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  • All Carl’s Place products can be purchased online here at carlofet.com. We do not currently have any other authorized dealers or retail stores at this time, our products are only available through Carl’s Place.

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  • Volume Discounts
    Volume discounts may be available for those buying in bulk. Contact us regarding your large volume project requirements.

    Wholesale Program 
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  • We believe we can help you build a golf simulator you will love at a price you can afford. We do that by offering best-in-class customer support, as well as sourcing and manufacturing products that we want to use, at prices we want to pay. We do not do that by inflating our prices and hiding discounts for your tech-savvy kid to scope out on mass coupon sites. Read more about how to save at Carl's Place.

Material Information

  • There are several key deciding factors when choosing a golf impact screen. Check out this article on comparing screen materials to help guide you to the screen that is the right fit for you.

  • All of our golf impact screen materials are compatible with 4K/HD projection, though your projector, of course, will need to be capable of projecting a native 4K/HD resolution. Premium impact screens have very little texture and provide the sharpest possible picture for your high-definition and 4K images.

    View a comparison of our golf screens here.

  • All golf impact screens are front projection only.

  • The projection screen material best for you depends on your projector, physical space, projection method, lighting environment, and other factors. Always choose the material that will be best for the majority of your viewing. For example, don’t base your buying decision solely on price or solely on the gain.

    Generally speaking, select a white material for a dark viewing environment like a movie theater.  If there is any light in the viewing environment that will be competing with the projector; use a light gray material for low light or a dark gray material for moderate light.

    With that said, here are some popular uses for each material.

    • FlexiWhite, FlexiGray are the top-selling options for a wooden fixed frame or portable kit where the screen is pulled tight and evenly in all four directions
    • ALR is the top-selling option for a wooden fixed frame where the screen is pulled tight and evenly in all four directions, but is not portable
    • Ultra-White, Ultra-Gray and Ultra-ALR are the best options for designing your own roll down mechanism or stapling directly onto drywall (Max height: UW 98″, UG 86″ and UALR 90″)
    • ProWhite is best when designing your own roll down mechanism or stapling directly onto drywall and you need a screen taller than Ultra (max height of 126-inches)
    • Rear Projection in White or Gray are the only options for placing the projector behind the screen.  It must have the words Rear Projection in the product title
    • Blackout Cloth is the best for an entry-level screen when the screen is pulled tight and evenly in all four directions
    • SilverScreen: for passive 3D and a wooden frame, or portable kit where the screen is pulled tight and evenly in all four directions (2 projectors)
    • ProSilver: for passive 3D and a roll down mechanism or stapling directly onto drywall (2 projectors)

    Compare gray projection screens.

    Compare white projection screens.

    Compare rear projection screens.

    Compare 3D projection screens.

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      • If you use White Rear Projection Film for front-projection, the matte finish should remain facing the audience.
    • Gray Rear Projection: The matte finish side faces the audience. Project onto the shiny side. 
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    • SilverScreen: The grainy side faces the audience.
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  • Generally speaking, we recommend using white projector screen materials for dark environments and gray projector screen materials for environments with ambient light. The darker you can get your viewing environment the better the results.  It is unlikely you will need gray if you have a dark viewing environment. Gray provides additional contrast when you have ambient light competing with your projector.

    Ambient light is any light that exists in your viewing environment. It may be indoor light fixtures or street lights, etc. If you have a dark room where the lights can be turned off we call this controlled light versus dealing with a street lamp, for example, which you may not have control over. An example of a dark viewing environment is a movie theater, an example of low light might be a small light coming from the next room, moderate ambient light would be a light on in the same room as your screen and high ambient light might be from a window or door.

    Unfortunately, none of our materials are meant for full sunlight.

    Dusk/Sunset: If your only ambient light concern is 20 minutes of viewing time at dusk, go with white. If you will experience ambient light throughout the entire movie, even after the sun goes down, go with gray.

     

    Compare gray projection screens.

    Compare white projection screens.

  • All of our projector screen materials are compatible with HD projection, though your projector, of course, will need to be capable of projecting a native HD resolution. That said, materials with little to no texture can provide the sharpest possible picture for your high-definition and 4K projected images.

  • It depends on the type of 3D system. There are two types of 3D; Active 3D (most common) and Passive 3D (2 projectors).

    Pro and Ultra-ALR are specialized products for everyday usage, HD & 4K Ultra HD in a dark to a moderately lit environment. It also works for both active 3D and with two passive 3D projectors when ambient light is controlled.

    FlexiWhite and UltraWhite work great for everyday usage, HD, 4K Ultra HD and/or Active 3D in a dark viewing environment (Active 3D Glasses).

