Instead of hypnotizing caddies or staging dangerous cart explosions that cause discreet ball nudging, golfers can improve their game with the shop's wide range of quality clubs. Check out a long-driving Beta Ti 460cc driver ($219), a harmoniously balanced 100% milled MS One putter ($129), or a durable set of Tour Combo irons with graphite ($549) or steel ($449) shafts. Additionally, visitors can test-swing their ball launchers to ensure each one has a smooth-running transmission that doesn’t leak oil all over putting greens.
The Scots developed golf to irk common loch pests, like merats, locharoaches, and Nessie, who to this day rarely surfaces for fear of being beamed in the head by a well-aimed ball. Brush up your monster-vexing skills with today's Groupon: for $17, you get one hour of golf simulation at Beyond Golf Sports and Spirits in La Vista, a $35 value. Visitors will be able to play through 18 virtual holes during the allotted hour of simulation time. You can bring your own clubs, or use the ones provided by Beyond Golf. One Groupon may be used for every golfer in your group during the visit.
At Beyond Golf Sports and Spirits, visitors can participate in virtual tests of skill and precision without repeatedly driving balls through glass windows or the living-room television. Boasting some of the world’s finest high-definition golf simulators, Beyond Golf offers participants an opportunity to play top courses from around the globe with their own clubs, a set of rentals, or battleaxes. High-resolution imagery is utilized instead of computer-generated graphics to provide a hyper-realistic golfing experience that accurately recreates drives to within one yard. Give courses such as Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, and Pinehurst No. 2 a swing, while riddling the cyber-fairways with virtual divots. Beyond Golf also offers drink specials, making the facility an excellent activity for get-togethers, birthday parties, and Civil War reenactment group meetings.
Golf is one of the few sports a person can successfully play for a lifetime, and comes in handy for horror-movie auditions, weed whacking, and defending your home from a renegade windmill that can only be stopped by a properly timed ball that soars between the blades and lodges itself in the windmill's air intake hole. Hone practical sport and monster-battling skills with today’s Groupon to Beyond Golf Sports and Spirits. Call ahead to schedule a tee time.
The winner of 14 professional titles, Skip Tredway is a former PGA tour member with 38 years of experience as a golf instructor. Tredway's Scoring School program causes scores to plummet by revealing tips to improve all phases of a golfer's short game, from pitching and chipping to digging friendlier hole sizes. In a 60-minute session, Skip can sharpen students' putting skills by reviewing gripping and balance techniques or improve their chipping by identifying hiccups in their swings. Diminish scores further by learning to escape bunkers using only a trained sparrow.
Staffed by experienced coaches 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. During your half or full hour swing session, sensors chirp with approval whenever they detect the perfect stroke or an especially witty golfing joke. GolfTEC’s certified personal coaches will point out flaws and strengths while providing golfers with tips on how to permanently improve their game from tee to green. With the longer evaluation, you'll also earn a golf lesson with a PGA member, plus a recording of your lesson to be checked online anytime and a personal improvement game plan.
Elkhorn Ridge Golf Course’s nine-hole, par 3 layout provides a forgiving environment for beginners just taking up the sport and more seasoned players looking to polish their short-game finesse. Holes range from as short as the 95-yard fifth hole to as lengthy as the 173-yard seventh hole, the toughest on the course. Adding up to 1,203 yards overall, the course places a premium on iron accuracy as players bombard the greens and pins from a single set of tees.
The doglegs and putting greens of Milt’s Golf Center's nine-hole executive course have been challenging Omaha golfers for more than 30 years. The family-owned business is run today by golf pro Mark Ordway, whose brother Mike designed the course and made the wise decision to not include lava pits. Instead, the fairways snake around a ball-snatching lake, as bunkers stand at the ready to tack extra strokes onto players’ scorecards. Before hitting the links, golfers can warm up their woods and irons at the driving range, and those interested in professional guidance can schedule lessons.
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