In 2007, Mark Panigoni sustained a back injury for which he would have to undergo three surgeries. In the healing process, the PGA-certified pro had to completely reconstruct his golf swing to compensate for his back trouble and, incredibly, Mark actually became a better golfer. The adjustment he made was to keep his weight shifted on his front leg, and he soon discovered that there was a name for such a technique: the Stack-and-Tilt swing.
Today, Mark passes on his hard-won swing wisdom to golfers in lessons that include video swing analysis and web-based lesson overviews that clients can access after the lessons. Despite his own affinity for the Stack-and-Tilt method, Mark tailors his teaching to golfers of all ages, abilities, and swing types. Chiropractors, orthopedic surgeons, and physical therapists have all recommended Mark to golfers who have also struggled with back pain.
Tree Tops Golf curates competitive fun and practice at a sprawling facility that encompasses a driving range, a miniature golf course, and batting cages. Airborne golf shots take flight at the driving range, where grass tees appeal to those who prefer a natural feel and artificial hitting mats cater to prima donna pitching wedges that demand a perfect lie every time.
A canopy of vibrant palms forms cool shadows over the 18-hole mini-golf course as putters tap orbs across a winding circuit of artificial turf lined with brick rails and rocky outcrops. Two Iron Mike pitching machines lob high-arching, slow-pitch softballs in two batting cages, helping batters to prepare for their next opportunity to ruin a water-balloon-toss competition.