Mastering a peerless golf swing requires intense concentration on the arc of the club and a healthy disregard for the condition of your neighbor's statue garden. Control your projectile's path with today's Groupon: for $35, you get a golf-lesson package at East Coast Golf Academy and Practice Center in Northborough (a $74 total value). The package includes:
- One 30-minute private golf lesson with PGA-certified teaching professional Todd Dugan (a $65 value)
- One regular-size bucket of range balls (a $9 value)
PGA-certified teaching professional Todd Dugan custom tailors private lessons to the needs of each student, relying on more than 10 years of teaching experience and the latest technology to help to improve swing mechanics. Growing up playing at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton, Todd has crisscrossed the country instructing and competing professionally, most recently completing a three-year term as a golf pro and a veteran tee-whittler at Hyannisport Club on Cape Cod. Todd helps students to tune up golf games from the comfort of heated outdoor hitting bays.
Lessons commence with a brief interview to identify areas in need of improvement and to determine player expectations. As golfers rifle shots down range, Todd offers custom tips and suggestions as a high-speed video camera captures swing characteristics imperceptible to the human eye and the quick-to-judge pancreas. Before a final question-and-answer session, apprentice and professor review the video.
After the lesson, Todd hosts the video online for private review, using V1 Pro sports-analysis software to compare the client's swing side-by-side with those of tour pros to clearly illustrate major swing flaws and demonstrate how gracefully golf aces fit oversize checks into their wallets. Along with the video, students are given detailed recommendations to help to improve their swing.