Can We Take Out the Trash?

#Break90: Be prepared for some "trash talk" Golf is well known for its trash talk. Often defined as casual banter between two players meant to push your opponent off his or her game. Over the years there have been plenty of trash talking in televised golf tournaments. Paul Azinger and Seve Ballesteros had some epic trash talk battles and some of it was not too gentle. But, is there a place for talking trash? One-upmanship Starts Early I remember playing "King of the Mountain" ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Are You Playing Games with Your Swing?

Project Break 90: Are you playing games with your golf swing? I play in a year-round golf league. We play half of the year outdoors and the other half indoors. It's a lot of fun, fellowship, and swinging. Now, it can be boring to play the same course each week, so the league commissioner includes games we can play, i.e., the "game within the game." Last week the game was Red, White, and Blue. We played each hole from different tees. Playing from different tee boxes got me to question ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Tuesday, May 18, 2021

What Do You Do with Troublemakers?

Ten strokes!!! Augh!!! Do you have any troublemakers? I can count six of them trying to get out of two sand bunkers and another three getting out of the rough on one hole. Other than that I was having a pretty good round. This raises a couple questions. First, why did I take so many swings to get out? Second, and perhaps more importantly, why was I there in the first place?  Regarding getting out of trouble, as I'm struggling to get out of the two traps, I realized that I have ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Thursday, May 13, 2021

Beginners Welcome? Really?

You have some time between jobs on Saturday and want to get out with your youngsters to play a few holes. This is a busy time of year and taking a beginner to the course on Saturday morning can be very intimidating for them and embarrassing for you. Where do you go? The range is another alternative, but that gets boring when you both want to play the course. You might want to consider taking them indoors. Besides the obvious benefits of indoors like no bugs, no chasing after mulligans, ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Friday, March 26, 2021

Why Golf is Essential

Ask any pediatrician or child psychologist and they'll tell you that play is essential as it helps young people understand themselves quicker and deeper than study. Play develops and/or reveals character. Golf is truly the "greatest game" we play, as it teaches us character traits like... Honesty - Did you count all your strokes? Did the ball move and come to rest in a different position? Perseverance - To see results, you must practice the following drills every day for the next ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Thursday, April 23, 2020