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Try "Tomato Smashing" to Achieve Success!

Everyone is familiar with Charles Barkley's difficulty with swinging a golf club when he's actually trying to hit a golf ball. His smooth practice swing is replaced by a swatting at the golf ball that includes several hitches and contorted body movements. If your golf swing isn't like your practice swing, perhaps this story can help you find a solution. The Little League coach was pitching to a team of 7-year-old players. Unfamiliar with how to handle a bat, the youngsters didn’t do very ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Thursday, July 7, 2011

Who is in your group?

Last Saturday was one of those picture book days. Carolina blue sky. Crisp morning air straight from Colorado. Beautiful green golf course like you might find in Pennsylvania. And, 36 guys out for some fun and fellowship. Our annual church outing. Like most casual outings, the game of the day was a scramble with Callaway scoring. With my game not quite up to par, I felt at ease. As our foursomes were called I noticed something different this year. The foursomes were all mixed up. Dads and ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Thursday, June 30, 2011

Golf is Too Hard! Tradition or Truth?

Ten years ago, two PGA Tour players got an idea to develop a way to help people of all ages get in and stay in the game. Their ideas focused on having fun executing four different golf strokes in a variety of games each producing feedback designed to help the beginner learn the game. Their methodology is drastically simplified from what is often imparted in beginner golf clinics and is easier to remember. Let me explain. Four Different Swings. The courses teach the Roll swing (putt), chip ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Thursday, June 23, 2011

Want to Swing Better? Let It Go!

You've been hoping to hit 300 yard drives, break par, play on the Seniors Tour, or just to win a friendly game of Nassau each weekend. You've focused intently on achieving those dreams. You've practiced every day for the last month and when you step out onto stage at the 1st tee, you begin strangling your hopes and your grip. Your drives dribble off the tee or spray everywhere except onto the fairway. You double your efforts. Grip the club a little tigher. Try to muscle through. The ball ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Thursday, June 16, 2011

Great golf shots all begin at the same place. Where do you start yours?

Whether it's the first swing of the day or a tap in for double bogey on the 18th, every shot counts the same - one stroke. One swing. One shot on the way to a final score. Each one counts the same. So, each swing should begin the same way with the same pre-swing routine. What is your pre-shot routine? Take a few moments and describe it in your journal. How does it start? What are the specific steps? How long does it last? Is each swing begun the same? Why? Why not? If you don't have a ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Friday, June 10, 2011