Like ancient samurai swords, golf clubs feature shining metals, require skill to use, and easily intimidate thumb-wrestling opponents. Strike fear into the hearts of rivals with today's Groupon: for $49, you get to participate in the Get Golf Ready program at Juday Creek Golf Course in Granger (a $99 value).
Taught in golf courses across North America, the Get Golf Ready program helps mold beginning golfers and returning players into confident, able club-slingers. The beginner-friendly skill-building sessions take golfers through every aspect of the game and teach chipping techniques, the proper methods of teeing off, club-selection tips, and the tricks to wearing appropriate course attire—ensuring that students gain a firm grasp of the sport and avoid wearing clown shoes. Plus, a trained PGA or LPGA professional teaches each lesson. Juday Creek Golf Course's program fast tracks players to fervently fun fairways by condensing the lessons into three 90-minute sessions and one three-hour final lesson, which allows graduated green tamers to try their hand at a full hole of golf and the subsequent celebratory line dancing. Check out the schedule for available course dates beginning May 9.
After educating themselves in the ways of dimple-balled demolition, golfers can try their newfound talents on Juday Creek Golf Course's 18-hole championship course ($26–$31 for 18 holes walking, not included in the Groupon). Winner of the 2010 Player Development Award from the National Golf Course Owners Association, the beginner-friendly course features bentgrass greens, tees, and fairways, 13 holes over water, and 56 sand traps that are structured to ensnare unaware golf balls and innocent beach balls alike.
Juday Creek Golf Course
It’s difficult to hit a target from far away, which is why holes in one are rare and the Goodyear blimp has never been shot successfully with an arrow. Drive hard with a vengeance, thanks to this Groupon.
$49 for a Golf-Instruction Program with Four Lessons ($99 Value)
Expert instructors Jim Garrett and Tim Holt—a PGA professional—impart the fundamentals of driving and putting during a four-week program. The first three lessons last 1.5 hours, and the final lasts 2.5 hours. Though students may bring their own clubs, all necessary equipment will be provided. Choose from eight different sessions on the program schedule, one of which is ladies only; the first program begins on May 7.
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Instead of easing into a well-earned retirement after years in the restaurant business, Mike and Linda Rogers decided to embark on a new challenge: building a golf course. In 1989, they opened Juday Creek Golf Course, whose bent-grass fairways strike enough of a balance between challenging and accessible to have won the Indiana Golf Course Owners Association’s 2009 award for Indiana Golf Course of the Year.
Now managed by the couple’s daughter Michelle Wittig, the course’s emerald expanses continue to compel swingers of all stripes to lace up their cleated shoes and argyle garter belts. A journey across the course’s thirteen holes brings one face-to-face with manifold water hazards, many of which stand directly in the path to the putting green. There are 56 sand traps that raise the stakes of each game even higher, making for tough shots and partners who would rather build sandcastles instead of continuing on. Before or after games, golfers can take lessons and receive personal feedback from a pair of skilled instructors, one of whom is a PGA professional.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Length of 6,940 yards
- Course rating of 73.3
- Slope rating of 134
- Four tee options
- See the scorecard and layout: