In golf, birdie refers to one stroke under par, whereas eagle refers to the flying carnivores players trained to swipe their opponents’ clubs. Swing through with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a one-hour private golf lesson from PGA pro Brian Nosler at Nosler’s On the Spot in Vancouver, Washington (a $60 value).
Drawing from a results-oriented coaching strategy, PGA pro Brian Nosler imparts technical and tactical advice to improve swing mechanics and course-management skills in one-hour sessions. The passionate pedagogue cleans his golf shoes with an argyle towel each night to maintain the skills that earned him the distinction of 2008 Oregon Chapter PGA Player of the Year, and he passes on his straight-swinging skills in lessons that focus on the crucial interplay of swing path and clubface position at contact. As Brian strives to correct swing deficiencies, video swing-analysis technology provides pupils with instant visual feedback, helping them better understand their own mechanics and how their hairstyle looks from the side. Players looking for an equipment upgrade will benefit from a simultaneous club-fitting evaluation, while those without a serviceable set of clubs can use a set of loaner sticks free of charge or bring along modified garden rakes.
On the Spot Golf and Instruction
It’s fitting that Brian Nosler’s hobbies include both golf and fly fishing. Both sports require concentration, appreciation for the outdoors, and a fluid backstroke to hit a specific target. But when he’s not intentionally wading in streams, the 2013 Oregon PGA Player of the Year does his best to avoid water at all costs. During professional golf-instruction sessions, Nosler guides students with a simple approach to swing fundamentals, teaching both full-swing mechanics and short-game techniques—a personal specialty that contributed heavily to his previous wins at the Oregon, Washington, and Montana State Opens. In addition to helping students master the art of reading greens' dense instruction manuals, Nosler provides club-repair services and personal club-fitting sessions.