It’s difficult to hit a target from far away, which is why holes in one are rare and the Goodyear blimp has never been shot successfully with an arrow. Drive hard with a vengeance, thanks to this Groupon.
Expert instructors Jim Garrett and Tim Holt—a PGA professional—impart the fundamentals of driving and putting during a four-week program. The first three lessons last 1.5 hours, and the final lasts 2.5 hours. Though students may bring their own clubs, all necessary equipment will be provided. Choose from eight different sessions on the program schedule, one of which is ladies only; the first program begins on May 7.
[[m:####Juday Creek Golf Course
Instead of easing into a well-earned retirement after years in the restaurant business, Mike and Linda Rogers decided to embark on a new challenge: building a golf course. In 1989, they opened Juday Creek Golf Course, whose bent-grass fairways strike enough of a balance between challenging and accessible to have won the Indiana Golf Course Owners Association’s 2009 award for Indiana Golf Course of the Year.
Now managed by the couple’s daughter Michelle Wittig, the course’s emerald expanses continue to compel swingers of all stripes to lace up their cleated shoes and argyle garter belts. A journey across the course’s thirteen holes brings one face-to-face with manifold water hazards, many of which stand directly in the path to the putting green. There are 56 sand traps that raise the stakes of each game even higher, making for tough shots and partners who would rather build sandcastles instead of continuing on. Before or after games, golfers can take lessons and receive personal feedback from a pair of skilled instructors, one of whom is a PGA professional.
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Strikes & Spares Entertainment Center regales visitors of all sizes with a venue chiming with clattering pins, zooming go-karts, and flashy arcade games. The dazzling array of attractions lures visitors to the emerald alleyways of nine-hole black-light mini golf, a stable of cosmic and bumper bowling, and a new stock-car-racing simulator replete with a variety of virtual tracks and a digital milk-chugging station for the victor. Kids safely navigate the twisting labyrinth of the indoor go-kart tracks on eco-friendly electric steeds, and adults decompress with billiards, darts, and frosty brews on tap at Keglers Sports Bar. After enjoying outings at the prize-laden arcade or at the slick bowling lanes, groups can settle down with pizza, burgers, sandwiches, and ice cream at the diner.
Putt-Putt Fun Center woos club wielders with pintsize golf challenges, video arcades, and snack stands. Savvy putters can contest 18 challenging holes and three courses with their iron legs, coaxing balls into holes with golf claps and trails of breadcrumbs. Between games, guests vie for prizes at the video arcade and guzzle soda-fountain suds or practice faux swordfights with tall cups of frozen treats from the snackatorium.
World Gym Michiana furnishes 20,000 square feet of open space with an arsenal of cardio and weight-training machines, complemented by a lineup of group aerobic classes. A one-month membership bequeaths full access to treadmill trekking, elliptical skiing, and iron pumping amid attention-diverting televisions. Meanwhile, cooperative cohorts can hobnob throughout fast-paced aerobic workouts, as certified trainers demand that exercisers wiggle, shake, and spontaneously hover to their hearts’ potential. After intensive training, clients can refuel with a vitamin-rich beverage from the juice bar (costs not included in today's Groupon), or meander to the locker room for a stint in the dry sauna or to intimidate showerheads with their rippling biceps. Housed inside the Town & Country Shopping Center, the family-owned-and-operated wellness epicenter sparkles with a meticulously clean interior and brims with line after line of well-maintained muscle machinery. Though only aerobic classes are included with this Groupon, members can also join one of the other fitness classes for an additional fee.
As one of the largest skating rinks in Northern Indiana, the expansive wooden floors of USA Skate Center supplies rollers of all sizes with open space and infectious tunes for a fun take on transportation. The public-skating schedule gives swaying beginners a chance to grow acquainted with movements at noon on most Saturdays, and special themes such as speed-skating practice (Wednesday and Friday at 5:30 p.m.) and old-school hip-hop and R&B nights (Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.) spin nostalgia-fueled axles. An included pair of rental skates lets guests circulate the rink without having to lash a Dodge Stratus to each of their insoles.