MEVO+ or SkyTrak?

Which is the better launch monitor – the MEVO+ or SkyTrak? And what exactly is a launch monitor?

A launch monitor is a device that provides real-time, comprehensive data about every shot you take, delivering insights into key metrics such as clubhead speed, ball speed, launch angle, spin rate, and shot dispersion. With this wealth of information at your fingertips, you can pinpoint areas of improvement in your swing and make precise adjustments to optimize your performance on the course. 

You can pay anything from €500 (MEVO) upwards of €20,000 (Uneekor EYE XO) for a launch monitor. Of course the more you spend, the better the graphics and the more analysis it will give you but for most golfers, the lower end monitors are just as good.

We have compiled a few bundles to get you started, we have the affordable Home starter kit at €1,195 incl VAT & delivery, this includes the MEVO as the launch montior. We also have the next step up – the Game Improvement Bundle starting at €2,615 which includes a choice of either the MEVO+ or the SkyTrak launch monitor. To help you make the best decision for you, we have created a comparison chart between the two

try before you buy

If you’d like to try before you buy then you are welcome to book a consultation. 

Your consultation will take place in our centre on the Belgard Road in Dublin, just off the M50, eircode D24 Y6DF. Appointments last approximately 1 hour during which all your questions will be answered and you will get to try the launch monitor of your choice.

6 Steps to your home golf simulator

So you’ve decided to setup a home golf simulator, what are the steps involved and how do you get started?

Pre – requisites 

A) Space – for the ideal setup we recommend a space of 3m High x 5m Wide x 6m Length. If you have less than 2.7 height, 3m width and 5m long  you unfortunately do not have enough space for a Golf Simulator. Check out our handy guide – Golf Simulators; Size matters. 

B) Budget – ideally you need between €10,000 and €20,000 for a fully bespoke setup. If your budget is less than this we would recommend one of our bundles – check them out here.

Once you have the space and the budget you’re ready to start your Simulator journey: 

Step 1 Email or call us! We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. 

Step 2 – Let us know your room dimensions – width x height x length and what you would like to spend. Fill out a handy short questionnaire that we have created that will give us all the details that we need. 

Step 3 -Book an appointment to visit our demo centre, you can try your selected launch monitor and we will answer any questions you may have. This appointment takes approx 1 hour and costs €50, this is redeemable off the price of your purchase. 

Step 4 – Choose your preferred components for your bespoke simulator (deposit required).

Step 5 – 4 to 6 weeks later we will arrive at your site to install your golf simulator (or you can DIY it ) 

Step 6 – Full training will be give and you are ready to go! 

That’s it! It can be that simple and after 10 years in the business we have setup simulators in all sorts of spaces so get in touch today to begin your Golf Simulator Journey! You can add on a service contract if you wish but we will stay in touch to make sure you have everything that you need. 

GET IN TOUCH

It’s time to bring the world of golf to your doorstep. Whether you’re an avid golfer, a beginner, or just looking for entertainment, our golf simulators are the answer. Contact us today to learn more, request a quote, and take the first step toward an incredible golfing experience. Your journey to better golf starts here with Simulated Sports.ie

FAQ – Building Your Home Golf Simulator

Embarking on the journey of setting up a golf simulator at home? You’re not alone! This blog post aims to address the frequently asked questions (FAQs) surrounding the setup of golf simulators in the comfort of your own space. From choosing the right technology to optimizing your room and equipment, we’ve got you covered. 

Q: Can I get some prices please

A: Thanks for getting in touch. If you’d like some prices for a home golf simulator then I’d need to know the dimensions of the space that you have, the minimum required is 3m High x 5m Wide x 6m Length, or 9.8feet x 16.4feet x 19.6feet. To get us to install a bespoke full setup for you with everything it starts at approximately €10,000 up to €20,000 depending on the components you choose. Have a look at our simulator builder here as it will give you an idea of what’s required as well as building a guiding price https://www.simulatedsports.ie/product/virtual-golf-simulator-builder/]

Alternatively we have some bundles starting at €1,945 that will give you a basic setup at home to get started with, have a look here: https://www.simulatedsports.ie/product-category/bundles/

Q: Just a quick question with regard to screen dimensions, do you have a recommended H x W for the screen? Based on a 4m max external height for the room I am looking at a low point of approximately 2.7m at the sides going up to 3.5m in the middle for internal height. Would a 2.5m high screen be a decent size or are they usually higher than that?

