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Horseshoes or Field Goals?

What do you do with a missed goal? Do you give yourself a pat on the back for a good effort or redouble your efforts and try to better next time? Photo by Laura Stanley on Growing up in Eastern Kentucky, I got to play fair number of games of horseshoes. I wasn't very good at getting ringers (where the shoe finds the metal stake), but I often ran up points by getting it close. Field Goals on the other hand have to be made by kicking the ball completely through the ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Thursday, September 9, 2021

When Learning: Do You Persevere or Give In?

"...never give in, never give in, never, never, never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense." What do you say to a graduating class of very privileged school boys knowing that they would almost certainly soon be drafted into military service to face the enemy in battle? Everyone present knew the gravity of the situation. And so, the speaker that day, Sir Winston Churchill, chose and spoke his words carefully. Read them ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Friday, September 4, 2015

What Do You See: Obstacles or Beauty?

Ask someone to describe the 7th hole at Peeble Beach Golf Links and they'll probably mention the ocean waves crashing against the seawall on the left, right, and far sides of the hole. They'll also tell you about the bunkers that are short, long, and left. They also might mention the wind that frequently blows there. But, these are only part of the description that define the golf hole. Without them one of the most picturesque golf holes in the world would be just another hole at your local ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Friday, July 10, 2015

The Benefits of Playing Golf

Golf is great exercise…so choose golf courses you can walk. It might seem like golf is a casual walk around the course, but you actually exceed 10,000 steps, which is the daily guideline for exercise recommended by medical experts to maintain good health. Not only are you walking, but also carrying your bag or pulling a cart, which makes golf an excellent choice for fun and fitness. Golf makes you think strategically…a great tool for business. Have you ever missed that two-foot putt during ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Moms, Are You Teaching Your Children How to Play?

My mother was a great golf instructor. She was always telling me, “Stop slouching. Stand up straight.” It turns out that even though Mom never swung a golf club, she was encouraging me in one of the essential elements of any good ball striker: good posture. Check Your Physical Posture. A dependable golf swing rotates around a fixed axis much like the earth rotates freely on its axis. Imagine swinging a golf club tied to a "hunched over" fishing rod. The club would be slow to respond and the ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Friday, July 26, 2013