Tim Chrzan began playing golf in 1963. From the start, he worked with instructors whose methods were ahead of their time, which helped Tim earn a PGA membership in 1983. Today, the PGA Pro heads the instructional efforts at Woods to Wedges: a year-round practice facility equipped with both indoor and outdoor training areas.?
Like his instructors decades ago, Tim has developed a method that is logical and easy to follow for all levels. He combines that wisdom with modern technology, including a putting analyzer and a full-swing bay that measures everything from club speed and path to ball flight and spin. Outside the Woods to Wedges facility, Tim works with golfers at chipping targets, faux bunkers, and even on a replica fairway. In addition to lessons, Woods to Wedges also offers club repairs and custom fitting services.
Carolyn Schmitz at Destination Massage & Spa practices massage therapy to complement the staff’s aesthetic services. She can soothe sore flexors and impart a sense of calm during sessions that take as long as a leisurely crabwalk from one end of Rhode Island to the other—60 or 90 minutes. If her clients want services to complement a relaxing massage, Carolyn can direct them to hairstylists, nail technicians, and makeup artists.
Inside a converted bank, JOY helps customers look like a million bucks with clothes and accessories priced at considerably less than one million dollars. An array of designer labels (prices range from $50 to $80+), including BCBG, Laundry, Free People, and Michael Stars, brings a sleek, urban sophistication to small-town fashion palettes. Carefully selected handbags, shoes, and jewelry ensure that you find piquant accoutrements to match your fashion temperament.
The expert mechanics at Hill Motorbikes service 50cc–250cc mopeds and scooters from companies such as Lance Powersports, Puma Cycles, and BMS MotorSports. Safety-conscious riders can pick up a new helmet from the store to defend their craniums from bumps, scrapes, and segway-riding sharks ($50–$100), or order an oil change that douses engines and rear ends in lubricant to keep street prowlers purring ($35). Bike bosses kick off tune-ups with a test drive to check on-road performance before cosseting crafts with an oil change, a sparkplug replacement, and an inspection and adjustment of the valves, carburetor, brakes, and clutch ($75). Hill Motorbikes' knowledgeable staff can also dispense useful advice, such as how to winterize your bike by teaching it to hibernate in a hollowed stump.
MopedU equips commuters with a fuel-efficient, compact mode of transportation to conduct their daily travels. Customers can climb atop a MopedU recreational park moped and enjoy a full day of serene riding around Palisades Park off Highway 30. The recreational journey allows adventurous riders to explore the lay of the land, urban escapees to unwind outside city limits, and weekend campers to obtain firewood from town instead of from price-gouging woodchuck markets. Park moped rentals run Friday–Sunday.