What You'll Get
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 $49, you get a one-hour private golf lesson for up to four people from LPGA Pro Kristin Sunderhaft at Anthem Country Club in Henderson (a $125 value).
Instructor Kristin Sunderhaft, who has been a member of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Division for eight years and has over 15 years of teaching and tournament experience, imparts the secrets of successful golf-course navigation to players of all skill levels. During a private golf lesson, up to four putting protégés receive instruction on the fundamentals of a good swing, which includes grip, posture, alignment, and when to yell "fore" to warn roving trees. Experienced golfers can fine-tune techniques for ball spin, controlling shot loft and shape, and nailing trouble shots. A video swing analysis further unveils students' good and bad swing habits, along with their ability to pull off plaid pants. Pupils must dress in appropriate country-club attire to receive their dollop of enlightenment, and can either borrow clubs at no additional cost or bring their own. A bounty of golf balls will also be provided.
Lessons conducted at the north end of the driving range.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 24, 2017. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 2 per visit. Must be 8 or older. Country club attire required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Kristin Sunderhaft Golf
Over her more than 20-year teaching career, LPGA Class A Member Kristin Sunderhaft has used golf lessons as a way to teach her students a better way of life. She's even written a book about her experiences, titled Swinging For Success, Life Lessons I’ve Learned on the Golf Course. She passes on her time-earned expertise, which ranges from sinking high-pressure putts to eating well, during private and group lessons.
When it comes to golf instruction, she starts all students—men, women, and children alike—by asking them to take some practice swings while video analysis software captures each backswing hitch, premature head lift, and celebratory club spike. With the information gleaned from these videos, she can prescribe a cocktail of swing drills and training aids that will help students improve their grip, alignment, posture, and, most importantly, results. She also follows her pupils out onto the course for 9- and 18-hole playing lessons, wherein she can hold court on the finer points of course management and shot selection—skills that can prove elusive for beginner and intermediate golfers.