Nestled alongside the White River, Winding River Golf Course weaves through rolling terrain dotted with groves of trees and Audubon nature areas. Measuring 6,672 yards from the tips, the course's undulating layout showcases a host of compelling holes, culminating in an epic par five 18th hole, a 543-yard behemoth that provides a satisfying end to the round.
Seasoned instructors help golfers on their path to longer drives, fewer putts, and lower scores at Winding River's golf academy. An indoor studio equipped with video swing analysis fosters improvements of swing mechanics, and club-fitting services ensure that average golfers aren't saddled with clubs designed for massive Viking-people.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par 71 course
Length of 6,672 yards from the tips
Course rating of 71.3 from the tips
Slope rating of 118 from the tips
Four tee options
Bent grass tee boxes, amorphous greens, and slender fairways come together to form the 18-hole track of Winding Ridge Golf Course. Players can tackle the course from any of five sets of tee boxes, with the longest measuring just over 7,000 yards and the shortest set at 5,189 yards. Water comes into play at a number of points, including on the second hole, which happens to be the course's hardest, as well as on the 555-yard par 5 tenth hole, which features water and no life preservers along the entire right side of the layout.
Course at a Glance:
18-hole, par 72 course
Total length of 7,038 yards from the back tees
Course rating of 74.9 from the back tees
Course slope of 135 from the back tees
Five sets of tees per hole
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Though the coaches at Integrated Academy hail from widely varying backgrounds—from firefighter to professional football player to military and law enforcement agent—they share a common goal: to teach students how to fight and defend themselves. They push men, women, and children of all abilities toward toughening up in a variety of combat classes, including boxing, MMA, and Muay Thai—also known as the science of eight limbs, as it incorporates striking with the elbows and knees. To help pupils pump up their strength and self-confidence, they also teach the art of self-defense, which can help you escape assailants and boring fencers at parties. They slow down the pace a bit for little ones, teaching them to effectively grapple and dodge hooks during kids-only MMA classes. In addition to combat-style classes, the coaches also lead boot camp classes to help clients whip into shape without directly confronting aggressive punching bags.
A haven of learning by day, Integrated Academy moonlights as a boxing arena on select evenings, during which a group of esteemed fighters enter the ring to duke it out.
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IntoSalsa’s leadership, Yang Xiao and Erin Lamb, founded the dance haven a decade ago, and in the interim they have spearheaded the outfit’s philanthropic efforts, including raising more than $10,000 in disaster-relief funds and many a roof.
TITLE Boxing Club began as a cocktail of talents: the fighting prowess of former professional boxer Danny Campbell, the acumen of businessman Tom Lyons, and the top-of-the-line gear from Title Boxing, LLC owners David Hanson, Tony Carbajo, and John Rotche. Hanson, Carbajo, and Rotche provided the gym’s equipment and outfitted the first location with an onsite pro shop. Campbell put together two signature Power Hour workouts, one based on boxing and the other on kickboxing. Lyons took care of the franchising, and the club has spread all over the nation. During each high-intensity class, fists and feet punish 90-pound heavy bags built into floor-to-ceiling black metal frames. These drumrolls of punches and kicks resound from inanimate foes as students burn calories, learn self-defense moves, and get into training debates with an old tube sock shaped like Burgess Meredith.
After a day of tending to his technology company, Todd Bracken relaxes the way many CEOs do: by diving into another business venture. For Todd, that means sharing his passion for sailing and windblown hairstyles through Dauntless Sailing School, where he imparts his more than 20 years of experience to students of all experience levels. Docked at Geist Lake Marina, his 28-foot performance cruiser is equipped with a full galley and private bathroom. Eschewing classroom instruction, Todd prefers to give each student as much hands-on experience as possible, teaching them how to navigate the winds blowing across Geist Reservoir. In addition to beginner through advanced lessons, the captain also leads more adventurous outings that include multi-day sails on the Great Lakes, regattas, and coastal cruises around the Florida Keys.