I have played at many courses over my career and I am never shy to express what I like and do not like. It is not that I am picky, but I understand the value of playing a great course that has all the facilities needed to round out my experience. If I cannot have it all (practice facility), then at least there is a bare minimum I want / need to ensure I am prepared to play my rounds.Continue reading
Well, I did it! I went out a bought a new driver. I had talked about it for years and could not bring myself to pay full price for a quality club. So, as a gift to myself for completing treatment, I decide it as time to get over myself and make the purchase. My friend Blair and I headed to Golftown, spent 2.5 hours hitting all the newest clubs, and finally decided on the Callaway Rogue. It was a fantastic experience and I could not be happier! Continue reading
Two weeks ago, I found out that there was a simulator in town. It is at a local sports store and I can rent it for $20 an hour. And the money goes to charity. What a great ideas. Thanks Sport Chek for opening your doors to us golf enthusiasts and for supporting a local charity. Continue reading
Golf simulators are nothing new. Any one with a computer, WII, PlayStation has play golf on a simulator. These are fun games and offer an interesting way to pass the time while playing golf indoors. These simulators are rudimentary compared to going to golf simulator run by your local business.
Previously, I asked if a golf simulator provides any value to your off-season golf training program. This is the first year I used a golf simulator and I wish I had started earlier. Rhino Sports in Belleville, Ontario, has a great golf simulator and I enjoy my weekly outing with my friends. Continue reading
With the long off-season in Canada (with this year being the exception so far), golfing fanatics will try just about anything to keep our game in tune. We hit balls in the snow, use a dome, and where possible, use a golf simulator. I have only used a golf simulator twice before and never really gave it much thought about their value to my golf game. This year, at the prompting of my wife, I joined the indoor golf league with some friends and we have a standing game on Wednesday nights for 8 weeks starting in January.
The indoor golf league is hosted by Rhino Sports in Belleville, Ontario. It is a new business and Martin, the owner operator, decided to start the league to try to fill a void for us golfing fanatics. For $226 (tax included), can play 10 rounds of golf on world-class courses between now and 01 April. I met Martin for the first time last Wednesday and he is very up beat and his staff focus on customer service. So far, my experience at Rhino Sports has been very positive.
The simulator is basically a big video game. However, it offers different dimensions that are of value for most golfers looking to improve their game. Check it out:
At this time, using the golf simulator is going to be fun and educational. As the season unfolds, I will drop in my stats and areas where I think I need to focus on in the 2016 season. If you notice anything, don’t be shy!
Have you ever used a golf simulator? Are you in the Pro or Con category?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!