Top positive review
19 people found this helpful
Optishot Golf Simulator
on 15 November 2012
I purchased this a few months ago from Amazon after testing this at the UK Optishot venue at the Lee Westwood Academy and must say it's brilliant. I play off a handicap of 15 and wanted to improve my game & stop going out down the driving range midweek. I spent all summer on an outdoor building project to house this to try and get the full potential of this unit. I must admit after all the hard work now it is all up and running it is an utterly brilliant piece of kit, however to get the best out of it you need to spend quite a lot of money. Firstly the PC you use needs really 3GB of RAM minimum and at least a 3ghz processor (a dual core or core i3 is better, however it does run fine on a P4) & a decent graphics card with at least 512MB of in built memory & open GL is a must. Lighting is vital on this product and 4watt white LED GU10 over the mat works brilliantly, normal lighting affects miss reads on the sensor. I have also mounted my Optishot launch pad into a full size driving range mat again works really well. My walls are all covered in black fabric as well as the roof and the image is projected onto an impact screen via a projector. It hosts a driving range and 11 great courses and the reading from this are brilliant, the other thing that seems to work better are the almost golf balls you can buy on Amazon, they are superior to the ones that come with this unit and only £10 a pack. I had some technical questions after I purchased this and contacted Dancin Dogg in the states for help & their customer service matched their product, brilliant very helpful and replied within a few hours.
Great Product and worth every penny.