Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf: All-new computer game allows users to design, create and play custom golf courses

Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf: All-new computer game allows
users to design, create and play custom golf courses

May 3, 2016

North Palm Beach, Fla.—Acclaimed golf course designer Jack Nicklaus—known for his record 18 professional major championship victories in addition to his global portfolio of award-winning courses and host venues for the game’s most significant events—once famously said, “The game is meant to be fun.” And now, the Nicklaus Companies is upping the ante to an all-new level, with the launch of Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf, the most realistic golf computer game the market has ever seen. Golfers, non-golfers and gaming enthusiasts alike will have hours of enjoyment designing and playing golf courses just like the Golden Bear himself has done for the last 50 years.

“We have developed a number of innovative technologies bringing together the virtual and real worlds into a seamless environment,” said Robert Samuels, the Chairman and CEO of Perfect Golf. “We are proud to team with the Nicklaus Companies once again and look forward to our shared mutual success.”

Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf features an integrated online multiplayer with an in-game lobby for matchmaking. The game includes a fully integrated tournament function that allows external community sites to host their own tournaments in-game, using the publically available Application Program Interface. There is also an Integrated Control API, which can be used to connect external equipment to the game to provide a vast array of different simulation options.

The physics engine, built specifically for golf, implements true skid and roll bounce physics, as well as accurate green speed measurements. Inside the game, users can select different swing mechanics, including full controller support; various time-of-day and weather options, including real-time integrated weather; customize their players and golf clubs; and select from multiple difficulty options to play the courses they’ve designed. There are more than 20 modes of play, including the innovative hazard golf and a fully customizable Method of Play Creator, containing over 50 events that can be used to create custom game play modes.

Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf also gives players a completely customizable experience, bringing forth the expertise that Jack Nicklaus and world-leading Nicklaus Design have gleaned from designing nearly 400 golf courses worldwide over parts of six decades. Now, users can become expert golf course designers and architects too. Nicklaus Design Course Forge, the in-game course designer, is the same platform used internally by Nicklaus Design for its global projects. Not only can players dabble in golf course design—they can completely customize the surrounding landscape, selecting from a large array of camera angles, tracers, and graphics quality settings. The courses are also fully geo-referenced for future integration of real-world data and accurate sun angles, based on location.

Perfect Golf has a global reputation in 3-D modeling and simulation for entertainment uses. Perfect Golf’s graphics have set the benchmark and have been used during worldwide broadcasts of the most notable tournaments on the PGA TOUR to digitally depict golf course ball flights, playing conditions, and design elements on some of the best-known golf courses in the world including The Presidents Cup 2015 at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea, and will soon be featured in the return of golf to the 2016 Olympics.

Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf is currently available on Steam for Windows, OSX and Linux (www.jacknicklausperfectgolf.com). The game will be offered soon on a variety of other platforms, including consoles and Android TV.

About Perfect Golf, Inc. (Perfect Golf®)

Perfect Golf is a sport technology venture specializing in advanced virtual 3D Games, Broadcast Technologies and simulation. All of Perfect Golf’s software products—including Terrain ForgeTM, Course ForgeTM, Broadcast SuiteTM, and now Jack Nicklaus Perfect Golf—incorporate fully geo-referenced terrains and create a seamless environment between reality and virtual reality for the sports enthusiast.

As the consumer and commercial markets surrounding broadcasting, gaming and mobile continue to battle for user time, Perfect Golf is leading the push to integrate these three platforms into a single experience that will bring the user closer to the action and much more integrated into it.  The future of sports simulation is not just in making the experience more realistic, it is in making the user an integrated part of it and empowering users to compete against the professionals that are on television at their gaming console, PC or mobile device. Further, Perfect Golf is currently developing real-world technologies, such as GPS Golf Ball design, which can be fully integrated to the existing suite of products, and provide users with both quantitative data and their own qualitative 3D Broadcast SuiteTM for social media and re-integration back into the game via cloud-based technologies.

Perfect Golf, Inc. is incorporated in Delaware, with headquarters in Buffalo, NY, and satellite office locations in Washington, DC, and Manchester, England. For investment, shareholder information, or more information, please visit www.perfect.golf.

About the Nicklaus Companies

The Nicklaus Companies is dedicated to promoting excellence in the game of golf, preserving its great traditions and growing the game.  For nearly 50 years, the mission of the Nicklaus Companies has been to enhance the golf experience, and to bring to the national and international consumer, golf-related businesses and services that mirror the high standards established in the career and life of Jack Nicklaus.  In 2007, Jack Nicklaus partnered with Howard Milstein to help further the growth of the company and to realize the full potential of the brands and branded businesses.  Howard Milstein is Chairman of New York Private Bank & Trust, and is actively involved in the Nicklaus Companies as Co-Chairman along with Jack.

Products and services include golf-course design, development of golf and real estate communities, and the marketing and licensing of golf products and services. Nicklaus-branded products have been marketed worldwide since 1962.  The Jack Nicklaus and Golden Bear-branded lifestyle collection of products include: golf academies; ice cream; restaurants; beverages; wine; home appliances; flooring; cabinets; apparel; footwear; and golf equipment.

For more information on the Nicklaus Companies, please visit www.nicklaus.com.

About the Author

David Berkowitz, Editor in Chief.
I am the aspie dad of 3 with autism, in industrial sales by day, and a run tech and autism news media organization as well. I am trying to be like Engadget.com and help autism too via the arts and tech. I am also on twitter, itechnewszone, facebook/technewszone, youtube/technewszone, linkedin.com too.

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