While golfers across the country can resume playing outdoors the fact remains a guy still needs a place for an emergency nine after the kids go to sleep, or a place to play when your regular game or league night is rained out, or just a place to practice without leaving your house. The best and only solution is: Ultimate Golf Man Cave that starts with a Golfzon indoor golf simulator.
Who wouldn’t want to walk down into their basement or out to the garage or guest house and immediately be on the first tee at St. Andrews, Pebble Beach, or The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island? No tee times, bring your own beverages of choice, play solo or with a group of buddies and have as great a time short of being there.
Or, what about if you live in a cold weather climate and your outdoor golf season is as short as 4-5 months? You could stop longing for summer or the hassle of southerly golf trips with a golf man cave.
You might be wondering what goes into creating the ultimate golf man cave. How do I choose the right simulator? What goes into the building process? What are the must-haves for the space? Here’s a guide to help you get started creating your dream indoor golf oasis:
Choosing Your Golf Simulator
If you’re going to have the ultimate golf man cave you need the ultimate simulator. The Golfzon home golf simulator fits that bill. Having been awarded ‘Best Golf Simulator’ by Golf Digest since 2017, more and more golfers are seeing the difference with Golfzon. Golfzon simulators have a number of features that separate it from its competitors.
• Patented 8-way Hydraulic Swing Plate :
The Moving Swing Plate’s accommodates 360 degrees of directional movement – and up to 15˚ of pitch – to provide real world play by simulating course slopes from tee box to the putting green.
• Auto-Tee :
If you’ve played golf in a simulator or hit into a net, you know it can be annoying to retrieve the golf balls and place them back on the tee. Now, imagine a world where you never have to bend down to re-tee a ball. With Golfzon’s auto-tee all you have to do is set your tee height, and never pick up a ball again.
• Multi-Surface Hitting Mats :
The multi-material tri-surface matt built into the moving swing plate offers fairway, rough and bunker-like lies. Each of these unique hitting surfaces provide an unmatched real-world feel.
• No Timing Delay, Real-Time Ball Flight :
Other simulators have a slight lag from when you hit a ball to when you start seeing the flight on the screen. With Golfzon’s indoor golf simulators, there’s zero lag. It’s like being outside. You hit the ball and you can immediately see the ball flight due to Golfzon’s proprietary T1/T2/T3 sensors paired with two high-speed cameras (up to 2,000 frames per second and up to 120 meters per second of ball capture speed) to accurately trace club movement as well as impact and ball movement.
Deciding on the Right Golfzon Model
Now that you’ve decided to purchase a Golfzon simulator, the next step is selecting the model. Golfzon makes the decision-making process easy through its Smart Finder on the Golfzon website. Just select your purpose, space and budget range and Smart Finder will recommend the best Golfzon simulator for you.
From there, you can customize your simulator to suite your needs and space, such as:
• Screen size : You can choose from a variety of different screen sizes based on the size of your indoor golf mancave.
• Swing Plate : You can go with a static swing plate or hydraulic swing plate which moves to adjust to your lie.
• Software : You can select from multiple software upgrade options for both the Golf Driving Range (GDR) and Arcade software systems.
Constructing Your Indoor Golf Simulator
Once you’ve purchased your simulator, you’re ready to design and construct your golf simulator space. A Golfzon sales operations manager will guide you through the construction process as a remote consultant.
At your discretion, you can either choose to contract a third-party designer or create the design yourself. The design can take any creative direction you want. If you’re building your man cave in your basement, maybe you want your space to double as a home theater so you can watch the PGA Tour with your buddies after battling it out on your simulator? Or a garage set-up might have a more industrial design.
After the design is finalized, construction can begin. Your Golfzon operations manager will work with your construction team every step of the way. Once the space has been framed and constructed, Golfzon will send highly specialized technicians and engineers to install your Golfzon simulator.
This entire process typically takes 6-8 weeks from purchase to installation.
Equipping Your Indoor Golf Man Cave
With your Golfzon simulator built out, it’s time to deck out the space and make it truly yours. For starters, most golfers are equipment junkies. They’re either trading in, selling or buying new clubs every year or sometimes every few months depending on how they’re playing. Eventually, if you accumulate enough clubs, you either need racks which take up a lot of space or you can opt for roomy staff bags. Not only are these bags great decoration for the golf cave but provide great storage for your abundant club collection. When friends come over, they may not even need to bring their clubs when you have multiple sets at the ready.
As a bonus, Golfzon simulators provide accurate swing, club and ball data for club fitting. If you’re on the fence about which clubs are right for you, you can test clubs side by side in the simulator or tweak your adjustable driver settings to truly dial in your numbers. And with Golfzon, the launch conditions are always the same versus outdoors where weather can be unpredictable affecting ball flight or club performance. An indoor golf simulator like Golfzon will give you the same hitting conditions every time. This is key for accurately fitting players.
Decking Out Your Golf Man Cave
Your ultimate golf man cave will stop looking like an indoor driving range or basement once you start bringing your room together with golf-themed memorabilia and furniture. There are numerous directions a golfer can go when it comes to golf memorabilia. But one thing is certain: the ultimate golf man cave needs a ‘theme’.
Some options include art, books, hats, needlepoint belts, logo golf balls, ball markers or autographs. However, few things say ultimate golf man cave like pin flags from courses you’ve played or aspire to play. They can be framed for an extra touch of class or hung with something as simple as a hook or sturdy thumb tack. Regardless of how you choose to hang your pin flags on the walls around your Golfzon simulator they will immediately spruce up the room and create an instant ‘clubhouse’ vibe.
But that vibe is incomplete without an official 19th Hole. So, whether it’s a fully stocked fridge or a full bar, it’s important to stay hydrated while practicing or playing in the Golfzon simulator. There are plenty of breweries and distilleries that make golf-themed booze – stock up on these or fill the shelves with your favorites for before, during or after your round with Golfzon.
The Golf Man Cave of Your Dreams
Now that your indoor golf mancave is complete, you may never want to leave. And with all the options to customize your space and your Golfzon simulator, it will be unique to you – just like your golf game. So, who’s ready to tee it up?