A new Elizabethtown-based business is offering year-round play for golf enthusiasts. Located on the second floor of the Bluegrass Sportsplex on Peterson Drive, SimuGolf opened Saturday.
The business offers three indoor Trugolf Golf Simulators with E6 Connect software, featuring more than 100 courses, along with putting green areas. It was co-founded by Central Hardin High School junior varsity golf coach Cody Elmore and his father, Jeremy.
Elmore said the business was inspired by his love of golf, along with the lack of golf simulators in the region.
A Central Hardin graduate, Elmore said when he first got into golfing while studying at the University of Louisville, he would often practice with a golf simulator on campus.
Now that he’s back in Hardin County, Elmore said he wants to provide the same opportunity for golfers in the area.
“There’s no reason someone should have to drive almost an hour to play golf in the winter time,” he said.
Elmore said he initially ordered the golf simulators in May and he previously was pursuing another venue to house them. However, when this plan fell through, he contacted Todd Davis, co-owner of the Bluegrass Sportsplex, who Elmore said instantly was enthusiastic about the idea.
“I made a phone call and an hour later I had a place,” Elmore said. “It was just such a God thing.”
TruGolf simulators utilize high-speed camera technology to capture ball and club data for each shot in the simulator. In addition to a large screen, Elmore said each simulator contains three microphones and three cameras for data tracking.
SimuGolf offers membership opportunities and will soon offer league and tournament play, Elmore said. The business will host a long-drive challenge event Oct. 30 during the Bluegrass Sportsplex’s SportsPlex Spooktacular.
Elmore said he is excited to offer a service that is unique to the Hardin County area.
“It’s just something that I love that I think would be good for the community,” he said.
Andrew Critchelow can be reached at 270-505-1413 or firstname.lastname@example.org.