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Golfers can tee it up at the Memorial Bldg.

Raffle planned as simulator introduced during ‘Chocolate Crawl’ scheduled next Saturday

February 23, 2014
Submitted material , Salem News

SALEM-The Salem Memorial Building will introduce its indoor golf simulator from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday,?March 1 during the city's "Chocolate Crawl."

Along with the opportunity to hit some golf balls, there will also be raffle for $75 worth of lottery tickets and the chance to win a free basketball by shooting foul shots for youth 16 and under.

"Anyone wishing to hit a few shots on our golf simulator is welcome to come in and give it a try," said Recreation Supervisor Shane Franks. "For testing it out, we will automatically put your name in a drawing and at the end of the day, we will draw the winner who will receive a free hour on the golf simulator."

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Jack Leipper from Salem hopes to keep this shot in the fairway as he plays on the first hole at Warwick Hills Golf Course.?He was enjoying hitting some golf balls on the new glf simulator at the Memorial Building which will be introduced this Saturday during the city’s “Chocolate Crawl” event. (Submitted photo)

The simulator can be set up for instruction and improving your golf swing or for simply playing a round of golf on your choice of 12 beautiful courses. The type of feedback you can receive if used as a teaching tool include club head speed, inside/outside swing path, open or closed clubface at impact, heal/middle or toe contact point on clubface and swing tempo.

"It's certainly not the high end golf simulators with the large screens and overhead projectors you see them using on the golf channel but we do have a 51" HDTV that sits only feet away from you. All you have to do is take your swing, look up at the HDTV and watch where your ball landed. You'll know right away by the information on screen why your ball went where it did."

Creekside Golf Dome in Girard is the closest place to go to purchase time on a golf simulator before now.

Possible uses include

1.Teaching and game improvement for an individual

2.Play a 9 or 18 hole round with up to 4 players

3.Take lessons from an outside instructor

4.High school coaches could use it with team members

It's possible to enter your name and customize a particular set of golf clubs for someone who wants to use the simulator several times.

Prices and schedule for use will be made available after March 1st. Call Shane at 330-332-5512 for more information



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