If You Could Get Any Piece of Golf Equipment Today, What would You Get and Why?

by Brian Hughes, PGA Master Professional,

 Keiser University Golf Program Director

As a golf professional for many years, I have been fortunate to have access to the latest in technology when it comes to the equipment in my golf bag, most of it for low, if any, cost.  However, there is one piece of technology nobody has offered to me that is certainly on my bucket list, but likely not my wife’s!

At Keiser University, we have the ultimate toy for a golf fanatic – an indoor Golf Simulator.  The Simulator is essentially a movie screen that you can hit golf balls into, turning that shot into a virtual shot, appearing as a real-life image of the ball flying off toward its target. It can serve multiple uses – playing virtual golf courses with friends, testing golf equipment and working on ball striking; it’s up to my imagination.  Combined with video analysis equipment, it provides a great resource for working on your game or just having some fun. Essentially, it is golf without all of the annoying inconveniences of the real thing – bad weather, bugs, slow play, lost golf balls – all in the comfort of my own home.

As for the downside, a typical simulator can cost upwards of $50,000.  You can also show movies on it when it is not being used for golf.  At least that’s what I’ll tell Mrs. Hughes!