Every golf course goes through a rebellious phase, sprouting water hazards, obnoxious sand traps, or an anchor tattoo on its back nine. Learn how to handle golf’s many challenges with the help of today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a one-hour private lesson at Edwin Watts Golf Academy in Boca Raton (a $75 value).
One-hour swing-analysis lessons are one-on-one sessions led by Edwin Watts’s knowledgeable instructors, who have years of teaching and competing experience hidden beneath their pleats. Students first showcase their swings in front of a video camera, then a human-and-laser-hybrid team analyzes grip, setup, backswing, and downswing to reveal exactly where and when pendulums started hanging out with the wrong crew of slices, hooks, and hamsters. Next, trainers attempt to correct students’ swinging problems with personal instruction and a pinch of pixie dust. Pupils depart with a video copy of their entire session transferred onto a USB thumb drive (self-brought or available for purchase) to study, practice with, and finally sacrifice to Hephaestus in a fiery ritual to purge golf games of cantankerous club mechanics. With custom swing insights based on precise laser measurements and individual analysis, golfinados ages 6 and older can retool their swings when driving, chipping, putting, and bunting.
Edwin Watts Golf Academy
The golfing gurus at Edwin Watts Golf Academy diagnose and correct their students' poor swing and putting habits in an effort to help them improve their shots and lower their scores. In one-on-one swing-analysis sessions, students learn a repeatable swing that eliminates tendencies they may have to slice, hook, push, or pull the ball. A special laser attaches to the end of the player's club and tracks the swing path while JC Video swing-analysis software records the session from two separate angles, lest analysis be thrown off by only looking at the golfer’s good side. Putting analysis employs Tomi technology to measure eight separate parameters of the putting stroke, from clubhead orientation at address to swing path and tempo. After swing and putting lessons, students may access the recordings on a password-protected website, so they can forward videos to friends or sports-documentary filmmakers.