Dec 29, 2010

Ben Hogan á la Wii

By Ottawa Golf Blog   Posted at  12/29/2010 12:22:00 AM   3 comments

What an intriguing scenario. Turn the legendary instruction book, “Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons,” into a Nintendo Wii game. It looks like it's in the works according to Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press. This one looks like it could be good, its designers say the game will be "two-thirds trainer and simulator and one-third video game."

I'm afraid my kids will be disappointed. Mario Kart and Just Dance 2 will have to take a backseat when this Wii game is released in December 2011.

Royal Oak-based Pixofactor is creating a new golf video game based on the Ben Hogan classic golf instruction book, "The Five Lessons." Here, golfer Maiya Tanaka of San Diego takes a few swings in a motion capture suit at Davo Studios in Troy. You might see one of these swings on a new golf game for the Wii console due out for Christmas 2011. Michigan's film, movie and video game tax credit is the reason this work happened here.

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Tom Bertrand said...

I hope they get the swing down. Not only will it be entertaining but it can be an instructional tool as well!

Richard Pope said...

I'm reading 5 lessons now. Great book, it will be a challenge to relay the content appropriately.



Unknown said...

That would be awesome! I'd pre-order that!

My PGA instructor friend just started a blog and if you have a moment I'd love for you to check it out.

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