Portable golf range units converted from new shipping containers have been launched to provide dedicated space for coaching, fitting and practicing golf at locations lacking teaching facilities, plus corporate events.
BOXGOLF is the brainchild of PGA Professional Jon Wells, owner of Surbiton Golf Studio in Surrey, with a team of PGA Professionals James Sullivan and John Sullivan, who has a background of working in finance in the city. Armed with a wealth of experience, the BOXGOLF team believes there is a gap in the market for the niche range solution to help fellow professionals and those staging largescale events.
Each container-style range offers a variety of built-in features, from astro-turf decking to ceiling spotlights and power points for launch monitors and other technology. Space on the walls can be used to display golf equipment, teaching aids, memorabilia and wall-mounted TVs.
Collapsible overhead and side awnings offer protection from the elements and fold away after use, keeping expensive golf technology and equipment secure.
“BOXGOLF is a self-contained facility and I’m confident that the concept can revolutionise teaching provision and events,” said Wells, who opened Surbiton Golf Studio in 2010. “For golf clubs who may lack necessary planning permission to build and pros looking to enhance their teaching facilities, BOXGOLF offers the perfect solution, as well as opportunities to gain additional revenue.
“The various bespoke options, for one, two or four bays, enable customers to personalise the unit to their exact specifications, including adding golf club or business logos for a really professional look,” he added.
The containers vary in size from the entry level unit at 10 foot to a deluxe 40-foot container. The larger container features an astro-turf putting green on the roof terrace.
Unit prices start from £35,000. For more information, contact Jon Wells on 07483 168955 and at www.surbitongolfstudio.co.uk.
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