Golf obstacles parallel life challenges and reinforce conventional wisdom that the only way to escape rough patches is through excessive clubbing. Power through impediments with today’s Groupon: for $119, you get nine holes of professional golf instruction (a $249 value) and a video analysis of your swing (a $35 value) from Golfer on the Go at Markham Green Golf Club (a $320.92 total value, including HST). Each lesson hosts a minimum of two and a maximum of four golfers.
The tree-lined fairways and manicured greens of Markham Green’s nine-hole course set the stage for an in-depth tutorial from PGA of Canada professional golfer Dave Hartmann, who has honed his tutoring powers in over 5,000 lessons. As Dave regales his student with stories of triumphant holes-in-one and harrowing sand-shark attacks, he curates a casual learning environment and adjusts his instruction to accommodate the appropriate skill level. His unique approach is grounded in the P.O.W.E.R. Lesson, a 60-minute visual learning aid that zeroes in on one area of a player’s game at a time. Dave guides his students through a pre-shot routine on each hole, demonstrating the steps involved in selecting the proper club and scanning the fairway for hazards such as ponds or a linebacker waiting by the flag to intercept a falling ball.
After successfully navigating the sand traps and pitfalls of the par-35 course, students can take home a video analysis of their swing for further edification. Those who wish to stick around for a while can press Dave for more stories from his 18 years as a CPGA Class-A Professional or converse with local birds eager to hear about your eagles at Markham Green’s fully-certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.
Golf Mobile Lesson
P.O.W.E.R. Lesson’s founder and PGA of Canada Class A professional Dave Hartmann follows the tenets of the Power Lesson golf-training regimen to help bolster the performance of his students. A veritable Johnny Appleseed of golf, the seasoned ace travels to various sites across the greater Toronto area, spreading golf wisdom and planting divot tools that soon blossom into argyle socks. The 20-minute Power Lesson serves as the basic unit of Dave’s teaching endeavors. He focuses on one element of his pupils’ game with video analysis, and sends them home with a video that summarizes the lesson and offers tips that players can use for future reference or play on a nonstop loop whenever their 9-iron needs to be lulled to sleep.