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Get promoted: Follow this plan for career success..

Once upon a time, you could count on slowly moving up the ladder if you just did your job and didn’t make trouble. It’s different these days. If you don’t want to spend your entire career at the same desk—and risk getting laid off when business takes a downward turn—you’ve got to take an active role in getting promoted. Here are some useful tips: Make a plan. Decide where you want to be in five, 10, or 20 years. Your desires will probably change, so you should be prepared to adjust ...

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Steve Graves, Thursday, November 18, 2021

How Fast Should I Go?

How fast should it be? Are there any guidelines for backswing speed? Obviously, the backswing does not impact club head speed through the golf ball. Or, does it? Watching some of the best in the sport, you see backswings for the pros vary from the quick paced Bobby Herschel to the slower, more rhythmic Ernie Els. Which one is right for you? First, remember that it is a golf SWING and the keys to a good swing include tempo and rhythm. Coiling up the muscles in the torso and upper legs can ...

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Steve Graves, Thursday, November 18, 2021

Thank You for Coming!

Attending a US Open practice round at Merion was one of the thrills of my life. I didn't care if I was slogging through the mud following group after group. The tight course was crowded in spite of the mud. I didn't care. To see so many of the professionals was a real delight and one that I will remember for the rest of my life. But the real treat of the day occurred as I was headed to the car. As I rounded the stands behind 18, I noticed a small group forming along 1. Thinking another ...

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Steve Graves, Thursday, November 18, 2021

Play TPC Louisiana this Weekend!

Ever wanted to try your game on courses where the PGA Tour plays? Well, look no further! There are a handful of courses on our simulators that replicate the Tour's venues, including TPC Louisiana, home of this week's Zurich Classic from outside New Orleans. Designed in 2004 by Pete Dye, the course is a fair test of a player's all-around game and similar to Sawgrass with cypress trees and swamps. Golfers will appreciate the low-lying areas which play mostly flat, and also may want to adjust ...

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Steve Graves, Thursday, November 18, 2021

Hibernate or Play Through?

It's no surprise that colder days are ahead. Happens every year. Fall and Winter mornings begin to dip into the forties, then thirties, and twenties making outdoor golf a bit uncomfortable. What is your strategy for dealing with the fall and winter? Over the years I've heard that many put their clubs into storage around this time of year. They might ask the club pro to clean the clubs, empty the bag, and shine the shoes as they mark the end of another season and ready their game for ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Friday, October 1, 2021

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