Complete golfers must master the full swings of distant drives, the gentle precision of the putting stroke, and the sneaky art of improving one's lie with assertive toe-nudges. Shore up unstable shots with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a one-hour swing evaluation or a one-hour putting lesson at Proline Golf (a $99 value).
Located in a chic indoor studio built in a repurposed microbrewery, Proline Golf's professional trainers improve putting techniques and swing mechanics with crisp and refreshing pours of hard-won golf wisdom. During each one-hour swing-evaluation session, swing-tracking software captures invaluable data such as ball velocity, club-head speed, and the IQ of each club to provide instructors with a fact-based complement to their observational aptitude. The swing-trackers and instructors conspire to show players why and how each wayward shot goes awry, detailing the technical underpinnings of every slice and snap-hook while also proffering a practicable remedy. Alternatively, pupils can liberate their game from tyrannical three-putts and chronic cases of the yips with a one-hour putting lesson, during which instructors augment player's putt-putt prowess with advice on how to read greens, control the speed of each putt, and resist the urge to use putters like pool cues.
Housed in a former microbrewery outfitted with brick walls and timber-loft ceilings, Proline Golf provides year-round instruction and practice for golfers across the handicap spectrum. A pair of seasoned instructors can be found working on pupils' swings in hitting bays equipped with modern teaching aids such as FlightScope 3D ball-tracking technology. The pros also make use of swing analysis software to help golfers determine the clubset and shaft specifications that best fit their body type and swing.
On a wooden floor painted an apropos shade of green, shoppers peruse racks and shelves of Bettinardi putters, Mizuno iron sets, and apparel by J. Lindeberg. Golfers can also try out clubs on one of the indoor driving-range mats or at the putting green.