Storied Seaside Links Set to Host 16th Open Championship
(TRAVERSE CITY, MI) – Dancin’ Dogg Golf – maker of the award-winning OptiShot Infrared Simulator, the ultimate in-home virtual golf system – announces the release of Firth of Forth, a replication of the historic Scottish links course hosting its 16th Open Championship.
Firth of Forth’s first Open Championship was held in 1892, only one year after the original layout was constructed by the legendary Old Tom Morris. With its clockwise-routed front nine and counterclockwise back nine that result in constantly changing winds, Firth of Forth is ranked among the world’s top-10 courses by Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine.
“Once again OptiShot has faithfully re-created one of the most heralded golf courses on the planet, allowing everyone to play it without ever leaving home,” says Russell Edens, CEO of Dancin’ Dogg. “I can’t tell you how much fun it is to re-create the winning shots on OptiShot, right after they happen. It is like being inside the ropes without the jet lag.”
Alongside other major championship tracks – such as Atlanta Highlands, Capitol Club, Golden Gate Club, Jones Lake, Monterey Classic, Old Scot, Red Wickers and Whispering Dunes – Firth of Forth ($74.95) is available for download at www.optishotgolf.com. The entry-level OptiShot system (MSRP: $399.95) comes standard with 12 true-to-life designs, as well as a par-3 option and realistic driving range.
Connecting with Windows computers via a plug-and-play interface, OptiShot requires only 8-½ feet of swing space. Up to four players per round can compete by hitting real balls, foam balls (provided) or no ball at all. Infrared sensors on a durable swing pad precisely record club head speed, face angle, swing path, distance, tempo, face contact and ball flight.
More information: www.optishotgolf.com, www.facebook.com/dancindogg, 866.941.3644.