THE NEW DRIVING RANGE TARGETS – FROM PRACTICE TO GREATER PROFITS

THE NEW DRIVING RANGE TARGETS – FROM PRACTICE TO GREATER PROFIT   Several years ago, Topgolf took RFID ball tracking technology and proved that golf driving ranges can be turned into modern 'bowling alleys' of golf complete with scoring and even lighted 'bowling pins' in the form of giant targets that range from 15- 60ft in diameter. Now putting giant, live responsive targets such as SmartTargets on the range - that respond with light and sounds when the golf ball hits it is key to a fully immersive gaming experience - moving from practice to greater profit.  This means attracting the non-golfing as well as golfing customer - a new generation of evening customers. And entertaining them so they will stay…

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2022 Goodr Flamingo Open – Smart Target Golf Mobile Target Event

2022 Goodr Flamingo Open - Smart Target Golf Mobile Target Event Even rain did not stop the nighttime after party for the Goodr Flamingo Open - it might have been a little wet to hit glow golf balls but the giant glowing and pulsating targets on the range created a spectacular light show for the dance party under the tent. And then the rain stopped and the Flamingo Range Party commenced - check out the action. https://youtube.com/shorts/_9QMYKT8GCI About Goodr's Flamingo Open: The Goodr Flamingo Open is our annual wild, debaucherous golf tournament!!! It’s an 18-hole scramble with a shotgun start, followed by the 19th hole Goodr G.A.M.S. (Drive, chip, chug a beer, chow down a hot dog, putt, and sprint to…

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Smart Target Golf Partners With PinSeekers In DeForest, Wisconsin

Smart Target Golf Partners With PinSeekers In DeForest, Wisconsin Smart Target Golf, the golf entertainment live target field company is teaming up with PinSeekers to create the next-generation interactive field that completes their Toptracer tee box to the target gaming experience.  The strength of a Smart Field is that customers get visual feedback when they hit a target - similar to knocking down bowling pins. This feedback is critical to providing a complete golf entertainment experience that keeps people playing, staying longer, and coming back. "We are excited to introduce a series of interactive target innovations for the field at PinSeekers in DeForest, Wisconsin," says Robert Peterson, SmartTarget.Golf Founder and CEO. "From our Gen 4, segmented 'dartboard target', to moving targets,…

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LaunchPad Golf, Calgary AB – Making A Memorable Field

LaunchPad Golf, Calgary AB - Making A Memorable Field We Pulled Out All The Stops The building of the new LaunchPad Golf in Calgary AB was a design experience. A first on several levels both visible to the customers' eye and other innovations under the hood. From the start, our stated mission over a year ago was to pull out all the stops and create a course that would out-do the biggest players in the golf entertainment space. On the sizzle side, to satisfy the customers' need for newness and a compelling fun time, we began by designing a field with 50ft interactive targets. This had not been attempted before. We also incorporated a color fringe that gives daytime Toptracer gamers…

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LaunchPad Golf Opens Flagship Location In Calgary To Huge Fanfare

LaunchPad Golf Opens Flagship Location In Calgary To Huge Fanfare LaunchPad Golf opened its flagship (2nd) location on June 30th, 2022 at Heritage Pointe Golf Course in South Calgary. As reported by Business Wire on July 06, 2022 This beautiful multi-level venue, features Toptracer Range technology, a proprietary heating system for year-round entertainment and custom ball dispensers in 40 hitting suites. LaunchPad also features two bars and dining areas able to accommodate up to 600 people. Come for the golf and stay for the party with an incredible sound system and large TV’s throughout the facility. Powered by revolutionary technology, each of the 40 hitting suites offers extensive stats and reporting on each of the nine game options. Experience the thrill…

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Jon Sjostrom Joins Smart Target Golf

Jon Sjostrom Joins Smart Target Golf SmartTarget.golf is excited to announce the appointment of Jon Sjostrom as Sales Director. Jon has spent his whole life in the golf world, coming from a family of golfers. After graduating college, Mr. Sjostrom moved to Georgia and worked as a First Assistant Golf Professional, then ventured into the driving range equipment business at Range Servant for almost a decade. There he grew to understand the ins and outs of range management along with the growing trends of TopTracer, TopGolf, and golf entertainment. During this time, he met the SmartTarget Golf Founder, Robert Peterson, who was developing his patented, interactive targets through the mobile event, The Cosmic Driving Range.  And today they join forces to…

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Night Time Is Prime Time For Golf Entertainment

Night Time Is Prime Time For Golf Entertainment GlowGear Interactive Event Services offers a one-of-a-kind, private, nighttime golf experience at your club on your range or down the fairway. It’s mobile for any location where you can hit a golf ball. CASUAL OR COMPETITiVE- OUR EVENTS ARE ABOUT CREATING FUN FOR EVERYONE We offer Large or Small to meet your needs. We transform your range or fairway into a cosmic party powered by interactive targets that respond with light and sound when hit. We can bring up to 12 targets and towers to fill your range & impress any group. Combine this with skills competitions and you have a party for up to 200 players. Tyes of Events: DRIVE, CHIP &…

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SmartTarget Golf and Sport Center-CT partner to deliver the first 60 bay interactive driving range in the US

Golf Entertainment comes to Connecticut. Shelton CT —SmartTarget.Golf Systems (Palm Springs, CA) and Sport Center of CT (Shelton, Connecticut) are excited to announce the launch of SmartTarget interactive field targets to pair with their Toptracer kiosk scoring system, making it the first SmartTarget-equipped range facility in the entire region. By combining a field of 7 SmartTargets with 30 bays of Toptracer scoring, Sport Center – CT has created a hybrid facility with 30 bays of fully automated golf entertainment (with Toptracer) and 30 bays of SmartTarget glow range to meet 2 different customer groups and hourly price points. While the Sport Center of Conn is annually ranked as one of the Top 50 ranges in the US – featuring a 60 bay and a first floor of 30 bays…

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Smart Target Pre-Launch party at Shooters, Wexford PA

SMART TARGETS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE Keep your customers playing for hours with light, sound and laser. Here is a simple bootleg clip of our pre-launch test party at Shooter in Wexford PA. They have a 20 bay Toptracer range that will soon be alive with golf entertainment. By opening up the night with Toptracer and Smart targets, venues can now keep customers so captivated they stay for hours and spend more than you can imagine, especially in the winter months when your venue will be the only recreation option in your area. HUGE TARGETS CREATE HUGE PROFITS Yes, that is a person standing on the range at 125yds. Those are huge targets that give players easier ways to get positive reinforcement.…

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HOW PROFITABLE IS GOLF ENTERTAINMENT

SMALL TOWN + SMALL VENUE = HUGE SUCCESS   In this video we break down the revenue generation potential of a 10 bay ‘tee box to target’ golf entertainment driving range that consists of tee box scoring (camera or radar based) and interactive field targeting that completes the real world ‘bowling alley’ and drives a robust food and beverage operation.   BACKGROUND: Golf entertainment began with TopGolf. They opened up the lucrative evening entertainment market and proved a 'golf bowling alley' is a game changer. Now the technology has progressed to where small 10 - 30 bay driving ranges can retrofit their facility affordably and with an impact level that keeps customers in their bays for longer.  CRITICAL COMPONENT: The key…

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