Golf obstacles parallel life challenges and reinforce conventional wisdom that the only way to escape rough patches is through excessive clubbing. Get suited for life swings with today’s Groupon to TaylorMade Performance Lab at Columbia Edgewater Country Club. Choose between the following club-fitting options:
- For $75, you get a 90-minute custom club fitting of one category (a $150 value).
- For $150, you get a three-hour custom club fitting of all categories (a $300 value).<p>
The category options include the following: * Metal woods * Fairway woods * Hybrids * Irons * Wedges * Putters<p>
The TaylorMade Performance Lab at Columbia Edgewater Country Club pairs golfers with digital precision and the expert knowledge of a professional fitter. While players practice swings and birdie-hunting techniques in the laboratory, a motion-analysis system records movement and provides an interactive 3-D display to highlight areas that need correction and areas that are most ticklish. Reflective sensors placed along players’ joints register with critical movement areas, and a professional fitting technician helps to determine the ideal shaft, head, and grip combination for each player. After the fitting session, players test recommendations on the full-flight driving range until they have identified their titanium soul mates while fitting professionals look on. Players should arrive early to maximize each TaylorMade Performance Lab experience.
TaylorMade Performance Lab at Columbia Edgewater Country Club
One of just 23 TaylorMade Performance Labs in the world, the location at Columbia Edgewater Country Club uses modern swing technology to gather data about golfers’ games, resulting in club recommendations that are uniquely suited to each player. A certified TaylorMade Club-Fitting Professional guides athletes through the entire experience. While the client swings inside a golf simulator, the pro helms the Motion Analysis Technology by TaylorMade, an apparatus comprised of six high-speed cameras. These cameras turn the golfer into a three-dimensional digital rendering, similar to the process used by video-game developers and James Cameron whenever he searches for a spouse. Whether a customer opts for fitting with all 14 clubs in his or her bag or a single category—such as irons, woods, putters, or wedges—the technology captures their mechanics down to a tenth of a degree, revealing optimal club parameters ranging from loft angle to shaft flex.