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mrredscafe
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PostSubject: All weather golfing in the west: Simi Golf Simulation    Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:41 pm

Hi folks, 
Just wanna share my experience with this new facility that opened on 8th August. 

Simi Golf Simulation is an air-conditioned 2 bay simulation center run by Ben and Kenny. They boasted 20 different courses, along with a driving range (usually for warm up). Each golfer can select teeing off at different tee (Blue, White and Red). Suitable for ladies and mens playing a round together. I played a round with my friends and here's my comments:

Pros:
Very real simulation, providing distance of your shots
Offers different "training" routine compared to the usual couple hundred balls off the range mat.
Good for new golfers who have yet to venture to actual green. They can pick up understanding of other aspects of golf like course management.
Can practice short game (chipping)
Managed by very friendly people. They offered 1-2 warm up holes before we started our "game"
Nice cosy setup
On a bad day of golf, probably less frustrations since one will not suffer the elements of weather.

Cons:
Take a while to get use to the putting. Its a very different feel compared to the actual green. But since I was there to practice my swing, I requested to auto putt out after 2 attempts

Conclusion:
This is something that golfers in the west are missing for a long long time. Do drop by and have a look and share your experiences and comments!

Cheers!

Address: Bukit Batok Driving Range
Opening Hours: Every day 10am till 10pm
Pricing: Pls see photo below!
Booking:  +6565632827






 







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bryanachong
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PostSubject: Re: All weather golfing in the west: Simi Golf Simulation    Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:53 pm

Thanks for the information , any booking available? Very keen to try it out!
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PostSubject: Re: All weather golfing in the west: Simi Golf Simulation    Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:59 pm

All may not agree, but with the price i would rather go to NSRCC par 3 to practice.
Just my take. no offence
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PostSubject: Re: All weather golfing in the west: Simi Golf Simulation    Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:24 pm

Bryan, I added their phone number to the post. Have Fun! Cheers!

Snagy, no worries. I am just sharing my experiences. Also, I did weigh the time and effort to travel all the way to the other side of the island... Anyway, each will have their views and perspectives.
Cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: All weather golfing in the west: Simi Golf Simulation    Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:19 pm

Do they provide clubs? Interested to try if happen to be there
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PostSubject: Re: All weather golfing in the west: Simi Golf Simulation    Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:07 pm

Looks good esp rainy season.
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PostSubject: Re: All weather golfing in the west: Simi Golf Simulation    Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:16 am

Will love to give it a try with the promo now but it will be cheaper n nearer for me to feel the green at NSRCC par3.
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PostSubject: Re: All weather golfing in the west: Simi Golf Simulation    Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:10 am

mrredscafe wrote:
Bryan, I added their phone number to the post. Have Fun! Cheers!

Snagy, no worries. I am just sharing my experiences. Also, I did weigh the time and effort to travel all the way to the other side of the island... Anyway, each will have their views and perspectives.
Cheers!
 Hi Bro, is advance booking required? keen to try it out Smile
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PostSubject: Re: All weather golfing in the west: Simi Golf Simulation    Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:40 am

Hi Sebastian, just checked with them. They do provide clubs but you are encouraged to bring yr own. Enjoy!! Cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: All weather golfing in the west: Simi Golf Simulation    Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:01 pm

mrredscafe wrote:
Hi Sebastian,  just checked with them. They do provide clubs but you are encouraged to bring yr own. Enjoy!! Cheers!
 Hi bro!

Thanks for the write up and hope to see you again Razz
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PostSubject: Re: All weather golfing in the west: Simi Golf Simulation    Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:08 pm

As this is a totally new golf simulator centre (soft launch on 8/8), you should not have any problem getting a slot. Nevertheless, if the simulators are occupied, you can easily practise abit at the range and warm-up while waiting for your turn.
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PostSubject: Re: All weather golfing in the west: Simi Golf Simulation    Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:25 pm

sounds great!Wink
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PostSubject: Re: All weather golfing in the west: Simi Golf Simulation    Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:28 am

thanks for the info.....
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PostSubject: Re: All weather golfing in the west: Simi Golf Simulation    Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:41 am

Looks interesting !! shall try it out some day !
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PostSubject: Re: All weather golfing in the west: Simi Golf Simulation    Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:20 am

wow! very cool, looks a lot like the "screen golf" that is so popular over in Korea.  We played on an indoor simulator in hong kong too, looks like the same concept!! great way to practice your game indoors Smile wish we had one of these in vancouver too!

looks like there is even higher grass on the mats for rough simulation? haha! Very Happy

City Links is the one we went to in HK: http://www.eighteenunderpar.com/city-links-golf-lounge/
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PostSubject: Re: All weather golfing in the west: Simi Golf Simulation    Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:41 am

Nice information, hopefully they will setup more Golf Simulation center in the future. just like in Korea and Japan.
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PostSubject: Re: All weather golfing in the west: Simi Golf Simulation    Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:54 am

