Actually, it plays much faster than a regular round as you don't have to walk/ride to your ball. Sort of watching TV with no commercials? I will be down at San Diego to look at the units but they come with glowing recommendations. They are about the only system that was built from the ground up, not retroadapting missle technology or other concepts. It was designed to track a golf ball and the people in the industry I have spoken to say it does a remarkably good job. There are many other units out there, most more reasonably priced. I am not looking at it so much as a business, as I would suspect you would need more units if it was your livelihood. But I have a day job, and a family that loves golf. Am a pretty decent player and have a 15 yo that I think can become a strong, collegiate player. We also have a small commercial building that we could put it in. My goal, pay a healthy rent, pay my son to work their, practice/play a lot myself, and cover the costs of the units. They do have recommended guidelines that will be sent to me. Locally a place in our area charges about 55/hour. I am not sure how that compares with what they recommend. I have a laundry list of marketing ideas and my wife is truly a marketing genius of national preportions. Unfortunately, she has not gotten behind the project yet. So I can't answer many of your questions, but you can read the info on the web site.
Jeff Hartford MD