Phoenix is a golf mecca. You can't get in a car and drive for more than 10 minutes without running across a golf course. There's close to 200 courses in the metro area.
In the winter, prime season around here, green fees can border on the absurd. If you can survive 115 degree heat, you can play some very nice courses in the summer at reasonable rates.
But if you want to stay inside and work on your game, you need one of these:
How cool is that! It is billed as "The world’s most amazing indoor virtual golf simulator". This bad boy will compute your club head speed, angle, ball trajectory and all that jazz and let you simulate a round of golf on some of the best courses around. You play with real clubs and balls, and there are even accessories you can buy to log data, take video and perform other such magic to help you improve your game. You can get different mats to simulate hitting out of the rough and sand too (with my game, I could throw away the fairway mat and stick to these.) It also can double as a home theater system.
I have no idea what it costs, but I'm sure it's not cheap…
More info is available at High Definition Golf.
Note to Francy — Father's Day is coming up soon….
[tags]Phoenix golf, golf simulator, High Definition Golf[/tags]