When Atlantis fell, the only survivors were its golfers, whose vast knowledge of water hazards saw them to safety. Hone game-saving skills with today's Groupon: for $99, you get two 60-minute video swing-analysis lessons at Triggs Memorial Golf Course (a $200 value).
Helmed by director of instruction Robert Tramonti, Triggs Memorial Golf Course's Learning Center hones golf-swing imbalances year-round with video swing-analysis lessons conducted both indoors and outdoors. During one-hour sessions, club-toting clients pulverize orbs under both the watchful eye of a Triggs instructor and the accurate lens of a trusty video camera. The two analytical forces conspire to break swings into their component parts, pinpoint bad habits, and gather blackmail footage of drivers without their head covers on. As the instructor imparts technical advice for avoiding lamentable snap hooks and devastating slices, slow-motion video playback of each swing grants pupils a visual aid to monitor minute swing adjustments and better understand each nugget of corrective advice. After the lesson, captured video is compiled into a swing-analysis video, which Triggs then emails to each client, allowing them to track the progress of their swing over time or to play on repeat at other people's dinner parties.
Triggs Memorial Golf Course
Carved through dense pine trees according to the vision of New England course designer Donald Ross, Triggs Memorial Golf Course artfully incorporates the natural terrain into a scenic, 18-hole layout. The course begins with three long par 4s—demanding par 4s have become the course's calling card—making it a daunting layout for slow-starting swings and jet-lagged 9-irons. Relatively short par 5s offer stick-flickers scoring chances to compensate for some of the more difficult holes, provided they can keep their drives out of the fairway bunkers and dense tree lines that flank most fairways. Flat terrain eases golfers into the round on the front nine, and more hilly terrain awaits on the back nine to complicate club selection and force the occasional above- or below-the-feet lie. Small, well-bunkered greens loom at the end of each fairway, requiring precise approach shots to keep balls on the green. After rounds, golfers can head to Yogi's Grill, where a menu of sandwiches, wraps, burgers, and 13 beers slake appetites that haven't been spoiled by handfuls of savory greenside sand.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Course rating of 72.0 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 124 from the farthest tees
- Three tee options
1533 Chalkstone Ave.
Providence, Rhode Island 02908