Wednesday, December 18, 2013 7:16 PM
It's a bit last minute, but I scheduled a golf simulator meet up for this Sunday at 11:45 am going until 2 pm. See the event for details.
NOTE: We will only be doing drives, approach shots, and pitching -- we won't waste time with chips and putts, which are not realistically portrayed on a simulator. That means more holes and more productive practice time.
WHAT'S A GOLF SIMULATOR?
For those of you who've never done this before, let me explain. A golf simulator is a floor to ceiling tv screen that is about ten feet across. It will show each hole from various golf courses around the world, such as Pebble Beach.
You take an actual golf ball, put it on the tee or the matt, and hit it into the screen. The screen then shows your ball flying into the golf course hole as if you'd actually hit it, portraying the distance, direction, and shape (straight, hooked, sliced, etc) of your shot.
How is this done? About ten feet back from the screen is a golf mat with a tee. Above the screen is various technology (often a sophisticated radar gun and other devices) that measures the speed, spin, and trajectory of any golf ball that is hit into the screen. The technology also will tell you other useful information such as what direction your club attacked the ball from (inside to out, outside to in, head on) and the speed of your swing.
Unlike hitting into a net in front of you or hitting inside a golf done (which in only 80 yards long), hitting into a good simulator is the best feedback you will get about your swing (other than hitting outside, which it is too damn cold to do).
It's fun, it cures cabin fever, and it gives you a good sense if you are hitting pure straight shots or, instead, slicing, hooking, topping, etc.
So come join us!!