With the golf season in full swing, there is nothing better than enjoying a nice round of 18 on a warm summer’s day on what is considered by many to be the serenity of a quiet golf course. Unfortunately, the one thing golfers can’t control is mother nature and when she calls for rain, your game is a washout. However, don’t despair, whether you are brushing up on your long game or fighting the weather and sinking those putts the WGT Edition Golf Simulator by Phigolf has got you covered, and we consider it to be the closest to the real thing you can get!
For over ten years, the PhiNetwork team has been creating golf apps and technology products to help golfers enhance their enjoyment of the game. Phigolf’s philosophy is brilliantly simple and aims to remove traditional barriers that keep many people away from the sport such as cost, time, distance to the course, expensive equipment, and poor weather. The Phigolf WGT Edition is a golf game simulator that is simple to use and enjoyable for all levels of golfing expertise and allows players of WGT to play the game they know and love, now with their real golf swing.
If I am being honest, the only experience like the Phigolf system that I have used would be the much-revered Tiger Woods Golf on Nintendo Wii which essentially leverages the controllers’ motion to imitate a golf swing but once we got our hands on Phigolf, our minds were truly blown at just how precise and detailed a golf simulator can now be. Out of the box, the Phigolf system is essentially a swing stick or club combined with a 9-Axis 3D swing sensor that screen mirrors your swing in real-time! It connects to your mobile iOS/Android or Smart TV device over Bluetooth and features 4-hour battery life, which is perfect for an afternoon session of golf from the comfort of your own home.
Where the real magic happens is in the actual simulator game itself, with incredible photo-realistic graphics, users can essentially navigate and play some of the best courses around the world. With incredible attention to detail, you essentially create your avatar and play as yourself in this virtual game. The Phigolf club then becomes your club of choice as you play 9 or 18 holes of golf remotely or with friends and family wherever they are in the world! The bonus Phigolf app is completely free and has a ton of exciting single-player and multiplayer golf games! Play in tournaments, practice, and analyze your swing. If you want the full WGT edition with an all-access pass to all the courses the simulator offers such as fan favorites Pinhurst, Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, and more then it is $1.99 per month.
After using the WGT Edition simulator this past few months, we have been very impressed with how accurate and fun this simulator has been. The Phigolf club and sensor manage to capture your swing perfectly with no lag between the movement in the real world and your avatar and the level of detail on each course are quite astounding. We do wish you had more access to all courses without the subscription model because, at $250 upfront, the system is not cheap, but the free app will suffice for those just wanting to have a fun round of golf or to brush up on their game in their downtime.
So, if you love the game and want the perfect way to practice on those rainy days or in the off-season, Phigolf’s WGT golf simulator is worth checking out!