The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:
Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.
Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.
Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.
If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.
Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:
Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.
Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.
Symptoms of hot flashes include:
Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.
Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.
The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.
Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in Westlake, FL for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.
Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?
Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Westlake, FL can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When there is an increased concentration of growth hormone by the pituitary gland, there are positive benefits to the body. Some benefits include:
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Sal Zambito doesn’t need anyone telling him why his new sports bar, the Thirsty Turtle Seagrill, fills a gaping restaurant void in the sawgrass-tipped marshlands of west Palm Beach County.Zambito lives across the street. He knows.Still, avid customers were eager to show him: “They were like, ‘When do you open?! When do you open?!’ and just about ripping the front doors off the hinges,” he says, in the months before the Thirsty Turtle’s grand opening on Aug. 31.The Thirsty Turtle, at 10...
Sal Zambito doesn’t need anyone telling him why his new sports bar, the Thirsty Turtle Seagrill, fills a gaping restaurant void in the sawgrass-tipped marshlands of west Palm Beach County.
Zambito lives across the street. He knows.
Still, avid customers were eager to show him: “They were like, ‘When do you open?! When do you open?!’ and just about ripping the front doors off the hinges,” he says, in the months before the Thirsty Turtle’s grand opening on Aug. 31.
The Thirsty Turtle, at 10130 Northlake Blvd., West Palm Beach, occupies a tiny plaza way out near unincorporated Loxahatchee and The Acreage and the manicured new city of Westlake, past the 24-square-mile wetlands of the Grassy Waters Preserve, which supplies West Palm Beach’s drinking water.
There’s a Publix supermarket and one Chinese takeout eatery nearby, and so is a Dunkin’, but the vast majority of diners must trek about 6 miles east to North Military Trail to find the nearest cluster of restaurants, Zambito says.
“There’s been no good food in our community,” Zambito says. “There’s nothing west but sawgrass. Like 75 percent of our customers come from The Acreage and Loxahatchee.”
Which makes his 3,000-square-foot sports grill a seafood oasis in a restaurant desert. The menu features Firecracker Shrimp Tacos, Steamed Littleneck Clams and fresh fish such as blackened dolphin, along with burgers, salads, skirt steaks and baby back ribs. Eleven flat-screen TV sets play live sports over the dining room, adorned with wood-paneled walls and a long counter bar with buoys, anchors and fish motifs mounted overhead. (“We wanted it to not look like SpongeBob [SquarePants], but with pleasing nautical themes,” Zambito says.)
Fast-talking and affable, the Brooklyn-accented owner quit his job as a banker to open the Thirsty Turtle with business partner Michael Newman. They franchised the grill from Karen and Joe Paranzino, who operate four other Thirsty Turtles in Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce and the flagship in Juno Beach.
“I always made the joke as a banker: I want to make a million dollars so I could lose it all as a restaurant owner,” he says. “But it was all those people banging on the windows and screaming about how much the grill was needed here, that’s why I busted my butt to open.”
What excites Zambito more is the area’s growth potential. He points to an “explosion of housing” in nearby Avenir, a sprawling community now in its construction infancy, set to add 3,900 single-family homes on wetlands thick with wood storks, pink roseate spoonbills and great blue herons.
Already, he says, 10 to 15 customers queue up daily outside the 150-seat Thirsty Turtle before it opens for lunch — and dinner is far more hectic with hourlong wait times. This weekend, the restaurant will begin accepting takeout orders, which he had skipped until now to avoid overwhelming the kitchen.
Zambito takes zero credit for the seagrill’s menu, which is identical to its sister locations. Chef Rafael Reyes-Guzman, who worked at the Thirsty Turtle’s Juno Beach outpost for a decade, created the honey-garlic sauce recipe for the popular chicken wings ($15.95 for 10; $31.50 for 20) and its desserts ($4.95-$6.50), such as the Coca-Cola Cake and the Turtle Egg (caramel surrounded by peanut butter gelato coated in milk chocolate).
The Thirsty Turtle sources its fish from 18 Florida suppliers. Fish & Chips ($15.95) are typically haddock (sometimes cod), and the menu also includes pasta ($12.95-$19.95) and handhelds ($6.95-$11.95) such as Philly Cheese Steak and Hot Corned Beef.
