Dibden Golf Centre has unveiled a brand-new indoor golf simulator.

Aces, a new two-bay simulator, is situated in the golf club’s former club house and took £60,000 to build over two years.

The new addition to the golf club is the brainchild of PGA club pro’s Nathan Cook and Adam Freeman, who would spend evenings after work building the simulator.

Nathan told the Echo: “It’s been a long time in the making but we couldn’t be prouder.

“The club shop closed down about four years ago and everything inside it was moved to the clubhouse so it was an empty space that we wanted to make something of and be a place that our members and visitors could use.”

The club shop became abandoned following the Covid-19 pandemic, with Nathan and Adam – with the help of Nathan’s sister, Hayley – installing an accessible simulator that can see golfers play a round of 18 holes on some of the world's most renowned golf courses, including Augusta National, the home of the Masters Tournament.

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(Image: Nathan Cook)

Dibden Golf Centre’s new two-bay simulator is thought to be the first of its kind at a golf club in Hampshire, where it can not only be used for training and lessons, but also for all golfers of all abilities and ages to hire out at their own leisure.

Nathan is hoping the simulator will allow junior and beginner golfers to grow their interest in the game.

He said: “If you’re a beginner and you go onto the golf course for the first time, I think it can become frustrating if you’re not hitting the ball how you’d like, you’re walking all over the place and trying to find your ball in the rough, it can be disheartening.

“However, it’s not like that here – if you hit a bad shot you just pick the ball up and go again.”

He added: “We opened on Friday, and we’ve had children in here having lots of fun, which is great to see.

“Everyone’s been trying to hit the ball further than the last person and it’s a really good facility as it can be used to perfect your game or for fun and skilled based games.”