Thursday, January 9, 2014

Golf Simulators, pricing, manufacturer and technology info.

1. ProTee Golf Simulator

ProTee United B.V. is a Dutch golf company, based in Amsterdam The Netherlands, specialized in developing, manufacturing and worldwide distributing of Indoor Golf Simulator products for entertainment, commercial, professional and private use.




The ProTee Golf Simulator 2.0 is the most advanced and affordable 3D golf simulator system available on the market today. This golf simulator has been uniquely designed to experience the ultimate 3D golf simulation for professional and commercial use. Using your own clubs, you set up to hit the shot just as you would on a real course. The ProTee Golf Simulator 2.0 allows you to drive off the tee, hit fairway shots, pitch, chip and putt the ball into the hole. Experience your draws and slices just as in real. Play with up to eight persons (8) on one of the 100+ most popular championship golf courses in the world, or practice on driving ranges, play a closest to pin, a longest drive or play online. Feel yourself at the golf course! After every shot the simulator flies, in impressive graphics, along the ball’s trajectory to where the ball ends, ready for the next shot. Detailed swing analyzer info is provided to improve your game. High speed cameras for ball tracking and state of the art light speed infrared sensors for club behavior ensure that all details out of every swing are gathered. Latest technology is embedded in both software and hardware to guarantee the most precise ball flights.

COST: ProTee Golf Simulators run from $6,000 to $30,000

OVERVIEW
Courses: 109+
Technology: High Speed Optical Sensors & 2 High Speed Cameras. Offers Special Putting Sensors for Realistic Putting.
Tracking: Club and Ball
Max Players: 8 - Online, offline and with optional computer players
Online Play: Yes - Real Time

COMPANY INFO
Established: 2001
Website: http://www.protee-united.com

MORE INFORMATION
Online Store: https://www.swingsense.com
Product Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTvQHA2FTjg
Golf course overview: http://idaproindoorgolf.com/courses.html
Putting sensors in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7kx5mawiQU
Online play recording: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNl3ojeUHRs
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/proteeunited
ProTee Golf Online Community: http://www.proteegolfonline.com

2. aboutGolf Limited

aboutGolf is a world leader in golf simulator and golf performance technology. The more than 20-year-old, Ohio-based company is committed to developing and applying innovative, state-of-the-art technology to enhance and improve the game for golfers at every level. Its products, including PGA TOUR Simulators, aG Studio and Henry-Griffitts Custom Fit Golf Clubs, enable substantive learning and improvement in the game of golf.




3Trak begins gathering club data as the club approaches the ball, and begins gathering ball data at the moment of impact. High-speed, 3D cameras gather images of the ball and the club at up to 2300 frames per second. The images provide direct measurements on extensive data related to the ball and club, providing useful information for instruction and improvement. The measurements are also used in conjunction with true-trajectory physics to accurately replicate the shot — regardless of its speed, direction or shape.

COST: aboutGolf Simulators run from $39,000 to $90,000

OVERVIEW
Courses: 41
Technology: High Speed Cameras.
Tracking: Club and Ball
Max Players: 4
Online Play: No

COMPANY INFO
Established: 1998
Website: http://www.aboutgolf.com

MORE INFORMATION
Product Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BByfip_VqGs
Golf Course Demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkErJ-JnpIs
Installations: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUSmPzQ6nqg
Graphics: http://www.aboutgolf.com/ag-difference/graphics/

3. Full Swing Golf

Full Swing Golf manufactures and markets the leading indoor golf simulator to businesses and consumers worldwide. Versatility is a key component to the success of the company’s offering. The diverse line of simulator products can be customized to fit the needs of various clientele including golf professionals, retail businesses, residential communities, luxury resorts, teaching facilities, golf centers, and homeowners.




For more than 25 years, Full Swing Golf has dedicated itself to delivering the most innovative, high-quality, realistic and enjoyable golfing experience available on an indoor system. Thus, successfully developing an exclusive global network of passionate and loyal enthusiasts. Full Swing believes that a business is built to last by providing a unique and quality product, but over time it’s the customers who truly define the company. Counted among their diverse clientele are some of the most demanding organizations and discerning individuals.