Happy hours are from 2 to 7 p.m. daily, when a dozen steamed clams cost $6 (normally $8.95), and drafts, bottles and well drinks get a 10-percent- to 20-percent-off discount. Live music acts are expected to follow later this fall.
Thirsty Turtle Seagrill is at 10130 Northlake Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 561-660-8911 or visit ThirstyTurtleFL.com/West-Palm-Beach.
Another big week inside the High School Football America 100 with ten head-to-head matchups.At the top, No. 8 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) keeps itself in the national championship hunt with a 42-34 defeat of No. 14 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida). It was the first loss of the year for the Patriots (4-1), while C-M improves to 4-0.In Ohio, there will be a new No. 1 this week after No. 92 Massillon Washington beat No. 11 St. Edward 27-24. It’s Massillon’s 924th all-time win, third on America’s all-time h...
Another big week inside the High School Football America 100 with ten head-to-head matchups.
At the top, No. 8 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) keeps itself in the national championship hunt with a 42-34 defeat of No. 14 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida). It was the first loss of the year for the Patriots (4-1), while C-M improves to 4-0.
In Ohio, there will be a new No. 1 this week after No. 92 Massillon Washington beat No. 11 St. Edward 27-24. It’s Massillon’s 924th all-time win, third on America’s all-time high school football wins list.
Staying in Ohio, No. 43 Archbishop Hoban beat No. 100 St. Ignatius. Big night for running back Lamar Sperling, who carried the ball 29 times for 149 yards and three touchdowns.
From Florida, No. 56 Edgewater will continue to move-up when the new rankings are released on Sunday. Friday night, the Eagles edged No. 49 Jones (Orlando) 14-13.
In California, No. 59 Folsom picks-up a quality win (23-15) over No. 64 Pittsburg. It was the first loss of the year for the Pirates.
Alabama’s Hoover will make a move up Sunday. The No. 81 ranked Bucs beat No. 79 Hewitt-Trussville 17-7.
The shock of the Friday night was in South Carolina where unranked South Florence (5-0) ripped No. 38 South Pointe 42-7.
No. 21 North Cobb (Georgia), playing without Arkansas-bound quarterback Malachi Singleton, lost to No. 238 Northside (Warner Robins, Georgia) 20-17 in OT. Singleton is out for the rest of the regular season after breaking a bone in his football.
Another Top 100 team to taste defeat Friday night was No. 39 Zachary. The Broncos were beaten 24-20 by St. Augustine.
In New Jersey, No. 150 Iona Prep gave New York high school football fans to cheer about with a 42-35 defeat of No. 61 Don Bosco Prep in a great interstate battle.
No. 1 Mater Dei (California) beat Mililani (Hawaii) 42-14
No. 2 St. John Bosco (California) vs. No. 84 Kahuku (Hawaii), Saturday
No. 3 Buford (Georgia) beat Carver (Atlanta, Georgia) 44-16
No. 4 St. Frances Academy (Maryland) beat No. 31 Venice (California) 34-17
No. 5 Bergen Catholic (New Jersey) vs. No. 124 Seton Hall Prep (New Jersey), Saturday
No. 6 Miami Central (Florida) beat Carol City (Florida) 34-0
No. 7 St. Thomas Aquinas (Florida) beat No. 294 Western (Florida) 38-0
No. 8 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) beat No. 14 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida) 42-34
No. 9 North Shore (Texas) – Idle
No. 10 Duncanville (Texas) beat Lake Ridge (Texas) 44-6
No. 11 St. Edward (Ohio) lost to No. 92 Massillon Washington (Ohio) 31-28
No. 12 Bishop Gorman (Nevada) beat No. 88 Brookwood (Georgia) 70-10
No. 13 Archbishop Moeller (Ohio) beat No. 131 St. Xavier (Ohio) 20-17
