Golf anytime, regardless of the weather or time of day, including PGA Golf Instruction – True Aim Indoor Golf KC offers this and much more at its new location on the west side of Metcalf Avenue just north of 151st in Overland Park. The facility opened in March and features three hitting bays utilizing Uneekor QED 4K Ultra HD golf simulators that provide overhead video and hyperspeed cameras to capture a multitude of club head and ball measurements. The wealth of data on each ball strike is incredible, providing, among other metrics, club face angle, club head path and speed, ball speed, back spin, side spin, carry distance, apex and total distance. It’s a unique virtual experience where Golfers can practice on a driving range display or play any of thousands of golf courses including many of the PGA Tour and TPC courses.
About a year ago, it was an unexpected health scare that lead owner, Tom Aguilar to his decision to open True Aim. As someone who rarely has been sick in his life, he was surprised to come down with pneumonia that led to sepsis and a seven-day hospital stay that saw him in a dire situation with liver and kidney functions that nearly shut down before he started to get better and eventually recover.
It was that experience and 35-years of corporate life in the insurance industry that prompted him to re-think his career. After considering many different options, he realized he wanted to turn his passion for golf into a business venture. Mr. Aguilar felt drawn to a golf simulator business concept he’d been researching for some time and decided to build his own indoor golf studio.
Mr. Aguilar is looking forward to hosting private corporate, small business and other group events. “Soon after opening, we had the opportunity host two small business groups, a birthday party and one larger fundraising golf group and it was a lot of fun to have them here with catered food and available beverages,” he said. “They all said they had a great time and would love to come back. We also plan to add some men and women’s leagues along with competitive play events,” he added. True Aim has implemented the published COVID-19 guidelines issued by the state of Kansas and Johnson County.
True Aim Indoor Golf KC is currently open 6 days a week, Tuesday through Sunday, and by appointment only on Mondays. “We offer a lot to golfers of all abilities. The swing analysis provides immediate practice feedback you can’t get at an outdoor range. They can play simulated rounds of golf at thousands of courses. We also have golf instruction with our own in-house 25 year PGA teaching professional, Jim Powell,” Mr. Aguilar stated. “We have a fantastic place to play and practice indoors and it’s never too hot, too cold or too wet so the weather is always perfect,” he added. He also points out that many golfers appreciate the ability to precisely see how far they hit each club, learning their distances and their gaps as they work through their bag on the simulators.
Our staff recently gave it a shot, comparing the distances we thought we hit our clubs with what the simulators told us. Overall, we felt it was far more accurate than we had seen at other local retail shops, but with multiple swings with our own clubs, the dispersion and the ranges of each club was eye-opening. One of us who claims to hit his 7-iron “about 170”, saw solid hits reach 177 yards while slightly off-center strikes only reached 162 yards. In retrospect, he felt that was probably about right and was tantamount to coming up a little short or barely reaching the green or really catching one solid and flying a bit past the pin. Of course, he asked us not to include or comment on a few bad swings with poor contact where the results varied quite a bit more.
Currently, an hour of golf costs $39 for up to 4 players in a hitting bay but golfers signing up for a $50 annual membership enjoy a $6 discount each time they play or practice. Juniors 17 and Under and Seniors over 62 also enjoy a $10 discount. Gift Cards are available for any occasion. True Aim Indoor Golf KC is located at 14870 Metcalf in Overland Park in the Heatherwood Village shopping center and can be reached at 913-283-7044, or check them out on Facebook, Instagram and Google. We would recommend giving them a call to check on tee time availability, private and catered event rates, and PGA Instruction.