The eZone entices players of all ages with more than 30,000 square feet of space for energetic group games. The majestic sport of WhirlyBall combines the tenets of bumper cars, hockey, and lacrosse in a brilliant amalgamation that was carelessly overlooked by Mother Nature. WhirlyBallers in the heat of combat must steer their WhirlyBug cars with one hand while simultaneously using a plastic scoop to fling a wiffle ball at an elevated goal. Groups of up to 10 people can zoom around the court for 30 minutes or can use two Groupons for a full hour of fast frenzy. First-time players might be surprised by the intensity and speed of the game, which thuds and whizzes its strapped-in participants on an electronic court. Each car sports a special steering mechanism that enables the driver to steer in any direction, maximizes control, and makes it easier to parallel park in absolute darkness.
Golf-O-Max's indoor golf centre tees up 10 golf simulators with dozens of virtual world-class golf courses, allowing for year-round play. Pregame, players can practice approach and chip shots and wallop with woods and irons on a simulated driving range that realistically captures speed, direction, trajectory, spin, and sportsmanlike conduct before a 10’x12’ screen. Trees and hazards come into play on the par 3 course, as wayward virtual balls follow the course's actual topography. Players can also narrow options with a choice of tee levels, wind speed, and green conditions on a choice of world-class courses, such as the PGA Tour–famed Castle Pines or Pebble Beach. Reverse and aerial views allow players realistic course sights, and the replay feature recaptures impressive shots and shots only a mother could love. During the summer period from May 1 through September 30, this deal is valid for either two rounds of play for a single player, or for one round of play for each of two players.
Within Back Nine HD Golf's 7,600-square-foot facility, golfers escape from icy conditions to enjoy a round amid the vivid fairway simulacra of one of the studio's nine HD golf simulators. Each simulator's panoply of data sensors coalesce to precisely project the trajectory of each shot, taking into account parameters such as club speed, launch angle, ball spin, ball nougaty center, and clubface angle. The simulators rely on 3-D modelling, satellite date, and crisp digital images to recreate more than a dozen world famous courses, letting golfers test their mettle among the coastal hillocks of Torrey Pines, the ominous heathers of Bethpage Black, or the heckling porpoises of Pebble Beach. Savoury chicken fingers ($5.95), beef hot dogs ($2.50), and pepperoni pizza ($3.50/slice) provide protein-packed sustenance throughout the round, and a vegetarian panini ($7.95) can be used to bribe herbivorous 9-irons into giving their best effort.
Spread across 270 historic acres, Knollwood Golf Course is a challenging 36-hole facility comprised of the Old Course set right alongside the New Course—both designed by well-regarded course superintendent Jack Harris in 1970 and 1990, respectively. Players can opt for a round on the Old Course or the New Course links and enjoy hole designs that embrace the natural Ancaster topography. Elevated tees and long, perplexing par 5 holes with ominous names such as Buried Treasure and Redemption lead to finely timed fairways that open up into stirring panoramas. The New Course entices advanced club swingers, and the Old Course's more accessible series of par 4 holes with large, accommodating greens is appealing for beginners.
Knollwood players don clean-cut golf attire and enjoy a golfer's paradise that has been open to the public since 1970 and keeps players happy with sprightly paced 10-minute tee times, on-site restaurants and beverage carts, and a "no-argue" rain cheque policy. The facility's proud groundskeepers maintain large, naturalized areas on the course intended to encourage the wildlife to thrive and occasionally join in on a game.
Brunswick Zone has been a trusted name in recreational pin pulverizing for more than a century, providing good times to patrons across the country. Friends and families season afternoons with a pleasant peppering of strikes, spares, and easygoing gutter balls under classic bowling conditions, or take the next bold step in ball-hurling evolution and engage in a round of cosmic bowling, where dancing lights, thumping tunes, and black-lit gear light up the full sensorium. At XL locations, game rooms beckon with nimble joystick workouts on classic and modern arcade games.
The Bogey Golf Tour grants golfers a chance to take to the links and compete against fellow amateurs in tournaments scheduled at some of the finest courses in the London, Windsor, Detroit, and Kitchener/Waterloo areas. At each event, scratch golfers compete in the Birdie division, 0–15 handicaps square off in the Par division, and 16+ handicappers trade pinpoint approaches and sequined divot tools in the Bogey division. The top five finishers in each division receive prize money—which can be paid out in gift certificates or cash—and the Tour also holds prize competitions for longest drive, closest to the pin, and 3-iron jousting. The Tour publishes the results from each tournament in local newspapers, and players can chart the peaks and valleys of their careers on the Tour Members list, which compiles all of their tournament results. Along with providing an outlet for amateur golfers to exercise their long-suppressed competitive side, the Tour and its sponsors have raised $74,000 for various area charities since 2003.
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