Friday, 25 March 2011

Cottrell Park Modernises Driving Range

Cottrell Park Golf Club, between Cardiff and Swansea offers two courses and some of the finest golf facilities available. In November 2010, the club embarked on a new project to convert some of the driving range bays into golf simulator bays with the intention to provide a state of the art indoor facility for practice, entertainment, corporate hires and to enhance membership.

Proshot Solutions, based in Surrey, worked closely with the club to design a solution and the installation was underway by January. The Sports Coach Platinum golf simulator was chosen for its state of the art 3D high speed camera system. An above camera tracks ball speed, direction and spin, and a side camera tracks vertical launch angle and ball speed. The result is a fantastically accurate indoor golf experience with players immersed into a 3 dimensional environment.

The facility was finished to a high standard and rivals some of the best indoor facilities in the UK. Players familiar with the driving range can now play the virtual driving range indoors and view analysis and statistics post shot such as club swing, ball speed, launch, club head speed, path, distance, carry and much more that was previously impossible to measure on the driving range.