Golf is considered a gentleman's game because of its emphasis on proper etiquette, color-coordinated outfits, and the removal of all brass knuckles and inflatable billy clubs before competition. Refine your swing with today's Groupon at The Range, redeemable at its Green and Harvard location. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get two large buckets of range balls (a $20 value).
- For $20, you get a 30-minute golf lesson (up to a $40 value).
- For $30, you get a one-hour golf lesson (a $65 value).
The Range's wide-open spaces beckon neophytes and scratch golfers alike to fine-tune their swings. Build muscle memory through repetition of knock-down approaches, full-throttle drives, and contested jump shots off the dribble while thrashing 115 balls from a large bucket, all on 3 acres of well-kempt grass tees and 30 artificial turf tees. If continuing to hack at the ball is unlikely to effect improvements, choose a lesson option to conscript a golf instructor for help mending a well-intentioned grip, massaging an ailing backswing, or removing a lob wedge from the mouth to yield a crisper swing and lower scores. Other amenities at The Range include a three-green short-game area for pitching and putting, two bunkers for sand practice, and lights for practicing after sundown.
The Range helps athletes develop their golf skills with more than 3 acres of natural-grass tees, covered hitting stalls, and outdoor lighting, features that allow practice day or night, rain or shine. The driving range displays target flags at different distances so golfers can improve their accuracy or experiment with using golf clubs as javelins when angry. Players who aim to sharpen their short games can head to the facility's three putting greens and two practice bunkers. Resident golf pros also host lessons, lowering player handicaps by proffering swing-honing advice such as how to tweak a club head’s angle to reduce slices or how teaching golf balls to swim can avoid water hazards.