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Virtual Caddy launches new website

12.05am 25th May 2005 - Media

Virtual Caddy Ltd. has announced the launch of their website The new venture promises to become one of the premiere resources for golfers around the world, particularly those that have an interest in courses across the UK and Ireland. Golfers of every ability will now be able to benefit from the site’s online guides to some of the most well known courses in the world – Wentworth – host to this week’s BMW Championship being one of them.
Virtual Caddy offers a multimedia, hole-by-hole breakdown to more than 100 of the best-loved golf clubs in the UK and Ireland, benefiting from strategic advice laid down by the person who knows the course best, the club professional. The site uses a mixture of integrated graphics and narrated tips, helping users to visualise their selected course, whilst being directed through each hole on a shot by shot basis.
Using an interactive menu, users will be able to see low level aerial photographs of each hole with views from tee to green. Once a hole is selected, an audio tour is brought to life with animated graphics used to highlight the line, the hazards and other key points of interest. Additional options such as ‘local knowledge‘ provide tips and information that would only be known by regular users of the course.
“Virtual Caddy is the perfect resource for golfers who want to have an added edge to their game, particularly when playing a course for the first time,” said Jim Martin, CEO of Virtual Caddy Ltd. “No professional would ever consider playing a course without walking through it first and now the amateurs can benefit from the same virtual experience. This site will do everything that the very best caddy does – except for carry your bag for you – and whether you want to search out a new course to play, improve your game, or just enjoy experiencing the aesthetic qualities of beautiful golf courses, Virtual Caddy will appeal to any golfer who has a genuine love for the game.”
The site has now gone live, just before the BMW Championship at the Wentworth Club, one of the many European Tour venues to featured on the website. Bernard Gallacher, MBE, former club professional at Wentworth and Ryder Cup Captain, will run through the course and help users gain a better understanding – the perfect preparation for a bit of armchair golf ahead of the forthcoming television coverage.

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