If you’re looking for an effective way to improve your golf game from the comfort of your own home, installing a golf simulator system is a great option.
However, being such a large investment, it’s imperative to do your homework in advance of deciding to purchase one. The last thing you will want, after all, is to get excited by the prospect of buying one only to find it won’t actually fit in the room you want it to.
So, with this in mind, we thought we’d compile a brief list of questions to ask yourself when buying and installing a golf simulator system.
If, however, there is a question we don’t cover in this article, why not contact us? A member of our team would be happy to help with any questions or queries you might have.
Where are you planning on putting it?
Purchasing a golf simulator system is one thing. But finding the room to actually set it up is entirely different. As such, it’s important to plan in advance where you want to play it.
Many surveys suggest that 50% of home installs are in the garage, with 25% in an outside shed or similar structure and the other 25% somewhere else in the house.
Therefore, if you’re going to go along with this trend, it could be worth preparing your garage or outdoor space in advance of deciding to buy. That way, you will be ready to set it up as soon as you get it.
Why are you buying a golf simulator?
There are many different options to consider when buying a golf simulator system. So, depending on what it is you’re looking to get out of it, you need to consider any additional equipment you think you’ll need.
If, for example, you are looking to really improve the distances you achieve with all your clubs, investing in a more accurate launch monitor will likely be needed on top. However, if you simply want one for the wow factor, then a slightly lower-end system would probably suffice.
Can you afford one?
Another of the most important question you need to ask yourself is whether you can actually afford one or not.
As with most types of software, prices vary depending on the specs and features involved, so it’s important to weigh up whether you’re better off buying one now or saving up for a higher-end alternative. After all, you may end up getting a lot more for your money as a result.
What’s your ideal set-up?
The budget you allocate towards your golf simulator system will determine the set-up you can buy.
Whether it be £1,000 or £20,000, you need to consider questions like: how high quality do I need the hitting mat to be? Will I need a hitting screen or will a net work better instead? What sort of launch monitor and projector system would I prefer? And how full do I need the enclosure to be?
While golf simulator systems don’t cost anywhere near the amount they used to, they are still a significant investment. Therefore, it’s vital to consider everything in advance, making sure you stick to budget and end up with a system that not only works exactly as you intended it but proves cost-effective over the long run as well.
Here at Golf Swing Systems, we offer a wide range of golf simulator systems and have installed countless iterations in homes throughout the South of England.