As the inventor of the Swing Thing training aid, PGA professional Dennis Dawson often uses the device during lessons to correct imbalanced swing mechanics and develop consistent, successful swings. Drawing on 35 years of instruction, Dennis focuses on the fundamentals of a fluid swinging motion, particularly the importance of spinal angle, balance, and a follow-through that includes a seamless pirouette. While students hit shots during a lesson, Dennis diagnoses particular maladies responsible for undesirable flight patterns. Students first practice swinging without the ball or a caddy on their shoulders to get a feel for correct mechanics and then repeat the motion until proper form is built into muscle memory.
The Moorpark Morning Rotary's beer-tasting festival kicks off Moorpark Country Days with a celebration of Americana and an expansive exhibition of regional beers. During the festival, patrons roam amid a throng of vendors as music plays and amber fluids glint in through chilled glass. Wandering guzzlers can savor free samples of more than 50 types of beer from 14 local breweries such as Enegren Brewing Company, Ventura's Surf Brewery, Wolf Creek Brewery, and Restaurant and Stone Brewing Company. Ear buds spark at the guitar strums and vocalizations of String Theory, Holliday, Sound the Sky, Sonic Abatement and Steve Hur, five local bands that mount the stage for 45-minute performances.
Charging through fields of giant spools, over stacks of hay bales, and through winding trenches is a daily occurrence at Ambush Paintball & Airsoft Park. Six scenario theme fields and a tournament-grade turf arena field spread over 40 acres give players of all skills levels a variety of combat zones on which to wage simulated warfare. The City pits players in an unforgiving, paint-or-be-painted war zone consisting of 32 buildings over 40,000 square feet without a protected crosswalk in sight. History serves as the inspiration of the World War I field, where players begin their match inside a WWI–style trench, and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat by either successfully defending their base or charging the field to overrun their opponent's trenches. Players of the Arena can practice their tournament skills on a field littered with inflated obstacles seen in professional competitions. Ambush Paintball & Airsoft Park's professional staff is on hand to help players with equipment and technical issues.
Peter McCarthy and his six-string axe have played alongside members of No Doubt, Toto, Anthrax, The Eagles, and more. His virtuosity made playing with such a diverse collection of musicians possible. When not touring to support his solo albums, he's applying his knowledge and experience to guitar lessons for those of all ages and skill levels. Just as he has played everything from blues and metal to jazz and classical, his classes cover all styles and can be tailored to individual abilities and preferences.
Paintball can be a messy game, but Paintball Hotline makes the marketing of the game a clean process. They partner with online marketing companies to expose parks across the country to the players who want to frequent them. Working only in the business of paintball, they provide expertise and personalized attention for both park owners and players. Firsthand knowledge of the sport also comes from having managed fields that boasted more than 400 acres with more than 650 paintball-gun rentals.
Kiska the wolf was the first wild animal to roam the grounds at Moorpark College. She soon became part of the Exotic Animal Training and Management (EATM) Program. With the addition of landscaping and enclosures that mimic natural habitats, the program transformed into a 5-acre zoo with primates, coyotes, emus, and an African lioness. The zoo currently houses almost 135 animals and caters to students in the EATM. In addition to class work, they visit the zoo daily, learning how to train and care for exotic animals. Patrons can witness these interactions with the animals at the shows or during the animal demonstrations where student trainers present animals performing behaviors they have trained.