Like suntans and the ability to throw knives at apples on top of totem poles, golf skills disappear if you don't keep working at them. Keep the magic alive with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a one-hour private golf lesson with optional club rental from Bob Schade Golf Instruction at Cypresswood Golf & Country Club in Winter Haven (up to a $70 value).
Bob Schade is a professional golf instructor who helps hone sloppy swings into showcases of aerodynamic athleticism. More than 20 years of instructing experience have given this clubbing captain the eye to spot problems, the vocabulary to eloquently elucidate those problems, and the ducking instinct to avoid accidental head whacking. Schade offers his know-how to players of all levels, from tee tyros to stroke sovereigns, though he specializes in seniors and beginners. Players leave the one-hour session with game-clinching tips, newfound confidence, and a strong desire to landscape their yards.
The verdant course at Cypresswood is the epitome of discretion, with a lack of adjacent fairways allowing shy shooters the chance to perfect their craft in peace or fill the holes with tapioca pudding. This 18-hole playground is the brainchild of award-winning designer Ron Garl, an aesthetic genius behind more than 135 courses in the United States.