Just when I think you couldn’t possibly be any dumber (or more yuck, see Priority Pass Jakarta), you go and do something like this… and TOTALLY REDEEM YOURSELF! Those are my wise words to Priority Pass which has included the PGA Golf Experience in its lounge lineup. After eating and sleeping at the Escape Lounge, I went over to the PGA Lounge to see what it was all about. As a Priority Pass cardholder, members are given a $15 voucher which can be used at the bar, at restaurants in the terminal, or towards the golf simulator. Obviously, the prudent traveler would eat at the Escape Lounge and play at the PGA Lounge. And that’s what I did.
While the simulator looked amazing, I only had time to do the driving range. I paid for 15 minutes but was given 20 to work on my game. To my delight, the PGA Experience offers the exact same Ping clubs that I own. The results were mixed, just like at home. Some went right, some went left, a few went straight. None went very far. That’s what makes the simulator so great. Unlike the driving range, where I lie to myself and say that the ball went further than it did, the simulator tells me exactly how far it went. From there, I can make an adjustment to see if a different approach will yield a better result. The instant feedback was very helpful. Using the simulator made me question if it were better to move to Scottsdale (as I just did to improve my golf game) or if it would be better to buy a home and invest in a simulator. If you thought buying a home was expensive, check out the price of a real simulator.
My final shot was a straight drive down the fairway at 225 yards. Satisfied, I left in peace.