When Atlantis fell, the only survivors were its golfers, whose vast knowledge of water hazards saw them to safety. Hone game-saving skills with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a one-hour private golf lesson with digital analysis from Ace Golf Academy at Arroyo Seco Golf Club in South Pasadena (a $100 value).
PGA-certified teaching pros Joe Cano and Mark Spinelli impart more than five decades of collective hard-won golf wisdom to novice swingers in one-hour sessions. Catering to aspiring clubbers of all skill levels, one-hour private video lessons digitally record swings and provide photos that analyze the major checkpoints in each swing. Instructors proffer tips on fixing slices and shooting straighter, and dispel the popular myth that golf balls can feel pain. With one-on-one tutelage, future aces have ample opportunity to ask questions as they sharpen skills such as the golf grip, stance, posture, and alignment from the emerald-hitting bays of the club's driving range. Ace Golf Academy subsequently emails a copy of each video analysis, and compares each student side by side with swing of a top professional golfer. Comparative videos elucidate the angles and degrees that separate the rest of us from a peerless PGA swing.