REDVERS - The Redvers Golf Club has completed the installation of two new Uneekor Golf Simulators at their clubhouse.
“I have been on the board for several years and the president since 2016,” said Craig Gaudet. “For years we have been taking about installing a simulator but never got around to it. The golf course has had two consecutive profitable years during COVID-19 and this year our board decided to proceed.”
The 2,000-square-foot clubhouse has a seating capacity of 80, and, more importantly, 12 feet high ceilings. Gaudet and the board started to look at some options and a contact in Calgary referred them to a Uneekor representative in California.
“All of the reviews on the Uneekor product were great and we decided to purchase two,” said Gaudet. “While it reduces our seating capacity, the golf course will be able to stay open in the winter and remain profitable.”
The simulators have now been installed and operate effortlessly. The swing camera is mounted on the ceiling and can measure distance, velocity, height of shot, and ball spin. The different courses included in the package can be adjusted for degree of difficulty, wind and putting speed.
There is a ball tracer, and the camera can also analyze your swing plane. Even machine-generated voice commentary is provided, which was found to be honest.
The Redvers clubhouse was constructed in 2013 and includes a fully-operational kitchen which is licensed. The course has undergone several improvements over the past few years, including lengthening its yardage and adding hazards. Three cart sheds that can hold five golf carts each were constructed in 2021.
The course has smooth and sloping grass greens which are kept in excellent shape. The Redvers golf club has a solid membership base and attracts golfers from all over southeast Saskatchewan and southwest Manitoba.
“On December 5th, we plan on starting up both our men’s and ladies’ leagues which will give you the option of golfing either Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesdays. We will be open to the public Thursdays to Sundays with hours yet to be determined,” said Gaudet. “Please watch for details on our Facebook page.”
Along with Gaudet, the golf course executive consists of vice-president Jeremy Rintoul and secretary-treasurer Stephanie Zelionka. The club is active and growing with 11 members on the board.
“The Redvers Golf Club is really excited to have installed these simulators. They are a lot of fun and will keep everyone active and ‘in the swing of things’ all year long. Come on out and give it a try. You won’t be disappointed,” said Gaudet.