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.
A motley collection of secure and sanitized play structures dominates each Catch Air location's indoor play arena to sate the lively imaginations of children as well as the safety concerns of their parents. Each of the four locations opens its doors seven days a week to unique lineups of attractions, including three-tiered castles covered in colorful nets and padding, with space shuttles attached to appease every child's love of anachronism. Tykes 12 and younger can wade through ball pits or take to an interactive, light-up dance floor to practice moves before they reach the age when practicing becomes embarrassing. The staff maintain a watchful eye at all times and clean every play structure daily before opening. Staffers also host parties to celebrate birthdays or the end of second-grade finals week.
AirSoft Depot lets gun toters loose on an expansive, tree-lined field to challenge their reflexes and ignite their adrenaline glands in free-form shooting games. Plywood forts, rusty barrels, and bright orange traffic cones act as safe cover during shootouts as players duck and roll through each blockade to achieve their missions. AirSoft Depot's home base stocks an assortment of imitation firearms ready to be rented, loaded with ammo, and cocked with a punny catch phrase, or airsoft gun owners can bestow their armaments on the center's seasoned techs, who repair and upgrade most brands.
Laughter fills the air as kids zip down slides and meander through a jungle of wall-to-wall inflatables and obstacle courses at Monkey Joe’s play center. Kids 12 and under romp throughout the air-conditioned facility, and kids 3 and under stretch their imaginations on the softer and smaller attractions in the separate toddler play area. Meanwhile, an orchestra of bells and whistles fills the arcade, and the scents of savory pizza waft from a concessions stand. Colorful balloons and cakes fill party rooms, where birthday revelers unwrap presents or a re-gifted wheel of Limburger cheese.
Safety is paramount at Monkey Joe’s. The play areas are always supervised by the trained staff, and as little ones frolic, a child security system tracks visitors through identity bracelets and video monitoring. These safety measures—combined with the use of FDA-certified cleaning solutions—put parents at ease as they relax in the adult lounge, where they can catch their favorite shows on flat-screen TVs.
Street Games’ mobile fun vehicles roar up to parties and events with a full complement of activities in tow, be it video gaming, laser tag, or trapping the host in a giant inflatable Zorb ball. Up to 20 guests pile onto the couches of the mobile gaming theater, clashing controllers in front of high-definition screens hooked up to Wiis and Xbox 360s. Pixel fatigue can be cured under the hailstorm of light beams that rains down on forces locked in games of laser tag, officiated by a friendly party concierge, or by entering an 11-foot-diamater inflatable Zorb ball, which gives riders the sensation of running inside a hamster ball or being a the mayor of a giant snow globe. Water Blaster Wars cool off summer shindigs with cannons that spray up to 60 feet, and Strike Force’s Velcro vests and balls provide a low-intensity alternative to paintball and dodgeball.
75 handguns, including a Beretta 92FS
An onsite gun range and an experienced staff make Bulls Eye Marksman Gun Club & Indoor Range an ideal training ground for pupils of all ability levels. Its instructors regularly host group classes, including women-only sessions, which focus on basic handgun skills, safety, and shooting mechanics. Beyond handguns, they train students privately to fire rifles and shotguns or master more nuanced tactical skills.