Columbus State Community College’s picturesque Bridgeview course challenges golfers of all skill levels with a par-36, nine-hole arrangement of grassy slopes. Cart-transported rod-swingers can chase dimpled balls through Bridgeview's well-maintained fairways, grass-skirt roughs, and bentgrass greens nestled alongside the serene banks of Alum Creek. To shoot close to the course's par-36 rating, clubbers will have to avoid water hazards and sand bunkers with strictly precise and calculated strokes or bribing the bunkers beforehand. Though not included in this Groupon, golfers can calibrate swings at one of 30 heated and sheltered practice tees located in Bridgeview Golf's driving range.
In 2011, USGTF–certified instructor John Ubbing established indoor golf studio Columbus Golf Academy to spread swing-honing wisdom to eager pupils year round. An active coach at the middle- and high-school levels for the past 15 years, the passionate teacher has earned District and Regional Coach of the Year honors for his work at the varsity level and for once saving a community from a rogue golf cart. As clients pummel golf balls inside the Academy’s indoor hitting bay, John imparts corrective advice with a keen eye for each player's individual skills and physical capabilities. After lessons, clients depart with a better understanding of their swing and with drills such as putting exercises to further drive home new concepts or with strategies for improving unruly nine irons’ course etiquette.
Golf, known as "the people's sport," is something you should be able to enjoy in rain, shine, humidity, atomic dust, meteors, or on any beautiful day of the week. Lift your winter ban on golf with today's deal: for $15, you get one hour of golf simulator time at Teed Up Indoor Golf in Worthington, up to a $30 value. See how your real-life stroke fares on precise virtual duplicates of 22 different PGA courses. You can use your Groupon toward an hour of time on the simulator. Choose to spend your hour practicing at the driving range ($30 value), golfing a leisurely nine holes ($16 value), or mastering a complete 18-hole round ($29 value). Bring your own clubs and swing away without worry of missing tee time, shagging forested balls, or accidentally showing up your boss.
Westerville Golf Center's lush driving range coddles golfers with first-rate facilities that landed it on Golf Range Magazine's 2011 Top 100 Ranges list. With the Birdie Frequent Hitter card in tow, golfers can whack, juggle, and comically trip over $36 worth of driving range balls while traversing 80 verdant grass slug-stations. A fleet of 40 covered tees, heated in winter, shelter stick swingers from summer sun and unseasonable chills, and loaner clubs are on hand for those still slicing the air with old mannequin legs. Ideal for sharing with a close friend or one of the staff's PGA instructors, orbs come in small ($5/40 balls), large ($7.50/75 balls), and jumbo ($13/175 balls) buckets.
Chuck Mayhew, PGA member for more than 30 years, teaches the basics of golf swing mechanics before moving on to more complicated tweaks to his students' swings. Though certain golf tenets are universal, Chuck knows that any single teaching method won't work for every player, which is why he tailors his approach to fit each individual student. Private lessons begin with an assessment of each player's current ball positioning, alignment, and swing posture?key components that must be corrected before beginning any backswing. Once students have an understanding of these fundamentals, Chuck teaches how they relate to one another, helping students improve their golf game by making these basic elements work for them.
Players wielding the Ohiogolfpack.com pass gain access to free greens fees at some of the top golf courses throughout Columbus area, which include Royal American, Bent Tree, Raccoon, Blackhawk, Glenross, Clover Valley, Shamrock, Table Rock, New Albany Links, and Cooks Creek. Golfers simply gather up their clubs and lucky pair of argyle boxers before heading to the course, and then flash their pass to pro shop attendant in exchange for the discounted rate. The available courses are subject to change each year, but past destinations have included Bent Tree Golf Club, New Albany Links, and Cooks Creek Golf Club.