March 6, 2017

A Look Inside the MIT Recreation Indoor Golf Range

The melting snow is bringing much anticipation for golfers in New England. Whether you compete, or just play simply for the joy of it, we are sure that you are itching to get out on the green for the first time this year. What you may not know however, is the Zesiger Center boasts one of Boston’s best kept secrets – the MIT Recreation indoor golf range, the perfect place for you to warm-up your swing.

Stowed at the end of a quiet hallway in duPont, our 500 sq foot indoor golf range is much like a private oasis. With technology as a core component, members and guests can improve their technique while expanding their golf IQ through private instruction.
Jesse Struebing makes these improvements possible, as our private golf instructor, spending roughly 25 to 40 hours a week working with adult and youth golfers of all levels.

The MIT and Cambridge Community are welcome to meet Jesse, explore our golf range, try out equipment, and get exclusive in-person only discounts at our Indoor Golf Range Open House, Friday, March 24, 2017 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at the Zesiger Center.

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More About Jesse Struebing

Jesse’s golf insight is nothing short of exceptional, providing participants with a unique experience. His journey started while still in high school, when he began working a driving range in his hometown of Buffalo, NY. By the age of 19, Jesse was teaching lessons. By the age of 20, he turned pro.

When asked what it’s like to be a part of the MIT Recreation community as an instructor, Jesse responded, “What I enjoy most about teaching golf lessons at MIT is the ability to work with many different students from all over the world in a very private setting.  In the past few years here I have met people from all different walks of life and from all over the world.  The experiences I enjoy the most are when I am able to get people who thought they could never play well to play well and enjoy the game.”

The technology

With private instructions comes three high speed, high definition cameras that capture every aspect of your motion. Added to that is the Doppler Launch Monitor that provides ball flight analysis, tracking key metrics such as ball speed, launch angles and carry distance. These factors, according to Jesse, are keys to his lessons.

“Having the technology is very important considering it is an indoor golf studio.  Even though we are indoors, we can see every aspect of the flight as if you’re outside. Many people feel like their skills are not good enough for the technology but quickly learn that everyone can take advantage of it.”

MIT Recreation Indoor Golf Range Passes

If for any reason you think you can do without the technology and the one-on-one instruction, or you simply want to get some practice time between lessons, range passes will give you access to the indoor golf range on your own or with a small group. Both members and guests can purchase a range pass and schedule a 30 or 60 minute reservation online, with the MIT Recreation Mobile App, or in-person.

We know, it’s hard to believe that in addition to an Olympic size pool, multiple courts, fitness floors, group exercise space, an outdoor track, outdoor fields, tennis courts, an indoor track, and an indoor ice arena MIT Recreation also has an indoor golf range! But it’s true, be sure to see it for yourself at our Open House event.