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Golf is Too Hard! Tradition or Truth?

Ten years ago, two PGA Tour players got an idea to develop a way to help people of all ages get in and stay in the game. Their ideas focused on having fun executing four different golf strokes in a variety of games each producing feedback designed to help the beginner learn the game. Their methodology is drastically simplified from what is often imparted in beginner golf clinics and is easier to remember. Let me explain. Four Different Swings. The courses teach the Roll swing (putt), chip ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Thursday, June 23, 2011

Want to Swing Better? Let It Go!

You've been hoping to hit 300 yard drives, break par, play on the Seniors Tour, or just to win a friendly game of Nassau each weekend. You've focused intently on achieving those dreams. You've practiced every day for the last month and when you step out onto stage at the 1st tee, you begin strangling your hopes and your grip. Your drives dribble off the tee or spray everywhere except onto the fairway. You double your efforts. Grip the club a little tigher. Try to muscle through. The ball ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Thursday, June 16, 2011

Great golf shots all begin at the same place. Where do you start yours?

Whether it's the first swing of the day or a tap in for double bogey on the 18th, every shot counts the same - one stroke. One swing. One shot on the way to a final score. Each one counts the same. So, each swing should begin the same way with the same pre-swing routine. What is your pre-shot routine? Take a few moments and describe it in your journal. How does it start? What are the specific steps? How long does it last? Is each swing begun the same? Why? Why not? If you don't have a ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Friday, June 10, 2011

Family Time: For What It's Worth

So, you and your family would like to learn to play golf? Your next question is probably, "How much is it going to cost us?" Great question. Maybe it won't cost as much as you think. Let's for a moment assume that your family consists of two adults and two children; the youngest of which is 4 or more. Next, let's assume that you're committed to put some time into the effort once or twice a week. Final assumption, you and your family have not played golf before. Okay? Let's begin. First, ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Friday, May 27, 2011

Play Your Children Smarter?

It might be fun, but playing with your children has much more going for it than just that.  Not only does it help with your children’s concentration skills and to improve their attention spans, but it helps them to work through problems, triggers their imaginations, makes them more independent and, of course, helps to bring you closer together as a family.  Here are five top tips on how to really maximize your playtime with the kids. Intentionally set aside quality time for playing – at ... Read more...
Steve Graves, Wednesday, May 25, 2011