How much better at golf could you become if you were able to keep practicing your game all year long? What if you could work on improving your golf game every single day, from the comfort of your garage or basement? Experiment your swing all you want, without having to book a specific time slot or drive anywhere? If these questions cross your mind every now and then, there’s only one way to find the answers: you need to build a DIY golf simulator.
We’ve got great news for you: building your own golf simulator can be simple. It can also be much cheaper than you think. Using the tinktube system, you’ll be able to customize the whole project:
- The dimensions
- The shape
- The color
1. The parts you’ll need to build your DIY golf simulator
Even though building a golf simulator is easier than you may think, there are a few essential steps you have to consider. The first one is to draft up a plan and use it to determine the parts you’ll need. The plan in section 2 gives you the basic information to build a golf simulator of a specific size, but if you decide to customize your project, you’ll have to adapt the list of parts according to your own plans.
If you are unsure about some details regarding your project, schedule a free 15-minutes call with our technical expert Esteban to get advice on the next steps!
Keep reading to learn how to build a DIY golf simulator like this one:
What you’ll need: Connectors and tubes
So here are the parts and tubes you’ll need if you follow our plan, that is designed to build a 91 1/4″ X 87 1/4″ frame, with a depth of 45 1/4″. If you decide to build a project that differs in dimensions, change the length of the tubes (see cut list in section 2) and adjust the number of tubes and fittings according to your own plan.
|9||1-1/16" x 92" Galvanized steel pipe||PT-92-GV||Buy now|
|2||Tee connector black fitting set||HJ-1||Buy now|
|6||3 way corner black connector set||HJ-2K||Buy now|
|8||Pipe end cap plastic||AP-ICAP||Buy now|
The tools you’ll need to build your DIY golf enclosure
The tinktube joint sets are assembled with bolts that require one of the following tools – you might already have the tools at home, but if you don’t, you can order from us. Also, don’t forget to buy a pipe cutter if you don’t already have one!
|Hex drill bit set (x5)||T-BIT||Buy now|
|T handle wrench||T-HANDLE||Buy now|
IMPORTANT NOTE: The tracking system, the projector, the software, the screen, the net, the hitting mat and the landing turf are not included in this project. You’ll easily find these items online.
2. The cut list
Once you’ve ordered the parts from our online shop and received your building material at home, it’s time to build your DIY golf simulator. Start by cutting the tubes following this list:
|Qty.||Length (inch)||Length (centimeter)|
|4||91 1/4″||231,78 cm|
|3||87 1/4″||221,62 cm|
|2||45 1/4″||114,94 cm|
3. Follow your golf simulator enclosure plans
Once you’ve cut the tubes according to your plan and organized all the parts, you’re ready to put everything together. Use the cut list above and the letter codes presented in the illustration below to place the right connectors and tube sizes at the right place.
4. Watch out, Tiger!
You now have all it takes to practice your golf game all year round. We’re excited to see your build: please send us some pictures of your project -and why not a video of your best swing while we’re at it-, and we’ll send you a 10% OFF coupon code for your next order! You can send the pics directly to [email protected] and we’ll happily share your build with the rest of the DIY community!
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