The Scots developed golf to irk common loch pests, such as merats, locharoaches, and Nessie—who to this day rarely surfaces for fear of being beaned by a well-aimed ball. Brush up your monster-vexing skills with today's Groupon: for $59, you get a computer-analyzed, 60-minute golf-swing evaluation at GolfTEC, with locations in San Diego and La Jolla (a $165 value).
GolfTEC's experienced golfing professionals evaluate and refine swings with the aid of motion sensors and high-speed cameras that help pinpoint areas for improvement. During the 60-minute swing evaluation, clients tee off alongside a certified personal coach and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the three laws of golfing robotics. With each swing, GolfTEC’s sensors and cameras break down the player's motion to produce an objective analysis on a high-definition video display. The footage helps reinforce positive swing habits and flattering, greens-ready attire while allowing teachers to point out flaws and provide tips to help make lasting improvement.
Each of GolfTEC’s San Diego–area studios boasts artificial-turf tee boxes overlooking immaculately preened imaginary fairways. In each location, golfers can peruse the Wall of Fame, a space reserved for clients whose improved talents have led to career rounds, holes in one, tournament wins, or the ability to land a shot on the moon's surface during an eclipse.