How to Build a DIY Projector Screen at Home for Your Simulator

Thanks to rapid advances in technology, more and more golfers are looking to create their own in-home golf simulators.  In the last couple of years, we’ve seen a plethora of software and launch monitor combinations make this possible.  And a lot of them don’t cost an arm and a leg.

One of the problems that often gets overlooked, however, is the need for a projector screen.  I’ve heard from many of our readers that they get their software and projector set up, but have trouble conjuring a projector screen. 

So, I decided to do a little research and see what options were out there for building your own.

Here’s what I found. . .

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Building Your Own Projector Screen

After scouring the Internet and talking with some folks in the know, I came up with three different ways you can build your own projector screen for your in-home golf simulator.

Fixed Screen Using Raw Materials

This method is simple.  All you need is a few pieces of lumber, some screws, a screen surface, and some staples. 

To start, measure the dimensions of your screen surface and cut the pieces of lumber to size. 

Next, attach them using screws or nails to form your frame.

Once your frame is erected, stretch the screen over it, pull it tight, and secure it with your staple gun.

This projector screen might not be the most fashionable, but it’s cheap and will more than serve its purpose.

Attaching a Finished-Edge Screen to a Wall or Frame

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For something a little more fashionable, buy a finished-edge screen that’s cut to size and comes with fixtures and grommets to attach it. 

This option might cost you a little more money, but it still presents a fairly affordable investment.

Once you have the screen and materials, just follow the directions to attach it to your wall or portable frame.  Simple as that. 

Wall Hanging Screen or Freestanding Kit

The most expensive and most involved method for building your own projector screen is buying a kit.  After doing some research online, I found a number of different options that allow you to buy a screen projector kit.

There are kits for both hanging and freestanding projector screens. 

Before you swipe your credit card, make sure the screen’s dimensions fit with the space you plan to put it in.  From there, just follow the directions and you’ll be up and running in no time at all. 

Final Thoughts

Building your own in-home golf simulator isn’t nearly as difficult or expensive as it was just a few years ago.  Thanks to the further development of launch monitors and golf software, there are plenty of options available.  All it takes is a little research to find one that best suits your needs. 

But don’t forget one of the most important aspects of this project – building an appropriate projector screen.  Depending on your budget and specific needs, one of the methods mentioned above should do the trick.  

Paul Liberatore
Paul Liberatore

As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry. 

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