MGL Equipment Video Review: OptiShot Swing Simulator

optishotIn our part of the world, the frozen, snowbound golfer runs the very serious risk of transforming into a version of Jack Nicholson’s madman from The Shining.

Don't let this be you

Don’t let this be you

Come mid-January, we’re bouncing a golf ball against the wall while frightening any small child unfortunate enough to walk nearby.


We want to golf!

We want to wear shorts and feel the tips of our fingers when outside for more than 90 seconds!

We want to replace phrases like “polar vortex” with “sand save!”

So, just in time for Christmas, along comes a fantastic concept – an indoor swing simulator that actually works. Better yet, it’s affordable and wonderfully simply to set up. In other words – YES! – you can do this.

Take a look at our video review of the gift that should be under the tree of every frozen golfer this Christmas. Before you click on the video, please know that we’re well aware the lighting in the golf dome is low, the host is dressed like it’s winter, and he didn’t even shave (gasp!).

Here’s our take on the OptiShot:


optishot2Product Quality: A-
Clarity of Golf application: A+
Overall Value: A
Improvements Needed: Software stability, sensor recognition of fairway metals

MGL “Buy-o-Meter” (1-10 scale answering the “should I buy this” question): 8

TOPICS: Uncategorized

ABOUT: Bill Hobson

Bill is Executive Producer and Host of Michigan Golf Live TV & Radio, seen in 3.6 million homes on Fox Sports Detroit and heard on 9 stations across the state. Each week, MGL showcases top places to stay and play as part of an overall celebration of the game. MGL has gained in audience size and influence over the past 15 years through an entertaining combination of exclusive interviews, humor, live call-in contests, product reviews, observations, commentary, and a tour of the state's top destinations each and every week.

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