Murray “Moe” Norman – Kitchener, ON, Canada
||Qualification(s): 17 Holes in One, 40+ Tournament Wins
No Hall of Fame for Single Plane Golfers would be complete without our beloved Moe Norman, the original “Single Plane” golfer.
Jim Papritan – Viera, FL
|Qualification(s): Hole In One – Sep. 2016
DURAN Golf Course, Viera FL
Hole #17, Par 3 playing 153 yards. Played down on a Taylormade #2 Hybrid
Rita Sigal – Santa Monica, CA
|Qualification(s): Hole in One – Sep. 13, 2016
Hole Two (2) – 115 Yards – Seven (7) Iron in a Tournament!
Rick Johnson – Powell, OH
|Qualification(s): Personal Best Score – Jul. 19, 2016
On July 19 I shot a score of 70 at the the Golf Club of Dublin. Hit 79% of fairways made 34My previous best score ever was 74 I never believed I would be able to shoot a sub par round and in fact had a birdie put on 18 for a 69! One of my playing partners said it was the best most consistant rounds of ball striking he had ever seen me play. Thanks so much to GGA AND SINGLE PLANE!
Chuck Gillam – Bellevue, WA
|Qualification(s): Tournament Win – Aug. 2016
Just wanted to drop a line (and a pic) to say thanks for providing the coaching, training videos and equipment I needed to do something I never dreamed possible until I started with GGA. I played in my first big tournament over the weekend (Member-Guest at The Plateau Club in Sammamish, WA). 54 two-man teams played 54 holes. The top teams in each flight then moved on to the “horse race”. I had no idea what I was in for. We had to hit our tee shots with all of the other teams standing there heckling us, then hit our approach shots, chips and putts with a couple of hundred people standing around the green cheering us on. It went on for 8 holes and we eventually won second place. The crystal trophy made a perfect beer mug for the rest of the night! Every pressure shot I hit (and there were many successful shots to get as far as we did) was possible because I had a repeatable, single-plane swing that I knew would get it done (if I could keep from completely folding under the pressure). Best golf moment of my life by a factor of 100. Thanks for everything!
Dan Oberlin – Fort Wayne, IN
|Qualification(s): Personal Best Score – Aug. 2, 2016
Shot 37-37 74 today with new Callaway clubs. Tied lowest round ever for third time!
Frank Metrusky – Stratford, CT
|Qualification(s): Hole in One – Jul. 24, 2016
Sunday July 24, 2016 – 165 yard par 3 – Mil River Country Club Stratford, CT – Witnessed by his wife Delia Manjoney
Simon Neve – Surrey, United Kingdom
|Qualification(s): Tournament Win – Mar. 14, 2016
Shot a gross 71 (-1) at the w/e to win the monthly stableford 41 pts – 134 entrants. Extract of card below, h’cap cert and competition result below – I was cut from 4.2 to 3.7 (UK costal links – windy, fast, dry conditions).
Lawrence Porter – Oswego, IL
|Qualification(s): Hole in One, Prairie Landing Golf Club, West Chicago, IL – 2015
I can’t express how grateful I am to GGA for the assistance. In two years I improved 20 strokes to bogey golf and sometimes into the high 80’s. Yesterday I had my longest drive of 255 yds. (I’m 75 yrs. young). I am not a bad putter but I have improved my chipping and pitching already since starting the Short Course. Got an Ace on #6 142 yd. par 3, at the same Prairie Landing course last fall. I love golf! ….. almost always.
Chris McDade – Calgary, AB, Canada
|Qualification(s): Tournament Win – Playing Ability Test, May 2016
I just wanted to share my experience from this week. I was taking my Playing Ability Test here in Alberta and not only did I pass using my single plane swing but I finished as the medalist by 4 shots overall, shot the low round of the two days and my 68 on day one was my lowest ever competitive round and my first ever bogey free round!
Rick Carter – Maryville, OH
|Qualification(s): Hole in On, Jun. 29, 2016
I made my first hole in one last night!!! Mound City Golf course Hole #5 180 yards, X2hot 4 hybrid!!!!
Dale Colangelo – Ridgecrest, CA
|Qualification(s): Personal Best Score – Jul. 9, 2016
Well, I didn’t qualify for the US Senior Open, but I did just shoot my lowest round ever! I shot a 67 today in our Saturday Skins Game, 6 birdies and one bogey, 34 going out and 33 coming home. My previous low was 68 a couple of years ago, not a bad week turned 53 on July 2nd and shot my low round a few days later.
