FairWeather Golf, a new state-of-the-art indoor golf academy featuring the UK’s first RoboGolfPro, will open its doors to the public tomorrow (July 9) following a successful VIP private view event earlier this week.
TV presenter and 6-handicap golfer Chris Hollins was among the first to test-drive the RoboGolfPro machine under the watchful eye of FairWeather Golf’s Director of Instruction Nate Weidner, as the robot was showcased to journalists, corporate golf organisers and golf industry professionals.
RoboGolfPro is the only machine in existence that physically takes the club and corrects the golf swing specifically for the ability and physique of the student, developing muscle memory which enables them to replicate that swing when they’re out on the course.
After just a brief session, Chris was able to increase his average 6-iron distance from 155 yards to 172 yards. He said of his experience with the robot: “It’s a remarkable machine and a fascinating experience; I’ve not tried anything like it in golf before.
“The idea that you can now hone a perfect, repeating swing on a robot that also generates greater consistency and distance is incredible. It’s an impressive piece of technology and I’m sure there will be a lot of golfers wanting to try RoboGolfPro and all of the performance technology here at the FairWeather Golf Academy.”
Also trying out the facilities at FairWeather Golf were Ladies European Tour professional Liz Young and Southampton FC footballer Sam Gallagher.
The 6ft 4in striker and 5-handicap golfer is already a big hitter on the golf course, but following a session on RoboGolfPro, his average 6-iron distance increased by more than 30 yards and included a huge 254-yard hit.
Director of Instruction, Nate Weidner, who has moved to the UK from California, where he trained directly with RoboGolfPro inventor, Scot Nei, said: “I’ve seen some dramatic improvements in golfers’ performance using RoboGolfPro, but I don’t think I’ve seen anyone hit it quite like Sam following his session. He’s a strong golfer, but to see such a step up in striking performance and achieve that sort of distance is phenomenal.”
The FairWeather Golf Academy, which is staffed by Nate and a team of professional coaches, also features performance technology including K-Vest, Trackman and BodiTrak. As well as a fixed RoboGolfPro, a second mobile unit will also tour the UK at golf events and corporate outings.
The Academy, which has a lounge bar, also welcomes social golfers, local company and group outings with golf simulators offering virtual rounds on 63 world-class courses, as well as nearest-the-pin and long drive competitions.
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