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Essendon tees up UK first with Toptracer Range Mobile

12.24pm 7th December 2020 - Innovation Centre

Essendon Country Club in Hertfordshire is set to become the first golf club in the UK to offer Toptracer Range Mobile technology.

Toptracer Range Mobile is Topgolf Entertainment Group’s latest technological innovation. The new platform utilises a unique ball-tracing system to provide golfers with a high-tech, user-friendly experience. 

Engineered specifically for uncovered driving ranges with grass or synthetic mats, Toptracer Range Mobile is an entirely data-driven range system that uses sensors mounted around a facility. The mobile solution then optimises practice sessions by sending shot traces and detailed analytics directly to guests’ mobile devices, including data on ball speed, launch angle, carry, shot shape and more after each shot. Data can then be reviewed and saved for future reference while providing a detailed insight into how to make improvements. 

Guests can compete against one-another in friendly competitions with a range of skill-based games or record their swing – complete with shot trace and statistics on screen – to post on social media or show to a coach for pointers.

Located in a 400-acre estate, Essendon Country Club offers two championship 18-hole courses, a nine-hole academy course, extensive short game area and a state-of-the-art swing studio.

Upon installation, Toptracer Range Mobile will elevate the club’s driving range to be a premier practice facility in the region, enhanced by the same technology as used extensively by the PGA and European Tours. Moreover, the range will be revamped to include direct parking access for up to 20 cars, with further plans in place to create a more social experience for all users.

Speaking about the first mobile installation in the UK, Toptracer President Ben Sharpe, said: “We are extremely excited about the first UK mobile installation. This really opens the door for facilities with outdoor practice grounds to join the revolution and bring modern range technology to their guests. Essendon Country Club is a fantastic location to house our first mobile driving range in the UK and we can’t wait to see the club’s members enhance their development and enjoyment using our tracing technology.”

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