    SilverScreen is specialized for Passive 3D movie viewing and is the best solution for Passive 3D (Passive 3D Glasses). It is highly reflective and not necessarily meant for everyday usage – although we have had some people use it that way – it is not our recommendation. Every day, Non-passive 3D SilverScreen users may experience hotspots when paired with a bright projector. Passive 3D requires two passive 3D projectors.

    Our other materials are not usually recommended for 3D usage – it may be possible in some cases, but you will get more pop from the materials mentioned above.

  • Our Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR) materials are not recommended for ultra/short-throw projectors or edge-blending because the high gain of the product may result in hot spots in these scenarios.

  • No, sorry it cannot. Front projection screen materials are opaque. The image will not show through the screen.

  • Compare White Rear Projection to Gray Rear Projection

    Yes! Carl’s White Rear Projection Film works great for both rear and front, dual-sided projection! It also offers a wider viewing angle and fewer chances for any hotspots due to its semi-transparency. White Rear Projection Film works best in a dark viewing environment.

    In short, Gray Rear Projection Film can but it is not its specialty. Our Gray Rear Projection Film is translucent and may work for front-projection; however, compared to an opaque front-projection screen, it will not be nearly as bright. Used in a rear-projection set-up environment, though, it will rival any front-projection set-up. If you do use Gray Rear Projection Film for both front and rear projection; use a smaller seating viewing angle and make sure there is no light behind the screen as it will show through. Gray Rear Projection Film works best in low ambient light situations.

  • Yes! Carl’s Gray Rear Projection Film and White Rear Projection Film are perfect for most AtmosFX Virtual Halloween or Virtual Santa Window Projections. Safely run your projector from inside your home and project through your window or door, using our translucent gray or semi-translucent white projection screen. They work great with Standard and HD Projection Videos.

    • For photographic DVDs, our Rear Projection Material is best when stretched tight
    • For shadow/silhouette DVDs, hang the screen loosely over your window or door like a window curtain

    Unlike static window clings, a Carl’s Rear Projection Screen can be used year-round as an indoor/outdoor movie screen.

    These materials are not clear and may not be compatible with any holographic illusions requiring a clear surface.  Please note, these projection screens do NOT have an adhesive backing and are NOT a static window cling. You can find AtmosFX virtual projections, such as Jack-O’-Lantern Jamboree, here on Amazon.

  • Carl’s Place Remnants/Clearance stock are items that would otherwise be useful but cannot be sold as new. They may have slight blemishes, minor defects, stubborn folds, are lightly soiled, have backward or other colored grommets, are an uncommon size, or come in an opened box.

    All clearance items are pre-packaged for shipping so unfortunately, we are unable to specify the exact defect on any specific item. We can tell you the flaw or defect will be visible, and we would never sell anything in poor condition.

    What If I Don't Like It?
    Remnants/Clearance items are priced in such a way that most customers will be happy with the purchase, including the defect, at the discounted price. However, since clearance items are sold as-is and non-returnable, if a visible defect is going to bother you then you may want to consider a brand-new product that is guaranteed to be flawless. 

    • Remnants/Clearance items are sold as-is.
    • Remnants/Clearance items are not flawless.
    • Remnants/Clearance items are not customizable.
    • Remnants/Clearance items are not returnable for refund.
    • All sales are final, no returns.

    What Else Do I Need To Know?
    All Golf Impact Screens have the words “Impact Screen” in the title (the rest of our product line will NOT withstand the impact of a golf ball).

    Prices are good while supplies last.

    Unless specified, this item ships folded in a box and cannot be rolled. Please note, we strongly encourage customers outside of the US to consider brand new items due to international shipping costs on Remnants and Clearance items.

    Browse available Remnant/Clearance.

  • The projection screen material best for you depends on your projector, physical space, projection method, lighting environment, and other factors. Always choose the material that will be best for the majority of your viewing. For example, don’t base your buying decision solely on price or solely on the gain.

    Generally speaking, select a white material for a dark viewing environment like a movie theater.  If there is any light in the viewing environment that will be competing with the projector; use a light gray material for low light or a dark gray material for moderate light.

    With that said, here are some popular uses for each material.

    • FlexiWhite, FlexiGray are the top-selling options for a wooden fixed frame or portable kit where the screen is pulled tight and evenly in all four directions
    • Rear Projection in White or Gray are the only options for placing the projector behind the screen.  It must have the words Rear Projection in the product title
    • SilverScreen: for passive 3D and a wooden frame, or portable kit where the screen is pulled tight and evenly in all four directions (2 projectors)

    Compare gray projection screens.

    Compare white projection screens.

    Compare rear projection screens.

    Compare 3D projection screens.

  • The projection screen material best for you depends on your projector, physical space, projection method, lighting environment, and other factors. Always choose the material that will be best for the majority of your viewing. For example, don’t base your buying decision solely on price or solely on the gain.

