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Who's Going To Teach Your Children to Play?

Great introductory session Thursday evening with nine women. I started the session as I do and asked them why they want to invest time to learn the game. One by one each of the attendees shared their reasons. One wanted to enhance her career. Another came because her husband "pushed her into coming." But, most of the women were there because they wanted to play with their families. Some had children who were getting into the sport and wanted to better understand the game to play with them. A ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Saturday, November 5, 2011

Just Putt the Ball!!

"Looking for a new putter? Before I make a suggestion, perhaps a few questions will help narrow down the putter that will be right for you. Traditional, belly, forearm, chest, or shoulder? Sideways or face-on? Mallet, blade, or really weird? Face, toe, or heel weighting? Straight steel or plastic insert? Heel, center, or off-set? Steel or graphite shafts? Straight, "C", or no-grooves? Alignment markings? Fancy head cover? Round, trigger, or fat grips?  One, two, ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Friday, September 2, 2011

Why Doesn't Your Mom Play?

Over the last five years, I've spoken with hundreds of families about playing golf. Most of the time, they're next door having dinner and stop in to see what we're all about. After a brief tour (we're not that big), the husband and children often express their excitement about coming back real soon to play a round. When I ask what about mom, they frequently reply that well mom doesn't play. Hmm...    Recently, I was looking for pictures of families playing golf - together. What I found was ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Thursday, July 28, 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

Family Time: For What It's Worth

So, you and your family would like to learn to play golf? Your next question is probably, "How much is it going to cost us?" Great question. Maybe it won't cost as much as you think. Let's for a moment assume that your family consists of two adults and two children; the youngest of which is 4 or more. Next, let's assume that you're committed to put some time into the effort once or twice a week. Final assumption, you and your family have not played golf before. Okay? Let's begin. First, ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Friday, May 27, 2011