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My swing is broken in a simulator


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#1 Seabass77

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:37 AM

Not a great golfer by any stretch (16.5) but for some reason I canít hit golf balls consistently in a simulator.   Something between the ears for me.  Pushing and pulling the ball all over the place.  Makes it very hard to demo any new clubs.  Maybe a money saver, I should be happy.  

Anyone else experience this?

Edited by Seabass77, 16 May 2018 - 07:22 AM.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:11 AM

I can't do it either, I have a fear of the ball rebounding off the net back towards me and I end up thinning and shanking shots as a result.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:17 AM

I had an urge to catch my ball if it rebounded when I first got the skytrak. I thought it might lead to a bad follow through habit, but forcing myself to purposefully finish my swing knowing I might get clocked in the face by my own ball was some karate kid stuff I guess because I'm playing really well for the start of the season here.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:20 AM

This definitely happens to me. I also can't play that well on the driving range. My swing completely changes when I get on the course. It is frustrating because it's really hard to work on an aspect of my swing if it's not the same swing I actually golf with.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 08:42 AM

Iím not afraid of getting hit, my miss just gets way worse.  I tend to get steep at times and for whatever reason, I get really steep in simulators.


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:01 AM

Indoor swing syndrome.keep at it, you will get over it.

Bear in mind that the 50shot tracer on the skytrak shows folks something they don't normally see in real life, and for some it's not pretty watching as realisation of just how consistent they really are sets in.
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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:58 AM

I'm not a fan of hitting in sims either, the enclosed feeling gets in my head.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 01:28 PM

Get a better net setup if the ball rebounding is an issue. I use a heavy impact net with an impact panel in front of it, ball drops straight down every time

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 11:43 PM

View PostSeabass77, on 16 May 2018 - 06:37 AM, said:

Not a great golfer by any stretch (16.5) but for some reason I can’t hit golf balls consistently in a simulator.   Something between the ears for me.  Pushing and pulling the ball all over the place.  Makes it very hard to demo any new clubs.  Maybe a money saver, I should be happy.  

Anyone else experience this?
Same here.  Example-9th hole at my home course-par 5, there is a bunker that requires a 240 yd. carry to reach a lower level of the fairway and have a chance to reach in two.  From the tee to the bunker is flat, then downhill after that.  I can routinely make this carry even into a mild breeze.  I’ve lasered this more than once and the number for the required carry is a accurate to within 1/2 yd.  Yet on an indoor simulator I have trouble making anything more than a 220 yd. carry.  Same with my irons.  Usually 10-15 yds. short of what I’m able to routinely do when on the course.  I think I’m tensing up and trying too hard as opposed to when I’m on the course and more target oriented.  That’s the only thing I can think of.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:46 AM

View PostKrt22, on 16 May 2018 - 01:28 PM, said:

Get a better net setup if the ball rebounding is an issue. I use a heavy impact net with an impact panel in front of it, ball drops straight down every time

I got an impact net and put a billboard tarp in front of it so the projector has a screen to display on. I think the material is a little heavy so I may end up cutting the bottom strip off that rests on the floor currently. I should get the actual material designed for the application but I feel like I can make this work.


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:12 AM

View PostKrt22, on 16 May 2018 - 01:28 PM, said:

Get a better net setup if the ball rebounding is an issue. I use a heavy impact net with an impact panel in front of it, ball drops straight down every time
Any links to the products? Thinking of putting a setup in my garage.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:00 PM

I use something like this, very heavy, its on a sliding track hanging from the ceiling of my garage

https://www.ebay.com...RkAAOSwx2dYI2dn

I use duck cloth (basically thick outdoor canvas) for the impact panel.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:48 PM

View PostKrt22, on 17 May 2018 - 01:00 PM, said:

I use something like this, very heavy, its on a sliding track hanging from the ceiling of my garage

https://www.ebay.com...RkAAOSwx2dYI2dn

I use duck cloth (basically thick outdoor canvas) for the impact panel.

I like the sliding track idea so I can move it when not in use. What track did you use?

Is the impact panel necessary to stop the ball going through the net and burying itself in my kitchen wall?
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:26 AM

When I got my ST, the first three months were hell. I got over it but still, I prefer swinging outdoors but when I have no choice when it's winter, it will do. I think it's the fear of hitting something or the fear of getting hit by the ball is what makes me swing differently.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:36 AM

Redundancy definitely helps, especially when hitting 150mph projectiles in a confined space. The impact panel was cheap from my local fabric store using the coupons that come in the mail. It helps keep the balls cleaner and helps keep the metallic stickers on my balls in tact longer

I'll need to dig up the website I used for the sliding track


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 08:52 AM

I hate indoor sims. I never feel like the tee heights are correct for me, even worse than a driving range rubber tee.
The range I use most often had short stubby ones for a minute there that u could put a wooden tee into that were great, but people botched and now they're gone.
Also hate the mats in there bc they're really worn or lopsided in the wrong way.
Bugs me, but I'm ok w it bc I hate the range and love the course anyway. But it does make it hard to try out new clubs.
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Posted 20 May 2018 - 12:34 AM

My Normal ball flight is a draw and my miss is a hook. Whenever I'm on a sim it's slice city. 😐

Edited by BlueFab5, 20 May 2018 - 12:34 AM.


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Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:19 AM

View PostSeabass77, on 16 May 2018 - 06:37 AM, said:

Not a great golfer by any stretch (16.5) but for some reason I can't hit golf balls consistently in a simulator.   Something between the ears for me.  Pushing and pulling the ball all over the place.  Makes it very hard to demo any new clubs.  Maybe a money saver, I should be happy.  

Anyone else experience this?

I helped a friend run his winter indoor simulator leagues and rentals.  Two things:

1. Most people swing slower indoors.  Doesn't matter how far away from the screen or how high the ceiling.  People just have problems "letting go" indoors.
2. About 20% of users say the simulator must be off because their on-course distances are 10-20 yards longer.
They who are enamoured of practice
without knowledge are like the mariner
going to sea without a rudder or compass
and who navigates without a course.

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