Golf News for Friday, December 18, 2009 | Products

Golf Channel selects aboutGolf's PGA Tour Simulator for new studio

MAUMEE, Ohio -- aboutGolf has installed a highly-customized PGA TOUR Simulator in the new studio set for Golf Channel, which will be launched in January 2010, as will high-definition production capabilities for all its studio programming. aboutGolf has been selected as the exclusive on-air simulator provider for Golf Channel.

"Our process for securing simulator technology was based solely on finding the best technology to meet our needs," says Dan Overleese, Golf Channel vice president of operations. "Our research verified that the PGA TOUR Simulator was the only product that had the definitive accuracy in measured launch data and modeled ball flight that our needs demanded."

The PGA TOUR Simulator will be utilized by Golf Channel analysts for real-to-life demonstrations - like shot re-creation - and for shows like The Golf Fix, the popular, high-energy instructional show hosted by Michael Breed.

"The Golf Channel strives to deliver relevant news, analysis and instruction, so reliable and definitive data is critical," said Chuck Faust, president of aboutGolf. "Not only does the PGA TOUR Simulator apply stereoscopic, high-speed photography technology, which is the ultimate platform for accurate measurement, but it is used with proprietary methodology that allows it to achieve an even higher level of accuracy and produce a realistic golf experience."

3Trak, aboutGolf's proprietary technology that powers the PGA TOUR Simulator, directly measures both the ball and the club, including the spin and spin axis of the shot, as well as precise velocity and trajectory, producing accurate ball flight. aboutGolf will also make high-definition, 3-D renderings of the 18th hole at many of the 2010 PGA TOUR scheduled courses available on Golf Channel's PGA TOUR Simulator.

The simulator installation is just the beginning of what both organizations believe will be a strong partnership. Advanced development efforts and other initiatives to create the most compelling viewing experience for Golf Channel viewers are expected in the future.

About aboutGolf
aboutGolf is a 20-year-old Maumee, Ohio-based company that has been dedicated to golf for its entire history. aboutGolf is the world leader in indoor golf simulator technology, producing PGA TOUR Simulators, 3Trak launch monitors and Henry-Griffitts Custom Fitting. Historically, aboutGolf also produced Microsoft Golf, Greg Norman Ultimate Challenge Golf and World Tours, which is the world's most-widely-distributed golf simulation. aboutGolfĀ® is a registered trademark of aboutGolf Limited, Maumee, Ohio.

About Golf Channel
Golf Channel is a multimedia, golf entertainment and services company based in Orlando, Fla. The Golf Channel cable network, co-founded by Arnold Palmer and a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation, is available in more than 120 million homes worldwide through cable, satellite and wireless companies. Exclusive partnerships with the world's top tours allow Golf Channel to feature more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, added to a programming schedule distinguished by golf's best news, instruction and original programming. Golf Channel's digital platform of businesses is led by GolfChannel.com, the number-one golf destination on the Internet, delivering unmatched coverage of the world of golf, as well as services that help the recreational player with how to play, what to play and where to play golf.

For more information contact Mary Beth Lacy at:
email: mb@mblacy.com
phone: (760) 346-6942

AboutGolf Limited
352 Tomahawk Drive
Maumee, Ohio 43537
phone: (800) 445-GOLF
www.aboutGolf.com