Golf News for Thursday, November 8, 2012 | Growth Of The Game

First Tee of Connecticut Learning Center will operate year-round

Many golf courses will soon be closing for the winter. However, cold weather won't be a problem for newly opened The First Tee of Connecticut Learning Center. With a HD Golf™ simulator, their doors will remain open all year, helping introduce young golfers to the life benefits of golf.

"To maximize the impact of our program, we needed to continue teaching the kids all year round," says Gary Reynolds, a PGA professional and a director of The First Tee of Connecticut. "Learning the life skills and healthy habits associated with golf is a year-around process, and by installing HD Golf, we'll keep up and running through the entire school year."

On top of year-round accessibility, Reynolds says HD Golf™ offers many additional benefits. "Kids are excited to learn on a simulator - it's the technology generation." HD Golf™ offers instant feedback and analysis, faster speed of play, and lively competitions and games. There is also no pressure from other golfers. "They get to play courses around the world - it's a great experience for any child," says Reynolds.

HD Golf™ Simulators are used in numerous teaching and coaching facilities around the world. "We are proud to be associated with an organization like The First Tee," says Todd Richardson, CEO of HD Golf™. "It's an amazing opportunity for those kids that may not have been exposed to golf otherwise. There are so many positive values that you pick-up from the game of golf."

About The First Tee®
The First Tee of Connecticut is a youth development organization that uses golf as the vehicle to teach life skills as well as The First Tee's Nine Core Values and Nine Healthy Habits to over 51,000 children throughout the state. One of over 200 chapters, The First Tee's mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

About High Definition Golf™
High Definition Golf™ is the only golf simulator that looks and plays like the real thing. Spectacular photo-realistic capabilities capture the true beauty of some of the world's most renowned golf courses. Revolutionary image processing software combines high resolution digital imagery and satellite data into 3D models of golf courses that not only look real - they are completely accurate everywhere on the course. Every tree, bunker and hazard is faithfully reproduced exactly as you would see it playing the actual course. This has made HDG a favorite in golf academies, luxury homes, indoor golf centers, golf course clubhouses, recreation centers, hotels & resorts. For more information visit

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