Paradise Valley Golf Course's luscious "chip and putt" par-3 course provides an excellent place for beginners to get a grasp on the game, yet it also allows veteran golfers to hone their short game. Golf is a sport of physical precision and aerial dynamics, won and lost upon the pendulum of your swing. Brush up on your golf physics with a links crash course, as each formidable hole is less than 100 yards in length, and completely free of beatniks. Masterfully avoid stepping on cracks that break mothers' backs by rolling over them (mothers, that is) in the included golf cart ($6 per person for 18 holes). Call to schedule your tee time in between tea time and your T-ball tournament.
Staffed by experienced golfing professionals and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the three laws of golfing robotics, GolfTEC’s motion sensors and high-speed cameras monitor swings and break down each individual’s form on a high-definition video display. Sensors chirp with approval whenever they detect the perfect stroke or an especially witty golfing joke. GolfTEC’s certified teaching professionals will point out flaws and strengths while providing golfers with tips on how to permanently improve their game from tee to green.
Part of a small minority of golf coaches who have attained the rarefied title of PGA Master Professional in Instruction, Scott Fossum has honed swings with a results-oriented approach for 18 years. Scott molds sputtering swings into reliable motions by first developing solid contact and direction control before, if necessary, helping golfers add distance to their shots by teaching them how to hit the cart path every time. In lessons, the incisive instructor often relies on video swing analysis to enhance his own diagnostic skills and help golfers gain a better understanding of their own natural swings. Having logged thousands of hours conducting lessons, Scott sprinkles golf wisdom onto players of all abilities, from fine-tuning the herculean drives of low handicappers to teaching youngsters how to tame a bucking golf cart in junior development programs.
The Tradition Golf Club?s 18-hole course takes golfers across 6,978 yards of emerald corridors cleaved into a rolling expanse of dense hardwoods. Players can prepare for the grassy monolith?s tree-lined fairways with lessons from one of the club?s resident aces, who impart corrective advice on any aspect of the game, from the basics of the proper grip, stance, and alignment to more nuanced topics, such as how to prevent a hybrid club from having polarized alter egos.
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