Article: CEPro – CEDIA 2016
This year, a record six golf simulators were on display at CEDIA 2016. And that doesn’t even include the Laser Shot shooting simulator and a couple of racecar simulators at the show.
So what’s the difference between one indoor golf course and the other? Well, I had my own favorite and it was Swing Track, but that’s just because it was the only one that simulated real sports such as soccer and basketball (sadly, not Frisbee), and I don’t play golf.
For the real review, we enlisted longtime integrator and seasoned golfer Bill Maronet, principal of ETC in West Palm Beach, Fla. He begrudgingly accepted our challenge, even realizing that it would cut into his time reviewing HDMI cables and productivity software.
Does ETC sell golf simulators to its wealthy clients? Maronet tells us the company has sold two in the past, but it’s a “tougher sell in Florida” because of the good weather and ubiquitous outdoor courses and the systems “require a LOT of room.” – JJ
Julie Jacobson · September 28, 2016