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I'd Rather Get Punched In The Face

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Garmin Approach G5 at Abt

If you are an avid golfer like myself, you’ve had similar thoughts after a challenging round.  Sometimes I genuinely feel like I would have had more fun if I’d just paid someone $50 to punch me.  Try as you might, it is darn near impossible to separate how much fun you have from your score.

So what is the solution?  Well, lessons, of course.  But barring that, what else?  Most recreational golfers feel like spending hundreds of dollars on new equipment is the key here.  In all honesty, spending $300-$500 on a new driver won’t take a stroke off you game, although you will look cooler!.  Buying a new set of irons at $500-$1000 will have similar results.  I know the equipment manufacturers would like to argue this point with me, but it really is the pitcher, not the baseball.

So where should that hard sought after golf money go in an effort to reduce your score?  Well, there is simply only one piece of equipment that is almost guaranteed to take strokes off of your game.  And imagine that, Abt happens to carry it! It is the Garmin Approach G5 North America Golf GPS.  Having a range finder when playing is something that once you do, you will never golf without one again.  How many times do you find yourself yelling at your ball, “BE THE RIGHT CLUB!!!!”?  How great would it be to know you already have the right club even before you hit that frustrating little white ball?

Think about it.  For the price of a new driver (which, again, won’t make you score lower), you can almost assuredly take several strokes off your game.

Happy golfing everyone!

Tim S.

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Abt Supports The For Autistic Kids Foundation

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Gandhi once said “Be the change you seek in the world.”  The employees of Abt Electronics have recently held a variety of fundraisers and events for “For Autistic Kids,” a foundation that the Abt family established to raise awareness and understanding of autism.  This disorder affects 1 out of 150 children each year.  One of the fundraisers were “Denim Days,” where employees participated by wearing their most fashionable denim to work and making a donation to the foundation.  In addition, polos, windbreakers, golf balls and sweaters with the “For Autistic Kids” logo were available for purchase.  A decadent bake sale took place in the morning of Friday, July 10th giving employees the option of delicious chocolate cake or scrumptious lemon cake to purchase. The event was a tasteful success!  That afternoon, dozens of Abt employees and their friends and families gathered for a 5k walk-a-thon.  Participants carried their spirit on their sleeves by forming teams, making badges to wear and some even made themed shirts. This event was not just a healthy step for a great cause, but it also gave employees an opportunity to connect with fellow coworkers. The walk-a-thon ended with a finish line BBQ, celebrating our efforts and accomplishments.

Some of the participants from the 5k walk-a-thon

The above mentioned events led up to the 8th Annual Golf Benefit that took place Monday, July 13th at the Glen View Club.  The day was broken up into a morning flight and an afternoon flight, with a dinner and silent auction in the evening.  Golfers had the opportunity to participate in the Hole-In-One Shoot Outs with prizes such as $750,000, a Harley Davidson motorcycle or Porsche vehicle.

Glenview Club in Golf, Illinois

Best Team Ball 1st Place Winners – Total Score 54

Michael Sperling (Sun-Times News Group), Dave Martin (Sun-Times News Group), Willie Abt, Ken Kadis (Mitsubishi) and John Smith (Mitsubishi)

Silent Auction Benefiting The For Autistic Kids Foundation

Thank you to everyone who supported and participated in the fundraisers and the golf benefit. Collectively, we can all make a difference.  To visit the “For Autistic Kids” website click here. –By Maral A.

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