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 this Groupon.
$95 for a 9-Hole Playing Lesson with PGA Pro Alex Macko (Up to $206 Value)
Astride a peppy golf cart, PGA Pro Alex Macko takes golfers across nine holes of St. Clair Shores Country Club's 18-hole course, proffering pupils technical and strategic advice in real time. The course's relatively short, water-kissed layout provides an ideal training ground, as pupils can seek Alex's counsel when making course management decisions such as when to punch out of a bad lie, when to swing for a distant green, and how to motivate a malingering 9-iron. This deal includes the lesson fee (a $150 value) and the Club's nine-hole playing lesson course fee for both customer and instructor (up to a $56 value).
Jawor's Golf Center
PGA pros Alex Macko and Alex "Breezy" Koskos propagate sound pin-hunting form from their post at Jawor's Golf Center, which fosters year-round practice with indoor and outdoor training areas. The duo can demystify the subtle mechanics of the golf swing at the center's 44-tee driving range, which features 14 covered, heated stalls that enable practice sessions during inclement weather. With clubs and apparel from brands such as Callaway, TaylorMade, and Titleist, the full-service pro shop offers equipment upgrades as well as repair services for club shafts snapped by players who mistakenly teed up a bocce ball. Two outdoor, 18-hole mini-golf courses buttress the facility, inviting players to work on their putting form as life-size cartoon characters break the tension after a missed gimme or a dispute about whether or not an abandoned shoe is an acceptable ball marker.