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What’s New with John Graham

May 16th, 2014

Just wanted to take a second and fill you in on some upcoming events and new happenings.

Earlier this week, a magazine in the UK named Today’s Golfer featured a DVD from our Short Game Secrets video download series.  The DVD is attached to each magazine they put on newsstands and offers a 25% discount code for those interested in purchasing the full set. James Ridyard and I are excited and honored to be featured so prominently in a very popular Golf Magazine like Today’s Golfer. Considering that Short Game Secrets is less than a year old, it speaks to the value this series can offer players and coaches. It isn’t information that you’ll find in the typical video you download and for that reason is a little pricier than most. Here’s a picture of the magazine:

Today's Golfer Short Game Secrets

Upcoming Workshops in Europe this Summer

I’ll be traveling to Europe again this July to do some workshops and meet with some good friends. Travel plans haven’t been finalized but I’ll likely show up for The Open and then stay till the end of the month. After The Open, James and I are trying to organize a PGA Workshop at The Belfry on the Monday after the tournament. Details are still in the works.
After that, I’ll be traveling to Germany to do a 1 day Workshop with Ian Peek. Here’s a flyer for the workshop discussing all the details needed.

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Immediately following my workshop in Germany, I’ll be headed to Austria for a two day workshop with Christoph Bausek. This workshop will include a day for club players/amateurs and another day for professionals. Here’s the link for information on this workshop:

Scoring Clinic with Christoph Bausek and John Graham

Aside from these events, I’ll be traveling the US offering AimPoint Express Classes as well. Information on these can be found at my clinic website.

John Graham’s AimPoint Clinics

Tweet Up – 2014 US PGA Merchandise Show

December 21st, 2013

2014 Tweet Up

It’s here. The 2014 US PGA Merchandise Show Tweet Up. Last year, I wasn’t able to attend the annual get together I started 3 years ago and want to send out a Thank You to Sara Dickson and Ricky Potts for keeping the tradition alive last year.

What started as a small little event has grown each year and I would expect the same this year. This events purpose is to finally bring golf professionals together face that face who have only talked with others on Twitter. Surely, we also now have many attend that have already met each other but have created strong bonds of friendship from their initial Twitter chats. That’s what this day is all about. It’s about meeting, networking and sharing stories and ideas.

Let’s get to the Details:

Where: Brickhouse Tavern and Tap – 8440 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

When: Wednesday, January 22nd – 8:00pm till closing

Who: Any and all Twitter users

Cost: Whatever you drink and eat is on you

The Brickhouse has said that we will likely be out on the patio again this year and they have been very accommodating to us over the years. Please consider offering them any patronage you might plan for that evening to keep this relationship beneficial to both parties.

2014 Tweet Up location Brickhouse

Putting and Social Media Workshop with Jason Sutton

February 2nd, 2013

Jason Sutton and I will be conducting a 1 day workshop on Monday, March 18th at Carmel CC in Charlotte, NC.  Jason is quickly becoming a very recognized coach throughout the US attracting Tour Players to Charlotte and his fantastic facility at Carmel CC. It is a great honor to be asked to join him for this 1 day workshop to discuss putting, green reading and social media.

This workshop includes classroom discussion and live lessons using the SAM putting station.  We want to make sure that everyone gets an opportunity to see what changes and why but also the how so you can bring it back to your facility and students right away. I will be discussing an intro into AimPoint Green Reading and a talk on the use of Twitter to grow your business.

This will be an interactive day of mentoring, sharing and improving you’re teaching skills. Here are topics that will be discussed:

  • The 5 Mastermind Skills that every teacher should know – The CGA Framework
  • The art of moving and manipulating the student to create pattern changes
  • How to use technology to speed up the learning process
  • Teaching Putting at the Next Level – Learn the 5 Most Important Aspects of Putting  and how to teach them
  • S.A.M. Putt Lab Data and research will be revealed that will dispel the most common myth in putting
  • Live Putting Lessons using the S.A.M. Putt Lab that will teach you how to move the numbers and help your students improve faster
  • How to use the 4 corners of social media to drive business, create brand awareness and improve your teaching skills
  • An Introduction to AimPoint Green Reading

