This article discusses how playing a computer golf game benefits a player’s game of golf in the real world. Advancements in technology has meant that it is possible to experience many things in the virtual world, that up until recently could only be experienced out on a real golf course.
Strategy is key, perfect it – By playing games you learn to build up a strategy in order get the best possible result. This can be translated to the real world, as tackling a real world golf course can be looked upon in exactly the same way as one in the virtual world, in working out the optimum route to take to avoid or at least minimise the negative affect of any pit falls such as water ways and bunkers you are building up a strategy.
Learn that course by heart – Being able to play a virtual course many times over during the day, and much more often than would be possible of a real world course, enables the golfer to get a thorough understanding of every aspect of the course. This helps in building up a good strategy for when the course is played for real.
Perfect that swing – Video gaming, especially those games that allow for full body interaction, can help considerably with getting a better understanding of how to swing a golf club. And with the very latest technology it would be possible for the game to advise you on your stance, grip and swing, although at present (November 2010) there are no games available for the home with this ability, but that will soon change.
Forever aware of the weather conditions – The details within a virtual golf game can be detailed enough to include weather conditions, and in doing so enable a golfer to get to grips with how the different conditions affects the way they play. After the number of games played in a single day, each of which including any type of weather condition, a gamer soon learns how each type needs to be approached, and hopefully mastered. Likewise a real life golfer who exposes themselves to the virtual golf game and its weather conditions many times a day, is able to take that experience and put it to good effect on the real golf course.
All this shows that being able to play on virtual golf courses that have been reproduced faithfully from their real world equivalents has the potential to gain a major advantage over golfers who have chosen not to take part in this modern phenomenon. Being able to play as many rounds as you like any time of the day or night, forever looking for that perfect route through to each hole, and being able to practice as many times as you want to at overcoming unavoidable obstacles, will give a golfer a distinct edge over their peers. Of course, the golfer does need to play the real courses.