Much like confronting a former bully at a high-school reunion, playing golf requires an efficient swing and at least three friends to cheer you on. Take a stand against a shank-producing stroke with today's Groupon: to Gibson Golf Academy at the Claw at the University of South Florida. Choose between the following options:
- For $62, you get admission to a six-week group golf clinic for women (a $125 value).
- For $37, you get a private, one-hour video lesson with V1 golf-teaching technology for one adult (a $75 value).
With a history of producing accomplished and successful graduates, Gibson Golf Academy educates intrepid golfers in swing mechanics and total game preparation. Held over the course of six consecutive weeks, Gibson's all-women's golf clinic is taught by PGA pro Jeff Gibson and allows lady linksters to shave points off their handicaps in a supportive and focused group setting. Slated to be Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m., the class schedule can be altered depending on offer responses. Accommodating up to 12 female fore callers, Gibson's clinic will help teach sound mechanics, a supple short game, and one-liners for soothing angry sand traps. Using V1 video software, Gibson's instructor will capture and analyze your swing over the course of a one-hour video lesson with slow motion frame-by-frame views to replay each swing's dimple-denting fore check. Gibson's golf mavens will also send swing video to phones or home computers, as well as email drills and practice techniques to its swing-correcting students.