5 tips for Winter Golf

Winter golf brings its own set of challenges! 🍂 Facing chilly weather and shorter days? here are 5 top tips for your winter challenges.
Here are 5 top tips to help you stay warm, prevent injury and enjoy winter golf!

🏌️Layer Up: Dressing appropriately is key for winter golf. Layering helps regulate body temperature. Start with moisture-wicking base layers, add insulating layers for warmth, and top it off with a windproof and waterproof outer layer to stay comfortable in various conditions.

🏌️Hand Warmers and Gloves: Keep those hands warm! Invest in quality thermal gloves and consider using hand warmers to maintain dexterity and feel during your swings. Cold hands can significantly impact your grip and control.

🏌️Choose the Right Golf Ball: Cold weather affects golf ball compression. Opt for a lower compression ball in winter, as it tends to perform better in cooler temperatures. This can help maintain distance and feel despite the cold conditions.

🏌️Stay Flexible: Cold muscles are more prone to injury. Begin your round with some dynamic stretches to warm up and maintain flexibility. Take extra care to ensure a proper warm-up routine to prevent strains and injuries in colder weather.

🏌️Plan for Shorter Days: With reduced daylight hours, plan your tee times accordingly. Start earlier in the day to maximize your playing time. Be efficient on the course, and consider playing nine holes if time is limited. Additionally, bring a reliable headlamp or flashlight just in case your round extends into the evening.

Despite the obstacles, winter golf can be a refreshing and rewarding experience with the right preparation! ⛳
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K Golf World: Where Innovation meets excellence in Golf simulation


We’re thrilled to introduce our recent installation, K Golf World, where cutting-edge technology meets the passion for the sport. Our state-of-the-art golf simulators are set to revolutionize your golfing journey.

**The Ultimate Golf Simulator Experience**

At K Golf World, we’ve redefined the concept of golf simulators. Our installation boasts the most advanced and immersive golf simulation technology, providing an experience that’s as close to being on a real golf course as it gets. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner looking to improve your swing, our simulators cater to all skill levels.

**Immersive Virtual Golf Courses**

Step into a world of endless golfing possibilities with our wide selection of virtual golf courses. From iconic championship layouts to picturesque, exotic destinations, our simulators transport you to some of the world’s most renowned fairways. Feel the texture of each green, see the contour of every bunker, and experience the thrill of taking the perfect swing right from the comfort of our facility.

**State-of-the-Art Technology**

We installed our golf simulators that are equipped with cutting-edge launch monitors, high-resolution impact screens, and advanced swing analysis software. The integrated technology provides real-time data on your performance, allowing you to fine-tune your game and track your progress. The accuracy and precision of our simulators are second to none, ensuring that every swing and putt is met with the realism and authenticity you crave.


Build Your Dream Golf Simulator: A Step-by-Step Guide

Whether the weather is keeping you off the green or you’re just looking to improve your swing at home, building a golf simulator can be a fantastic project.

**Step 1: Choose Your Space**

Select a suitable location for your simulator setup. A spare room, garage, or garden shed can work well. Ensure you have enough space for swinging a club comfortably. Minimum requirements are a room size of 3m wide x 2.8 high x 5m long. Here’s the before picture of an installation we did recently

**Step 2: Gather Materials**

You’ll need a few essential components:

1. Golf Launch Monitor: This tracks your swing and provides accurate ball and club data.

2. Projector and Screen: High-quality visuals are crucial for an immersive experience.

3. Impact Screen: A special screen that can withstand ball impact.

4. Golf Mat: Offers a realistic surface for your shots.

5. Computer: Powerful enough to run simulation software.

**Step 3: Install the Equipment**

We do this for you!

1. **Mount the Screen**: Set up your projector and screen at one end of the room. Make sure the projector is aligned properly for optimal projection.

2. **Set Up the Launch Monitor**: Position the launch monitor to capture your swing data accurately. Calibrate it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

3. **Lay the Mat**: Place the golf mat at the other end of the room, opposite the screen.

**Step 4: Software Setup**

We also do this for you!

