The newly expanded hitting area at Granville Golfland lets golfers of all ages and skill levels work on all aspects of their game, from perfecting swings to learning which end of a putter to hold. Dimpled, ball-shaped spaceships teeter on tees in the natural-grass area or achieve liftoff on the recently updated artificial-grass-mat hitting area.
DFW Furniture stocks everything needed to make a house a home. Shoppers can head to any of a dozen store locations across Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia to test Cortez leather sofas for the living room or cherry, oak, and pine beds for the bedroom. Ashley and Beautyrest mattresses ranging from "extra-firm" to "very plush" complement new beds and come in a variety of materials, such as memory foam, innerspring, and giant marshmallow. DFW Furniture provides quick delivery to homes up to 100 miles from the warehouse.
The kinetic whoosh of swinging clubs welcomes golfers into Golf Etc.’s 3,000-square-foot indoor golf emporium and practice facility. The studio’s staff of golf gurus harnesses the latest golf-simulator and launch-monitor technology to break down duffers’ swings, giving instant feedback of the strengths, weaknesses, and physical tendencies present in each pendulous progression. As pupils smash drives and discuss potential swing corrections, club-fitting software simultaneously deduces the ideal equipment to complement players swing and body type, helping them upgrade to an ergonomically designed set of irons or versatile crowbars. For less-structured swing sessions, clients can enter the studio’s hitting bay for one-hour sessions of off-course practice.
During years of laying on mammoth hits as a linebacker for Ohio State and first-round draft pick of the New England Patriots, owner Andy Katzenmoyer learned a thing or two about training to meet peak performance. That same training also came in handy when getting back into shape after suffering a career-ending neck injury. Today, with the help of trainers Tricia and Ross, he customizes workout programs that focus on athletic skills, speed, and agility–whatever it takes to reach the individual's goals.
The team tackles these objectives within a 6,000 sq. ft gym sporting a padded floor and plenty of natural light. There, they train people individually or in small groups, running through equipment-based workout that utilize pull-up rigs, treadmills, and rowing machines that replaced last year's mechanical gondoliers. They also lead CrossFit classes, where students swing kettlebells overhead, toss medicine balls, and perform squats while clenching barbells in their fists–a mixed bag of routines and exercises that changes each session and boosts performance from all muscle groups.