Like performing dental work with a ballpoint pen or greeting your father-in-law, golf requires a steady hand and a wealth of patience. Make sure you have the right skills for the job with today’s Groupon: for $96, you get 18 holes of simulated golf for four players (a $132 value), plus four sandwiches (a $32 value) and four soft drinks (an $8 value), at OptiGolf in Victor (a $172 total value) You may bring your own clubs or rent a set from the center for $10.
OptiGolf's spacious indoor athletic haven houses a dozen 2011-model indoor golf simulators ready to transport players to the fairways of 75 virtual courses. The recently redesigned simulators fine-tune technique year-round via a highly accurate ball-flight measurement system and realistic putting to hone slice-free skill sets without the threat of summer storms or being water-ballooned by a bald eagle. A quartet of club-wielders can drive through inviting digital fairways, chip onto flawless simulated greens, and experience authentic frustration in the virtual sand traps.
Melt away competition-induced hunger with a foursome of sandwiches, such as a pressed turkey, ham, or roast-beef panini, garden-fresh veggie wrap with goat cheese, or pulled pork spooning with coleslaw in a garlic herb tortilla. Four icy sodas ($8) keep mouths from yelling "air ball" at fellow golfers. Postplay, patrons can relax in sleek surroundings or retire to the full bar, open until 1 a.m., to ice down sore irons.