But a few lucky people, clients of James Laidlaw’s InHome Golf, are enjoying full rounds in their very own golf simulator room, outfitted with the latest technology and including customised room design and furnishings to suit their family’s desires.
Previously in-home golf rooms were available and affordable only for very high net worth individuals, as member benefits for golf courses, or at luxury retirement lifestyle communities. Laidlaw has been involved with the golf simulator business for over 8 years and has watched the industry focus change.
Now, with realistic ball flight simulations finally available, James Laidlaw has shifted his focus to offer the highest quality design customisations and installations for in-home golf rooms in newly built family homes and golf clubs. A new level of customization options are available in high quality design, to create a simulated golf experience not readily available before to individual homeowners.
“Traditional golf simulator companies don’t allow for any real customization” Laidlaw shares, “They force you into their ‘cookie cutter’ offering with little room for individuality. I started InHome Golf to help golfers build their ideal space at a reasonable price. The most important things I can offer are flexible design, unlimited options and professional service!”
Real estate trends show an increase in popularity and the value of luxury new home rooms for various uses: Cribs-style “man caves” are less on trend, and more often families are searching for the ultimate personalised “family room” for entertaining, gaming, watching TV/movies, and of course playing golf.
Professional design is most critical, because all the elements are chosen for both individual quality and their ability to function seamlessly with other components. Golf rooms can double as multi-function family entertainment rooms incorporating DVD and Blu-Ray, satellite TV, internet and gaming.
Helping golfers design and build their own space is what InHome Golf is all about offering unbiased and professional advice to help families achieve the golf room of their dreams.
About James Laidlaw:
James Laidlaw was the president of the Talk of Mackenzie Toastmasters group from 2002 – 2003, which is a role he credits for pushing him to pursue his passions and get into the golf industry.
His golf career began in 2003 as Sales Manager for the Royal Canadian Golf Association (now Golf Canada), responsible for hospitality and sponsorship sales for the two Canadian Opens.
In 2010 Laidlaw joined High Definition Golf as Director of Business Development representing their golf simulator products worldwide. HD Golf is known for its very popular IR camera ball tracking technology and high resolution graphic golf courses.
In 2013 Laidlaw joined TrackMan as Director of Sales in Canada. TrackMan’s radar based launch monitor is a staple on the professional tours and considered to be the best tracking system on the market.
James Laidlaw has been providing expert insights and opinions for media for years – writing articles, blogging, and hosting his own charity golf tournament for family and friends.
In 2015 he was selected by Canada’s #1 talk radio station Newstalk1010 as the People’s Voice and has since been sharing his opinions and insights on-air weekly with well-known Canadian journalists like Christie Blatchford and Lorrie Goldstein. Hear him Monday mornings at 7:45am with John Moore on Moore in the Morning.
James Laidlaw is available for expert insights in media interviews, articles, content and events in the golf industry, as well as corporate events and special events. Laidlaw hosts prospective clients and golf pros, as well as media, TV and film productions (especially news programming and luxury real estate & interior design / renovations shows), at his golf simulator design showroom space shared with Rymar Turf Grass in Mississauga, Ontario.
About InHome Golf:
InHome Golf was created in response to a glaring gap in the golf simulator business: Creative design and affordable customization. James Laidlaw understands the golf simulator business like few others, and brings a level of design, service and professionalism that can’t be matched by the bigger companies.
In Home Golf offers a free design guide for people planning an in home golf room in their new build luxury home – copies can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/InHomeGolf
More information on James Laidlaw and In Home Golf room design options can be found at www.InHomeGolf.ca
Join Laidlaw’s free Facebook group to socialize with “Golfers in Canada” https://www.facebook.com/groups/133089344004925