When Doyle Serink got tired of repairing the CRT Tube monitor on his Golden Tee Unplugged Golf game is was time to take some evasive action and turn the game cabinet into a Flat Screen Pedestal Mount.
The original cabinet for the golf game was a 2002 Golden Tee Fore standup arcade cabinet with an old school 26” CRT Tube Monitor.
Not only did the thing weigh a ton but it’s center of gravity was very unbalanced making it difficult to move.
The first step was to remove the CRT Tube monitor from the cabinet and then carefully cut the top half of the cabinet
off leaving a straight edge on top to attach a table top. The top portion of the cabinet needed to be modified to enable the new top to be screwed to the cabinet sides and back and once attached 1.5″ Square tubing was then installed to support the mounting of the Flat Screen TV and Marquee Banner.
Once the cabinet construction was complete and the next step was to install a VESA flat screen Wall Mount and Install the new TV. Finding the right height to mount the TV was a bit tricky, the TV needed to be at a high enough not to obstruct play yet low enough to provide good viewing of the screen. ___________________________________________
The last step in the conversion was to make a Light Cabinet to provide backlighting for the Golden Tee Unplugged marquee banner. The standard Golden Tee Fore game cabinet uses a F15T8 fluorescent light bulb which like the CRT Tube is a pain in the butt to repair and replace. Doyle designed a wood Light Box painted white inside for maximum brightness and vented for air circulation, Two strips of 5050 double bright LED lighting, illuminate the marquee.
It took 15 hours to complete the game cabinet conversion with the end result looking fantastic. The cabinet turned out way better than I expected said Doyle. We agree this is one of the cleanest Golden Tee Fore to Flat Screen Cabinet Conversions we’ve seen.