Before golf was invented, grassy pastures were viewed as the exclusive territory of roaming sheep, herds of cattle, and overzealous Civil War reenactors. Celebrate turf's competitive utility with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a 45-minute golf-swing analysis and lesson (a $70 value), plus a 45-minute follow-up practice session (a $30 value) at Swing Doctors in Kirkland (a $100 total value).
Swing Doctors' indoor, climate-controlled virtual-golf center proffers links mavens professional instruction, sophisticated course simulation, and swing-analysis technology. Teachers use state-of-the-art video analysis software to dissect golfers' swings from multiple angles, picking apart the swing path, the setup, the exact moment the club face strikes the ball, and the poor fingernail hygiene of the swinger. After the evaluation, instructors devise plans to correct poor habits and guide golfers through a private lesson to perfect their swings. In the 45-minute follow-up session, muscle memory mounts like wax dripping from a trick birthday candle as instructors check on swing maturation.
At Swing Doctors, PGA-certified instructors use state-of-the-art video-analysis software to improve each golfer’s swing mechanics and overall skill set. A camera captures swings and divides them into freeze frames to pinpoint weaknesses in posture, technique, and color coordination of clothing.
Swing Doctors is also home to more than 100 virtual golf courses. Links including Firestone and Pinehurst unfurl on 10'x13' screens, simulating surfaces such as fairway, green, and sand bunker.