Install golf simulation software on your computer. Connect the launch monitor and projector to the computer as per the manufacturer’s guidelines. Calibrate the software to match your setup.

**Step 5: Fine-Tuning**

Again this is on us.

Test your simulator setup and make adjustments as needed. Calibrate the launch monitor and projector for accurate readings and visuals. Ensure your swing area is unobstructed.

**Step 6: Enjoy Your Simulator!**

Over to you!

With everything set up and calibrated, it’s time to enjoy your golf simulator. Play virtual rounds on famous courses, practice your swing, and invite friends over for friendly competitions. Here’s the same room above after we were done;


**Pro Tips:**

– Invest in a good-quality launch monitor for accurate swing data.

– Opt for a short-throw projector to save space.

– Consider adding a sound system for a more immersive experience.

– Regularly clean your impact screen and projector lens for optimal performance

Our bespoke online golf simulator configurator is a tool that allows you to customize and build your ideal golf simulator setup virtually, selecting components and features to suit your preferences and requirements. LAUNCH IT HERE

How much space will I need to HIRE a simulator?

Our simulators for hire are 100% mobile and can set up pretty much anywhere – provided there is a suitable space.

They are not enormous, but they are big, and they require decent headroom as well as space enough to swing a golf club or kick a rugby ball.

The basic space required is 10′ Height x 14′ Width x 16′ Depth, but our simulators can draw a crowd, so make sure you allow for space for spectators!

Have a watch of this video to get a good idea of how they are set up.


Outdoor Inflatable Darkroom available for hire.


We now have a high quality, fully brandable inflatable room for hire that is dark enough to work with our simulators or for any other event that needs some raincover and a darkened space.
The room can be set up with a wide open front, a narrow opening, or fully sealed.
Just have a look at the pics below to see the set up, as well as how dark the room is with our Football Simulator set up inside.
This Inflatable can be hired as an add on to our range of simulators or it can be rented on it’s own for whatever you need it for!

Screens & Enclosures – A Quick Overview

So you’ve decided to install a golf simulator.
Whether it’s a garage, new man cave, office, golf club or commercial facility, we have options for everyone, but because there are a lot of options, you might be wondering what one is best suited for you, after all, once you have decided on your launch monitor or ball tracking device, this is probably the next most important decision.
There are 1000’s of DIY videos out there, some think it’s a matter of throwing one of the good bed sheets up onto the wall…it’s not. Well, certainly not if you want to have a good experience with the piece of tech you just forked out your hard earned cash for anyway.
Here we outline your main options, according to suitability & budget, that will ultimately determine the overall look and appearance of your investment.
This is the classic golf simulator look with side walls and roof, or

containment ceiling to catch those high wedge shots or the dreaded
skied drives! All of our screens come from Par2Pro and their S
Q impact material is designed for high impact, durability and
quality of on-screen image.
Each enclosure is custom fitted to your desired enclosure size. Generally speaking, the bigger the better, but as every room is different so are our Sim Enclosures.
3m (w) x 2.5m (h)
5m (w) x 3.25m (h)
Price: Expect to pay €2750 – €3750. Allow €500 for delivery & installation.
Ideal for: Commercial Installations/Golf Clubs.
Complete simulator with a raised false floor.
You can find the pricing options here.

The new SQ Stealth screen is ideal for home users that may have the perfect room

or garage for a simulator set-up, but have either an access door they

need to use, or simply wish to minimise the space that a full enclosure may take up.

This is also a great option for driving range bays that wish to have open access to the range in the summer/warmer months, and an indoor golf studio in winter or at night.
Simply hit a button on the remote, attach at the bottom and hit away!
Size: 3m – 6m
Price: Expect to Pay €2,500 – €3,500. Allow €500 for delivery & installation.
Ideal for: Garages, driving range bays, or rooms with door access.
You can find this the stealth screen here.
This is a great option if you are looking to keep your costs down, but still want a great looking screen to complete the simulator look & feel.
Ideally you will have two side walls and a desired ceiling height to attach the screen to using the bungees and angle iron, so simply order your SQ Screen to room width and our custom built SQ Trim Kit and you will have a great looking, b

