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  • Which Hawaiian island is considered best for golfing?
    This really depends on everyone’s preference, but the Big Island is usually considered the best for golf vacations in Hawaii. However, the Bruhs are all on the island of Oahu.
  • Which Hawaiian island has the most golf courses?
    Oahu has around 40 different golf courses to enjoy during your Hawaii golf trip! From fancy golf resorts to public golf courses, you can find exactly what you are looking for on Oahu.
  • Is there a best time of year for a golf vacation in Hawaii?
    Hawaii’s climate is pleasant year-round, but golfers often prefer the drier months from April to October. However, keep in mind that these are also the busiest months for tourism.
  • Are golf lessons available at Hawaii’s golf courses?
    Most major golf courses in Hawaii offer lessons for both beginners and advanced players. It’s always a good idea to check in advance and book your lessons.
  • What should I pack for a golf vacation in Hawaii?
    Hawaii’s weather is generally warm, so pack lightweight, breathable golf attire. Don’t forget a good sunblock, a hat for sun protection, and your favorite golf clubs. Most courses also have clubs for rent if you prefer not to travel with yours.
  • Are there golf courses with ocean views in Hawaii?
    Yes, many of Hawaii’s golf courses are renowned for their stunning ocean views. Notable ones include the Plantation Course at Kapalua in Maui, Princeville Makai Golf Club in Kauai, and Mauna Kea Golf Course on the Big Island.
  • What is the proper way to cut a cigar?
    Cigars can be cut in a variety of ways. People use everything from expensive cigar cutters to their teeth. Two of the best methods for cutting are “guillotine style” cutters and “bullet style” punches. Both provide clean cuts and ample incisions to allow smoke to draw through the cigar easily. When cutting the cigar, the trick is to cut off enough of the cap without taking the whole thing off, thus keeping the cigar from unraveling. When using the bullet style cutter, you usually won't have this problem. Also, using a V-cut is another way to cut a stick. This apparatus is shaped in a "V" wedge that removes a groove in the cap of a cigar. Next to the usage of teeth, this is the oldest known way to cut a cigar. Smokers would use their pocket knives to cut the wedge before the invention of the "V" groove cutter.
  • What is the best way to light a cigar?
    Lighting your “stick” evenly is the most important thing to remember. When you first start, you may want to toast your cigar a bit, whether it is with a match or butane lighter. This will sometimes make it easier for the filler on bigger ring gauge cigars to light more evenly. Next, gently puff on your cigar while you hold the flame to the end of the cigar. Be sure to rotate the cigar so the whole end gets lit properly. Remember, the hottest part of any flame is right above where you can visually see the actual flame.
  • How do I blow smoke rings?
    The biggest factor in blowing good smoke rings is practice. With that in mind, try this technique. First, you need a cigar with dense smoke, and a place with still air. Don't waste your time trying to blow smoke rings in a breeze! Draw a thick puff of smoke into your mouth. Hold it there and open your mouth slowly. Make an "O" with your mouth, (maybe more of a rounded "oh") - definitely not a pucker like a kiss. Curl the tip of your tongue down, and pull your tongue all the way back. Now, when blowing a ring, you're actually not exhaling. You're just pushing out the smoke in your mouth with your tongue in short bursts - like a piston, only in a relaxed way. It's actually a really gentle motion. Push forward with your tongue, with perhaps slight recoil at the bottom. Keep at it - it's like riding a bicycle... Once you "get it" you'll wonder what the problem was!
  • How do I set up my humidor?
    Remember, no matter what humidor you choose to purchase, care & maintenance are critical. Do not load up your humidor with your cigars just yet! Patience my friend. Follow these preparation steps below and you'll be on your way to a perfectly conditioned humidor. 1) Conditioning the Interior (Spanish cedar) First, before placing your cigars inside your new humidor, wipe the interior with a lint-free cloth dampened lightly with distilled water. This picks up any residue from the manufacturing process and also conditions the interior to accept a certain amount of moisture which will be prevalent once your cigars are placed inside your humidor. If this is not done, the dry wood may suck moisture out of your cigars and/or your humidifier. 2) Moistening the Humidifier Next, place your humidifier into a container of distilled water large enough to allow it to be submerged in the distilled water. The humidifier will be slightly buoyant, so you may have to reverse the humidifier's direction in the container to insure that it has been thoroughly moistened. It should take approximately 30 minutes of soaking to fully moisten the humidifier. Note: Never use tap water which may contain unsavory elements. Next, making sure the humidification unit is not saturated and dripping wet, place it in its rightful place in the humidor, close the lid and wait 24 hours. This completely conditions the interior of your new humidor to maintain the freshness of your cigars. Why not fill with tap water? Tap water (as well as spring water) contains minerals which tend to clog the humidifier element. In addition, tap water contains chemicals which may impart an unpleasant odor to your cigars. 3) Calibrating your Hydrometer Dampen a towel (not dripping wet, but good & damp), then wrap the hygrometer in the towel for 30 to 45 minutes. Then quickly unwrap it and read the humidity. If your hygrometer is perfectly calibrated (few are) it will be reading exactly 100% humidity. Most likely, it will be reading somewhere between 80 and 90%. That's ok - if its reading 90%, then you know that when it's in your humidor and reading 65, your humidor is really at 75%. Next turn over your hygrometer and adjust the calibration screw accordingly. Want to get a little more technical? No problem. Luckily, as nature would have it, when salt and water (NaCl and H2O for you studious types), are in a saturated solution at equilibrium, the resultant humidity is 75%. This gives are a fantastic reference point to calibrate our hygrometers. Here's the procedure you should use: Get a bottle cap of some sort - any bottle cap will do! Fill it with regular table salt. Then place a few drops of water on the salt. DO NOT put too much water on the salt. The salt should only be damp, not a liquid solution. Then put the bottle cap of salt and your hygrometer in a see-through, freezer bag. Seal the freezer bag & wait several hours (about six). The humidity inside the bag will be 75%. Compare it to your hygrometer. You will then know exactly how far off your hygrometer is, just like with the damp towel test, above. That is it! Your humidor & its components are now fully prepared to recreate the optimum conditions for maintaining the freshness of your cigars!
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