SkyTrak now offers simulated golf on more than 90,000 different courses
Users of SkyTrak can now play full-size simulated golf on more than 90,000 different courses, thanks to a new deal that has been agreed with The Golf Club Game.
Today’s announcement of a partnership between SkyTrak LLC and ProTee United means that golfers everywhere can now play the 92,000-plus virtual golf courses on The Golf Club Game with their own clubs in the stunning, high-definition SkyTrak environment – at home, at the golf club, at the driving range, or at a friend’s house.
Put it another way: play three new golf courses every day on your SkyTrak for the next 80 years, and you’ll never repeat yourself. In fact, you’ll still be 5,000 courses short.
And thousands of new golf courses are added to The Golf Club Game every year.
“SkyTrak now offers a truly mind-boggling choice of golf courses” said Jacqui Surman, SkyCaddie Senior Vice-President, International Sales & Marketing. “You could say that the sky is no longer the limit. With SkyTrak and The Golf Club Game, you now have enough golf for several lifetimes.”
SkyTrak LLC is a joint venture of SkyGolf – makers of SkyCaddie, the world’s most-trusted golf rangefinder- and SportTrak. The SkyTrak Launch Monitor is the complete Practice, Play and Entertainment System for golf at home.
SkyTrak accurately captures thousands of data points from a golfer hitting balls with their own clubs into a net to simulate practice and play as if you were on the course or practice tee.
And now, with The Golf Club Game, golfers can use their SkyTrak to play golf on over 92,000 stunning, PC-compatible, high-definition courses uniquely created for The Golf Club Game.
The Golf Club Game provides stunning visual presentation and outstanding gameplay, but what really takes it into the next generation is the procedural generation of courses and depth of social interaction. The Course Creator can generate a brand new course in seconds which can be shared and played immediately online with friends and other gamers across the world. There are also full editing capabilities for courses, tournaments and tours.
“The Golf Club Game gives SkyTrak users a great option to interact with other golfers by challenging their friends on a new or existing course in real time to beat their best round and enjoy tournaments, stroke play, match play and four ball,” said Jacqui Surman. “You can work your way through the huge database of user-created courses, each rated by other golfers so it’s easy to find the best courses to play. Or you can create your own courses and publish them for the rest of the world to enjoy. You’ll never get bored playing the same courses over and over.”
The Golf Club Game generates high-resolution, high-performance graphics which enable the user to navigate the golf course in real-time, in screen resolutions up to 4K Ultra HD.
This is in strong contrast to other systems which only show a static view. The Golf Club Game graphics system is actually like a continuous movie. For instance, if at any time during the game you want to see what lies behind a hill, simply direct the virtual camera to go and have a look. Course fly-overs and multiple simultaneous views are all standard features. The user can even set the virtual view camera to be in the ball itself so that he/she can fly with the ball on its trajectory in real time.
Realistic ball flight, bounce and roll including hooks, slices, pushes, pulls, fades and draws or any combination thereof plus wind factors (strength and direction) are also taken into account in The Golf Club Game. When chipping and putting, the ball will follow the contour of the surface and its path and speed will be influenced accordingly. Also, the flight trajectories of missed shots are shown including topped or fat shots, skied and shanked shots, etc.
While entertaining, SkyTrak is a serious tool which accurately reflects the golfer’s actual skill level and shot results to provide year-round practice, play and game improvement without ever needing to leave home.
The Wi-Fi enabled SkyTrak captures the actual ball speed, launch angle, back spin, side spin and side angle to project the ball flight over a vivid 3D practice range and virtual golf courses.
SkyTrak also offers various challenges for engaging practice such as Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive and Targets, along with Shot History Tables, Performance by Club, and helpful data screens.
It’s easy to use, compact, totally portable with no wires required, and highly accurate, so improvements the golfer sees in their swing at home are improvements they can take to the golf course.
SkyTrak users also have the option to upload their practice and play data to the SkyGolf 360 cloud service for storage, analysis and sharing with friends via the new SkyGolf 360 App, where they can enjoy the benefits of being part of the fast-growing online community of passionate golfers via integration with popular social networks.
The ability to share with friends makes the interactive SkyTrak / SkyGolf 360 platform the centrepiece of a consumer’s in-home golf practice and entertainment experience.
Since its UK launch in November 2015 SkyTrak’s comparatively low price point – just £1,695 – plus its powerful professional launch monitor and golf simulator capabilities have sealed its status as one of 2016’s most talked-about new golf technology products. Named Best Consumer Tech 2015 by US golf website MyGolfSpy.com, SkyTraks are rapidly appearing in golf clubs, driving ranges, living rooms and garages across the UK.
The Golf Club Game is PC-compatible. Golfers with SkyTrak’s yearly Game Improvement Package (£79 per year) can play all of its 92,000-plus golf courses by purchasing an annual Golf Club Game subscription for £399.95. Alternatively, a one-time fee of £849.95 offers lifetime use.
Apple iOS users cannot currently access The Golf Club Game with their SkyTrak, but instead can access many wonderful golf courses from WGT Golf by linking their SkyTrak wirelessly to their compatible iOS product.
For more information on the SkyTrak Launch Monitor System and The Golf Club Game option, please visit www.skytrakgolf.com.
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