Golf News for Monday, November 7, 2005 | Technology

Web site offers tips and guides to Great Britain's courses

BERKSHIRE, England -- The Ryder Cup may be less than a year away, but for anyone interested in getting to know the course in every detail before the event can now do so.

A unique on-line course guide system that uses the words of the club PGA professional to provide narrated course guide offering strategy, tips, advice and local knowledge.

These words of local wisdom, are brought to life using high quality aerial photography from tee to green, each hole described in perfect detail to give golfers of all levels a real insight into the course.

The overall effect is stunning and completely original in a market place that has seen it’s fair share of cranky ideas. TV style graphics bring the large screen presentation of the golf course to life, demonstrating the ideal line, the hazards and even the direction of the prevailing wind.

For around $5, subscribers to www.VirtualCaddy.com can take a narrated guide around some of the best courses in the UK & Ireland.

Wentworth was the first high profile club to spot the potential of these guides to promote their courses to a worldwide audience, but with clubs like Gleneagles, Kingsbarns, Carnoustie, Royal Lytham, Forest of Arden, Royal Porthcawl, and next year’s Ryder Cup venue – The K Club in Dublin signing up to the Virtual Caddy treatment, things look tee’d up for a very successful year for the Wokingham based company.

Even the home of golf - St Andrews were so impressed with the guides that they too will feature as part of the on-line portfolio in 2006.

Try a free sample of The K Club now at: www.virtualcaddy.com/kclub