Tim Grogan – Santa Fe, NM
|Qualification(s): Hole in On, Feb. 10, 2016
Just wanted to let GGA know that I had a hole in one on Feb 10th with my GGA clubs: 168 yd 5-iron into a brisk cold wind on #14, Marty Sanchez Golf Course in Santa Fe. Second in my career – 1st was in 1988 at Wiesbaden, Gernany.
Bob Kitchen – Millerton, NY
|Qualification(s): Shoot your Age, 2016
I had a great day. Shot my age, 85. Have been playing better since my alumni day!
Lawrence Porter – Oswego, IL
|Qualification(s): Hole in One, 2015
I got an Ace on #6 142 yd. par 3, at the same Prairie Landing course last fall. I love golf! ….. almost always.
Gail Austin – Short Hills, NJ
|Qualification(s): Most Improved Female Golfer, 2015
I wanted to let you know that I was the most improved woman golfer at the Basking Ridge Country Club (NJ) this year. Thanks to your team for all their help!
Gaetan Boulanger – Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
|Qualification(s): Personal Best Score – 75
In July, two weeks after completing the Build your game Camp, I played my only round of golf of the summer and shot a 75, my best ever !
John McInerny – Las Vegas, NV
|Qualification(s): Hole in One, Nov. 7, 2015 – Paiute Golf Course
I am 60 years old and haven’t improved very much in 30 years since reading Ben Hogan’s book which helped me a lot at the time.
I signed up for the ebook and videos and thought it was time to change my swing. I’ve since bought the ball position unit and put together the PVC to practice.
About 2 weeks ago, I signed up for your online school and have been taking my time watching the videos and practicing my new setup and swing.
In the short amount of time, I’m hitting better shots and better misses and dropped a few strokes in my school.
Here’s the kicker. I got my first hole in one last Saturday at Paiute Golf course in Nevada. Probably a little lucky, but I did strike the ball well and have to believe it had something to do with Moe Norman!
Gary Scherer – Davenport, IA
|Qualification(s): Hole in One – Oct. 7, 2015 – Twin Pines Golf Course, Cedar Rapids, IA
Gary carded a hole in one on the 168 yard, Par 3 12th Hole at Twin Pines with a 5 iron!
Richard Rackers – Jefferson City, MO
|Qualification(s): Handicap Reduction of 50%
Richard attended a 3 day Premier school in May of 2015 and has reduced his handicap from a 16 to an 8 currently (November 2015).
Dale Colangelo – Ridgecrest, CA
|Qualification(s): Hole in One – #8 of China Lake Golf Club – August 23, 2015
I aced Hole #8 at the China Lake Golf Club on 23 Aug (my wife’s birthday!). I’ve been working on the single plane swing with GGA now for about 2 years. I began the process with an index of 1.8 as I went through the lessons and videos I went up to about a 5 for a while, but stuck with it. I’m now at 1.5, my lowest ever and just hit my first HIO after 44 years of playing golf. Needless to say I was very happy. I also recently carded a 69, one shot off my lowest ever so I’m definitely tracking in the right direction.
Russ Porter – Lakeville, NB, Canada
|Qualification(s): Hole in One – #10 of Lakeside Golf & Country Club, Lakeville, NB, Canada
I made a verified hole in one at my home course, Lakeside Golf and Country Club in Lakeville, N.B. Canada. I hit a baby draw 9 iron from 135yds using the Single Plane method and it landed 2 feet from the hole and one-hopped in! It’s my first ever but I truly believe that it would never have happened if I wasn’t using the Single Plane Swing. My accuracy and distance has increased immensely since adopting the method and I want to thank all at the Graves Academy for putting out such great instruction for us golfers to learn! I attached a photo of me with the ball, the commemorative bag tag the club gave to me to mark the event plus the newspaper clipping of the ace for your consideration.
Robert Roussin – Saint Louis, MO
|Qualification(s): Hole in One -2010 & 2015, Personal Best Score – 76, Shoot Your Age – 76
I have been to 3 GGA schools since have 2009 and try to use the Moe Norman single plane approach. I’ve never achieved a consistent ability to shoot low scores and maintain a low handicap. In 2010 I got a hole-in-one. In 2013, I got low net score in my age bracket in a tournament. Last year I shot a 77 in our weekly Metro St. Louis Seniors Golf Association (my personal best).
Last Tuesday, October 6th, 2015, I played a round in which my score was 76 ( my age), my personal best, and I had a hole-in-one.
