PGA Tour pro Ian Poulter has installed a golf simulator in the “golf garage” of his Florida home. The Full Swing Golf Champion Series Simulator features over 80 courses, is incredibly realistic and has extensive club data which can help perfect your shot. The ball’s flight on the sim is identical to that of an outside shot. Said Poulter:
“Life is busy and it’s tough to juggle a multifaceted career with a family and still find time to practice golf. That’s why I built a golf studio in my new home in Orlando, which I thought I would only use when it rains, when it’s night or when I’m short on time. My sim is so good and so convenient that I practice more indoors than I thought I would, regardless of what’s going on outside.”
Simulators aren’t new to the pros: pro golfers and golf instructors such as Stephen Ames, Hank Haney, Mark Wilson and Jim McLean include them in their regimen.
Expect to pay $30,000 – $50,000 for a full-fledged simulator in your own home. Cheaper sims can cost anywhere between $500 – $5,000. And there’s always Wii Golf.