Besides improving one’s game on the links, personalized golf instruction enables highly accurate paint flinging and better-aimed javelin throws at passing comets. Aim for the stars with today’s Groupon to Performance Golf Academies of America in Dublin. Choose between two options:
- For $49, you get one full-game evaluation (a $360 value).
- For $199, you get one full-game evaluation and three follow-up lessons (a $900 value).<p>
Under the tutelage of resident golf gurus Paul Newman and Elton Sergeant, Performance Golf Academies’ staff members bolster ball-thwacking skills with techniques based on advanced TPI-3D motion-capture technology. During a full-game evaluation, sensors strapped to the student’s chest, waist, and lead wrist chart the body’s torso twists, and an infrared transmitter clipped to the club captures the motion of the club’s head, offering easy-to-understand feedback and clever, multifaceted insults. The V1 digital-coaching system can also compare your swing to that of a PGA professional, with an instructor using the compiled information to identify areas for improvement and guide your transformation from a golfing greenhorn to a green jacket holder. Follow the evaluation with three hour-long lessons, during which instructors demonstrate how to stay cool during late-game drives and while sinking into quicksand bunkers.
Performance Golf Academies of America
PGA instructor Paul Newman's resumé includes positions as president of the Southeast Chapter of the Southern Ohio PGA of America and President's Council member of the PGA. Elton Sargent, the outfit's club-fitting and sword-whittling specialist, has worked directly with club manufacturers and brands such as Mizuno, and has taught more than 6,000 lessons. Together they bolster ball-thwacking skills with techniques based on advanced TPI 3D motion-capture technology. The wireless system simultaneously analyzes posture, swing plane, clubface position, and favorite flavor of golf ball, communicating the results through data that are interpreted by an experienced golf instructor. Performance Golf Academies of America also utilizes The Optimal Motion Instructor (TOMI) putting-training system, which assesses putts from backstroke to follow-through and postputt pirouette.