Heard on the Street: Golfers can play anywhere with simulators

A couple of returning Rochester natives are teeing up a new business that will let Med City golfers play a round on the famed Pebble Beach course and still be home in time for dinner.

To launch the Double Eagle Indoor Golf Center, Pamand Jim Sebestaare installing nine high-tech indoor golf simulators in the lower level of the complex at 2765 Commerce Drive N.W.

They expect to open in October.

"These simulators are the top of the line as far as sophistication. They don't look like video games," says Pam Sebesta. "You can hear the wind blowing and the crowd cheering a good shot as they play top courses like Myrtle Beach or Pebble Beach."

And if you're wondering why you're slicing your 3-wood, the machine will watch your swing and give you advice to fix it.


In addition to the computerized critique, the Sebestas are working with local golf guru Paul Pehlerto offer flesh-and-blood classes.

Like any good clubhouse, look for the Double Eagle to serve beer, wine and munchies for golfers as they hit the virtual links.

The center will have a couple of large meeting areas for groups or businesses to use for special events, holiday gatherings or nonprofit fundraisers.

They also may team up with area schools to also work with young players.

Part of the goal of this project is bring the couple back to their hometown. Jim Sebesta graduated from Mayo High Schoolin 1972 and Pam is a member of the John Marshall High SchoolClass of 1974.

"We're really about coming back to Rochester. We have a lot of friends and family here," she says.

Kids salon closes

A popular hair salon closed up shop this week after three years of cutting and styling children's hair in Rochester.


Little Dudes N Divas Salon, owned by Erik and Karen Kleven, abruptly closed its location at 3270 19th St. N.W. in the 19th Street Business Park.

On Wednesday, this message was posted on the salon's Facebook page:

"Little Dudes and Divas is sadly saying good-bye. We will miss you all. Thank you for your support over the years."

The Klevens were not available for further comment.

Moen on move

Just days after deciding to make a move, the Moen Law Firmof Rochester is up and running at a new address.

After 10 years in the downtown Riverside building on South Broadway, attorney Ken Moendecided on July 27 that it was time to look for a new office, says Mary Moen, the office administrator.

"We needed less space and we needed it be more functional to be able to utilize it better," she says. "And to have better parking than we had downtown."


By July 29, the Moens were moving into a new office at Suite 122 at 1530 Greenview Drive S.W., in the commercial space attached to the Ramada Inn and Conference Center.


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