Besides improving one's game on the links, personalized golf instruction enables highly accurate paint flinging and better-aimed javelin throws at passing comets. Aim for the stars with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $199 for one swing and one putting evaluation, a full-set analysis, and three private lessons (a $955 value)
- $99 for one swing and one putting evaluation and a full-set analysis (a $415 value)
- $49 for one swing or putting evaluation (a $165 value)
- $75 for a personalized club fitting (a $199 value)
During an evaluation, students choose between a full-swing analysis and a putting analysis. Sensors strapped to the student's chest, waist, and lead wrist chart the body's torso twists, and an infrared transmitter clipped to the club captures the motion of the club's head, offering easy-to-understand feedback. The eight-camera video-coaching system can also compare swings to that of a PGA professional, with an instructor using the compiled information to identify areas for improvement. Golfers can build on their swing and putting evaluation with a full-set analysis and three private one-hour lessons. Club fittings take about 90 minutes and use multiple advanced systems to determine what requirements are needed for clubs to perform to each player's natural strength and swing.
Performance Golf Academies of America
PGA instructor Paul Newman's resumé includes positions as president of the Southeast Chapter of the Southern Ohio PGA of America and President's Council member of the PGA. Elton Sargent, the outfit's club-fitting and sword-whittling specialist, has worked directly with club manufacturers and brands such as Mizuno, and has taught more than 6,000 lessons. Together they bolster ball-thwacking skills with techniques based on advanced TPI 3D motion-capture technology. The wireless system simultaneously analyzes posture, swing plane, clubface position, and favorite flavor of golf ball, communicating the results through data that are interpreted by an experienced golf instructor. Performance Golf Academies of America also utilizes The Optimal Motion Instructor (TOMI) putting-training system, which assesses putts from backstroke to follow-through and postputt pirouette.