Robert Laughlin – Union Bridge, MD
|Qualification(s): Hole in One – #5 of Manor Country Club, Rockville, MD – June 15, 2015
I hit the hole in one on #5 during a tournament calls the “Italian American Open”. The ace was attested by the 3 members of my foursome, and I won an all expense paid trip to Tree Top Golf Course.
Mal Nattrass – Regina, SK, Canada
|Qualification(s): Hole in One – #8 of Wascana Golf & Country Club, Regina, SK, Canada
I am happy to tell you that at 70 years of age, I checked off one of the biggest items on my bucket list on June 9th, 2015. A hole in one on our 8th hole at my home course, the Wascana Golf and Country Club in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. It was playing 174 yards from the white tees. I hit a 7 iron (tail wind) and it landed 15 feet short and ran straight in.
Robert Jarrett – Tampa, FL
|Qualification(s): Hole in One – #15 of Cheval Golf & Athletic Club, Tampa, FL
Douglas Allston – Silver Spring, MD
|Qualification(s): Club Championship – 7th time
Just thought I would pass along that in July I won the Leisure World of Maryland Club Championship for the 7th straight year and the ninth time in 12 years using the single plane swing.
Bruce Burton – Leesburg, VA
|Qualification(s): Hole in One – #12 of Raven Golf Course at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
Hope things are going well. If you recall I attended your golf academy from 4-9 March of this year and really enjoyed the training. Just writing to let you know that today I had a hole in one on the 12th hole of the Raven course at the Sandestin Golf and beach resort. It was a short par 3 of 100 yards and I used a sand wedge for my hole in one. The Moe Norman swing is coming along nicely and I am sure if I stick to the Moe Norman/Single plane swing I will have many more.
Mac McInteer – Minneola, KS
|Qualification(s): Hole in One, May 15, 2015 – #2 of Ashland Golf Course, Ashland, KS
I live in a small town in SW Kansas, Minneola.
I’ve been playing SP for over 20 years, dating back to 1991, as best I can remember. I’m 68 years old and carry a 10 handicap w/ over 150 rounds per year played on many different golf courses in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri and Colorado.
Last Friday, 5/15/15, while playing at Ashland Golf Course, Ashland, Kansas, I hit my 8th career hole-in-one on the #2 hole, a 135 yard par 3 w/ a pitching wedge.
The shot was witnessed by my three playing partners: Jesse Stebens, Don Cox, and Gary Fisher.
Ashland is a 3200 yard nine-holer and we went around it 3 times that day.
The second time around I made a birdie 2 w/ a similar shot as the first time.
The third time resulted in a par 3 w/ a two-putt from about 20 feet.
Not too bad for an “old fart”…3 under on that hole and shot 39 on all three rounds.
May not be hall of fame material, but made me happy…and a few bucks to boot!
Dave Briggs – Ravenna, OH
|Qualification(s): Hole in One, May 4, 2015 – #12 of Fox Den Golf Course
I was playing with 2 younger gentleman that day, and played from the White tees as opposed to the Sr. tees to save time. My front 9 didn’t go well, but on #12, a 193 yard par 3, I pulled my 5 wood and hit the straightest shot I’d hit all day. The ball hit on the front of the green and rolled straight in the cup for my first ACE at age 77!
Court Koontz – Corrales, NM
|Qualification(s): Hole in One, Nov. 2014
I had a serious injury to my left wrist in August and am just now getting back to playing regularly. Since I last saw you guys, Nov 2013, I got my handicap down to 5 and shot a 69. I had a hole in one couple weeks ago; 157 yards, seven iron (Tamaya #6). For the record, the only golf instruction I have ever had is with you or Todd and the single plane swing.
George Schuyler – Billings, MT
|Qualification(s): Club Championship, Aug. 2014
How many players have won a club championship at age 90?
Ed Harper – Idaho Falls, ID
Qualification(s): Hole in One, 2003 & 2009, Handicap Reduction,
Gary Broering – St. Henry, OH
|Qualification(s): Club Championship, Aug. 2014
Gary finished first in the 3rd flight of his Club Championship with scores 79-88 the weekend of August 15, 2014.
Steve Moran – Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
|Qualification(s): Hole in One & Personal Best Score in the Same Round – August 7, 2014
I shot the lowest round of my career, 87, which with my 28 handicap, resulted in a net 59. On the way to that, I scored my first ever hole in one! Although I must confess that I was more thrilled with the bird on # 8, which required a 15 ft. down hill, right to left breaking putt. As this was the honey pot for the day it also netted me $63!!. I’ve been working with the single plane swing since 2004.
