The piercing sounds of clubs hitting golf balls echo across the fairways at Winding Creek Golf Course, an 18-hole, 6,367-yard course that bobs and weaves through the Thomasville countryside. The par 72 course incorporates elevation changes, doglegs that bend both directions, and intermittent water hazards to challenge every element of golfers' games. The course's full-length driving range also serves as the training ground for Thomasville Golf Academy, where veteran instructor Lloyd Scarberry helps golfers lower scores with swing advice and tips on how to read greens silently so their opponents can't overhear their techniques.
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Putt-Putt Fun Center promotes all-ages fun with a combination of exciting outdoor miniature-golf courses and prize-awarding arcade games. Two 18-hole courses let twosomes or foursomes putt for bragging rights while they debate whose genes bred their ball's dimples over the course of two full rounds of mini golf. Putt-Putt Fun Center's entertainment options extend beyond the onomatopoeic, club-swinging action from which the company takes its name, and include an arcade area—where putters can score some digital points—with games such as skee-ball. The center is open all year, giving players ample time to perfect their skills before the closing of the final fiscal quarter demands the public release of putt-putt scores.
In a no-fluff gym filled with steel training bars, plywood walls, and black free weights, personal trainers and exercisers work side by side to forge paths to fitness. Jeremy McKenzie, the gym's training coordinator, emboldens his students to chase down their fitness goals by drafting a personalized blueprint. For group classes, staffers pull from a playbook of CrossFit exercise regimens designed to prepare police officers, military special-operations units, and washed-up prop comedians for hostile environments. Traditional training methods mix with Olympic-style weightlifting and kettlebell lifts to build muscle and burn calories. Trainers and their pet kangaroos step into the ring to teach boxing, sparring, and kickboxing basics.
The instructors at Just Dance Studios help others in their quest for slender forms with fun, fast-paced Zumba classes. The one-hour classes combine Latin-inspired beats with fluid, easy-to-follow movements to torch calories and tone physiques.
This St. Patrick's Day, the community-minded High Point Area Arts Council invites locals to dance, feast, and toast in their finest green tuxedos at Patty's Party. From 7 p.m. until 11 p.m., Celtic performances will entertain while friends and neighbors mingle. The dance floor will draw a crowd as Special Occasion breaks into pop, country, and beach tunes from the '70s to '90s. Big-screen TVs will broadcast that night's games for the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Though not included in this deal, partiers can snack on food from Above & Beyond, or sip on wine, soda, or beer. High Point Area Arts Council sponsors the fete as part of their mission to strengthen the community with cultural events.
The flight crew at Bethany Aviation ascends in Piper Cherokee and Piper Warrior II planes to introduce patrons to the joys of aviation. During a 30-minute flight for two people, aspiring aviators can choose to undertake flight lessons, and casual patrons can simply admire the sprawling view of Greensboro and surrounding areas. The flight package also includes a tour of the airport facilities at Piedmont Triad International Airport, during which visitors explore the pilot lounge and look around the flight-planning room before receiving a photo of themselves with the aircraft to wear in a locket along with their picture of themselves with a toaster.