GOLFZON, a leading provider of golf simulators, had a successful stint last week on site and in the town of Troon during the 145th Open, presenting its state-of-the-art golf simulators to approximately 8,500 people who participated on the simulators.
GOLFZON had two simulators on site at Royal Troon Golf Club, located in the HSBC Golf Zone as a part of the Spectator Village adjacent to the 16th and 17th holes of the course used for the third major championship of the professional golf season. A Nearest to the Pin challenge was held on a simulator showing the par-4 first hole at The Old Course at St. Andrews, with participants using the short game practice function to chip from 50 yards onto the green. There were nine holes in one between Sunday, 10th July and Sunday, 17th July, the final round of the Open. A Longest Drive on the Road Hole, No. 17, at The Old Course, St. Andrews, was held on another simulator, with 300-plus yard drives winning daily. Both simulators used the GDR system, a golf training simulator integrating a sensor and high resolution dual camera, and approximately 6,400 people tried the contests there.
Approximately 175,000 spectators attended the tournament and found easy access to the Spectator Village that had food and beverage options, a children’s play area and giant television screens beside the HSBC Golf Zone.
Additionally, GOLFZON had one simulator located in the GolfPunk Caddyshack, based at Troon Town Hall about one mile from Royal Troon, with approximately 2,000 people trying the simulator there. Former European Ryder Cup Captain Sam Torrance opened the facility early in the week and Open Championship participants Thomas Pieters (finished tied for 30th at the Open) and Nicolas Colsaerts (finished tied for 46th) of Belgium tried out the GOLFZON simulator. Aspiring Ladies European Tour player Rachael McQueen, who grew up in Troon, competed against visitors who came into the Town Hall site.
“We have been delighted to introduce the leading technology of GOLFZON to The Open Championship over the last few years, the game’s oldest championship,” said Tommy Lim, Senior Vice President of GOLFZON. “GOLFZON seeks to actively participate in various golf tournaments and events around the world in order to enhance the global brand awareness and market share.”
GOLFZON will be a participant in other events, to be announced, during the summer and the remainder of 2016 in the United States. GOLFZON entered the U.S. market earlier this year during the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, FL.
It has just been announced that The 2016 Asia Pacific Golf Summit will have a special GOLFZON display at the five-star Hyatt Regency Resort in Hua Hin on 29 and 30 October
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