Golf is a sport of physical precision and aerial dynamics, won and lost upon the pendulum of your swing. Brush up on your golf physics with today's Groupon: for $50, you get a one-hour private golf lesson (an $85 value), a large bucket of balls for the driving range (a $10 value), and the choice of either a golf wedge (a $100 value) or a golf shirt (a $50 value) at Jim McLean Texas Golf Center, up to a $195 total value.
Instead of trying to teach you some mythical idealized swing, the friendly professional instructors at Jim McLean Golf Center will give you the tools necessary to improve your own swing, based on your individual strengths and weakness for tootsie rolls. Jim McLean's certified instructors go through an intensive training process that includes at least one year serving as a course assistant, competing in staff tournaments, and independently researching the school's extensive database of swings. McLean instructors will customize your lesson to best match your personal abilities, style, and favorite '70s arena rock band. After the lesson, the instructor will plot out a detailed action plan to improve your pendular punch with the aid of an in-depth video analysis of your swing. Though a video swing analysis indulges every amateur's dream of being critiqued by an expert in multimedia form, players will have to provide their own obnoxious sound effects and marketable catchphrases to fully complete the ESPN experience.
With an arsenal of pointers and a bucket of 100 golf balls, players will then have a chance to get started on a new swing and work out old resentments at the Ft. Worth center. The cherry on top of your sundae of new-found golf excellence is the choice between a wedge or a Greg Norman golf shirt (based on availability).
Golf Digest chose Jim McLean as the #4 Best Golf Teacher in America 2007. The school also boasts an impressive scorecard, featured by Golf magazine as one of the Top 25 Golf Schools in America 2008, and the range ranked in America's Top 100 Golf Ranges 2010 by the Golf Range Association of America.
Jim McLean Golf Schools
After becoming an all-American at the University of Houston, qualifying for the U.S. Open twice, and making the cut at The Masters during his professional career, seasoned golf instructor Jim McLean has added one more accomplishment to his résumé: Jim McLean Golf Schools was touted as one of the country's top 25 golf schools in 2008 by Golf magazine.
Following Jim's innovative philosophy of biomechanics, a team of instructors—with levels ranging from certified, master, and lead master—teach the components of a successful golf swing, focusing on each player's physical capabilities and limitations and developing a tailored lesson plan. In order to become a Jim McLean golf instructor, pupils must pass a rigorous certification process that includes one to three years of teaching at the club, conducting their own extensive golf-swing-research projects, and learning to grow natural spikes out of their feet. During private lessons and clinics, golf gurus use 3-D graphical imaging and data analysis to provide instant feedback.
At Jim McLean Golf Schools, players hone their games with indoor and outdoor practice facilities that include a 50,000-square-foot short-game range, a lit driving range, and a practice bunker. The complex is also home to the Legends Scoring Nine course, which, along with the practice facilities, has been a training ground and putter-jousting arena.