The owners of Hilden Park Golf & Leisure Club in Kent made the most of the lockdown closures to undertake significant improvements to its facilities, including the installation of Toptracer in its driving range.
Owned and run by Pauline and Danny French since 2010, Hilden Park’s clubhouse has benefitted from an £80,000 internal refurbishment, including the renovation of the changing rooms and the creation of a large dance studio space with sprung flooring, air conditioning, floor-to-ceiling mirrors and ballet barres.
The 27-bay driving range has also now received a major refurbishment, with new targets, mats and range balls, LED lighting and the installation of Toptracer technology, which enables range users to compete against each other, play virtual courses, and receive instant shot feedback on interactive game screens.
Danny French said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer Toptracer Range to our clients. Using the most up-to-date technology, the ball is tracked by cameras, giving ball speed, distance, spin rates, height and side spin and converting this information onto screens in each bay. It also offers the chance to virtually play some of the best courses in the world and has fun games for families and friends to enjoy playing competing against each other. We’ll be displaying leaderboards, enabling people to take part in some friendly rivalry, plus we’ll be taking part in the Toptracer global events as they happen.”
Pauline French added: “We’ll also be running some great monthly competitions, including ‘Beat our pros’ and ‘closest to the pin’, which is going to be great fun with brilliant prizes. There’ll alsobe special food and drink packages, and we’ll be sharing how people are getting on across our social media.”