Once a subsidiary of Access Software- TruGolf is passionate about driving the golf industry with innovative indoor golf solutions since 1983. The company creates and sells virtual golf simulation software, hardware and content to improve your score on the course.
Golf simulation is increasingly trending in the world of golf and technology. It's every golfer's dream to hit the ball every day—and because playing out on the course isn't always an option, those with enough space to swing a driver get their fix with an indoor simulator. Whether they are professional or social players, golf simulators help refine their swing, improve their chip shot or get their putting on track. So, it didn't come as a surprise when Straits Research valued the golf simulator market at US$1.3 billion in 2021… projected to reach US$3.3 billion by 2030.
A subsidiary of Access Software- TruGolf is in the news for its superior technology and is a consideration in most homes of professional and weekend golfers and many instruction and club facilitates. The team is passionate about driving the golf industry with innovative indoor golf solutions since 1983 and continually builds products to help grow the game by making it more available, approachable and affordable through technology.
The professional golf simulators offer a library of courses and game modes to ensure replay value and challenge while commercial golf simulators create an immersive experience, presenting players with high-definition, realistic graphics and an augmented reality analysis of every shot. Above all TruGolf's custom golf simulator is equipped with powerful analytical capacity. Users get detailed statistics on club speed, club path, face angle, ball speed, launch angle, spin rate, and more, after every shot. Once you realise why you're hitting good or bad shots, it’s so much easier to correct yourself.
TruGolf's state-of-the-art E6 Connect software is recognised as the industry standard for virtual golf technology worldwide. The team has built award-winning video games- innovative hardware solutions- and an all-new e-sports platform to connect golfers with E6 Connect. Per the company's website: "E6 Connect was designed with a complementary website to help track player data for review later. This includes all shots taken during practice, course and mini game play. Further, we have a suite of Commercial Tools: now users can manage their simulators and players anywhere with our new web suite. Subscriptions are not required. Users can purchase the engine and never pay annual fees…"
The team continues to refine the technology, designing the most sought-after golf software used in simulators. In 1999 American video game developer Access Software was acquired by Microsoft for its expertise in golf software development. Following the acquisition TruGolf maintained the core programming and graphics team of Links™, renowned as the best selling PC golf franchise. "We are excited to be reuniting the Microsoft and Access Software team that created the original Microsoft 'Golf' franchise" said Ed Fries, General Manager, Microsoft Games Group. "Its top-flight management and development talent will be a true asset to us. We share a vision to create games that are accessible, fun to play and vastly rich in content." TruGolf subsequently spun out to its own company during the acquisition.
That said, golf simulators have come a long way. In addition to offering custom, professional and portable golf simulators, TruGolf's latest launch monitor- APOGEE- is accurate and easy-to-use with features like Voice Command System that allows users to navigate their E6 Connect gameplay within rounds and practice sessions.. a laser indicator that shows users where to place the ball and when the system is ready to record a swing… and Point-of-Impact slow-motion replay video. For every swing taken, it measures multiple data points from both the Ball and Club. In-game ball flight is always based on real, measured data. APOGEE gathers shot data with a proprietary high-speed stereoscopic camera system and the new Instant Impact image analysis algorithm that measures information from both Club and Ball, and simulates on-screen shots with no lag or delay.
These new advances open a new frontier for virtual golf. "…we decided that what this industry needed was a core software that everybody works off of, so that we can develop a community to compete against each other" TruGolf CEO Chris Jones told USA Today. "We're a niche within a niche. You've got golf, then you’ve got indoor golf and then you have simulators."
In recent news TruGolf has collaborated with IMG Golf Course Services- a global leader in the design, development, marketing and management of world class golf courses- to provide E6 Connect subscribers with access to virtual recreations of IMG Golf Course Services' most stunning venues around the world. The first content released will feature Italy’s Royal Golf La Bagnaia, an eighteen-hole championship golf course designed by famed architect Robert Trent Jones Jr.
"We're thrilled to bring the best courses from around the world to our users" TruGolf Vice President of Business Development Ryan Jones said on the company's official website "Since we started building virtual golf software in the 1980s we have explored the world's most stunning locations in our efforts to make them available for our users to experience. Our partnership with IMG Golf Course Services will accelerate that.. providing TruGolf customers with access to stunning courses like Royal Golf La Bagnaia."
TruGolf envisions helping grow the game of golf by making it more available, approachable and affordable through technology.
Chris Jones (CEO)
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TruGolf offers a wide range of golf simulation software, hardware and content. These include launch monitors like APOGEE… golf simulators that include Portable Golf Simulators- Professional Golf Simulators- Commercial Golf Simulators- Custom Golf Simulators... E6 CONNECT Commercial Tools… Multisport… and TruGolf Mini.
- Official website TruGolf
- TruGolf Announces Content Partnership with IMG TruGolf
- Microsoft Buys Access IGN
- Facebook page of TruGolf Facebook
- TruGolf Mini golf swing trainer helps you better learn your swing The Gadget Flow
- Best Places to Install a Golf Simulator TruGolf
- TruGolf partners with IMG Golf Wire
- Custom Golf Simulators TruGolf
- SkyTrak Partners with TruGolf for Realistic HD Golf Simulation Golf Business News
- TruGolf Debuts INSTANT IMPACT Tech with APOGEE GolfiCity
- Twitter page of TruGolf Twitter
- Growth of indoor simulators good for the game Golf Week
- 5 Benefits of a Golf Simulator TruGolf
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- Youtube channel of TruGolf Youtube
- E6 CONNECT: The Brief TruGolf
- Golf simulation market tipped for huge growth
- Instagram page of TruGolf Instagram
- Home Golf Simulator Guide TruGolf
- Obituary: Access Software Founder Bruce Carver GameDeveloper
Chris Jones (CEO)