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SkyTrak teams up with WGT Golf to offer virtual play

SkyTrak LLC, a joint venture of SkyGolf and SportTrak, has announced that WGT Golf has completed the integration of its popular mobile golf game with the SkyTrak Personal Launch Monitor to offer golfers the freedom to play WGT Golf with their own clubs in a stunning, high-definition virtual environment.

The WGT Golf app allows its over 14 million golfers worldwide playing WGT Golf to play the game with their own clubs and balls for the first time on iconic courses such as Kiawah Ocean Course, Bandon Dunes, Wolf Creek and many others.

The SkyTrak Launch Monitor is a complete Practice, Play and Entertainment System for golf at home. It accurately captures thousands of data points from a golfer hitting balls with their own clubs into a net to simulate practice and play as if you were on the course or practice tee.

The Closest-to-the-Hole game challenges golfers with nine different approach shots that are scored in proximity to the pin on WGT’s famous courses. Or, golfers can opt for Full Stroke Play on golf courses around the world, with the ability to select different tee boxes, course conditions, green speeds and wind conditions. Players will also have the ability to enter tournaments, challenge other golfers, improve their games and work their way up the leaderboard.

“The new SkyTrak integration with WGT Golf provides golfers the next-best experience to actually being on some of the world’s best courses,” said Andy Allen, SportTrak Managing Director of Golf. “The Closet-to-the-Hole game is a fast-paced experience that challenges a player across their entire bag. It’s a fun and addictive gaming experience.”

“Nearly ninety per cent of the WGT audience consists of real-world golfers,” said YuChiang Cheng, WGT Media Founder and CEO. “The SkyTrak integration with WGT Golf is a natural fit, allowing our players the ability to experience playing the WGT Golf game with their own real-world clubs and balls, and adding another level of reality to their WGT Golf experience.”

Combined with an App and a compatible phone or tablet, the Wi-Fi enabled SkyTrak captures the actual ball speed, launch angle, back spin, side spin and side angle to project the ball flight over a vivid 3D practice range and virtual golf course.

SkyTrak users have the option to upload their practice and play data to the SkyGolf 360 cloud service for storage, analysis and sharing with friends via the new SkyGolf 360 App, to enjoy the benefits of being part of the fast-growing online community of golfers via integration with social networks.

SkyTrak is recommended for use with the following compatible iOS products: iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 2 (with Retina), iPad Mini 3. Versions of the SkyTrak App for other platforms will be released in due course. SkyTrak (RRP £1,695) ships with a Basic Practice Range Package, giving vital ball performance data, a choice of camera views and shot replay on a 3D virtual driving range.

To see a demonstration video click here, and more for information visit the SkyTrak website