Golf News for Friday, March 29, 2013 | Technology

XGOLF simulators selected by Seadrill for use on drillships

LOS ANGELES -- XGOLF Simulator, a world-renowned technologically-advanced golf simulator, club-fitting and instructional system, has been selected by Seadrill Limited, a leading offshore deepwater drilling company, for use on eight drillships being supplied to Seadrill by shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries. The ships will be positioned in various locations worldwide, including the United States, Norway, West Africa and elsewhere. XGOLF already has been installed on several of the drillships, with additional installations being scheduled.

"We are thrilled to have been chosen to supply these ships' entertainment rooms with XGOLF simulators," said Joseph Huh, CEO of XGOLF. "Just like home builders and contractors propose XGOLF to their customers as their home-theatre system, now ship-interior companies also are recommending XGOLF."

Among the many reasons XGOLF was selected to supply golf simulators to the drillships was the special anti-vibration brackets XGOLF developed for the application. XGOLF was the only company to pass the vibration testing fully.

In addition to drillships, a variety of other oceangoing craft can be fitted with XGOLF simulators, tailored to individualized requirements, including yachts, cruise ships and even aircraft carriers. Every XGOLF installation, whether on land or sea, can be customized according to the entity's specific needs.

About Seadrill
Seadrill, based in Norway, aims to be its customers' most important partner in making oil and gas available in a safe and cost-effective manner. The company operates a versatile fleet of 75 units, including drillships, jack-up rigs, semi-submersible rigs and tender rigs for operations in shallow to ultra-deepwater areas in both harsh and benign environments.

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Individual avid golfers, as well as instructors and club fitters, have discovered that XGOLF's exclusive design, durability and cutting-edge technological features, as well as its superior graphics and exciting new capabilities, make it the most exceptional and innovative yet value-driven golf-simulator system. With unique features such as XPLATE (Variable Lie Positioning Plate) and XBALL (Intelligent Ball Teeing), the authenticity of XGOLF's simulated golf is unparalleled, replicating real shots on the screen and providing the most realistic golf experience possible. As a leading technology provider, XGOLF has as its main mission to listen and innovate based on customers' evolving needs and expectations.

The XPLATE Variable Lie Positioning System detects the ground slope and automatically adjusts the slope where a golfer stands to provide a more realistic experience. The slope also can be adjusted manually for practicing uphill, downhill and sidehill-lie shots.

The XBALL Intelligent Teeing System gathers the balls and puts one on the tee before every shot. During the game, it remembers each player's tee-height setting, so that it feels as though a personal caddy has set the ball in place. This feature saves precious time and allows the player to concentrate on the game.

New XGOLF features recently introduced include:
• an all-new touch-screen display with user-friendly interface that allows for seamless training and video swing analysis;
• advanced graphics engine; enables more realistic graphics with field realism; flying bird, water reflection, trees and shadows;
• event mode with unlimited participants for Closest-to-the-Pin and Longest-Drive contests, as well as a Putting Challenge;
• addition of more worldwide, renowned premium golf courses.

The new features enhance even further XGOLF's appeal for entertainment venues, home environments, restaurants, golf clubs and retail golf outlets.

Retailers, instructors, club fitters and avid individual golfers look to XGOLF to provide the most exciting and rewarding golf-simulation experience available anywhere.

The realism and beauty of the XGOLF playing experience is matched only by the accuracy and precision of its swing-analysis technology. Swing analysis, an integral and important aspect of the game, is easily accessible and highly accurate with XGOLF. Every caliber golfer, from tour player to occasional recreational player, can benefit from the unlimited game-improvement potential and opportunities XGOLF offers. And instructors worldwide count on XGOLF to deliver the finest analysis capability to enhance their teaching techniques and leverage cutting-edge technologies to help their students make precise swing adjustments for improved results. Through the use of strategically-placed numerous optical sensors, XGOLF tracks extensive swing data, providing detailed shot information, video analysis, weight-shift analysis and data analysis.

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Sally J. Sportsman