Long ago, Scottish polo players longed for a game where they could explore scenic terrain, ride an obedient mechanical horse, and wear more courageously plaid knickers. Marvel in their subsequent invention with today's Groupon: for $45, you get one lesson (a $95 value) at Mark Grace Golf at the Golf Academy of Memphis on the Golf and Games Family Park campus.
A former director of the Memphis Golf Association, Mark Grace has been imparting imparts golf wisdom to novice club wielders and experienced greensmen alike for more than 15 years. Bring a set of swingable golf sticks and spend one hour practicing driving, chipping, putting, and choosing a caddie based on the weight of his mustache. By focusing on the wrist set, Mark Grace analyzes students' complete swing, enabling him to identify any kinks, be it a hitch, improper speed, or attempting to golf with a pool cue. Computers, along with near-sentient TrackMan technology, assist these analyses. Each class takes place indoors, but can be moved outdoors to tee off from a range with a garage if necessary.