BY DANIEL NHAKANISO
DO you want to practise or play golf in a quiet environment while even taking a drink or having a bite to eat?
Then, the Virtual Golf Lounge at Queen of Clubs in Harare’s low-density suburb of Highlands could just be the place for you.
Ordinary amateur golfers in Zimbabwe who are used to practising at their club’s driving range or at the putting greens may prefer what they are used to, but that could only be because a big number of them are yet to see a golf simulator.
And why indoor golf? Indoor golf caters for players of all skill levels, from the recreational “weekend warrior’’ to the scratch golfer.
Virtual Golf at Queen of Clubs, which is the brainchild of well-respected Zimbabwean professional golfer Ryan Cairns provides a high class, private and conducive environment for any golfer to practise his or her game year-round.
“Virtual Golf at Queen of Clubs is as comfortable and enjoyable as golf will ever get in Zimbabwe. The game is set in an air-conditioned state-of-the-art entertainment studio with a high-speed internet provider, a high-quality sound system, coupled with a 5-star food & beverage service. Your round of Golf will surely be unforgettable,” Queen of Clubs’ media manager Chikomborero Chigorimbo said in an interview with StandardSport this week.
“Virtual Golf at Queen of Clubs enables a player to actually swing a golf club and hit a golf ball, just like they would do on the golf course. All thanks to the premium golf impact screen, that captures the ball mid-flight, absorbs its momentum and dissipates its energy evenly, allowing the golf ball to just drop down, allowing for another hit. A player can Drive, hit iron shots and chip on this system in real-time.
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The golf simulator allows guests to practice or play over some of the world’s famous golf courses.
“You can play full 18-hole rounds at a choice of over 150 000 Lidar mapped courses from around the world including the top five of some of the most famous such as Augusta National, Pebble Beach, St Andrews, TPC Sawgrass, Whistling Straits and many more. The focus on Virtual Golf at Queen of Clubs is to create feel-good golf because normally the sport can be played in rough environments and weather, which can be a blazing summer afternoon or a freezing winter morning. Although it is part of the sport, along with the walking, Queen of Clubs is merely a taste of what ideal conditions would be like. This experience is available right here in the motherland, book your session and find out more about us at www.bookqueenofclubs.com or +263 783 488 245,” Chigorimbo said.