Tried it the night before official opening. Interesting when you see the ball bounce off the screen and see image of ball still flying. Get some getting use to.
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PostSubject: Re: All weather golfing in the west: Simi Golf Simulation    Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:01 pm

18underPar wrote:
wow! very cool, looks a lot like the "screen golf" that is so popular over in Korea.  We played on an indoor simulator in hong kong too, looks like the same concept!! great way to practice your game indoors Smile wish we had one of these in vancouver too!

looks like there is even higher grass on the mats for rough simulation? haha! Very Happy

City Links is the one we went to in HK:
 
Hi 18UnderPar,

Was surprise that there are no golf simulator in Vancouver.. so what happen during winter? No golf? Crying or Very sad

Yes, the higher grass simulate rough. Guess what the white patch simulate? haha..

HK's City Links uses Full-Swing Golf Simulators, whereas SimiGolf's simulators are from HD Golf. Differences is in the way balls and shoots are tracked, as well as the scene. HD Golf uses high-speed cameras and motion detector, tracking the balls the moment it is hit, giving an accurate projection of the ball's flight.

Another reason is the spectacular photo-realistic scene, capturing the true beauty of some of the world’s most renowned courses including: Pebble Beach®, Pinehurst®, Kiawah Island®, Spyglass®, Doral®, Harbourtown®, Troon North®, Bethpage Black®, Banff Springs® and many others.

PS: I just played Torrey Pines today Smile. Lots of Par 4 which are more than 400m. Can't reach green even with my 5 wood :cry:for my 2nd shot.
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PostSubject: Re: All weather golfing in the west: Simi Golf Simulation    Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:05 pm

18underPar wrote:
wow! very cool, looks a lot like the "screen golf" that is so popular over in Korea.  We played on an indoor simulator in hong kong too, looks like the same concept!! great way to practice your game indoors Smile wish we had one of these in vancouver too!

looks like there is even higher grass on the mats for rough simulation? haha! Very Happy

City Links is the one we went to in HK:
 
Hi 18UnderPar,

Was surprise that there are no golf simulator in Vancouver.. so what happen during winter? No golf? Crying or Very sad

Yes, the higher grass simulate rough. Guess what the white patch simulate? haha..

HK's City Links uses Full-Swing Golf Simulators, whereas SimiGolf's simulators are from HD Golf. Differences is in the way balls and shoots are tracked, as well as the scene. HD Golf uses high-speed cameras and motion detector, tracking the balls the moment it is hit, giving an accurate projection of the ball's flight.

Another reason is the spectacular photo-realistic scene, capturing the true beauty of some of the world’s most renowned courses including: Pebble Beach®, Pinehurst®, Kiawah Island®, Spyglass®, Doral®, Harbourtown®, Troon North®, Bethpage Black®, Banff Springs® and many others.

PS: I just played Torrey Pines today Smile. Lots of Par 4 which are more than 400m. Can't reach green even with my 5 wood :cry:for my 2nd shot.
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PostSubject: Re: All weather golfing in the west: Simi Golf Simulation    Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:44 pm

benchng wrote:
18underPar wrote:
wow! very cool, looks a lot like the "screen golf" that is so popular over in Korea.  We played on an indoor simulator in hong kong too, looks like the same concept!! great way to practice your game indoors Smile wish we had one of these in vancouver too!

looks like there is even higher grass on the mats for rough simulation? haha! Very Happy

City Links is the one we went to in HK:
 
Hi 18UnderPar,

Was surprise that there are no golf simulator in Vancouver.. so what happen during winter? No golf? Crying or Very sad

Yes, the higher grass simulate rough. Guess what the white patch simulate? haha..

HK's City Links uses Full-Swing Golf Simulators, whereas SimiGolf's simulators are from HD Golf. Differences is in the way balls and shoots are tracked, as well as the scene. HD Golf uses high-speed cameras and motion detector, tracking the balls the moment it is hit, giving an accurate projection of the ball's flight.

Another reason is the spectacular photo-realistic scene, capturing the true beauty of some of the world’s most renowned courses including: Pebble Beach®, Pinehurst®, Kiawah Island®, Spyglass®, Doral®, Harbourtown®, Troon North®, Bethpage Black®, Banff Springs® and many others.

PS: I just played Torrey Pines today Smile. Lots of Par 4 which are more than 400m. Can't reach green even with my 5 wood :cry:for my 2nd shot.
Thanks for clearing up the differences! Would love to play those great courses once on a simulator before attempting to play them in real life, haha! especially bethpage black - it's just been announced that bethpage will get the 2019 PGA Championship and 2024 Ryder Cup!!

I believe there are screen simulators in vancouver, but mostly for equipment testing/swing analysis/practice/lessons etc., no real place to go and play indoors on those courses like you guys!!  we do get to go to driving range, but usually in the winter, the clubs go into storage and the snowboards/skis come out Very Happy haha!
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