Golf Season is here and it’s time to perfect your swing. Can’t make it to the driving
range? That’s ok. Golf simulators are the new trend in creating the ultimate home
entertainment complex and let you do it right at home. Imagine driving balls on some
of the most famous courses in the world or comparing your swing to masters like Tiger
Woods, all without ever leaving the house. Interested? Here are some things to consider.
You’re gonna need a little space
Golf simulators allow you to hit real balls (not virtual ones) onto a screen. To prevent
these little projectiles from breaking everything in sight, golf simulators come in a cubelike
assembly that includes fabric, usually black, which, incidentally helps with onscreen
contrast. That means dimensions for these simulators can be pretty large. Make sure
you have a big space to install your simulator. We can help with planning and measuring,
and have even seen homeowners excavate their basement floors to gain additional
Analyze your swing
If you are serious about improving your game, some technology gives you instant visual
feedback on your swing using high-speed cameras. You can view your swing plane and
even compare it to that of the pros or get stats on the impact of the club, whether your
swing is open or closed, the angle coming into the ball, how fast you’re swinging the
club and the revolution on the ball.
Golf is a social game, and your setup should be social too. Rather than escaping into a
basement to practice your swing in solitaire in the dark, create an observation area in
front of the simulator so friends and family can hang out and watch, or join in the fun.
Hear it in Hi-Fi
If you are going to invest in a virtual golf simulator, you want to get some great speakers
so you can hear all the details of your virtual golf environment, including the ambience
of some of the most famous courses in the world. Some people install microphones
within their golf simulators, as well, so that they can amplify the sound of the ball
hitting the screen for a more satisfying effect.
Make it more
Many homeowners plan their virtual golf simulators as part of a larger “entertainment
complex” since many of the same requirements for golf simulators apply to other
environments. For example, a large basement with no windows is ideal for both. Put a
snack area or bar in the back, throw in pool table, and you’ve got hours of family fun.
Where to begin? Come in or call us today. We can help you source and install your virtual
golf simulator and are here to answer those lingering questions and take the burden off
you so you can simply enjoy a few holes.