So you want to improve your game however live to far from the driving range or just don't have the time in this modern age then you must be thinking or planning on getting a Golf Simulator at home...
After scrolling through the never ending pages online advising on how best to achieve this goal we thought we would put together a quick guide on how to put together your very own Golf Sim Enclosure package.
Spaces is important, you will want a minimum of 2.7m ceiling height however we would recommend 3m as the magic number.
Width minimum 2.8m however you will need to understand that taking club path into account you would not be hitting center of the screen. To achieve hitting center of the screen you will need about 4.5m.
Depth minimum depending on Launch Monitor of choice you would need 5m.
- 30 cm wall to screen
- 2.5m ball to screen
leaves 2m behind the player to swing a driver.
No 2. Enclosure
Once you know your room dimensions you can decide which enclosure would best fit your space - we recommend choosing an enclosure that fits within 5cm tolerance of your room dimensions to give you enough room to assemble.
Simbox - comes in 6 sizes
2.6 x 2.5 x 1.5m
3 x 2.5 x 1.5m
3.6 x 2.5 x 1.5m
4 x 2.5 x 1.5 m
4 x 3 x 3 m
Easy sim comes in 2 sizes poles or no poles
2.5 x 2.5 x 1.3m
3.5 x 2.5 x 1.3m
Why no poles ? Shipping long poles aboard can prove expensive so we give you the option to source your own poles locally (this includes the UK).
We supply everything else;
Black Fabric Surround
Pole fittings and bungees
You also have the choice to upgrade your impact screen from the Lite to either;
Pro Impact Screen
Quad Pro Impact Screen
No. 3 Launch Monitor
We will write another blog on Launch Monitors however our enclosures work brilliantly with the likes of Optishot, Skytrak, Flightscope, Trackman & Garmin R10.
No 4. Hitting mats
Hitting mats are always personal preference however popular mats include;
Standard Hitting mat
Truestrike MK7 Single
No 5. Projectors
Probably the most debated or discussed subject online choosing the right projector can feel like a minefield. Ultimately you need to find a projector that is going to fill the screen image either in a ratio 16:9 or 4:3 from a set distance you have in mind depending on your room whether this be floor or ceiling mounted. We will dive into projectors in more detail in future posts.
Once you have your projector you just need to connect via a HDMI lead to your laptop or Ipad depending on launch monitor requirements.
There are many more extras you can choose for your simulator however this is the bare bones of what is required to play at home.
I hope this helps and I will be publishing more content in the near future!
Thanks for reading