Zen Swing Stage Brings Movement To Driving Ranges World Wide
The era of the super-immersive golf simulator has moved closer, with the launch of the adjustable Zen Swing Stage hitting surface for golf. Bringing accurate real-world slopes to golf both indoors and at the driving range, the new Zen Swing Stage moving floor is now available for shipping worldwide to enhance golf practice, lessons and existing golf technology.
Extensively tested by PGA Tour and Ryder Cup players, the Zen Swing Stage puts a realistic golf course at your feet enabling golfers and coaches to create thousands of gradients safely on a stable 6ft x 8ft hitting surface which also takes a long tee peg. By moving the Zen Swing Stage underfoot and changing the shot conditions you can gain new data from your launch monitor, and increase enjoyment in your golf simulator, in a way never before seen in the sport.
Silent in use and remotely controlled by a multi-purpose touchscreen app, the Bluetooth-enabled Swing Stage’s robustness enables Stand-on-Stage control, which means that golfers can feel the gradients change under their feet as they prepare to hit their next shot. With all four corners adjustable in 0.1 per cent increments, Swing Stage takes just seconds to create virtually limitless shot-making variations by replicating the six most common lies on a golf course: Flat, Ball Above Feet, Ball Below Feet, Uphill Lie, Downhill Lie and Combined Gradient where a mixture of slopes are in play.
Creating gradients on the Zen Swing Stage – which can either be recessed into the floor or installed on the floor – transports you from the practice bay to the golf course by reproducing any fairway slope with breathtaking realism.
Darren May, golf coach at Grove XXIII in Florida, said: “You can absolutely change someone's Swing Path, Angle Of Attack, Swing Direction and Swing Plane just by moving the ground with Zen Swing Stage. And the great thing about it is that you can be very specific regarding the degree to which you are moving that slope, and the player can feel that while it’s changing.”
The Swing Stage’s adjustable slopes are also set to help owners of instrumented driving ranges to develop exciting new games and skills challenges. “Imagine being at a driving range where you can recreate the slopes found on a golf course instantly, with a single touch of the screen,” said Zen founder Nick Middleton. “Or you could be the coach who gives the most immersive golf lessons yet, with instruction that is easier than ever before to transfer to the golf course, all while remaining indoors.
“The new Swing Stage makes accelerated skill acquisition possible. Its ability to move, and to create new learning experiences, is a magnet for everyone who ever has – or ever will – hit a ball, at all skill levels. We are very excited about the possibilities which this brings to range golf, screen golf, and golf instruction.
“We all want to grow the game; it is vital that newcomers to golf acquire proficiency and master the key fundamentals as fast as possible, so that they can enjoy the sport for life. The Zen Swing Stage makes that ‘first touch’ experience more memorable than it has ever been before.”
For home users, the Zen Swing Stage active floor makes golf simulators more realistic. “Swing Stage instantly improves the golf sim experience,” said Zen managing director, Andy Hiseman. “Zen moving floor technology is a fundamental evolution for the sport which creates a new level of reality, and a true-feeling round of golf which will bring new people into all levels of the sport worldwide.”
Photo: The Zen Swing Stage Hitting Surface For Golf.
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