Like suntans and the ability to throw knives at apples on top of totem poles, golf skills disappear if you don't keep working at them. Keep the magic alive with today's Groupon: for $10, you get one hour in the Game Improvement Room at The Golf Den in Sherwood Park (a $25 value).
The Golf Den's indoor virtual golf and practice center offers four private rooms featuring PGA Tour Golf Simulators. Buyers of today's Groupon can bring their clubs and best game face and take swing after measured swing in The Golf Den's Game Improvement Room. Utilizing both FlightScope 3-D Doppler Tracking Golf Radar and V1 Golf video analysis software, the room's technology gives insight on a player's swing as well as club fitting and club recommendations. V1 Golf captures swings on video, and like a melding mother-in-law, points out areas in need of improvement. FlightScope, on the other hand, crunches the numbers with measurements of ball speed, both vertical and horizontal launch angles, sidespin and backspin, club head speed, club horizontal and vertical attack angles, and club face angle. The two technologies combine to give golfers access to a level of personal analysis hard to find outside of Arnold Palmer's bestselling collection of self-help tapes. The Golf Den is open seven days a week during the winter, allowing golfing gurus to keep their game sharp throughout the off-season.
Sherwood Park News favorably reviewed The Golf Den.
- With the use of 3Trak, aboutGolf's revolutionary, proprietary ball-tracking technology, The Golf Den's virtual indoor golf experience is something entirely new and truly unique. – Sherwood Park News
The Golf Den
The windswept, coastal hillocks of the Old Course at St. Andrews and the seaside cliffs of Pebble Beach both come to life in the aboutGolf Simulators of The Golf Den. Showcasing massive, high-definition screens, the four simulators let golfers—armed with their own clubs or sawed-off curtain rods—play rounds at digital replicas of 40 of the world’s top courses. Players can also work on their swings in the practice modules, which feature systems of high-speed cameras that project the flight of each shot.
Before warping into digital Scotland for a round of 18, golfers can perfect their form with a lesson from one of The Golf Den’s CPGA-certified instructors. During lessons, the staff use V1 Video swing-analysis software to provide visual feedback for each shot, and FlightScope technology to track the ball’s trajectory. Guests in need of replacements for aging clubs or sand wedges that have taken jobs as firewood axes can browse The Golf Den’s inventory of Callaway clubs.