The man behind the stunning new £2m driving range and coaching facility at Silvermere Golf Complex, in Cobham, has invested heavily in Foresight Sports technology, installing the industry-leading launch monitor technology in all of his dedicated fitting and coaching bays, along with further systems for use within the range itself.
The four state-of-the-art bays at the Surrey venue each contains a Foresight Sports Game Changer 2 (GC2) with Head Measurement Technology (HMT), providing the ultimate accuracy of ball and club data, essential for the highest standards of club-fitting and coaching.
What’s more, each of the bays has been engineered by the Foresight Sports team to function also as a full-immersion indoor golf simulator, meaning customers can play, compete, or practise on a host of top courses from across the globe in their own private rooms, whatever the weather, all year round.
The outstanding 52-bay, two-tier range, was opened recently by HRH Prince Andrew, and featured demo days and appearances from Thomas Bjorn, Francesco Molinari and Victor Dubuisson.
The Foresight Sports GC2/HMT systems were in use throughout the launch days, and continually since, and Terry Sims, a director of the venue – which features the busiest retail outlet on any golf complex in Europe – eulogised about the technology at the heart of his highly rated new facility.
He said: “Since the range has opened the Foresight units are in action almost constantly and I don’t think they have missed a single shot. The technology performs perfectly at all times and the GC2/HMT combination is an incredible tool for both coaching and fitting. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
“The new driving range was a substantial investment for us and we wanted to invest in the very best in terms of technology. In a state-of-the-art complex you simply have to have the latest and greatest fitting and analysis systems. And that’s why we went for Foresight Sports’ GC2 and HMT, as they directly measure ball and club-head data, something that our professionals and customers understand and appreciate quickly and easily.
“We’re hugely confident that Silvermere is now one of the best and most innovative game-improvement and fitting centres in the country. We have the ability to provide the ultimate custom-fit because we record every piece of data available – leaving no stone unturned.”
So confident is Silvermere that it can improve a golfer’s game with a correct fitting, using the Foresight technology, that it is offering a money-back guarantee on the fitting cost of £40 if it fails to add 20 yards to a golfer’s existing driver length. What’s more, there is a 50 per cent refund on the fitting fee if there is a subsequent order.
Ed Doling, Foresight Sports Europe’s sales director, added: “We have worked closely with Terry and his team at Silvermere as they produced, in just 17 weeks, one of the best range facilities in the UK. We share his confidence that, in using Foresight Sports technology, he will be able to offer an unrivalled service to his customers and establish Silvermere as the ‘go-to’ golf complex in Surrey.”
Foresight Sports’ Game Changer 2 – which directly measures ball-flight data at launch using ultra-high-speed cameras – and HMT is the most in-demand technology in golf, having revolutionised club fitting and analysis since its launch in 2010. It was swiftly approved and recommended by many of the world’s leading club manufacturers including Titleist, Cleveland/Srixon, Cobra/Puma, PING and TaylorMade. It’s also used by many of the world’s top professional golfers – including the world’s numbers one and two, Adam Scott and Rory McIlroy respectively, Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter, Phil Mickelson, Ryo Ishikawa, and the latest LET sensation Charley Hull – and dozens of other leading brands within the golf industry.
The GC2 is also familiar to TV viewers who tune in regularly to watch Sky Sports PGA Tour coverage, as it provides the data that drives the Shot Centre.
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