Gordon Honganen – Kerrville, TX
|Qualification(s): Hole in One, August 30, 2014, Riverhill Country Club, Kerrville, TX
Gordon scored a Hole in One on Hole #7 at the Riverhill Country Club in Kerrville, TX. The hole was 128 yards, and 6 iron due to soft greens and aced it!
Steve Biren – Chappaqua, NY
|Qualification(s): Hole in One, June 6, 2013, Pleasantville Country Club, Personal Best Score
I am now 70 years old, with many of the ailments that accompany that age, and have shrunken to 5’2″ due to spinal degeneration, yet last year shot a hole-in-one (June 6, 2013, Pleasantville Country Club, Hole 7, 111 yards, 7 iron).and a 35 for 9 holes that day (par 32). My personal-best 18 hole score was 83, after playing only 5 years, and I have also shot an eagle on a par-4 hole at Lake Isle Country Club.
As an ex-engineer and patent attorney, I like the science and logic behind Single Axis Golf, and also like the fact that it completely cured my slice. I now hit the ball dead straight most of the time, and have had some success with shaping shots when needed. I hit just as long (short) with SA golf as I did with CG, but with much more control. Now if I could only get younger and taller, the sky would be the limit!
Harry Furlong – Texas
|Qualification(s): Hole in One, December 22, 2012, Sherrill Park Golf Course #2
Accompanying Harry were fellow golfers, Kit Miller & Jeff Choo. It occurred on the Signature Hole of the course number 16 and was from 123 yards with an 8 Iron manufactured by Callaway / Natural Golf. Harry’s first hole in one occurred 23 January 2000 on Course Number two at the 12th hole and was from 146 yards with a 6 Iron manufactured by Natural Golf
Larry Twardzak – West Virginia
|Qualification(s): Hole in One, July 12, 2014, Tygart Lake Golf Course, Grafton, WV
HOLE INFO: Number 10, 145 yards with an Adams 7 hybrid iron.
Steve Clay – Akron, Ohio
|Qualification(s): Hole in One, May 11, 2011, 2 Tournament Wins
Steve won the Pine Hills Invitational Sr. Hogan Flight and The Rubber City Open Sr. Hogan Division, in addition to carding a Hole in One using the Single Plane swing.
Gerry Ceclich – United Kingdom
|Qualification(s): Tournament Win
On June 21st, I won our 36 hole Club Championship. No way I could have done that before I came to the GGA school!
Keith Remmich – Corpus Christi , Texas
|Qualification(s): Hole in One, June 14th, 2014, Tournament Win
In Nov, 2013 I won our Golf Association Club Championship Tournament shooting 72. My handicap being between 9 and 10, there were many guys better than me and it felt great to accomplish that feat. On Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 I got my first Ace on Hole #13, measuring that day 162 yds at Oso Beach Municipal Golf Course in Corpus Christi, TX using a 5 iron, hitting into a 20 plus mph wind. What made it even better, it was during our City Matchplay Tournament and groups had stacked up so there were seven guys standing on the tee box witnessing the Hole In One. The day was bittersweet though, I lost my match 4 & 3 but will take an Ace any day over losing the match. I’ll be back next year. Since switching to the Single Plane Swing I’m more consistent and look forward to having my handicap drop.
David Erb – Grand Cayman, Bahamas
|Qualification(s): Hole in One, May 27th, 2014, North Sound Club Grand Cayman
Date was May 27th, 2014, at North Sound Club Grand Cayman.
Bruce Herwig – Banning, CA
|Qualification(s): 7 Holes in One, 5 starting Jan. 28, 2014, the 5th coming on Apr. 11, 2014
My hole in one streak all started with a hole in one on January 28, 2014 and 10 weeks and three days later, I got my fifth one. Someone said this may be a Guinness world record. I am still amazed every time the tee shot goes into the hole!
Have I benefited from Graves Academy or what! Thanks to all at Graves Academy who helped change my swing so this is possible and to God who obviously has been smiling on me and who has been gracious to me.
Michelle Lewis – Strathroy, ON, Canada
|Qualification(s): Tournament Win – Inter-City Women’s Golf Association of Southern Texas
I recently won “Low Net of the Field” At a tournament in Corpus Christi Texas on March 12, 2014. The tournament was sponsored by the “Inter-City Women’s Golf Association” of Southern Texas. The tournament took place at the “Corpus Christi Country Club”
I started golfing November 2012 at the age of 64 after repeated cajoling from friends who were golfers. I am 65 years old and this is my first individual win. I have previously played on a team where we won a Scotch Foursome Tournament at River Hills Country Club in Calallen Texas.
