Carl's Golf Simulator Enclosure Comparison Chart
Key Deciding Factors
|ENCLOSURE KITS WITH IMPACT SCREEN||DIY Kit||PRO Kit|
|WHY BUY THIS KIT?||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.||Carl's 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.|
|Impact Screen 7||Standard, Preferred or Premium Golf Screen||Premium Golf Screen|
|Ceiling Fabric||Black Nylon||Sprinkler System Compliant Netting|
|Wall Fabric||Black Nylon||Black Knit (Similar to Spandex)|
|Frame Connectors||1-inch Steel Fittings||1.5-inch Steel Fittings|
|Safety Cushions||Not Compatible 2||(4) Foam Safety Bumper Guards|
|Weight Bag||Discreet Weight Bag Attaches to the Bottom of the Screen||Un-necessary Due to Foam Safety Guards|
|Size Specific Diagram and Assembly Manual||Detailed Instructions||Detailed Instructions|
|MULTIPLE FRAME SIZES||DIY Kit||PRO Kit|
|Max Height 1||124.75||125.5-inches (10.5 Ft)|
|Max Width 1||163.33||249.5|
|Max Depth 1||118.25||Varies: If the frame height is 120-inches or less, then the max depth is 249.5-inches. However, if the height is greater than 120-inches then the max depth is 200-inches.|
|OPTIONAL (Add-Ons)||DIY Kit||PRO Kit|
|Frame Pipes||1-inch EMT Required (Not Included)||Pre-Cut, 1.5-inch, Schedule 40 Aluminum Pipes or No Pipe Options 3|
|Electronics Mount||Not Compatible||Uneekor Mount Options 4|
|Projector Mount||Not Compatible||Universal Mount, Mount Ready or No Mount Options 5|
|Vinyl Ceiling Baffles||Not Compatible||Up to 5 Safety Baffles 6|
|TIMELINE||DIY Kit||PRO Kit|
|Handling Time: Made to Order in Approximately||5 Business Days||10 Business Days|
|Shipping Time: Multiple Delivery Options Are Available After Adding the Item to Your Cart||Selected Delivery Time||Selected Delivery Time|
|TOOLS||DIY Kit||PRO Kit|
|You Will Need||Ladder Helpful||6mm Hex Bit Socket and Ratchet and 8-Ft Ladder|
|View DIY Kits||View PRO Kits|
1 Size: Before you order, please be sure to consult the frame specifications chart for actual frame dimensions to be sure your enclosure will fit the space you have available. The specifications tab is below the "add to cart" button on both the DIY Kit and PRO Kit product pages.
2 DIY Kit Foam Inserts: Need more safety on your DIY enclosure? You're in luck! Contact us for a quote on these exciting new foam inserts perfect for the DIY Golf Enclosure Kit. Foam Inserts block the ball from hitting the pipe frame and slip behind the screen flaps and covering the pipes. These inserts are not visible from the front of your enclosureand are sold separately. If you need a lower cost, immediate solution you can also consider foam pipe insulation, from your local hardware store, to help reduce ricochet from frame ball strikes.
3 Pro Kit Frame Pipes: If you are shipping this item inside the 48 United States or Canada, we recommend purchasing the 1.5-inch aluminum pipes, since they can be challenging to source locally. However, if you are shipping this product outside this area, consider the "No Pipes" option as freight shipping will be cost prohibitive.
- Tip: Be sure you have access to 1.5-inch, Schedule 40 Aluminum Pipes locally before selecting the "No Pipes" option.
4 Pro Kit Electronics Mount: A custom Uneekor solution for frame mounting UNEEKOR sensor technology. Learn more about Uneekor mounts, compatibility and installation here.
5 Pro Kit Projector Mount Options:
- No Projector Mount: If you will not be attaching your projector to the frame and would like to skip the hardware altogether. (Most Common)
- Projector Mount: We'll include a universal projector mount compatible with your frame. Our mounts are compatible with most standard projectors.
- Projector Mount Ready: If your projector requires a specific mount, we'll include the parts necessary to attach a compatible projector mount. Any mount that utilizes a 1.5" pipe is compatible.
6 Pro Kit Safety Baffles: Baffles are a strip of black vinyl that hang from the net ceiling and are meant to catch errant shots. Baffles are an optional extra layer of safety but depending on the height of your enclosure and the placement of your projector may cause shadows on the screen. Your enclosure can have up to five baffles or none at all. Safety Baffles should be considered if you will be standing closer than 15 feet from the screen.
7 Screen Information:
All our impact screens should withstand several thousands of strikes from even the best golfers and are made for use with real golf balls.
Our best value for home users is our Standard golf screen which offers the most budget-friendly option. Our Preferred offers an upgraded image for just a few dollars more. However, our top-selling product with the highest customer satisfaction is our Premium. Premium offers some noise reduction which helps to dampen the sound of each strike of the ball and helps to reduce bounce back.
Additionally, all our golf impact screen materials are compatible for HD/4K projection, though your projector, of course, will need to be capable of projecting a native high-definition resolution. Standard impact screens have the most texture and are likely to provide the appearance of a lower resolution image. While Premium impact screens have very little texture, they can provide the sharpest possible picture for your high-definition images. *** The properties of Preferred's single layer construction are likely to show the most prominent dimples from each ball strike. The dimples do not hurt the material, but it may be visible within your image.
All impact screens are "wearable" products and may start showing wear, such as scuff marks and dimples, immediately after its first use. This is normal.
Do NOT use a golf ball with Sharpie marker on it and make sure your clubs and golf balls are clean to avoid getting dirt or grass stains on your screen. Golf balls must be white. Newer golf balls without abrasions will also help to extend the life of you screen. 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.
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. Troubleshooting Bounce Back Tips
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 and neighboring homes. Carl's Place is not responsible for damage to property and/or personal injury.