When not playing golf, old-time gentlemen competed against each other in cigar-smoking relays and games of pin-the-top-hat-on-the-donkey. Tip your hat at a new pastime with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a nine-hole play-through golf lesson at the Brian Mogg Performance Center of Hawaii, which is located at the Hawaii Prince Golf Club in Ewa Beach (a $215 value).
Founded by seasoned instructor Brian Mogg, whose past students include a PGA TOUR winner, the Brian Mogg Performance Center of Hawaii helps professionals and amateurs step up their game with hands-on golfing lessons. During nine-hole rounds accompanied by certified instructors, budding club swingers can increase their skill, lower their scores, and learn how to transform dimpled orbs into future-seeing crystal balls as the greens guru identifies each player's strengths and weaknesses and offers corrective advice.
Designed by game legends Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, the picturesque course is split into three separate layouts, each containing nine holes surrounded by challenge-posing lakes, lagoons, bunkers, and golf-ball-stealing sprites. Dramatic views of the Waianae and Koolau mountain ranges easily distract balls on their way to the green, causing them to land in the hands of palm trees attempting to learn juggling.