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OptiShot offers affordable, personal golf simulation

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 07: John Merrick plays from a bunker during practice for the THE PLAYERS Championship on THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 7, 2008 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)  - 

Golf is constantly evolving. Whether it is the latest and greatest equipment or a neat gadget to help fix your slice, there is constantly something new on the market to help you enjoy the game more. And what’s more enjoyable than being able to play top courses from around the world at anytime you want, from the privacy of your own home.

Thanks to the OptiShot infrared golf simulator, hitting the links couldn’t be easier. Simply download the Optishot software, plug in the optical swing pad to your computer and grab your clubs – your tee time is waiting.

Up to four golfers can play a round at once, using real balls, included foam balls or no balls at all, depending on your set-up. And since OptiShot only requires 8 ½ feet of swing space, really no room is too small.


If you just want to get in some practice, OptiShot works as a virtual coach with infrared sensors on the swing pad recording clubhead speed, face angle, swing path, distance, tempo, face contact and ball flight for every swing, whether you’re on the virtual range or a championship course.

Speaking of championship courses, perhaps the biggest draw of OptiShot is the ability to play them, and on a moments notice. With the click of a button you and your golf buddies can be standing in the thick rough of Bethpage Black or on the hallowed ground of St. Andrews. OptiShot comes loaded with plenty of the courses that most have only seen the pros play on TV, and several more premium courses that can be purchased additionally. Muirfield, where Phil Mickelson just won his first claret jug, was added recently and and Oak Hill, which is hosting this week's PGA Championship, is coming soon.

While it’s not a golf replacement (we wouldn’t recommend that for anybody), sometimes it’s tough to get away for an entire afternoon, sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate, sometimes you just want to get in a few practice swings … whatever the reason, OptiShot is the perfect solution for quick, easy, fun golf. 

The OptiShot infrared golf simulator retails for $399 and comes with free shipping if you order from the website. For more information or to make a purchase visit OptiShot online.