Winterize Your Game - Make a Video

The first place everyone looks at is the ball-striking. Start by having a professional look at your swing. Record a video of your swing and determine what you areas you want to improve. As you practice on the changes each week, record updated videos to document your progress. Keep comparing your current video with the original one so you stay focused on completing the adjustment. The change needs to be done by the new year so you're able to work on repeating the change a few times a week ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Friday, October 20, 2017

Winterize Your Swing - The Checklist

I know it isn't Winter yet, but now is the time to start planning a strategy to play better golf next year. Here are several questions to get you started: What shots need the most improvement? Do you need to hit the ball straighter, more solid, or just more consistent? What about short game and putting? Are you thinking about different clubs? How about your physical conditioning? Does your back, shoulders, or wrists give you trouble? So, when you finish your next round think ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Leagues @ Play-a-Round

For centuries, golfers have played regular weekly rounds, often in groups that provide extra opportunity to create community, have some fun, and keep swinging. Some leagues travel from course to course, others play in the same place each week. Some leagues are competitive, others are just for fun and fellowship. At Play-a-Round Golf, we provide all of the above. Good News...we're happy to announce the next season is  Here are the particulars... We begin a new league with the changing of ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Friday, September 15, 2017

How to Break 100, Pt. 7: Half-Wedge Shots

by Jim Bromley, PGA As I mentioned in my first article, the half-wedge shot may be the most important. This is a shot that ranges from 15-100 yards. Getting the ball on the green close enough to the hole for a one or two-putt will help limit the "blow-up" holes or high scores. Here are the keys to this shot: First, we adjust your stance by bringing your feet closer together and playing the ball in the center of the your stance (ball should be even with your nose). Next, you must control ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Thursday, July 27, 2017

Junior Golf Camp ~ A Mom's Point of View

I went out with the Play-a-Round Golf Junior Golf Camp on a Tuesday to see what all the kids do at golf camp during the summer. It was great to see how the kids conduct themselves in various settings without parental figures present, whether at lunch, driving in the van, or on a real golf course. They started out by singing along to the radio and tapping their feet! At lunch, they all chose from the menu, placed their individual orders, and were very well-behaved in the restaurant (Panera ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Thursday, July 27, 2017