Mar 16th, 2016
SkyTrak adds 90,000 golf courses
New deal with The Golf Club Game
Words: John Dean
SkyTrak have announced that it is now possible to play full-size simulated golf on over 90,000 different golf courses thanks to a new deal with The Golf Club Game.
A partnership between SkyTrak LLC and ProTee United means that golfers can now play the 92,000-plus virtual golf courses on The Golf Club Game with their own clubs in the stunning, high-definition SkyTrak environment – at home, at the golf club, at the driving range, or at a friend’s house.
Golfers could play three new golf courses every day on SkyTrak for the next 80 years and never repeat themselves, and thousands of new golf courses are added to The Golf Club Game every year.
“SkyTrak now offers a truly mind-boggling choice of golf courses” said Jacqui Surman, SkyCaddie Senior Vice-President, International Sales & Marketing. “You could say that the sky is no longer the limit. With SkyTrak and The Golf Club Game, you now have enough golf for several lifetimes.”
SkyTrak LLC is a joint venture of SkyGolf – makers of SkyCaddie and SportTrak. The SkyTrak Launch Monitor is the complete Practice, Play and Entertainment System for golf at home. SkyTrak accurately captures thousands of data points from a golfer hitting balls with their own clubs into a net to simulate practice and play as if you were on the course or practice tee.
The Golf Club Game provides stunning visual presentation and outstanding gameplay, but what really takes it into the next generation is the procedural generation of courses and depth of social interaction.
The Course Creator can generate a brand new course in seconds, which can be shared and played immediately online with friends and other gamers across the world.
“The Golf Club Game gives SkyTrak users a great option to interact with other golfers by challenging their friends on a new or existing course in real time to beat their best round and enjoy tournaments, stroke play, match play and four ball,” said Jacqui Surman.
“You can work your way through the huge database of user-created courses, each rated by other golfers so it’s easy to find the best courses to play. Or you can create your own courses and publish them for the rest of the world to enjoy.”
The Golf Club Game generates high-resolution, high-performance graphics which enable the user to navigate the golf course in real-time, in screen resolutions up to 4K Ultra HD.
Realistic ball flight, bounce and roll including hooks, slices, pushes, pulls, fades and draws or any combination thereof plus wind factors (strength and direction) are also taken into account in The Golf Club Game.
When chipping and putting, the ball will follow the contour of the surface and its path and speed will be influenced accordingly. Also, the flight trajectories of missed shots are shown including topped or fat shots, skied and shanked shots, etc.
The Wi-Fi enabled SkyTrak captures the actual ball speed, launch angle, back spin, side spin and side angle to project the ball flight over a vivid 3D practice range and virtual golf courses.
SkyTrak also offers various challenges for engaging practice such as Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive and Targets, along with Shot History Tables, Performance by Club, and helpful data screens.
SkyTrak users also have the option to upload their practice and play data to the SkyGolf 360 cloud service for storage, analysis and sharing with friends via the new SkyGolf 360 App, where they can enjoy the benefits of being part of the fast-growing online community of golfers via integration with social networks.
Golfers with SkyTrak’s yearly Game Improvement Package (£79 per year) can play all of its 92,000-plus golf courses by purchasing an annual Golf Club Game subscription for £399.95. Alternatively, a one-time fee of £849.95 offers lifetime use.