    Generally speaking, select a white material for a dark viewing environment like a movie theater.  If there is any light in the viewing environment that will be competing with the projector; use a light gray material for low light or a dark gray material for moderate light.

    With that said, here are some popular uses for each material.

    • FlexiWhite, FlexiGray are the top-selling options for a wooden fixed or portable frame where the screen is pulled tight and evenly in all four directions (requires a welded seam)
    • Rear Projection in White or Gray are the only options for placing the projector behind the screen.  It must have the words Rear Projection in the product title and work best for a wooden fixed or portable frame where the screen is pulled tight and evenly in all four directions  (requires a welded seam)
    • Blackout Cloth is the best for an entry-level screen when the screen is pulled tight and evenly in all four directions (requires a sewn seam)
    • SilverScreen: for passive 3D and a wooden fixed or portable frame where the screen is pulled tight and evenly in all four directions (2 projectors) – (requires a welded seam)

    Compare gray projection screens.

    Compare white projection screens.

    Compare rear projection screens.

    Compare 3D projection screens.

Golf Enclosure Information

  • Our DIY Golf Enclosure kit offers you an easy, entry-level way to build a safe place to swing your clubs. An affordable, convenient kit, the DIY Enclosure Kit helps home golfers take the guesswork out of designing their own golf simulator.

    Our PRO Golf Enclosure kit is a higher-end enclosure for top-of-the-line performance in a golf simulator. Because it's available in wider, deeper bays with additional safety features it makes the best commercial golf simulator enclosure.

    Not sure which one is for you? Check out this article 'DIY vs. Pro' to help you decide.

  • Our golf enclosure kits are made to order (which is why we can customize them down to the inch!). We make sure they are measured, sewn, and packed perfectly before they are ready to ship.

    Since our golf simulator screens and enclosures are made to order, production lead time may fluctuate based on volume.

    To see the expected shipping and delivery times, please add the item to your cart and enter your shipping information. Our shipping calculator will show you the most up-to-date product lead time.

  • The enclosure material is not designed to take a direct hit from a golf ball. However, if you hit the white impact screen, and it bounces and hits the enclosure, you should not experience any issues.

  • We can easily make you a replacement screen to save you money. Replacement screens can be ordered by contacting one of our Customer Service Team Members. You can also call us at 608-352-0002.

    You can also check out our Clearance section to see if you can snag a deal on a replacement golf screen that fits your setup.

    Learn more information about extending the life of your golf screen and troubleshooting bounce back tips.

Technical Information

  • Aspect ratio simply refers to the shape of the image being projected. When the ratio of the projector, image, and screen match the image fills the entire screen and you will not see black masking bars.

    An aspect ratio of 4:3 has the shape of a CRT TV, and a 16:9 has the shape of a flat screen TV. The 4:3 is very common for golf simulators because it allows you to go taller, giving you more room to swing, without needing a wider room. If space allows the 16:9 is great for 4K and HD images, but be aware if you are tall or have limited room depth that this option may be too short for you to swing a golf club. The 16:10 is an aspect ratio mostly used for computer displays and tablet computers. These days it’s somewhat uncommon for projection, but with some effort it should be possible to find a projector capable of this ratio.

    For some customers, the projected image is secondary while the safety of the surrounding area is the priority. Selecting a size where the aspect ratio is non-standard, so that it fits your space, is also an option. Just be aware the image will not fill the entire screen if you are using it for projection and the black masking bars will be visible.

    The 1:1 is a square and is not a standard aspect ratio for projectors, but may work if space is limited, although it increases the chances of seeing black bars and you will likely have to adjust the settings on your computer. Adjusting the settings on your computer may be difficult for most customers unless you are very technically savvy.

  • Our grommets have an outer dimension of 3/4″ and an inner dimension of 3/8″.

  • Our ball bungees are used to secure screens and enclosures to the frame.

    1. Insert the loop end of the bungee into a grommet from behind the screen.
    2. Thread it through the grommet until the ball touches the backside of the grommet.
    3. Pull the cord over and around the frame/pipe.
    4. Hook the cord over the ball to create a loop.

     

    Note: Ball bungees are included with our golf enclosure kits and our golf impact screens. You will receive enough bungees to create a relatively tight screen when attaching it to a frame or our golf enclosure. Depending on how close you're hitting to the screen, ball speed, clubs used, and spin rates, you may not need them all to find your sweet spot between tension and slack. A screen with too much slack leads to poor projected images and can cause accelerated wear. A screen that is too tight will allow balls to bounce back at a higher rate of speed than desired.

    Our enclosures are designed with flexibility in mind so you can add or remove ball bungees as needed, to achieve your desired amount of tension.

  • EMT stands for Electrical Metal Tubing, also known as, Electrical Metal Conduit.

