Have you ever dreamed of having a home golf simulator? To many golfers this could be something of the pinnacle of golfing on their property (at least for those who can’t afford a golf course for a back garden!).
A golf simulator allows you to work on your golf game – no matter what the weather is like – any time of day. And good quality simulators can tell you an awful lot about what you currently do and ways that you can improve.
However, for many years golf simulators have only been available to golf clubs and the exceptionally wealthy. And homeowners continue to assume that it is not even worth looking into the possibility of a home golf simulator – presuming it would not only be too expensive, but take up too much space and time.
But the truth is it has never been easier to have a golf simulator installed in your home. Here we take a look at some of the reasons that getting a simulator installed is easy, as well as some of the misconceptions about them.
Home golf simulator: Costs have reduced
Of course, the key issue in having a golf simulator installed is the cost. Many people believe that having a simulator built will cost upwards of £10,000 or even £20,000.
Of course it is possible to spend this much if you want to. But the truth is that it is possible to have a high-quality golf simulator built for much less than £1,000!
Entry level simulators can be an ideal choice if you are working to a tight budget and they can provide you with everything that you need. So, there is no need to assume that you wouldn’t be able to afford one.
Broad range of software providers
Part of what has brought the price of a simulator down is the range of software providers available. There are fantastic examples such as SkyTrak and Optishot 2, which offer you a very natural feeling golf simulation at low prices.
The competition in the marketplace also ensures that these simulators are extremely high quality. That means that you shouldn’t opt for a simulator just because you are aware of the brand name. Do plenty of research into the range of providers around.
Space requirements of home golf simulator
Surely you need a huge amount area to build a golf simulator, right? Well, actually you might be surprised about just how little space you require to create a simulator. Basically, if you have enough space to swing a golf club, then you have enough space for a simulator.
Being more specific, you need at least 8 and half feet in height, 9 feet in width and 16 feet in depth in order to use the simulator correctly. It is generally best if you tee off at least 8 feet away from the screen – and the screen itself needs to be at least a foot away from the back wall.
Easy to install
You might assume that it requires a great deal of specialist technical knowledge to install a simulator at home. But modern golf simulators are very fast and easy to install, and they can be carried out without any specialist training.
The kit that you need for your simulator will come with instructions and you can easily assemble it at home. Of course, this also means that you can quickly and easily disassemble the simulator too!
Of course you also need a set of golf clubs and all the gear you would usually take golfing. Except the golfing umbrella! It is always worth checking out used golf clubs for sale. Not only could you save money but you could get much better clubs than you’re budget would usually allow.
Experts in home golf simulator
It is also important to note that as golf simulators have become more accessible, there are now providers with a great deal of experience in building them in homes. This means that you can speak to experts who can talk you through the process and offer advice and guidance.
It has never been easier to have a golf simulator installed in your home, so why not look into it today? Speak to a local golf specialist about what could be possible in your property.
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