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'~'~11' FRIDAY/blOVEMBI~R 3Q - MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2012 SPORTS & OUTDOORS Cape Gazette ccording to family members who were out and about Thanks- giving evening, the parking lots at the Tanger Outlets in Rehoboth were jam-packed with cars, and presumably so were the stores. It appears that some locals and Cape Region visitors were keenly interested in stretching Black Fri- day into Black Thursday. If local conditions were any indication, these shoppers may have suc- ceeded on a national level. The next anticipated jump in Christmas season sales is the Cy- ber Monday after Thanksgiving. This frost day back from the holi- day weekend earned its name a while ago, as some folks "bor- rowed" their company's T1 inter- net connections to make some quick online gift purchases. And now, with cable or 3G or 4G wireless access significantly speeding up home-based internet connections, compared to the old dial-up method, Cyber Monday's sales have also outpaced records set in past years. The intemet sales phenome- non is not going unrecognized by the folks engaged in the business of golf. On Thanksgiving evening, on the very next Sunday evening, and again on Cyber Monday, the gang at Taylormade Golf sent me emails that glowingly described their newest drivers and irons, as well as offering discounted sale prices on recent models. Myrtle Beach Golf also reached out, letting me know I still had a chance to snag some decent tee times for the late fall and winter season. They were touting discounts on their golf card program, as well. The United States Golf Associ- ation also joined in, sending an email on Cyber Monday to make sure I knew all the details about their offer of free shipping for any order above $150 from the USGP s golf shop. Cape Region golfers don't have to worry about missing Cyber Monday, however. In a tradition- al upcoming column, I will dis- cuss local options for Christmas gifts. Keeping below the magic number of 14 Way back when, golfers with more money than sense kept their golf bag filled with more than two dozen golf clubs of every size and shape imaginable. Eventually, the USGA and R&A decided that this situation vas bad for the sport, and instituted a general rule that no more than 14 clubs could be in the golfer's bag during any given round. Naturally, the presence of a limit means that some folks will try to stretch it, leading to the penalty provisions of Rule 4. On the other hand, the 14-club rule uses its own special triggers to go into effect, to h.elp protect against inadvertent violations. This was covered in a recent USGA Ruling of the Day. In the situation described, a player whose putter was letting him down decided to switch putters during the round. His bag had 14 clubs in it, including the less-than-helpful original putter. Somehow this golfer managed to retrieve another putter from his locker without unduly delaying his match. Before he teed off on the next hole, however, another player re- minded him that he couldn't re- place or add another club to his original set of 14. Thus chas- tened, the player set aside his second putter, put the original one back in the bag and contin- ued on his round. According to the USGA, there's no penalty here. Al- though the golfer screwed up by initially switching putters, thanks to the fellow competitor, he didn't violate Rule 4. That's because he never made a stroke while using a golf bag that had the extra club in it. The other option for golfers with an occasionally balky put- ter is to take another golf club out of the bag and put two put- ters in there, along with 12 other clubs. This way, each putter knows it has to be on its best be- havior, or it won't be used. That'll teach 'em. Running Continued from page 89 follows: mile 3 in the Gordons Pond parking lot of Cape Hen- lopen State Park; mile 5 and 25.5m at Grove Park; mile 8 and 23 at the Wolfe Neck Road trail crossing; mile 14.5 at Fort Miles in Cape Henlopen State Park; Runne, Wolfe Pointe and Running Company, Rehoboth mile 15.5 at the bathhouse in Hawkseye developments. We Beach. Cape Henlopen State Park; and thank the homeowners of 10 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 16, 7th mile 19 at Lewes Beach. Lewes and Rehoboth Beach in annual Snowball 5K Run, Fish- Gills Neck Road will be busy advance for their support of the ing Pier, Cape Henlopen State with two-way runners and one- event. Park, Lewes. way traffic being controlled by 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 22, Day DelDOT, Delaware State Police Upcoming Races After 5K Shadow Run, 5 p.m., and Lewes Fire Police. Expect 7 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, Cape Henlopen State Park, delays on Gills Neck from 8 Seashore Marathon & Half- Lewes. a.m. to noon near the Wolfe Marathon, Rehoboth Beach Midnight, Monday, Dec. 31, )Visit us online at: 10th annual Race into the New Year 5K, Rehoboth Beach Run- ning Company; Rehoboth Beach. 9 a.m., Tuesday, ]an. 1, 2nd Hair of the Dog 5K & 10K Run, Bethany Beach. Wilmington University in American Sign Language This course will focus on vocabulary specific to every day communication. Students will learn finger spelling, numbers, ano slgne(] hand shapes. They will also gain knowledge ofth~ deaf culture m a fun and relaxed learning enwronmen! Tuesdays, January 8-February 12 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Getting to Know Your iPad This one day workshoo will cover getting slarted with an iPad and using slandard appl~cat~uns, induding Safari, the camera, mail. and the App Store. Saturday, January 12 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday, February 28 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Cooking at Big Fish This class, held at Big Fish Grill, will feature menu items from the Big Fish Restaurant Group. Hands-on partiopat~on ts encouraged. This class will include a tour of the seafood market, a whole fish cutting demonstration. and tios about purchasing seafood. Must be 2"1 Saturday, March 16 10:00 a.m.-l:00 p.m. Taking and Editing Photos with Your iPhone Learn how to use your iPhone camera to take ~ood ~holos Using a few apps. creatively combine images mat express vour own unioue v~sJon througt~ editing an(] photo manioularion. A suggested application list wm be available when you register Saturdays, May 11 and May 18 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. L L Ghost Stories of Lewes Lewes has been proclaimed as one of the most haunted towns in Delaware. Ghost hunting techniques and many of the stories that perss~ in Lewes will be olscussed. Friday, February 15 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Making Great Art with ArtRage on Your iPad This series of workshoos will allow you to harness the power of iPad and ArtRage to let out that creative gen~s inside you~ Join us for one session or attend as many as you like. Thursdays, January 10-February 21 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. WILMINGTON UNIVERSITY 1-877-456-7003 I To register for workshops or to learn more, visit tx Wilmington UUIv,.rStT~ S a oflva[c nunprorlt institution ana merobe; of the Delaware Association of Nonprofit Agencies {DANA}.