Golf travel specialist GolfBreaks.com has installed a Foresight Sports simulator at its Windsor headquarters. Located to the side of a ‘break-out’ room, the full simulator has proved popular, not only with the company’s many corporate visitors and clients, but also with the 140 strong staff, who are able to book time on it before and after work.
And GolfBreaks.com also uses the simulator when the ‘team’ looks to raise money for charity. Sales director Richard Clements said, “Having the Foresight Sports simulator enables us to host regular staff activities and competitions, including longest drive and nearest the pin. We recently raised several hundred pounds for Sport Relief by holding a nearest-the-pin competition and, with the range of teeing, wind and pin positions, were able to ensure a level playing field for all staff regardless of their playing ability.
“It allows for great interaction across all levels of the business – it’s not uncommon to find a director and a placement student battling it out to be nearest the pin at Royal Troon’s Postage Stamp eighth hole. We’re a golf company through and through – having the Foresight GC2 has really enabled our staff to maintain that passion and interest in playing the game and reinforces our golfing credentials. It’s a great perk for staff and is another tool that helps with staff retention.”
The presence of the Foresight simulator in the company’s premises will also pay dividends for the manufacturer, says Clements. “We are able to showcase both the simulator and GC2 (Game Changer 2) technologies to our suppliers and golf industry. More than 500 visitors are in the office each year and the majority are hugely engaged with the system. As a partner of the PGA and the PGA’s of Europe we are able to host members and visitors and enjoy playing some of the world’s iconic courses from the comfort of the office.”