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 today’s Groupon to Striker Golf in Wheat Ridge. Choose from the following options:
- For $30, you get an 18-hole round for two in an indoor golf simulator (a $70 value).
- For $35, you get a 30-minute swing evaluation (a $90 value).
- For $55, you get a 60-minute swing evaluation (a $175 value).
Within the walls of Striker Golf’s 4,200-square-foot golf-training ground, club-toting cadets reap the game-honing benefits of year-round play at four expansive hitting bays, a 700-square-foot putting green, and one HD golf simulator. Boasting virtual reconstructions of 14 world-famous courses, the simulator uses real high-definition photographs to vividly replicate the unforgiving fairways of Spyglass, the cerulean seascapes of coastal Pebble Beach, and the demon-possessed ball washers of Bethpage Black. Precise swing trackers augment the realism of fairway facsimiles, and the studio’s plush sofas—which cradle players as they wait for their partner to hit—demonstrate the immense comforts characteristic of a fictive world.
Experienced instructors groom untidy golf games in 30- and 60-minute swing-evaluation sessions, during which swing deficiencies are pinpointed and corrective strategies proffered, with special emphasis on improving balance, core stability, and ball compression to create a reliable swing that produces consistently solid contact.
Like farming, picnics, and attempting to climb a skyscraper with suction cups, golf outings are dependent on ideal weather conditions. Striker Golf's facility takes rain and cold out of the equation by offering golfers a chance to play in a climate-controlled compound. Within the 4,200-square-foot facility rest four expansive hitting bays for practicing long drives and a 700-square-foot putting green for fine-tuning one's short game. HD golf simulators replicate rounds on famous courses through vivid images and precise motion-tracking sensors to give players an authentic experience without having to dodge runaway golf carts.