What You'll Get
Golfing is a like riding a bike—once mastered, it's rarely forgotten, but before then, it's nothing but a series of short drives, the majority of which arouse laughter from proximal gnomes. Find guidance for your golf game with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a one-hour introductory adult golf clinic, including roundtrip shuttle service to and from Manhattan and lunch or dinner after the clinic, from Randall's Island Golf Center on Randall's Island (an $89 total value). Currently, clinics are held Thursday evenings as well as Saturday and Sunday mornings.
A well-appointed outdoor golf-training center, Randall's Island Golf Center boasts 25 acres of grass tees, putting greens, and other training zones. The center's adult social clinics help greenhorn golfers improve their swings and meet other players of the same swinging echelon. The one-hour introductory clinic (a $78 value) partners up to 10 golfers with a skilled instructor who dissects slices and helps reconstruct swings. Taught on the center's driving range, the full-swing class helps newcomers become acquainted with classic woods and irons, plus obsolete clubs such as Studio 54. Toward the end of the clinic, students receive one-on-one time with the teacher to ask any lingering questions they may have.
After resheathing their clubs, golfers can retire to the on-site Beer Garden & Grill to hang a few fangs on their included burger, which arrives tableside with a beer or soda. While savoring sandwiches and digesting the swinging seminar, golfers can chat with classmates with the hopes of finding new golfing or charades partners. Today's deal also includes use of the club's shuttle service (an $11 value), which ferries golfers to and from several Manhattan locations every hour or, during peak weekend hours, every half hour.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Registration required; subject to availability. 72hr cancellation notice required. Class minimums apply. Must use in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Randall's Island Golf & Entertainment Center
Established more than a decade ago in the UK, Randall's Island Golf & Entertainment Center sailed over the pond and onto American fairways in order to accommodate US golfers of all ages and abilities. From its home base in New York, the company improves games in a number of ways, including through private and group lessons.
But golfers can turn to The Gawf Club for more than just instruction. The company also plans golf-related trips, as well as group clinics and corporate outings. For equipment issues, players can utilize The Gawf Club's modification and repair services, meaning they won't have to throw their nine-iron in the dryer in the hopes that it will shrink a bit.