Hey! I'm Alex.
Why You Can Trust Me
My mission is to bring you all the information you need to build your own home golf simulator!
My content mission through mygolfsimulator.com is to provide you with highly accurate, in-depth, yet easy-to-understand information about topics across the breadth of the golf simulator industry.
I often used to find golf simulator product pages featured only superficial and conversion-focused information, which didn't really scratch the surface. I have tried to improve the quality of information available to the engaged golfer.
My approach is to present highly detailed yet easily digestible information to the reader. Where I recommend products, I only recommend those that I truly believe will provide quality and value to the golfer.
My day job is as a doctor in the UK, having graduated from Newcastle University (with MBBS) in 2014. I work in a large emergency department in the North of England. I like to relax after work by spending time with my son, who's learning to love golf too!
My Experience and Expertise in the Golf Simulator Industry
- I have owned and operated mygolfsimulator.com since February 2020.
- Over the last 3 and a half years, I have written extensively on the subject of indoor golf, golf simulator construction, and launch monitor technology. Over half a million words between published informational articles, one-to-one golf simulator consultations, and working closely with equipment manufacturers
- My approach to this site has always involved a 'deep dive' into a subject, with highly detailed research, allowing me to present the best and most up-to-date information to the reader. I scour product information resources as well as customer reviews, customer troubleshooting, firmware update FAQs, product specifications, and more. This takes a significant amount of time, which has instilled in me a high level of subject knowledge. I could talk about golf simulator equipment all day!
- I have designed and constructed several golf simulator builds from scratch over the last four years, each time allowing me to iteratively improve each facet of the build. I am working on a brand new build for late 2023 which will feature heavily on this site!
Alex's Golf Simulator Journey
I play off a 4 handicap but struggle to get enough practice time between work and the cold weather in the UK. I always wanted to have my own golf 'studio' at home. Then, a few years ago, I learned about golf simulators. Once I'd had my first session I was hooked! I knew I wanted my own!
The only problem is they can be expensive and require lots of space to build. I set out to learn all I could about the space requirements and equipment needed. I've turned what I've learned and my own experience into this site.
My first simulator build was in the barn at my parents' farm. You can see from the image below that there were beams across the room that had to be 'accommodated' by my poor impact screen. This was less than ideal. I do think it was a creative way to get over my room dimension problems. I ran the risk of shanking one into the beam and getting a ricochet but I lived to tell the tale!
Upcoming Video Content
Exciting news! I am currently (September 2023) building a brand new golf simulator in a larger space near my home. I am working closely with Carl’s Place on this build. Look out for a wide range of video content that will illustrate the many concepts that a budding golf simulator owner needs to learn.
Golf Simulator Articles
Golf simulator Impact Screens are crucial for any comprehensive simulator setup. In this guide, I’ll outline the essential factors to consider when choosing a golf simulator screen. Carl’s Place offers the top golf simulator screen on the market in 2024. This triple-layered, cushioned screen showcases 4K resolution images with exceptional clarity and minimal light bleed.…CONTINUE READING
Skytrak Plus is the exciting successor to the former king of the launch monitor market. GS Pro has emerged as the dominant force in the realm of golf simulation software, but do they work together? There is no official integration between GS Pro and Skytrak or Skytrak Plus, however, the golfing community has found a…CONTINUE READING
Have you ever looked at the different golf swing camera options and felt confused? You’re not alone! This is a complex topic with several terms and concepts to understand. This article will be your guide! Any fully-fledged golf simulator should feature the ability to record and analyze the golfer’s swing. To facilitate this you will…CONTINUE READING
Skytrak Plus is the hugely exciting successor to Skytrak, the former king of the launch monitor market. Skytrak Plus adds dual radar technology to a high-speed camera setup for improved functionality and advanced club data. What does this mean for Skytrak Plus space requirements? The Skytrak Plus manufacturers recommend 10ft of room length and 10ft…CONTINUE READING
Want to discover how to perfectly blend a golf simulator and home theatre in one room? This article will discuss the key similarities and differences between a golf simulator space and a home movie theatre setup. To build the perfect dual purpose golf simulator and home theatre room, consider the following key factors: Read on…CONTINUE READING
The sequel to the mighty Skytrak launch monitor is finally here! Skytrak Plus offers dual radar-photometric technology and a range of new features and upgrades. We pit Skytrak Plus vs Skytrak in this article and discuss their key differences. The key differences between the Skytrak Plus and the original Skytrak are: How is Skytrak Plus…CONTINUE READING
Skytrak Plus is the long-awaited successor to Skytrak, the former king of the budget-friendly launch monitor market. Skytrak Plus brings club data to your golf simulator using dual radar and photometric technology! So, what data does Skytrak Plus measure? Skytrak Plus directly measures 11 launch data parameters and calculates at least 7 further shot characteristics…CONTINUE READING
Uneekor has launched the Eye Mini, a brand new portable launch monitor that utilizes the fantastic photometric and infrared technology previously seen in the EYE XO and QED models. In direct competition with premium portable launch monitors like the Foresight GC3, the suite of Eye Mini data needs to be solid. The Uneekor Eye Mini…CONTINUE READING
Uneekor has finally thrust its fantastic golf simulation technology into a lightweight portable launch monitor, the Eye Mini. So, how much space do you need to use the Uneekor Eye Mini indoors and outdoors? Uneekor does not quote specific minimum dimensions for indoor spaces utilizing the Eye Mini. However, I will break down what I…CONTINUE READING
The Rapsodo MLM2Pro is the latest exciting addition to the budget-friendly sector of the launch monitor market. MLM2Pro uses Doppler radar sensors alongside multiple cameras to record launch data and swing video. But, what are the indoor and outdoor Rapsodo MLM2Pro space requirements? The Rapsodo MLM2Pro requires at least 15.5ft of room length for a…CONTINUE READING
2023 brings massive updates to the golf simulator and launch monitor markets, with new equipment, new software integrations and much more! Here are the early 2023 golf simulator technology news headlines: GS Pro and Foresight Integration This is huge! Foresight and GS Pro have announced an official integration. Initially announced in January 2023, at the…CONTINUE READING
The Rapsodo MLM2Pro has launched! A direct competitor to the already-huge Garmin R10 Approach in the low-budget end of the launch monitor market, the MLM2Pro needs to offer comparable (or better) ball and club data. So, let’s look at the Rapsodo MLM2Pro data in detail! The Rapsodo MLM2Pro uses a radar sensor to record 13…CONTINUE READING
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