Longbow Golf Club, located in Mesa, Arizona, is professionally managed by Troon Golf, the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 440-plus locations around the globe, including managing 470-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses.

PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida – Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona has debuted the installation of Toptracer Range on its practice range.

Longbow Golf Club, now powered by Toptracer Range delivers the same ball-tracking technology (including total distance, carry distance, ball speed and launch angle) that traces the shots of the best players in the game on television. The Longbow Toptracer Range is currently open seven days a week by appointment or subject to availability.

At the Longbow Toptracer Range, which occupies approximately 100 feet of hitting gates on the Longbow practice facility, players hit Titleist golf balls off of real fairway turf offering true course-like conditions then receive instant shot data or entertaining virtual games in the palm of their hand through the Toptracer Range mobile app. Shots are recorded so that golfers can make swing adjustments and immediately see the impact on their golf shots. Through the truly interactive and individualized experience, golfers can play virtual games, such as capture the flag, and participate in contests, such as long drive competitions, through the mobile app.

Golfers of all ages and skill levels can enjoy the new experience for $12 for a half-hour (including a small basket of practice balls) or $22 for one hour (including a large basket of practice balls). Hitting gates with Toptracer Range may be reserved up to seven days in advance through the Longbow Golf Club website (www.longbowgolf.com) and must be prepaid. Golfers should download and install the Toptracer Range mobile app prior to arrival. Current Longbow Golf Club Range Pass Members receive four complimentary 30 minute reservations at the Longbow Toptracer Range.

Longbow Toptracer Range
Longbow Golf Club is the first Troon Golf-managed location to install the Toptracer Range experience.

“By partnering with Toptracer, we’ve essentially created a smart range and gamified our practice facility,” said Bob McNichols, developer of Longbow Business Park and Golf Club. “Serious or core golfers can benefit from gathering invaluable data about their clubs and tendencies, while new or beginning golfers can enjoy the fun and entertaining games on the Toptracer Range app. It’s an exciting new step into the future of golf.”

Longbow Golf Club is the first Troon Golf-managed location to install the Toptracer Range experience. Troon’s OB Sports division has two locations installed with Toptracer Range at managed facilities in the Pacific Northwest, including Jefferson Park Golf Course and Interbay Golf Center.

“Longbow Golf Club and Bob McNichols have always been forward-thinking and innovative in creating new ways to experience golf and engage guests,” said Kris Strauss, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Troon. “The Toptracer Range experience at Longbow is a fun way for golfers to work on their games while receiving instant data and important feedback.”


As a caddie, greenkeeper, and Ouimet Scholar from Marshfield Country Club on Boston’s South Shore, Leigh developed his love for the game at an early age. The BA from Amherst College and MA from Dartmouth prepared him for his 36-year career in education, most of it teaching Advanced Placement English and coaching varsity golf. In 1986, a sabbatical from teaching students to writing stories for “Golf World” magazine prepared him for his second career in golf journalism. Leigh is a low-handicap golfer who has won the Golf Writers Association of America’s championship seven times. He is currently a member of Southers Marsh Golf Club in Plymouth, MA, and PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL.

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