    Carl's Place Enclosure Kits require EMT to assemble your frame. You have the option to add a Pipe Framing Kit to either your DIY Golf Enclosure Kit or your Pro Golf Enclosure Kit from Carl's Place. Or you can source EMT pipes at your local building supply store such as Home Depot or Lowes.

    Our DIY Enclosure requires 1″ EMT. Our Pro Enclosure requires 2" EMT which can be more difficult to find. Make sure you have a source for your EMT when selecting whether you want to add on our Pipe Framing Kit options.

    PVC pipes will not work with our Fittings.

  • Aspect ratio simply refers to the shape of the image being projected. When the ratio of the projector, image, and screen match the image fills the entire screen and you will not see black masking bars.

    An aspect ratio of 4:3 has the shape of a CRT TV, and a 16:9 has the shape of a flat screen TV. The 16:10 is an aspect ratio mostly used for computer displays and tablet computers. These days it’s somewhat uncommon for projection, but with some effort it should be possible to find a projector capable of this ratio.

    For some customers, the projected image is secondary while the safety of the surrounding area is the priority. Selecting a size where the aspect ratio is non-standard, so that it fits your space, is also an option. Just be aware the image will not fill the entire screen if you are using it for projection and the black masking bars will be visible.

    The 1:1 is a square and is not a standard aspect ratio for projectors, but may work if space is limited, although it increases the chances of seeing black bars and you will likely have to adjust the settings on your computer. Adjusting the settings on your computer may be difficult for most customers unless you are very technically savvy.

  • The optimum screen size for a given seating area is a largely subjective choice, but we like to follow recommendations made by a few organizations like THX and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. For more information visit Wiki’s-Optimum HDTV viewing distance. In our brief opinion, measure the distance from the screen to your optimum seat, divide by three, and that’s the best height for a screen.

  • The max height, for a seamless screen, varies by material.  Width is not an issue.

    Max Height of 126-inches:

    • FlexiWhite
    • FlexiGray
    • Ambient Light Rejecting (ALR)
    • White Rear Projection
    • Gray Rear Projection
    • ProWhite
    • SilverScreen
    • ProSilver

    Max Height of 98-inches:

    • Ultra-White
    • Ultra-Gray
    • SheerWeave

    Max Height of 90-inches:

    • Ultra-ALR
  • Gain is a measurement of the reflectivity of any screen or projection surface.  Learn more at projectorcentral.com/projector_screens_gain

    Why don’t rear projection materials show a gain measurement?
    In our opinion, Rear Projection screens do not have a gain since the light passes through the material instead of reflecting from the screen and back to the viewer.

  • A fixed-frame projector screen is often made of wood and is permanently mounted to the wall.
    View our how to build a DIY projector screen page here.

  • The support poles, in the back of larger kits, would cast a shadow on your image. However, we do offer Rear Projection Film Truss-Style Hanging Frame Kits in several sizes! You can also email us if you need a larger standing kit and we will provide you with additional options.

    • Swing analyzer technology typically focuses on tracking the golf club while launch monitor technology focuses on tracking the golf ball. Uneekor sensor technology provides accurate data for both the ball spin and the club path.
    • Uneekor's multiple high-speed cameras, used at different angles, create a 3D or stereoscopic, rendering which is extremely helpful for visual analysis of club and ball data.
    • The sensor connects to a power source via a power cable, adapter, and connector.
  • SkyTrak uses photometric ball tracking to measure data parameters on your golf ball immediately after impact. SkyTrak uses high-speed cameras to see your golf club swing and then calculates additional data using the ball flight metrics and sophisticated modeling algorithms.

  • SkyTrak captures an incredible amount of data to present you with an accurate representation of your shot. The data that SkyTrak reports back to you are the key parameters needed to measure your performance without data overload.

    Ball Speed
    Probably the most important element is ball speed. It has the greatest effect on total distance out of all the data collected. Ball Speed is affected by club head speed, the impact position on the club face and any rebound of the ball. This is an easy one because basically the higher the speed the longer the distance potential.
    Launch Angle
    The launch angle measures the vertical angle of the golf ball in relation to the ground as it leaves your club. It has the greatest impact on how high the ball flies. With higher launch angles, you see higher shots. Ideally, your shot will follow an optimal launch angle which means they are not too high or too low.
    Side Spin
    Another key element is side spin. You can think of this as the horizontal rotation of the ball in relation to the ground as it leaves your club. Why is it important? It’s the determining factor for what type of shot you hit. Whether it was straight, hook, draw, fade or slice. You want to see low side spin so your ball flies straighter. We use a formula to extract a side spin number from spin axis so that it is easier to understand. The larger the number, the more curve the ball had. A negative number means the ball curved left and a positive result means it curved right.
    Back Spin
    Back spin measures the vertical rotation of the ball in relation to the ground as it leaves the club face. It has the greatest effect on ball flight efficiency and is helpful for play under windy conditions. You can control the height of the shot with back spin, the more back spin the higher the ball flies.
    Spin Axis
    Related to back and side spin is the spin axis which represents a horizontal or vertical line through the middle of the golf ball. If spin axis is zero, then the ball flies in a straight line. If the spin axis is tilted left or right, then the ball flies along a curved path to the left or right. The idea here is to keep the club path and face heading in the same direction through impact, with the resulting spin axis remaining as close to zero as possible.
    Side Angle
    SkyTrak measures side angle as well. Side angle is the direction the ball travels in relation to the target line as the ball is leaving the club face. How does it work? Too much side angle causes the ball to start further offline to the target. With less side angle and less side spin, the ball will travel straighter to the intended target.

