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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

Want to Play the Greatest Confidence Game?

Do you ever doubt? Everyone knows that Zach Johnson won the OPEN Championship this year, but did you know that he won with mediocre statistics? He was 60th in driving distance and he was 40th in greens in regulation. But, at the end of the playoff he alone stood at the top for one reason - CONFIDENCE. Repeatable swings build CONFIDENCE. It's clear that Zach works to eliminate EVERY unnecessary part of his swing. He squares his clubface naturally without a lot of wrist movement. His ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Where's your "Happy Swing?

Our facility was once a United Artists Theater. My family and I watched the movie Hook from about the same spot where I am now sitting. In the show, Robin Williams’ character, Peter Pan, is taken back to Neverland and has tough time coming to grips with his lack of imagination. Julia Robert’s character, Tinkerbell, tells Peter Pan, "Just thinking happy thoughts" will make you fly. I’m also reminded of a golf movie where the lead is having difficulty getting back into the groove. Roy McAvoy, ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Friday, May 3, 2013

Whistling in the dark?

Stress, pressure, and anxiety can be brought on by all manner of things. Pending surgery to remove a cancer or replace an arthritic joint. A phone call wasn't returned. Meeting new people at college or in a new residence. Watching your bride walk down the aisle. Years later, walking your daughter down that same aisle. Pressure is part of life.       Growing up I watched cartoons depict characters walking through a dark woods or a graveyard at night. Nervous and scared the little mouse tried ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Friday, July 15, 2011

3 Questions to Boost Your Child's (and Your) Confidence

Talking about the positive events or accom­plishments in your child’s life can have a profound effect on them. It boosts their self-esteem and gives them every reason to expect better things in the future. Help kids build their self-image by asking these questions: What makes you feel proud of yourself? When you know what makes them feel great, you can build on it with more questions about where they want to go in their lives. What family memories do you think about? When you hear how ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Monday, July 11, 2011

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