Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Storeable Simulator at Northumbria University

The brief form Northumbria University was to install two 'Gold' golf simulators in their state of the art sports facility. The snag being that the requirements for the space changes regularly, so the simulator installations would need to be designed in such a way that they can be set up or put away quickly and easily.

The solution was to permanantly install the lighting and projectors and design everything
else to be removeable. Nets and hitting screens were hung from tracking above, which simply roll back to the corners when the simulators are not in use. The Projectors, Lighting and Overhead Camera are fitted permanently from the ceiling. The side cameras and computers were permanently installed into side cupboards, leaving

just the golf mats and the carpet that needs to be laid for play. As a result, The University's state of the art sports facility can now be quickly transformed into an excellent twin simulator golf teaching facility in about 5 minutes. Students can be fully analysed by their coaches and their performance can be fully assessed on a daily basis using shot performance data and the swing performance data. Once lessons are over, the space can revert to a multi purpose sports facility.