     

  • The Uneekor EYE XO provides the most club and ball data points compared to any other launch monitor at its price point. Not only are the measurements incredibly accurate, but the graphic presentation of the data and simulator from the Uneekor EYE XO are visually stunning.

    Uneekor EYE XO Measures ApexApex Uneekor EYE XO Measures Attack AngleAttack Angle
    The up and down movement of the club head at the time of impact. Attack angle is measured relative to the horizon.
    Uneekor EYE XO Measures Back SpinBack Spin
    Uneekor EYE XO Measures Ball SpeedBall Speed

    Uneekor EYE XO Measures Club SpeedClub Speed
    The speed of the club before impact.

    Uneekor EYE XO Measures Descent AngleDescent Angle
    Uneekor EYE XO Measures CarryCarry
    Uneekor EYE XO Measures Club PathClub Path
    The in to out or out to in movement of the club head’s geometric center at the time of impact. Club Path is the direction (right or left) the club head is moving at impact and is measured relative to the target line.
    Uneekor EYE XO Measures Distance To ApexDistance To Apex
    Uneekor EYE XO Measures Dynamic LoftDynamic Loft
    The amount of loft of the club face at the center point of impact.

    Uneekor EYE XO Measures Face AngleFace Angle
    The direction (right or left) the club face is pointed at impact. It is measured relative to the target line.

     

    Uneekor EYE XO Measures Face To PathFace To Path
    The angle difference between Face Angle and Club Path.
    Uneekor EYE XO Measures Flight TimeFlight Time Uneekor EYE XO Measures Launch AngleLaunch Angle
    Uneekor EYE XO Measures RunRun Uneekor EYE XO Measures Side AngleSide Angle
    Uneekor EYE XO Measures Side SpinSide Spin Uneekor EYE XO Measures Side TotalSide Total
    Uneekor EYE XO Measures Smash FactorSmash Factor
    The amount of energy transferred from the club head to the golf ball.
    Uneekor EYE XO Measures Total DistanceTotal Distance

     

  • SkyTrak has performed robot testing at Golf Laboratories, the golf industry’s #1 independent testing facility. Using a variety of shot types, ball speeds, and golf clubs, the measured results were virtually indistinguishable from the leading commercial launch monitors in the industry across the 5 most important parameters – ball speed, launch angle, back spin, side spin/spin axis, and side angle.

    Carl's Place set out to test SkyTrak's accuracy in the field. We used a pitching wedge, a 6 iron, and a driver to test the results of the SkyTrak Launch Monitor. Check out our results.

     

     

  • SkyTrak vs FlightScope Mevo+

    Mevo+ uses 3D Doppler radar tracking instead of photometric ball tracking. 3D Doppler tracking tracks the golf ball's flight and your swing, then calculates the metrics on why it landed where it landed.

  • As one of the most affordable launch monitors for golf simulators, the Garmin R10 provides decent accuracy. Certainly enough to work on your performance and get better on the course.

    To get the most accurate data make sure the R10 has a full clear view of the ball.

    • Use the included tripod stand for the best balance and most accurate readings in your R10.
    • Use a hitting mat, particularly when using the R10 on concrete as reflective surfaces like concrete can cause radar signals to reflect back incorrectly.
    • Ensure your Garmin R10 is placed level with the tee, set it on a book or block if you need to raise it up even with the tee.
    • Remove any unnecessary obstructions from the area.

    If you think your Garmin R10 is not reporting accurate numbers, check your placement. Ensure the Garmin R10 is between 6-8 feet behind the ball. If placement is not an issue, you can calibrate the R10 using the Garmin Golf app. In the Garmin Golf app, make sure your R10 is using the latest version of the software.

    For further troubleshooting, check the Garmin R10 Owner's Manual, available in the Resources section of this page.

  • The TGC 2019 course list is supported by the online community creating courses with TGC 2019's award-winning course designer. Design, build and share your golf courses online or play the vast library of courses created by other players.

