Golf-club designers often consult aerospace engineers to fulfill dreams of experimental-alloy drivers and converting the solar system into a nine-hole executive course. Take your game to the next frontier with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $19 for one 60-minute private practice session with one TrackMan swing-analysis session or one custom club fitting for a putter, driver, or wedge (up to a $100 value)
- $49 for one 60-minute private lesson or three 60-minute private practice sessions with TrackMan swing analysis (up to a $135 value)
Golfers tote their own clubs to Radar Golf Academy—practice balls provided—for 60-minute swing-honing sessions with the help of TrackMan swing-analysis software. The cybernetic caddy used by the pros employs doppler-radar technology to measure the full trajectory of any shot, whether a short pitch or a long drive, and measures the landing position with an accuracy of 1 foot at 100 yards. It displays parameters such as ball flight, angle, and spin, and allows clients to watch each shot in slow motion and compare their swing profiles to PGA pros. The 60-minute private lesson also includes a complete swing evaluation that uses high-speed video. The instructor then offers golfers a personalized game-improvement plan and a lesson recap via Analyzer video software.
Those who opt for custom club fittings for a putter take part in a three-step process revolving around one very important golf truth: golfers rely on their eyes to set up a putt, but most golfers have imperfect visual aim. The putter-fitting process ensures proper physical putter aim and alignment. The Edel wedge-fitting process ensures that golfers are playing with the proper amount of bounce—something that mass-produced golf clubs can’t do. The Edel wedges come in eight different bounce degrees. During driver fittings, TrackMan technology analyzes the ball's trajectory to determine how to improve a golf game.
Radar Golf Academy
The idiom “practice makes perfect” may apply to a lot of things, but golf fundamentals can be so off that hours of practice just means practicing the wrong things over and over without ever improving. Radar Golf Academy aims to fix this by using advanced technology to enhance the abilities and skills of all types of golfers, from greenhorns to green-jacket holders.
Its instructors employ TrackMan doppler-radar technology—used multiple days a week during the PGA, LPGA, and European tour seasons by top players—to correct swing imbalances and improve ball spin, distance, and accuracy. The technology combined with tips from the instructors can improve both long and short games. The instructors also analyze swings using high-speed video, and they reshaft and repair clubs.
Once clients know how to improve their game and have the proper tools to do so, they can take to the greens to practice the steps from their personalized game-improvement plans and the golf-club sword fights that now determine tournament tiebreakers.