Golf is considered a gentleman's game because of its emphasis on proper etiquette, color-coordinated outfits, and the removal of all brass knuckles and inflatable billy clubs before competition. Hit the links in good form with today's Groupon to Conte's Palm-Aire Golf Academy in Pompano Beach. Choose from the following options:
- For $80, you get a short-game scoring school (a $165 value), held on the first and third Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- For $149, you get an 18-hole lesson and a complete individual-game assessment for one player from a PGA or LPGA teaching professional, with green and cart-rental fees included (a $299 value). Lessons are Mondays and Thursdays at 8 a.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m. For this option, Groupon holders will be paired with two other students.
- For $399, you get an 18-hole lesson and a complete individual-game assessment for three players from a PGA or LPGA teaching professional, with green and cart-rental fees included (an $897 value). Lessons are Mondays and Thursdays at 8 a.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m.
Conte's PGA teaching professionals school budding golfers on the ways of the links during individual-game assessments and on-course instruction astride the Oaks and Cypress courses at the Palm-Aire Country Club. Under the tutelage of a seasoned golf veteran, up to three students thwack their way through 18 holes of golf while gleaning helpful tips, such as how to increase the power of their swings or to sling witty retorts at heckling alligators. A preround interview and a postround evaluation targets specific areas golfers need to improve to better their game, and the accompanying instructor also answers any questions students may have throughout the outing.
The golf academy's short-game scoring school fine-tunes the skills necessary for successful strokes within 70 yards of the tee. During 2.5 hours of instruction, golf experts guide pupils into chipping and pitching more precisely, regularly hitting chip shots, and using the proper clubs to increase the percentage of good strokes. An improved short game effectively brings down golf scores more efficiently than Wite-Out or a $20 bill.
Conte's Palm-Aire Golf Academy
Named one of the Top Eight Teaching Facilities in the United States in the August 1999 edition of Golf for Women magazine, Conte's Palm-Aire Golf Academy continues to welcome students in search of the expertise needed to improve their entire golf game. Academy Director Stephen Conte heads up a team of instructors comprised of PGA and LPGA teaching professionals who possess more than 80 years of combined experience. During individual and group lessons at Palm-Aire Country Club, students learn through the academy's unified teaching method. This system ensures that instruction stays consistent from instructor to instructor and students will never have to study with a substitute teacher that forces them to putt with pool cues.