Once Homeowner Fantasy, Now a Reality: Virtual Golf Simulators

There are two types of home golf simulators on the market today.

  • The first type eventually collects dust, due to player losing interest… for whatever reason(s).
  • The second type of are those that golfers, of all skill levels, dream of having at home: a commercial grade virtual golf simulator.

For this article, the second type will be discussed.

Commercial grade virtual golf simulators are not cheap, but they cost much less today than ever before. For example) Currently, this upgradeable software, technology, and hardware range in price from $3k to $45k: just nine years ago, this technology would cost $15k to $100k, respectively.

For the past 10 to 15 years, commercial grade virtual simulators have been fantasy for most golfing homeowners. Today, these simulators are becoming more affordable and setting new standards for home entertainment and training. These type of virtual simulators allow the player the option of playing courses from around the world. Some of the virtual simulators allow more than golf.

This technology and software offer integrated interactive biking software for example. This allows the golf simulator to be transformed into an interactive virtual bike trainer.

Therefore, there is more to commercial grade golf simulators than meet the eye. They have lasting impressions elsewhere. These golf simulators:

  • Promote activity
  • Process stimulated conversation
  • Releaves stress
  • Options as home movie theatre.
  • Entertains as hub for family, friends, neighbors, and guests

As boomers age, the interactive gaming industry is as well. Today, staying active as possible is very important for all ages: not to mention helping with preventative care and mental well being. Physical education is leaving our schools as well: that’s another subject.

Many people want to exercise, but exercise is boring for millions at all ages: there is growing demand for active home entertainment for this very reason. Stress is the silent killer in the country, and physical activity is essential to relieving it in a healthy manner. From my experience, a personal gym membership or treadmill at home doesn’t promote the activity as once thought. Its boring!

Swinging a golf club is better than doing nothing at all, and staying in motion is vital for personal health: both mentally and physically. The golf swing promotes flexibility throughout the entire body. The more flexible a person is, the more he/she is likely to stay in motion with other life activities. And the stimulation doesn’t stop at the physical level.

Virtual grade simulators are “stimulating” machines. They stimulate senses of entertainment and conversation for those who use them.

In a down economy, more memories are being created in homes. Anything that promotes activity, engages conversation, and stimulates health at home could be an investment to consider.