Like performing dental work with a ballpoint pen or greeting your father-in-law, golf requires a steady hand and a wealth of patience. Make sure you have the right tools for the job with today’s Groupon, which gets you a one-hour adult golf lesson with PGA instructor David Atchison at Burlingame Golf Center in Burlingame (a $125 value). With a Class A PGA classification and 33 years of coaching experience, including six at UCLA, David Atchison can help golfers of any ability improve their form. Clubless clubbers can grip a loaner set of clubs and begin their 60-minute golf lesson, which includes professional advice from Atchison and valuable electronic insight from advanced video and computer equipment. A CD of the lesson is provided to help students gauge their progress or to use as a cookie cutter for perfect CD-shaped cookies.
Dave Atchison at Burlingame Golf Center
Within the verdant expanse of Burlingame Golf Center’s practice facilities, instructor Dave Atchison, who attained PGA Class A status in 1981, imparts score-shaving tips to pupils of all ages and abilities. After demonstrating his passion for golf each morning by shaving with a sharpened divot tool, Dave heads to the golf center to showcase club-swinging skills that have fueled his 41-year teaching career, which has included six seasons of coaching at UCLA and another seven at UC Santa Barbara. With a full-length driving range, practice areas for chipping and pitching, and a sandtrap for bunker shots and makeshift hourglass construction, Burlingame Golf Center helps Dave and his clients foster improvements in all facets of the game.