In golf, birdie refers to one stroke under par, whereas eagle refers to the flying carnivores players train to swipe their opponents’ clubs. Swing through with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get a one-hour swing evaluation and a take-home lesson plan at GolfTec Pittsford (a $100 value).
In GolfTec's climate-controlled private bays, certified golfing gurus employ video technology to thoroughly analyze patrons' swing components, helping golfers to root out bad habits in favor of sound technique. A high-tech combination of motion sensors, biofeedback tones, launch-monitor tones, paternity-test technology, and unerring cameras conspire to help the coach to pinpoint the moment each swing goes astray, as well as where it succeeds and whether the golfer should consider adjusting or replacing gear.
With an emphasis on developing a sound, reproducible swing, lessons bolster players' confidence in their abilities, helping to turn bogeys into pars and pars into anti-strokes. Along with these tips, the coach furnishes clients with lesson plans they can improve upon at the driving range, the course, or the hood of their neighbor's car. Like the caterpillars of the future, all GolfTec lessons metamorphose into digital archives of themselves in the form of a web lesson, where students can independently review images, audio, suggested drills, and notes from the session.