Golf, known as "the people's sport," is something you should be able to enjoy in rain, shine, humidity, atomic dust, meteors, or on any beautiful day of the week. Lift your winter ban on golf with today's deal: for $15, you get one hour of golf simulator time at Teed Up Indoor Golf in Worthington, up to a $30 value. See how your real-life stroke fares on precise virtual duplicates of 22 different PGA courses. You can use your Groupon toward an hour of time on the simulator. Choose to spend your hour practicing at the driving range ($30 value), golfing a leisurely nine holes ($16 value), or mastering a complete 18-hole round ($29 value). Bring your own clubs and swing away without worry of missing tee time, shagging forested balls, or accidentally showing up your boss.
Teed Up is the only indoor golf simulator in the Columbus area, and the only place Zwarte Piet deems worthy of offseason golfing. A futuristic array of sensors captures every nuance of your swing, sends it to NASA for analysis, then displays the results before your very eyes. The whole process is instant, but taxpayers will be paying for the use of such advanced technology for years to come. The speed, loft, and distance of each shot are conveniently displayed on screen, so as you swing toward infinity, you'll be learning a thing or two about your stroke. If you ever have a bad shot, feel free to chuck your club at the screen, where it will be readily absorbed and converted into pixels.
Gather your golf buddies and head to the facility. Though the links are simulated, the competition remains firmly grounded in reality, and an indoor golf facility is a great place to improve your abilities while the outdoor links are closed through the frosty months due to roving gangs of Snow Goons. Beat your friends for the longest drive, successfully reasserting your claims that Jack Frost hasn't taken anything off your stroke. Without having to golf cart between holes or wait for the slow group ahead that won't let you play through because it will disrupt their flow, you can complete a round of 9 or 18 holes in record time. Call ahead to reserve a tee time as space is limited to five virtual booths.
While you wait for others to complete their turns, grab some snacks and drinks. An assortment of snacks and beverages are waiting to recharge lost energy from a long hour on the links. Just like Olympic-level ribbon gymnastics, experience is not necessary to play, and those of all ages are welcome to come try their hand at stumping the arrogant machine via a superhuman level of play.
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Two golfers on Yahoo! Local give the virtual links at Teed Up Indoor Golf five stars:
- great fun: Great place to go to keep your swing in control over the winter. Staff is the nicest around! – DamnBush
- You Have Got to Try This Thing!!!!: All i can say is I wish I lived closer to Columbus, because this was the most fun I have had since late Oct., when the course's shut down. I just played the back nine at pebble beach from the pro tees, and shot a 47 and made every put inside 6 feet; because of a gimmie option. Indoor golf is awesome and wish I would have known about it a few winters ago. – Blake M.