Play-a-Round Blog

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

Walking or Riding?

Or, maybe it could be better titled "To walk or not to walk, that is the question." Huh? Riding is fun. It's quicker and easier, too. Simply put your bag on the cart. No need to lift the bag or drag your bag over those same hills. Hit your ball over there. No problem, just get in the cart and zip over there. As I've gotten older I've become more sedentary. I sit more often rather than I stand and I ride more often than I walk. But, there's something missing - the feel of the ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Thursday, July 22, 2021

Boom Booms? Go Zoom Zoom!!!

The weather was hot and muggy. Clouds were rising and getting darker with every hole. I began to hear rumblings that suggested our afternoon nine would soon be cut to five or six. That was okay by me, my game wasn't doing too well. So far, I pulled each of my drives left and I couldn't figure out what was wrong. In addition, several approach shots hit the "big ball before the little ball" suggesting that I wasn't staying in my posture during my swing. Chips were okay, but I didn't ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Get Your Priorities Right!

Getting your priorities right is important to proper sequencing of your body during the down swing. HipsShouldersHandsClub Recently, I learned that my body reacts differently when I think about "hitting the ball" using my trailing (right) pocket versus when I think about "hitting the ball" using my leading (left) pocket. Brian, our golf pro in Ardmore, tells me that most golfers would hit the ball better if they kept this thought in mind. It seems that proper sequencing is critical ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Thursday, July 8, 2021

Two Steps Forward...

Good news. I shot a 45 for nine holes on Monday. That's almost half-way to my goal. I say almost because my goal is to break 90. Sorry for the blurry picture. Steve Shoots 45 So, at this "almost halfway point" to what do I attribute my success? By the way, it's good to celebrate individual steps along the way so long as I remember that I'm not quite to my goal. First, I have better technique. Brian Mullin, our golf professional at Play-a-Round Golf Ardmore, identified several ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Wednesday, June 30, 2021

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