The Scots developed golf to irk common loch pests, such as merats, locharoaches, and Nessie—who to this day rarely surfaces for fear of being beaned by a well-aimed ball. Brush up your monster-vexing skills with today's Groupon: for $40, you get two private 30-minute golf lessons with professional instructor Pat Walsh at the Imperial Lakewoods Golf Club in Palmetto (a $90 value).
A PGA golf pro with more than 25 years of teaching experience, Pat Walsh helps aspiring par pursuers build their swing and straighten their shot. During the course of two lessons, Pat will cover any and all aspects of the game, tailoring each session to his student's particular needs and teaching vital skills, such as how to sharpen short play, how to increase driving accuracy, or how to evade alligators. He'll also analyze swings using video footage, which allows for a slow-motion understanding of each player's mechanics and bogey face. After each lesson, students will receive an email with a video clip of their swings.
Designed by famed course architect Ted McAnlis, the Imperial Lakewoods golf course welcomes students to learn amid 500 acres of woods, lakes, palm trees, and solid ground. Recently privy to a $3-million expansion and renovation, the luxurious links also boast ample amenities for visiting athletes, including a practice bunker and chipping area, an on-course beverage car, and holes that are never filled with Jello.
9680 Buffalo Rd.
Palmetto, Florida 34221