    The software was developed by HB Studios and TGCTours work to maintain a list of the official TGC 2019 courses. However, you'll need to search the TGC 2019 library to sort through the endless list of user-created courses. 

    Remember that for some of the best courses in the world, the course name is trademarked so you'll need to search by the TGC 2019 alternative name versus the trademarked name. For example, those who want to play the most prestigious course in Georgia, you'll have to search for Firethorn National. See this article for specific instructions.

Care and Use Information

  • All of our impact screens are heavy-duty fabrics tested to withstand thousands of strikes at up to 250 miles per hour, exceeding the highest Pro average ball speeds of just over 180mph.  However, like any material, they will show wear.

    Many of our golf screens are used in commercial facilities where they are being struck constantly all day long. Depending on if the screen is being used commercially or in a home, as well as the style, ability, and frequency of the user will all contribute to the service life of a screen.

  • We want your indoor golf set up to be fun, help improve your game, and be safe for everyone.

    • Make sure to follow the assembly manual provided with your enclosure.
    • Keep children, pets, and spectators out of swing range.
    • Protect ceilings, walls, windows, cars & neighboring homes.
    • Understand the Terms and Conditions of using a Carl's Place product.
  • For the safety of both the golfer and the screen, we recommend standing a minimum of 10-12 feet away from the screen.

  • Some bounceback is to be expected in the indoor golf industry. You want the ball to return to you gently after hitting the screen.

    But, depending on how you hang/install the screen, the distance you stand from the screen, the strength you hit the ball, and the club you use, you may find the golf ball bouncing back from the impact screen faster than you would like. This article 'Troubleshooting Impact Screen Bounce-Back' walks you through everything you need to know.

  • Temporarily, yes. We suggest removing your screen material from the shipping package immediately upon receipt. When a product ships folded in a box or if you leave your screen in long-term storage, you will see fold marks when the material is first pulled out of the box, as any textile will have.

    Time, screen weight and gravity will relax fold marks after the impact screen has been installed.  This process may take a few days or up to a few weeks depending on how long the screen was left folded.

  • We do NOT recommend ironing your golf screen, simply because it is very easy to damage the screen. And we want your golf screen to last you a long, long time. With wrinkles and fold marks, the best thing is prevention. Unpack your new screen immediately, and if you need to store it, fold it very loosely. But if you're reading a section on ironing your golf screen, it's probably too late for prevention. Know that mounting your golf screen to a frame with tension, like with our ball bungees, and letting it relax for a couple of days will smooth out most wrinkles.

    That being said...

    We have heard of customers being successful in removing wrinkles and fold marks from their screens using a clothes iron. If you want to try this, do so only on the backside of the material and on a VERY LOW setting.

    If it doesn't go well, you might want to check our Clearance section for a new screen.

  • Check out this article for all our recommendations on 'How to Clean Your Golf Impact Screen'.

  • Our golf impact screens are recommended for indoor use only.

  • Always make sure your screen is completely clean and dry before storing to avoid spots, mold or mildew. If you plan to repeatedly fold and unfold your screen, do so loosely. Long-term storage and tight folds may take a few days or even a few weeks to relax.

  • We do NOT recommend using an iron on any Carl's Place materials. We do NOT recommend using a steamer on any Carl's Place materials.

    The best way to prevent wrinkles is to remove the material from the shipping package immediately upon receipt and allow the fabric to relax for a day or so before installing. If you choose a product that ships folded in a box or if you leave your screen in long-term storage, you will see fold marks when the material is first pulled out of the box, as any textile will have.

    The absolute best way to remove folds is to use tension-mounting. When a screen is pulled tight (or bungeed) evenly around the screen we call this tensioned (like an artist canvas, drum or trampoline). Once installed and the proper tension has been applied evenly all the way around the screen, the folds should pull out nicely. Fold marks can be a good indicator you have applied the proper amount of tension during installation.

    You can use a hairdryer at the lowest setting and only on the back of our PVC based materials, such as; Ambient Light Rejecting, FlexiWhite, FlexiGray, Acoustic FlexiWhite, Gray & White Rear Projection Film, and SilverScreen. Do NOT hold the hairdryer too close to the screen. Again, use extreme care not to melt the reflective coating and do NOT use steam.

    Keep in mind, select materials have the option to ship rolled on a tube for an additional fee if you prefer to avoid fold marks. In the DIY market, there is a wide range of comfort levels, skill sets, and abilities. If you are at all concerned about folds and wrinkles you may want to consider ordering your material rolled, when available.

    Shipping carriers require we staple (not just tape) end caps in the tubes to secure its contents. Be sure to remove the staples before extracting your material from a tube. Removing staples from the end of the tube, that will be opened, will ensure your material does not get scratched, ripped or damaged by the staples.

