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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Which Simulator ?

    Im looking to install a simulator and realise that there are many on the market. Im looking for cost effectiveness but also the best for my budget ! Assume i have a budget of $7-10k - what is the best Simulator i can get ? Ive looked at Trugolf and one or 2 others - thanks in advance ...

    Started by gwilsoncfc‎, 11-27-2011 08:54 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Please post your Simulator Setup Pictures

    Hi All, I would like to build a Simulator setup in my basement and would like to get ideas from you. Please post your setup pictures in this thread. Thanks, ttran1999

    Started by ttran1999‎, 10-19-2010 08:26 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Golf Simulator Links

    I thought it might be beneficial to newbies looking for information to list some information links (not all inclusive). For golf simulators:

    Started by psace‎, 11-21-2011 10:37 PM
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  1. Anyone using any Optishot mats?

    Just wondering if anyone is using (or has used) any of the mats that surround the Optishot, either by itself, built into a larger stance mat, or used in conjunction with a separate stance mat. Any thoughts/opinions/reviews appreciated... thanks Andrew

    Started by -Andrew-‎, 08-16-2013 10:01 AM
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  2. Inflatable Cube Sim Tent

    here are some photos of the portable sim tent I have ordered The inside will be black materials and total darkness. There will be D hooks on ceiling and walls to attach HQ screen via bungee cord as well as golf netting in the hitting zone on walls and ceiling The inside measures 5...

    Started by CPA‎, 09-05-2012 07:08 AM
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  3. Trackman Indoor

    Well I bit the bullet and ordered a TM today. Hope to receive it next week before I take off for holiday. I tested the system out at the RCGA centre here in Calgary which has two set up for simulator use. I believe that they used the Truegolf truetrack sensor for putting and the systems run the...

    Started by Dax‎, 04-04-2014 09:07 AM
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  4. Net return sim owners

    I am having issues where the ball is going up off the screen and under the Velcro connection....balls squeeze through and get caught in the netting... I have tried to readjust the Velcro..any ideas?

    Started by golferinmd‎, 08-10-2014 12:44 PM
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  5. Rear Projection Setup

    I am currently looking for a projector but having trouble getting the size of screen I want with the throw distance I have to work with. I am just wondering has anyone done a rear projection setup with a short throw projector? I think the golf channel uses a set up like that. What kind of...

    Started by DGThread‎, 08-22-2014 05:20 PM
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  6. Flightscope X2 questions

    Hi All, I'm currently a zelocity user but I've got the opportunity to purchase a Flightscope X2 but the charging pack is not working. I had a look in the flightscope website and was surprised that they are asking $160 for a replacement psu. I'm based in Scotland so by the time shipping,...

    Started by gken74‎, 12-08-2013 03:10 PM
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  7. Advise budget impact screen SIM/HD movies

    I am looking for an impact screen that is a good compromise between being good for hitting real golf balls, good SIM image quality and also pretty good quality projecting HD movies. I only want to put up 1 screen. Ideally, I would like to stay around or under US$500. Can you guys advise on 1) a...

    Started by kojtl1000s‎, 08-08-2014 09:15 PM
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  8. Building new golf room and much help needed.

    Hi, I've been following this thread for over 2 years and am finally ready to start my home sim. I have a ton of question and hope you guys are willing to help. They only thing I have purchased so far is a pre-owned GC2 with no software. The room will be set up as a game room/theater room/golf...

    Started by cabler‎, 07-29-2014 11:11 AM
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  9. Need Advice - Planning New Hitting Bay (for future simulator)

    Based on my reading through a LOT of posts here (thanks to all posters!) I've put together the attached mock-up of what I'd like to do in my basement. Financial constraints mean that the actual simulator is about a year away, but I want to set up the hitting bay so I can start swinging this...

    Started by kevin1889‎, 07-21-2014 11:02 PM
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  10. Three pass curtains on roof and walls?

    Hi guys. I'm in the final stages of putting my home sim together (thanks Cory!), but have a question for those of you who used curtains to protect walls and ceiling. How have you attached the curtains to the wall and ceiling? Have you used standard curtain rails for the side walls? Presumably...

    Started by murphyk‎, 07-02-2014 04:19 PM
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  11. protee base 2 package - Good price?

