Five bowling pins wait at the end of each of Allen Arms Indoor Range's shooting lanes. At the signal, competitors fire, and the first to strike all five claims victory. Such is a common scene at the range, where friendly competitions foster a communal environment. Depending on the day, it might be a low-lighting match, a bowling-pin match, or a bulls-eye match, which uses traditional paper targets. Of course, neophytes can't start competing right away. To that end, Allen Arms' certified instructors teach classes such as Intro to Action Handgun Competition. They also train in non-competitive areas, including handgun maintenance and defensive shotgun shooting.
Triple C Landscaping & Lawn Care is the brainchild of Zane Neugebauer, a certified horticulturist who started the business six years ago. He and his team of professional landscapers beautify lawns with a full menu of services. In addition to mowing the grass, trimming hedges and laying down mulch, they also help out with more labor-intensive projects such as planting trees and evicting intransigent garden gnomes.
The golfing gurus at Edwin Watts Golf Academy diagnose and correct their students' poor swing and putting habits in an effort to help them improve their shots and lower their scores. In one-on-one swing-analysis sessions, students learn a repeatable swing that eliminates tendencies they may have to slice, hook, push, or pull the ball. A special laser attaches to the end of the player's club and tracks the swing path while JC Video swing-analysis software records the session from two separate angles, lest analysis be thrown off by only looking at the golfer's good side. Putting analysis employs Tomi technology to measure eight separate parameters of the putting stroke, from clubhead orientation at address to swing path and tempo. After swing and putting lessons, students may access the recordings on a password-protected website, so they can forward videos to friends or sports-documentary filmmakers.