Well-rounded golfers must master a variety of skills, including driving, reverse-putting, and suppressing the part of the brain that associates high scores with victory. Chip away at preconceived notions with this Groupon.
- $69 for a four-week Get Golf Ready training program and five extra-large buckets of driving range balls ($148 value)
The Get Golf Ready program helps beginning golfers learn the game in group classes with no more than eight students. In the first session, instructors begin by introducing pupils to the contents of the golf bag, explaining the purpose served by each club, and conducting a putting tutorial. In the second week, instructors teach the proper grip and guide pupils as they work on chips, pitches, and other shots from short distances. The third week introduces players to the full golf swing by having them hit balls with irons and also includes a deeper discussion of golf terminology. The fourth week emphasizes hitting driver and other long-hitting clubs.
Roseland Golf and Curling Club
Golf and curling are similar in their basic values: both games require a steady hand, have their own distinct vernacular, and emphasize sportsmanship so much that the post-match handshake is a universal ritual. Roseland Golf and Curling Club brings the two genteel games together in one facility that features a six-sheet curling rink and a 27-hole golf complex. Open November through March, the curling club offers free “Learn to Curl” classes at various points throughout the season, leagues for curlers of all ages and abilities, and open ice sheet rentals all day on Saturdays for those looking for a place to stash their perishable snacks.
Outside, golfers can test par-hunting skills at an 18-hole, par 72 course designed by Donald Ross and built in 1926. The layout measures a formidable 6,943 yards from the farthest tees, requiring golfers to call upon every club or oversized crowbar in their bag to complete the round. In addition, the facility offers shorter, short game-oriented rounds in the form of a 9-hole, par-3 course.