With iridescent miniature golf courses in malls throughout North America, Glowgolf adds elements of phosphorescent fun to shopping sessions. Courses contain sights such as light-defying blush corals, incandescent animals, and lush foliage reminiscent of the glowing trees on Neptune. Each pass is good for three 18-hole games, giving golfers ample opportunity to get familiar with each hole's obstacles. Equipment is available on the spot, so players won't have to carry around personal clubs or seek out a bioluminescent caddie.
Aetrex prizes comfort and foot health without sacrificing fashion. Their collection of pumps, sandals, boots and casual footwear with footbeds that combine Lynco arch support, memory foam, and antimicrobial technology. For precise fit and comfort, Aetrex stores house iStep measuring systems that focus 3,744 barometric sensors and 1,300 LEDs and receptors to measure each customer’s arch type and foot pressure and size. Using the information gleaned from these scans, specific Lynco orthotics are recommended to increase the comfort of any pair of shoes with their fortifying insoles, producing the sensation of walking on clouds without getting weird looks from birds.
When a golfer makes a reservation at Tee Time, he’s not securing a slot on an actual course and he’s definitely not going to need a cart or a caddy. That’s because reservations made at Tee Time are for the facility’s private suites, where state-of-the-art, high-definition golf simulators display 20 of the world’s most renowned courses. From Bethpage Black in New York to Pebble Beach in California, courses look and feel just as they do in real life—every viewpoint is accounted for, and flying golf carts are still considered a major distraction. Four different playing formats, including stroke play and match play, help players personalize the experience. And to take games to the next level, Tee Time offers lessons led by PGA- and USGTF-certified instructors.
Hyatt Hills Golf Complex aims to make the game of golf less complicated. The facility exceeds the call of a typical golf venue, incorporating an 18-hole mini golf course, a driving range, and even a restaurant in addition to its nine-hole course. Measuring 3,350 yards from the back tees, the par 36 layout forces players to contend with several shots over water, healthy doses of greenside bunkering, and a pair of long doglegs in holes 2 and 5—both par 5s. Players can also work with Hyatt Hills' roster of PGA professionals for help getting over a scoring hump—a solution that's easier on the conscience than just conveniently forgetting every third stroke.
The PGA instructors at SwingPlane Productions have a noble mission: make the game of golf more enjoyable for everyone. The team uses video swing analysis to help achieve this by providing instant, on-screen feedback of swing mechanics. High speed cameras break down players' swings frame-by-frame, revealing subtle flaws such as an awkward hitch in the backswing or the use of performance-enhancing hockey sticks. Lessons can be taken in person to combine the forces of video analysis and real-time professional advice or conducted over the internet, during which the instructor will analyze videotape of the student’s swing and prescribe specific drills to help improve results.
Exorbitant greens fees, travel expenses, and membership costs make playing such world-renowned courses as Pebble Beach Golf Links, TPC at Sawgrass, and the Old Course at St. Andrews nearly impossible for most golfers. While The Players Club can’t finance lavish golf trips or sneak players into exclusive clubhouses in camouflaged Members Only jackets, it can provide the next-best thing.
Inside the club’s 8,000-square-foot facility, six golf simulators immerse players in highly realistic, 3-D renditions of nearly 50 famous courses, including the aforementioned courses as well as The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, The Preserve at Bay Harbor, and Donald Ross Memorial. As golfers swing through their virtual rounds, each simulator takes precise ball-flight measurements—such as distance and spin rate—and provides feedback in real time to abet improvement.
A member of the exclusive Ron Jaworski Golf Signature portfolio, Valleybrook Country Club lives up to the legendary status of its namesake with Best of South Jersey awards in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2011, as determined by readers of the Courier-Post. The club's 18-hole course earns its accolades with tough but rewarding challenges, presenting a hybrid of flat and hilly terrain that keeps players mindful of elevation as they line up approaches or somersault down hillsides in pursuit of runaway balls. Complicating matters are tight fairways and water hazards that come into play at nine points throughout the round. While golfers deliberate over club choice, they can assuage their nerves with visions of steamed mussels, burgers, and pizzas awaiting them at Riley's Pub for post-round devouring.
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