15 april 2019 15:05
NYT: Tee-box "in a box"
Skotterne opfandt golfsporten, og nu har englænderne opfundet box-golf. Konceptet der har en startpris omkring 280.000 kroner, går i al enkelthed ud på, at gøre tee-steder for range-træning mobile.
Boxgolf har således indarbejdet udsalgs-sted i forskellige typer af containere, hvor top-modellerne kommer med puttebane på toppen. Selv containerne kommer i størrelse fra 10 og op til 40 fod.
Du kan her læse hele den engelske pressemeddelelse omkring konceptet, som er opfundet af PGA Pro Jon Wells, fra Sussex.
Portable golf range units converted from new shipping containers have been launched to provide dedicated space for coaching, fitting and practicing golf at locations lacking teaching facilities, plus corporate events.
BOXGOLF is the brainchild of PGA Professional Jon Wells, owner of Surbiton Golf Studio in Surrey, with a team of PGA Professional James Sullivan & John Sullivan, who has a background of working in finance in the city. Armed with a wealth of experience, the BOXGOLF team believes there is a gap in the market for the niche range solution to help fellow professionals and those staging largescale events.
Each container-style range offers a variety of built-in features – from astro-turf decking to ceiling spotlights and power points for launch monitors and other technology. Space on the walls can be used to display golf equipment, teaching aids, memorabilia and wall mounted TVs, for a luxury touch.
Collapsible overhead and side awnings offer protection from the elements and fold away after use, keeping expensive golf technology and equipment secure.
“BOXGOLF is a self-contained facility and I’m confident that the concept can revolutionise teaching provision and events,” said Jon, who opened Surbiton Golf Studio in 2010. “For golf clubs who may lack necessary planning permission to build and pros looking to enhance their teaching facilities, BOXGOLF offers the perfect solution, as well as opportunities to gain additional revenue.
“The various bespoke options, for one, two or four bays, enable customers to personalise the unit to their exact specifications, including adding golf club or business logos for a really professional look,” he added.
The containers vary in size from the entry level unit at 10 foot to a deluxe 40-foot container. The deluxe container features an astro-turf putting green on the roof terrace, perfect for practising every aspect of golf. Du kan se mere på hjemmesiden her.