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Zstrict celebrates successful grand opening of first North American venue

David Leadbetter helped welcome golf industry leaders to Chelsea Piers Connecticut location

(STAMFORD, Conn.) GOLFZON – the world leader in golf simulator market share – celebrated the grand opening of its first North American location on Nov. 1 at Chelsea Piers Connecticut under the umbrella of its new brand, ZSTRICT.

Founded in 2000 in South Korea, GOLFZON has been named “Best Simulator” by Golf Digest’s Editors’ Choice Awards from 2017 – 2019. More than 57 million rounds are played on GOLFZON simulators in 46 countries annually. Having earned the largest industry market share, ZSTRICT’s first U.S. venue serves as a shining model for future growth across North America.

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From left: David Leadbetter, Ben Mackey, Tod Pike and Tommy Lim

The grand opening provided community leaders, media and industry friends full access to the state-of-the-art technology, sensational dining and lounge area and GOLFZON AMERICA representatives. The event ran from 7 – 11 p.m. and featured a ribbon cutting from GOLFZON AMERICA CEO Tommy Lim, world-renowned instructor David Leadbetter, Metropolitan Golf Association President Tod Pike and General Manager Ben Mackey. The following morning Leadbetter provided swing tips and insight on how ZSTRICT technology is advancing golf accessibility to a wider audience.
“We could not be happier with how our arrival to the United States and the greater New York Metropolitan area has gone so far,” says Lim. “Tonight was a great reflection of the team we have in place, and we look forward to providing Chelsea Piers Connecticut with a place to play, learn and host friends.”

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Entrance of ZSTRICT in Stamford, Conn.

Chelsea Piers Connecticut is one of the finest sports and recreational facilities in America. ZSTRICT’s 11,000 square-foot location offers 10 simulator bays featuring swing plate variable ground settings, multi-surface hitting mats, smart auto tee, intelligent data on ball flight, club speed, posture adjustment and more. With rich graphics, real-time feedback and global connectivity, ZSTRICT’s software produces unmatched course realism. Each venue allows players to compete on 75 real-life golf courses including Pebble Beach, Bethpage Black, The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, St. Andrews and more.


Assistant GM Jacob Howes demonstrates on ZSTRICT’s new simulators

The daily and monthly in-store contests allow players to simultaneously participate against each other in a variety of formats for cash and point prizes. To date, ZSTRICT’s parent company (GOLFZON) hosts an average of 350 simulator tournaments per day. For non-golf functions, ZSTRICT’s mezzanine, bar and game areas are the perfect option for parties, corporate events and banquets.
“ZSTRICT is well-suited for players of all skill levels,” continues Lim. “Our unmatched simulator technology allows guests to have an enjoyable experience in a setting tailored to their specific needs and interests.”

Friday night’s event concluded with raffle awards, including local resident Dana Myjak winning a round of golf at Pete Dye’s modern marvel, Pound Ridge Golf Club, ranked No. 6 in Golfweek’s “Best Courses You Can Play in New York.”

Myjak added, “ZSTRICT is the perfect place to play year-round with colleagues, family and friends. Frost delays, reduced daylight and time restraints are no longer a barrier to playing.”

The ZSTRICT app is available on the App Store and Google Play. Players can see their scorecards, personal shot data, stats, league information and swing video in the app.

Like outdoor facilities, ZSTRICT proudly employs PGA Professionals to help guests with swing lessons, club fittings and other elements of the game. With no membership required, the Chelsea Piers Connecticut venue is a year-round golf destination for improvement, competition, socializing and enjoyment. Experience the very best of indoor golf at ZSTRICT, where there will always be time to play.

More information or to schedule a visit:, 203.717.4050

Founded in 2019, ZSTRICT is a virtual golf entertainment platform offering superior technology, competition and fun for all. ZSTRICT is committed to growing the game of golf and offers the most innovative way to experience the game.

ZSTRICT represents the next generation of golfers who understand value in affordable, competitive and social golf communities.

Dan Wooters
Buffalo Agency