NASA originally invented flags to claim the moon as America's, but now that we know the moon isn't real, golfers use flags to claim homes for their golf balls. Take aim at a golfing placeholder with today's Groupon to Jim McLean Golf Academy. Choose from the following options:
• For $70, you get a one-hour private lesson from one of the academy's certified instructors at Doral Golf Resort (a $140 value).
• For $75, you get a one-hour computer-assisted clubfitting session at Doral Golf Resort (a $150 value).
• For $150, you get a one-week junior golf clinic for kids ages 7–13 at the Miami Beach Golf Club (a $300 value).
Jim McLean Golf Academy's certified instructors boast brains padded with the expertise to help correct errant alignments and straighten out swings. Each teacher has racked up thousands of hours researching and training in the Jim McLean program, overqualifying them to evaluate the stances, strokes, and nervous cries of aspiring PGA conquerors. Nascent Nicklauses can enroll in the Jim McLean Junior Golf Camp, which helps participants improve in all facets of Scottish turf traipsing. The five-day, three-hour camp sessions cover iron play, drives, pitching, chipping, bunker play, and etiquette. Alternately, private lessons can be customized to address a player's personal needs, whether it be lengthening drives, reading testy putts, or mastering a heroic postgame pose. Those hoping to populate their bags with an equipment upgrade can opt for the one-hour clubfitting, during which a fitter conspires with the latest TrackMan technology to assess swings and identify the set of irons most inclined to deliver divoteers' deepest on-course yearnings.