Before golf was invented, grassy pastures were viewed as the exclusive territory of roaming sheep, herds of cattle, and overzealous Civil War reenactors. Celebrate turf's competitive utility with today's Groupon for a golf-instruction package at Swing Doctors in Kirkland (a $100 value). Choose from the following deal packages:
- For $39, you get a 45-minute golf-swing analysis and 45-minute follow-up practice session (a $100 total value).
- For $145, you get five 45-minute golf lessons (a $325 value).
- For $229, you get “The Tune Up” golf package that includes four 45-minute lessons and three months of in-studio training (a $500 value).
Swing Doctors' indoor, climate-controlled virtual-golf center proffers professional instruction from golf experts, sophisticated course simulation, and swing-analysis technology. During the video analysis lesson, teachers use state-of-the-art video analysis software to dissect golfers' swings from multiple angles, picking apart posture, the setup, the swing path, the exact moment the club face strikes the ball, and the sweaty palms of the pendulum swinger. After the evaluation, instructors devise plans to correct swing imbalances in the 45-minute follow-up session, where muscle memory mounts like wax dripping from a trick birthday candle as instructors check on swing maturation. During private lessons, professional instructors improve their students’ swing mechanics by concentrating on four fundamental body movements: the setup, weight shift, swing plane, and impact.
Duffers that choose today’s third option can enjoy three months of in-studio training on the facility’s advanced golf simulators. In front of 10’x13’ screens, golfers swing away at realistic simulations of the world’s most famous courses such as Pebble Beach, Pinehurst, and Maui Lani. Different hitting surfaces enhance the experience, and golfers can even choose custom weather conditions, including rainy, windy, or dusty enough to cover up a good cry.
At Swing Doctors, PGA-certified instructors use state-of-the-art video-analysis software to improve each golfer’s swing mechanics and overall skill set. A camera captures swings and divides them into freeze frames to pinpoint weaknesses in posture, technique, and color coordination of clothing.
Swing Doctors is also home to more than 100 virtual golf courses. Links including Firestone and Pinehurst unfurl on 10'x13' screens, simulating surfaces such as fairway, green, and sand bunker.