Choose from Three Options
- $25 for two hours of virtual golf for up to two ($50 value)
- $35 for three hours of virtual golf for up to four ($75 value)
- $35 for one-hour golf fitness screening ($75 value)
Golf Simulators: Rolling Closer to the Real Thing
During lessons, you’ll work with both an instructor and a golf simulator. Take a look at the history and popularity of the latter technology with Groupon’s introduction.
In 2009, Japanese pro golfer Ryuji Imada prepared for the upcoming US Open—held at the prestigious Bethpage Black on Long Island—by playing a few rounds on the notoriously difficult course. Torrential rain pelted Bethpage that year, but Imada never even needed to bring an umbrella to practice. That’s because his training ground was a computer-generated replica of the real thing—a golf simulator, in which players use their own clubs to crush real golf balls off an indoor mat and into a screen, which translates their shots into an interactive afternoon on the links.
Imada ultimately missed the cut for the Open, but his use of virtual golf as a professional practice tool underscores its rise in popularity. In densely populated South Korea, digital fairways have all but supplanted their real counterpart, attracting an estimated 200,000 players daily as of 2008—six times the number at real courses. Whether they provide re-creations of world-famous courses or simply serve as digital driving ranges, different golf simulators boast a variety of specs and features. Various models may use infrared sensors, high-speed cameras, or other motion-tracking devices to accurately project the path of each shot and help golfers tackle the physical challenges of a real-life round.
A Chat with Zone Fitness
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Very Simple...Zone Fitness gives you all the variety of classes you'd find in a big box gym, with a level of service that is second to none.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
The instructors at Zone Fitness are the best around. The classes are always changing, so they're never stale. They are tough enough to keep the most conditioned athlete challenged, yet are always able to be modified so that those who are new to exercise, feel comfortable.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Easy...the look on a member's face when they are able to do something that they previously were unable to do is the best inspiration in the world!
What do you love most about your job?
No two days are ever the same.