    Hi all, I am building a golf/theater room over my garage (21'x34'). I was 99% set on a GC2 and was a against the sensor type system. Sense it will be a multi-purpose room, used to watch sports, movies, video games, and 11 year old boys knee hockey games, I was really concerned about damaging the...

    Started by cabler‎, 06-17-2014 09:03 AM
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  12. What golf mat seems to work best with the GC2?

    I have narrowed it down to real feel mats, position track by custom design, cimarron multiple surface, and truestrike. Any opinions are greatly appreciated!

    Started by col forbin‎, 02-09-2013 02:33 PM
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  13. Simulator Package

    Hi, I am looking at purchasing a Optishot package from - has anyone dealt with this company ? The package includes everything you would need including the projector and computer, putting green, mat, screen, netting, etc. They are running a special $1,895 - is...

    Started by Tommy D‎, 04-10-2014 01:10 PM
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  14. GC2 "Minimum space required / Floor Position" Information Needed!

    Hi All, I am looking to pull the trigger on a GC2 Launch monitor which would primarily be used in my apartment in the stupidly hot summer months here in Dubai. Does anyone have any information and maybe even a diagram showing the optimum position that a GC2 Launch monitor should be...

    Started by kev_vaux‎, 06-09-2014 02:14 AM
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  15. 12x9 projector

    I've been looking for a good short throw projector for my GC2 to fit an image onto a 12x9 screen, i'm afraid i'm way out of my element and would like suggestions. My screen is not as big as others since I am choosing portability over anything. I can have the projector mounted anywhere from 10 to 8...

    Started by flagolfer22‎, 05-23-2014 02:38 PM
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  16. Projector under feet

    Strange idea I know. But, my garage has high ceilings, 16ft. I don't want to mount it to my cage because it'll probably shake at impact and I don't want to risk skying one into it. My hitting area is about 3 ft behind the 10x10x10 cage. I'm trying to avoid the wall mount because it just won't look...

    Started by jwm‎, 03-11-2014 10:13 AM
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  17. Project question (Does it have to be Short Throw)

    subject should have been Projector question, oops I assume people are using Short Throw projectors because with someone standing in the middle of the room swinging a club it has the potential to block out the projection. My room is 152 inches by 209 inches, and it's 118 inches high (12'x17'...

    Started by Unkynd‎, 05-27-2014 11:37 AM
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  18. Foresight GC-2T Tee Marker

    From reading the specs on Foresight's website, it looks like a GC2 without the LCD other words, you need to use it with software. Anybody have more information on it other than the website? Curious to see what it will cost....

    Started by Iocol‎, 01-13-2014 11:25 PM
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  19. How to clean a projection screen?

    I have some yellow marks from Brush T golf balls, some marks from an alignment rod my son hit against the screen and some odd do you clean a screen? Can you use bleach? Anyone try to clean their projection screens? Thanks!

    Started by golferinmd‎, 05-23-2014 09:46 PM
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  20. Google glass

    Anyone know if any of the sim or launch monitor companies are planning on google glass integration. All you would need is a LM, google glass headset and net (no screen or projector required)?? I could also see some potential/innovation in the teaching/swing feedback area??

    Started by GolfMonster2‎, 05-27-2014 06:08 AM
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  21. Material for covering EMT conduit Frame

    Hey Everyone, First off - I have used this forum to build my new golf projector/home theatre room and am very happy so far. Have not entirely finished the project and have a few final things to do. My question is: What do you put around the frame of my screen to protect the users from a...

    Started by dakota‎, 05-22-2014 07:45 PM
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  22. Ins and Outs of Golf Cages

    It seems most golf cages that I see online, they just sell the corner fittings (if frame only), and if it's a kit, they will include the netting. From what I have seen, there seems to be 2 different types of materials: PVC and some steel or cast that uses EMT pipes (no idea what EMT stands...

    Started by ktkn‎, 03-19-2012 03:51 AM
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  23. NEED HELP - Golf cage question

    I want to build a cage that's 13 ft wide and the tubes are only 10 ft. That said, is it ok to cut the pipes down to 6.5 ft and use a connector at the mid-point? Will it be sturdy enough? I'm thinking of using 1" pipes and connectors. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. This forum has...

    Started by ckm122‎, 05-13-2014 09:50 PM
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  24. Projector for FSX software

    What projectors are you guys looking at to take advantage of the 4K graphics with the new FSX software?

