Much like confronting a former bully at a high-school reunion, playing golf requires an efficient swing and at least three friends to cheer you on. Take a stand against a shank-producing stroke with today's Groupon: for $90, you get three private lessons from PGA pro Roy Michael at Echo Valley Country Club in Norwalk (a $180 value).
An Iowa PGA Tour participant, Roy Michael has been ironing out follow-throughs and calibrating putts for 13 years. In each one-hour tutorial, the swinging savant will share his cup-finding expertise with golfers of any age or skill level, either individually or in semiprivate groups of two. Straighten your long shot on the driving range with target greens, face a fear of zealously manicured lawns on the practice green, and perfect chip shots or prepare for Crimean War reenactments in the practice bunker. Students can bring their own clubs, but Echo Valley will also gladly rent equipment as needed.
3150 Echo Valley Dr.
Norwalk, Iowa 50211