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: to Lindero Country Club in Agoura Hills. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get 18 holes of golf for one, including a pull-cart rental (up to a $25 value).
- For $18, you get 18 holes of golf for two, including a pull-cart rental (up to a $50 value).
- For $59, you get a two-lesson package from instructor Steve Pratt (a $200 value). Each lesson package includes:
- One 60-minute driving range lesson with video analysis
- One 60-minute on-course lesson<p>
The 2000-yard course at Lindero Country Club welcomes new and experienced linksters alike to swat drives over running creeks and narrow fairways. A lesson with certified teacher Steve Pratt begins with a casual conversation about each golfer’s goals and approach to the game. Birdie-enthusiasts of all levels can benefit from Pratt’s swing wizardry and TrackMan high-speed video system, which records body motion and interior monologues to help players correct their form and hit longer, straighter shots. Pupils are welcome to bring a friend to accompany them at their lesson at no extra charge. Alternatively, paired or solo golfers trailing wheeled pull-carts for their gear criss-cross nine holes designed by course architect Ted Robinson, Sr., each of which challenges duffers with two sets of tees. Before a game, clubbers can warm-up on an all-weather driving range where shots arc accurately into the stratosphere thanks to golf-ball collectors driven by raccoons.
Steve Pratt at Lindero Country Club
At 41, Steve Pratt still hits golf balls past 300 yards without shanks or curves, all thanks to having met a Guinness record holder. His studies under Dr. Mike Austin, inventor of the Mike Austin swing, gave him in-depth knowledge of the physics of a golf swing. Austin’s tutelage also helped him learn how to work with the body's joints to unleash massive drives and melt excess cartilage into moonshine. While his record of a 415-yard drive is a point of pride, he's more passionate about teaching this swing method to his students, and that passion has only increased over his 19-year teaching career.