Toptracer is becoming more and more popular these days, with the occurrence of the state-of-the-art technology transforming range sessions up and down the country.
Now, the sublime technology has made its way to England's golfing coast, with Formby Hall in Liverpool, becoming the first, and currently only, golf club on England’s Golf Coast to have a Toptracer driving range installed.
Following a a complete refurbishment, the range now possesses a brand new AstroTurf floor with LED bay and floodlighting, new bay dividers and a power tee update, with each bay now equipped with the Toptracer technology that people have come to grow and love.
Opened with a VIP member evening, the new facility featured a “Driving Challenge” competition running through the night.
Mark Williams, who is the Golf Manager and Head Professional at Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa, commented: “Toptracer has games and modes to suit all ages and skill levels, so you can improve your technique or even try golf for the first time.
"Players can try a mix of fun and skill-based games, compete against friends and family, see their shot trace and get instant data on our interactive game screens. There really is something for everyone. Whatever your playing level, we’d love people to come along and try it out - it’s great fun!”
The inclusion of Toptracer at Formby Hall, adds to its impressive PGA Academy and Resort, which opened in 2008, and the Tommy Fleetwood Academy, which nurtures the next generation of golf talent and was opened in 2019.
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Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.
Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.
Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?
Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°
Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°
Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW
Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°
Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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