COST: Fullswing Simulators run from $45,000 to $65,000

OVERVIEW
Courses: 80
Technology: High Speed Optical Sensors (2 rows in front of screen)
Tracking: Ball only
Max Players: 4
Online Play: Yes

COMPANY INFO
Established: 1996
Website: http://www.fullswinggolf.com

MORE INFORMATION
Product Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8eD5wSINH8
Golf Course Demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5faHySUdIk
Full Swing Online Community: http://www.fullswinggolftour.com

4. High Definition Golf

High Definition Golf™ is the only golf simulator that looks and plays like the real thing. Spectacular photo-realistic capabilities capture the true beauty of some of the world's most renowned golf courses including: Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pinehurst, Kiawah Island, Spyglass Hill, Doral, Harbour Town, Troon North, Bethpage, Banff Springs and many others.




The system’s stereoscopic computer vision utilizes IST High Speed Spectrum Sensor Technology™, which delivers the most precise measurements of any golf simulator on the market, as verified by PGA tour players, top golf instructors and equipment manufacturers. Everything including ball speed, launch angle, ball spin spin axis, club head speed, swing path, club contact (heel/toe), club face (open/closed) and efficiency are measured.

COST: High Definition Simulators run from $35,000 to $65,000

OVERVIEW
Courses: 25
Technology: High Speed Stereoscopic Cameras
Tracking: Club and Ball
Max Players: 4
Online Play: Not available

COMPANY INFO
Established: 2008
Website: http://www.hdgolf.com

MORE INFORMATION
Product Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7e9ZYqKt0c
Tour Pro Playing on HDGolf: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyEy2q3VEBE

5. TruGolf

TruGolf, originally a subsidiary of Access Software, formally spun-off from the company in 1999 when Access Software was purchased by Microsoft for their expertise in golf software development. TruGolf continued to refine the technology, designing the #1 selling golf simulation software used in most simulators around the globe.




The technology, based upon patented technology, uses sonic ball tracking sensors and three rows of optical sensors which measure your club path and clubface angle during impact, and show you that information instantaneously in a clear, easily understood swing analysis screen. The integrated swing analysis is included in practice as well as in game and highlights the distinguishing characteristics of each swing. TruTrac’s sleek interface reveals critical information about your swing including launch angle, club head speed, clubface and path, back spin, side spin, ball speed, direction and carry, all the information vital to improving your performance and enhancing your experience.

COST: TruGolf Simulators run from $7,995 to $80,000

OVERVIEW
Courses: 83
Technology: High Speed Optical Sensors & Microphones in front of the screen
Tracking: Club and Ball
Max Players: 8
Online Play: Not available

COMPANY INFO
Established: 1999
Website: http://www.trugolf.com

MORE INFORMATION
Product Video: http://www.e6golf.com/e6golf.php
Weather demo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtCmgCg5uDw
Time of day demo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4gmXxz9wLI
Physics demo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm5pyengN20

6. Foresight Sports

Based in San Diego, California, Foresight Sports is dedicated to providing the golf industry with the most advanced launch monitors, golf simulators and club head tracking solutions available on the market today. Driven by a team with over two decades of experience in bringing sports technologies to the top of the market, Foresight Sports has a long history of developing proprietary, cutting-edge club and ball flight analysis solutions for the golf industry’s leading equipment manufacturers.




With the GC2, you can practice or play golf in any environment with equally trusted results. Outdoors, the portable GC2's exclusive self-leveling technology provides verifiably accurate results on every surface and on every shot. Indoors, the GC2 produces the most accurate measurements of ball characteristics at launch - period. And at less than 10 inches long and under four pounds, the GC2 moves from outdoor to indoor as easily as it fits in your golf bag.

COST: Foresight Simulators run from $35,000 to $75,000. Price GC2 (no courses): $6,650.

OVERVIEW
Courses: 83
Technology: Stereoscopic Camera
Tracking: Ball only
Max Players: 8
Online Play: Not available

COMPANY INFO
Established: 1999
Website: http://www.foresightsports.com

MORE INFORMATION
Product Video: http://vimeo.com/59619522
Today's Golf Review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VUsxBexwTw
Cedia Demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqLgazlC_nI

7. Optishot

OptiShot out of Traverse City, Michigan is an affordable, accurate and portable home golf simulator.




OptiShot Infrared Golf Simulator combines pinpoint accurate swing analysis in a highly realistic, three-dimensional visual golf environment. All in the comfort of your own home. Optishot Infrared Golf Simulator combines Dancin' Dogg's award winning accurate swing and shot analysis with our own proprietary three dimensional visual golf software called 3DD Golf.

