PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance Debuts Exciting New Golf and Entertainment Experience

The PGA of America
The PGA of America

Series: PGA Feature

Published: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 | 8:26 p.m.

PORT SAINT LUCIE, Fla. - The PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance's new indoor Sirgul 180 Simulator is giving sports fans a special opportunity to experience the ultimate golf and entertainment experience – the ability to virtually play golf from their choice of 100 courses worldwide while simultaneously watching their favorite sporting event on its 100-inch television projection screen.

Created by ForeGolf, the Sirgul 180 Simulator's state-of-the-art, high-definition screen emulates play on some of the golf's most renowned courses from across the globe. Meanwhile, the virtual 180-degree projection system simulates any kind of playing condition, while in the comfort of the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance's indoor training facility.

"The PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance takes tremendous pride in being on the leading edge of new technology and playing experiences for golf enthusiasts," said Bob Baldassari, The PGA of America's senior director for player development and PGA general manager of the facility. "The opportunity to play the game of golf while simultaneously watching the big game on a dynamic 100-inch, 180-degree HD projection screen is a prime example of the one-of-a-kind, fun and unique experience that we offer to everyone."

The interactive and revolutionary Sirgul 180 Simulator is a technological solution with hand-built components that feature some of the most powerful processors and graphics cards available in golf simulation. The simulator also serves as an advanced teaching tool for PGA Professionals to offer to their clientele, in order for them to further enjoy the game.

"As one of the most technologically advanced facilities in the game, the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance is designed to deliver the finest golf instruction, fitness and practice experience for golfers from around the world, and our Sirgul 180 Simulator will enable our clients to achieve their goals in learning and playing the game, while using one of the most exciting and fun new innovations in the game," added Baldassari.

The 35-acre PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance, is ranked among the "Top 100 Golf Ranges in America" by Golf Range Magazine for 12 consecutive years and is part of PGA Village — which also features 54 holes of Championship golf by Tom Fazio and Pete Dye at PGA Golf Club; and the PGA Museum of Golf, the home of the game's four major championship trophies.

The simulator can be rented out starting at $50 an hour, with catering and beverages available upon request. For more information, please call 800-800-GOLF (4653) or visit

About PGA Village
The Ryder, Wanamaker and Dye Courses form a trio of world-class courses at the PGA Golf Club, at PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Named by Golf Digest as one of the "75 Best Golf Resorts in North America," PGA Village also features the award-winning, 35-acre PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance and the PGA Museum of Golf. PGA Golf Club exists to be one of the premier public-access resort facilities in America, complete with a Private Members Club, and also serves as the home club for our 27,000 PGA Professionals. For more information, please visit

About The PGA of America
Celebrating its 95th year, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission of its founders: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf.

By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in a multi-billion dollar golf industry.