Mastering a peerless golf swing requires intense concentration on the arc of the club and a healthy disregard for the condition of your neighbor's statue garden. Control your projectile's path with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a one-hour computer- and video-assisted swing-analysis package at Miami Golf Stores (a $250 value). The package includes the following services:
- One-hour video-assisted swing-analysis lesson (a $70 value)
- Launch-monitor swing-analysis technology (a $100 value)
- Club evaluation/fitting (an $80 value)
Miami Golf Stores harnesses advanced swing-tracking technology, video analysis, and professional instruction to refurbish mangled swings in one-hour private lessons. In one of the indoor studio's hitting stalls, an experienced Miami Golf Stores instructor guides golfers through a practice session as each swing is scrutinized via video analysis and a launch monitor, which uses Doppler radar technology to measure and record variables such as spin, ball speed, and the temperature in Cleveland. The resulting data allows instructors to base their swing-correcting advice on empirical facts, eschewing outdated methods of golf coaching that have traditionally relied on subjective theories and the post-swing testimony of sentient nine irons. Clients can watch themselves pulverize orbs on video playback and computer-generated graphs that provide visual aids to help golfers better understand their swings.
As lessons focus on building a fundamentally sound swing, dynamic club-fitting technology extrapolates pupils' swing profile, from which it derives optimal equipment pairing, recommending ideal shaft specifications, head size, grip size, ball selection, and animal-inspired head cover. At the end of the lesson, players receive their equipment recommendations as well as a CD that outlines all captured data and swing-profile information for later review.
Miami Golf pairs a technologically refined training center and a vast selection of golf gear to help golfers hone their game year-round. Rather than attempting to craft their own wedges by taping doorstops to the end of fishing poles, golfers can visit the retail section, which sells clubs, clothing, and equipment from top brands such as Adidas, Ben Hogan, Momentus Golf, and TaylorMade. Miami Golf's practice studio offers game-grooming lessons and services that enlist swing-tracking technology, video swing analysis, and launch monitors, which use Doppler technology to record variables such as spin, ball speed, and the likelihood of indoor thunderstorms. Students can further enhance their swings with custom club-fitting services, which measure swing profile and body dimensions to pair players with their optimal set of clubs. Club technicians also provide repairs and adjustments for broken shafts or players who need an experimental grip to start putting with their feet.