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Just checking in to see if anyone out there has built there own in-home golf simulator, and if so what is it equipped with (e.g. launch monitor/simulator, analysis software like e6 or Awesome Golf..., type of projector...)? I have plenty of space and looking for affordable inspiration and tips/tricks?

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A bunch of us have built our own budget golf simulator areas or just hitting bays. Here is a link my first one. Just tap the arrow in the top right corner of the picture. 

:titleist-small: Driver, TSi 1 S Flex

:cobra-small: 3 wood, Aerojet Max UST Helium Nanocore R Flex

:cobra-small: 5 wood, Aerojet Max UST Helium Nanocore R Flex 

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, Aerojet Max UST Helium Nanocore R Flex 

:cobra-small: 5 Hybrid King Tec MMT R Flex

:cobra-small: Irons, Tour UST Recoil 95 R Flex (6 - Gap)

:cobra-small: Wedges, Snakebite KBS Hi- Rev2.0 54* & 60*

:cobra-small: Agera 35"

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This is the latest one.

:titleist-small: Driver, TSi 1 S Flex

:cobra-small: 3 wood, Aerojet Max UST Helium Nanocore R Flex

:cobra-small: 5 wood, Aerojet Max UST Helium Nanocore R Flex 

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, Aerojet Max UST Helium Nanocore R Flex 

:cobra-small: 5 Hybrid King Tec MMT R Flex

:cobra-small: Irons, Tour UST Recoil 95 R Flex (6 - Gap)

:cobra-small: Wedges, Snakebite KBS Hi- Rev2.0 54* & 60*

:cobra-small: Agera 35"

image.png Ultralight 14-way Cart Bag

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I’m thinking of jumping into the home sim space soon but will need to go outside (net, mat, flight monitor). Leaning MLM2 as monitor, along with Spornia SPG8 net (thanks MGS). 

If I place on flat turf, this should work pretty well in normal lighting conditions right?  Was going to check out MLM2 reviews on outdoor configurations but figured I’d ask here too. 

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Driver:  image.png.f54d2adeca80979bef0a4e22ab464b6f.png Aerojet Max 10.5* with Hzrdus Smoke Blue RDX 60 Stiff

Fairways:  image.png.c4f821ba6925e5e146c31600685bf103.png Aerojet Max 3W & 7W with Hzrdus Smoke Blue RDX 70 Stiff

Hybrid:  image.png.c21137d282a252fb544e47aceb520176.png King TEC 5H with KBS PGI 95 Stiff

Irons:  image.png.6621a18e06b1717c1f774c4a561fd7d8.png Forged TEC 5-GW with KBS Tour Lite Stiff

Wedges:  image.png.ca83f4e6716da9276cf90826f633daca.png Jaws Raw Plasma 54 & 58

Putter:  image.png.c8e6824d2c38fa85d20ca21913fbb2b1.pngPhantom X 5.5

Ball: 2023 Maxfli Tour

 

 

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did this one last winter in my garage, with the space I had at the time I could only do 8x8. But it works well .. I added padding to it but just not shown in the picture, I got the screen at rain or shine golf, bought the pipes from Home Depot and the connectors from Amazon, I had the hitting mat and I added the putting green carpet from Home Depot, with the padding it was prob $1,000 ish and then the skytrak was $1,600 used. 

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:cobra-small: Speedzone Driver Tensei AV Blue or  :ping-small: G400 SFT 10. KBS TD 50 Category 3 shaft 

:cobra-small: King Speedzone Black Yellow Fairway 3 wood Tensei AV Blue 65 

:cobra-small: F9 SpeedBack Black Grey Fairway 5 Wood   :Fuji: ATMOS Tour Spec Blue 7 shaft

:titelist-small: T300 4i-GW - Tensei AV Blue AM2 Regular Flex  or :mizuno-small: JPX 900 Hot Metal 5 - GW Project X Lz 4.5 Regular Flex Graphite 

:ping-small:   Glide 2.0 SS Wedges 54 & 58 

:taylormade-small: TP Red White Ardmore Putter - BGT Stability Tour Black shaft 

:918457628_PrecisionPro:Precision Pro NX7 range finder 

:cobra-small: Ultralight Cart Bag 

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Here is my setup.  I started out with just a Skytrak, hitting mat and a net but it has morphed into this.  I have a Uneekor QED launch monitor and use TGC 2019 for my simulator software.  My projector is a BenQ MP780ST I bought used to save money on the total build, but it serves my needs so I have not looke into upgrading it yet.

