$18 for Group Lesson at Peak Performance Golf Academy ($40 Value)

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Golf lessons can increase players’ mobility and prolong their interest and skill in the sport

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Younger than 18 must be accompanied by guardian. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Does not include video analysis. Must buy bucket of balls. Saturdays Only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $18 for one 30-minute group golf lesson ($40 value)

Crushing by Compression: When Golf Ball and Club Collide

While instructors may advocate different methods of swinging a golf club, the ideal outcome is always the same. Read on to learn about the physics of the collision between the club and ball.

It’s said that golf can take a lifetime to master, but just about every shot takes only milliseconds. In fact, the actual collision between club and ball lasts only around 450 millionths of a second, and it’s here where the biggest action of a golf swing takes place. In a desirable outcome, two things happen as the center of the clubface strikes the ball: first, the club’s momentum transfers to the ball; second, the impact causes the flexible ball to compress, adding extra velocity as the ball springs back into shape. The more compression, the farther the ball will travel. With lofted clubs such as the 6-iron, the clubface strikes the ball on a downward trajectory, scooping out a divot of turf in the meantime. This creates even more compression by pushing the ball into the dirt before it leaves the ground. Before launching skyward, the ball scoots up the lofted plane of the clubface, rubbing against the grooves to create backspin that will help it maintain its trajectory and fight through any wind resistance or asteroid fields. If the club is angled at impact, i.e., not facing square to the target, it will cut across the ball, creating sidespin and resulting in either a hook or a slice.

When it comes to the golf swing, there are many different styles and schools of thought—each with its own variation on setup, grip, backswing, and follow-through—but there are some universal techniques that help create an effective and explosive impact. For instance, at the top of the backswing, golfers should have their wrists cocked at a 90-degree angle. To generate optimal clubhead speed, they wait until their hands drop to their waist until they release their wrists, effectively whipping the clubhead through contact and adding punch to an otherwise smooth, steady swing.

Customer Reviews

Great guy!
Wilson B. · May 21, 2017
Rogerio was really patient with me as I'm a new golfer. We did 2 sessions and after the first one, he sent me a short clip on his phone with my swing and a breakdown of the good and bad. We talked after our second session with things to continue to work on.
Greg M. · May 19, 2017
Very good to deal with. Flexible with timings. helped quite a bit with my swing. I no longer have a world class slice!! :-)
Priyesh · October 6, 2016

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