Equipment: Training Aids

New Indoor Facility Offers Everything, And More, For Calgary Golfers

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 January 2017 19:27 Thursday, 26 January 2017 18:44

Grand Slam Golf AcademyCALGARY, Alberta (Gord Montgomery/iG) — No matter that Santa Claus got beaten to the punch on the Calgary golf scene this past December, it’s unlikely the jolly old elf was too upset about the gift that Larry Dafoe deposited in the laps of the city’s divot diggers.

Dafoe, the owner and general manager of the newest indoor golf facility in Calgary, said he decided to play Santa by venturing into this field for one very simple reason: “We can do it all,” he said of his shining new virtual reality/short game practice centre, the Grand Slam Golf Academy, that is already seeing an amazing amount of use.

“Right now, everybody that’s come in here, we haven’t had a single negative comment. They’re saying the simulators are playing as expected; like pro golfers, PGA instructors, scratch handicappers coming in and saying it’s exactly what they expect to see outside, which you don’t get everywhere.”



The 2016 Golfer’s Gift Guide

Last Updated on Monday, 05 December 2016 18:01 Sunday, 04 December 2016 18:53

KENTWOOL Game Day Holiday Gift PackThe holidays are almost upon us, so now is the time to get busy. Here are some of the most innovative, beautiful, and useful gift ideas.



SkyTrak, LLC Releases v2.5 Of The Revolutionary SkyTrak™ Launch Monitor App Featuring A New Skills Assessment Component

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 September 2016 17:54 Tuesday, 06 September 2016 17:48

altWINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina — SkyTrak LLC, a joint venture of SkyGolf and SportTrak, is pleased to announce that it has released a new Skills Assessment feature in v2.5 of the SkyTrak Launch Monitor.

“SkyTrak is a small package with a lot of power,” said Andy Allen, SportTrak Managing Director of Golf. “The Skills Assessment is an exciting new feature that adds another element of functionality to SkyTrak by automating a practice routine, reporting tendencies, scoring each shot, and illustrating dispersion circles by target and club. We believe this new tool fundamentally changes the way golfers can now practice.”



Ultimate HD Golf Comes to Mission Viejo

Last Updated on Monday, 01 August 2016 00:07 Sunday, 31 July 2016 18:36

Ultimate HD GolfWith the arrival of Ultimate HD Golf (UHDG) in Mission Viejo, this exciting experience is now available to the community in and around Orange County. UHDG is the brainchild of Herb Meistrich, founder of the TaylorMade Performance Labs. You can play 18 holes, practice or just enjoy playing golf in a comfortable indoor setting. Play iconic courses like Pebble Beach, Torrey Pines or St. Andrews, day or night, for a fraction of the cost of a round of outdoor golf. Over 55,000 High Definition photographs engage you in a realistic and fun environment. “Even though golf simulators have been available in the U.S. market for more than 20 years, the business here is still in its infancy compared to the Korean market,” said Joe Beditz, President and CEO of the National Golf Foundation. UHDG plans to change that.



Father’s Day: Suggestions for the Golfing Dad

Last Updated on Monday, 30 May 2016 02:01 Monday, 30 May 2016 01:25

alt(Dr. Barry Lotz/iG) — It’s that time of year again when you are trying to figure just what to give Dad. This becomes a really easy decision, if you simply go the gift card route, but it is rather impersonal to say the least.

Here are some intriguing suggestions:



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