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Ultra Slim Golf Ball Auto Tee System

Range Automation Systems Golf Ball AutomationUltra Slim Golf Ball Auto Tee

We are proud to announce the shortest golf ball auto tee in the world, the UltraSlim. At only 5-1/2 inches tall (140mm) this machine can be easily installed almost anywhere.


Past auto tee-up machines where 60mm taller and required more building materials to properly install. The UltraSlim will save you money by reducing the infrastructure required to install an automated tee-up system.

Now shorter is better!

Golf Ball Pre-Soak Tank


Pre-Soak Tank

The Pre-Soak tank is designed for any driving range, anywhere. Whether you have a mud-season, low spots or poor drainage, the tank loosens any mud, dirt or grass caked-on the golf balls.Range-Automation-Systems-Pre-Soak-tank


At 36″ in height it is easily loaded and the 70 gallon tank holds up to 4,000 balls. Once soaked, golf balls are elevated by an adjustable-speed belt that can be dialed to match any ball washer on the market. The belt is perforated so dirty water stays in the tank and only well-prepared golf balls are loaded into the ball washer for rinsing.


The Pre-Soak tank sits on heavy-duty lockable castor wheels so it is easily rolled into place and can be moved for cleaning and maintenance. No tools are required to lift out all inside components so deep cleaning is easy to fit into your maintenance schedule.

Golf Warehouse Wellington TrackTee Installation

GW Lower Hutt TrackTee

The Golf Warehouse Driving Range located in Wellington New Zealand has installed 20 TrackTee Bay Dividers. After the huge success and customer feedback at their Ellerslie location in Auckland the decision to install TrackTee was an easy one to make.

Golf Warehouse Lower Hutt New Zealand Automated Golf Driving RangeBefore TrackTee

TrackTee Wellington New Zealand

With TrackTee

Along with the 20 bay EagleStar automated tee-up system the driving range is one of the most advanced and profitable in the southern hemisphere.

Bumble Bee Hollow TrackTee

TrackTee at the Bumble Bee Hollow Driving Range

We are proud to announce the newest member to our driving range family, The Bumble Bee Hollow Golf Center. With the addition of 10 TrackTee’s now their customers will know the ball distance and speed of every shot!

 Bumble Bee Hollow Golf CenterBumble Bee Hollow Golf Center

Bumble Bee Hollow’s Driving Range has consistently been named as among the 100 Best Ranges in the United States by the Golf Range Association of America.

The Driving Range at Bumble Bee Hollow Golf Center is the largest practice facility of its kind in Central Pennsylvania. With 32 ground-level hitting stalls, as well as 25 more on the upper deck, the facility is able to remain open year ‘round and in all types of weather.

Why Is the Game of Golf Struggling?

Golf Trending Down

Let’s Be Honest: Why Is the Game of Golf Struggling? We Stink!

by Gary Van Sickle
Posted: Wed Feb. 17, 2016

This is where I’d like Jack Nicholson to hit you with his classic rebuke from A Few Good Men: “You can’t handle the truth!”

I have yet to hear anyone in golf address the real issue affecting the game’s shrinking future. Golf’s unacknowledged truth is this: Most golfers are lousy at golf.

The game is in a slump because it’s too difficult, takes too long and costs too much. Why does it take too long? The biggest cause of slow play in recreational golf is bad play.

Nobody ever says that. It’s the elephant stampede in the room. The USGA doesn’t bring up bad play as an issue because there is no solution for it. It’s a deal-breaker, a dead end.

Let’s say it again: Bad play causes slow play.

Yes, there are myriad other slow-play reasons, but this is overwhelmingly No. 1. Barely half of all recreational golfers break 100. No matter how fast a high handicapper moves, it takes longer to play 108 strokes than it does to play 77. Isn’t that right, Capt. Obvious?

“According to my calculations, that is correct,” said he Captain, who works for me on a retainer basis.

Only one of 20 golfers breaks 80. The average handicap for male golfers is 16, representing someone who plays bogey golf (88-90) on his best day but normally scores in the upper 90s. (Reminder: A handicap is a golfer’s potential, not his or her average.) The average woman’s handicap is 29, which translates to scores of 105-115. Realistically, how fast can anyone get around a course taking 110 shots?

This is why the USGA’s recent While We’re Young marketing campaign, while good fun, completely missed the point. It scolded golfers to play faster but didn’t tell them how they were supposed to do that. Pick Up After Six or Quit Keeping Score might have accomplished something. Instead, pointing out that slow play was a problem may have scared off potential players.

The miracle of golf is that people get hooked on the game despite being crummy at it. Or as three-time Masters champ Jimmy Demaret was credited with saying, “Golf and sex are the only things you can enjoy without being good at them.”

Not many other recreations done badly are enjoyable. There’s bowling, a considerably easier game that has beer frames (yes!), handicaps and a limit of two shots per frame (making slow play a non-issue). There’s tennis but it’s not much fun unless you play someone nearly equal in skill level. And there’s slow-pitch softball, which has short bases and commonly includes beer consumption.

But if you’re bad at basketball or baseball or any other sport, you probably quit playing it. Only in golf and bowling is lousy the national norm.

Golf became popular in the 20th century because it was a social game. In the 21st century, however, we have become an increasingly antisocial society due to computers, the Internet and all forms of technology that permit us to have less true interaction.

One of my esteemed SI colleagues recently asked me, “Did your parents play bridge?” They did. They were avid players with some neighbors and, when I was young, with friends at a country club they belonged to.

“Do you play bridge?” my colleague asked. No, I never picked it up. “Do you have any friends who play bridge?” No, I don’t.

“Well,” he said ominously, “maybe golf is our generation’s bridge.”

It’s a scary thought. Baby Boomers provided the biggest wave of avid golfers the game has seen, and they’re now crossing the retirement-age finish line. Which means they will have a nice 10- to 15-year run playing golf in retirement, which should keep participation numbers afloat. After they die off, however, the bottom drops out unless drastic changes come along to attract new players.

The only hot spot in the game is TopGolf, a multitiered range where players eat and drink while hitting balls at targets to score points on a computer kiosk. But TopGolf is for people who aren’t really hooked on golf.

You hit a shot and score points for proximity to the target, then it’s someone else’s turn. You don’t have to chase errant shots, look for balls, waste time four-putting or taking five futile swings to escape a bunker. There are no consequences for bad shots, just another ball on a tee and a chance to score more points. It’s a social game, alcohol is served and you don’t have to be any good. In real golf, if you’re not any good you’re probably holding up the players in the group behind you. They’re not happy, and they’ll make you uncomfortable.

I don’t think TopGolf brings new golfers to the game; it just brings new customers to TopGolf. It’s a different product, better packaged for millennials as a Golf for Beginners night out, and it has a lot of appeal. TopGolf is also delving into virtual golf, which could be the game’s future. (Virtual leagues and tournaments are huge in South Korea, for instance.)

Real golf faces challenges. Maybe we can solve them if we start asking the right question: How can we make golf more appealing for those who aren’t good at it — basically all of us?

The answer would provide a game-changing view of course design (easier layouts with fewer forced carries, bunkers and hazards) and conditions (wider fairways, shorter rough, slower greens).

Let’s start with this: We stink at golf. Can you handle the truth?

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