Golf Simulator Technology

Our Technology

After a lot of research and talking to other venues across the nation, Caddy Shack Indoor Golf and Fun chose an Ohio based firm “aboutGolf” to supply the five state of the art PGA simulators used in our facility. Their pursuit is to create the most realistic, accurate and enjoyable indoor golf experience. They developed a proprietary ball and club tracking technology known as 3Trak. Since it’s release in May 2008, 3Track has revolutionized the indoor golf experience.

3Trak begins gathering club data as the club approaches the ball, and begins gathering ball data at the moment of impact. High-speed, 3D cameras gather images of the ball and the club at up to 2300 frames per second. The images provide direct measurements on extensive data related to the ball and club, providing useful information for instruction and improvement. The measurements are also used in conjunction with true-trajectory physics to accurately replicate the shot — regardless of its speed, direction or shape.

3Trak has been tested by many of the best names in golf and is consistently praised for its superior accuracy.

  • 3Trak requires less than one meter of ball flight to gather relevant data
  • 3Trak is flexible enough to impose virtually no restrictions on the environment in which it is placed
  • 3Trak gathers accurate data on all types of shots, including high loft and extreme hooks & slices
  • 3Trak provides both ball and club data, rather than one or the other
  • 3Trak can track shots at virtually any speed because data is gathered beginning at the point of impact
  • 3Trak collects image data at 2x the rate of many machine vision systems
  • 3Trak is engineered for consistent optical resolution and field of view, resulting in up to a 10x advantage in shot recreation accuracy
  • 3Trak collects all data within a monolithic calibration volume, meaning it has sufficient detail to detect all measurements of spin accurately – tracking even an over spin shot accurately
  • 3Trak treats the tee as a valid 3D position from which the golfer hits the ball, so the play experience is seamless
  • 3Trak data integrates and time syncs with balance and video data

“After playing in the aboutGolf PGA Tour Indoor Golf Simulator for the first time I am hooked. The realism is uncanny. One course down. 39 more to go.”

Russell Prater
Norwalk, Ohio
14 handicap

“The aboutGolf simulator is the ultimate indoor environment for golf. The aboutGolf simulator was the only one that accurately replicated my outdoor game.”

Luke Donald
2011 PGA Tour and European Tour Player of the Year