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Chelsfield Lakes invests £500,000 on driving range upgrade

10.02am 15th September 2021 - Course Development

Chelsfield Lakes Golf Centre has put itself at the forefront of golf technology with the installation of a TrackMan range system that is set transform the driving range experience for players of all skill levels. 

Professionals, experienced amateurs and beginners can all take advantage of the same state-of-the-art technology used by some of the world’s top players at the popular Kent venue, with users being given access to a wide array of tools and games that are built for both performance and entertainment.

For the more experienced player, the TrackMan system offers a host of different modes which accurately track and record ball speed, carry, launch angle, precise distances, and shot-shaping via a 27-inch touchscreen – vital knowledge for taking your golf game to the next level.
With the range reopening in December, the investment also includes top-of-the-range Srixon balls as standard, refurbished Astroturf, added bay dividers and a host of new targets to aim at out on the range.

Should golfers need to work on their swing with a coach or be fitted for some new equipment, there are two additional rooms equipped with a separate Trackman 4 video system, designed to analyse a player’s swing to the finest detail. For those less experienced, the interactive screens provide several fun games and even allow users to load up some of the world’s most top courses and play them as though they were there. Even without a golf club in hand, the range offers plenty to keep visitors entertained, with TV screens, charging stations and the opportunity to order food from the comfort of the benches in the bays.

Nick Hughes, general manager at Chelsfield Lakes, said: “We are incredibly excited to open the range up to the public so that people can see all the work we have put in. Not only have we made massive changes to the bays, but the new Trackman system has the opportunity to totally revolutionise driving range experiences.

“We really believe it is going to be a massive hit with both experienced and new golfers, and with all the different options and games that the system provides, we can say with confidence that there is going to be something for everyone to enjoy on the range.”


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