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: for $45, you get a 30-minute private golf lesson and a 30-minute club fitting (a $90 value) at Ironbridge Golf Academy, located at Ironbridge Sports Park in Chester. This Groupon also includes an optional discount of $15–$50 on Cleveland wedges, drivers, and irons purchased from Ironbridge Golf Academy.
At Ironbridge Golf Academy, Director of Instruction and Cleveland Golf staff professional Jimmy Winn enlightens golfers of all skill levels in the art of the sound swing. A 30-minute private lesson investigates many facets of greens strategy, and can be used to fine-tune an already-developed swing or introduce first timers to the complex mechanics of sphere-whacking and Bob Hope impersonations. Each lesson also includes a 30-minute club fitting administered in an official Cleveland/Srixon fitting center, which will determine the ideal club length, grip size, and flex based on each player’s unique build and setup. Swingsmiths gain their tutelage at Ironbridge Sports Park's lighted and covered driving range, which features two tiers, 60 hitting stations, heaters for the winter, and several grass tees with real Bermuda turf––perfect for die-hard realists and passing planes who wish to remain unseen.
Ironbridge Sports Park
Most miniature golf courses have greens that are actually green, but not Ironbridge Sports Park—the Park's 18-hole course trades the faux-grass for pastel purple, yellow, red, and blue, adding some color to the already whimsical game. The course's vibrant personality extends throughout the park, where guests crack baseballs and softballs in batting cages, dodge phosphorescent bullets in the outdoor laser tag field, and practice parallel parking in go-karts. A two-tiered driving range hosts swing practice across 60 hitting stations, which are covered and heated for year-round use.
11400 Ironbridge Rd.
Chester, Virginia 23831