Executive Links transforms the golf course into a meeting room?or a classroom, depending on your needs. With professional instructors stationed all across the U.S., the company has created a novel new way to do business while playing a round of golf: you can have one of its professional instructors join you and your business associates out on the course.
During rounds, instructors provide corrective advice on technique, all while the rest of the group talks shop. But Executive Links' services aren't limited to business-related packages. The company also offers on-course playing lessons, as well as individual swing lessons with video analysis that makes it easy to pinpoint mistakes or spot ghosts blowing the ball off the tee right before a swing.
Turn & Burn Lacrosse’s coterie of former and current collegiate lacrosse players and coaches lavishes hard-won lax learnings onto pupils of all skill levels during training clinics and league play. During the clinic, trainees can marinate raw skills in a two-hour medley of position-based instruction, with particular attention to proper techniques, fundamental play, and safely liberating butterflies from stick nets. The clinic, open to players of all abilities, includes a Turn & Burn T-shirt and sticker. Alternately, league play fosters the development of junior lacrosse lovers with weekly 90-minute sessions that combine skill drills, positional strategies, and live games. Grouped by age and ability, stick wielders can reap the fruits of valuable, expert-led practice in an encouraging environment that emphasizes on-field skills such as shooting, passing, and defense, as well as a commitment to lacrosse's time-honored traditions of good sportsmanship, character, and intimidating shoulder-pad graphics.
Part of a small minority of golf coaches who have attained the rarefied title of PGA Master Professional in Instruction, Scott Fossum has honed swings with a results-oriented approach for 18 years. Scott molds sputtering swings into reliable motions by first developing solid contact and direction control before, if necessary, helping golfers add distance to their shots by teaching them how to hit the cart path every time. In lessons, the incisive instructor often relies on video swing analysis to enhance his own diagnostic skills and help golfers gain a better understanding of their own natural swings. Having logged thousands of hours conducting lessons, Scott sprinkles golf wisdom onto players of all abilities, from fine-tuning the herculean drives of low handicappers to teaching youngsters how to tame a bucking golf cart in junior development programs.
Space Kidets’ indoor facility fuses a bounce-house playground with a video-game arcade for a combination that pleases every kid who walks through the door. Inside the main room, numerous inflated houses, slides, bouncing pads, and obstacle courses host jump sessions free of bumps, scrapes, and dive-bombing pigeons. A short walk leads customers to the video arcade, where racing machines and carnival-style games sate kids’ thirst for electronic entertainment. Select attractions are token-free, including five video games, skee-ball, and more. Additionally, the center’s six-hole mini-golf, air-hockey, and basketball areas welcome those who have a craving for physical fun without the bounce.
At Hayastan-MMA Mixed Martial Arts, expert fighters teach adults and kids to not only fend off potential attackers, but also to evade a less tangible assailant: workout boredom. Rather than training with repetitive treadmill runs, students tone their physiques in combat classes using techniques such as grappling?a mostly ground-based style that blends jujitsu, judo, and wrestling. Kickboxing-and-MMA-fusion courses mix knee and elbow strikes with classic kicks and punches, and multiple levels of fitness boot camp burn fat, bolster endurance, and strengthen and condition bodies.
Giving kids the chance to stretch their creative wings is just one aspect of the philosophy at Fun Arts Afterschool. Workshops suited for kids aged 9-14 include the introductory Acting For Film, where students learn Method Acting and the Meisner Technique—which uses a series of exercises designed to help students improvise. Likewise, teens in the DVD film class acquire knowledge to storyboard, write scrips, and even act on film.