No. 14 American Heritage (Plantation, Florida) lost to No. 8 Chaminade-Madonna (Florida) 42-34
No. 15 Good Counsel (Maryland) beat No. 157 Mount St. Joseph (Maryland) 52-13
No. 16 IMG Academy (Florida) – Idle
No. 17 St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC) vs. Tottenville (New York), Saturday
No. 18 Lipscomb Academy (Tennessee) beat Franklin Road Academy (Tennessee) 41-12
No. 19 Westlake (Texas) – Idle
No. 20 Corona Centennial (California) beat Temecula Valley California) 58-15
No. 21 North Cobb (Georgia) lost to No. 238 Northside (Warner Robins, Georgia) 20-17 in OT
No. 22 Denton Guyer (Texas) beat No. 172 Prosper (Texas) 23-6
No. 23 Cardinal Gibbons (Florida) beat Northeast (Florida) 34-6
No. 24 Chandler (Arizona) beat Notre Dame Prep (Arizona) 35-0
No. 25 Grayson (Georgia) – Idle
No. 26 Langston Hughes (Georgia) beat New Manchester (Georgia) 65-0
No. 27 Oakland (Tennessee) beat Siegel (Tennessee) 42-0
No. 28 Mill Creek (Georgia) beat No. 74 Cedar Creek (Georgia) 52-36
No. 29 Northwestern (Miami, Florida) beat No. 170 Edison (Miami, Florida) 42-22
No. 30 DeMatha (Maryland) beat Friendship Collegiate (Washington, DC) 34-0
No. 31 Venice (Florida) lost to No. 4 St. Frances Academy (Maryland) 34-17
No. 32 Southlake Carroll (Texas) beat Timber Creek (Texas) 51-0
No. 33 Catholic (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) beat No. 162 University Lab (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) 31-21
No. 34 Saguaro (Arizona) beat O’Connor (Arizona) 47-3
No. 35 Bixby (Oklahoma) – Idle
No. 36 Springfield (Ohio) beat Beavercreek (Ohio) 49-17
No. 37 DeSoto (Texas) beat Skyline (Texas) 63-0
No. 38 South Pointe (South Carolina) lost to South Florence (South Carolina) 42-7
No. 39 Zachary (Louisiana) lost to St. Augustine (Louisiana) 24-20
No. 40 Dutch Fork (South Carolina) beat North Augusta (South Carolina) 49-7
No. 41 Lakota West (Ohio) beat Princeton (Ohio) 31-7
No. 42 St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) – Idle
No. 43 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio) beat No. 100 St. Ignatius (Ohio) 28-7
No. 44 Long Beach Poly (California) beat Lakewood (California) 42-6
No. 45 Columbus (Miami, Florida) beat No. 287 Palmetto (Miami, Florida) 28-10
No. 46 Mission Viejo (California) beat No. 224 Alemany (California) 45-8
No. 47 Colquitt County (Georgia) – Idle
No. 48 Auburn (Alabama) beat Robert E. Lee (Montgomery, Alabama) 58-7
No. 49 Jones (Orlando, Florida) lost to No. 56 Edgewater (Florida) 14-13
No. 50 Clay-Chalkville (Alabama) beat Center Point (Alabama) 56-19
No. 51 Katy (Texas) beat Morton Ranch (Texas) 41-20
No. 52 Lakeland (Florida) beat No. 147 Osceola (Kissimmee, Florida) 25-22
No. 53 Walton (Georgia) beat No. 261 Marietta (Georgia) 30-17
No. 54 Serra (San Mateo, California) – Idle
No. 55 Lee County (Georgia) beat Lake Gibson (Florida) 51-0
No. 56 Edgewater (Florida) beats No. 49 Jones (Orlando, Florida) 14-13
No. 57 Montgomery Bell Academy (Tennessee) beat Father Ryan (Tennessee) 45-7
No. 58 Cocoa (Florida) beat Space Coast (Florida) 76-0
No. 59 Folsom (California) beat No. 64 Pittsburg (California) 23-15
No. 60 McCallie (Tennessee) beat Knoxville Catholic (Tennessee) 38-7
No. 61 Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey) lost to No. 150 Iona Prep (New York) 42-35
No. 62 Belleville (Michigan) beat Wayne Memorial (Michigan) 71-0
No. 63 Bryant (Arkansas) – Idle
No. 64 Pittsburg (California) lost to No. 59 Folsom (California) 23-15
No. 65 Allen (Texas) beat McKinney Boyd (Texas) 52-24
No. 66 De La Salle (California) beat No. 148 Cathedral Catholic (San Diego, California) 28-20
No. 67 Brownsburg (Indiana) beat Fishers (Indiana) 41-28
No. 68 Cherry Creek (Colorado) beat Arvada West (Colorado) 62-21
No. 69 St. Peter’s Prep (New Jersey) beat Delbarton (New Jersey) 32-27
