Play-a-Round Blog

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 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

Routine Golf is Great Golf!

I know some of you might be saying there's nothing routine about your game. If I may, I'd like to share how my game took a step toward getting better. "If you have something important to do, make sure you get your golf out of the way first." I don't know how it is for you, but for me, if I don't put it on the calendar it doesn't get done. Consider maintenance on our AC at home. We had a problem recently and I contacted an AC company and learned that it had been over three years ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Friday, August 27, 2021

Golf is Like Riding a Bike, Right?

Being away requires time to reengage. Friends who haven't seen each other for a while take time to reengage. Our family recently vacationed together. We enjoyed being together again. We played games, went fishing, went to the beach, enjoyed sunrises and sunsets, and, most of all, we laughed a lot. It had been too long since we did that together. But, while we did have tons of fun, I didn't take my sticks and didn't play while I was away and now that we're back, I need to get ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Monday, August 16, 2021

I Shot a 75!!!

It felt great. I played Hazeltine National GC with 3-foot gimmees. It really seams that all my hard work over the spring and summer is paying off. I was 3 over on the front and I shot even par on the back. Wow!!! Maybe one day I can shoot my age. Except for one thing... 1st Hole at Hazeltine National GC …I should mention that I was playing from the Junior Tees (3,730 yards). At Play-a-Round Golf we encourage golfers to discover their game from the flagstick back to the tee box. ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Friday, July 30, 2021