The increase in indoor golf facilities in recent years, and especially with the added difficulties of 2020-21, has proven the importance of having an indoor facility to businesses within the golf industry. An indoor golf simulator is crucial as it allows coaching, fitting, play and practice, no matter the weather conditions or time of day. This ensures that business opportunities can always be maximised.
The desire to increase business with an indoor golf studio and a state-of-the-art member facility was absolutely the case for Darwin Escapes, who purchased The Springs Resort and Golf Club in 2017.
There are a whole host of improvements happening at The Springs throughout 2021. The first phase of that has seen a renovation and extension of the existing clubhouse, including the installation of two Foresight Sports Professional Series Golf Simulators and a separate putting studio.
In the video below, Kevin Paver – marketing manager at Darwin Escapes – speaks with PGA Professional and Foresight Sports Europe Product Expert Justin Sandler, to find out more about the build and exactly what golfers can expect when they visit the fantastic new facility.
Kevin also explained why they chose to work with Foresight Sports Europe for the project; “We chose Foresight as we had heard excellent reviews from other industry professionals who had used it and were incredibly impressed with its all round performance. They also spoke highly about the communication throughout the project and how the installations were quick delivering a superb end result.”
The golf simulators are both powered by the award-winning GCQuad launch monitor which uses ultra-high-speed cameras to measure the golf ball and golf club with sub-millimetre precision. This provides the most accurate and reliable golf simulator experience available today.
The precise measurement from the GCQuad can then be used with a choice of software options:
- The FSX 2020 simulation software provides an immersive golf experience for the player and the golf professional to be able to practice on the driving range or golf course, or to play golf on a number of world-renowned courses.
- The FSX Pro software is the perfect tool for coaching or club-fitting as it allows the Professional to dial in to the numbers and focus on exactly what the golfer is doing. The new tagging feature offers one of the most in-depth data capture programs available.
- The Foresight Fairgrounds software offers a completely different option to every level of golfer. Complete with a choice of fairground style mini games that are endless fun, each requiring the development of a different golf-based skill.
“”In speaking about the experience of working with Foresight, Kevin Paver explained; “ The experience has been first class. Following the completion of our swing studio project at The Springs, the recommendations we’d received were 100% accurate.
Everyone that was involved in the project from Foresight have helped made this build seamless from start to finish. We were embarking on a multi-million pound project across the entire site, with lots of different people involved in the development, and the Foresight team when called upon to drop into the project did it faultlessly.
The golf simulators are already in constant use by the Professionals and a seemingly endless stream of members coming to try them out and dial in their numbers on the GCQuad. Kevin explained the response so far “We wish we had done it sooner!
The feedback from members and visitors, both beginners and experienced golfers has been fantastic. As you walk through the door, you cannot fail to be impressed with the look and feel of the space, but the real excitement comes from seeing and experiencing it in action. It really is an incredible place for golfers.”
To find out more about the Foresight Sports Simulator options, and how you could start maximising your golf business, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.