Individual or Family Three-Month Membership with Full Club Access at Southglenn Country Club (Up to 70% Off)

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When Atlantis fell, the only survivors were its golfers, whose vast knowledge of water hazards saw them to safety. Hone game-saving skills with this Groupon.

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  • $149 for an individual three-month membership with full club access ($505 value)
  • $249 for a family three-month membership with full club access ($700 value)

Golf Balls: From Feathers to 400-Yard Flight

The way your ball looks—and what's inside it—both hugely influence the way it flies. Learn what makes the best balls soar so well.

Although golf may be characterized by forethought and deliberation, the golf ball’s evolution from feather-stuffed leather pouch to its modern incarnation was not so calculated. The ball’s most salient feature, its dimpled surface, was adopted by accident. In the mid-1800s, players began shaping balls from gutta-percha, a form of latex then used as packing material. At first, golfers would smooth out the balls after each game, but the lazier among them soon found they had the advantage: the more nicks the ball had, the better it flew. Although it’s bad for a plane, air turbulence is good for a golf ball, and creating turbulence on a tiny scale is precisely what dimples do. As the ball flies, the indentations catch tiny amounts of air and push that air to the rear, maintaining the air pressure behind the ball for longer.

Much of golf-ball design is based on another simple fact of physics: a golf ball is slightly deformed by each stroke. Some deformation is desirable, since, as the ball seeks to regain its shape, that energy will help launch it on its path. But the ball can’t be too deformed (imagine trying to putt a water balloon). The most common ball today—the two-piece, which accounts for 70 percent of all golf balls sold—is a basic device, with a solid rubber core underneath the dimpled surface. The exterior layer provides a feeling of control for the golfer, but the sturdy core still transfers energy efficiently. Three-piece balls complicate the picture, boasting a solid or liquid core tightly wound with rubber thread. These balls are harder to compress and can be driven greater distances, but they’re also more difficult—and thus more expensive—to make.

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    Centennial

    1489 E Easter Ave

    Centennial, Colorado 80122

    303-798-1656

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In a Nutshell

Private country club's members enjoy a clubhouse, 9-hole golf course with practice areas, heated outdoor pool, and two outdoor tennis courts

The Fine Print

Expires Apr 1st, 2014. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. New clients only. Must fill out membership application before access is granted (calling ahead before first visit for application recommended). Groupon members and families will be given a membership card with their photo. Family memberships allow access to all club facilities for the Groupon customer plus their spouse and all children up to age 18. Last day to activate Three-Month membership is April 1, 2014. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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