The Bowmandale Buddies are specially trained Year 5 and 6 pupils who act as role models and mentors on the playground. They help sort out problems and give other children someone to talk to and play with. Today, the Senior Buddies held an assembly to share with the whole school ways in which children can access help and support from the Buddies. The Buddies also mentioned about the Bother Boxes that are in every classroom except Foundation and how they can use the Bother Box if they have a problem or worry.
They reminded everyone about the Buddy Bench on the playground. Please may we say a huge thank you to our local Spar shop who have kindly donated a new 'Buddy Bench' for the school and a wooden arch to form the entrance to our new school garden that is currently being developed. Our Buddies are delighted with the new bench and are especially impressed that it is painted to represent the team colours of all 5 House Teams.
We talked about what we should put in the bother box and what we should not. We also did a story called the backpack story in which Bob got weighed down because he was worried. Finally, we played a song. When we did buddy training we learnt about different types of bullying. We also acted out different types of bullying and learned how to help someone when they are getting bullied.
We were also taught how to help someone when they are sad and lonely. After that we filled in a buddy booklet which had some activities for us to do inside of it. We learned about the importance of sharing and how to help and support young people. In part 2 of buddy training we did a game where we got into partners and one person acted out something and the other person wrote down what the other person was acting out and we made a poster about the buddy rules. There are "value" courses everywhere, but the bar moves depending on where you are. No matter which destination you choose, look for courses or resorts that offer a variety of price points.
Dynamic pricing can get you a good deal at certain times of the day or the season. If you have a group larger than two tee times generally 12 or more people , you could be in position to lobby for a group rate with the facility's group business manager. Our Managing Editor Brandon Tucker recently planned a trip to San Diego and found the municipal courses don't negotiate with groups like privately managed courses will.
You won't usually get deals for aeration or maintenance issues on a popular muni, either, beyond the published rates. The style of courses matters, too. What you should look for are courses that allow walking where you save on cart fees and short courses. If you have a group that loves playing more than 18 holes in a day, consider making your PM round a short course.
Thirty-six hole days with a short course in the afternoon will probably bring more laughs and less complaints about tired bodies. Short courses have made a lot of waves in recent years and perhaps the best place for excellent architecture and value is in Tennessee. If time is tight and you've run out of time to plan your trip, let us do the legwork and bring your whole group.
Meet the Buddies of the Shadow Buddies Foundation
The season you go will also add or subtract a lot to the bottom line. Mid-week trips are ideal to score cheaper green fees. If going to a higher-end property, some in the group might want to skip the caddie and carry their own bag or use a pull cart instead. That's a huge savings. Transportation costs are related, again, to where you choose to play.
Look at where the majority of your group will be flying from and find an airport that has affordable fares. Route competition between airlines is usually a good place to start. Those who book stays at one multi-course resort or a handful of courses within a tight radius of your accommodations might not need as many rental cars, or one at all.
Where you stay can make or break the trip, both from a budget and an experience perspective. Sharing group accommodations - instead of individual hotel rooms - will likely foster better group bonding and be cheaper, too. Having a refrigerator and full kitchen, along with an outdoor grill, to cook meals will cut food costs considerably. Airbnb and vacation rentals will save you money, but they come with potential headaches. You never know what the unit will offer until you arrive and it's too late to change.
You could get inconsistent furnishings or a bad location. Something as simple as not enough towels or pillows might have you wishing you booked at a resort or hotel for guaranteed comforts. Resort-sanctioned home rentals are a safer bet and probably why they'll be more expensive , allowing the group access to resort pools and other amenities that will likely not be accessible to independently-operated vacation homes. All these tips are meant to help you plan, but don't forget the ultimate goal here: To have fun with your pals.
Don't get so wrapped up on being thrifty that you take the shine off your itinerary.
The Buddies are in FULL EFFECT!
Feel free to schedule that final round at a pricey course everyone has always wanted to play or hit up that fancy steakhouse for the last supper. There should be some memorable experiences, and in some ways, going a little overboard might be the way to deliver that boom.
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We have played many of the top courses you have mentioned in Canada, Hawaii, Idaho and California. Next week we are headed to Whistler Ca. We fill our pockets with tip money so our clubs are taken care of easily So little time and so many courses to play.
clarulunip.ga I have run 26 annual buddy trips. We do a spring Ryder Cup-style event with 16 guys, moving it around the country, sometimes exploring new places and sometimes returning to favorites. Budget is always on my mind as organizer. Make sure hi-speed internet, parking for your vans, taxes and resort fees are in the bundle. We have taken to grilling some nights, rotating some cooking responsibilities. Saves time lugging 16 tired guys to restaurants and saves a lot of money.
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We have also brought in catered dinners to our hospitality suite that are cheaper than sit down meals. We make sure we are allowed to stock our own hospitality suite with beer, wine, beer, soda and snacks. That saves a bunch over the resort bars.