Graves Golf Academy Reviews
Graves Golf Academy, located at MoeNormanGolf.com, is an online golf training academy which focuses its training and lessons on the unusual and specific style of past golf champion, Moe Norman.
How Does it Work?
Recently there has been a growth in the options of online golf training.
Golf is widely accepted as a game where many players would likely benefit from a one-on-one coach or trainer, the truth is that these same people often don’t have trouble fitting such a thing into their schedule or into their budget.
This particular online golf academy has an interesting focus, unlike that of many of its competitors.
The lessons from their training schools focus on the swing style of Moe Norman, a professional golfer from Canada, who Wikipedia describes as having such accuracy and the ability to hit shots perfectly straight that he was nicknamed “Pipeline Moe.”
While Graves Golf Academy says that Norman’s golf swing was considered “weird” or “unorthodox,” it was also considered “efficient” and “freakishly accurate.” During his career, Norman had 17 hole-in-one’s, 9 double eagles, set over 30 records, and even more.
According to their website, their first five video training sessions can show you the most common mistakes to problems with your swing, simple changes you can make to improve your game, the easiest fixes for a swing which slices, and – of course – an introduction to and explanation of their model, Moe Norman.
Graves Golf Academy offers their training in a variety of different materials. Their package includes DVDs, an eBook, bonus golf videos, slow motion swing videos, a Short Game Solution video, and a Pre-Round Warm Up and Post-Round Stretch Routine.
The website says that this package of materials originally went for over $200, but these days they have adjusted their pricing to be more inclusive. Currently the entire package is priced at $67.
If you have any experience with Graves Golf Academy or their products, please leave your reviews below.
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Graves Golf Academy Customer Reviews
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Hitting consistently fine shots with this Academy's help
Swing for a lifetime
Poor instruction, Waste of money.
You can hit the ball straighter!
Hi all. I did not take the courses in person, just watched the videos of Todd Graves explaining the Moe Norman swing. Mr. Graves is extremely thorough and really simplifies the swing for the viewer, explaining each aspect of this incredibly simple swing. How to stand, proper ball position, proper way to hold the club -- driver in my case. And the correct way to swing.
No lie, I watched, then hit the range. Within 10 SWINGS I was hitting the driver straighter than I ever have! I'm a 9hcp and can do the other things fine, chip, pitch, putt, fairway shots, but the drive always eluded me until I saw Todd's Videos.
Of course there is nothing better than going to his gold school to ingrain the swing, but a video here there will get you to where you can play golf with much more confidence.
THANK YOU Mr. Graves! Regards.
Buy this good coaching or go on struggling with your game
Recently completed GGA's 3-Day Single Plane school. Learned much new, like a better putting grip and stroke and better chipping/pitching techniques. With video analysis using the V1 Golf app, one of the coaches corrected several flaws in my attempt to do the Moe Norman swing model. I began using it last season, learning what I could from their videos and applying what I could.
Broke 80 for the first time! and improved my metrics (FIR, GIR, two-putts not three, etc.) dramatically.
After their attention to properly fitting we students to the Single Plane model swing (ant NOT our current, traditional, inefficient swing) a variety of Demo clubs was made available. I got to try the Callaway Epic driver and 7-iron matched to my needs. I became quite impressed with the accuracy and extra distance I could achieve. They even fitted my off the shelf putter to my size and re-gripped it for free.
For me, the school corrected my faulty self-help and gave me the structure I'll use this season to score lower and the confidence to enter (win?) tournaments. No longer afraid of competing, will now embrace competitive pressure.
As for any pressure to buy training aids, Gold membership, etc. yes, they repeatedly have you use their aids throughout the training. They were careful to point out what aids were absolutely necessary to achieve your personal Single Plane Swing goals, and which are second-tier aids for more advanced skill development.
And, because I felt that this coaching corrected and accelerated my learning progress, I am signing up for the year-long Gold membership online tutoring.
My one-star withheld rating is merely due to the fact they use V1 Golf app and my Android 6.0 phone is not up to its technical requirements. Makes it hard to justify signing up for Gold Membership coaching.
Be very careful dealing with this company
I find that hard to believe jmho
Ridiculous review. They’ve bee Nothing but up front with me.
It's a scam and the company is not reputable.
It's a scam, they sent me the free videos and a magazine, that i paid shipping on and then they started to charge my account monthly for something I didn't get. Have no idea what that charge was for. I contacted the company but the rude lady said it's my problem.
Stay away, Scam Scam Scam.
