Saturday , 24 July 2021

Golf simulator coming to C2 soon

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Golfers in the lakeland will soon have a way to maintain their skills over the winter.

The Centennial Centre is installing an 18-hole golf simulator, set to be up and running by early February, said C2 general manager, Todd Muir.

“We had some local golfers come to us with the idea and they felt there was a need in the community. One of them had an upcoming young granddaughter and they really wanted something to do in the offseason and keep their skills up in the winter,” said Muir.

“It feels like you’re golfing on a real course. It has a green astroturf surface, with a tee box and tee and you’re playing right into a big screen. I think they even have screens on the side so you feel like you’re on the fairway…it’s audio-visual, but it feels pretty real,” he said.

The Zone Golf In simulator is planned to go on the second floor across the wellness centre in one of the fitness classrooms.

“We’re gonna have a room set up so if there’s a party of four, they can be there altogether and there’ll be a place when other guys up golfing, a place to sit so they can watch their friend golf,” said Muir.

The C2 has not established what the costs will be to use, but typical rates are $40 an hour.

The same company is coming out with baseball, soccer, and hockey software in the fall, which Muir says the C2 could look at down the road.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.