Here’s a video putting game for the home or office that simulates real golf courses and even miniature golf courses. Unlike other video games, you putt with a real ball and putter, and you have to account for breaks in the trajectory.
It’s called the Stracka Putt Game and is the brainchild of SanDiego’s Jim Stracka. The game is set up on a special mat with infrared sensors that calculate the path of your putt and display it on your TV or Smartphone. A free app, available from the Apple or Google Play store, tells you where to hit the ball and how hard.
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“This technology is great for the ‘gaming’ millennials and their children,” says Stracka, the CEO of StrackaLine (www.strackaline.com). “This is a simple way to play golf in the confines of your own home or office.”
With Stracka Putt, you can play on many famous courses, including those currently used on the PGA Tour.
“We use 3D modeling lasers to scan the surface of putting greens from golf courses all around the world,” explains Stracka. “The app and books we create allow golfers to see all the slopes and breaks of the green, and see the exact line for their putts.”
The Stracka Putt package includes a black box with sensors and power cord, a putter, three golf balls and a special putting mat.
Players can practice, compete on the Internet against other people or compete for cash and prizes in on-line tournaments hosted by StrackaLine. It’s fun for golfers and non-golfers of any age, and is an activity the whole family can enjoy.
Stracka needs $50,000 to finish development of the game and start production. The goal is to begin shipping Stracka Putt by the end of 2015. In order to generate this start-up capital, he has launched a Kickstarter campaign, which can be viewed at: www.kickstarter.com/projects/stracka/home-putting-simulator-for-golfers
The Kickstarter page includes a demonstration video.
Donations of any amount are welcome. For $20, backers have a choice of a StrackaLine cap or a one-year membership to the StrackaLine App. For $150, you can get the Stracka Putt game itself. That’s a $300 value.
“Swinging a video game controller or clicking on a bouncing arrow cannot simulate the feel of a real golf club in your hand,” says Stracka. “You can putt on famous courses like Pebble Beach, TPC Sawgrass, or even international courses like the Golf Club of Milano in Italy. Our team is scanning new courses every week, so new courses will always be available for download directly to the game.”
For additional information, visit www.kickstarter.com/projects/stracka/home-putting-simulator-for-golfers; the Strackaline website, www.strackaline.com; or the Strackaline Facebook page, www.facebook.com/Strackaline
Stracka can be reached directly at Press@StrackaLine.com
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Company Name: StrackaLine, LLC
Contact Person: Ben Malamitsas
City: San Diego
Country: United States