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Do You Belong?

Do I belong? At the ripe old age of five months, I was adopted by some very loving and caring people. A country doctor and his wife were unable to conceive and looked to adopt. Applications were completed. Months of waiting ensued. Finally, word came that a baby was available. At the other end of Kentucky, a mother wasn't able to care for her newborn son and wanted to ensure that he was given a good home. Sight unseen (no selfies with the nurses), the young couple drove several hundred ...

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Steve Graves, Thursday, November 18, 2021

Classes or Lessons?

Each year the number of adult golf classes (multiple sessions taught in a serial fashion to a group of students) is measured in thousands, while adult golf lessons taught are measured in the millions. Why? What is it about the game that suggests we should learn basic skills one-to-one and not in a group?  Adult golf classes or lessons? Individual or group? Where do we start? At Play-a-Round Golf we believe golf instruction is best done in finite steps. Each step leading to the ...

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Steve Graves, Thursday, November 18, 2021

Hibernate or Play Through?

It's no surprise that colder days are ahead. Happens every year. Fall and Winter mornings begin to dip into the forties, then thirties, and twenties making outdoor golf a bit uncomfortable. What is your strategy for dealing with the fall and winter? Over the years I've heard that many put their clubs into storage around this time of year. They might ask the club pro to clean the clubs, empty the bag, and shine the shoes as they mark the end of another season and ready their game for ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Friday, October 1, 2021

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 Pexels.com 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

Dear USGA, It's Time to Respect ALL Golfers!

Dear USGA, As you near the end of another outdoor golf season, no doubt you and your staff will meet to assess this past season. You'll probably pat yourselves on the back for another great job. However, we have a bone to pick with you. May we suggest that you remember that you represent all of us who play the game. "And, if you play golf, you're my friend."  ~ Harvey Penick Future USGA Members? Sometime over this "off season" we expect you will send a solicitation for us to ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Wednesday, September 1, 2021

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