How we got here
When we started Urban Golf twenty years ago, we tested all the simulator technology on the market. Nothing available at that time delivered the kind of realistic ball tracking that we wanted – radar systems worked well outdoors but not inside, and camera-based systems were still in their infancy.
In our naivety, we tried to develop our own simulator. But fortunately, we were introduced to an alarmingly smart man named Tim McGann. Tim, who is literally a rocket scientist, had developed a launch monitor for Max Out Golf, using high-speed images of the ball at impact to measure the three critical factors in predicting ball flight: speed, launch angle and spin.
We robot-tested the Max Out system at Loughborough University and verified its total accuracy – we still use this unit to calibrate all of our sims today. And while this was significant progress, we knew he still had a way to go.
In another stroke of luck, we met a gentleman by the name of Bill Bales at the PGA Show in Orlando. He showed us the prototype for 3-trak, the technology used in aboutGOLF’s simulators – and we knew we’d found what we were looking for. We’ve worked with the team at aboutGolf ever since.
Don't believe the hype
We hit a lot of golf shots using our simulators.
We play every day, and we play with golfers of every ability –from tour pros to complete beginners. So we’re 100% confident that our ball tracking is the best in the market. And with the best ball tracking, we can create the best gameplay – allowing golfers to hit real golf shots, providing real numbers and playing real golf. For years, indoor golf was seen as a poor substitute for the real thing.
At Urban Golf, we know that indoor golf is there to be played. It’s a game that we play, and it’s a game that we’re passionate about sharing with you.