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General

    • 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.
  • Yes!  We offer several options. SkytrakFlightscope Mevo+ and we also carry both the UNEEKOR EYE XO and the QED.

Material Information

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

  • All of our impact screens are “wearable” products. The style, ability, and frequency of the user will all contribute to the service life of a screen. However, all of our golf training aid materials and screens have been tested to withstand thousands of strikes at up to 250 miles per hour. Learn more information about extending the life of your golf screen and troubleshooting bounce back tips.

  • 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.

    • Standard Impact Screen:  The raised open weave side with a herringbone pattern faces the audience. The back has straight rows of thread.  Quick Look
    • Preferred Impact Screen:  The raised tight-knit side with a herringbone pattern faces the audience. The back has straight rows.  Quick Look
    • Premium Golf Impact Screen Material:  The front has very straight rows which face the audience. The back has a very tightly woven squiggle.  Quick Look

    We do not recommend using golf balls with Sharpie marker on them. We suggest making  sure your clubs and golf balls are clean to avoid getting dirt or grass stains on your screen. 

  • 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.

  • All golf impact screens are front projection only.

  • We occasionally find the need to clear off a shelf to make space for something, and often that shelf is full of items that would otherwise be useful but cannot be sold as new. Sometimes it’s a return that got a little dirty or perhaps the screen material has minor defects. All Golf Impact screens have the words “Golf” and “Impact” in the title (unfortunately, the rest of our product line will NOT withstand the impact of a golf ball).

    Remnants/Clearance items are sold as is and are not returnable for refund. All sales are final.

Golf Simulator Enclosure Information

  • Our DIY kit offers you an easy, entry-level way to build a safe place to swing your clubs and takes the guesswork out of designing your own enclosure.

    Our PRO kit offers a high-end enclosure with top-of-the-line performance. It’s available in wider, deeper bays with additional safety features providing you an all-in-one solution perfect for home or commercial use.

    Not sure which one is for you? Check out this Comparison Chart to help you decide.

  • The DIY Golf Simulator Enclosure Kits include everything to build the enclosure itself except the 1-inch EMT pipe.  

    EMT or Electrical Metal Tubing (sometimes called electrical metal conduit) is required to complete the frame. EMT steel pipe can be found at any local hardware store such as Home Depot or Lowe’s in the electrical section. Your kit will include all the details on what lengths and quantities of EMT are required and your local hardware store might even cut it to length for you, especially if you call in advance. 

    Our Pro Golf Enclosures offer an all-in-one solution with optional add-on products.  However, there is also an option to buy your pipes locally.

    If you are having your enclosure shipped inside the 48 United States or Canada, we recommend purchasing the 2-inch EMT pipes, since they can be challenging to source locally. If you are having your enclosure shipped  outside this area, consider the “No Pipes” option as freight shipping will be cost prohibitive.

    • Tip:  Be sure you have access to 2-inch EMT pipe locally before selecting the “No Pipes” option.
  • The specifications tab (located on the product page) lists actual frame dimensions to guide you in determining which enclosure is the right fit for your space.. The frame will be larger than the listing size. We recommend getting the largest golf simulator enclosure that will fit in the space you have available. This will provide you with the most comfortable space to swing your clubs, as well as, the most safety. 

  • We recommend placing your golf simulator enclosure a minimum of 12-16 inches of buffer space away from the wall, behind the impact screen itself, and approximately 2-4 inches of buffer space away from side walls and ceilings.  For the safety of both the golfer and the screen we recommend standing a minimum distance of 12 to 15 feet away from the screen.  To determine how much space you will need consider a minimum of the enclosure’s:

    • Subtracting 4-inches from the height you have available
    • Subtracting 4-inches from the width you have available (2 inches per side)

    For safety reasons, if you are not using a full enclosure a minimum of 16-18 feet of depth is preferable OR if you are using an enclosure a minimum of 19-20 feet of depth is preferable

    Don’t forget to take into account the:

    • recommended minimum buffer space
    • safe golfing distance away the screen
    • height of the golfer(s)
    • length of the golf club(s)
    • turf thickness, heating ducts and soffits
    • furniture and access to doorways

    Caution:  To decrease your risk of bounce back and greatly reduce the chances of getting hit with a golf ball do *not* stand closer than 10-11 feet away from the screen.  Customers who stand closer will experience bounce back and increase the risk of injury. Again, our recommendation is to stand a minimum 12-15 feet away from the screen for safety.

    Please make sure to take proper safety precautions: 

    • Keep children, pets and spectators out of swing range
    • Protect ceilings, walls, windows, cars & neighboring homes
  • Our DIY Golf Simulator Enclosure Kits utilize 1-inch EMT (Electrical Metal Tubing/Conduit).  EMT steel pipe can be found at any local hardware store such as Home Depot or Lowe’s. Your kit will include all details on what lengths and quantities of EMT are required.  This pipe is not included with your DIY kit.

