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DO JOHNSTOWN

February 18, 2016 11:47 am

"Golf lovers who pine for the sunny days of spring and summer now have a new resource in Johnstown – Westmont Indoor Golf, where six state-of-the-art, life-size simulators allow golfers to play more than 50 famous courses from around the world.

The golfer looks into the course projected on a large screen, and uses a real golf ball and club to take a swing. Two cameras document the golfer’s every motion, and while the real ball lands against the screen, a projected version flies over the course and lands onscreen. Information on the screen will tell you details like club-head speed, ball speed and loft, and direction of the ball.

“It’s fantastic for golfers of any skill level – whether you’re looking to improve your game or just have some fun,” manager Todd Wagner says. “And obviously, the conditions are always perfect, because we’re indoors.”

Details of the 6,000-square-foot facility that help set the scene include green turf in front of each simulator, real golf carts for player seating and club storage, and wooden Adirondack chairs.

Four 60-inch TVs mounted high on the wall show sporting events. A full bar is available, and recently the facility began offering pizza, hot dogs, Italian sausages, pulled pork and other fairway food..." Read entire article HERE

 

The Tribune

Westmont Indoor golf complex has state-of-the-art simulators

Nov 2, 2015 - by Ron Musselman, rmusselman@tribdem.com

Once the weather finally gets cold enough to force golfers inside, the new Westmont Indoor Golf could be a good option for working on your game. The 6,000-square foot building, located at 1765 Goucher Street, next to Ace Hardware in the West Hills Square in Lower Yoder Township, has six state-of-the-art golf simulators.

“We thought it was a good thing to help golfers in the area work on their games in stay in shape in the winter,” general manager Todd Wagner said on Monday. “It’s good for golfers of all ages, whether you’re a novice learning to play the game or an experienced player who want to work on your game.” Wagner said each simulator has two cameras that capture hundreds of photos of a golfer’s every move.

“It’s a very good technical system, a very elaborate system,” said special instructor Joe Shorto, the retired Sunnehanna Country Club pro who was inducted into the Tri-State Section PGA Hall of Fame on Monday. “It shows you club-head speed, ball speed, loft of the ball going off the club face, and whether the ball is going left or right. “You can work with different clubs and play different courses and you can use it for fitting clubs.” ... Read Entire Article HERE