What is Lasergolf?

Lasergolf golfer setup Lasergolf is a software game designed for a PC running the Windows operating system (it doesn't currently run on Apple Mac or any other computer or games console). It is played not by moving the computer mouse but with a specially-designed Laserclub which comes with the game.

This means that you can really feel like you're playing a game of golf - the way you 'hit' the ball determines closely how the ball flies on the PC or TV screen. It also means that playing Lasergolf takes some skill, and rewards practise. You can get better (or worse!) at the game.

But Lasergolf is not like commercial golf simulators. You don't actually hit anything (hopefully!) and you don't use a real golf club. The Laserclub is deliberately designed to be short enough for someone of average height to swing it comfortably in a living room or office, and it works by shining a beam of light over a 'Tee' base unit, which you connect to your PC.

This Tee base uses light sensors to pick up the direction of your swing as well as the speed and path of the golf club head. This data is sent to the PC and the Lasergolf program uses it to show a real golfer taking the shot on a golf course - complete with sound effects and a commentary, and with realistic graphics showing the ball's flight in 3D.

Lasergolf is the complete game - you can elect to play different types of competition, including Matchplay and Strokeplay, and you play a variety of courses and all the shots, including the putting on the greens. You can play alone or with up to 8 players in a competition.