    Pro Golf Enclosure Kits utilize 2-inch EMT.  You have the option of buying this pipe with your kit or buying it separately.  However, it can be difficult to source locally.  Be sure you can purchase it near you before making your final buying decision.  If you buy it from Carl’s Place, we will pre-cut and pre-mark the pipes for you so all you have to do is assemble your kit.  If you choose to buy it elsewhere, we will provide a diagram indicating the required cut lengths for your specific size kit.

    Customers who buy our 2-inch pipes will need freight delivery.  If you are an international customer, this may be cost prohibitive.

  • DIY Golf Simulator Enclosure Kits assemble in just a few easy steps and will take approximately 45-60 minutes depending on the size. Of course, it goes a bit faster if you have a helper.  However, please plan for approximately 3 hours to assemble our Pro Golf Enclosure Kits.

  • Our golf enclosure kits are made to order and require time to manufacturer before they are ready to ship. For the most up to date lead times, please see the shipping note on the the product page:

    Business days are Monday through Friday and do not include weekends or holidays.

  • The black nylon 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 black nylon, you should not experience any issues.

  • We can easily make you a replacement screen to save you money.

    Replacement screens can be ordered by calling one of our Customer Service Team Members: 608-352-0002.

    All of our impact screens are “wearable” products. The style, ability, and frequency of the user will all contribute to the service life of a screen. However, all of our golf training aid materials and screens have been tested to withstand thousands of strikes at up to 250 miles per hour. 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.

  • Most customers who purchase a finished edge impact screen use our 6-inch black ball bungees

    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.

  • Finished edge screens have black vinyl borders, sewn on with black nylon thread, which are approximately 2.5 inches wide all the way around the screen.

    Technically our black vinyl is 5 inches wide. We fold it in half so you have 2 ½ inches on both the front and the back of your finished edge screen and then we grommet through all three layers (vinyl, impact material, vinyl).

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

  • Insert the bungee cord through the grommet hole from behind the screen. The ball now touches the backside of the black vinyl border. Pull the cord over and around the frame/or 1-inch EMT pipe. Lastly, loop the cord over the ball behind the screen.

    Hang 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.

Care and Use Information

  • Yes. Please make sure to take proper safety precautions. Do take every precaution; keep children, pets, and spectators out of swing range. Do take every precaution to protect ceilings, walls, windows, cars & neighboring homes. Carl’s place is not responsible for damage to property &/or personal injury.

  • For the safety of both the golfer and the screen, we recommend standing a distance of 12-15 feet or more away from the screen.

  • Factors that determine the amount of bounce back will be; how you have chosen to hang/install the screen, the distance you are standing from the screen, the strength you hit the ball and the club you are using. If the screen is draped loosely, and not stretched tight, you should experience minimal to no bounce back at all. Mount the screen in such a way that allows it to “give” enough to absorb the strike and it should almost stop the ball completely.

    Caution:  To decrease your risk of bounce back and greatly reduce the chances of getting hit with a golf ball do *not* stand closer than 10-11 feet away from the screen.  Customers who stand closer will experience bounce back and increase the risk of injury. Our recommendation is to stand a minimum 12-15 feet away from the screen for safety.

  • Minimal bounce back is to be expected in the indoor golf industry, but there are several things you can do to reduce bounce-back.  (1) Make sure you are standing a minimum of 12-15 feet away from the golf screen when you swing. (2) Make sure you do not have too much tension on the screen.  You need to allow for some movement. (3) Consider our Premium Impact Screen Material which was developed with a three-layer material that includes a specialized spacer layer specifically developed to assist in noise reduction and minimize bounce back. (4) Consider a few accessories mentioned in our article “Troubleshooting Impact Screen Bounce-Back”.

    Caution:  To decrease your risk of bounce back and greatly reduce the chances of getting hit with a golf ball do *not* stand closer than 10-11 feet away from the screen.  Customers who stand closer will experience bounce back and increase the risk of injury. Our recommendation is to stand a minimum 12-15 feet away from the screen for safety.

  • 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.

    You may also use a clothes iron on a VERY LOW setting on the backside of the material. Carl’s Place is not responsible for damage to material caused by ironing.

    Store your screen in a safe, clean and dry environment when not in use.

  • You may also use a clothes iron on a VERY LOW setting on the backside of the material.

    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.

    Store your screen in a safe, clean and dry environment when not in use.

     

    Carl’s Place is not responsible for damage to material caused by ironing.

  • Brand new, white golf balls are highly recommended.  Do not use colors other than white, or a golf ball with a sharpie marker on it and make sure your clubs and golf balls are clean to avoid getting dirt or grass stains on your screen.

    Do your best to set-up, use and store your screen in a safe, clean and dry environment. You can try a Tide To Go Stain Remover Pen or you can lightly spot clean your screen with water and a Q-tip, soft rag or sponge. Mild dish soap can be used in small areas with a light touch. Please use care and always test in a very small area first.  IMPORTANT: Do Not allow the golf screen to air dry or you risk seeing a water spot. Use a hairdryer or fan to dry the golf screen quickly.

    Do not use abrasives, steam clean, dry clean or place in a washing machine. Carl’s Place is not responsible for damage to or resulting from screens that are not cleaned and cared for responsibly.

