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August 04, 2011

Golf biz teeing up in Roch.

Here's a golf-related biz tidbit as well as a short vid of myself at the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce golf bash.

Look for Chamber golf pics to be posted later today. Lots of interesting things to see there at Willow Creek yesterday. Heh.


A couple of returning Rochester natives are teeing up a new business that will let Med City golfers play a round on the famed Pebble Beach course and still be home in time for dinner.

To launch the Double Eagle Indoor Golf Center, Pam and Jim Sebesta are installing nine high-tech indoor golf simulators in the lower level of the complex at 2765 Commerce Drive N.W.

They expect to open in October.

"These simulators are the top of the line as far as sophistication. They don't look like video games," says Pam Sebesta. "You can hear the wind blowing and the crowd cheering a good shot as they play top courses like Myrtle Beach or Pebble Beach."

And if you're wondering why you're slicing your 3-wood, the machine will watch your swing and give you advice to fix it.

 In addition to the computerized critique, the Sebestas are working with local golf guru Paul Pehler to offer flesh-and-blood classes.

Like any good clubhouse, look for the Double Eagle to serve beer, wine and munchies for golfers as they hit the virtual links.

The center will have a couple of large meeting areas for groups or businesses to use for special events, holiday gatherings or nonprofit fundraisers.

They also may team up with area schools to also work with young players.

Part of the goal of this project is bring the couple back to their hometown. Jim Sebesta graduated from Mayo High School in 1972 and Pam is a member of the John Marshall High School Class of 1974.

"We're really about coming back to Rochester. We have a lot of friends and family here," she says.


Do they have other golf centers, Jeff?

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