Dr. Gary L. Griffin and his team follow a philosophy of treating each patient as an individual, so much so that they refer to each patient as their guest. Dr. Griffin’s office schedules only one appointment at a time, giving each guest a heaping dose of undivided attention and virtually eliminating long wait times and attempts to break the land speed record for thumb twiddling. Once inside the sunny yellow treatment room, guests can relax in the thickly cushioned office chair amid an arsenal of up-to-date equipment such as laser dental technology and a flat-screen TV. During initial appointments, Dr. Griffin looks deeply into medical histories and works with guests to develop custom treatment plans to fit their needs and expectations.
Goose Creek Cycle galvanizes two-wheelers with a variety of elusive parts and maintenance services to keep customers coasting. The skilled cycle technicians begin the basic bike tune-up by adjusting the front and rear shifting and brake pads, which ensures that all velocipede-vessels will sail smoothly, dock on a dime, and outrun gifted children demanding today's newspaper. A truing is then performed to wipe out wobbles and minor dips, followed by a relubrication of chafed chains using a light chain oil, such as Tri-Flow. Finally, headsets and hubs are adjusted, and tire pressure is calibrated to ensure a cushy ride. Before mechanics return bikes to the wheeled wilderness, the team will give the spoked chariot a once-over to diagnose any replaceable parts, tighten up bolts, and fluff pom-pom handlebars.
Since its publishing debut in 2007, Shelby County Life has been chronicling local happenings with photos and articles about the people and settings of Shelby County. As the only full-color publication in the county, the magazine zeros in on the meaning of community and the properties of the rainbow. The first week of each month, anxiously waiting reader doorsteps receive an issue brimming with articles on local school events, personal stories of county residents, and an assortment of noteworthy bits about everyday life in Shelby County. Keep up with the happenings in the vicinity from the coziness of the couch while the postman reliably delivers 12 issues a year, from the snows of January through the mistletoe monsoons of December.
Clear Creek Golf Center spreads out a sprawling kingdom of flag-bedecked holes dotted across 1,700 yards of outstretched fairway and greens. Calibrated to challenge golfers of all stripes, the nine-hole course unfolds with a mix of six par 3 and three par 4 holes. Like three-legged races or bomb diffusing, the course is best explored in groups of two, as pairs of partners traverse the 2-mile scenic walk on their way from pin to pin. Before striding up to neatly packaged tee boxes, save swings from lurking slumps and warm up with a large bucket of balls, spraying shots across 285 yards of designated driving range. An artificial driving area, fairway sand bunker, and seven different target greens provide comfortable teeing areas, and a chipping-and-putting green keeps short games from developing a Napoleon complex and attempting to annex the clubhouse.
Tanglewood Golf Course doesn't feature an overwhelming number of water hazards, but when water comes into play, its presence is felt. At the 11th hole, a pond turns the layout into the hardest hole on the course. At 501 yards, the 6th hole could be an easy scoring hole—a reachable par 5—if it weren't for another pond in front of the green that makes even long hitters think twice about aggressive shots. Such high risk-high reward shots loom throughout the course, which arcs over the lush hills of Kentucky countryside.
Located alongside the 10th fairway, Tanglewood Golf Course hosts overnight guests in cozy motels with amenities including cable and full kitchens. The course offers weekend stay and play packages ideal for golfers in need of a romantic getaway with their favorite iron.
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