I recently received an Optishot 2 Golf Simulator for review. I’m particularly glad to test it because Optishot is a Michigan company, based in Traverse City.
The base unit has sixteen high-speed 48MHz infrared sensors which are connected via a usb cable to your computer. Using the sensors, the software tracks your clubs before, during and after contact and gives instant feedback on:
- Club head speed +/-2.0 MPH
- Face angle +/-1.5
- Swing path +/-1.9
- Distance traveled
- Face contact
- Swing tempo
- Shot shape
Optishot can be used in either practice or playing mode.
- Turn any OptiShot Course into your own practice range
- OptiShot PinPoint Practice tracks and records your progress
- Six different target greens improves your shot accuracy
- Precision rings & accuracy grid get you closer to the pin
- Driving-accuracy mode fosters straight fairway shots
- Set up the same shot over and over or follow the ball to the hole
- Visual feedback of each shot, includes full session data display
- Choose from an exclusive library of world-class OptiShot Courses
- Experience a fully-immersive and realistic playing experience
- All swing data tracked and stored for analysis
- Play full rounds with up to four players
- Par-3 tees included for all courses
I’ll have a full review later this fall. One problem that I’m going to have with it is finding an indoor spot to practice. It needs at least an eight-and-a-half foot ceiling, and probably more. My house, built in 1967, doesn’t have any space like that available.