Golf Gadgets: Practicing in a Simulator Room Can Go a Long Way

Posted at 3:06 PM, Apr 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-29 03:30:45-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL. (WTXL) - Whether you're a beginner or an expert, Golfing is all about skill, precision, practice and a little luck. 

Everyone swings their club differently. Different shafts, different heads, they all make a difference. This simulator helps dial in exactly what you need.

When it comes to practicing, we often think in terms of time. How many hours are necessary to achieve optimal progress? While this is a valid concern, however a more important question is, how we can we make each hour count? Visiting a simulator and hitting room can make the time spent practicing make a difference. Chris Harwood with Edwin Watts tells us exactly how it works.

Chris Harwood with Edwin Watts Golf says, "The Edwin Watts hitting room has a state of the art simulator and we have all the latest and greatest products from all the manufacturers to really help dial you in on the correct loft, shaft flex, pin pointing shaft to really optimize your game.

The next important advantage is the player's ability to see each facet of their swing. Many golf simulators measure: angle of attack, angle of the club face, club head speed, spin, club path, and much more. These measurements help identify exactly what a player needs to know to improve their swing.

According to Harwood, "Once they have developed a good swing, the simulator really helps dial you in, which can help with their distance. If they are struggling and losing distance a lot of the time it's due to too much back spin with the golf ball off the driver. So we can change shaft combinations, heads combination and get the numbers to where they need to be to optimize your numbers."

These measurements help identify exactly what a player needs to know to improve their swing. The simulator helps you dial in what you need to wok on to help you "Go for the Green".