondary scorers. Syracuse got its expected contributions from Keogh, Amidon, Thompson and Marasco, all of whom had at least two points in the game.But the additional scoring from Eilers, Drew, Pete Coleman and defender Matt Harris turned an average offensive performance into one of SU’s better scoring games this year.‘I think we executed much better,’ Desko said. ‘We ran the offenses. The guys really appeared to understand what we were trying to accomplish. This is the time of year where you really want to see those kinds of things.’zjbrown@syr.edulast_img read more

Peter-Owen Hayward looks to build upon successful freshman season with Syracuse club ice hockey

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Before Peter-Owen Hayward ever took the ice with Syracuse’s club hockey team, where he scored four game-winning goals during his freshman season, time ticked away as he grappled with his college decision.Several offers and recruitment visits later, Hayward chose Syracuse, a school that does not have an NCAA Division I men’s hockey team.In just his first season of collegiate club hockey, Hayward led the country in goals with 38, three more than the next-highest player. The now-sophomore finished last season with 64 points in just 35 games. Now, Hayward and Syracuse (5-2) are trying to build on his freshman campaign.“Everyone could see he was a good player right when he came in,” Trip Franzese, Hayward’s linemate, said. “But then what he did on the ice was unexpected. I don’t think anyone expected him to do that.”After his high school graduation, Hayward didn’t enroll in college. He decided to play a season of post-graduate junior hockey for the Boston Jr. Bruins in the United States Premier Hockey League, hoping to receive Division I offers. The best he got was Division III looks. A few were solid offers, Hayward said, but none were what Hayward was looking for academically.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHayward also received offers from schools with D-I American Collegiate Hockey Association teams, like Syracuse. Ideally, he wanted a school with a strong business program, which Syracuse was able to offer with the Martin J. Whitman School of Management.Now, Hayward is a marketing and advertising dual major in Whitman and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.As a member of the Orange, Hayward’s transition came with ease. He immediately became a leader in the locker room, giving SU a much-needed spark during games, Franzese said. Paired with his athleticism and natural scoring ability, SU head coach Nicholas Pierandri said, Hayward became a top recruit for the club hockey team.“He established a new level of player at our university,” Pierandri said.Before the start of his sophomore year, Hayward’s teammates elected him to be an assistant captain, a title, Pierandri said, not commonly held by two-year players. Franzese added that Hayward leads by example, is good at getting things done and getting his teammates fired up.“He’s a marquee player,” Pierandri said, “a good voice for our team, and a leader in the way he plays.”SU enters this season having won 20-plus games four consecutive times and making three appearances in the ACHA national tournament. While Hayward looks to defend the scoring title, it’s not a thought that often enters his mind.“If you go out and try to lead the country in goals you’re never going to do it,” Hayward said. “When I was playing for the Junior Bruins, people had lots of high expectations for me coming out of high school.“… Once I let (the pressure) go and started playing more freely, I played better.” Comments Published on October 25, 2017 at 12:33 am Contact Peyton: pesmith@syr.edulast_img read more