22/08/2013

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Darwin Cheddar Woods Holiday Park, Cheddar, Somerset

BRIEF/REQUIREMENTS:

Proshot Simulation were approached by the general manager of Darwin Leisure, a holiday park company based in Cheshire.
Darwin Leisure specialise in high end leisure parks across the UK.
Cheddar Woods in Somerset has been re-developed to become the South West flagship site for Darwin. As part of the re-development of the leisure centre Darwin wanted to include a Golf Simulator.

The Golf Simulator was to be located in the bar and entertainment section of the new facility next to the ten pin bowling alley.
We were included at the design stage of the process which is fantastic, the correct space and layout for the system can then be designed into the area, with all wires and services hidden.

A Full GPS golf simulator was proposed with 10 extra famous courses and the ‘crazy golf’ putting software.

DESIGN:

The Simulator was to be integrated to the wall and ceiling system being installed by the main contractor MIDAS.
Proshot Simulation were then responsible for designing and sourcing all final fittings, including an astroturf floor, carpeted walls and ceiling, and fitting of all simulator equipment.

The key feature of the design at Cheddar was the ability to view the Golf Simulator from any area of the bar. A Golf Simulator helps to create a fantastic atmosphere in any bar, and is a draw for golfers and non golfers alike.
Viewing is also important because the Golf Simulator projection screen can also be used as a Large Format HD TV screen.

Click here to view design sheet

KEY DECISION POINTS:

The Customer decided to proceed with Proshot Simulation for the following reasons,

We were able to quickly respond to the initial enquiry and became an integral part of the design process.
The GPS system fitted into the proposed space and was well within the budget allocated for the project.

As a family leisure park, heavily focused toward children the ability to include ‘crazy golf’ putting within our installation was key. This provides a entertainment for the entire family.

INSTALLATION:

Installation was coordinated with the main contractor MIDAS. All staff were put through the CSCS and site training needed to work on the extensive construction site.

As with all commercial installations the process was split into first fix, second fix, and final installations spread over the period of 6 weeks.

Installation was smooth and efficient due to Proshot being involved from the early design stage.

This ensured all processes and design points were discussed and accounted for well before we started to install.

COMMISSIONED CENTRE:

The result is a system that takes pride of place in the bar at the Cheddar Woods Leisure facility.
The system doubles as a large screen TV system with ceiling speaker system

We wish all occupants that use the facilities at Cheddar Woods fun and enjoyment using your system.