No golfing ability? No problem! Topgolf is a game that
anyone can play (and win). Score points by hitting micro-chipped golf balls at
giant dartboard-like targets on an outfield. The closer you get your ball to
the centre or ‘bullseye’ and the further the distance, the more points earned.
The fun and games don’t stop there; you can even indulge in delicious
food and drinks brought to you while you play. What could be better?
Your First Visit
A comprehensive guide to becoming a Topgolf pro.
1) Getting started - When you arrive, join
the check in queue at the entrance. If you have Fast Track, go straight to the entrance
– no need to join the queue. You’ll then be shown to the Guest Services desk so
you can get a membership and add some games.
2) Heading to your bay - An associate will show
you how to get balls and set you up with a bay. Each ball has a microchip inside which is
registered to one player, so don’t get your balls mixed up!
3) Selecting a game – Put a ball through the
scanner and your name will show up on the screen. Now choose a game from the menu. To keep
things simple, stick with ‘Topgolf’, a perfect game for newbies. If you already
think you’re a big shot, try TopBreak or TopShot.
4) Choosing a club – Each bay has a set of
clubs – if you’re a lefty or have kids with you, request alternative sets from
the Guest Services desk. A tip - You’ll notice that each club has a number on it - to score big points, use the 6, 7, or 8 iron on the
short tee. As a beginner, it’s
pretty much impossible to hit a straight shot with the driver. But we’re not
your parents so do whatever makes you happy.
One other thing – you’ll see there are two
types of club - the regular flex (black) and light flex (light blue). The black
clubs should be used if you’re a fast swinger and can hit the ball far (be
honest with yourself) - the light blue clubs are better if you need a bit more
5) Your first shot – Scan a ball and put it on
the tall tee (driver) or short tee (other clubs).
- Grip – Getting this right will help power
and accuracy. Place your weaker hand at the top and stronger hand underneath, with
your hands together. Try not to squeeze the grip too tight - a glove will help. - Aim – Rest the club head on the mat and
turn it to face a target. Angle your body left or right for accuracy - important
when the target isn’t straight in front of you. - How to stand – Keep your feet shoulder-width
apart, making sure you have good balance.
6) Scoring points – Each shot that goes into
a target scores points. The nearer to the flag the higher the score. Hit the inner
ring of a target and your next shot counts double. Ball 11 is your bonus ball -
if you hit the centre of the target with this ball, you’ll score bonus points
or maybe even win a prize. After every player has hit 20 balls, the game is
over – highest score wins.
7) Fuel your game – Scan the QR code in your
bay to order food and drinks, or order from an associate if you prefer.
8) Get better – Less than enviable score on
your first game? Our Topgolf Coach team of PGA Professionals will give you your first lesson for only £10.