Monday, April 2, 2007

Out of Season Golf Lessons

My parents just gave me a awesome birthday gift of three private golf lessons at the East Potomac Park Golf Course here in DC, also known as Hains Point. I received the gift certificate in the mail and was shocked to learn they paid $165 for the three lessons.

While this is a reasonable rate for in-season golf lessons, I had paid just $199 for a series of 13 private lessons at Hains Point last winter. The course offers this steal on weekly lessons every January through March.

Golf in the winter? Really? Hains Point has a covered and heated driving range that is open all year round. Most of the lessons were at the range, but on several occasions it was warm enough to spend the 30 minutes at a practice hole or on the putting green with just a jacket or sweatshirt on.

The golf lesson here is always investigate "out of season" instruction, when business at the courses are slow and the pro's have more time on their hands. If you are willing to brave the elements a little bit, you can get a $55 value for just $15.30 and be ready to go as soon as golf season starts up!

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