AP9 Connections Links Beginning Golfers with Tips and Savings

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AP9 Connections helps golf enthusiasts save money all year on travel and more.

Golf has enjoyed a renewed interest in recent years, mostly due to popular talent like Tiger Woods and Michelle Wie on famous courses across the country. Members of AP9 Connections, a leading discount membership program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC, will be delighted to know that when they pick up their clubs and head to the course this summer, they’ll be saving money on media purchases, movie rentals, toys and more.

Even if they’re not U.S. Open or Ryder Cup material yet, beginning golfers who are AP9 Connections members can save up to 20% when they make travel arrangements and shop bookstores for magazines and books about their newfound interest. AP9 Connections members have access to these savings at local and national retailers when they log onto DealPass.com.

AP9 Connections recommends these basic tips for new golfers when they head out to the course.

Learn from the best.

Take some lessons from a golf pro. He or she will teach the fundamentals and help perfect your technique. Get a recommendation from a friend or neighbor and look into group instruction to minimize the cost. Try out your new skills on the course.

Equipment acquisition.

Golf clubs and accessories can be very expensive. Before investing a lot of money on new set of clubs, ask a friend if he or she is willing to lend you their set for the first few visits to the course. Or visit yard sales for a bargain. When it’s time to commit to the sport, a golf pro can take measurements and analyze your swing to find the most appropriate set for a beginning golfer.

Keep it fun.

Head out to the course after a few lessons to prevent frustration. It’ll be more fun with a little knowledge about the sport and beginners can practice new skills learned in class, basic rules and course etiquette.

Get a grip.

When gripping a club, the fingers of both hands rather than the palms should be holding the club. The overall grip should be light, and not tight enough to squeeze the toothpaste out of the tube, as the saying goes. When having trouble on the right, golfers should strengthen their right-hand grip and vice versa for left-sided problems.

Take a test drive.

Many pros say that visualization is key when driving the ball. During the swing, think of following through and finishing down the target line. This motion should feel as if the golfer is throwing the driver straight down the fairway. On the downswing, be sure to accelerate and make sure the left hip doesn’t pass the left foot on the downswing.

In addition to travel services, members enjoy savings on movie tickets, their favorite restaurants, and theme parks so they save money on the activities they enjoy most through AP9 Connections.

About AP9 Connections

AP9 Connections is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at DealPass, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs such as AP9 Connections.

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