A wealth management director at Sabadell Bank and Trust, Anthony Comorat, CFA, manages high and ultra-high net worth client investment portfolios and manages changes to client objectives and tolerances. In his free time, Anthony “Tony” Comorat enjoys shooting sporting clays with his family at the South Florida Shooting Club.
One of Florida’s premier shooting destinations, the South Florida Shooting Club (SFSC) offers a wide variety of membership options to the community. The basic memberships that are available are individual, partner, family, and junior memberships. These membership options all grant access to SFSC grounds and amenities, along with invitations to SFSC championships and tournaments.
The most inexpensive membership option is the junior membership. This is available to individuals between the ages of 16 and 21 and costs $500. After that, SFSC offers the individual membership at $1,800, the husband and wife/partners membership at $2,900, and the family membership, which includes partners and two children under 21, for $3,500 per annum.
In addition to these basic membership types, the SFSC offers platinum and lifetime memberships. Both types have individual and family options. The platinum memberships cost $6,500 for individuals and $11,000 for families and grant members access to all SFSC grounds and amenities, priority registration for tournaments, and golf cart rentals and clays for daily shooting. Platinum members also receive discounts on services and tournament targets.
Lifetime members receive these same benefits, but they also get a free gun fitting and 10 hours of shooting instruction every year. These memberships cost $75,000 for individuals and $100,000 for families.
Anthony Comorat is the wealth management director at Sabadell Bank and Trust in North Palm Beach, Florida. Outside of his professional life, Anthony “Tony” Comorat enjoys playing acoustic and electric guitar.
There are numerous mistakes new guitar players often make, some that lead to bad habits that are hard to break. If you are a novice guitarist, avoid these three mistakes to help improve your playing and prevent any bad playing habits from sticking.
1. Poor Timing – It is understandable that while you are learning chords or a specific song, you might take your time and go slow, but staying on beat and keeping tempo is often challenging for newer players. Fortunately, a metronome offers a quick fix. If you do not want to buy a physical metronome, there are multiple apps and websites that offer digital versions of the device. Free metronomes are available online.
2. Forgetting to Tune Up – Many beginners find guitar tuning hard, and some do not even bother. Playing a song on a poorly tuned guitar is a bad idea because you do not learn how to properly identify in-tune and out-of-tune notes. It can also lead to self-doubt when you hear someone on an in-tune guitar play a song and it sounds way better than your version. While beginners might want a digital tuner, it pays to learn how to tune by ear.
3. Avoiding Music Theory – It might sound boring to sit down and learn music theory when all you want to do is rock out, but doing so can help you reach the next level of playing. Music theory teaches you about scales, tonality, key centers, chord structures, and how they all work together. Think of it like trying to write a novel without ever having taken an English class. Sure, you “know” English, but your casual understanding is nowhere near as deep as someone who has studied the subject. One of the classic books for beginners learning guitar is the Guitar Grimoires series.
A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Anthony “Tony” Comorat serves as the wealth management director of Sabadell Investment Bank and Trust. When not managing the bank’s clients investment portfolio, Anthony Comorat enjoys working on his golf swing at GolfTec.
Improving your golf swing is the one sure way to hit those birdies. Here are two ways to do it:
Power long shots with your body. The power for a hard swing doesn’t come from your arms: It’s all from your body. To train yourself to power the club with your body, place the club just behind a golf ball at rest. From here, swing the club forward, sending the ball soaring into the air. Do this continuously without ever starting with a backswing. After a lot of practice, you’ll be able to get the ball soaring with just your body’s power.
Lower your hands at the finish. A short follow-through results in a lower shot, reducing the ball’s flight. Additionally, you can use a stronger club or an easier swing.