I’ve been working part-time at a local golf course for just about a year now. I actually started at Fescue’s Edge Golf Club in December, which seems like a rather odd time to begin working at a golf course, but the reason I started in the Winter is because Fescue’s has two indoor golf simulators which allows them to remain open throughout the entire year.
I am by no means an avid golfer. I’ve played outdoor golf once, and it was hardly a round at that. I have, however, used the simulators on a few different occasions, and since I help to run them and have a decent understanding of how they operate, I thought I would explain how nifty these things are for anyone hoping to keep their golf game up during the Winter months.
The particular simulators we have at Fescue’s Edge have their sensors in the floor, whereas most models have sensors in the ceiling. Our simulators have a huge selection of actual courses to pick from all over the world, which is pretty cool, as well as a driving range and a few games as well.
It certainly takes a bit of time to adjust to playing golf on a simulator as it is obviously rather different than playing the game outdoors, but with some practice, they’re not too difficult to gain an understanding of. If I can figure them out without ever playing an actual outdoor game, I think it’s safe to say anyone can.
Some people aren’t huge fans of indoor simulators while others are, and I believe it ultimately boils down to a matter of subjective preference. If you haven’t tried them out, I encourage you to do so. If you hate it, fine, but there is a strong chance you won’t and could keep your golf skills fresh right up until the 2021 season.