SkyTrak teams up with WGT Golf to offer stunning virtual play
Story published at 11:12, Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
Page last updated at 9:24 am, Thursday, November 12th, 2015
SkyTrak LLC, a joint venture of SkyGolf and SportTrak, is excited to announce that WGT Golf has completed the integration of its popular mobile golf game with the revolutionary SkyTrak® Personal Launch Monitor to offer golfers everywhere the freedom to play WGT Golf with their own clubs in a stunning, high-definition virtual environment.
The WGT Golf app allows its over 14 million golfers worldwide playing WGT Golf to play the game with their own clubs and balls for the first time on iconic courses such as Kiawah Ocean Course, Bandon Dunes, Wolf Creek and many others.
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The SkyTrak Launch Monitor is a complete Practice, Play and Entertainment System for golf at home. It accurately captures thousands of data points from a golfer hitting balls with their own clubs into a net to simulate practice and play as if you were on the course or practice tee.
Now with WGT Golf, golfers can experience and test their skills on some of the world’s most famous 18-hole courses with their own clubs at their own pace. The choices on offer are explained in full online at http://www.skytrakgolf.com/en-GB/simulation/wgt
WGT Golf integration with SkyTrak includes two game modes for time and practice flexibility.
The Closest-to-the-Hole game challenges golfers with nine different approach shots that are scored in proximity to the pin on WGT’s famous courses.
Or, golfers can opt for Full Stroke Play on golf courses around the world, with the ability to select different tee boxes, course conditions, green speeds and wind conditions.
Players will also have the ability to enter tournaments, challenge other golfers, improve their games and work their way up the leaderboard.
WGT Golf is the leading online and mobile golf game played by over 14 million golfers worldwide, and is known for its tournaments featuring famous and realistic golf courses. Golf is played virtually on actual golf courses around the world using patented 3D photo-realistic images and terrain-mapping technology.
“The new SkyTrak integration with WGT Golf provides golfers the next-best experience to actually being on some of the world’s best courses,” said Andy Allen, SportTrak Managing Director of Golf. “The Closet-to-the-Hole game is a fast-paced experience that challenges a player across their entire bag. It’s a fun and addictive gaming experience.”
“Nearly ninety percent of the WGT audience consists of real-world golfers,” said YuChiang Cheng, WGT Media Founder and CEO. “The SkyTrak integration with WGT Golf is a natural fit, allowing our players the ability to experience playing the WGT Golf game with their own real-world clubs and balls, and adding another level of reality to their WGT Golf experience.”
“SkyTrak delivers commercial-quality ball flight simulations which reflect a golfer’s actual performance for game improvement and entertainment at a price far below comparable alternatives, and provides an accurate and realistic in-home golf experience that both entertains and makes you a better golfer,” said Jacqui Surman, Senior Vice-President International Sales and Marketing at SkyGolf. “The addition of WGT Golf to SkyTrak allows us to add more ways for golfers to practice, play and be entertained on some of the world’s most famous golf courses.”
While entertaining, SkyTrak is a serious tool which accurately reflects the golfer’s actual skill level and shot results to provide year-round practice, play and game improvement without the need to leave home.
Combined with an App and a compatible phone or tablet, the Wi-Fi enabled SkyTrak captures the actual ball speed, launch angle, back spin, side spin and side angle to project the ball flight over a vivid 3D practice range and virtual golf course.
SkyTrak also offers various challenges for engaging practice such as Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive and Targets, along with Shot History Tables, Performance by Club, and helpful data screens. It is easy-to-use, compact, totally portable with no wires required, and highly accurate, so improvements the golfer sees in their swing at home are improvements they can take straight onto the golf course.
SkyTrak users also have the option to upload their practice and play data to the SkyGolf 360 cloud service for storage, analysis and sharing with friends via the new SkyGolf 360 App, to enjoy the benefits of being part of the fast-growing online community of passionate golfers via integration with popular social networks.
The ability to share with friends will make the interactive SkyTrak platform the centrepiece of a consumer’s in-home golf practice and entertainment experience.
SkyTrak is recommended for use with the following compatible iOS products: iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 2 (with Retina), iPad Mini 3. Versions of the SkyTrak App for other platforms will be released in due course.
SkyTrak (RRP £1,695) ships with a Basic Practice Range Package, giving vital ball performance data, a choice of camera views and shot replay on a 3D virtual driving range.
A host of extra Range / Launch Monitor features including Longest Drive, Nearest The Pin, Club Compare, Session History and more, plus the ability to store your SkyTrak sessions in the SkyGolf 360 cloud, come with the SkyTrak Game Improvement Package (£79 annual fee), available at www.skytrakgolf.com/en-GB/. This package also contains SkyTrak’s entry-level WGT Golf simulator offering, which is a 9-shot Nearest The Pin challenge on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island.
There is a third package – Play & Improve – available at £159.95 per year, which enables you to play a 9-shot Nearest The Pin Challenge on each of WGT Golf’s 18 simulated golf courses, plus full-length 18 hole Strokeplay on ten WGT courses including Pinehurst No.2, Bethpage Black, Bandon Dunes, Chambers Bay, the Old Course at St Andrews and five more globally-famous golf courses.
SkyTrak Launch Monitor System www.skytrakgolf.com
WGT Golf www.wgtmedia.com