The driving range can be a frustrating place. Sure, you're out there in your element, spending an hour hitting golf balls towards yardage signs. But if you're like me, you've spent 20-30 balls wasting your time on a 3 iron that just doesn't work right.
All this time on the water has rusted your golf game - but whacking balls to regain your stroke can get monotonous. TopGolf, a high-tech driving range in suburban Wood Dale, turns practice into play time for serious golfers and hackers alike.
We once calculated the millions of practice balls Vijay Singh hit in his lifetime and concluded it was the weight of almost 10 elephants. He's probably up to 12 or 13 by now.
The golf courses in the region are covered with a layer of white and it will be several weeks before the weather will be inviting and cooperative enough to summon golfers out on the green, but if you're itching to hit some balls you don't really have to wait until spring.