Best Indoor Golf Gear for Winter
Winter can be depressing for golfers, who typically spend the season indoors, sinking into a cup of coffee while dreaming of flying to South Florida for a few warm-weather rounds. Fortunately, thanks to advances in technology, indoor golf is more than just a novelty. It’s a legit way to get your off-season fix. There’s now a ton of great indoor golf equipment out there that can make the experience at home almost as good as the real thing, and we’ve rounded up some of the best to keep you swinging all year round.
Ryan D’Arcy, CEO of X-Golf, a chain of indoor golf facilities that uses simulators, runs a forward-thinking company delivering realistic golf experiences off the course. “I can play a full round of golf in 30 minutes without worrying about the weather or being stuck behind a slow foursome,” says D’Arcy. X-Golf’s facilities are state of the art, but the simulation technology they use has caught on in the consumer market, so even your average golfer can now play 18 at Pebble Beach in the comfort of his own home.
It’s not just high-tech golf simulators that have gotten better. Even the humble rolling green has become more sophisticated. With all the new equipment and technology flooding the indoor golf space, winter just might become your new favorite golf season. Here’s everything you need to make the most of the ‘off season’, whether you want to build a complete home simulator or just find a way to practice your swing in a cramped apartment.
1. Swing Logic SLX MicroSim Home Golf Simulator
The biggest problem with playing golf at home? Have enough space to swing a club. Swing Logic solves that problem with the SLX MicroSim, a sensor that mounts to a specially designed weighted swing stick to get you swinging hard in a small room. The sensor tracks and provides ball speed, clubface alignment and total distance while working with simulation software that pairs with your iOS device or PC. You can play five different courses in your living room or just head to the shooting range. It’s not as accurate as a pro-grade launch monitor, but it’s a fun way to keep rocking in the offseason without breaking the bank.
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