A: 2.5m is fine but if you have 2.7m at the sides we would always recommend trying to max it out!
Hope that helps

Q: I will only have a 3 m width room will all monitors work with this.
A: They will all work with 3m width, generally. It is the length that will dictate which launch monitor. Generally radar launch monitors such as Mevo+ and Garmin go behind the player which means you need a minimum 5.5m in length. SkyTrak/GC3 or any overhead launch monitors only require 5m.

Check out our handy guides:

  1. Size matters, & our
  2. Virtual Simulator Builder

Tee Up Your Dream: Building Your Home Golf Simulator Starts Here

Golf aficionados, get ready to turn your living space into a golf haven! Imagine honing your swing and perfecting your putt without stepping foot outside. 

The journey to your own home golf simulator begins with a short survey designed to understand your unique preferences and goals. From choosing the right technology to optimizing your space and equipment, these initial steps will set the foundation for an immersive and personalized golfing experience.

Tee up your dream and let the survey be your guide as you embark on the exciting path to creating your very own home golf sanctuary!

Notes:

  1. Space requirements – If you’re working with a blank canvas we would recommend 3m High x 5m Wide x 6m Length.
  2. Our Virtual Sim Builder will help you select the components required and it will also build in an approximate quotation.

Golf simulators – Size matters

Now that darker and colder evenings lie ahead, you’re probably thinking about getting a home simulator. The most common question we get are regarding the space required to house our simulators.

We have installed dozens of simulators into many different types of rooms, not one of which has been the same size. We custom all our simulators to clients requirements and the space they have available and what option best suits and the overall look they are hoping to achieve. While there is no right or wrong, there are some recommended or ideal spaces, particularly if you are building or renovating a dedicated room in your house or garden which we are seeing more of, particularly over the past 18 months.

Height is the most important thing, not so much for the simulator or the screen, we can custom any size, but for the users swing, particularly with driver and even more so if they are tall.

10ft or 3 meters is recommended,

9ft 6 or 2.9 meters is ok and

9ft or 2.8 meters is bare minimum.

 

Width is next on the list. Ideally you want to hit from a center point 

into the center of the screen. for this you need 4.5 meters wide as you don’t want to catch the wall behind you with back-swing or follow-through. For this you need 2.2m either side of the hitting point to swing freely and uninhibited. However, if the width is less than that, fear not, you can go off center with all of our simulators.

To achieve this you will need to offset and align your center target line over to the right of the screen (left side if your left handed, obviously), you just need to make sure you have that crucial 2.2m space behind you.

Here’s an example of a 3 meter width room where you can see the hitting mat is set up to favour the right hand side of the enclosure, in this instance. So all is not lost!

Length is probably the easiest one to deal with. Whether you go for an SQ screen or enclosure or Stealth screen (see our blog on those options) your screen is starting 1 foot or 300mm from the back wall. After that you need 10 feet (or 3meters) from the hitting point to the screen and, generally, you need 2 meters or 6 feet behind to swing freely….even more if you intend bringing a few pals around for a fourball around the back 9 at Augusta on Masters Sunday! Here’s a good graphic from one of our typical UNEEKOR EYEXO set-ups.

So to recap. If you’re working with a blank canvas we would recommend 3m High x 5m Wide x 6m Length.

If you’re still unsure, get in touch! Or check out our virtual gold SIM BUILDER

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Screens & Enclosures – A Quick Overview

  • So you’ve decided to install a golf simulator. Whether it’s a garage, new man cave, office, golf club or commercial facility, we have options for everyone, but because there are a lot of options, you might be wondering what one is best suited for you, after all, once you have decided on your launch monitor or ball tracking device, this is probably the next most important decision.  There are 1000’s of DIY videos out there, some think it’s a matter of throwing one of the good bed sheets up onto the wall…it’s not. Well, certainly not if you want to have a good experience with the piece of tech you just forked out your hard earned cash for anyway.
Here we outline your main options, according to suitability & budget, that will ultimately determine the overall look and appearance of your investment.

This is the classic golf simulator look with side walls and roof, or containment ceiling to catch those high wedge shots or the dreaded skied drives! All of our screens come from Par2Pro and their SQ impact material is designed for high impact, durability and quality of on-screen image.

Each enclosure is custom fitted to your desired enclosure size. Generally speaking, the bigger the better, but as every room is different so are our Sim Enclosures.

