WINONA LAKE — Stonehenge Golf Club held a ribbon-cutting for its new Trackman Simulator, Wednesday, Nov. 6.
The Trackman Simulator is the latest addition to the Stonehenge Golf Club and its Golf Academy. The technology provides golfers of all skill levels with a state of the art virtual training environment. The simulator is located in the Pro Shop at Stonehenge.
Representatives from the Kosciusko County Chamber of Commerce and local financial institutions such as First Source Bank attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Stonehenge has plans for multiple golf tournaments this winter to be held on the Trackman Simulator. The first will be the Turkey Two-Man on Saturday, Nov. 23.
The simulator is the first of its kind in Kosciusko County. Only two similar setups exist nearby, one in Fort Wayne and the other in South Bend.
Using Doppler radar technology, the Trackman Simulator measures each shot by 26 different data parameters including club path, face angle, angle of attack and carry distance. The software allows golfers to customize and pinpoint data to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their playing style. Golfers have the choice of playing on 50 hyper-realistic recreations of courses including Muirfield Village, St. Andrews and Innisbrook.
The simulator is “so good for teaching,” said Craig Isabel, Head Golf Pro and Trainer at Stonehenge. “It eliminates the guesswork.”
According to Isabel, 90% of golf pros use Trackman Simulators or a competitor for practice. Stonehenge’s Trackman allows local golfers a similar level of training like the pros on the PGA tour.
Stonehenge has guest rates and member rates available for the simulator. The Trackman will also be available to the local college and high school golf teams for winter training.