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Golfer's Day in Paradise

By local contributor
Tom Mackin

Golf is not a game of perfect, as the well-known book title goes. But you can certainly base a perfect day around it!

I've long been a fan of Steve Heller's 90-minute FORE-MAX Golf Fitness class held weekday mornings at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. It's a great stretch to start the day and (hopefully) wake up the golf muscles.

Golfer's Day in Paradise - Body

Next is breakfast with my favorite person in the world, Mrs. Mackin, at one of my favorite places, Pinnacle Peak General Store in Scottsdale, where a waffle, bacon, and eggs fill up the fuel tank. 

There are few prettier, or better, courses than the pair at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club. Today I'll tee up on my favorite of the two: the sublime Saguaro Course, designed by Scottsdale resident Bill Coore and two-time Masters winner, Ben Crenshaw. 

Golfer's Day in Paradise - Body

My score wasn't as low as I hoped, so I head to Boccieri Golf for a swing tune-up on the high-tech Robo Golf Swing Trainer. After just 10 minutes of proper swings on the robot, Blake Isakson has my game straightened out!

Golfer's Day in Paradise - Body

I'm now ready for more golf, but I'm running out of daylight, so I meet some golf buddies for drinks and dinner at Toro in the TPC Scottsdale clubhouse. We toast to future rounds together. Who's in?