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$79 for Two Private, One-Hour Golf Lessons (Up to $170 Value)
Aspiring aces should call ahead to schedule lessons, which are held after 5 p.m. on weeknights and generally any time over the weekend at Harpeth Valley Golf Center.
Bill Breen Golf Instruction
For 25 years, PGA instructor Bill Breen has spread the gospel of golf fundamentals in thousands of lessons designed to smooth herky-jerky swings into controlled, reliable motions. Bill showers clients with saucy golf knowledge accrued through a competitive career that included three victories in mini tour professional events, shooting a 64 in one round of a tournament, and once gouging a divot that looked exactly like Scotland. His teaching philosophy revolves around establishing sound grip, alignment, and posture—the basic building blocks of the swing—and developing repetitive ball flight. Harpeth Valley Golf Center's facilities provide a sound training ground, as bermuda-grass practice tees emulate on-course conditions and the short-game area invites players to practice their chipping form and flagstick-pole-vaulting technique.