Adventure Golf & Sports (AGS) presents a new pre-designed mini-golf course. Named EdgeRider Mini Golf, the nine- or 18-hole portable modular course features a new miniature golf ball edge transfer system, which the company says in a press release changes the way a ball is played on the holes. miniature golf.
The product, which can be installed aboard cruise ships, is being showcased at IAAPA Expo 2022 November 15-18 in Orlando, Florida at booth #4867.
“Guests can put on golf balls that can roll along a curvilinear rubber edge, allowing the ball to travel more evenly and for longer distances without bumpy edges,” says Scott Lundmark, President of AGS .
“It allows the ball to go from side to side, if hit correctly,” he said.
According to AGS, the EdgeRider courses feature new cutting-edge technology applied to their patented modular interlocking panel system. Edge technology can also be used on concrete golf courses where the owner is looking to replace a brick edge or provide a smooth edge inside an artificial rock edge, the company added.
This ball transfer design isn’t new, AGS said, and is offered in obstacles such as the Vortex and “Return to Me” that can immediately change the direction of the ball.
“However, the EdgeRider system goes far beyond these hurdles,” Lundmark said. “EdgeRider allows a ball to travel the length of a hole changing direction up to two or maybe three or four times, depending on speed. The proprietary extruded flexible rubber edge allows two ways to transfer the ball. First with an edge mount and second with a center mount fixed on a fairway or green.
The ball transfer possibilities are endless, according to the AGS design team, with EdgeRider creating numerous routes as a ball travels from tee to green, allowing up to six routes to the hole cup.
“Since the 1950s, many courses have relied on geometric designs where a player putts a ball, which then caroms down one or more golf hole edges, changing direction as it seeks a hole-in-one,” comments Arne Lundmark, Chief Designer of AGS.
“Over the past 30 years, course design has become less geometric and more curvilinear with flowing designs, curved bumps and topography that guide a well-directed ball to its destination. The EdgeRider system is based on a scientific concept called ” curvilinear motion, which is motion in which the speed of a body is variable and the path of the body follows a curved line,” he added.
Nine and 18 hole courses with putters and balls are available. The product can be installed as a temporary or permanent mini golf installation, indoors or outdoors, on the deck of a cruise ship, on rooftops or even used at special events.