Golfers lacking a strong short game often find their names missing from the guest list of swanky putting green parties but prominently featured on the insurance claims of pockmarked autos. Keep it on the green with today's Groupon: for $225, you get a 90-minute short game workshop for four to six players from Sue Wieger Golf Academy at Raven Golf Club at South Mountain (a $450 value).
Sue Wieger's LPGA Class A credentials team up with certifications from the Titleist Performance Institute to edify golfers of all skill sets with green-grabbing techniques. Sue's 90-minute short-game clinic pits an intimate group of four to six putters against the Raven at South Mountain's first-class practice facility for a speedy PhD in putting, chipping, pitching, and foot-nudging. Workshops strive to facilitate a fusion between mind and body when honing club cadence, possibly shaving five to ten strokes from each player's round. While learning when to use a gentle touch and when a firm stroke is necessary, enjoy a backdrop of majestic mountain vistas, complete with singing animatronic goats.
Sue Wieger Golf Academy
An LPGA Class A golf professional for nearly two decades, Sue Wieger combines the timeless knowledge gained from on-course experience with the some of golf’s newest technological teaching tools. Along with being certified as a Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness Trainer and a club fitter for both Ping and Titleist equipment, Sue boasts a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s in psychology. Sue's mélange of educational experience has prepared her to give clients clear advice on both their golf swing and the oft-tense relationship with their sand wedge.
Using V1 video swing analysis and TPI golf fitness technology, Sue can take a multifaceted approach to improving her students' performance both technically and physically while also giving her own personal advice on how to approach the mental side of the game. While discussing the game’s finer points, such as when to hit the driver or how to discreetly fill rivals’ golf bags with rocks, clients enjoy a backdrop of mountain vistas amid palm and pine trees at the practice facilities at The McCormick Ranch Golf Club.