We get asked this question every day at Golf Swing Systems so I thought I’d write a blog on this subject.
Putting with all the simulators is off the teemat you are hitting from. This is because mot sensors are looking at that position for ball strike and its easier to put the ball in that position rather than move the sensor. One of the best mats we have found to do this is the Tee Turf mat as the surface is very tight and the ball on the SkyTrak system is being measured for the first 14″ of ball roll.
This can be used with any launch monitor.
A lot of people who have used a simulator before have found putting hard work to do and often blame the equipment, however I find that when people putt on a simulator they are not reading the data that is being given at all or misrepresenting the data.
For example if there is a 20ft putt and the ball is only 10ft away from the screen you have to imagine a 20ft put, not a 10 ft one.
If there is a uphill lie of say 2″ you then have to imagine a 25″ rather than a 20″ one and if there is a left to right break then this has to be taken into account for the target line aim as well.
Below is a video showing putting on the Golf Club Game Software using SkyTrak with an explanation of the data.
How does SkyTrak do putting? Is the question we get asked on a regular basis. So we have put a little video together showing exactly how this works.
We have used the Golf Club Game Software for this demonstration in our demo facility in Cranleigh, Surrey.
Our client had purchased a Foresight Sports GCQuad and was looking for golf simulator enclosure in his double garage in Crewe.
We came up and showed some of our previous installations and made a suggestion of the Home Golf Simulator enclosure and screen.
We manufacture these to the size required. Together with artificial putting turf and our renowned Tee Turf mat we installed the enclosure, turf and mat in a few hours.
Because this has a low ceiling we specified a projector with 4000 lumins for brightness and a side horizontal keystone.
If you notice the projector is offset to the screen. This means there is no shadow for the right handed golf on the screen.
Size of the enclosure was 2.5M High x 2.8M Wide x 1M Deep.
Kristian came to Golf Swing Systems after seeing our work at Callaway Golf’s fitting center at Chessington.
Wanting to setup his own fitting and coaching studio at Sunnindale Heath Golf Club we helped Kristian setup his studio with the right measurements, lighting and power requirements.
Wanting this to be a pristine academy Kristian opted for leather cushions for the side wall and ceiling protection.
For the launch monitor Trackman was used. This also enables video to be used with Trackman and putting.
Contact details for Kristian Baker are on his website www.kristianbaker.com
Our Client contacted us after seeing our work via the website. Living out of the UK for long periods of time, our client gave instructions to look at his house in Surrey and the look at the possibility of installing a golf simulator in the basement of the house.
Seeing the room I suggested the Trackman simulator for our client as outdoor usage was also important. The house itself suggested that quality was essential so a timber framed, carpeted enclosure was offered.
The room was over 7M deep and that was more than enough for the Trackman 4. We installed TruGolf E6 for the simulation package as well.
Mike Ovett, PGA Professional at Pyecombe Golf Club and Hassocks Golf Club asked Golf Swing Systems to come in and look at a possible space for a new coaching studio at Pyecombe Golf Club.
Having previously worked for Mike before installing his studio at Hassocks Golf Club we were the the first point of call. After meeting with the committee and Mike and getting a feel for what budget was available we offered a cabin construction 6M Deep x 5M Wide x 3.5M High at the front dropping to 3M at the back. This sit on a concrete base 150mm thick which the green keepers put down.
We then worked with the golf clubs electrician to advise on where power and lighting should be installed. When the Cabin was ready we then installed our enclosure and screen system, with artificial putting turf, Tee Turf Mat and the SkyTrak Golf Simulator.
Full details on how to create and Golf Simulator room are here https://www.golfswingsystems.co.uk/golfsimulatoradvice/
You can download a copy of the plans of the cabin here https://www.golfswingsystems.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/SkyTrak-Cabin-Full-Sytem-with-TGC.ppt.pdf
Our customer had seen our work on various projects online and just needed to know the ideal dimensions for a cabin.
We provided a quote and then very quickly installed for him.
This particular cabin was 6M Deep, 3.3M high dropping to 3M at the back and 5M wide giving more than enough space for a great SkyTrak simulator.
The Enclosure size was 4M Wide x 3M High x 2M deep and we then installed the artificial turf floor and Tee Turf Mat
We were hired by Scolmore Group for the CEF Live event at the NEC Birmingham for 3 days. Our brief was to run a nearest the pin competition and data grab for Scolmore.
We had over 500 people use the system over the 3 days at the event and this gave Scolmores team a great chance to meet new customers from the college trainees attending to architects and of course branches managers and account managers from CEF.
There was even a celebrity at the event, being Billy Byrne from BBC’s DYSOS who was introducing manufactures and products on stage.
Aston Barclay asked Golf Swing Systems if they could hire our SkyTrak Golf Simulator out for the day for the CDX17 event. Aston Barclay are one of the sponsors of Carly Booth who was there to set the nearest the pin challenge. Challenge was nearest the pin over 127 Yards and Carly stuck it to 7″. The nearest challenger was 7ft.
Over the course of the day, nearly 200 entrants participated to try and win the prize of a Golf Day with Carly Booth on her charity day in August.
The Golf Simulator hire drew the crowd into the booth enabling Aston Barclay to meet new clients and shake hands with their existing ones.
The world famous Walton Heath Golf Club, being the Ryder Cup venue in 1981 and having such famous members such as Edward Prince of Wales in 1935, Winston Churchill and the British Open Champion James Braid, needed to have a bit of an upgrade in their Swing Studio.
Current professional Simon Peaford contacted us after seeing the work we had installed at the Calllaway Custom fitting centre.
Wanting something pretty similar to Callaway we came up with a plan for a projection screen and side curtains for Simon.
This would make the space bigger for him and allow him to use a projector with his TrackMan system.
This is what the Studio looked like before we got there.
Installation of Screen and Curtaining.
The finished Studio