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More strokes lead to better golf scores, at least in the long run; make sure the practice swings you take this offseason are efficiently leading to a superior springtime performance with today’s deal. For $45, you get a complete Dartfish golf swing analysis from the PGA pros at CityGolf Boston (normally $100, or $125 with head pro expert Gary Parker). This indoor golf facility is a great place to improve golf abilities while the outdoor links are closed through the frosty months due to roving gangs of Snow Goons. Print a Groupon on fancy golf-themed paper to stuff a golf fanatic’s stocking with the gift that lovingly suggests “You can do better, Charles.”
The one-hour training session—taught by one of the golf pros at CityGolf—will help to improve your swing using feedback from state-of-the-art Dartfish video analysis. The nuances of your stroke will be captured on film and dissected using a series of screenshots and slow-motion replays. CityGolf will even compare your mechanics to the mechanics of PGA Tour pros.
Aside from just straight analysis, a golf pro will be on hand to critique and give you feedback on your stroke, and to provide gentle golf claps after a nicely cut shot. Your video will also be uploaded to the web before you even step a cleat out the door, so you can have a customized alternative to the RickRoll, in the form of a WatchMeGolf. The video will be kept on the web for more than a year—any longer and the Internet might run out of room for more important videos of wet cats bathing. For an example of what a golf-stroke video analysis looks like, check out this example video. Study your film over the winter to take your game to the next level by refining your stroke into an automatic, systematic, and hydromatic force with which to be reckoned.
- Ben is a great instructor and really helps you focus on one thing at a time. He'll break down your swing starting at the point it's going wrong by watching you and showing you on the video analysis, and then work from there. – James W.
- City golf is a wonderful idea for those of us who live in the city and may not be able to easily get to a driving range or course. – Peg P.
G is for Golf
This analysis makes a thoughtful gift for any golfing moms or dads, but as with any heartfelt gift, it should always be accompanied by a homemade component, such as a hand-crocheted three-wood cozy or a tin of green-frosted muffins with tees stabbed into them. But if you’re not allowed to be creative due to government restrictions on your dangerously powerful imagination, you can borrow this “homemade” golf gift: an acrostic poem. Ahem:
Greens will be reached with one effortless stroke,
Obstructions will topple like some kind of joke,
Links will be lively and lawns will be lush,
Friends will stay friends, even after they’re crushed.
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 8, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. May purchase multiple as gifts. By appointment only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About CityGolf Boston
CityGolf's managing owner and head golf professional, Gary Parker, brings a Class A PGA certification and more than two decades of teaching experience to CityGolf, earning him Boston magazine's Best Golf Pro in 2007. Gary and his team of PGA-certified aces preside over year-round golfing activities inside CityGolf Boston's studios and their modern golf-training facilities, including a brand new downtown Boston location. Pros tailor instruction to individuals during lessons to help straighten out swings with the assistance of Dartfish video swing analysis, which reveals every ill-timed motion, errant clubface position, and argyle-clad poltergeist affecting each shot. A virtual-reality simulator recreates the environments of more than 30 legendary courses, and a 280-square-foot putting green challengers players' ability to read breaking greens.