The Lit’l Links Golf Course in Broken Arrow, known for its extensive junior teaching programs, has just completed and opened a $100,000 indoor teaching facility that includes the new GC Quad launch monitor and simulator from Foresight Golf.
The simulator and its corresponding software provide accurate information on every ball flight measurement. Combined with SwingGuru, a sophisticated software for video analysis, golfers can benefit from in-depth statistical analysis supplemented under the guidance and interpretation of PGA teaching professional Kyle Ingram and his staff.
It’s a tinkerer’s paradise. Since Foresight doubles as a simulator, golfers can also play a leisurely round of golf on numerous golf courses. The games in the software can be played with other people with the same software around the world, so you could have a chipping contest with someone across the globe.
The facility measures 42 by 30 feet with an synthetic putting green across the floor that offers green speeds of close to 11.5 on the stimpmeter. Two overhead doors can be lifted so that students may hit out onto the range if they so choose. Covering one of those doors is a projector screen that is 14 x 16 feet and a 60-inch monitor is positioned just above the computer.
The facility has been finished for several months, which allows the par-3 course to have it’s first winter camp for kids. To use the indoor bays, lessons must be scheduled with Ingram. Call 918-481-3673 to set up an appointment or sign up a child for camp.
“This really helps our business,” Ingram said of the investment. “I’ve got six to eight lessons every day, and when we use it, they all enjoy it. All this info lets me key in on one issue at a time.”
Ingram said he’d like to expand the facility from two bays to eight one day, and he believes that can be done if the initial success of the building holds up.
“I’d like the emphasis to be on club fitting, that’s why we have an offer going on right now where you get a free 15-minute fitting when you come pick up a Player’s Card.”