No. 70 Trinity (Kentucky) lost to No. 255 Male (Kentucky) 23-21
No. 71 Opelika (Alabama) lost to Prattville 24-21 in OT
No. 72 Central (Phenix City, Alabama) vs. Jefferson Davis (Alabama), Saturday
No. 73 Jesuit (Florida) – Idle
No. 74 Cedar Grove (Georgia) lost to No. 28 Mill Creek (Georgia) 52-36
No. 75 Longview (Texas) beat Lufkin (Texas) 56-7
No. 76 Skyridge (Utah) beat Westlake (Utah) 62-6
No. 77 Thompson (Alabama) beat Chelsea (Alabama) 48-3
No. 78 Collins Hill (Georgia) lost to Sandy Creek (Georgia) 33-17
No. 79 Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama) lost to No. 81 Hoover (Alabama) 17-7
No. 80 Hough (North Carolina) beat North Mecklenburg (North Carolina) 52-0
No. 81 Hoover (Alabama) beat No. 79 Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama) 17-7
No. 82 Center Grove (Indiana) beat North Central (Indiana) 36-0
No. 83 Winton Woods (Ohio) beat Little Miami (Ohio) 41-7
No. 84 Kahuku (Hawaii) vs. No. 2 St. John Bosco (California), Saturday
No. 85 Cathedral (Indiana) – Idle
No. 86 Santa Margarita (California) lost to No. 103 Los Alamitos (California) 69-49
No. 87 Loyola Academy (Illinois) vs. No. 291 Brother Rice (Illinois), Saturday
No. 88 Brookwood (Georgia) lost to No. 12 Bishop Gorman (Nevada) 70-10
No. 89 Creekside (Georgia) beat Lithia Springs (Georgia) 35-14
No. 90 East St. Louis (Illinois) vs. Belleville East (Illinois), Saturday
No. 91 Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville, Florida) beat No. 237 Bolles (Florida) 27-14
No. 92 Massillon Washington (Ohio) beat No. 11 St. Edward (Ohio) 31-28
No. 93 Atascocita (Texas) – Idle
No. 94 Timpview (Utah) beat Alta (Utah) 42-14
No. 95 Seminole (Sanford, Florida) beat Evans (Florida) 51-0
No. 96 Lone Peak (Utah) beat Pleasant Grove (Utah) 24-14
No. 97 Alcoa (Tennessee) beat Pigeon Forge (Tennessee) 46-20
No. 98 Mallard Creek (North Carolina) beat West Charlotte (North Carolina) 21-6
No. 99 Tampa Bay Tech (Florida) beat Bloomingdale (Florida) 38-0
No. 100 St. Ignatius (Ohio) lost to No. 43 Archbishop Hoban (Ohio) 28-7
The Longhorns tee off the 2022-23 season at Olympia Fields Country Club on Sept. 16-18.When: Friday, Sept. 16 – Sunday, Sept. 18Format: 18 holes of stroke play each dayWhere: Olympia Fields Country Club, North Course (Olympia Fields, Ill.)Course Info: Par-70; 7,310 yardsLive Stats: https://results.gol...
The Longhorns tee off the 2022-23 season at Olympia Fields Country Club on Sept. 16-18.
When: Friday, Sept. 16 – Sunday, Sept. 18
Format: 18 holes of stroke play each day
Where: Olympia Fields Country Club, North Course (Olympia Fields, Ill.)
Course Info: Par-70; 7,310 yards
Defending National Champs: Texas claimed its fourth NCAA team title in program history last year with a dramatic 3-2 victory over tourney host Arizona State in the championship match on June 1 (Scottsdale, Ariz.). The Longhorns have captured NCAA team championships in 1971, 1972, 2012 and 2022.
15 Straight: UT's streak of 15 consecutive NCAA Championship appearances is the longest current streak in NCAA Division I men's golf. Here's a look at the longest active NCAA Championship appearances entering the 2022-23 season.
Number of Consecutive NCAA Champ Appearances
Advancing to Match Play: Not only has Texas been a consistent force in advancing to the NCAA Championships, the Longhorns have produced solid results while at the national championship. In the last 10 opportunities (dating back to the 2012 NCAA Championships), UT has advanced to the Match Play quarterfinals stage (final eight teams) a total of SEVEN times. Texas is the only school to advance to Match Play at least SEVEN times in the last 10 opportunities (2020 tourney was canceled due to COVID-19).