You need to get ahold of Todd or Tim. They’ll make it right. Very reputable company.
The big switch
Amazing service and results
very professional instructors and training products
I have been following the Graves training for about 3 years. I
have never been consistent playing golf. Recently I started
having yearly training with Chandler Rusk, head of Gold Member
training. Chandler has been a fantastic teacher for me. I also
discovered that Chandler's grandfather was a close friend and
neighbor of mine growing up in Wellington Ks. I am 73 years
young and have found a new way to play golf and truly enjoy it.
I will always be grateful for Tim, Todd and Chandler for their
patience and desire for me to be successful in this game of games!
Good Service/Response from Greaves Golf
I’ve bought several training products and a set of Rogue irons from Graves. They have always been responsive to phone calls and emails. When the postal service lost an order, Graves sent a replacement without question.
Their customer service has been responsive and courteous with me. The clubs I bought were delivered with no issues and they allowed me to return my old clubs after the delivery of the Rouges. A good company from my experience.
Totally agree. The hard sell is not necessary and a distraction during schools and videos. Golfers understand the advantage of good properly fitted equipment and do not need prolonged lectures during training sessions. The product and promotions sell themselves-lectures and threats of being banned from future classes is NOT needed or appreciated.
can't agree more, the company is rude and a scam
I am the owner
I am the owner of Graves Golf.
We host golf schools teaching the Single Plane Golf Swing of Moe Norman.
I saw a few issues with unhappy customers. Please feel free to call customer service at 866-377-2316 if you have any problems. We will take care of any issues promptly.
Also, thank you for all of the great reviews as well.
Todd I just joined this past weekend and have the Gold membership. Trent White has been very responsive and helpful and answered my questions promptly on Saturday and Sunday and even answered an email while on vacation. I really appreciate the great customer service and look forward to improving my golf game!
Best Golf Instruction and Products
The Graves Golf Company teaches the Moe Norman Golf Swing. Unlike other golf schools, they have a specific model (The Single Plane) which allows their instruction to be exact and easy to learn.
The products are great and the instruction is consistent to the model. If you are looking for a swing that is easier on your body and has a specific model to help you learn it quickly, I highly recommend their videos and training programs.
Scam and Horrible Customer Service
Total Scam and will not refund money! Don't give them your credit card! I had to call American Express and decline charges after i unsubscribed with Betty one tooth in the office and she did not cancel my subscription. She hung up on me and dared me to call American Express! AMX backed me however a business selling on line should never treat customer as they do!
Buyer Be Ware!
At 73 and with back problems, I decided to try and find a different approach to my traditional golf swing that would not continue to cause me undesirable back pain during and after every golf round. At the same time, I was hopeful that I might even be able to bring my handicap back to a consistent single digit as my swing restrictions that I had incorporated into my traditional swing to reduce the pain had not been helping my scores.
After considerable research into different schools I felt that the Moe Norman approach was worth a "test" try. Although getting the new "technique" down will take a lot of practice and patience, I realize that this approach will not only allow me to continue to play golf without the stress on my back, my scores should improve significant'tly. On the last day of the school, I hit more full practice shots than I had in the past 15 years and without adding any pain at the end of the session. Now it is back home to practice the technique and planning on going back to the school in a year for a 5 day training camp. While I am not saying this is the "Holy Grail" of Golf, it is certainly a better approach to the swing without creating the associated pain and stress on the lower back and leading leg. I am looking forward to putting this to use this season.... BTW, at one time (many moons ago) I was a +1 handicap. I think I can honestly get back to a 5 or 6 this season.
I have subscribed to the Moe swing from Graves and bought the video. I am working on the swing change and it takes a bit of getting used to but I'm hitting it straighter when I connect. I will keep going.
Be careful when you sign up to Graves as there is no way of stopping their membership after you sign on. I asked NOT to be included in the monthly subscription but they charged me for the first month. I've changed my Credit Card on the website but it reverts back to the original one, and their support team do not respond.
I am now on my way to the bank to change my credit card. It's a shame they behave like this as it has left a sour taste.
I purchased the training club after viewing the videos, after two weeks I have yet to receive the club or alignment aid. I have attempted to call them but have only reached a voicemail which promises to call you back. I have never spoken to anyone a Graves Golf Academy. I have received a bunch of emails tempting me purchase additional aids and videos. It's a rip off!
They’re not trying to make you into Moe Norman. I’ve used the swing for three years now and at 67 I’m playing better than I have since I was in college. You just have to be willing to work at it.