‘Full Circle Golf’ finds its niche

Kyle Gallo, one of Berlin's all-time great golfers, has opened an indoor training facility in town, Full Circle Golf, located at 170 Deming Road. Full Circle offers virtual golf, club fittings and lessons, and boasts five instructors with a combined 200 years of playing experience.

"Berlin is my home. It's really good to come back and give back to the community and fill a void in the market," said Gallo, who played golf at Berlin High and then at Central Connecticut State University before competing professionally, around the world, for about 15 years.

Gallo and business partners Doug O'Leary and John Vitale purchased the 3,000-square-foot Deming Road property last year, and Full Circle Golf opened about two weeks before Christmas 2021.

"It worked out well, and this is a great traffic spot," Gallo said. "We're close to downtown and the Berlin Turnpike."

It didn't take long for golfers to find Full Circle.

"We ran into it not knowing what to expect, and after about two weeks, we were flooded," Gallo said. "At this point, we were just a virtual golf facility that did lessons. And we held off on the ribbon cutting because we knew our concept and model would produce more than just that."

Gallo said Full Circle is different than other indoor golf facilities, which often draw golfers more interested in having a couple of drinks than working on their game.

Full Circle's five state-of-the-art golf simulators combine high-resolution digital images, satellite data, and geophysical data in 3D models for the most realistic virtual golf experience.

"We do so much more here with everything we offer," Gallo said. "That separates us from everyone else."

Full Circle celebrated its long-awaited ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Sept. 7.

"This is our 61st ribbon cutting or groundbreaking since COVID started, and I could not be happier because this was a concept that my friend Doug came to me with and said, 'hey, what do you think?' I said let's do it," Economic Development Director Chris Edge said. "We worked on some language with the Planning & Zoning office, and we were able to make it happen."

Edge added, "I'm excited about this because it’s novel, it's new, and in a community that, one, has two golf courses; and two, anybody that has been here more than two minutes knows, this is a sports-crazy community.”

Full Circle Golf, 170 Deming Road, can be reached at 475-272-1510. For more information, visit fullcirclegolfct.com.



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