Diamondback Golf Club's 12-acre practice facility packs a wallop of club-based fun, including a full driving range, sizable putting green, and sand-flanked pitching area. Two brimming pails of dimpled orbs savor escapes from mini golf's frightening clowns as guests launch their contents across 75,000 square feet of teeing area. After fine-tuning their long game, golfers can feel free to tap around a 10,000-square-foot putting green to hone precision cup-seeking skills. To cap off a day of boosting golf bona fides or to presage a marvelous on-course performance, visiting club wielders can knock balls over groomed sand traps and onto a chipping green to prevent confused sea turtles from sneaking up and burying unhatched golf balls.
The Abilene Ruff Riders sate adrenaline-craving eyes with an action-packed arsenal of tackles and high-flying passes, while trampling their competition. Strap in for the inaugural home game against the Corpus Christi Hammerheads, which pits buck against bite in a pigskin brawl, and marks the Ruff Riders' first challenge since joining the Southern Indoor Football League in 2010. Ruff Riders' mascot Rowdy the cowboy joins forces with a squad of dancing temptresses to incite fanfare and woo the visiting team into confused complacency. Fans can color coordinate with red-section seats while imitating the players' red and black insignia, eliminating the need to display support by inflating hands with bicycle pumps. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Abilene Dental has been straightening errant incisors under the expert guidance of Dr. Christie M. Leedy for many moons. The dentistry features orthodontists specially trained and certified in the Invisalign process, which eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unpatched eye. An initial exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of mouth terrain ($325 value), will pave the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift your walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies with each customer; this Groupon gets clients $1,000 to put toward that final cost.
Maxwell Municipal Golf Course's 18-hole layout provides a challenge for players of all ability levels. A lake threatens approach shots on several holes, and a steam snakes along and across fairways, forcing players to choose clubs wisely. The course plays at 6,129 yards from the back tees and 5,031 from the forward tees; be sure to hit the driving range and chipping area before your round to warm up. Grab a soda and a candy bar at the turn for a burst of energy going into the back nine.
Studio Z owner Jason Hernandez—along with his staff of instructors—leads Zumba dance sessions that combine the benefits of exercise with the jubilation of a dance party. In a sprawling 25,000 square foot space, participants move to booming Latin tunes along with about 15 to 30 peers. In addition to Zumba classes, the studio houses a collection of weights and exercise equipment.
Staffed by athletes, personal trainers, and veteran fitness enthusiasts, Complete Nutrition thoroughly educates each customer on ideal supplements and nutrition programs for their personal goals. Brawn-builders will find heaps of muscle-magnifying measures such as water pills ($39.99) and herbal cleanses ($16+), and SMART smoothies ($39.99).
Master Chip Townsend and his team of intrepid instructors boost the discipline and self-esteem of students of all ages with engaging martial-arts classes. Children and adults alike can enroll in Traditional Tae Kwon Do or Hapkido classes that instill students with the virtues of self-control, strength, and amateur carpentry. The Mixed Martial Arts program hones the skills of adults at green belt and above with a strong base in either traditional tae kwon do or hapkido, and Little Dragons classes takes youngsters ages 3–6 and teaches them how to develop enough confidence strike a knot stance on the surface of a ball pit without sinking. The fully equipped facility also hosts a once-a-month free women's self-defense class and occasionally features a weight-loss boot camp.