Play-a-Round Blog

How I Use Golf Simulators to Get the Most from My Practice Time

Written by Jim Bromley, PGA On the PGA Tour, almost all players use a Trackman to learn exactly how far they hit the ball (just look at what Dustin Johnson has accomplished). My practice in the simulator allows me to also check my yardages. Next I try to hit in-between shots. How can I make my 160-yard 7-iron travel 155 yards instead? Am I better hitting a hard 8-iron? It's good to know what works best for you. The most important practice I do is with my wedges. I've learned to make a ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ever wonder why so many golfers grip the club differently?

Is your grip correct? No one can answer that question without seeing you swing. Why is Jordan Spieth's grip different from Rory McIlroy or Dustin Johnson? Here's the first half of today's tip: The objective of your grip needs to return the club face to impact square with NO manipulation. Take a moment and read that last sentence again. How many times do you hear people say they hit the ball to the right because they didn't release the club?! Of course, the next shot you will use your hands ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Wednesday, May 3, 2017

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. This year mark's the tournament's first team-based format. 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 ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Friday, April 28, 2017

Team-Bonding @ Play-a-Round Golf

The winter season is upon us and you're tasked with finding a fun and engaging team-building activity to keep your staff motivated through the cold months. We have the answer! What a bout a 9-hole indoor golf experience designed to challenge your staff and develop a high-performance team. Match this with delicious appetizers and refreshments from Iron Hill Brewery, and you've got the winning recipe for a successful team-building event. In today's business environments, offices consist of ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Golf Leagues: Indoor vs. Outdoor

If you've never played in an indoor golf league, you definitely should! While there's lots of good benefits of playing outdoors in a golf league, many people find the same enjoyment indoors once the cold weather comes in the Fall and Winter. At the core of any golf league is always the fellowship and camaraderie, the universal feeling we all share as golfers. Commiserating in the struggle is part of the allure, and also helps alleviate anxiety. Outdoor leagues can develop into cliques, which ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Wednesday, October 5, 2016