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I know, I know ... it's an Optishot2 and not a trackman or GC Quad or even a skytrak.... but, it's relatively inexpensive, would be fun during the winter and looks pretty simple to build.

I've gotta try this!

https://rogueengineer.com/diy-golf-simulator-plans/

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That is exactly what I did. Lots of fun during the off season or rainy days. Takes a bit to dial everything in but it works well. Projector is key don't skimp there. I built a similar platform too.  I suggest going to the Optishot website and review system requirements and lighting so you don't have any surprises.

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:ping-small: Driver, G400 11* SR Flex

:taylormade-small: 3 Wood, SLDR  HL 17*  R Flex

:taylormade-small: 5 Wood, SLDR 19* R Flex

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, F6 22.5* R Flex

:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (5 - AW)

:Sub70:  JB Wedge 56*

:cleveland-small: Wedge, CBX 60*

:odyssey-small: Putter, Marksman Fang 35"

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Great stuff.  An aerospace engineer... guys already got street cred 🙂.  He mentions that the screen built in this instruction is for foam balls only.  I wonder if he has an option for real ones?  

@Tom the Golf Nut, can your set-up handle real balls?

:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver 

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:srixon-small:  ZX5 Irons 4-AW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:EVNROLL: ER5v Putter  (Evnroll ER5v Official Review)

 

 

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10 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

Great stuff.  An aerospace engineer... guys already got street cred 🙂.  He mentions that the screen built in this instruction is for foam balls only.  I wonder if he has an option for real ones?  

@Tom the Golf Nut, can your set-up handle real balls?

Probably because they built the screen so close to the wall.   To hit real balls there should be a 12"+ gap between the net/screen and the wall.  And if you hit enough shots a ball will eventually go through.   MGS headquarters has gone through a few,  but those nets are getting hit into a lot. 

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Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :callaway-small: 54-10S   :cleveland-small: 588  58-12
Putter:  :seemore-small: mFGP2

Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330, :taylormade-small:TM-180, :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2, Bellum Winmore 787

 

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11 minutes ago, cnosil said:

Probably because they built the screen so close to the wall.   To hit real balls there should be a 12"+ gap between the net/screen and the wall.  And if you hit enough shots a ball will eventually go through.   MGS headquarters has gone through a few,  but those nets are getting hit into a lot. 

If I were to invest in this DIY, I'd most definitely want capability to hit real balls. I wonder if anyone makes a screen specially designed for golf LM use?  Even a standard screen with a reinforced bullseye area would be good.

:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver 

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:srixon-small:  ZX5 Irons 4-AW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:EVNROLL: ER5v Putter  (Evnroll ER5v Official Review)

 

 

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Here is an article on screens from MGS, I'd definitely go this route.  https://mygolfspy.com/carls-place-impact-screens-the-real-deal/

Also if you are going to put in the work to build a setup like this I would highly recommend building it not specifically for just an optishot.  The platform, screen, netting, any sort of cage type structure that you build should translate to a different launch monitor setup as well.  If down the road you want to upgrade to a skytrak or more you don't want to have to rebuild half your setup.

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5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :cleveland-small: 5i - gap Launcher CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 CBX & 58 Zipcore w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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17 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

Great stuff.  An aerospace engineer... guys already got street cred 🙂.  He mentions that the screen built in this instruction is for foam balls only.  I wonder if he has an option for real ones?  

@Tom the Golf Nut, can your set-up handle real balls?

Yes I can hit both.

I went the inexpensive route. I got a king size white sheet over a canvas drop cloth. Then behind these is carpeting from when I removed the carpet from my daughters room and put in Pergo. All these are suspended from the celing. No bounce back. Ball hits and drops. Sheet $20.00, drop cloth $30.OO, carpet free. This has held up for a few years already. If any sagging occurs wash and dry the sheet or spend $20 on a new one. Still have the originals up.

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:ping-small: Driver, G400 11* SR Flex

:taylormade-small: 3 Wood, SLDR  HL 17*  R Flex

:taylormade-small: 5 Wood, SLDR 19* R Flex

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, F6 22.5* R Flex

:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (5 - AW)

:Sub70:  JB Wedge 56*

:cleveland-small: Wedge, CBX 60*

:odyssey-small: Putter, Marksman Fang 35"

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5 minutes ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

Yes I can hit both.

I went the inexpensive route. I got a king size white sheet over a canvas drop cloth. Then behind these is carpeting from when I removed the carpet from my daughters room and put in Pergo. All these are suspended from the celing. No bounce back. Ball hits and drops. Sheet $20.00, drop cloth $30.OO, carpet free. This has held up for a few years already. If any sagging occurs wash and dry the sheet or spend $20 on a new one. Still have the originals up.

I like the way you think!

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:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver 

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:srixon-small:  ZX5 Irons 4-AW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:EVNROLL: ER5v Putter  (Evnroll ER5v Official Review)

 

 

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Thanks, I can get creative. Impact screens are expensive and don't hold up long enough.

:ping-small: Driver, G400 11* SR Flex

:taylormade-small: 3 Wood, SLDR  HL 17*  R Flex

:taylormade-small: 5 Wood, SLDR 19* R Flex

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, F6 22.5* R Flex

:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (5 - AW)

:Sub70:  JB Wedge 56*

:cleveland-small: Wedge, CBX 60*

:odyssey-small: Putter, Marksman Fang 35"

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9 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

If I were to invest in this DIY, I'd most definitely want capability to hit real balls. I wonder if anyone makes a screen specially designed for golf LM use?  Even a standard screen with a reinforced bullseye area would be good.

as people have mentioned,  there are lots of screens specific for LM use.  The problem is that the ball generally hits the same spot over and over again so they wear out.   Lots of options out there and they can be inexpensive.  

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Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :callaway-small: 54-10S   :cleveland-small: 588  58-12
Putter:  :seemore-small: mFGP2

Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330, :taylormade-small:TM-180, :odyssey-small: Milled Collection RSX 2, Bellum Winmore 787

 

Member:  MGS Hitsquad since 2017697979773_DSCN2368(Custom).JPG.a1a25f5e430d9eebae93c5d652cbd4b9.JPG

 

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1 minute ago, cnosil said:

The problem is that the ball generally hits the same spot over and over again so they wear out.

Oh. Well then, in my case, no problem 😆.

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:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver 

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:srixon-small:  ZX5 Irons 4-AW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:EVNROLL: ER5v Putter  (Evnroll ER5v Official Review)

 

 

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18 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

Oh. Well then, in my case, no problem 😆.

Kind of like how i never have to worry about caving in my driver face from repeated impact in the same location. I spread out the impacts over the face to increase lifecycle of my drivers.

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Woods : :benhogan-small: GS53 3 Wood 14* Mitsubish Tensei Blue 73g Regular

Hybrids: :callaway-small: XR Project X Stiff (3&4)

Irons : sub70logo.png.3c207e4e90c1eeca7b9a917b5fa4b848.png 699 Pro Black 5-AW 1* flat KBS Tour V 90 Stiff Shafts 

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