  • Wind is a powerful force of nature! If you are expecting inclement weather make sure your screen is properly anchored.

    It is safe to leave your standard, preferred or dual layer impact screen outside for short-term periods (a handful of days per summer), but long-term it is best to take the screen down to protect it from the elements. Premium impact screens are best used indoors and are not recommended for outdoor use. When you take your standard or preferred impact screen inside 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.

    Carl’s Place is not responsible for damage to or resulting from screens that are left outside, especially during a storm.

  • 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.

    Carl’s Place is not responsible for damage to or resulting from screens that are not stored responsibly.

Projector Information

  • We have some great projector recommendations here.

    If you are a beginner, start with this article:

    1. Five Things to Consider When Picking a Projector

    See Our How to in 3 Easy Steps:

  • 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 here that talks through projector terminology.

    Most people use one of two mounting options after purchasing one of our golf screens. (1)  Place a projector above your tee or mat, not behind it, to avoid your own shadow on the screen. (2)  Place a projector inside the enclosure on the floor.  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.

Carl's Place Information

  • 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.

  • If you are one of our many happy and satisfied customers and you would like to share your pictures; email them to info@carlofet.com. Please keep in mind your images may be posted on the internet; it’s best to avoid sharing images of your children, addresses, phone numbers, etc. All imagery should be family-friendly and appropriate for business use. Images which are grainy, blurry or contain inappropriate content may not get posted. By sending us your photographs you are agreeing we may use your image(s) on our website and/or any marketing material. Please review the following guidelines:

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
    3. City, state/province, country & postal code (for a shipping quote)

    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.

  • Yes, please contact us for a quote.

    Be sure to indicate:

    1. The outer dimensions using inches
    2. Raw material or finished with black vinyl edges and grommets
    3. Standard, Preferred or Premium impact material (Max height 120-inches)
    4. City, State/Province, Country & Postal Code (for a shipping quote)

    In an effort to keep prices low for all our valued customers, Carl’s Place reserves the right to charge up to a 50% restocking fee on exchanges or returns on customized screens. Custom screens must be returned in like new condition and shipping fees, if any, are non-refundable.

  • We can make a custom screen of any width, but the maximum height is 120-inches. All impact screens are seamless.

  • Yes, please contact us for a quote.  Non-standard customization may take up to several weeks to make plus delivery time.

    Be sure to indicate and include:

    1. A detailed diagram/drawing including detailed outer dimensions using inches
    2. The desired impact screen material; standard, preferred or premium (max height 120-inches)
    3. Where is the flap, hem or sleeve located (top, side(s), bottom)?
      • How big are the flaps, hem and/or sleeve (1-inch, 1-foot, sleeve to hold a shock cord or 1-inch pipe)?
    4. Is the non-adhesive Velcro® sewn onto the front or the back?
      • Is the Velcro black or white?
      • Is it located at the top/bottom and/or left/right?
      • Do you need 1-inch or 2-inch?
      • Do you need the hook/rough side or loop/smooth side?
      • Do you need the companion side of the Velcro?  (adhesive or non-adhesive)
      • NOTE:  You need to allow for some movement of the screen
      • NOTE:  We cannot run adhesive Velcro through our sewing machines
    5. City, state/province, country & postal code for a shipping quote

How-To and How-Not-To Tips

  • 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.

    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 not tight or you risk the ball ricocheting back at you. Do not put tension on the golf screen; you need to allow for some movement.

  • We recommend mounting your golf impact screen a minimum of 12-16 inches away from the wall, just to be safe. If you are really good and hit the ball hard you may want to increase this distance. This is also true if you build a Golf Simulator Enclosure or Hitting Cage. Make sure the screen is a minimum of 12-16 inches away from any support poles or you risk the ball ricocheting back at you. Do not put tension on the screen, you need to allow for some movement.

  • We do not advise placing grommets directly into the material. Which is why we offer finished vinyl edged screens with grommets installed.

  • EMT stands for Electrical Metal Tubing, also known as, Electrical Metal Conduit. The 1-inch pipe size fits into our corner and supports fittings/connector pieces.  DIY Golf simulator enclosure kits do NOT include the required 1″ EMT pipe/poles due to the impracticality of shipping. Instead, you can find EMT pipes at your local building supply store. Find 1″ EMT at Home Depot or Lowes. EMT pipe comes in a maximum length of 10 Feet long.

    2″ EMT can be purchased for Pro Golf simulator enclosure kits as well.

    PVC pipes will not work with our Fittings.

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Wholesale Information

  • Screens
    Carl’s Place offers the lowest prices on the market, but we do not have a traditional retailer or wholesale program. Volume discounts may be available for those buying in bulk. Contact us regarding your large volume project requirements.

    Electronics and Software
    While we can sell UNEEKOR, TGC 2019 and E6 Golf Connect to resellers, contractually we are obligated to sell Uneekor, ProTee United and TruGolf products at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) and are unable to offer discounts or wholesale pricing.

    Affiliate Program
    Carl’s Place does offer an affiliate program where you can earn a commission for online orders, sent from your website or internet content, to our website when it results in a sale.

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About Carl’s Place

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