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Pool chipping green

post #1 of 16
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Today I got a late start to the day but wanted to practice chipping, so I went out back and chipped around the yard... At the end I started hitting them into the pool. Now I thought I wonder if I could set up a floating green and get floating golf balls and hit out to it.

I did some looking around and got these golf balls:

http://www.amazon.com/Floating-SoftC...5782571&sr=8-2

and this floating green:

http://www.amazon.com/Pro-Chip-Islan...=cm_cr_pr_pb_t

Now I was wondering if anyone here has tried something similar to this? If you have did it succeed or was it not worth all of the effort? What products did you use?

Thanks,
Mini
post #2 of 16

Re: Pool chipping green

looks like fun to me
post #3 of 16

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Dad bought 12 dozen floaters off ebay or something and we hit them off his dock (when I visit). it's great. HUGE driving drange and we just go scoop them up with the waverunner. takes all of 5 minutes or so. Kinda fun to rip drives down the lake.

As far as a floating green to aim towards. No clue how that would work. the floating golf balls are pretty cool though
post #4 of 16

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I had one of the floating green games.

Fun pool/party game......especially after some adult beverages, but absolutely no benefit whatsoever for real golf. Plastic whiffle balls with velcro glued to them.
post #5 of 16

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I practice my flop shot by hitting into the pool from various distances. Then when it gets real hot I put on some goggles and retrieve the balls.
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
I had one of the floating green games.

Fun pool/party game......especially after some adult beverages, but absolutely no benefit whatsoever for real golf. Plastic whiffle balls with velcro glued to them.
Yeah thats why I was gonna use the floaters instead of the velcro

Originally Posted by opie
Dad bought 12 dozen floaters off ebay or something and we hit them off his dock (when I visit). it's great. HUGE driving drange and we just go scoop them up with the waverunner. takes all of 5 minutes or so. Kinda fun to rip drives down the lake.

As far as a floating green to aim towards. No clue how that would work. the floating golf balls are pretty cool though
Alright as long well I'll try it out I guess, now that you say they actually float. I was worried they might not live up to the name
post #7 of 16

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Originally Posted by opie View Post
Dad bought 12 dozen floaters off ebay or something and we hit them off his dock (when I visit). it's great. HUGE driving drange and we just go scoop them up with the waverunner. takes all of 5 minutes or so. Kinda fun to rip drives down the lake.

As far as a floating green to aim towards. No clue how that would work. the floating golf balls are pretty cool though
Awesome.

When I was a kid, our family cabin had a lake and the lake HAPPENED to have a shallow sand-bar running from our property, out to an island. The island was exactly 260 yards out and about the size of a green.

Every year, we would gather golf balls, looking in the woods and lakes at courses, with the intent of having a few buckets worth of balls to hit at the island.

After hitting them, we would get out the snorkel and go dive for golf balls in the lake (had clear water, fortunately).

Man was that fun. I have to say that we didn't hit the "green" very often, but it sure was fun when we did. And diving in 4-10 feet of water for balls is a blast anyway.
post #8 of 16

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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
I had one of the floating green games.

Fun pool/party game......especially after some adult beverages, but absolutely no benefit whatsoever for real golf. Plastic whiffle balls with velcro glued to them.
I totally agree, we put a pool in 10 years ago and this was one of my first Fathers day gifts, complete waste. You might as well practice chipping with a walnut!!!!
post #9 of 16

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I would do that but mom would kill me if I put a golf ball through the side of the pool. So, I went out and bought two inflatable kiddie pools for about $20 and I filled one with water and started chipping into it. I'm going to use the other one as a portable sand trap to hit from it into the other pool and also just to practise my shots from sand traps.
post #10 of 16

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not sure about the floating green.

I bought a 10 dollar swimming pool from walmart and i practice chipping into it in my back yard. It's about 5 feet in diameter.
post #11 of 16

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I'd set up rings in the pool and chip into those. Gives you multiple targets and you'll be able to see how many you land inside the little area.
post #12 of 16

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Originally Posted by Iowa Hawkeye View Post
I'd set up rings in the pool and chip into those. Gives you multiple targets and you'll be able to see how many you land inside the little area.
I love this idea! Buy the floating rings and chip regular balls into them.

You can have your kids (or friends) dive for them later. Fun!
post #13 of 16

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I'm pretty sure the guys in Entourage had one, can't remember which series though. Looked like fun.
post #14 of 16

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I don't believe they had a pool chipping green on Entourage, however they did hit balls onto their neighbors roofs. They also had an indoor driving range or whatever that thing was.
post #15 of 16
I'm not sure about the green, but the mat looks flimsy. It might be worth while to get a high quality mat someplace else, or to find a higher quality set.
Does anybody know where?
post #16 of 16
Old thread, but what the heck...
I use the floater golf balls ( can't tell the difference between hitting them and a regular ball) and a couple of different sized hula hoops if anybody knows what those are!
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