The Par Plan

A perfect gift for him on Father's Day

Judd Spicer Golf

From the learned minds of Golf Magazine and the instructional team at GolfTEC comes The Par Plan ($29.95, Time Home Entertainment). Matching technology with innovative scheduling, this new book boasts a stroke-shaving fix for any golfer in 30 days.
The 190-page volume addresses nine key areas of study for all levels of play. Practice these drills at home, in the office, or in your backyard.

With the improvement plan manifested across three platforms (lessons, video, and the free “My Pro To Go” smartphone and tablet app), The Par Plan mixes potent data with easy-to-follow language and ample imagery to plan the most important golf month of Dad’s life.

Pair Dad’s new regimen from The Par Plan with a visit to GolfTEC’s branch in Palm Desert.

“There’s nothing else like it,” says Steve Pircher, owner of GolfTEC’s Palm Desert locale, which opened in 2007.  “The minute people see the technology we have in our lesson bay, with the cameras and the motion analysis, they instantly recognize, ‘Boy, this is going to work.’  This is how the pros train.”

With more than 4 million lessons given worldwide, the popularity of GolfTEC’s approach is obvious.

“It’s not a fad or a method that hasn’t been proven,” Pircher adds.  “When people come in, it sells itself from there.”

Combining lessons with clubfitting and individual conditioning programs, GolfTEC in Palm Desert is a one-stop shop for improvement and instruction. The facility even boasts a “Wall of Fame,” where instructors mount balls representing player goals achieved.  

Pircher sees The Par Plan as an ideal extension of his GolfTEC’s philosophy.

“For a serious golfer, what a great Father’s Day gift,” he says.  “We help people improve at a really high rate — our success rate is over 90 percent — so the new book and a visit to our store is a terrific gift to help somebody improve.”

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