You might feel some pangs of panic in your soul if you are asked to go out for a round of golf and you realize that you don’t know how to play. This is the scenario that Chip Dizard found himself in about a decade ago. He detailed his story to the world in a LinkedIn post about his experience of not knowing how to play golf despite being a businessman. Chip said that he had no option but to sit in disappointment as he watched his colleagues gather their golf clubs and hop into rental cars to make their tee time. Dizard decided right then and there that he would take golf lessons and learn to play the game. He was not prepared to be left behind during another golf outing again.
Stories like this are part of what has driven the massive surge in interest in indoor golf as a recreational hobby. However, the people playing indoor golf are not just ashamed business people worried about their lack of golfing skills. It also appeals to those who want to take on a traditional sport boldly and interestingly. To fully understand the indoor golf revolution, we need to understand all of the factors that contribute to its popularity and how X-Golf has capitalized on this wave of excitement.
X-Golf: The Leader in Indoor Golf Entertainment
At X-Golf Colorado Springs, we bill ourselves as “The Home of Indoor Golf”. We feel so passionate about it that we have trademarked the phrase itself. We offer the most realistic and accurate golf simulation program in the world. It is our goal to make sure you can have an enjoyable experience with your friends and colleagues that reflects traditional golf as accurately as possible.
Entrepreneur Magazine honored us with their top ranking in the franchise category in 2021. They bestowed this upon us because of the hard work that we put into the consumer experience. Providing that experience is what has driven us to open more than 80 locations in the United States, and there are many more on the way. Customers from Maine to California enjoy the experience that we bring to them, and we are continuing to look for opportunities to open even more locations throughout the country.
The Best Technology in the Industry
Our research and development (R&D) department has spent more than 15 years working out how to create the best possible technologies to make the indoor golfing experience as realistic and pleasant as possible. Our team has focused on some of the following areas of technological development in particular:
- Laser technology
- Light technology
- Impact technology
- Camera sensor technology
Along with the 3D graphics software and our state-of-the-art computing power, we offer a product that is second to none. All of this, combined with calculations related to the laws of physics, make it possible for us to create the perfect indoor golfing experience for all of our customers.
Everyone is Welcome
You don’t have to feel like Mr. Dizard did when he came to the harsh realization that he didn’t know how to play golf. Instead, all players of all skill levels are welcome to play at X-Golf. X-Golf President and CEO Ryan D’Arcy spoke with Forbes about this very subject:
Each site typically has seven hitting bays, a bar and food service – kind of like a mini-bowling alley for golf. And they’ve collectively seen an uptick in business this past year. “We’re seeing more newcomers come in,” said D’Arcy.
He went on to say that X-Golf has seen a resurgence of people playing golf after taking some time off from the sport during the pandemic lockdowns. They got busy with life, but now they are finally ready to return to the sport.
No matter your skill level or how long it has been since you played golf, it is still possible for you to get in on the action now. Each round generally takes around one hour to play. However, games with four or more players might last a little longer. You are also only going to have to pay between $40 to $60 per hour of play. These prices are offered to help keep the game accessible and available to all.
Don’t forget about how fun and exciting indoor golf can be. All ages and skill levels are welcome to play, but the atmosphere at X-Golf certainly appeals to adults. We offer a full bar and a menu of food options to select from as well. You can have a few beers with your friends while swinging the clubs and working on your golf game. While you are at it, check out some tasty classics from our menu such as:
- Chicken tenders & Wings
- Pretzel sticks
- and so much more
We treat our customers to the foods that they know and love served by our customer-friendly staff. Everything is taken care of when you visit us. You can also enjoy the sights and sounds of a real golf course. Our technologies are useful when it comes to creating a realistic atmosphere for everyone that comes to play at our locations.
Many customers who pay us a visit are simply interested in a casual game of indoor golf, but there are some who want to take their indoor golf skills to the next level. Those who are interested in competing with other players should know that we offer tournaments as well. We call our series of tournaments the X-Cup National Championship Series, and the top contenders in these tournaments can earn an all-expenses-paid golf trip. Those who are elite enough in their approach to playing indoor golf deserve to be rewarded for their efforts, and that is why we offer prizes to the best of the best.
A few of our upcoming tournaments include the following:
- X-Cup St. Andrews Open – July 2nd-July 15th
- X-Cup World – August 6th-August 19th
- X-Cup Grand Slam – September 3rd-September 23rd
There are specific rules and prizes set up for each tournament, so make sure you know what you are getting into when you sign up for these tournaments. You can take full advantage of the competitions that we have to offer, and we hope that you will. We love to see the most talented indoor golf players put their skills to the test and prove that they have what it takes to be considered elite.
Enjoy Golf All the Time
One of the critical downfalls of traditional golf is that it is not possible to play in all weather conditions. It is truly only possible to play golf in sunny weather or very light rain. Any conditions outside of that will prohibit one from playing their rounds at all. However, indoor golf doesn’t have this downfall. We are able to welcome players into our facilities regardless of what the outdoor weather conditions are. Players who might have had to turn around, pack their bags, and give up their tee time on a traditional golf course don’t have to worry about when they play at one of our facilities.
Another thing that players appreciate about being able to play indoor golf no matter the weather conditions is that they can avoid excessive heat as well. They don’t have to walk for miles and sweat constantly like they might on a traditional golf course. We keep them completely cool and comfortable within our facilities. Given our broad outreach across the country, we want to ensure that we can keep our customers comfortable no matter what kind of climate they happen to live in.
The Future of Indoor Golf
Indoor is not just some kind of fad, the future of indoor golf looks very bright. There are some projections that show that millions of homes throughout the United States might have indoor golf simulators. However, there are many more who might not be able to afford to have an entire room dedicated to this activity. We will be here for those who want to participate in indoor golf at a reasonable rate.
It is true that indoor golf has seen a massive boost in popularity in recent years, but we don’t see that tapering off anytime soon. Instead, we believe that even more people will have the ability to get in on the action very soon if they haven’t already. Expert coaches, even virtual coaches, can be utilized to improve one’s game, and it is even possible to improve one’s skills with indoor golf in such a way that one’s outdoor golf game improves as well. Therefore, we anticipate that there will be even more players trying out indoor golfing in the future.
Visit our facilities and pay some very reasonable rates to have an enjoyable time with friends and colleagues. Alternatively, you can get involved in our series of tournaments. It is entirely up to you, but just know that the fun never stops at an X-Golf facility.