Bowlers can pursue pin-felling prominence for two hours at Family Sports Center, strapped securely inside a pair of aerodynamic rental footwear. Send weighty orbs careening down the center or swirling in the shape of your signature on any of the alley's 32 lanes, in as many games as you can muster in two hours. Automatic scoring appears on TVs that float overhead, preventing the need for recounts and game-settling thumb wars. Children younger than 12 years old can bank lighter balls off of bumpers summoned from underground slumber. Purchase up to two additional Groupons as gifts and come as a crowd, or extend the focus from your solitaire tournament to side-by-side solo bowls.
Siler City Country Club’s 18-hole grassy monolith takes cart-driving duffers cruising over rolling, tree-lined fairways through the moderately difficult, traditional-style course. Measuring 6,662 yards from the farthest tees, the course requires some tee-box aggression to contend with the par score of 72, while the course’s small greens demand pinpoint approaches and a tax of colorful broken tees to placate despotic flagsticks. Slick bent grass and bold contours conspire to create greens that demand precise putts that can only be read by those with advanced degrees in Russian literature. The course’s relatively challenging nature is tempered by its four-tee layout, which ensures that players of all abilities and club-flailing fortitude can play from an appropriately trying distance.
Carved into the Caraway Mountains in North Carolina's Piedmont region, Asheboro Country Club regales visitors with picturesque panoramas of towering oaks and pines and a 22-acre spring-fed lake. The recently re-designed golf course features gentle slopes, encouraging players to carefully calculate tee shots before taking swings. After making their way across the course, players can celebrate low scores and how they saw a cloud shaped like the Vardon Trophy with a visit to the clubhouse: a two-story, white-brick facility spread across 9,000 square feet. Inside, four separate dining areas host lunches and meetings, and a veranda welcomes guests with a view of the lake.
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The YMCA of Greater High Point operates to impart better health on bodies and minds with myriad programs aimed at adults, youngsters, and senior citizens alike. Both the Hartley Drive YMCA and the Grubb YMCA house fitness centers are packed with ample exercise machinery, from Cybex strength-training equipment to PreCor ellipticals and treadmills, helping patrons aged 12 and older to seize a healthy physique without the hassle of hugging a bodybuilder. For camaraderie-based fitness, Grubb and Hartley host group exercise classes that corral clients of all stripes or cater specifically to kids or seniors. The Hartley gym's facilities further nurture fitness endeavors with an indoor track, two gymnasiums, four racquetball courts, and an indoor 25-meter swimming pool. After a solo or relative-supported workout, guests can hit the on-site locker rooms to freshen up or scoop too-little ones and thumb-sucking spouses from the Child Watch childcare center.
From their home base at Deep River Golf Range, PGA-certified instructors Scott Duerscherl and Riley Kurtz help students along the path to lower golf scores. The teachers adhere to an overarching philosophy that there is no single perfect swing that works for every player. Instead, they tweak an individual's natural mechanics to create a comfortable swing that can be repeated even when hitting from difficult lies such as hillside dirt or camouflaged snares. During lessons with either Scott or Riley, students focus on the fundamentals of making proper contact with the ground in relation to the ball and controlling the ball's flight path. Casio high-speed cameras capture each cut for analysis with SwingView Pro software, which can spot swing-inhibiting problems such as backswing hitches and straitjacket polo shirts. On days when inclement weather prevents practice on the range, players can head to the indoor teaching area, complete with a sheltered putting green.