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Will You Play with Me?

"With" is an often overlooked word. I order a hoagie with mayo or a burger with fries. Did you notice the "with"? Maybe not but, insert "with" between play and children and it takes on a new meaning. It means you move from an  observer of children at play to a participant where you play with children. "With" doesn't make any difference whether you're the mother or father. Will you play WITH me? Ask most soccer mom's if they play soccer with their children and most reply, "Sure. I ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Thursday, June 17, 2021

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

Do You Play?

The Unsinkable Molly Brown was one of my mother-in-law’s favorite musicals. We loved to quote lines and sing the songs together at family meals. One of the frequently quoted lines came from during a social ball when Molly asks a guest, “Do you play, Gladys?”  “Why, no” was the tert reply. To which Molly replied, “What a pity!”  My question to you is, “Do you and your family play?" Now more than ever, it’s important that we teach our children to play. Too often, the only time our children ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Who's Going To Teach Your Children to Play?

Great introductory session Thursday evening with nine women. I started the session as I do and asked them why they want to invest time to learn the game. One by one each of the attendees shared their reasons. One wanted to enhance her career. Another came because her husband "pushed her into coming." But, most of the women were there because they wanted to play with their families. Some had children who were getting into the sport and wanted to better understand the game to play with them. A ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Saturday, November 5, 2011

Hey, I just want to play.

“There is a trophy to be won. Golfers are keenly focused. Pressure is on. But, I just want to play. Really!  I’m not interested in a lower handicap. I just want to play.    "I could care less about a trophy. I want to laugh with my friends. Rib them occasionally when their fourth putt comes up short. I want to enjoy a sandwich and cold beverage at the end of the day. My week is too stressed. I just want to play.    "I want to get away for a couple hours with my friends, have some fun, ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Friday, September 30, 2011