TRAVERSE CITY — This week’s British Open at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club has a lot of great storylines.
But even if you can’t cross the pond to watch Tiger Woods return to major championship golf, or favorite Sergio Garcia’s quest to lift the claret jug that Open winners receive, or Phil Michelson’s defense of his British Open title, you can play the Hoylake course thanks to Traverse City-based OptiShot Golf LLC.
“OptiShot Golf is … a great way to play alongside the drama sure to be had at this year’s Open,” said Russell Edens, CEO and co-founder of OptiShot. “You can play Hoylake with your own clubs, set the exact conditions and experience all the holes right along with Tiger Woods.”
The Open Championship is the oldest of the four major championships in professional golf. The current champion is Phil Mickelson, who won in 2013 at Muirfield in Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland. The 2014 British Open Championship will be the 143rd Open Championship and held through Sunday, July 20 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Merseyside, England. It will be the twelfth Open Championship played at Royal Liverpool.
Designed by two tech guys who love golf, OptiShot Golf Simulator is engineered to calibrate with the player’s own clubs. Practice and play is on completely immersive, high definition, “To The Tee” replications of major championship courses.
OptiShot’s Golf Simulator costs $399.95 and includes an artificial turf tee box, adjustable rubber tees, foam practice balls, OptiShot Simulator software, a 10-foot USB cable to attach the tee to your computer, and a product guide. The company also offers free ongoing software updates and a user guide.
Golf Simulator users play with their own clubs and see their shots on their computers (or on a bigger screen, if they hook their computers up to one). For a full golf swing, a 9-foot ceiling height is suggested for wherever Golf Simulator is used.
OptiShot Golf also offers a free golf game download, OptiShot Gimme, for mobile devices, which was released in early March.
More at www.optishotgolf.com.