Swing thought. One-plane swing. Launch angle. It's easy for novice golfers to get lost in esoteric lingo and psychoanalysis during golf lessons. The 5 Simple Keys training strategy aims to cut through the confusion by breaking swings down into five points. These points have been derived from both the close study of professional golfers' techniques and the swings of the world’s most reliable grandfather clocks.
The first three steps are easy enough to grasp: maintain a steady head and a straight non-dominant wrist while making sure to transfer your body weight to the front foot through impact. Instructors use a VisionTrack guide to drive home the last two points which cover the diagonal path the club should take before striking the ball and the angle of the clubhead relative to the direction of the swing. Golfers who master all five keys can expect to attain a reliable, repeatable swing, and the ability to make subtle adjustments when they want to hit a draw or fade.
One of very few venues to teach the 5 Simple Keys philosophy, Reunion Resort Golf Course offers a venerable backdrop to golf lessons. As students plot their path to par-dom, they can gaze out onto the contoured greenery of the only golf complex to feature three signature courses designed by Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, and Jack Nicklaus.
The stable of professional instructors at Nannette's Inc. guide new students how to foxtrot, waltz, samba, rumba, and swing in eight-week Intro to Ballroom dance classes. During each week's 55-minute class, instructors work closely with each individual student at their own pace while instilling proper footwork and hip-wiggling ability. Students strengthen lead and follow responses by changing partners and socializing while also mastering proper dance etiquette and decorum, such as thanking their partner after each dance and speaking solely in the fifth person. Scroll through the class schedule for the next round of classes.
Backed by a resume that lists everything from helping 9/11 victims as an Army Reserve medical officer to appearing on reality TV segments as a guest doctor, reconstructive surgeon and contouring expert Dr. Nathan Pham aims to help patients achieve a dramatically different, yet natural looking body image. Dr. Pham and his team of assistants and technicians aid visitors through each step of the process, identifying their particular goals and then recommending a course of treatments to generate results. Although the center’s team members specialize in surgical procedures intended to create slimmer waistlines or younger-looking faces, they also provide a number of nonsurgical alternatives that rely on injectable dermal fillers and cosmetic laser systems to help patients achieve their desired look.
Holding a state certification and multiple NRA training certifications, Julio A. Cortes leads an instructional team drawn from retired law-enforcement, military, and SWAT personnel. Specializing in basic pistol instruction—including women-only courses—Gulfcoast Firearms Academy's instructors qualify students to apply for a state concealed-weapon permit by teaching fundamentals such as basic terminology and situation awareness. For students desiring more-advanced training, they also lead tactical pistol and rifle shooting classes, imparting skills from one-handed reloading to shooting from a standing, seated, lying, and fetal position.
Certified by the NRA and the Florida CJSTC, the bilingual instructors and senior advisors at Black 56 Tacticals craft custom firearm training programs to suit each guest’s needs. Beginner tactical pistol and shotgun courses begin with a safety briefing and an instruction session, after which safety-gear-clad students practice their aim at the range before enjoying lunch, drinks, and an appetizer of deep-fried clay pigeons. At group and private classes each Monday and Tuesday, visitors can study more advanced pistol techniques and learn about Florida firearm laws in greater depth.
Certified as a Master Teaching Professional in 1999, Jim Cleary brings experience, an encyclopedic knowledge, and an eye for detail to the range or the course at Orange County National Golf Center. Here, he imparts par-hunting advice to golfers of all abilities. In nearly three decades as a golf instructor, Jim has soaked up swing tactics, mechanics tips, and strategic approaches from some of the game's most venerated coaches. He has tirelessly sought and devoured information that could improve a pupil's performance, like a caddy wiretapping greenskeepers for insider information. Golfers can glean technical tips in lessons conducted at the practice facilities or bolster their course management in playing lessons.