Well-rounded golfers must master a variety of skills, including driving, reverse-putting, and suppressing the part of the brain that associates high scores with victory. Chip away at preconceived notions with today’s Groupon to The Golf Boot Camp in Bradenton. Choose from the following options:
- For $40, you get a one-hour, private golf lesson (an $80 value).
- For $72, you get two one-hour, private golf lessons (a $160 value).
- For $96, you get three one-hour, private golf lessons (a $240 value).<p>
Tucked beneath the billowy spanish moss and towering arbors of Timber Creek Golf Club, LPGA Class A professional and The Golf Boot Camp founder Cathy Schmidt imparts score-shaving techniques to aspiring aces. During each one-hour, private golf lesson, Cathy peers into the murky depths of pupils’ swings, instantly illuminating swing imbalances with the sharp eye she has honed through a successful competitive career and 17 years of coaching experience. Each lesson utilizes V1 video analysis as an advanced visual aid to help students better relate to Cathy’s corrective advice and connect the result of every swing with its mechanical root cause. Though lessons cover fundamentals that are important regardless of which clubs players are swinging, Cathy focuses on developing shots from within 150 yards, as honing the short- and mid-iron game will have a more significant impact in lowering players’ scores than flashier goals such as adding distance by attaching rocket-fueled engines to drivers.
The Golf Boot Camp
After founding The Golf Boot Camp in California and Washington state in the ‘90s, Cathy Schmidt has since set up most recently at Tatum Ridge Golf Links in 2012. Cathy helps students improve their swings by leveraging a two-decade career, including stints on various professional tours and a certification as a LPGA Class A instructor.
Whether an individual lesson or a three-day intensive golf boot camp, all of The Golf Boot Camp's programs begin with an on-course evaluation to assess each student’s swing habits and allergies to fairway landing zones. Lessons utilize V1 video technology to capture every movement of the swing, using the data to provide corrective feedback that fits each golfer's unique physical capabilities. The goal of lessons is to satisfy five key components: a steady head, weight forward, flat left wrist (or right wrist for lefties), correct sweet-spot path, and control over the clubface.