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Are All Golf Driving Ranges the Same?

Are All Golf Driving Ranges the Same?
By John Callahan, PGA, Golf Magazine Adjunct Top 100 Teacher
Golf Program Instructor
Keiser University College of Golf

All Driving Ranges are Not Created Equal!

Pictured in photo #1 below is the back of the pro shop, a portion of the grass tee line, the first six holes of the mini-golf course, and the maintenance barn at my casual country range in Connecticut.

Callahan’s Casual Country Range in Connecticut

The Topgolf Facility in Las Vegas

Clearly, from these two pictures, you can see that all driving ranges are not the same. And between these two extreme examples, you can find a wide range (pun intended) of facilities.

My Connecticut range caters to the serious golfer who wants to work on his or her game, perhaps while their son and daughter play a round of mini-golf. Our motto is “World Class Instruction in a Casual Country Setting.”

Topgolf – well, their motto is different: “Golf, Party Venue, Sports Bar & Restaurant.”

Both facilities are good for golf in that they help grow the game, but, given a choice, I’ll take the causal country setting every time.   

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