(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents PGA TOUR.)
By Susan Campbell | AZFamily
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – Put on a VR headset, and instantly you can be standing on the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale. “Our mission is to make golf more accessible by using technology,” said Ryan Engle, the Co-Founder and CEO of Golf+. The virtual reality platform added the course just in time for the WM Phoenix Open.
All of the data for the game came right from the PGA, so the layout and the green contours are exactly the same as they are for the pros. “You see the crowd and even though they’re all virtual, you’re surrounded by a colosseum of people,” Engle said. “The number one bit of feedback that we get from golfers is typically, ‘Yep! It feels realistic. I’m still slicing in VR.’”
Virtual reality version of TPC Scottsdale