Tag: Golfing Trends

TrackTee Launch Monitor / Bay Divider

Take your range to the next level!

TrackTee Launch Monitor / Bay DividerTrackTee is a revolutionary bay divider created to increase customer satisfaction and driving range revenue. The integrated ball flight monitor provides instant analysis that golfers will use to improve their game. Golfers of all skill levels will appreciate the TrackTee as they review the distance and ball speed of each shot. This creates a very unique and effective practice experience that is good tor the golfer and good for the range.

The TrackTee bay divider is an easy to use, highly accurate and reliable ball flight monitor. The advanced Doppler radar calculates the distance and speed after each shot and the result is displayed on the easy to read screen.

TrackTee Golf Bay Divider

It can display the total or carry distance in either yards or meters, and also displays the ball speed in either MPH or KPH. This accurate data provides golfers of all skill levels the tools necessary to help improve their practice experience and increase driving range revenue.

  • Easy To Use

    • TrackTee is easy to use, simply keep the golf in the shot mat hitting area and swing. The unit will track the ball and display the total distance and ball speed on the screen.
  • Accurate Shot Data

    • Using Reliable Doppler radar for ball flight data collection. Accurate on all shots & clubs between 20-420 yards.
  • Safe Design

    • Designed to eliminate the risk of a ball coming back at the user as well as protect other golfers at the range. Solid and impact proof to withstand the constant abuse of the range.TrackTee Hong Kong
  • Durable & Reliable

    • TrackTee is constructed of high impact UV stable plastics and power coated frame. Impact proof screen area protects the display from breakage.
  • Weather Proof

    • TrackTee was designed for installation in covered and non-covered ranges. The unit is waterproof as well as UV stable.

      Pacific Golf Center California TrackTee

      Pacific Golf Center California

  • Increased Revenue

    • TrackTee Auckland New Zealand

      Takapuna Driving Range, Auckland New Zealand

      Evolve your range with the installation of TrackTee bay dividers. Golfers will appreciate the added amenity and choose a TrackTee equipped range.

  • Advertising Revenue

    • Advertising panels on both sides offer a new revenue source. National Sponsors will advertise on the printable ad panels.

      Ellerslie New Zealand Automated Driving Range TrackTee

      Ellerslie New Zealand Automated Driving Range

  • Easy Installation

    • Installation of TrackTee bay dividers is simple and requires very little preparation.  30 bay range can be installed in about a day.

      Oasis Golf Center TrackTee

      Oasis Golf Center Plymouth Michigan

Easy to install and with minimal investment, TrackTee is revolutionizing the range experience.

Buffalo Grove Park District

We are proud to announce the newest member to our driving range family, Buffalo Grove Park District Golf Dome in Chicago Illinois. With the addition of 36 TrackTee Bay Dividers golfers will now know the ball distance and speed of every shot! The Golf Dome is recognized as one of the top indoor golf learning centers in the country.



Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn the great game of golf, or just working on keeping your skills sharp during the cold months, the Buffalo Grove Golf and Sports Center is the place to do it.  Recognized as one of the top indoor golf learning centers in the nation, we offer a temperature controlled, realistic practice environment, suitable for working on full shots and the short game.  Come on by to hit on our 75 yard indoor driving range with TrackTee Bay Dividers, putting green and chipping green with 2 sand bunkers; or, improve your golf game with professional instruction from our staff golf professionals and group classes.




The Golf Simulator Experts EZ-Shot


I recently purchased the EZ-Shot Golf Auto Tee System.  I sell and install commercial golf simulators and wanted to test out the technology for my clients.

This thing is awesome! No more bending over to tee up my golf balls. It really makes practicing the driver more attractive. I will now start offering this product to my future and existing golf simulator clients.

Ron Smithburger – Owner/CEO – The Golf Simulator Experts


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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Puma Juniors Monoline 210 Performance Cap
While it can’t be promised that rocking the Puma Junior’s Monoline 210 Performance Cap will impart a stellar golf game like that of Rickie Fowler, you sure will look good trying. This cap features a moisture-wicking interior performance headband designed to keep you dry and comfortable should your game heat up.

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•Flex Fit design
•Flat brim cap
•Twill Puma Monoline applique
•18 Hole logo woven label at right side