Full Swing Golf Simulators Installed At Schenley Park Golf Course For Use In The First Tee of Pittsburgh
Sports Editors & Golf Writers
SAN DIEGO–(BW SportsWire)–Sept. 26, 2001
Three Simulators Aid Kids in Developing Golf Skills at Historic Golf
Full Swing Golf Inc., the worldwide leader in the production and distribution of indoor golf simulators, today announced Schenley Park Golf Course in Pittsburgh, has installed three golf simulators in addition to one currently in operation for the course’s The First Tee(R) program.
The First Tee grew out of The World Golf Foundation’s desire to provide places where all interested children could afford to learn the game of golf. Funds donated by various corporations, foundations and the city of Pittsburgh made the installations possible and are enabling children to experience the sport every season of the year.
“Research indicates that only two percent of children between the ages of 12 and 17 attempt golf — only 5 percent being minorities,” said Bruce Stephen, director of golf and general manager of Schenley Park Golf Course.
“We believe the Full Swing Golf Simulators will allow more kids to get involved with golf and create an additional revenue stream by having the systems available for use by other patrons of the course.”
The Schenley Park Golf Course, part of Pittsburgh’s flagship 456-acre park, is a charity driven course and is operated through the community involvement of Carnegie-Mellon University. Full Swing Golf Simulators provide many opportunities for Schenley Park Golf Course including year-round instruction, play and additional income.
Children in The First Tee are able to use the simulators free-of-charge during scheduled times while the public is charged fees for use, providing revenue for other charitable efforts within the community. The course installed a Full Swing Golf Simulator in 1998 and realized the teaching potential due to the simulator’s realism and accuracy.
“The Full Swing Golf Simulator is truly an effective means of bringing golf instruction, playing and entertainment together in one place, plus it’s an ideal way for players of all levels to learn and improve their golf skills,” stated Scott Werbelow, vice president of sales, Full Swing Golf.
“The First Tee is a valuable program giving kids a beneficial golf experience they wouldn’t normally have, and we’re excited that our simulators can play a role in bridging that gap.”
About Schenley Park Golf Course
The Schenley Park Golf Course is a 4,600-yard natural course on rolling terrain for golfers of all ages and abilities. The inexpensive course is open year round with amenities including lessons, a snack bar, practice greens and an indoor “country club” using Full Swing Golf Simulators. For additional information, call 412/622-6959.
The Ultimate Indoor Golf Simulator
The Full Swing Golf Simulator comes standard with Microsoft’s(R) award-winning Links 2001 golf simulation software package for crisp and realistic graphics and countless play options.
Golfers play their choice of 38 championship courses including Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, and The Belfry, in a 18-foot x 13-foot x 10-foot unit that features a wall-sized hitting/viewing screen and a large hitting mat which simulates tee box, fairway, light and heavy rough, sand traps and putting green.
An infrared ball tracking device tracks ball flight, providing valuable feedback for improved play. This makes the Full Swing Golf Simulator an ideal instruction tool, in addition to its entertainment value.
About Full Swing Golf
Founded in 1987, San Diego-based Full Swing Golf is the worldwide leader in the production and distribution of indoor golf simulators. Full Swing Golf founder and president Floyd Arnold created the most technologically advanced golf simulator in existence by incorporating a patented, infrared ball-tracking device with Microsoft’s award-winning Links LS golf course software, providing instant, accurate and realistic ball-flight information.
The Full Swing Golf Simulator is ideal for a variety of industries and applications including individuals, entertainment centers, hotels and resorts, fitness clubs and corporations. For more information, contact Full Swing Golf at 11413 West Bernardo Court, San Diego, Calif., 92129. Telephone: 858/675-1100; Fax: 858/675-1191.
Note to Editors: A high-resolution image of a Full Swing Golf Simulator is available by contacting Gina Ray at 949/224-4023 or Stacey Stucky at 949/224-4057.
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