    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – do your best to set up, use, and store your screen in a safe, clean, and dry environment.

  • Yes, you can lightly spot clean your screen with water and a soft rag or sponge. Mild dish soap can be used in small areas with a light touch. Please use care so you do not injure the reflective coating and always test in a very small area first.

    As a last resort, you can try a small amount of alcohol or mineral spirits on all PVC materials; NOT on Blackout Cloth or SheerWeave. Using a Q-tip, in a small area, with a light touch and test it in a very small area first. Gently wipe the spot dry using the dry end of the Q-tip, do not soak or allow cleaners to dry on the screen.

    Do NOT use abrasives, steam clean, dry clean or place in a washing machine. Unfortunately, Carl’s Place cannot be held responsible for damage to or resulting from screens that are not cleaned and cared for responsibly. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – do your best to set-up, use and store your screen in a safe, clean and dry environment.

  • From backyards to drive-in theaters, we have people using Carl's Place screens outdoors. 

    FlexiWhite and FlexiGray are particularly good for the outdoors as they are mildew resistant and highly portable/flexible. Wind is typically the greatest risk for outdoor screens. Please make sure your screen is properly anchored.

    In case we have to say it - do not leave your screen out during a storm.

    When you do take your screen down for severe or harsh weather conditions, or if you're not using it for long period, make sure it is clean and dry so mold and mildew don’t have a chance to grow on the fabric before you store it. 

  • Always make sure your screen is completely clean and dry before storing to avoid spots, mold or mildew. Most raw materials (without finished and/or grommeted edges) can be stored folded or rolled. 

    However, UltraWhite 4K, Ambient Light Rejecting, ProWhite, ProSilver, Short Throw and SheerWeave materials must never be folded. Roll these materials on a tube for safe storage.

    If you have a portable Finished Edge Screen and you plan to repeatedly fold and unfold your screen, do so loosely. Long-term storage and tight folds may take a few days to relax. We do not recommend rolling a finished edge screen with vinyl edges and grommets or you risk indenting the screen with each grommet. At the risk of repeating ourselves, fold the screen loosely, making sure it is clean and dry before storing.

  • Golf hitting mats help protect your joints from the impact of your swing. They also let you have a more realistic golf practice when you can tee up the golf ball at the perfect height and swing freely.

    What size golf mat do I need?

    A golf mat size of 4'x5' will let most golfers swing a driver with their heels comfortably on the edge of the mat. A larger size, up to 4.25' x 9.5', would be able to accommodate golfers with a wide stance or if you have friends over swinging either rightie or leftie.

Projector Information

  • If you just getting started looking for a projector, there are 5 key factors when choosing one.

    1. Resolution (The native resolution also determines the aspect ratio of the projector.)
    2. Brightness
    3. Throw distance
    4. Brand reputation
    5. Convenient Extras (like wireless connectivity)

    Once you know the basics, check out some customer favorite projectors for golf simulators.

    Did you know Carl's Place also carries a line of top-selling projectors?

     Shop Projectors

  • The projector itself will determine the maximum image size and how far from the screen it will need to be mounted.  The space between the screen and the projector is called throw distance, we have a helpful article that talks through golf projector terminology.

    Most people use one of two mounting options after purchasing one of our golf screens.

    1. Place a short-throw projector above your tee or mat, not behind it, to avoid your own shadow on the screen.
      • Flush-mount to your ceiling in spaces with lower ceilings
      • Drop-mount from your ceiling in spaces with higher ceilings
      • Frame-mount from your Carl's Place Pro Enclosure
    2. Place a projector on the floor inside the golf simulator.  Of course, if you floor-mount your projector you must build or buy a protective cover to keep it safe from golf balls and clubs.

Custom Options

  • Yes! Simply contact us with the frame dimensions and screen material and we’ll do the rest.

    1. Provide the enclosure’s:  height x width x depth
    2. Tell us which golf screen material you’d like

    While we can make a custom size, we cannot make a custom-shaped enclosure.  For example, we cannot make an enclosure that is 10 feet deep on one side and only 5 feet deep on the other.

    If you would also like a shipping quote, please provide your city, state/province, country & postal code.

    Please make sure to review our Returns Policy for custom products.

  • Yes! We can make custom size screens and custom finish screens.

    What's the difference? Custom size screens are simply dimensions outside of our standard sizes. Custom finishes are alternative finishing styles that are unique or incorporate multiple finishing techniques, such as hems, sleeves, or changes to flaps. Please make sure to review our Returns Policy for custom products.

    Ready to customize a screen? Let's talk!

  • Maybe. Our screens are made to order and we love working on special projects. Please make sure to review our Returns Policy for custom products. Let us know when you're ready to talk about customizations!

