TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Dancin’ Dogg Golf – maker of the award-winning OptiShot Infrared Simulator, the ultimate in-home virtual golf system – announces the release of Firth of Forth, a replication of the historic Scottish links course that last week hosted its 16th Open Championship.
Firth of Forth’s first Open Championship was held in 1892, only one year after the original layout was constructed by the legendary Old Tom Morris. With its clockwise-routed front nine and counterclockwise back nine that result in constantly changing winds, Firth of Forth is ranked among the world’s top-10 courses by Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine.
“Once again OptiShot has faithfully re-created one of the most heralded golf courses on the planet, allowing everyone to play it without ever leaving home,” says Russell Edens, CEO of Dancin’ Dogg. “I can’t tell you how much fun it is to re-create the winning shots on OptiShot, right after they happen. It is like being inside the ropes without the jet lag.”
Alongside other major championship tracks – such as Atlanta Highlands, Capitol Club, Golden Gate Club, Jones Lake, Monterey Classic, Old Scot, Red Wickers and Whispering Dunes – Firth of Forth ($74.95) is available for download at www.optishotgolf.com. The entry-level OptiShot system (MSRP: $399.95) comes standard with 12 true-to-life designs, as well as a par-3 option and realistic driving range.
Connecting with Windows computers via a plug-and-play interface, OptiShot requires only 8-½ feet of swing space. Up to four players per round can compete by hitting real balls, foam balls (provided) or no ball at all. Infrared sensors on a durable swing pad precisely record club head speed, face angle, swing path, distance, tempo, face contact and ball flight.
More information: www.optishotgolf.com, www.facebook.com/dancindogg, 866.941.3644.
About Dancin’ Dogg Golf
Based in Traverse City, MI, Dancin’ Dogg Golf was founded in 2005 and specializes in developing innovative technologies. Twice named to the prestigious Inc. 500 list as one of America’s fastest-growing entrepreneurial companies, it has also been honored with the SCOREGolf Research & Development Award, named to the “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” list and received a “Flyover 50 Award” as one of the Midwest’s fastest-growing companies.
The Dancin’ Dogg product range is highlighted by the OptiShot Infrared Golf Simulator, which is offered at nearly 2,000 retail locations throughout North America and a growing number of shops internationally. The company’s ever-expanding library of world class courses includes sites of major championship, international competitions and Tour events.
Durable and built to last, OptiShot comes with a 180-day warranty and has been heralded by leading authorities worldwide, including Asian Golf Monthly, CNBC, Daily Mail, Discovery, Global Golf Post, Golf Channel, GOLF Magazine, Golf Monthly, Golfweek, Maxim, NBC Universal, Pro Shop Europe, SGB Golf, Sports Illustrated, Sports Business Journal, Sportfack, TheStreet.com, USA Today, WIRED and many others.