Before golf was invented, grassy pastures were viewed as the exclusive territory of roaming sheep, herds of cattle, and overzealous Civil War re-enactors. Celebrate turf's competitive utility with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a golf package at Swing Doctors in Kirkland (a $120 total value). The package includes:
- One 45-minute golf-swing analysis (a $90 value)
- One 45-minute follow-up practice session (a $30 value)
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. An in-depth, 45-minute swing analysis captures swings on camera, which are divided into freeze frames for a breakdown of posture, technique, and the use of performance-enhancing plaid knickers. With the detailed visual aid, golfers of all levels can spot their foibles with more ease than by teeing off in a room full of mirrors. After the analysis, golfers can work on improvement during practice sessions that focus on setup, weight shift, swing plane, and impact. Without stressing about ball flight, golfers can concentrate completely on their movements, working newfound techniques into muscle memory. Students who bring in a USB drive can take home a video of their swings to use for further study or to present at board meetings in place of boring PowerPoint presentations.
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.