The Scots developed golf to irk common loch pests, such as merats, locharoaches, and Nessie—who to this day rarely surfaces for fear of being beaned by a well-aimed ball. Brush up your monster-vexing skills with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a 50-minute private golf lesson (a $90 value; an $80 value for juniors) at Michael Camastro Golf Academy, valid at either Broken Arrow Golf Club in Lockport or Riedy's Tee Time in Lisle.
Michael Camastro Golf Academy's private lessons are taught by experienced members of the PGA, who strive to reshape and sharpen students' approach to golf by fostering each player's unique style and emphasize the fundamentals of the sport. Every lesson begins with an evaluation of the player's current game. At the core of the lesson, the instructor analyzes a slow-motion video of the student's swing, drawing on decades of experience teaching golf and French cinematic theory to submit a step-by-step analysis of the student's stance, procedure, and follow-through. Working together to identify both unique strengths and hindering tendencies, the instructor and student discuss future goals and methods for developing a more confident, consistent swing.
Michael Camastro Golf Academy
Since becoming a pro instructor in 1988, PGA teaching professional Michael Camastro has fine-tuned the swings of students in more than 25,000 lessons. When Michael encounters a new swing, he looks for subtle adjustments he can make to improve it without disrupting the natural style of the students' form. To help reveal problematic swing habits or the translucent souls of any loitering poltergeists, Michael uses slow-motion video swing analysis in all private lessons, one of many technological teaching aids he calls upon to enhance his diagnostic powers. With a staff that consists of two head instructors and three assistant aces, Michael Camastro Golf Academy spreads score-shaving tactics and techniques in private, group, and imaginary golf lessons.