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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

Stop Killing the Game!

“He’s really grinding out there on the course today.” How many times have you heard a sportscaster use this phrase when referencing NASCAR drivers or equestrian riders? Never! Ever hear an announcer describe downhill skiers as anything less than absolutely exhilarating? Not going to happen! Ron Howard’s new movie about Formula 1 race car drivers is called RUSH for a reason. We’re drawn to watch stuff that’s exciting and thrilling. We want to do stuff that’s fun. Professional golfers play ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Sunday, September 29, 2013

What are the Dreams of Your Heart?

Playing in a major golf tournament is a dream of every young golfer. Realizing that dream, however, requires hard work, lots of perseverance, and overcoming significant obstacles. Just ask the contestants in this year's PGA Championship being contested this weekend at Oak Hill GC near Rochester, NY. The PGA is a great test of golf skills, but at the end only one will emerge the victor and hoist the Wanamaker Trophy. Only one will realize their dream and take home the cup.  Everyone else ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Friday, August 9, 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

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

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