Arcade Golf for the True Golfing Enthusiast

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Golf Launchpad
Golf Launchpad is likely the most realistic arcade like golf game yet. So realistic in fact that you can play it with your own clubs.

Attached to the rugged, low-profile unit is a tethered, regulation golf ball attached to a silky-smooth double ball-bearing mount for a completely authentic golf experience. Should you want to hit normal balls into a net or into a field (safely!) simply remove the tether from the ball (no tools required).

The tethered balls are made from Dupont Surlyn, the same compound used in the best golf balls, so they sound and feel like the balls you hit off the fairway. Golf Launchpad’s tethered ball has been designed to reproduce the impact-physics of a free ball to perfection. This means that you feel and hear the thwack of your irons and the ping of your woods just as you would on the fairway. This is called TruFeel and it is the subject of several patent applications.

This has been engineered and robot tested for accuracy. After all, Electric-Spin’s other business is building driving robots for the golf industry!

Use all the clubs in your bag, or if you’re restricted by ceiling height, substitute a shorter club for a longer one (most people can swing a 6-iron safely with 8 foot/2.3m ceilings), and enjoy the full-game from — driving to putting.

The one drawback is the cost, it comes in at £229 (~$660) and the clubs are not included, though golfing has never been the cheapest of sports.

3 reviews or comments

Edwin Says: August 19, 2007 at 6:59 pm

Only problem I forsee would be the lack of exercise and fresh air associated with this, but then again the green fees you save across the long run could be spent on other gizmos :)

Lo Says: August 20, 2007 at 1:53 pm

Actually you can get the Golf Launchpad for 250 dollars.
https://www.electricspinstore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=SIM

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