 

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Driver: :cobra-small: LTDx
Fairway: :taylormade-small: Sim2 Max 3HL
Fairway: :ping-small: G425 Max 9 Wood
Hybrid: :mizuno-small: 2020 CLK 5 Hybrid

Irons: :srixon-small: ZX4 6-AW
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX Zipcore 50° 54° & 58°
Putter:   
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Ball:  :srixon-small: Q-Star Tour Yellow

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3 hours ago, MN_Bogey_Master said:

Here's the start of my simulator setup.  I have a Rapsodo MLM2PRO hitting into a net.  I ended up going to Menards and purchasing the outdoor green grass, and put 3/8" padding underneath so the balls won't get so damaged.  Next is to organize the garage so I can put up a simulator screen and projector.

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Nice start!  Having had a net setup, I would highly recommend getting something like the Spornia BullsEye target sheet for $40 to put on the net.  High spin balls will eat nets.

Here's what I replaced my indoor net with a little over a year ago...

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It's in an addition that I had rebuilt.  You can follow the construction in this thread...

 

We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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what is the minimum height people have factored in for home set-ups? Am considering a tent/marquee for an outside space during the winter but the heights vary. It "feels" like I'd need 10 feet for driver, at least?

Driver - TM Stealth

3w - TM Stealth

3h - TM Sim2

Irons - Mizuno Forged 921 (4-GW)

Wedges - Mizuno T22 (denim copper, 54 and 58)

Putter - L.A.B golf Mezz1 

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2 hours ago, dnjoyce said:

what is the minimum height people have factored in for home set-ups? Am considering a tent/marquee for an outside space during the winter but the heights vary. It "feels" like I'd need 10 feet for driver, at least?

My ceiling height is 10' where I'm currently hitting at. Clears every club even when I exaggerate a swing. I myself and 6'-2". Most of my clubs are 1/2" extended. I figured a 10x10x10 area is plenty of room for a swing. I took the cheap route and still finalizing the installation but can say I'm under 2k

DRIVER PING.png G425 MAX w/ ALTA CB Black S 11* 46"

WOOD PING.png G425 3w w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Orange S 16* 43" (out of bag for now)

HYBRID PING.png G410 3h w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Orange S 16* 41"

HYBRID PING.png G410 4h w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Orange S 21* 40"

IRONS MIZUNO.png.2bd95ff6ee2eb76ff25e7f5057c68c47.png 919 Forged 4-PW w/ Dynamic Gold 105 S300 COMBO LENGTHS

WEDGES PING.png Glide Forged Pro w/ ZZ115 W 50*/54*/58* 37"

PUTTER Cleveland.jpg FRONTLINE 8.0 w/ 35" Slant neck 3*

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3 hours ago, dnjoyce said:

what is the minimum height people have factored in for home set-ups? Am considering a tent/marquee for an outside space during the winter but the heights vary. It "feels" like I'd need 10 feet for driver, at least?

I'd stick to giving yourself 10' so you don't get too worried and develop an indoor swing.

In the bag:
Driver: :titelist-small: TSR2 Project X HZRDUS Black 5.5
Fairway: :callaway-small: Apex UW 19° & 21° Project X HZRDUS Smoke RDX Black 5.5

Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX 923 HMP 5-PW UST Mamiya Recoil 95 F4
Wedges: :mizuno-small: T-22 Denim Copper 48°, 52° & 56° UST Mamiya Recoil 95 F4
Putter :Sub70: Sycamore 005 Wide Blade
Bag: 
:Ogio: Alpha Convoy 514
Balls: :callaway-small: Chrome Soft X

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8


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Working on the same thing myself.

A question about mishits.  (Trying not to use the S-word.)  Assuming those using the sim are decent golfers (20 hdcp or less, and can reasonably hit the ball), how much of a risk is it that one misses a 10x10x5 cage?  I am considering building a 10x10x5 blacked out cage like @Kenny B's, and adding an additional 5' of netting to the front on a 12x11 rolling arch with casters (to make the netting collapsible and reduce the footprint when not in use).  Does anyone care to opine on the necessity of the additional netting?

Thank you in advance!

Working at getting better ... and very slowly getting there.