NCAA Match Play Appearances in Last 10 Tournaments (2012-22)
The Fields Factor: Beginning his 26th season as head coach at Texas, John Fields has guided the Longhorns to 20 NCAA Championship appearances in his 24 opportunities (no NCAA tourney in 2020 due to COVID-19). Under Fields' leadership, UT has posted 10 top-five finishes at the NCAA Championship, including NCAA team titles in 2012 and 2022 and runner-up showings in 2016 and 2019. Prior to his time at Texas, Fields led the University of New Mexico to nine NCAA Championship appearances in 10 seasons (1988-97). Fields was named Golfweek's Men's National Coach of the Year last season for the third time during his time in Austin (2012, 2016 and 2022). He also has claimed Big 12 Coach of the Year accolades nine times during his 25-year tenure at Texas (2002, 2003, 2004, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2022).
Team Rankings: Texas is No. 9 in the latest Bushnell/Golfweek Division I Coaches poll (Sept. 9).
The Tourney Field: The 15-team field at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational includes (rankings reflect Bushnell/Golfweek Division I Coaches poll): Alabama, No. 25 Arizona, No. 5 Arizona State, Army, Baylor, No. 3 Florida, No. 18 Florida State, No. 11 Illinois (host), Indiana, No. 2 North Carolina, Northwestern, No. 7 Oklahoma State, No. 10 Pepperdine, No. 15 Stanford and No. 9 TEXAS.
The Texas Lineup: UT will be represented by the following five players at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational:
Inside the Texas Lineup
Travis Vick: No. 12 in current World Amateur Golf Rankings (Sept. 14) … No. 5 in the preseason PGA TOUR University class of 2023 rankings … three-time All-American … low amateur at the 2022 U.S. Open (70-69-76-73=288, +8) … semifinalist at the 2022 Western Amateur … one of 12 men's players who competed for the American squad at the 2022 Arnold Palmer Cup (July 1-3 in Vandoeuvres, Switzerland) … earned second-team All-America honors during his junior season in 2022 (Golfweek, GCAA) … posted a team-best 70.84 stroke average and registered three top-five, six top-10 and nine top-20 individual finishes in 12 stroke-play events during the 2021-22 season … went 2-1 during the 2022 NCAA Match Play, including a 4&3 win over Reid Davenport (Vanderbilt) in the semifinals and registered the clinching 1-up victory against Arizona State's Cameron Sisk in the final … collegiate-best second-place individual finish at the 2022 NCAA Norman Regional (May 16-18) at 10-under-par 206 (67-67-72) … semifinalist at the 2021 U.S. Amateur … 2021 honorable mention All-American (Golfweek, GCAA) … 2020 honorable mention All-American (Golfweek).
Keaton Vo: Medalist at the 2022 U.S. Junior Amateur (69-65=134, -9) … 2022 Texas Class 5A state individual champion and led Anderson High School to the team championship … tabbed the No. 1 recruit in the state of Texas and No. 7 nationally by the AJGA in the class of 2022 … three-time Rolex Junior All-American … member of the West Team at the 2020 Wyndham Cup … registered seven top-10 finishes on the AJGA Tour, including a tie for second at the 2021 Jackie Burke Invitational … won individual titles at the 2020 George Hannon Junior Invitational and the 2019 AJGA Junior All-Star Invitational at Lake Oconee.
Jacob Sosa: Led Austin Westlake High School to three consecutive Texas Class 6A state team titles (no tourney in 2020 due to COVID) … posted individual finishes of third, runner-up and tied for fifth during his three state championship tournaments … tabbed the No. 3 recruit in the state of Texas and No. 14 nationally by the AJGA in the class of 2022 … first-team Rolex Junior All-American in 2021 … member of the West Team at the 2021 Wyndham Cup … placed third at the 2020 Texas State Amateur and earned the win at the 2019 Texas State Junior Championship.
