Foresight Sports brings Ryder Cup course to life for nationwide promotion

Foresight Sports Europe is playing a key role in finding a winner in American Golf’s exciting nationwide nearest-the-pin competition on Le Golf National, host of this year’s Ryder Cup, with the winner receiving a customised set of TaylorMade irons.

Golfers at participating American Golf stores across the UK and Ireland have three attempts to get nearest the pin on the 11th hole at Le Golf National – a 178 yard par 3 – using Foresight Sports’ direct camera measurement technology. A live leaderboard can be viewed on the American Golf website, where the closest shots are recorded until the competition closes on the 30th September.

“We’ve seen a massive response to this competition already and we couldn’t have done it without the crucial involvement of Foresight’s market-leading technology,” said Neil Mahon, Head of Operations at American Golf. “Any golfer can walk into one of our stores and feel like they’re playing at the stunning Ryder Cup course in Paris with a chance to win a great prize,” he added.

Foresight Sports Europe Director, Edward Doling commented: “With the excitement surrounding the Ryder Cup, we’re thrilled to be a part of such an amazing competition. It’s also an opportunity for golfers to experience the accuracy of our launch monitors that enables them to not only hit a true-to-life shot on the Ryder Cup course but to be custom fitted into their new clubs with the most accurate data available today,” he added.

The Foresight Sports’ simulators enables players to take on many of the world’s best and most exclusive courses, work on their game, or compete in skill-building competitions. Every shot can also be automatically uploaded and stored in a free online cloud account.

For more information about the challenge and a full list of participating stores, visit—nearest-the-pin-competition/nearest-the-pin-comp.html and for more information about Foresight Sports’ launch monitors and simulators, visit:

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As an avid golfer since the age of eleven Dan lives and breathes all things golf.  With a current handicap of eleven he gets out and plays as often as his work life (and girlfriend) allows. Dan confesses to still being like a kid at Christmas when it comes to seeing the latest golf equipment. Having served as GolfPunk’s Deputy Editor, and resident golf geek for the past 13 years and working for golf's oldest brand, John Letters Dan brings to GOLF RETAILING an excellent understanding of the sector.