No longer will golfers have to wait in line for a round of golf or battle rainy days and brutal winters to play a round each week or practice their swing. The weather is always perfect, and the course is always open, thanks to the growing market of golf simulators.

At V18, no expense has been spared to create the ultimate playing and training space that all golfers can enjoy. We have 11 state-of-the-art golf simulator booths, all powered by Trackman and custom built lounges. V18 Golf offers affordable casual rates and three tiers of memberships for a fraction of the cost of setting your own simulator up at home, allowing the everyday golf enthusiast to reap the awesome benefits of golf simulators on a budget.

Golf swings, like people, can all be different, but it is important to get to know yours, what makes it unique and to practice the ability to repeat the same action time and time again. Putting is similar with the ability to control speed and direction at the forefront but also the ability to read the slope and adjust to the terrain, so your practice should match this.

Trackman provides the ability to measure your speed, direction, roll and consistency; partner this with WellPutt’s BigTilt Putting Platform. You have the tools to manipulate slope and test reading this slope and starting lines.

At V18, we offer three primary training and playing components, Play, Train and Practice. Play a round on over 100+ worldwide courses, including some major tour venues. Train and Practice with Trackman and the in-built Driving Range Simulator.

What is a TrackMan Golf Simulator?

In terms of precision, dependability, and ease of use, TrackMan is the leader in the golf simulation industry for accuracy, reliability, and ease of use. TrackMan leads the way forwards in practice and training with over 800 of the world’s leading Golf Professionals as clients.

TrackMan offers a suite of tools to help you develop your golf game, whether it’s for measuring club delivery at impact or benchmarking skills through the TrackMan Combine or Test Centre.

TrackMan accurately tests the full flight of golf shots from 4 feet to 400 yards, with a 1-foot accuracy at 100 yards. TrackMan’s accurate dimensions have been fine-tuned for the indoor golf climate, resulting in the most realistic gameplay possible.

TrackMan’s online network helps golfers play in simulated competitions or challenge other golfers from around the world in real-time matches. A golfer can compete against other professionals halfway across the globe, or golfers can compete with their friends next to them. The outcome of each shot is sent to the competitor’s machine and projector through the cloud!

The TrackMan Performance Studio (TPS) programme is included in every bay at V18. The TPS app is the ideal golfing partner, enabling users to switch between the world’s best HD Golf Simulator and the best player development facility.

The setting is transformed into an elite full-swing training facility incorporating the TPS Video Analysis software and one or more iOS device cameras. With TPS’s 3D graphics overlay, golfers will quickly identify and enhance the most crucial aspect of the golf swing…impact.

What Does a Golf Simulator Measure?

V18 is powered by the world’s leading golf simulator, TrackMan, an experience that redefines what is possible to achieve in a simulated environment. This ground-breaking technology monitors all aspects of play, which encompasses the following ten factors.

Smash Factor: the ball speed divided by club speed, related to the amount of energy transferred from the club head to the golf ball. The higher the smash factor, the better the energy transfer.

Spin Rate: is the amount of spin on the golf ball immediately after impact. Spin rate has a significant influence on the height and distance of a shot. Spin rate is one of the least appreciated numbers, especially in windy conditions.Launch Angle: is the angle the ball takes off at relative to the ground. Launch angle is highly correlated to dynamic loft. Launch angle will always be a little less than dynamic loft but will have a similar value.

Carry: is the distance the ball travels through the air. An important thing to know about carrying is that the value is given for a landing area that is the same height as where the ball is hit from. Then the golfer can adjust for uphill and downhill shots on the course.

Ball Speed: the speed of the golf ball immediately after impact. Ball speed is created by club speed and impact. Bad impact such as shots hit on the toe or heel will reduce the potential ball speed.

Club Speed: determines a golfer’s potential distance. Club Speed is the speed the club head is travelling immediately prior to impact. More club speed equals more potential distance.

Dynamic Loft:  the amount of loft on the club face at impact. The golfer’s attack angle, how the shaft bends, how the golfer releases the club head, whether the club face is open or closed to the club path, and where the ball makes contact on the club face can all impact the dynamic loft.

Attack Angle: the direction the club head is moving (up or down) at impact. Shots hit off the ground should have a negative attack angle in order to create “ball first” contact. However, golfers with slower club speeds should be careful not to hit too much down (negative attack angle) with their irons.

Club Path: is the direction the club head is moving (right or left) at impact. Most golfers relate this number to hitting the ball “in-to-out” or “out-to-in”. A positive value means the club is moving to the right of the target at impact (“in-to-out” for a right-handed golfer), and a negative value means it is moving to the left of the target (“out-to-in” for a right-handed golfer).

Face Angle: is the direction the club face is pointed (right or left) at impact. Most golfers refer to this as having an “open” or “closed” club face. A positive value means the club face is pointed to the right of the target at impact (“open” for a right-handed golfer), and a negative value means the club face is pointed to the left of the target (“closed” for a right-handed golfer).

Book a Golf Simulator at V18 Golf Today!

V18 Golf offers high-quality golf simulator experiences for fun and professional training. Our Indoor Driving Ranges are powered by the world’s leading golf simulator, TrackMan.

The cutting-edge technology at V18 Golf provides 100+ iconic courses and driving ranges, plus detailed swing analysis tools. Enjoy golfing no matter the weather! Play against your friends in a round of competitive and fun indoor golf, ideal for all ages and every skill level. Serious golfers have the opportunity to train one-on-one with some of Australia’s best golf simulator coaches.

Get in touch with V18 – Sydney’s best indoor golf simulator – for a social outing, family activity, corporate event or golf training session. Enquire with our friendly staff on 1300 427 155, email us on support@v18golf.com.au, or visit us in-store at Unit 28 242A New Line Road, Dural NSW 2158, Australia.