One-Month Membership with Training, Golf Package, or Golf Boot Camp at FORE Performance (Up to 73% Off)

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Golf is one of the few sports in which players can compete against themselves, along with paddleball and seeing how many potatoes they can eat. Put yourself to the test with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

$79 for a membership-training package ($240 value)

  • One-month membership ($75 value)
  • One 30-minute golf lesson ($65 value)
  • One 60-minute personal-training session ($100 value)

$89 for golf-simulator package ($315 value)

  • One-month membership ($75 value)
  • Round of simulator golf with choice of golf course for four ($240 value)

$99 for a golf-boot-camp package ($370 value)

  • One-month membership ($75 value)
  • Four-week golf boot camp ($295 value)

Crushing by Compression: When Golf Ball and Club Collide

While the instructors may advocate different methods of swinging a golf club, the ideal outcome is always the same. Read on to learn about the physics of the collision between the club and ball.

It's said that golf can take a lifetime to master, but just about every shot takes only milliseconds. In fact, the actual collision between club and ball lasts only around 450 millionths of a second, and it’s here where the biggest action of a golf swing takes place. In a desirable outcome, two things happen as the center of the club face strikes the ball: first, the club’s momentum transfers to the ball; second, the impact causes the flexible ball to compress, adding extra velocity as the ball springs back into shape. The more compression, the farther the ball will travel. With lofted clubs such as the 6-iron, the club face strikes the ball on a downward trajectory, scooping out a divot of turf in the meantime. This creates even more compression by pushing the ball into the dirt before it leaves the ground. Before launching skyward, the ball scoots up the lofted plane of the club face, rubbing against the grooves to create backspin that will help it maintain its trajectory and fight through any wind resistance or asteroid fields. If the club is angled at impact—i.e., not facing square to the target—it will cut across the ball, creating side spin and resulting in either a hook or a slice.

When it comes to the golf swing, there are many different styles and schools of thought—each with its own variation on setup, grip, back swing, and follow-through—but there are some universal techniques that help create an effective and explosive impact. For instance, at the top of the back swing, golfers should have their wrists cocked at a 90-degree angle. To generate optimal club head speed, they wait until their hands drop to their waist until they release their wrists, effectively whipping the club head through contact and adding punch to an otherwise smooth, steady swing.

In a Nutshell

Golf-fitness player-development facility offers memberships alongside golf lessons, simulator golf, golf boot camp, and strength programs

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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