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 golf-instruction package at Swing Doctors in Kirkland (a $100 total value). The package includes the following:
- A 45-minute golf-swing analysis and lesson (a $70 value)
- A 45-minute follow-up practice session (a $30 value)
Swing Doctors' indoor, climate-controlled virtual-golf center proffers professional instruction from golf experts, 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 posture, the setup, the swing path, the exact moment the club face strikes the ball, and the sweaty palms of the pendulum swinger. After the evaluation, instructors devise plans to correct swing imbalances and guide golfers through a private lesson to improve their swing mechanics. 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.