Christiaan Maas: No. 39 in current World Amateur Golf Rankings … No. 1-ranked junior in South Africa and a member of the Golf RSA National squad … competed for South Africa in the prestigious 2022 World Amateur Team Championship (Aug. 31-Sept. 3) in Paris … advanced to Match Play at the 2022 U.S. Amateur … tied for 11th in stroke play at the 2022 U.S. Junior Amateur … claimed a five-shot victory (65-70-67-68=270, -14) to win the prestigious Brabazon Trophy at Saunton Golf Club in England in May 2022 … posted six wins during the 2021 season, including the Cape Province Open and the South African Amateur Championship … 2020 and 2021 Silver Salver Champion.
Mason Nome: No. 92 in current World Amateur Golf Rankings … 2022 PING All-Central Region team selection … posted a 72.05 stroke average and registered four top-10 and six top-20 individual finishes in 12 stroke-play events during the 2021-22 season … went 1-1-1 during the 2022 NCAA Match Play, including the clinching 2-up win over Jonas Baumgartner (Oklahoma State) in the quarterfinals … posted a season-best tie for sixth place at the Augusta Haskins Award Invitational (April 2-3) at 9-under-par 207 (69-68-70) … equaled his season-best finish with a tie for sixth at the Big 12 Championship (April 25-27) at 3-under-par 213 (72-70-71) … named to the Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team … posted a perfect 5-0-0 individual record at the 2021 Big 12 Match Play Championship (Oct. 11-13) … … recorded a hole-in-hole during the final round of the 2022 Arizona N.I.T. (March 19) on hole 12 … advanced to Match Play at the 2021 U.S. Amateur … two-time Academic All-Big 12 first-team selection (2021 and 2022) … 2020-21 Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-American Scholar.
Cam Newton was almost a Hokie -- the NFL MVP revealed to Eli Manning he actually considered playing for Virginia Tech ... wait for it ... because of their team colors!The 33-year-old star free agent QB and style icon -- alongside fashion icon ...
The 33-year-old star free agent QB and style icon -- alongside fashion icon Tim Gunn -- joined the 2x Super Bowl MVP for the latest episode of "Eli's Places" (produced by Peyton & Eli's Omaha Productions on ESPN+) ... where the men discussed all things fashion in football.
Back in the day, Newton, a dual-threat QB at Westlake H.S. in Atlanta, received offers from some of the top college football programs in the country ... and one of those schools was Va. Tech.
Cam ended up choosing Florida, before transferring to Blinn (a junior college), before ultimately ending up at Auburn (where he won one of his two BCS titles and a Heisman Trophy).
Things obviously worked out with the college selections, but the star QB admitted to Eli he almost chose the Hokies because of their Chicago maroon and burnt orange colors.
"I considered a school just because of the uniform -- Virginia Tech," Newton told Manning, "that maroon orange collab."
But, it wasn't just Va. Tech in the running because of their unis.
Newton also liked Oregon and Hawaii's team colors, but unfortunately didn't get an offer from them.
"I was hoping to get recruited by Oregon. Never happened. Hawaii -- they had that dark green, black."
Newton continued, knocking the colors of many of the Southeastern Conference universities.
"A lot of schools in the SEC really isn't, like, fashion."
There's more. Eli, Cam, and Tim also sat runway-side for a football uniform fashion show.
A player rocking a classic Penn State University uniform walked the runway ... and Newton wasn't impressed.
"There's no accessories," Newton said about the white and navy fit, "They need like a wristband or something."
Gunn agreed ... and even Manning -- who played for Ole Miss before his great NFL career -- said the Nittany Lions could be flashier.
"I wish it had a little bit more flare. Not like 15 pieces of flare but you know, just some."
Wonder what Saquon Barkley has to say about that?!
Industry MovesUBS says it has poached two Merrill Lynch financial advisors in the Greater Los Angeles area.Carl Ceder has joined UBS in Sherman Oaks, and Rachel Cain joins the firm in Westlake Village, according to UBS.Ceder has been in the industry since 1986 and had been with Merrill Lynch since 2002, according to BrokerCheck. He offers advice on asset allocation, portfolio management and alternative investments, UBS says.Cain started her finance career in 1996 and joined Merrill in...
UBS says it has poached two Merrill Lynch financial advisors in the Greater Los Angeles area.
Carl Ceder has joined UBS in Sherman Oaks, and Rachel Cain joins the firm in Westlake Village, according to UBS.
Ceder has been in the industry since 1986 and had been with Merrill Lynch since 2002, according to BrokerCheck. He offers advice on asset allocation, portfolio management and alternative investments, UBS says.