    Started by Jim294‎, 04-17-2014 06:22 PM
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  25. Movie Screen Tarps for impact screen

    Anybody got any experience using movie screen tarps as impact screen? So far 2 that i found are They both are 1) 16oz (which i guess is pretty thick for tarps?)

    Started by Yongchai‎, 02-24-2014 06:43 AM
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  26. Yupiteru GST Instructions - English Translation?

    I was wondering if anybody has English language instructions for any of the Yupiteru GST models? Just received my GST-3A and all the instructions are in Japanese. Cheers!

    Started by AJA‎, 04-29-2014 06:38 AM
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  27. USB/Firewire cameras for V1 Home swing analysis

    Looking for ideas on a USB/Firewire highspeed camera for V1 Home to run along side my simulator. I already have an HD camcorder but it'll only do 30fps. Thanks

    Started by ZMax‎, 04-14-2012 07:21 PM
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  28. Any advice on which to buy 2014

    I've been looking at getting a simulator for a year or so now. Budget around $3000. Main requirements: Fun golf at home with real courses etc. Good practice, game improvement functionality/games built in. Accurate data on club and ball info. I'm on 10HCP. I'm looking to get to 5HCP.

    Started by jason3w‎, 03-23-2014 11:05 PM
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  29. South West Greens Mat

    Anybody ever tried using the mats from South West Greens? How do they compare to Real feel golf mats? I'm deciding between the 2. Any other suggestions welcome.

    Started by Yongchai‎, 02-21-2014 11:49 PM
    hitting mat, real feel golf mat, south west greens
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  30. trugolf questions

    I found a guy that has an older version of trugolf mat (version 2.9) as well as acoustic sensors and e6lite software. My space has a ceiling height of 9'. Can the acoustic sensors be setup with custom room dimensions? Do the sensors need a specific impact screen? Is this worthwhile?

    Started by bogmonster‎, 04-03-2014 10:43 AM
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  31. Truestrike lead-times

    I'm in the process of ordering all my gear for my home simulator, and decided to go for the truestrike gel section recessed into the floor. I'm in the UK, Truestrike are in the UK, and so it should be nice and quick... Nope. Two weeks ago they said the end of March. They are now saying mid...

    Started by murphyk‎, 04-01-2014 06:00 PM
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  32. Garage set-up

    Hi, I am going to purchase a Optishot simulator for use in my garage during the winter months.... mainly for weekend fun with the guys..... I have an area - 9 foot high by 10' wide by 10' deep. I am looking for an inexpensive way to set up an impact screen. I need to be able to set it up and...

    Started by Tommy D‎, 03-30-2014 08:00 PM
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  33. Visual Sports Sim

    I'm in the planning stages of my sim. I've looking at ProTee and GC2 and possibly the new mystery system. I've also spoken to Visual Sports. Does anyone have knowledge of this system? Does it measure ball spin or calculate it like ProTee? It looks a lot like protee. Is it accurate? The cool...

    Started by mthunt‎, 03-22-2014 03:05 PM
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  34. Short throw projector

    Well I'm finally getting down to the short strokes on my golf simulator setup, but I'd still undecided on a short throw projector. I need a projector that cast a 12'8' wide image, that is 9'6" high, in a 4:3 aspect ratio, which can be ceiling mounted in the 12' to 16' range. HD capable would be...

    Started by cklguy2013‎, 03-18-2014 11:55 AM
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  35. golf simulator using net, commercial install

    I operate a center in an urban location where space is relatively expensive. I'm attempting to make my simulator bays smaller - so that I can fit more of them. I'm in the process of retrofitting my existing simulators and every square foot counts (high rent) - so eliminating the 18 inches behind...

    Started by hobokengolf‎, 03-04-2014 05:54 PM
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  36. Commercial Projector Ideas

    Hey guys! First post on the forum. We are in the process of getting loan approval for a commercial simulator facility. We are struggling with which projector to use. Each sim bay will be approximately 13' wide by 10' tall for screen and 20' deep. We are going with Foresight Kiosk for the FSX...

    Started by Josephgchase‎, 03-14-2014 05:45 PM
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  37. GC2 with ProTee software or ProTee system?