udget friendly, high impact hitting screen.
The room can be completed with side, rail curtains or acoustic foam pads to complete the look.
Size: 2.5m – 5m wide
Price: Expect to pay €1,200 – €2,000.
Ideal for: The DIY’er
You can see the broken down pricing for this here.
Do you need more information?
Between launch monitor, software, and enclosure options, there are so many options when it comes to buying a golf simulator that it can seem a little daunting. We are THE experts on the island of Ireland when it comes to golf simulators, so the best thing to do is to pick up the phone and give us a call, or drop us a mail with any questions you may have.
Also, don’t forget that we have a demo centre on the Belgard Road in Tallaght (by appointment only) where you can see an installed Sim Cube and take a look at a range of different hardware and software options.
So Get in Touch and we’ll talk to you soon!

4 Free Golf Games You Can Play Today

It’s a bank holiday Monday, and I’m sure a lot of you are missing your round of golf at the moment. We can’t even invite you down to our demo centre for a go on one of our simulators. These are definitely strange times we live in.
We expect to have some news on when we will have SkyTrak back in stock soon, and we are in talks to start distributing another very affordable golf tracking device at the moment, so we hope to have news on that shortly.
We are also reviewing the governments phased re-opening information, so we will be able to make a decision on re-opening our demo centre, so if you want to keep up to date on these issues make sure you sign up for our email newsletter at the bottom of this page.
In the meantime, if you are at a loose end and want to at least pretend to play some golf, here are four free to play golf games that might keep you occupied until the 18th rolls around.


We’re going to start with the best. This game is brilliant – end of story. The graphics are great, the courses are very accurately mapped and rendered, and the game itself is realistic, fun, and addictive as hell.
It is built using high end GPS and 3D rendering technology, and it has a brilliant physics engine. You can expect your clubs & balls to wear
It is free to play but you can spend real money in game, in fact, as with many micro transaction games it sort of steers you that way, and full disclosure – I have spent money, but I have thoroughly enjoyed the game.
Essentially you spend real money to get in game credits to buy better gear. Many players are content to use the free clubs and balls, and you’ll still have fun without spending a penny.
I’ve been playing with some friends in Australia online, so it is a great way to catch up with people you haven’t seen in a while and get a virtual round in. A word of warning – this can kind of encourage the buying of credits as it can get real competitive, real fast.
WGT Golf includes:
  • Pro Shop with upgraded virtual golf clubs and golf balls from Callaway, Cobra, Ping, TaylorMade, and other top golf equipment manufacturers
  • Over 15 world famous golf courses
  • Head-to-head multi-player game mode
  • Thousands of country clubs
  • Realistic 3D golf simulation to recreate swinging, driving, chipping and putting from different lies on the fairway, rough, bunkers and greens
 Here’s the courses you can play:
You can play it on pretty much any platform – PC Browser based, it’s now on Steam, it has an iOS app, an Android app, and of course it all syncs across platforms as you sign up with WGT to play.
When you do sign up it tends to send more emails than I like to receive from any one sender, but that’s what the unsubscribe button is for.
If you have ever enjoyed any PC or console golf game, from Microprose Golf back in the day, to the Tiger Woods series or anything in between, you don’t need to read the rest of this list – play this one.
Head over to their home page here, or search WGT golf in your app store or Steam.

BANet Minigolf

Here we move on from the most complex of the games to the most simple. This is a very straightforward and very basic mini-golf game that I found on Reddit, and thanks to the creator and poster u/banet for letting me link to it. This is for people who just want to kill 20 minutes without signing up to anything, or inviting pop ups on their phone, or having an app trying to flog them crystals or gems etc.
It is reminiscent of an old Atari ST/Commodore 64 era mini golf I played when I was a kid, so there is a bit of nostalgia here to.
Although it is a very simple game, it can be a bit tricky – watch your power levels. I was blasting the ball around the course for the first…well, too long really. You can play it here.

