Like suntans and the ability to throw knives at apples on top of totem poles, golf skills disappear if you don't keep working at them. Keep the magic alive with today's Groupon: for $99, you get two 60-minute private golf lessons with PGA pros Jim Irvin and Kevin O'Sullivan at Southwest Golf Ranch and one round of golf at the Harmon Golf Club, both in Lebanon (up to a $275 value).
With over 40 years of combined professional golfing experience, Jim Irvin and Kevin O'Sullivan leverage their expertise to help developing golfers improve both their mental and technical game. Whether helping experienced players hoping to fine-tune their swing or first-timers hoping to score their first touchdown, the golf gurus focus on perfecting basic swing mechanics and teaching the essentials of course management and golf psychology. Players leave each one-hour session (up to a $240 value for two) with game-improving tips, newfound confidence, and the ability to skillfully evade sand-trap-dwelling gila monsters.
After completing their two lessons, developing divot diggers will receive a voucher for one 18-hole round at the Harmon Golf Club (up to a $35 value), where they can continue to hone their sphere-whacking and argyle-pairing abilities. Located in the heart of Lebanon, the course provides scenic and challenging play for golfers of all skill levels.
Southwest Golf Ranch
Golf balls soar above the driving range and roll over tricky putt-putt greens at Southwest Golf Ranch, a practice facility designed to help golfers improve the full spectrum of their skills. With 2.5 acres of bent-grass hitting areas and 20 heated, covered hitting stalls outfitted with synthetic-turf mats, the range lets players choose their hitting surface or conceal their swing adjustments from spy drones sent by rival golfers. The mini-golf course features colorful flags, Lilliputian ponds, and wooden bridges that arch throughout the 18-hole layout, which is lighted for after-hours play.
Helmed by PGA pro and Director of Instruction Kevin O'Sullivan, Southwest Golf Ranch’s staff of instructors puts the facility’s resources to use in lessons and golf camps. The resident aces groom golfers’ swings with the help of video analysis and FlightScope swing tracking, the same technology used in the Ranch’s club fitting studio, which pairs golfers with their ideal clubs without forcing them to meet random sand wedges on the Internet.