It’s difficult to hit a target from far away, which is why holes-in-one are rare and the Goodyear blimp has never been shot successfully with an arrow. Drive hard with a vengeance, thanks to today’s Groupon: for $99, you get an all-inclusive golf package at Jim McLean Golf Schools (up to a $244 total value). All components of the deal must be used in the same day. The package includes:
- A one-hour private lesson with an instructor certified in the Jim McLean system (an $85 value)
- One round at the nine-hole Legends par 3 course (a $19 value)
- Unlimited driving-range balls for one day (a $40 value)
- One hybrid golf club (a $100 value), or if it out of hybrid clubs, a golf-fitness stretching mat (a $44.95 value)
Touted as one of the country's top 25 golf schools in 2008 by Golf, Jim McLean Golf Schools helps golfers keep mulligans at bay with an array of indoor and outdoor practice facilities, the Legends Scoring Nine course, and a team of highly-trained instructors. Clubbers shore up putts, chips, or full swings during a one-hour lesson from a certified instructor, each of whom has completed a rigorous certification process that includes one–three years of teaching at the club, conducting their own extensive golf-swing-research projects, and learning to grow natural spikes out of their feet.
Unlimited range balls allow duffers to tap into the immense game-honing potential at Jim McLean Golf Schools' 50,000-square-foot short game range, lit driving range, and practice bunker. Newly learned concepts and equipment can take their maiden voyage at the nine-hole course, which sports water hazards, tall native grasses, and deviously mounded terrain reminiscent of a Scottish course or a village for scratch-golfing Hobbits.
Jim McLean Golf Schools
After becoming an all-American at the University of Houston, qualifying for the U.S. Open twice, and making the cut at The Masters during his professional career, seasoned golf instructor Jim McLean has added one more accomplishment to his resumé: Jim McLean Golf Schools was touted as one of the country's top 25 golf schools in 2008 by Golf magazine.
Following Jim's innovative philosophy of biomechanics, a team of instructors—with levels ranging from certified, master, and lead master—teach the components of a successful golf swing, focusing on each player's physical capabilities and limitations and developing a tailored lesson plan. In order to become a Jim McLean golf instructor, pupils must pass a rigorous certification process that includes one to three years of teaching at the club, conducting their own extensive golf-swing-research projects, and learning to grow natural spikes out of their feet. During private lessons and clinics, golf gurus use 3-D graphical imaging and data analysis to provide instant feedback.
At Jim McLean Golf Schools, players hone their games with indoor and outdoor practice facilities that include a 50,000-square-foot short-game range, a lit driving range, and a practice bunker. The complex is also home to the Legends Scoring Nine course, which, along with the practice facilities, has been a training ground and putter-jousting arena for rising PGA star Jason Day, who placed 3rd at the 2013 Masters.