Cain started her finance career in 1996 and joined Merrill in 2000, according to her BrokerCheck profile. She specializes in asset allocation, estate planning, long-term care and transition events, as well as overseeing concentrated stock positions and offering clients access to commercial banking and financing strategies, UBS says.
Assisted by client service associate Diana Dell, the advisors manage a total of $368 million, according to the company.
UBS said earlier this month that it also lured a Merrill Lynch financial advisor overseeing more than $500 million in Sherman Oaks.
UBS’ Americas unit had 6,139 advisors at the end of June, down from 6,199 at the end of March.
The total number of wealth advisors at Bank of America, which includes those at Merrill Lynch, BofA Private Bank and consumer banking, dropped to 18,449 at the end of June, down from 19,385 at the end of June 2021.
September 16, 2022
Wealth Enhancement Group says that its active year of acquisitions now includes another billion-dollar-plus registered investment advisor.
The latest addition is Milwaukee-based Sadoff Investment Management, a firm founded by Ronald Sadoff in 1978 and now also including family members Bryan and Michael Sadoff, according to Wealth Enhancement.
The companies didn’t disclose the relationship between the three men.
Together with three support staff, the Sadoffs oversee $1.6 billion for high net worth business owners and professionals who are near or in retirement, the company says.
"It's been 44 years since we opened our doors, but this is the beginning of a new, exciting chapter for our firm and our clients," Ronald Sadoff said in the announcement. "They will benefit from the massive network of specialists and resources at Wealth Enhancement Group while receiving the same care we've promised and delivered from the beginning.”
Wealth Enhancement didn’t disclose the financial terms of the deal.
Plymouth, Minnesota-based Wealth Enhancement says it had $55.7 billion in client assets, including $4 billion of brokerage assets, as of the end of July.
The company says that the Sadoff acquisition is its ninth this year.
Earlier this month, Wealth Enhancement announced that it acquired a $663 million hybrid RIA in Massachusetts.
And in June, Wealth Enhancement said it acquired a $1.7 billion RIA with offices in New York and Tennessee.
Wealth Enhancement also added a $1 billion Colorado RIA in December last year.
Justin Bass will oversee MAI Capital’s sports and entertainment division, the firm says.
September 16, 2022
MAI Capital Management announced that it has added a former True Capital Management executive to its division serving the firm’s high-net-worth entertainers and professional athletes.
Justin Bass joins MAI Capital as managing director of the firm’s sports and entertainment division, according to a statement the firm released Wednesday.
Bass has more than 25 years of experience in finance, according to MAI Capital’s announcement. He was previously managing director at San Francisco-based True Capital, according to that firm’s website. Bass’ LinkedIn profile indicates that he was previously managing director of the sports and entertainment division of SunTrust Bank.
MAI Capital managing partner Rick Buoncore, in a release announcing Bass’ hire, said Bass has “extensive experience providing clients with customized financial and investment management services. … We’re thrilled to leverage his insight in bolstering our offerings for our professional athlete clients.”
Bass will operate out of MAI Capital’s Irvine, California office.
MAI Capital says it has added 21 new registered investment advisors since 2018. Last month, the firm added Ohio-based wealth-management team Pareto Wealth Management. Earlier this month, the firm recruited former Northern Trust executive Colter Lewis as president of wealth management.
MAI Capital manages $14.4 billion in client assets, the firm says.
Jim Baka had served as president of Calamos Wealth Management for the past two decades.
September 16, 2022
Transcend Capital Advisors says it has named the former president of Calamos Wealth Management its new chief executive officer.
Jim Baka joined Transcend this month, according to the firm. In his new role as CEO, he’s tasked with firm strategy, expanding the firm’s geographic reach, recruiting advisors, operations and organic growth initiatives, according to Transcend.
Prior to joining Transcend, Baka spent about 18 years as president of Calamos, per his LinkedIn profile. According to Transcend, Baka “conceived and launched” the firm’s wealth business and grew it into a multi-family office overseeing about $4 billion in assets.
Baka also held senior roles at Fidelity Investments and Hamilton Investments, according to LinkedIn.
Founded in 2019, Transcend currently manages a total of about $2.4 billion of assets out of offices in New Jersey, Michigan and Florida, according to the firm.