Pine Rivers Golf Club becomes first Queensland venue to install new dartslive machines

The modern era of darts has begun at Pine Rivers Golf Club, the first Queensland location to implement Dartslive electronic darts machines.

The system, developed in Japan with video game company Sega, is networked online around Australia and the world.

Players travelled from as far away as Gatton to test the new game, which was installed earlier this month but has been popular across Asia for the past decade.

Pine Rivers Golf Club boardmember Ken Mackay said it was exciting to partner with iDarts Australia, the sports governing body, to bring a new audience to the venue.

He said it was a good equaliser for families.

Im a keen darts player. Theres so many types of games and the best part is with the soft tip its good for beginners and kids, he said.

It didnt take that long to adjust.

The idea is being able to play against some of the worlds best online.

Mackay said even golf club members had got the bug and tested the interactive machines.

iDarts Australia business development manager Keith Low said there was a huge following around Australia, with plans afoot for an invitational national title later this year.

He said the animation, sound effects and graphics made darts more exciting, while soft-tip darts were lighter

Soft-tip darts in Australia has grown as well. Some of the traditional darts players have switched over as well, Low said.

Pine Rivers Golf Club is working on setting up a regular league competition.

Source: Quest News