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  • :callaway-small: Paradym X 4 and 5 Hybrid (:Fuji: MotoreX HB 7-S)
  •  :Miura: CB-57 4-P or Maltby TS3 (4-8)/TS4 (9-PW)/TS1 (GW) (shafts:  :projectx: LZ 6.0)
  • :cleveland-small: RTX6 Zipcore 53*, and 58* mid wedges (KBS High Rev 125)
  • :scotty-small: Special Select Fastback 1.5
  • :redrooster: Gloves
  •  :maxfli: Tour X Balls

Don't count my clubs!  Ha.  The 4 iron, 5 hybrid, and 53* Cleveland are in and out of the bag depending on mood, course, and moon phase.

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18 hours ago, IndyBonzo said:

Does anyone care to opine on the necessity of the additional netting?

Unless you toe the hell out of the ball, I don't think you need it.

I just have a net in front, no sides and can count on one hand the number of times I've speared one off to the right despite hitting 1,000's of shots.

In the bag:
Driver: :titelist-small: TSR2 Project X HZRDUS Black 5.5
Fairway: :callaway-small: Apex UW 19° & 21° Project X HZRDUS Smoke RDX Black 5.5

Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX 923 HMP 5-PW UST Mamiya Recoil 95 F4
Wedges: :mizuno-small: T-22 Denim Copper 48°, 52° & 56° UST Mamiya Recoil 95 F4
Putter :Sub70: Sycamore 005 Wide Blade
Bag: 
:Ogio: Alpha Convoy 514
Balls: :callaway-small: Chrome Soft X

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8


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18 hours ago, IndyBonzo said:

Working on the same thing myself.

A question about mishits.  (Trying not to use the S-word.)  Assuming those using the sim are decent golfers (20 hdcp or less, and can reasonably hit the ball), how much of a risk is it that one misses a 10x10x5 cage?  I am considering building a 10x10x5 blacked out cage like @Kenny B's, and adding an additional 5' of netting to the front on a 12x11 rolling arch with casters (to make the netting collapsible and reduce the footprint when not in use).  Does anyone care to opine on the necessity of the additional netting?

Thank you in advance!

My cage is 16x9x4.  I personally have never miss the side of the cage, but I have had other people do it.  My simulator is in a building with plywood walls so I'm not worried about a stray ball here and there, but if it was in the house with drywall that would be a different story.  One place in particular in my setup that takes a lot of damage is the ceiling.  My son tends to sky his driver from time to time and has put several holes in the styrofoam drop ceiling.  I have seen other setups where they had a baffling system on the ceiling to stop popups, but I've just patched the holes so far.

Driver: :cobra-small: LTDx
Fairway: :taylormade-small: Sim2 Max 3HL
Fairway: :ping-small: G425 Max 9 Wood
Hybrid: :mizuno-small: 2020 CLK 5 Hybrid

Irons: :srixon-small: ZX4 6-AW
Wedges: :cleveland-small: CBX Zipcore 50° 54° & 58°
Putter:   
bloodline(2).png.8f7245797de1f39b93a647d0292c1b2b.png Vale
Ball:  :srixon-small: Q-Star Tour Yellow

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Thank you @Parshooter36 and @MattF!

Working at getting better ... and very slowly getting there.

  •  :callaway-small: Paradym 🔹🔹🔹 8* (UST Mimaya MP5 40-L Otto-Phlex)
  •  :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max 3 & 5 Woods (:Fuji: MotoreX F1 7-S)
  • :callaway-small: Paradym X 4 and 5 Hybrid (:Fuji: MotoreX HB 7-S)
  •  :Miura: CB-57 4-P or Maltby TS3 (4-8)/TS4 (9-PW)/TS1 (GW) (shafts:  :projectx: LZ 6.0)
  • :cleveland-small: RTX6 Zipcore 53*, and 58* mid wedges (KBS High Rev 125)
  • :scotty-small: Special Select Fastback 1.5
  • :redrooster: Gloves
  •  :maxfli: Tour X Balls

Don't count my clubs!  Ha.  The 4 iron, 5 hybrid, and 53* Cleveland are in and out of the bag depending on mood, course, and moon phase.

My Official Red Rooster Sussex Glove Review:  https://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/58614-2023-mgs-forum-member-test-red-rooster-sussex-golf-glove/#comment-911042

 

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On 1/2/2024 at 3:37 PM, Kenny B said:

Nice start!  Having had a net setup, I would highly recommend getting something like the Spornia BullsEye target sheet for $40 to put on the net.  High spin balls will eat nets.

