Play-a-Round Blog

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

How to Break 100, Pt. 6: The Finish

by Jim Bromley, PGA So why is the finish of the golf swing so important since the ball is long gone? The finish is a way to grade your performance. The correct position has all your weight on your lead foot, up on your rear toe, head and chest on top of your lead foot with your hips slightly more toward the target than your chest (some call this a reverse "C" or a backward bend; think of the PGA Tour logo) and your arms should be extended into a wide follow-through. If you are unable to ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Thursday, July 20, 2017

How to Break 100, Pt. 5: The Downswing

by Jim Bromley, PGA We have talked about the set-up and backswing, but the downswing and your position at impact is by far the most important piece of a consistent shot. The start of a downswing is initiated with a slight bump of your hips toward your front foot. Your arms and club must follow this motion. Most of us are only worried about hitting the ball far so we move our arms much faster than our body (this feels like actual work!). When in sequence (hips first, arms second), the swing ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Friday, July 14, 2017