Keep Your Golf Simulator Safe with Memory Foam

Whether you enjoy a good round of golf, or you just enjoy the camaraderie that comes with it, spending time with a golf club in your hand can be a real blast. Sometimes, bad weather can put a halt to your plans of spending the day on the golf course. As a result, there has been a rise in people looking to build golf simulators in the house. This allows people to play golf during all times of the year!

If you decide to build one of these simulators in your house, that is great news! One thing we know you will require to finish building your simulator, though, is padded wall protection.  The reason for this is that when a golf ball bounces off of a hard, solid surface, it is going to bounce back or ricochet, which puts everyone at a risk. The good news is that this can be prevented!

Man Playing Golf with a Simulator

The best material that can be used as padding for protection in your golf simulator is our 3lb foam memory topper. Believe it or not, there is actually a reason why this foam type is recommended over others. Closed-cell foam is often too rigid for this application, so it allows for the same bounce back and ricochet of the golf ball as the regular hard wall surfaces do.  Other conventional open-cell foams are softer, but they have elasticity to them that causes them to bounce back quickly, which can also make the golf ball ricochet dangerously.

The reason that our 3lb memory foam works so well is the same reason why the foam is often used for comfort, support, and as a mattress topper. This foam is designed to contour to your body as you lay on it, which gives you the comfort and support you need, and distributes your weight throughout the foam. Similarly, when a golf ball strikes a memory foam panel in a golf simulator, the foam contours to the ball, and allows the foam to absorb the shock from the blow.  This causes the golf ball to stop and drop with little to no bounce. In the long run, this will protect everyone and everything around you, and keep them safe.

Handprint in 3lb Memory Foam
3lb Memory Foam

Often, it is recommended that you cover the full area of your simulator with these pads. Some people hit straight, while others hook or slice, so the more coverage you have, the safer you are from ricochet. If you would like to help the foam hold up better to the constant strikes of the golf ball, it is often suggested to also cover or upholster the memory foam panels with a strong fabric, such as vinyl.

Once you have built your golf simulator, and your memory foam panels have been placed for safety, you can enjoy your favorite sport no matter what the weather is! The best part is, you do not have to worry about ricochet or bounce back. Get the 3lb memory foam you need from Foam Factory, and you have any other questions, do not hesitate to Contact Us!

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