Here's what I replaced my indoor net with a little over a year ago...

image.png.5beaeda286f2ee9c118d18b2c9b54419.png

 

It's in an addition that I had rebuilt.  You can follow the construction in this thread...

 

This is an awesome setup!

:callaway-small: Paradym TD Driver w/ Ventus Blue 6S

:ping-small: 3W

:srixon-small: MKII ZX 5's (4-6) w/ KBS Tour V

:srixon-small: MKII ZX 7's (7-PW) w/ KBS Tour V

:titleist-small: Vokey Wedges 50* 54* 58*

:L.A.B.: DF2.1 Putter

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21 hours ago, IndyBonzo said:

Working on the same thing myself.

A question about mishits.  (Trying not to use the S-word.)  Assuming those using the sim are decent golfers (20 hdcp or less, and can reasonably hit the ball), how much of a risk is it that one misses a 10x10x5 cage?  I am considering building a 10x10x5 blacked out cage like @Kenny B's, and adding an additional 5' of netting to the front on a 12x11 rolling arch with casters (to make the netting collapsible and reduce the footprint when not in use).  Does anyone care to opine on the necessity of the additional netting?

Thank you in advance!

My room was built using the same dimensions as what was there previously but was not built to building code.  The room is 12 feet wide and the ceiling is just a few inches under 10 feet and I haven't had any issues.  I do wish the room was a little wider.  The screen is 8x10 snd the enclosure extends out 60".  My hitting mat is 9 feet from the screen.  The occasional s*@#k does happen but all are inside the framed area.  You can see in the photo that I installed some foam panels on the right covered with a blue carpet as a precaution... my wife thought that blue carpet was appropriate signifying water!  🤣

I purposely didn't center the enclosure to allow me access behind the screen from the left side and to insure that I had enough room to swing the driver without hitting the wall behind me.  This is why I would have liked a couple more feet room width, then I probably wouldn't need the padding on the right wall.

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In my previous house the garage celing was 9 feet and I had no issues. In my current house the garage has 10 foot celings and that 1 foot seems like a mile. I worried about other golfers, family members and whoever needing additional side protection. I did add a retractable side net. My bay is 8x8x 3 feet deep and I don't worry. I alsopaddedthe wall over the net ( I wanted the top open so as not to ingrane a restricted swing. Then I suspended a sheet of plywood that I covered in sound absorbing panels. This protects the celing from any skied shots.

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:titleist-small: Driver, TSi 1 S Flex

:cobra-small: 3 wood, Aerojet Max UST Helium Nanocore R Flex

:cobra-small: 5 wood, Aerojet Max UST Helium Nanocore R Flex 

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, Aerojet Max UST Helium Nanocore R Flex 

:cobra-small: 5 Hybrid King Tec MMT R Flex

:cobra-small: Irons, Tour UST Recoil 95 R Flex (6 - Gap)

:cobra-small: Wedges, Snakebite KBS Hi- Rev2.0 54* & 60*

:cobra-small: Agera 35"

image.png Ultralight 14-way Cart Bag

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To add to this post those looking for a cheap option that is about the fastest setup/takedown possible.. I modeled my "sim" off of this video. I used the same ceiling mounted track and gym mats but I got a amazon hitting mat (5'x4' dual turf), golf net 20'x10' (folded so 10'x10') ancd 20'x10' hitting anvas(folded so 10'x10') off amazon.

Ill snag some pictures of it tonight but it works great for my use and I'm a high handicapper. I think total cost including my OG skytrak(bought used) was under $1400

 

 

DRIVER PING.png G425 MAX w/ ALTA CB Black S 11* 46"

WOOD PING.png G425 3w w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Orange S 16* 43" (out of bag for now)

HYBRID PING.png G410 3h w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Orange S 16* 41"

HYBRID PING.png G410 4h w/ Mitsubishi Tensei Orange S 21* 40"

IRONS MIZUNO.png.2bd95ff6ee2eb76ff25e7f5057c68c47.png 919 Forged 4-PW w/ Dynamic Gold 105 S300 COMBO LENGTHS

WEDGES PING.png Glide Forged Pro w/ ZZ115 W 50*/54*/58* 37"

PUTTER Cleveland.jpg FRONTLINE 8.0 w/ 35" Slant neck 3*

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