Indoor Golf, Have You Played Yet?

My first experience on a golf simulator was completely underwhelming. I won't name the brand in this blog post but it was an early incarnation of  one that is still sold, but I never could understand why people were so excited about golf simulators. It was pretty much like playing a video game except I was whacking a golf ball at a screen and I was supposed to pretend it was like I was on a golf course.

Fast forward to the present the high definition golf simulators that are available today, really do make the golf simulator I originally played on look like an Atari 2600 compared to Wii - the technology has come so far forward so quickly. The hd golf simulator is not only a killer golf teaching device, it will measure everything from your stance, your stroke to your strike on the ball but also you can engage in Internet tournaments and it's live and on cam so you can see and hear the other players. Plus you can choose to play on any of the many exact designed golf courses from around the globe.  Made accurate right down to tree placements so you get  a realistic experience with your virtual golf game.

Check out how smooth the video swing analysis works in this video.

One Response to Indoor Golf, Have You Played Yet?

  • Lem Clevenger says:

    I visited my in-laws over this summer and accidentally discovered indoor golf while we were out for lunch. As we were parking near the restaurant, I noticed the shop next door was putting up a sign about golf. Having been a golf nut all my life, golf stuff always catches my eye. I haven't been playing as much of late, so maybe my lack of play drove a little extra interest in investigating.

    As we were walking up to the restaurant, The sign came into full view and it indicated that this was an indoor golf shop. Right then and there, I decided to check it out after lunch. I remember my reaction when I entered the store. I thought to myself this could be the coolest thing I've ever seen. At the time, it was totally empty and the owner approached to see if he could help.

    It turns out the store was opening in the next week or so. I asked all sorts of questions about how it worked, how much it cost to play, how he had the idea and on and on. Being from the south, I'd never seen anything like it. It had 6 simulators, couches, a bar, rental clubs and an awesome atmosphere.

    Don't get me wrong, I've seen these at Golf Galaxy or Dicks Sporting Goods, but never set up like this. I started to wonder if there was one near me. I did find one, but it was a single simulator in a very spartan environment. I've played it a few times and it is a lot of fun, but I wish there was one more like my first in the area.

    With my time to play becoming increasingly limited and courses around me getting much more expensive or closing, indoor golf seems to make so much sense. Its not exactly the same, but it is a lot of fun.

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