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Are You Wasting Good Money with a Bad Golf Grip?

Every year millions of dollars are spent trying to make accommodations for poor ways to hold on to the golf club, a.k.a., the grip. In the first episode, I wrote about the importance proper position of the club in your fingers. The second key is proper grip pressure. Too little pressure and the club might fly out of our hands. Too much pressure and the club can't do its job. And when the club can't do its job the golfer tries all types of manipulations to make up for the bad grip. And when ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Thursday, June 21, 2012

When it comes to golf instruction, who do you trust?

Growing up in the family of the only doctor in the county, it was very clear to me that if someone had a medical question in our county they were going to see Doc Graves. When it came to medical care, he was the last word. Today I live in a county where hundreds of physicians and surgeons practice every day in multiple hospitals, clinics, and offices. What criteria does a mother use today to determine the medical care of the family members?   Some promote themselves based on complex ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Thursday, November 10, 2011

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

Re-Building Golf Instruction: Three Necessary Ingredients!

Over the years I've watched many golf lessons, taken some, and given a few. After the lesson package is over and the money is spent, how does the student assesses their results? Let me suggest several questions students ask themselves. Did I have a fun time?    Today's world is filled with high stress producing work and entertainment. "Work hard - Play hard." or "I need a rest from my vacation." We sacrifice our rest in pursuit of the perfect vacation we can boast about on Facebook or ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Friday, October 28, 2011

Hey, I just want to play.

“There is a trophy to be won. Golfers are keenly focused. Pressure is on. But, I just want to play. Really!  I’m not interested in a lower handicap. I just want to play.    "I could care less about a trophy. I want to laugh with my friends. Rib them occasionally when their fourth putt comes up short. I want to enjoy a sandwich and cold beverage at the end of the day. My week is too stressed. I just want to play.    "I want to get away for a couple hours with my friends, have some fun, ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Friday, September 30, 2011