Golf News – January 13, 2022

Golfzon to Unveil Industry’s Most Advanced Simulator, TwoVision, at 2022 PGA Show

STERLING, VA – Golfzon, the world leader in golf simulator market share – will unveil its TwoVision simulator, the most advanced system ever produced by the company, at the 2022 PGA Show held at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL from January 26 through 28.

TwoVision is the latest entry in the company’s popular Vision line, which has set the standard for high-end simulators worldwide. Company executives will be providing product demonstrations for all attendees at booth 3127. Features and benefits of TwoVision include:

  • TwoVision high-speed sensors capture club head data and ball flight
  • 24-way directional moving swing plate recreates true stance and lie conditions
  • Divot sensing technology for incredible performance feedback
  • 130% crisper graphics than previous generation
  • Auto-tee and ball retrieval systems
  • Virtual caddie gives players advice on each shot
  • Multi-surface mats (1 Fairway, 2 Bunker, 2 Rough) imitate real course conditions
  • LED putting guide reads greens
  • Touchscreen kiosk provides extremely user-friendly interface

“The PGA Show has always been a valuable opportunity for us to show the industry why Golfzon simulators are unequaled in terms of quality, technology and overall user experience,” says Tommy Lim, CEO of Golfzon AMERICA. “TwoVision has been in research and development for years and the finalized product is the most innovative and realistic simulator ever developed, making it perfect for clubs and resorts, academies and instructors, off-course entertainment venues like bars and restaurants, and even for personal use.”

Golfzon has established its well-respected global reputation thanks to incredible technology and an ability for golfers to compete against one another from all over the world. The new TwoVision supports network play for tournaments / leagues and allows an unlimited number of live users to compete. Additionally, the system features new Par 3 Play, wherein players can compete and practice on some of the most famous short holes in the world. There are a variety of game modes and a course library of more than 190+ courses. The user experience is further complemented by the newly renovated Golfzon app that tracks scores, provides swing replays and more.

The system’s innovative features make TwoVision the perfect option for entrepreneurs looking to capitalize on golf’s current popularity, especially the massive uptick in off-course participation. According to the National Golf Foundation, off-course facilities drew more than 12 million golfers in 2020, a trend that is continuing to grow as more new players are exposed to the game. Part of this explosion in participation is due to bars, restaurants and specialty facilities investing in simulators as a stress-free, fun and beneficial way for golfers of all abilities to experience the sport in a comfortable environment.

Golfzon has been recognized by Golf Digest as the best golf simulator from 2017 through 2021. Unique features include a patented eight-way hydraulic swing plate with 360 degrees of directional movement to adjust to any lie, an auto-tee feature and multi-surface hitting mats including fairway, rough and bunker.

Visit Golfzon HERE

Island Resort & Casino Completes $33 Million Expansion

ESCANABA, MI – Island Resort & Casino, located just outside of Escanaba in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula, and featuring one of the largest casinos, plus the award-winning Sweetgrass and Sage Run golf courses, has completed its $33 million expansion.

The new hotel, which opened on New Year’s Eve, is connected to the south end of the current 11-story Palm Tower. The hotel features 138 guest rooms and suites, the Horizons Steakhouse, located on the top floor featuring some of the best views in the region, and the resort’s new family water attraction, Splash Island.

The new elegant and spacious rooms feature modern furnishings, décor and technology with inspiring views of the Sweetgrass golf course and Northern Michigan forests. Guest room offerings include specialized Golf and Spa Suites featuring a luxury experience with hot tubs and a unique option of getting in-room massages. There will also be 34 rooms that can be converted into 17 family-style suites for people who want to bring children to the new waterpark and pool area.

“This expansion is a fantastic addition for us,” says Tony Mancilla, General Manager of Island Resort & Casino. “It was developed out of necessity. Our demand and backlog of guests who wanted to get in on the weekends had become overwhelming. The waiting lists of 150 to 200 people every weekend made us realize how much we needed new rooms, a high-end dining option and additional options for the family. On the golf side, this continues to elevate our status as a premier golf destination.”

The expansion provides an added perk for golfers with the expansive Golf Suites. The 675-sq-ft suites are complete with a King, double queen, sleeper sofas and a common area, all with breathtaking views of the Sweetgrass Golf Course. Perfect for foursomes looking for added space and a fun environment.

“Over the past ten years and with the addition of Sage Run, we have become a very popular destination for golfers. Adding the new rooms and golf suites creates versatile and exciting lodging options and makes their overall experience that much more enjoyable.”

New Golf packages and suites now being booked  

With the new hotel opening, now is the time for golfers to book their 2022 Spring/Summer golf packages. Led by its Sweetgrass and Sage Run courses, the resort’s fully customizable packages offer 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-night lodging options with up to four golf rounds. Package prices range from $95-$758, depending on time of year and single/double occupancy.

Golfers seeking to escape the stress of the big city and experience a scenic and fun golf vacation among the peaceful beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula should plan a trip to the Island Resort.

Visit Island Resort & Casino HERE



Michael Feland
Latest posts by Michael Feland (see all)

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *