Golf Instructor John Marshall can hit the golf ball a long way. While some "big hitters" are merely the product of boasting, John has the hardware to back it up. He won the American Long Drivers Association Super Senior National Championship in '05 And '06, and is a five-time RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship finalist.
These unconventional results come from a somewhat unconventional method. John has long used—and now teaches—a swing developed by legendary long driver Mike Austin, who once crushed a 515-yard drive at the 1974 U.S. Senior Open, the longest ever recorded in competition. As an instructor at Steel Canyon Golf Club, John illuminates the principles behind this swing that generate high club head speed without sacrificing accuracy. Lessons combine one-on-one coaching to help students get comfortable with the technique, which is likely a little different from the swing they're used to.
Golfers across Texas, Arizona, and Georgia get an expert's opinion on their local private and public courses through AvidGolfer Magazine. The professionals also offer some basic instructions, in-depth product reviews, and careful explanations of why a lower score is better. Besides expert advice, the magazine releases an annual passbook that grants subscribers entry into several local courses.
Former Georgia PGA Teacher of the Year, Jim Goergen has guided the game improvement of students ranging from amateurs to the PGA Tour. Whether coaching a first-time player, US Amateur Champion and PGA professional Matt Kuchar, or a sentient 6-iron, Jim seeks to hone what he calls the game’s true fundamentals. Boiled down to their most essential components, good swing mechanics consist of a single-plane swing of the club shaft, a square clubface through impact, and an athletic movement to make them happen in unison. All other variables, such as grip, posture, and takeaway, can only enhance the true fundamentals. Additionally, Jim places a great deal of emphasis on the short game, where the average golfer can make the largest improvements in number of strokes and number of putters saved from an angry knee smash.
Owned by the same people who created Jeronimo!, Putt 'N Play Jeronimo! awakens the competitive spirit in guests of all ages with an indoor mini golf course. Lined with wooden rails, the 18 putting corridors present tricky slopes and transit-themed obstacles such as stop lights, train cars, and wormholes. All week long, Putt 'N Play Jeronimo! dims the lights and transforms the course into a visually enchanting neon, glow-in-the-dark circuit. With all the play areas laid out in one large, open room, Putt 'N Play Jeronimo! makes it easy for adults to oversee groups of free-roaming tots or casual Freemason meetings.
A lush labyrinth pressed against the banks of the Chattahoochee River, River Pines Golf Club's 18-hole, par 70 Championship Course spans 6,602 yards of bucolic, tee-to-green terrain. Fortify club-flailing skills before taking to the fairways with a stint at the club's driving range, which deftly emulates course challenges with grass hitting areas, contoured target greens, a practice sand bunker, and a loitering gang of feral flagsticks. A nimble golf cart accompanies golfers throughout the round, helping track down flush power-draws that bisect the course's immaculate, bermuda fairways or precise approaches that halt pin-high on the slick surfaces of bent-grass greens. A 32-ounce fountain drink, side of chips, potato salad, or coleslaw, and sandwiches loaded with turkey, ham, or chicken salad can provide gracious postround sustenance or help bribe the ravenous beaks of belligerent waterfowl.
Tim Cundy draws on more than 16 years of experience as a PGA professional to smooth out swings and tailor lessons for beginner and professional golfers alike. During each one-hour lesson, golfers swing irons and woods while working one-on-one with Cundy to straighten hooks into green-seeking spears. A certified Hank Haney pro associate instructor, Cundy has experience in guiding greenhorns and fine-tuning the shots of pros, ensuring each lesson helps fairway frolickers lower handicaps by improving their stance, grip, and ability to command the wind. Lessons are held at one of two outdoor ranges or inside a sheltered teaching facility. The sheltered swing center is replete with an indoor putting area and hitting bays overlooking the range and its mob of mannequin spectators.