The Hackers Paradise Installs A SIG10 Enclosure
The fine folks over at The Hackers Paradise, one of the largest online golf communities in the world that features news and product reviews, recently published an article about the easy-to-assemble and high quality materials of the SIG10 Golf Simulator Enclosure.
The author, James Mills, moved into a new home and found himself with expansive space in the garage that could fit a golf simulator. Like he says, "after much research, I turned to the Indoor Golf Shop and their SIG lineup of enclosures."
You can read the entire article on the THP website, along with many comments from it's golf community members.
Here are some of the highlights from the article:
When I started shopping for an indoor enclosure, I had a lot of demands. I wanted to avoid permanence while also not sacrificing any structural stability. Also, I wanted a screen that I could count on in visual clarity, and of course, outright durability for the amount of golf balls I hit to collect data for my review articles here on THP. At the same time, there was some price conscientiousness that existed for me to ensure I wouldn’t be sleeping on the couch the rest of my life. All of that brought me back time and again to Indoor Golf Shop and their SIG Enclosures.
The SIG Enclosure is offered in three sizes, 8, 10, and 12, with each number referencing the overall width. Of the three, the 10 and 12 are the full screen options given their wide dimensions, so that narrowed things. From there, it was all about my space. As much as I really wanted the SIG 12, it is the 10 that fit my garage space perfectly.
Every option from Indoor Golf Shop on all of the SIG Enclosures includes a premium surround that extends from the sides to catch and retain shots as well as premium padding which covers the screen/surround joint. The SIGPRO premium screen, which is tested up to 250 MPH, is also included. However, there is an option to save a little money by going with the DIY kits where you provide your own poles for the frame (tubing from any home improvement store). However, because I wanted a bit more freedom in being able to break it down and move things if I needed, and I wanted to make sure it was done right, I went with the full SIG10 kit that includes their push pin poles and connectors.
Once the SIG10 arrived, the setup began. While the company tells you the more help you have the better, I of course stubbornly did it myself. Using the instructions and the very handy installation videos that Indoor Golf Shop gives you links to make every single step easy to understand and carry out. If you have any sort of ability to be even the slightest bit handy, you can do this.
Being that I was solo on my construction since I hadn’t yet told the boss at home that I’d decided on an enclosure, and purchase, it did take a bit more time. That said, it was never stressful, which is pretty cool to be able to say when dealing with the SIG10 that’s dimensions measure 10’10”W x 8’4”H x 13’7” D. The star for me was definitely the push pin pole system. I know I could have saved by using their offered measurements for the DIY versions and buying poles myself, but this system Indoor Golf Shop has created was much easier.
While they do offer all sorts of hitting mats, including some that are also a full putting green with multiple cups, I stayed with my SIGPRO Softy 4×7 that I already used for testing into a net. The main reason here is it allowed me to move the mat into/under the SIG 10 enclosure so we could get our other vehicle into the garage.
I’ve had the SIG10 up and being used for four months at this point, and I have hit literally thousands upon thousands of golf balls into it for my review work, but also because it has made indoor practice fun for me. Combined with a projector I also got from Indoor Golf Shop, I have a fully functioning sim that looks impressively good and is proving to be super durable. The image projected to the screen is also as high quality as I’d hoped upon purchase. However, I’m even more happy that to this point the tension and materials of the screen have remained taut so that there is no vaunted “smiley of doom” that I have seen occur on other impact screens where repeated shots cause sag.
Thank you to the Hackers Paradise, and James for his thorough review of the SIG10 Enclosure, and showing readers the easy step by step process of assembling his new golf simulator enclosure. If you have any questions about the different sizes we carry or anything that may need to be custom fit inside your space, please reach out to our Golf Simulator Sales Specialists at 972-848-7491.