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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.
All golf impact screens are front projection only.
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.
- Prices are good while supplies last.
- All sales are final, no returns.
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. Because of that, 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.
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. Learn more information about extending the life of your golf screen and troubleshooting bounce back tips.
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.
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. They're designed with flexibility in mind so you can add or remove ball bungees as needed, to achieve your desired amount of tension.
- Insert the loop end of the bungee into a grommet from behind the screen.
- Thread it through the grommet until the toggle ball touches the backside of the grommet.
- Pull the cord over and around the frame/pipe.
- Hook the cord over the toggle ball to create a loop.
Note: 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.
EMT stands for Electrical Metal Tubing, also known as, Electrical Metal Conduit. We often just refer to them as pipes on our website. You need EMT (pipes) to build the frame for your enclosure/screen. Do not mistake PVC pipes for EMT. PVC will not work with our fittings. You have 2 options on how to get the necessary pipes:
- Add a Pipe Framing Kit. (You'll see these as accessories on our DIY and Pro Golf Enclosure Kits.
- Source EMT pipes at your local building supply store.
- DIY Enclosures require 1″ EMT.
- Pro Enclosures require 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Apex Attack Angle
The up and down movement of the club head at the time of impact. Attack angle is measured relative to the horizon.
Back Spin Ball Speed
The speed of the club before impact.
Descent Angle Carry Club 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.
Distance To Apex Dynamic Loft
The amount of loft of the club face at the center point of impact.
The direction (right or left) the club face is pointed at impact. It is measured relative to the target line.
Face To Path
The angle difference between Face Angle and Club Path.
Flight Time Launch Angle Run Side Angle Side Spin Side Total Smash Factor
The amount of energy transferred from the club head to the golf ball.
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.
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.
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. 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.
If you just getting started looking for a projector, there are 5 key factors when choosing one.
- Resolution (The native resolution also determines the aspect ratio of the projector.)
- Throw distance
- Brand reputation
- 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?
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.
- Mount a projector above your tee or mat.
- Place a short-throw 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.
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!
The front has the Carl's Place logo. Install the screen with the logo at the bottom left of the enclosure. 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. Preferred Impact Screen: The raised tight-knit side with a herringbone pattern faces the audience. The back has straight rows. Premium Golf Impact Screen Material: The front has very straight rows which face the audience. The back has a very tightly woven squiggle.
Most customers who purchase a finished edge impact screen will also purchase 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 in mind 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). The trick is to hang your golf screen flat for a nice image, but still allow for some movement.
Using this divot strip as your primary hitting area, you can inset it into any turf-like material that is of equal height.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.