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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
i know this has been posted and probably answered before. but....

im looking into buying a real simple setup. like net, and swing analyzer. i already have a laptop that will suffice. i have a projector, but dont care so much about seeing it fly on that thing if i can see it on my laptop.

i know the p3proswing is about $900

any options that are cheaper out there? used from stores? any ideas are welcome b/c hitting just into a net doesnt do it, and outdoor ranges by me are garbage
post #2 of 18

Re: simulator/indoor golfing

You get what you pay for. You can get a Launchpad for $100 but they're not that accurate. I suppose it depends on what you want to use it for.
post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
use is for some type of feedback. im not a stud golfer, i dont need exact measurements. jsut a little feedback on distance and l/r spin

a net doesnt do that really. i mean i know if i hit it crisp or not, but still not the same.

so what would you suggest under a grand?

so i guess here is another question.

i have a computer and laptop,
i have a projector
what else is needed for a simulator where you can play courses? i assume you buy software? how much is this.
post #4 of 18

Re: simulator/indoor golfing

33 trips to a dicks simulator for half hour sessions? lol
post #5 of 18

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I have been doing a ton of research on a system built around the p3proswing components. Unfortunately, their website IMO sucks. It is almost impossible to figure out how everything fits together. I sent them a very detailed email several weeks ago asking a ton of questions about what I needed to build the system I am envisioning. They have yet to respond back - Guess they are way to busy to asnswer questions from prospective customers.

Anyway, the system I am thinking of will be built around a 10'W x 12'D x 10'H frame that I will build out of aluminum conduit. I'll hand netting on the sides and top and an impact screen in the front (not a p3proswing version - http://www.nettingmasters.com/asccus...=6&navParent=0 or http://www.allsportsystems.com/golf-...ing-screen.htm). I plan to use children's playroom high-density interlocking foam floor pieces for the base and glue on a large section of commercial synthetic turf (there are a ton of choices on thicknesses and density, approximating everything from green to rough - I plan to use a moderate thickness approximating fairway - http://www.flooringwebsite.com/Carpe.../Main_Page.htm). I'll cut out a section that will me to fit the p2proswing Claret version of their simulator with their grass topper. Directly in front of the grass topper and extending all the way to the screen I'll add a section of synthetic carpet that simulates a putting green. I'll suspend a projector with at least 2,500 lumens connected to a dedicated laptop and two webcams (front and side) for replay to analyze my swing. Both sides and top will have an overlay of black fabric over the netting to enhance the screen image.

P2proswing also offers an option to include analysis of ball flight, including ball spin using doppler radar. It is called Zelocity, but I can't figure out from their website if Zelocity is a hardware or software option, or both. Like I said, their website absolutely sucks. Anyway, I would like to have detailed analysis of the ball flight characteristics (e.g., spin) as well.

So, this is what I am envisioning. The total estimate for the system I want is around $5,000. I know that is a lot, but I also know that it will pay for itself in about 12-18 months as much as I practice (or, rather, would practice if I had a year-round range in my back yard). I don't want to go cheap as I half-*** version would just there collecting dust.

I have used indoor simulators before and I know some folks don't like them but I find them very valuable and usually very accurate in estimating actual ball flight. They are especially useful for analyzing your own swing and varying different parts of your swing and seeing the effects. They have helped my game a lot.
post #6 of 18

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PGA golf simulator, about $60,000

http://www.aboutgolf.com/

lol
post #7 of 18

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PGA golf simulator, about $60,000
Yeah, that's the one I'd like to have. Unfortunately, my children like to eat and have a roof over their head.
post #8 of 18

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Had a job where our client had a sim built into their newly built house, was very jealous.
post #9 of 18
Originally Posted by SSJLaletas View Post
Had a job where our client had a sim built into their newly built house, was very jealous.
I bet, i love playing the simulator...wish i had one at home lol

Originally Posted by plugged View Post
Yeah, that's the one I'd like to have. Unfortunately, my children like to eat and have a roof over their head.
yea, little expensive isnt it....happy my home course has one setup..so fun
post #10 of 18

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Originally Posted by spitz20 View Post
PGA golf simulator, about $60,000

http://www.aboutgolf.com/

lol
We have the 2006-07 version of this one at work. The few of us that use it daily consider ourselves extremely lucky.
post #11 of 18

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Originally Posted by NickDarius View Post
We have the 2006-07 version of this one at work. The few of us that use it daily consider ourselves extremely lucky.
i love it, cant get enough of it lol, two people can play 18holes in 2hours...i find myself wanting more lol even after 18holes...27 holes has been the happy medium lately
post #12 of 18

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You rock dude, Ill have to look into that myself.
post #13 of 18

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Hey everyone. I'm building a simulator in my house right now and I already have a computer and projector. I'm looking for a good simulator and impact screen for around 3-4k total. I've looked into the p3proswing already and it seems to be well respected but i dont understand how a simulator from 2000 is still any good, and dont really understand how its gone up in price over the years. I also looked into other ones like the ProTee play simulator and the GSA simulators but there isn't any reviews or comments that anyone has owned one of these or they work. I've received quotes from basically everyone and the technology on the Protee and GSA seems nice, there isnt any reviews on these.

Basically i want to know if anyone knows of a simulator that is newer then the p3pro (newer then 2000) and has a good track record with its customers. I was thinking about the Vector Pro, but that eliminates the simulator, much more swing analysis, and i cant find it for less then 3,195 on their website.

Thanks for your help guys!
post #14 of 18

The Dancin Dogg goes for $400 for the analyzer, and it is EXTREMELY compatible with a simple laptop.  If all you are looking to do is practice and play some courses, and look at it on your laptop screen, plus you already have the laptop, projector, and net, all you need to do is contact me and order the Dancin Dogg, you will have it in hand within 4 days.  Plus, if you buy from us, you can always bring it back in (if it is in working condition), we give you full credit towards an upgrade to a more advanced system. 

 

GSA/ProTee, I sell that system too, but a lot of changes and updates A LOT.  I rate it, 7 on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the best.  For the cost, it is a good system, plus, great way to begin learning about indoor golf simulators.  Buy it from us, for the full credit towards an upgrade. 

 

 

Thanks, hope this is helpful.

 

 

post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by NickDarius View Post

 
We have the 2006-07 version of this one at work. The few of us that use it daily consider ourselves extremely lucky.


And I thought my friend who had a keg of Budwieser in the minifridge on his floor was lucky!

post #16 of 18

Since I posted last year, I have been looking at Golftek's products for a future installation.  I like this one:

 

http://www.golftek.com/pro7a.html

 

The key question you have answer is, are you looking for a system to primarily have fun or to improve your game?  If the latter, then you need to look at a swing analyzer, not a simulator.

post #17 of 18

What about the Opti-Shot?  That's probably less than $300

post #18 of 18

I am trying to do some research to set up a golf simulator at my house... how did yours turn up and any details or things you wish you would have done differently? m.mumbles15@gmail.com would be the easiest way for me thanks!

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