What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $43 for one private swing analysis and golf lesson with 7 days of unlimited practice time for one ($160 value)
- $82 for one private swing analysis and golf lesson with 7 days of unlimited practice time for two ($320 value)
During each half-hour lesson scheduled on separate days, video cameras film each student’s swing from two angles, which allows instructors to craft a personalized plan for every swing. Along with a digital copy of the lesson with notes and a list of drills specific to them, students all receive seven days of unlimited practice at Swing Pros’ indoor facility.
Crushing by Compression: When Golf Ball and Club Collide
While instructors may advocate different methods of swinging a golf club, the ideal outcome is always the same. Read on to learn about the physics of the collision between the club and ball.
It's said that golf can take a lifetime to master, but just about every shot takes only milliseconds. In fact, the actual collision between club and ball lasts only around 450 millionths of a second, and it’s here where the biggest action of a golf swing takes place. In a desirable outcome, two things happen as the center of the clubface strikes the ball: first, the club’s momentum transfers to the ball; second, the impact causes the flexible ball to compress, adding extra velocity as the ball springs back into shape. The more compression, the farther the ball will travel. With lofted clubs such as the 6-iron, the clubface strikes the ball on a downward trajectory, scooping out a divot of turf in the meantime. This creates even more compression by pushing the ball into the dirt before it leaves the ground. Before launching skyward, the ball scoots up the lofted plane of the clubface, rubbing against the grooves to create backspin that will help it maintain its trajectory and fight through any wind resistance or asteroid fields. If the club is angled at impact, i.e., not facing square to the target, it will cut across the ball, creating sidespin and resulting in either a hook or a slice.
When it comes to the golf swing, there are many different styles and schools of thought—each with its own variation on setup, grip, backswing, and follow-through—but there are some universal techniques that help create an effective and explosive impact. For instance, at the top of the backswing, golfers should have their wrists cocked at a 90-degree angle. To generate optimal clubhead speed, they wait until their hands drop to their waist until they release their wrists, effectively whipping the clubhead through contact and adding punch to an otherwise smooth, steady swing.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required, subject to availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Valid for 7 days of free unlimited practice space. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About A Chat with Swing Pros
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Swing Pros Atlanta is a Premier Indoor Golf Facility. We offer Private and Group Golf Lessons with practice sessions available all indoors. Our golf pros build a customized PLAN and SWING for you. You'll have access to notes, videos, drills, and your plan from every lesson at all times.
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Practice doesn't make perfect; practice makes permanent. When you're out on the range hitting range ball after range ball all you're doing is ingraining bad habits. Knowing how to practice is key to improving your golf game. Practice with a purpose!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Golf is a game for life with endless possibilities. Once you achieve one goal you can set another. Whether it's teaching someone to grip the club properly for the first time or teaching them to hit Tiger's famous Stinger, helping people achieve their goals is the best part of our day.
What do you love most about your job?
What I love most about my job is seeing the look on my students face when they hit a golf ball properly for the first time, or when they have that major break through moment in their game.