When one of Frank Larkin’s golf students shanks a ball during a lesson, the Gold Coast Golf Academy instructor quickly assures them that the bad shot was not their fault. It was his. A PGA-certified pro with experience at the high-school, collegiate, and professional mini-tour levels, Frank understands that trial and error is all part of the learning process. He also believes that a successful golf swing requires a clear mind free of frustration. As golfers learn new concepts—Frank points out swing flaws using video motion analysis—they will inevitably become preoccupied with the lesson at hand and whether their clubs are conspiring against them. Therefore, during lessons, Frank is steadfast and patient, encouraging golfers to find what works best for them at the range, on the practice green, and on the course.
GolfTEC's thirteen locations in the Los Angeles area, all staffed by experienced golfing professionals and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the Three Laws of golfing robotics. Motion sensors and high-speed cameras monitor your swing and break down your form on a high-definition video display. GolfTEC’s certified teaching professionals point out your flaws, strengths, and coach you on how to permanently improve your game, from tee to green. Sensors chirp with approval when you’ve executed a perfect stroke or cracked an especially witty golfing joke.
More than 800,000 golfers have Warrior Custom Golf clubs in their bag, but calling the equipment mass-produced would give the wrong impression. True to its name, Warrior Custom Golf creates bespoke clubs tailored to the specifications of each golfer, giving customers the on-course benefits of custom-fit clubs without having to do any after-market tinkering. The company manufacture drivers, wedges, putters, and everything in between, so golfers can have a complete set of customized sticks.
Rated by Rankmark as among the best wedges for both high and low handicaps in a 2004 test, TG 02 Spin Action wedges utilize a novel design and USGA-non-conforming square grooves to help golfers swing their way out of tight spots. Both the chrome wedge, forged from carbon steel with a cobalt finish, and the copper wedge, comprised of beryllium copper, provide users with excellent feel and control. Both clubs are available for right- and left-handed golfers, and both feature the option of either a steel or graphite shaft.