$29.99 for One-Hour Tomi Pro Machine Putting Analysis/Instruction at Palm Beach Putting Lab ($119 Value)

Delray Park of Commerce East

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Like the ability to throw knives at apples balanced atop human heads, golf skills disappear if you don't keep working at them. Learn from your mistakes with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $29.99 for one hour of putting analysis and instruction on a Tomi Pro Machine (a $119 value)

Golf Simulators: Rolling Closer to the Real Thing

During lessons, you'll work with both an instructor and a golf simulator. Take a look at the history and popularity of the latter technology with Groupon's introduction.

In 2009, Japanese pro golfer Ryuji Imada prepared for the upcoming US Open—held at the prestigious Bethpage Black on Long Island—by playing a few rounds on the notoriously difficult course. Torrential rain pelted Bethpage that year, but Imada never even needed to bring an umbrella to practice. That’s because his training ground was a computer-generated replica of the real thing—a golf simulator, in which players use their own clubs to crush real golf balls off an indoor mat and into a screen, which translates their shots into an interactive afternoon on the links.

Imada ultimately missed the cut for the Open, but his use of virtual golf as a professional practice tool underscores its rise in popularity. In densely populated South Korea, digital fairways have all but supplanted their real counterpart, attracting an estimated 200,000 players daily as of 2008—six times the number at real courses. Whether they provide re-creations of world-famous courses or simply serve as digital driving ranges, different golf simulators boast a variety of specs and features. Various models may use infrared sensors, high-speed cameras, or other motion-tracking devices to accurately project the path of each shot and help golfers tackle the physical challenges of a real-life round.

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    Delray Park of Commerce East

    1445 North Congress Avenue

    Delray Beach, Florida 33445

    561-699-0323

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In a Nutshell

High-tech motion-sensor device and professional guidance help to perfect putting stance and technique

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required, 24 hour notice required for booking, scheduling based on availability. 24 hour cancellation notice required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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