During the summer of 2013, I converted my golfing style to the “Single Plane Swing” after ordering DVDs from Graves Golf Academy.
Greg Pehrson – Waconia, MN
|Qualification(s): 3 Tournament Wins, Personal best score under par in tournament round, Reduced Handicap from 9.1 to 5.4
Matt Ross – London, Ont, Canada
|Qualification(s): 2 Hole in One’s, 15+ tournament wins
I have had 2 hole in one’s , Shot 29 – 3 times, Shot 65 – 2 times, Won over 15+ tournaments (amateur and Professional),
Larry Dalton – Colorado Springs, CO
|Qualification(s): Hole in One – July 10, 2009
Larry attended a school in the spring of 2006 in OK. I really enjoyed the school and have purchased clubs and videos since. On July 10, 2009, I had my only Hole in One at Springs Ranch Golf Club in Colorado Springs, CO. It was on the Par 3 8th hole, 143 yards using an 8 iron. Attached you will find a copy of the scorecard duly witnessed by Barbara Edwards. I have included a picture for your records as well.
John Spark – Albany, WA, Australia
|Qualification: Hole in One
After failing to complete the necessary online paperwork to earn $10,000 for hitting a hole in one, John promptly goes out and hit an ace! The registration was still open on his computer, but uncompleted!!
Taunia Bozarth – Seiling, OK
|Qualification: Hole in One, Club Championship
Just a note to let you know that on September 25th, 2013 I made my First Hole in One while on a golf vacation with my Husband Rick at Pendaries Golf Course in New Mexico. It was the #12 hole, Par 3, 113 yards. To make the Hole in One I used my custom fitted Callaway RAZR X HL #5 Hybird. This was an elevated hole, so I could watch the ball roll into the hole. I want to thank you and the Graves staff (Scott, Trent and Clay) for helping me accomplish this feat. I have taken two of your three day courses, the last this past May 3-5 in Edmond. Without the patience and guidance from you and your Staff, I would not be playing golf today. I came to my first Graves Golf School several years ago with little golf skills and the frustration of zig zagging the ball down the fairway. Today, I hit straight down the middle of the fairway, thanks to the single plane swing. Your team put the “Fun” back into golfing for me. Attached is a picture of me the day of my Ace. Another Golf note, I won the ladies “over 50” Club Championship in October at our Golf Club. All in all, it has been a good golf year after being out for most of 2012 with a broken wrist. Also Pic of me with Club Championship trophy.
Leo Washington – Watauga, TX
|Qualifications: Tournament Win
Hello my name is Leo and I have been a customer if yours since 2011. I started attempting to use the single plane and I went back to take “lessons” at EW golf academy in Southlake tx. When I came in with some sort of single plane swing they were like nooooo all wrong. I said ok well teach me. Toooo many $$$ later their method did not work for me & it seemed as if they kept giving me a band aid for my game (meaning I thought I could take that to the course) so I decided to join the Golf channel am tour for a little more competition and comradery. Little more challenging that I thought and I was already a 20+ handicapper. Things got worse and it killed my confidence. I stopped taking lessons and stopped competing because I don’t like to waste time. So I went back to my Graves videos featuring Moe Norman. I got the Moe notebook last week and I didn’t get a chance to view the entire DVD and since I paid my money for the year for the GCAMTOUR I decided what the heck and play my last tournament. I started watching the notebook off and on in my spare time this week & light bulbs went off in my head when I saw Todd’s notes. So it started raining a couple of days ago in Fort Worth and the temp dropped 40 degrees (smh). I found myself watching the DVD again last night and didn’t put it down until 2 am and had to be at the tourney at 7:30 am. When Moe said play with an attitude of indifference I was like bingo! When I watched Todd demonstrate at the end about impact, bingo! I went to the tourney today mimicking what I saw Moe & Todd do in my vision & played with an attitude of indifference. 30 degree temp, wind chill made it feel like it was 20, windy, and we from two days of continuous rain and my playing partners were amazed. I could feel them looking at my setup like what the heck and when they saw the ball fly down the middle of the fairway, they were amazed. Remember I am a 20+ handicapper and was use to finishing dead last in these tournaments. I won my flight by 6 strokes and I won the overall tournament championship trophy. In the fairway was a lot easier striking the ball vs some of the other places that my playing partners were hitting from. One guy said “you just flat out beat us today. Another said “why couldn’t I just do what he did all day.” I thought to myself, attitude of indifference, a great set up for greatness, and single plane swing on every shot. Thank you Graves Golf Academy to your entire staff. I can only get better at this point. Thank you.
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