The only way to get better at golf is to practice. There is no magic, just hard work. If you are like everyone else, you barely have time to play golf let alone go to the range 15 mins. from your house. I’ve had a couple of golf nets over the years and I know for a fact they have helped me get better. Having a golf practice net at your home, either inside or outside will allow you to quickly get 10-20 swings/day into your busy schedule. Even just a few swings per day can help you increase your muscle memory and find a repeatable, consistent golf swing.
Golf practice nets come in different styles and incorporate different technologies. Size, durability, price, ease of use, foldable, etc. are all things you should be thinking about before spending your hard earned golf money on a practice golf net.
With golf, there is no shortage of training aids you can use away from the course. It’s hard to know where to invest your time, energy and money. A golf net is a training aid which will help you get a better golf swing.
Tips for Choosing the Best Golf Net for Your Home
First, how are you going to be using your new golf net? Are you going to have a designated golf practice area in your home or are you looking for a net to use in your backyard on occasion? Determining how you will be using the net is very important. If you are a golf addict like me, having a designated practice area is a must if you want to get better. Moreover, net durability is something that you should be aware of before buying a net. If you are an amateur you will be fine with just about any net you could find, but if you are a professional or have a higher swing speed you are going to want to spend your money on a net that won’t tear easily.
Portability and ease of use is another factor to consider. If you are going to have to set up and tear down the net every time you use it, I think ease of setup could be the most important feature you would want in your new golf net. If you have a net that is a pain to set up, I guarantee you won’t use it as much. Plus, having a golf net that doesn’t move every time you hit into it is something you should aim for. Some golf nets are light, which is good, but move every time you hit a ball into them. Not cool!
Some other options to consider
- Is having a target in the net important to you? Targets can help you work on the trajectory and can be helpful. Not a deal breaker though.
- Does the net include a golf practice mat? If it does it will most likely be cheaply made so if you are serious about creating a cool golf practice area I would look at golf mats separately from the net.
- Size of the net. Make sure to measure the amount of space you have available to you before buying a net.
- Cost – You can get a good net for under $150, but if you are looking for features like ball return, you will be looking in the $300-$400 range.