Golf-club designers often consult aerospace engineers to fulfill dreams of experimental-alloy drivers and converting the solar system into a nine-hole executive course. Take your game to the next frontier with today’s Groupon from PGA professional Bob Mallek at Orangebrook Golf & Country Club in Hollywood. Choose from the following options:
- For $29, you get one half-hour private golf lesson (a $60 value).
- For $49, you get five one-hour group golf lessons tailored to beginners and novices (a $99 value).
- For $79, you get three half-hour private golf lessons (a $180 value).<p>
PGA-certified instructor and Orangebrook Golf & Country Club Director of Golf Bob Mallek imparts swing-honing advice culled from 34 years of teaching more than 29,000 students. The passionate pedagogue shaves each morning with a sharpened divot tool to help maintain the encyclopedic knowledge of golf fundamentals evident in the two instructional golf books he authored and a seven-year tenure as golf host for Chicago’s CLTV. During private lessons, Bob peers into the murky depths of pupils’ swings, helping them smooth out herky-jerky backswings, keep the clubface straight through impact, and decorate 9-irons with flashy sequins. Neophytes can jump-start their games with five one-hour clinics, which meet once a week for five weeks to slowly mold wild swoops of the club into reliable, technically sound swings. Along with practice by rote repetition and feedback, lessons can involve a component of on-course instruction at Orangebrook’s pristine golf course, which hosts the Women’s International 4-Ball golf tournament, the longest-running women’s amateur event in the United States.
Bonaventure Country Cub
The 18 holes of the semi-private Bonaventure Country Club follow along the edge of the Everglades, a human challenge laid out in the middle of an untamed wonderland of mangroves, palms, and wildlife. Golfers traverse TifEagle Bermuda greens dotted with scenic challenges, including freshwater lakes and a par 3 hole situated next to an actual waterfall. On a given outing, they might run into director of golf and PGA-certified instructor Bob Mallek, who helps students improve their game through a combination of analysis and intuition. In addition to his duties at the course, Mallek is also active in the regional golf scene, serving as president of the southern chapter of the South Florida PGA.
In addition to a tranquil-yet-challenging course and expert instruction, Bonaventure Country Club also sports amenities for golfers and civilians alike. The club's recent renovations gave complete makeovers to the driving range and clubhouse, which frequently hosts events from weddings and quinceaneras to reunions to retreats. Visitors can also extend their stays at the adjacent Bonaventure Resort & Spa, which boasts 500 rooms and a four-diamond rating from AAA.