Tonawanda News

The Town

March 22, 2013

Golf Dome's simulated game systems up and running

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Tonawanda News — On the simulated driving range, golfers can see a variety of statistics, like their speed, distance by shot and their average, allowing players to compare different clubs. Players are then able to print out the statistics. 

“It has a great ability to be a teaching tool, too,” Edholm said. 

Golfers playing on the simulated courses this week said they were enjoying the new technology. 

“It’s better than hitting on the range, and gets us ready for the tour,” Jim Morrill, of Hamburg, joked. 

But golf isn’t the only option, as players can choose from a variety of games, including hockey, soccer, baseball, carnival games and zombie dodgeball — which Edholm says has been very popular with the kids.

The Edholms, who have lived in the town all their lives, took over the grill in 2000 with no previous restaurant experience, but have seen a lot of growth since in the past 13 years.

Edholm’s brother-in-law, Erik Lugris, a software developer, has joined the team by helping with the gaming systems. He, too, has high hopes for the new business.

“The technology is great and very affordable, and we’ve had great support from the town,” he said. 

The current price during testing of the product is $20 per hour per station, which, going forward, will increase to between $30 and $40. 

Contact reporter Jessica Bagley at 693-1000, ext. 4150

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