Much like confronting a former bully at a high-school reunion, playing golf requires an efficient swing and at least three friends to cheer you on. Take a stand against a shank-producing stroke with today's Groupon to Havill Golf in Bainbridge Island. Choose between the following options:
- For $45, you get a one-hour golf-swing analysis (a $90 value).
- For $60, you get four hours of simulator play time (a $120 value).
The brainchild of swing shaman Ian Havill, Havill Golf fuses state-of-the-art golf-improvement technology with top-notch instruction from the studio’s band of PGA Teaching Professionals. Hone club cadence with a one-hour swing study that includes a five-minute warm-up, 45-minute lesson with one of Havill’s expert instructors, and 10 minutes of review and practice. Each session includes a video analysis that grants students a chance to review and improve upon their technique, outfit, and postswing strut.
Patrons can also sharpen their swivel over a series of sessions on one of Havill’s top-of-the-line aboutGolf simulators. Crafted by a cadre of savvy fairway scourers, each simulated course is produced after 18 months of laborious data collecting, which means each realistic course is accurate within 6 inches to create a meticulously detailed and precise replication. Players can carouse the Pebble Beach Collection, Infamous 18, and more, each boasting fully 3-D rendered environments stocked with trees, sand pits, and cart-commandeering Sasquatches.