Sizes: 
3m (w) x 2.5m (h) 
5m (w) x 3.25m (h)
Price: Expect to pay €2750 – €3750. Allow €500 for delivery & installation.
Ideal for: Commercial Installations/Golf Clubs. Complete simulator with a raised false floor.

You can find the pricing options here.

The SQ Stealth screen is ideal for home users that may have the perfect room or garage for a simulator set-up, but have either an access door they need to use, or simply wish to minimise the space that a full enclosure may take up. 
This is also a great option for driving range bays that wish to have open access to the range in the summer/warmer months, and an indoor golf studio in winter or at night. Simply hit a button on the remote, attach at the bottom and hit away!

Size
3m – 6m
Price:
Expect to Pay €2,500 – €3,500. Allow €500 for delivery & installation.
Ideal for:
Garages, driving range bays, or rooms with door access.
You can find this the stealth screen here.
 

This is a great option if you are looking to keep your costs down, but still want a great looking screen to complete the simulator look & feel.
Ideally you will have two side walls and a desired ceiling height to attach the screen to using the bungees and angle iron, so simply order your SQ Screen to room width and our custom built SQ Trim Kit and you will have a great looking, budget friendly, high impact hitting screen. 
The room can be completed with side, rail curtains or acoustic foam pads to complete the look.
Size:
2.5m – 5m wide
Price: Expect to pay €1,200 – €2,000.
Ideal for: The DIY’er
You can see the broken down pricing for this here.
 Do you need more information?
Between launch monitor, software, and enclosure options, there are so many options when it comes to buying a golf simulator that it can seem a little daunting. We are THE experts on the island of Ireland when it comes to golf simulators, so the best thing to do is to pick up the phone and give us a call, or drop us a mail with any questions you may have.
 
Also, don’t forget that we have a demo centre on the Belgard Road in Tallaght (**by appointment only) where you can see an installed Sim Cube and take a look at a range of different hardware and software options.
SGet in Touch and we’ll talk to you soon!
 

Build Your Dream Golf Simulator: A Step-by-Step Guide

Whether the weather is keeping you off the green or you’re just looking to improve your swing at home, building a golf simulator can be a fantastic project.

**Step 1: Choose Your Space**

Select a suitable location for your simulator setup. A spare room, garage, or garden shed can work well. Ensure you have enough space for swinging a club comfortably. Minimum requirements are a room size of 3m wide x 2.8 high x 5m long. Here’s the before picture of an installation we did recently

**Step 2: Gather Materials**

You’ll need a few essential components:

1. Golf Launch Monitor: This tracks your swing and provides accurate ball and club data.

2. Projector and Screen: High-quality visuals are crucial for an immersive experience.

3. Impact Screen: A special screen that can withstand ball impact.

4. Golf Mat: Offers a realistic surface for your shots.

5. Computer: Powerful enough to run simulation software.

**Step 3: Install the Equipment**

We do this for you!

1. **Mount the Screen**: Set up your projector and screen at one end of the room. Make sure the projector is aligned properly for optimal projection.

2. **Set Up the Launch Monitor**: Position the launch monitor to capture your swing data accurately. Calibrate it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

3. **Lay the Mat**: Place the golf mat at the other end of the room, opposite the screen.

**Step 4: Software Setup**

We also do this for you!

Install golf simulation software on your computer. Connect the launch monitor and projector to the computer as per the manufacturer’s guidelines. Calibrate the software to match your setup.

**Step 5: Fine-Tuning**

Again this is on us.

Test your simulator setup and make adjustments as needed. Calibrate the launch monitor and projector for accurate readings and visuals. Ensure your swing area is unobstructed.

**Step 6: Enjoy Your Simulator!**

Over to you!

With everything set up and calibrated, it’s time to enjoy your golf simulator. Play virtual rounds on famous courses, practice your swing, and invite friends over for friendly competitions. Here’s the same room above after we were done;

 

**Pro Tips:**

– Invest in a good-quality launch monitor for accurate swing data.

– Opt for a short-throw projector to save space.

– Consider adding a sound system for a more immersive experience.

– Regularly clean your impact screen and projector lens for optimal performance

Our bespoke online golf simulator configurator is a tool that allows you to customize and build your ideal golf simulator setup virtually, selecting components and features to suit your preferences and requirements. LAUNCH IT HERE