    I've done a lot of reading here as I plan my sim set up. I've come to choosing either of the following: ProTee Sim: Pros: -easy for lefties and righties -cost effective -good club feed back -easy to use Cons: -no accurate spin rates

    Started by mthunt‎, 03-09-2014 09:47 AM
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  38. Removing bulges and rises on projection screen

    I was told to use a hair dryer on medium setting to remove the straight lines on the projection screen. What is the best way to make the screen nice and flat so the image doesn't roll on bumps and distorts the image. I was thinking of cord or something with a clip.. Thoughts?

    Started by golferinmd‎, 03-03-2014 05:27 PM
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  39. GC2 setup/CALIBRATION... Help if you have one.

    Well I got it all up and going tonight. 16'x9' screen Optima HD25LV 2500 Lumen, GC2, Country Club Elite Mat. I have the Creative 3D software. It seems, to me, that my GC2 doesn't give an accurate yardage. The software, shows an additional 25 yards on shots, while the GC2 audio says it's less....

    Started by slad‎, 02-20-2014 11:40 PM
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  40. Max projector screen size for 21ft wide room?

    Hi guys, I am building a golf sim room using a GC2 and I have a space of width 21ft, lenght 32ft, height 19ft. Conditions 1) I want to make best possible use of the full 21ft width, 2) but i only want to use 1 projector 3) and have no image distortion (ie. retain life size proportions)....

    Started by Yongchai‎, 02-09-2014 06:16 AM
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  41. GC2 Detection Area

    Does anyone know what the dimensions are of the area that the GC2 can detect the ball? I've looked at Foresight's site and searched through the forum, but I can't find anything on it. Thanks.

    Started by ace625‎, 02-11-2014 03:01 PM
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  42. cleaning impact screen

    What is the best way to clean ball marks from impact screen?

    Started by greenstreak‎, 11-14-2013 09:34 PM
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  43. Size and type of hitting mat for a small simulator setup?

    I am looking for a small portable simulator that may be the net return simulator series. The dimensions are 8 X 8 X 4. What size hitting matt should I get? Do the balls shoot off of the screen or just drop down? I know this has been asked before...what hitting matt do you recommend for the...

    Started by golferinmd‎, 02-03-2014 10:04 AM
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  44. Golf mats for GC2 - Truestrike vs divot action vs fairway pro

    Looking for advise on these mats. I have not personally used any of them, but have used Fiberbuilt and Real Feel. Real feel mats are out due to the amount of friction they cause in swinging down and through them. They really impact ball speed that you don't find hitting on real grass. So with...

    Started by tarmactrr‎, 05-01-2013 01:46 PM
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  45. Foresight GC2 for sale

    Sorry the monitor is sold I have a GC2 without the software or the blue tooth chip connecting to ipad for sale. The unit has been used less than 75 hrs and is about a year old. The unit works perfect...we are just upgrading to a trackman. The only issue is that unit will only keeps a charge...

    Started by JRec‎, 02-04-2014 02:22 PM
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  46. Impact Screen For Real Golf Balls

    I am currently using limited flight balls but am now considering using real golf balls. My current screen will withstand real balls but I am wondering how the grommets will hold up? I use bungie cords in the grommets to connect the screen to the wall. Does anyone have a lot of experience with this...

    Started by psace‎, 02-03-2014 02:37 PM
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  47. Net return sim series

    I really like this setup. Are there other options that give easy setup and doesn't take up space like this net? I do like the 8X8 footprint. I also like the projector setup on top. For 2K a bit steep. Any other options out there?

    Started by golferinmd‎, 02-03-2014 10:01 AM
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  48. Sim screen build

    We'll off to pick up some screen material from Cory. Question to those who have built one. I was going to run a 3 inch seam at the top then slide a one inch ridged pole threw and mount on each side wall so the screen can hang straight down and very even throughout.Then put a couple side straps with...

    Started by tman‎, 01-29-2014 05:06 PM
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  49. Projector/screen vs TV and hitting net

    What are the thoughts of pros and cons of having a setup with projector/screen or a 50" TV with computer and hit into a net? Figure cost but you can use TV for other things?

    Started by golferinmd‎, 01-28-2014 12:18 PM
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  50. Flightscope Xi

    I registered my interest on the website and got this email response: The FlightScope Xi will be the next generation 3D Doppler tracking radar from EDH, maker of the world's first 3D Doppler tracking radar technology for golf. The FlightScope Xi will be aimed at the consumer looking to improve...

    Started by kwantfm‎, 11-29-2012 02:35 PM
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