COST: Optishot Simulators run from $349.95 to $4,000

OVERVIEW
Courses: 26
Technology: High Speed Optical Sensors (Reflection)
Tracking: Club only
Max Players: 4
Online Play: Not available

COMPANY INFO
Established: 2005
Website: http://www.dancindogg.com/

MORE INFORMATION
Online Store: http://store.dancindogg.com/
How it works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfKJZYVvvag
Features: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTdHTPGMq84
Course Flyover: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azq43syHBcs

8. P3Pro Swing

Sports Vision Technologies, exclusive manufacturer of the P3, is a Maine-owned and operated company, headquartered in Bethel, Maine. Sports Vision Technologies was founded by entrepreneur Leslie B. Otten in 2004. Mr. Otten first began using technology to improve sports science in the ski industry.




P3ProSwing software reads your golf swing and gives you an instant report on every shot whether you are practicing or on any of our courses. Within our simulated golf environment, shots are rendered within a couple of yards of accuracy. After each shot, the P3 Golf Swing Analysis Software “PGSAS” precisely measures key metrics of your swing, such as swing path, club face angle and club sweet spot and instantly displays them on your screen in High Definition in both textual and graphical form.

COST: P3Pro Simulators run from $799 to $13,999

OVERVIEW
Courses: 92
Technology: High Speed Optical Sensors (Reflection - club taping needed)
Tracking: Club only
Max Players: 4
Online Play: Yes

COMPANY INFO
Established: 2004
Website: http://www.p3proswing.com/

MORE INFORMATION
Online Store: http://www.p3proswing.com/index.php/accessories.html
P3Pro in Action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Il_635ZAQ6I
P3Pro Online Community: http://www.p3live.com/

9. X Golf Simulators

XGOLF America Inc. was established in 2010 in conjunction with RD-Tek Co. Ltd located in Korea. We consider our product's design, durability and unique, exclusive features, to be the most innovative while providing the most value compared to the other technology providers. At XGOLF, we have made it a life mission to listen and innovate based on what customers want and not based on what we, the manufacturers, think the customers want. We invite all of our prospective customers to come to our office in Los Angeles, CA so that we can thoroughly understand your needs, expectations and plans so we can customize a golf simulator solution for you. Simultaneously, you will be able to learn more about the product and more important, the people behind the product.




XGOLF precisely measures both ball and club by capturing key data at a rate of 1,000,000 bits per second and by making 6,000 calculations per second. What does that mean to you? When you hit a drive dead center at 300 yards (or slice it into the woods), it happens on the screen! All aspects in XGOLF courses are modelled in 3D. Implication of this is the fact that you will experience the most ultimate realism with XGOLF.

COST: X Golf Simulators run from $35,000 to $65,000

OVERVIEW
Courses: 90+
Technology: Laser
Tracking: Club and Ball
Max Players: 4
Online Play: Not available

COMPANY INFO
Established: 2010
Website: http://www.xgolfsimulator.com/

MORE INFORMATION
Product Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKOkIE70dDI
Game Play Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYfsLsC3G3g
Picture Gallery: http://www.xgolfsimulator.com/pictures

10. Golfblaster 3D

The very latest in Golf Simulator technology, the GolfBlaster3D Golf System allows golfers to play on some of the most famous golf courses in the world and use their own standard golf equipment. GolfBlaster3D uses a great new graphics engine reproducing golf courses in a high resolution with an  ultimate level of reality. Three dimensional objects such as houses, bridges, clubhouses and other objects come to life on the golf course and are integrated within the 3D graphics to provide the very best level of simulation.




The GolfBlaster3D is so advanced and accurate. The system deploys a unique dual sensor tracking method that gathers information from both the golf ball and the club head. Therefore it is capable of detecting every possible kind of shot played with the ultimate of accuracy. Hooks, slices, fades, draws, lobs, pitches, putts etc are all reproduced with fantastic realism. We cannot imagine any other system having the same amount of accuracy and realism.

COST: Golfblaster 3D Simulators run from $25,000 to $55,000

OVERVIEW
Courses: 60+
Technology: Unknown
Tracking: Ball only
Max Players: 4
Online Play: Not available

COMPANY INFO
Established: 2010
Website: http://www.golfblasterus.com/

MORE INFORMATION
Product Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPgcwGCn58k
PGA Merchandise Show 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tfu6NIwI-hc


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