Agenda:

9:00 – 2:00 (classroom presentation)

2:00 – 4:00 (Interactive Live Lessons and Q and A)

4:00 – 5:00 (Aimpoint Green Reading and Speed Control Drills)

 

9:00 – 11:00                         Learning the masterminds Skills – The CGA philosophy (JS)

11:00 – 12:00                       Understanding twitter and how it can grow your business (JG)

12:00 – 1:00                         Break for lunch

1:00 – 2:00                           The 5 things that all great putters do and how to use SAM to

                                                  help your students. Research and case studies that dispel

                                                  putting’s biggest myth (JS/JG)

2:00 – 3:00                          Live Putting lessons on the SAM Putt Lab

4:00 – 5:00                          Introduction to AimPoint and Time Drills (JG)

The cost for this full day workshop and lunch is only $100 per person. PGA members will also receive 5 MSR Education points. Location and registration information is below.

Place: Carmel Country Club, 4735 Carmel Road, Charlotte, North Carolina

Email Jason Sutton @jsutton@carmelcountryclub.org to reserve your spot


Tweet Up – 2012 PGA Merchandise Show

December 16th, 2011

Tweet Up PGA ShowAnnouncing the Official Site for the 2012 PGA Show Tweetup. We will be getting together at a place called the Brick House on Thrusday, January 26th at 8pm. For those that didn’t make it last year, a Tweet Up is simply a get together of people that know each other through Twitter. Last year, I organized my first tweet up at the show and it turned out to be a fantastic success. We ended up spending the entire night there and closed down the bar.

Based on last year’s success and our growing twitter networks, I expect this tweet up to be larger than last year. It is a great opportunity to meet the people you have been tweeting with for the past year. Last year I think we had almost 30 people in and out through the night so I’m hopeful that this year we get around 40 or so.

Please pass this around to those you know by sharing it on Twitter and Facebook. I will certainly be mentioning it in many places online.

Here’s a map of it’s location along with their telephone number.

http://brickhousetavernandtap.com/locations/orlando/

Brick House

8440 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 355-0321

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7 Nights of the Twitter Academy

December 11th, 2011

Twitter Academy Logo7 Nights of the Twitter Academy. This idea born from Jason Helman is designed to match the Golf Channels 7 Nights of their Academy. It will feature 7 Top Coaches that have extensive Twitter followings. Each night, one of the coaches will showcase a subject specific video with each coach taking on a different subject.

It should be a great opportunity for golfers to get some additional information from some top coaches. It starts tomorrow night, Dec. 12th at 8:00pm and runs for 7 nights. Topics covered will be Putting, Driving, Chipping, Approach Irons, Mid and Long Irons, Bunkers and Club Fitting with the order of information from the green outwards.

I know all of these coaches well and I’m really looking forward to see what they have come up with. I also hope that this starts some kind of regular thing because I think it is a great idea to showcase great information in a medium that is different than where most go to find good golf information. I can tell you from experience that Twitter is one of the best places to go for good golf information and I hope the 7 Nights of the Twitter Academy brings home that point.

Here are a couple trailers to view.

In order to watch the Twitter videos, you’ll want to follow the presenters. Here’s is the order they will appear and their Twitter Usernames so you can follow them. Click on their name to go to their website and their twitter handle to follow them.

December 12th – Rob McGill @golfprorob – Putting

December 13th – Jason Helman @jasonhelmangolf – Greenside Chipping 3 shots

December 14th – Sara Dickson @sara_pga – Bunkers Green side and Fairway

December 15th – Jason Sutton @golfgurutv - Approach Irons

December 16th – Andrew Marr @andrewmarrgolf – Mid and Long Irons

December 17th – Kirk Oguri @kirkoguri – Shaft Fitting, Launch Monitor Info & Benefits

December 18th – Dennis Sales @dennissalesgolf – Closing the week with Driving and TrackMan Data

I hope you watch and enjoy. If you think others might be interested in this, please consider sharing by using the social media buttons below or by forwarding this email to friends.