How Safe is Indoor Golf?
Category : Golf News
Here at Inswing Indoor Golf, we’re talking about state-of-the-art simulators that provide both amateurs and professionals with the authenticity of a real course using immersive software, projectors and large screens without any of the distractions.
As per the rules of golf, a ball has a mass of no more than 1.620 ounces and a diameter of no less than 1.680 inches, however the speed that it travels at is typically determined by the golfer. After all, the power behind a swing and the type of club that is used will influence the velocity and trajectory of a ball significantly. In fact, clubhead speed can actually influence ball speed too, and an average speed of 109mph will typically result in the ball leaving the face of the driver at around 180mph. Of course, this is dependent on the clubhead speed of each golfer. Interestingly, the fastest drive in golf was achieved in 2013 by amateur golfer Ryan Winther, which reached an impressive 217.1mph.
It stands to reason that the sheer speed of a golf ball could put people in danger in an indoor simulator environment. After all, golfers on a course shout ‘fore’ after hitting an errant ball in order to warn unsuspecting players as being hit by a ball travelling as the speeds listed above is nobody’s idea of a good day! It is important to hit a golf ball with the same power as you would on the course in order to reap the full benefits of using a simulator which is why there are precautions and tools to prevent accidents taking place.
The simulator itself uses high-speed cameras at 40 frames per second in order track the ball as it makes impact with the clubhead to the minute that it hits the screen, and a heavy-duty fabric wave surrounds the exterior in order to stop flying balls in their tracks immediately. This ensures that they don’t bounce off any surfaces and put anybody in danger whilst still allowing the simulator to obtain all the information necessary about your swing such as the club speed, launch angle and impact position.
Safety is of the utmost importance here at Inswing Indoor Golf which is why our state-of-the-art set-up is designed with you in mind. After all, a powerful swing can leave a golf ball packing a real punch and it is essential that all of this energy is taken away as soon as the ball makes contact with the surrounding fabric and high impact screen. For the safest approach to indoor golf Manchester has to offer, speak to a member of the Inswing Indoor Golf team today!