All golfers must learn the game's mental approaches, such as how to strategically play each hole, read putts, and answer riddles posed by mystical golf carts. Eliminate psychological struggles with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get three private, 30-minute lessons at GreenToTee Golf Academy in Highland Park (a $235.50 value). Lessons can be scheduled in three 30-minute, sessions or one 90-minute session, or they can be split between two sessions.
GreenToTee Golf Academy’s resident aces combine their golf prowess with the latest in teaching aids and technologies to foster improvements in all facets of their pupils' games. At the outset of the lessons, instructors peer into the murky depths of students’ abilities in an assessment designed to determine which aspects of their game are most in need of improvement. TrackMan technology is used to augment swing diagnoses with empirical data that tells how far each ball travels, the position of the clubhead at contact, and the buoyancy of all drivers. Runaway putting strokes gain traction with the analytical assistance of Science & Motion’s SAM PuttLab, which measures 28 parameters of a putting stroke to produce greenside gurus. Along with mechanical advice, lessons focus on potential physical limitations to optimal play, helping clients build strength and flexibility to add distance to drives and hold their own against bullying flagsticks.