A fully automated tech enabled golf driving range has just opened to the public in the west end of Toronto promises to impress. The showstopper of the 40-golfer campus is a self-teeing ball system that automatically sets up balls for golfers, and continues to do so instantaneously after every drive.
Though it's open to all, back pain challenged golfers, in particular, will appreciate that they do not have to bend down to set up a new ball before their next stroke. "It's hard to get your swing back after a back injury," says iRange Toronto owner Kevin Siu-Chong, "so our system was created where you don't have to repeatedly bend down to tee up your next ball."
"On a typical range, you can hit a bucket of 100 or 200 balls. Whereas in a typical round of golf you only bend down 18 times. At iRange, you focus on perfecting your swing without the painful and annoying interruption of having to pick up the golf ball for the next swing."
All golfers appreciate the time saved and, more importantly, the ability to make very slight adjustments to their swing or stance between strokes. Tee heights are also adjustable to 3 different levels on a touch screen making it easy to drive the ball, practice a fairway shot or your short game.
Each golfer receives a personalized reloadable iRange card so they can play anytime, at their own pace. The facility also has a Pro Shop and Snack Bar which is licensed to sell alcoholic beverages.
The state-of-the art system is the first and biggest of its kind in Canada.
iRange Toronto is located at 7855 Finch Ave. West in Brampton, the same address as the newly renovated and expanded Wet 'N' Wild Toronto waterpark (formerly Wild Water Kingdom). Parking is free for all iRange guests. iRange Toronto is now open 7 days a week, rain or shine, and is easily accessible from Highways 401, 427, and 407.