Washington couple set to launch virtual golf studio where you can play at any course in the world

A new virtual golfing centre coming to Washington is promising a unique experience as it prepares to open its doors for the first time in April.

Sunday, 21st March 2021, 7:00 am
Directors of the Virtual Golf Centre, Emma Watkins and John Briggs.

The Virtual Golf Centre launched by Emma Watkins, 39, and John Briggs 40, from Washington, offers a unique simulated golfing experience giving golfers the chance to play any course in the world, enjoy some games or visit a driving range.

The family friendly venture will be open to all levels of golfing abilities and those five and older, coming with a range of choices on how you want to play.

The centre, which will be based at Swan Industrial Estate, is a dream come true for Emma and John, who have long dreamed of starting a business together.

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The idea came about after golf mad John, who currently works in house removals, was missing the golf course during lockdown.

Director of The Virtual Golf Centre, Emma Watkins said: “We’ve always thought about running our own business together. I’ve had many jobs and they’ve been okay but I’ve always wanted the freedom of being my own boss.

“I can’t wait to get going and see what people think. We want to it to be a completely unique experience.”

Emma and John are working hard to put the final touches on the new business, with plans in the place to open from April 12, as lockdown restrictions continue to ease.

Since announcing the news, the couple has been overwhelmed by the positive reaction from the community, receiving over 40 bookings already.

Emma added: “The reaction from everyone has been great. It’s really positive the amount of interest we’ve received so far without even opening.

Everything is being done a really high standard and this will definitely be something for everyone, whether you want to get some practise in, play some fun games experience a world famous course.”

In the coming months as coronavirus restrictions are lifted, Emma and John are making plans to offer even more for the virtual experience, including children’s parties, corporate events and an expanded lounge area.

To find out more about the Virtual Golf Centre, visit their Facebook page for more information.

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