New Zen Swing Stage brings movement to driving ranges and indoor golf
The golf simulator experience is set to take another leap forward following the launch of the adjustable Zen Swing Stage hitting surface.
Bringing accurate real-world slopes to golf both indoors and at the driving range, the new Zen Swing Stage aims to enhance practice sessions, lessons and existing golf technology.
Extensively tested by PGA Tour and Ryder Cup players, the Zen Swing Stage puts a realistic golf course at your feet – enabling golfers and coaches to create thousands of gradients on a stable 6ft x 8ft hitting surface which is able to hold a long tee peg.
By moving the Zen Swing Stage and changing the shot conditions, players can gain new data from launch monitors, and increase the realism of a golf simulator.
Silent in use and remotely controlled by a touchscreen app, the Bluetooth-enabled Swing Stage’s robustness enables Stand-on-Stage control, which means golfers can feel the gradients change under their feet as they prepare to hit their next shot.
With all four corners adjustable in 0.1% increments, Swing Stage takes just seconds to create virtually limitless shot-making variations by replicating lies on the golf course.
Darren May, golf coach at Grove XXIII in Florida, said: “You can absolutely change someone’s swing path, angle of attack, swing direction and swing plane just by moving the ground with Zen Swing Stage. The great thing about it is that you can be very specific regarding the degree to which you are moving that slope, and the player can feel that while it’s changing.”
“Imagine being at a driving range where you can recreate the slopes found on a golf course instantly, with a single touch of the screen,” added Zen founder Nick Middleton. “The new Swing Stage makes accelerated skill acquisition possible. Its ability to move, and to create new learning experiences, is a magnet for everyone who ever has – or ever will – hit a ball, at all skill levels. We are very excited about the possibilities which this brings to range golf, screen golf, and golf instruction.”
“Swing Stage instantly improves the golf sim experience,” said Zen managing director Andy Hiseman. “Zen moving floor technology is a fundamental evolution for the sport which creates a new level of reality.”
The larger Zen Green Stage – available in 12ft, 16ft and 20ft sizes – is already revolutionising putting practice with its ability to recreate every makeable putt on the planet – including double-breaks and compound breaks.
Zen Green Stage and Zen Swing Stage are being used by tour players and their coaches, PGA instructors, golf facilities, universities, custom-fitters and golf retailers, indoor golf studio designers and private golfers in 19 countries worldwide.
“Our technical team are already working on integration programmes to make both Swing Stage and Green Stage even more compatible with the most popular indoor golf and driving range technology out there,” added Andy.
In the UK, Zen Swing Stage retails at £14,950+VAT (In-Floor) or £16,245+VAT (On-Floor) plus delivery and installation.