Horse racing might be "The Sport of Kings," and boxing might be "The Sweet Science," but modern science kings want to take their favorite sports into their own hands. Today's Groupon gets you a golf lesson and bucket of balls for the driving range at Arundel Golf Park in Glen Burnie. You get a half-hour lesson ($45 value) and an additional bucket of balls for practice ($8 value) for $25. The driving range at Arundel is covered, heated, and lit at night, so no gale, hailstorm, or lunar eclipse can stop your lesson.
Instruction at Arundel is structured around mastering effective movement patterns. Your instructor will first review your equipment to make sure it's not carved out of stale bread, and is otherwise compatible with your body and your swing. (If you don't have a set of your own, clubs will be provided.) He'll then teach you the techniques pros use to whack balls beyond their wildest dreams, daydreams, and intermittent half-dreamed nonthoughts about shapeless and haunting familiar smells. Arundel's instructors are PGA-certified experts who know how to correct any crooked stroke. They can gladden the golfs of any good or bad golfer, and help the good get better and the bad get unbadder.
Arundel Golf Park has a 3.5-star rating on Yelp:
Arundel Golf Park
A golf course is where players go to test their skills, but Arundel Golf Park is where those skills are formed. At Arundel's outdoor facility, instructors teach private and group classes and hold supervised practice sessions, in which they periodically check in with students as they drive ball after ball at a driving range protected from the wind and distracting cries of caddies. During "fitting days," golfers bring in their current clubs to have one of Arundel's pros determine their ideal length, loft, and other specs.
While golf remains the focus at Arundel Golf Park, the facilities have a couple of other ways visitors can work on their swings. An 18-hole mini-golf course shrinks the game down to a fun challenge of angles and finesse, and batting cages let players set aside the elegant, nuanced game of golf to simply enjoy bashing round things with blunt objects.