Golf Battle

This is a bit of colourful, frantic fun. It’s another mini golf game, but this one pits you against 7 real live opponents as you strive to complete the courses in as few shots as possible. By default, you are signed up as a guest, but you can link it to your Fac

ebook account if you wish, which then allows you to invite your friends to play with you.
I got pretty good at this one, and the little tip I would say is don’t let the fact that you are all starting off in a huddle force you to spend too little time lining up your shot. It’s against par, not the clock as such, so take a breath, take a shot.
It is very much a modern app in that it is clean and colourful, it doesn’t crash, and it spends considerable effort trying to get you to buy credits to unlock chests and gems and all those hooks that seem to be on page 1 of the app developers handbook these days.
I have been playing this on my iPhone but it is available on Android too, so just search it in your app store and you should find it. I didn’t spend money on this, and I don’t think you need to. This is something you will play for 20 mins and wander away from, unlike WGT which really sucks you in.

Golf Clash

This is another app-based game for iOS and Android, so again search your app store. It basically pits you against one real human in a turn based single hole of golf at a time.

It is good fun. The controls are intuitive, the graphics are cartoony but nice and colourful and it’s not overly complex or demanding. As with Golf Battle, you can play as a guest or you can link your Facebook account or Google Play account etc. to get a real profile.
Another similarity with Golf Battle is that it has all the trimmings of an app out to try and get a few micro-transactions out of you; coins, chests, daily sign in bonuses, etc, etc, etc. Again, I didn’t spend a cent and had good fun playing it.
There is one thing I would consider a drawback to this game, and it is that if you are going second on the round you can see the settings the first player is applying – power, direction and angle, so it gives the person going second a bit an advantage, particularly on the tee off, but it wasn’t so bad that I didn’t want to play – you still have to hit the target.
The one thing I found slightly irksome was the statements that would appear on screen from time to time like ‘putt the ball to win’ – a bit on the ‘well, OBVIOUSLY’ side, but I could be just getting cranky with age.
Well, Happy bank holiday to you. Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter if you want to keep informed on what we have going on, and I hope you enjoy some of these games.

Golf simulators – Size matters

Now that darker and colder evenings lie ahead, you’re probably thinking about getting a home simulator. The most common question we get are regarding the space required to house our simulators.

We have installed dozens of simulators into many different types of rooms, not one of which has been the same size. We custom all our simulators to clients requirements and the space they have available and what option best suits and the overall look they are hoping to achieve. While there is no right or wrong, there are some recommended or ideal spaces, particularly if you are building or renovating a dedicated room in your house or garden which we are seeing more of, particularly over the past 18 months.

Height is the most important thing, not so much for the simulator or the screen, we can custom any size, but for the users swing, particularly with driver and even more so if they are tall.

10ft or 3 meters is recommended,

9ft 6 or 2.9 meters is ok and

9ft or 2.8 meters is bare minimum.

Width is next on the list. Ideally you want to hit from a center point into the center of the screen. for this you need 4.5 meters wide as you don’t want to catch the wall behind you with back-swing or follow-through. For this you need 2.2m either side of the hitting point to swing freely and uninhibited. However, if the width is less than that, fear not, you can go off center with all of our simulators.

To achieve this you will need to offset and align your center target line over to the right of the screen (left side if your left handed, obviously), you just need to make sure you have that crucial 2.2m space behind you.

Here’s an example of a 3 meter width room where you can see the hitting mat is set up to favour the right hand side of the enclosure, in this instance. So all is not lost!


Length is probably the easiest one to deal with. Whether you go for an SQ screen or enc

losure or Stealth screen (see our blog on those options) your screen is starting 1 foot or 300mm from the back wall. After that you nee

d 10 feet (or 3meters) from the hitting point to the screen and, generally, you need 2 meters or 6 feet behind to swing freely….even more if you intend bringing a few pals around for a fourball around the back 9 at Augusta on Masters Sunday! Here’s a good graphic from one of our typical UNEEKOR EYEXO set-ups.


So to recap. If you’re working with a blank canvas we would recommend 3m High x 5m Wide x 6m Length.

If you’re still unsure, get in touch!

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