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 $89, you get four private one-hour golf lessons, including video analysis, at Northcrest Driving Range from Sweet Swing Golf (a $380 value). You must bring your own golf balls or purchase balls from the range.
Sweet Swing Golf instructor Michael Hughes tutors aspiring Arnold Palmers by fine-tuning their swings for maximum power and accuracy. A graduate of the Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach and veteran of more than 80 professional tournaments, Hughes applies his expertise to endow golfers with the knowledge, confidence, and blunt objects necessary to break par to pieces and sprinkle it on their gardens as fertilizer. In addition, pupils receive instruction on proper grip, stance, swing, and follow-through technique. If needed, clubs may be borrowed for use during the lesson, but customers must wear their own pair of fuchsia herringbone golf trousers.
Besides on-tee lessons, 10–15 minutes of each session consist of video analysis. V1Pro and cSwing systems record and analyze clients' swings, identifying errors in body position and the path of the club. Using on-screen visual indicators, the multiangle replay shows exactly what elements of the movement require correction, adjustment, or a time-out to think about what they've done. Though not included with this Groupon, Sweet Swing offers video copies of the analysis for DVD or flash drive, which customers can keep to study or enter into an avant-garde film festival.
Lesson reservations are required. Couples and children 6 years or older are welcome. If two people want to use one Groupon, each person will receive two lessons total per Groupon.
Sweet Swing Golf
Once an elite basketball player, Sweet Swing Golf head instructor Michael Hughes learned to love the game of golf later in life, transforming himself from a net-tickling gym rat to a birdie-hunting golf hamster by graduating from Myrtle Beach’s Golf Academy of America. Michael helps golfers of all skill levels to mold steady, repeatable, and flame-resistant swing techniques.