There are certain golf shots that are best perfected away from the pressure-packed corridors of an actual golf course, and Manchester Family Golf Center maintains facilities to streamline off-course improvements. Along its driving range's 72 hitting stations, golfers practice their swings day and night to hit the balls farther and straighter with any clubs found in their bags or a museum's caveman exhibit. A waterfall emits calming vibes on the 18-hole miniature-golf course as players calibrate their putting strokes for the fast surface and topsy-turvy breaks. The center also boasts an indoor golf simulator, where golfers can play one of 15 digital golf courses in any weather condition. In addition, the center offers the services of PGA-certified pros who eagerly dispense advice on all facets of the golf game, including course management and scoring strategies.
After joining the South Atlantic League in 2001, the LakeWood BlueClaws didn't hesitate to make their mark. In less than a decade, the team won three league championships, including a landmark 2010 season in which they became the first club in SAL history to win the division in both halves of the season and go on to claim the title. As the Philadelphia Phillies' Class-A affiliate, the team has sent 50 players to the majors, including an eventual National League MVP and the 2010 Phillies' star 8-foot mutant crab at shortstop.
The Jersey Shore famously bustles with Ferris wheels, roller coasters, boardwalk shops, and restaurants, but the action doesn't stop at the waterline. Propelled by twin diesel engines, the 75-foot Queen Mary trolls the waters in search of both entertainment and mammoth striped sea bass, Atlantic bonito, bluefish, and long-buried swim trunks. The crew specializes in teaching newbies—including kids—how to handle a fishing pole, and enclosed lounges and separate women's and men's restrooms keep less sea-weathered sailors comfortable.
Bowling is the great social equalizer—a common ground where grizzled undercover clowns, blue-collar English lords, LARPer librarians, big and tall lingerie models, hordes of hive-minded hipsters, and the other two social demographics that comprise America can unite in common cause and topple a gaggle of stuck-up, inanimate wooden pins. Brunswick has been a household name in this egalitarian pastime almost since the beginning, with a company history that dates back to the 19th century, providing classic American good times to all manner of patrons across the country. And with today's Groupon tying the room together, you'll get to play two games (up to a $10.58 value) in its hallowed halls wearing a pair of freshly disinfected bowling shoes (up to a $4.25 value).
Barnegat Bay Sailing School helmsman captain Mike tacks against the winds of sailing inexperience, earning his school the five-time distinction as an American Sailing Association Outstanding Sailing School. The Introduction to Sailing course teaches deckhands basic seafaring skills such as taking the helm, hoisting the main, and trimming the jib aboard ASA Gold Standard–rated rental sailboats, whose safe environments allow fledgling sailors to make common rookie mistakes such as mixing up port and starboard or calling the bow a curtsy. For three nautical hours, a certified sailing instructor shouts out orders at up to four students, and once satisfied with improvement, bestows upon each cadet a 40-page Sailing Made Easy booklet and a superpower-endowing can of spinach. New parents of watercraft can opt for the Getting to Know Your Boat course, a three-hour course for up to four individuals that helps captains and crew get to know their new ship outside of an awkward icebreaker cruise.
At Precision Gymnastics we believe gymnastics is much more than a sport. It provides for lessons in goal setting, self-esteem, motivation and pride. It teaches the courage to believe in ones-self; along with discipline and superior mental and physical fitness.
It's easy for parents to stay in the loop at Elite Dance Academy of NJ. The lines of communication open at class registration, when parents get a full breakdown of class costs (including costumes and recitals) right up front. In addition, class sizes for jazz, hip-hop, and other children's dance classes are kept small so that instructors have ample time to assess each student. Evaluations and parental observations are scheduled throughout the year, but parents can ask for an extra evaluation and a copy of its findings at any time. Plus, the academy keeps parents posted on classes and other essential updates via social media and e-mail.