Ordering Information

Installation

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    The front will always be folded facing in, to protect it, and the back will be facing out. For a long-lasting screen make sure to use the correct side for impact. If you purchased a finished edge screen you can also use the grommets to differentiate the front from the back of your golf screen. The front of the grommet has a smooth, rounded, and aesthetically pleasing appearance. The back of the grommet has a rim or raised ridge along the inner circle.
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    Standard Impact Screen:  The raised open weave side with a herringbone pattern faces the audience. The back has straight rows of thread.

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    Preferred Impact Screen:  The raised tight-knit side with a herringbone pattern faces the audience. The back has straight rows.

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    Premium Golf Impact Screen Material:  The front has very straight rows which face the audience. The back has a very tightly woven squiggle.

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  • Most customers who purchase a finished edge impact screen use our ball bungees, available in 6-inch or 9-inch lengths

    Remember to fasten it in such a way that the screen or material has some give. For example, do not bolt the material through the grommet holes as it does not allow enough movement to absorb each golf ball strike and you risk the ball ricocheting back at you. Do not put tension on the screen; you need to allow for some movement.

  • The easiest answer is to shop one of our golf simulator enclosure kits where we design it for you and all you have to do is assemble it according to our detailed instructions.  If you are looking to design your own solution - keep reading.

    Golf Screen Installation Options

    Depending on where you plan to install your golf impact screen you have a variety of installation options. Some customers who plan to use it in their garage or barn simply hang the screen from the rafters and allow it to hang loosely. Commercial settings and customers building indoor golf simulators often require additional safety features and use baffle nets or full golf simulator enclosures. Alternatively, some customers are somewhere in between these two options and build a hitting cage from which to hang it.

    Hanging your golf screen to your personal satisfaction may require some trial and error. The trick is to hang it flat for a nice image, but not tight or you risk the ball ricocheting back at you. Do not put tension on the screen; you need to allow for some movement.

    If you are building a golf enclosure, hitting cage, or frame you have the option to get a screen that is the same size as your frame which provides the material a little additional slack.

    However, some customers do not care for the additional slack/draping of the material and choose a screen that is slightly smaller than their framework. Additionally, you may prefer the impact screen fit a specific height, while others prefer additional height and allow the screen to drape on the ground at the bottom and assist in ball return. There is no right or wrong answer, only personal preference.

    Keep in mind, if you are using a framework of any kind and you prefer to avoid slack/draping of the material, we generally recommend the 2-inch guideline. The 2-inch guideline is to make sure the framework is no more than 2 inches wider than your screen. Conversely, make sure the screen is no more than 2 inches smaller than the width of your framework. This means a maximum of 4-inches (or 2-inches per side). Again, the trick is to hang your golf screen flat for a nice image, but still allow for some movement.

  • You have asked an excellent question. Please see our how to page here.

  • Yes! Simply trim off the excess material after you have the material adhered to your wooden frame with a sharp scissors, utility knife or rotary cutter (such as those used by quilters). Your frame will be your straight edge.

  • Both the Total frame width and height of all our Hanging and Standing Projector Screen Kits can be found on the specifications tab located on the product page.  You can also download the kit assembly instructions from the product page as they are located on the documents tab.

  • Preferably not. Tension-mounted materials require even tension around the whole screen (tight like an artist canvas, drum or trampoline). Securing the fabric at the top and bottom, just the sides or only in the corners will not provide a flat surface for even light distribution.

  • Using this divot strip as your primary hitting area, you can inset it into any turf-like material that is of equal height.

    1. Source your material - you'll need a total turf height of about 1.5" tall with a softness you feel comfortable standing on. You can use a putting turf with a subfloor like foam tiles or gym mats. Or an artifical turf from big box hardware stores. Or just a worn-out golf mat.
    2. Cut out a 12" by 30” hole for hitting area - you want the hitting area to be more accepting of divots than just turf or gym mats. Cut the hole slightly on the narrow side to make sure you get a tight fit. Note: the 30" length goes perpendicular to the screen.
    3. Inset the divot strip into your turf - secure the adhesive strip to the floor to place the strip. The hook and loop fasteners let you take out and replace the divot strip as it wears.
    4. Swing! - To improve your golf game, it's important to maintain your normal swing in a golf sim. The softness of the Carl's Place Divot Hitting Strip will let you swing comfortably without adjusting your positioning.

Technical Support and Return Policy

  • If you need to change or cancel your order, please contact us as soon as possible.
  • Carl's Place has a 30-day return policy on most items. However, some items are only returnable if unopened, and some are non-refundable. Please see our Returns Policy for complete information.

Carl's Knowledge Center

Here at Carl’s Place we like to share our knowledge. But not our movie popcorn.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is where we answer all of life’s questions. About golf simulators and screens.

About Carl’s Place

As you’d expect, It started out with a large screen and an even larger dream.