LPGA teaching professional Lana Ortega is making her mark on the world of golf: she?s been named one of the 50 Best Women Teachers by Golf Digest on numerous occasions, works as an editor for Golf Tips Magazine, and contributes to a slew of other golf publications. Lana approaches lessons with the mentality that everyone has a unique swing, and she adapts her private and group lessons to help students develop a form best suited to their individual characteristics. An expert club fitter, Lana also ensures that her students are swinging with the right equipment, rather than subbing in a modified soup ladle for a sand wedge. Lana also embraces new golf technology such as video analysis and offers clinics for women. Her teaching facility also features a Callaway Performance Center which does club fittings and has an indoor putting studio.
Between them, Impact Golf's Eli Haskell and Joe Egnoski claim a pretty impressive golf resumé. For years, they worked with nationally ranked golf academies and took part in seminars with esteemed instructors. One day, though, they came to a realization: improvements don't happen in one day, but rather as part of a long and dedicated process. And that's exactly where the duo now specializes in––developing processes and habits for students who want to play better golf. Eli and Joe focus especially on swing dynamics, never giving into style fads or the temptation to simply rely on psychokinesis. Students, meanwhile, come out on the other end of lessons not only producing consistently solid swings, but also understanding why and how they're doing so.
To say that The Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society brings Colorado's colorful history to life can be a little misleading. Perhaps "conjures" is a better word. The society's historians recount true tales from Denver?s spooky past, using ghost stories to illuminate everything from the gold rush to the great fire. They lead two-hour tours that start with a wine tasting at Wild Women Wines before touring a nearby graveyard. Guests on the tours always come away a little more spooked than when they started, some even commending the tour for reminding them that ?sometimes truth is stranger than fiction."
The American Basketball Association has nearly 90 teams. But ever since their founding in 2010, the Colorado Kings have resided amongst the elite, leaving most of the league in their wake. During their inaugural season, the Kings made quite the impression: they went 24-1, and advanced to the ABA's Elite 8 round of the playoffs. Instead of celebrating that success by having all of its players dipped in gold, the team followed up with a record-setting effort in 2011, when it recorded an ABA-best 32 victories in a row. For as much success as the Kings have had on the court, they've also made an impact off of it. The organization's players give back to the community in a number of ways, including by running youth basketball camps and hosting charity golf tournaments.